BHA suspend trainer Burke for 12 months

TRAINER Karl Burke was yesterday handed a 12-month ban following a British Horseracing Authority investigation into alleged race-fixing.<br /><br />The North Yorkshire-based handler&rsquo;s suspension will begin on 28 July, and he has until then to appeal the punishment.<br /><br />Former racehorse owner Miles Rodgers has been warned off for life.<br /><br />Burke had been enjoying a successful season, enjoying a Group One victory in France with Lord Shanakill.<br /><br />The BHA&rsquo;s probe was launched after reviewing evidence from the 2007 Old Bailey trial at which Kieren Fallon was acquitted.