Four jockeys among 11 found guilty of corruption

JOCKEYS Paul Doe and Greg Fairley have been banned from racing for 12 years for breaching rules after a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) probe into alleged corruption.

Fellow riders Kirsty Milczarek and Jimmy Quinn received two-year and six-month suspensions, respectively.

Fairley and Doe were charged with the most serious rule-breaches, of deliberately ensuring horses did not run to their merits.

Quinn and Milczarek were found guilty of involvement in “fraudulent practice in relation to racing”, with Milczarek also found to have breached rules on passing information for a reward. She plans to appeal.

Fairley and Doe were both found guilty of the same charges as Milczarek, as well as breaching the BHA’s Rule 157, which relates to riders intentionally failing “to ensure that his horse is run on its merits”.

Seven other individuals, including two owners, were also found guilty in the investigation, which relates to 10 races that took place between 17 January and 15 August 2009.

Owners Maurice Sines and James Crickmore were both found guilty of involvement in fraudulent practice and laying a horse they owned.