British Horseracing Authority charges men with cheating

Dec 23, 2012 2:07 PM

The British Horseracing Authority has charged a jockey and four other men with being involved in “serious breaches” of horse racing rules; in other words, cheating.

Charged in the latest corruption scandal to involve horse racing in the United Kingdom was Jockey Eddie Ahern who is accused of stiffing his horse during a race at Lingfield in January, 2011. He also was accused of passing along inside information to other people between September 2009 and February 2011.

Named also was Neil Clement, who played for West Bromwich Albion  soccer teams before becoming a registered racehorse owner. He is accused of betting against his own horses.

A disciplinary hearing will be held in the spring, 2013.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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