Trainer Powell and former jockey Bradley cleared of rule breaches

 
Ross McLean
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RACING chiefs have cleared trainer Brendan Powell and former jump jockey Graham Bradley of charges relating to the latter training horses under the former’s name.

In the first case of its kind brought by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), a three-day independent disciplinary inquiry yesterday found the pair not guilty of breaching any rules of racing.

The panel ruled there was no collusion between the duo and Powell had not assisted Bradley in training horses and then allowing them to run under his name.

Bradley – who received a five-year racing ban in 2002 for passing on inside information – does not currently hold a trainer’s licence, with the application he submitted in May 2013 yet to be considered.

“We are obviously disappointed at the disciplinary panel’s verdict but it is impossible to comment further without being in possession of the panel’s reason for their decision,” said a BHA spokesman. “We will contact Bradley to discuss the status of his application in due course.”