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Robbie Dunne appeared in front of a British Horse Racing panel on Tuesday 30th November 2021 to face allegations of acting in a violent or improper manner towards Britain’s most successful female rider, Bryony Frost, and acting in a way prejudicial to the sport. Robbie is charged with abusing, harassing and intimidating Bryony.
The disciplinary panel has heard from Louis Weston that Robbie threatened to cause fellow ride Bryony serious physical harm and using “foul, sexually abusive and misogynistic language”.
The jockey is accused of breaching two British Horseracing Authority rules in relation to each event at Uttoxeter, Stratford and Southwell.
Under rule J19 it is alleged he displayed ‘conduct prejudicial to’ the sport by ‘bullying and harassing’ a fellow jockey. He denies all three of these charges.
Under rule J20 it is claimed he was ‘acting in a violent or improper manner’ by abusing another rider. Dunne only accepts allegations in relation to Southwell.
The hearing continues.
Louis Weston is a leading junior that has specialised in sports law for over 12 years. Louis has a successful and established practice in Sports Regulation, Governance, Disciplinary Cases, Safeguarding and Anti-Doping, acting and advising Sports Governing Bodies and Players in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Louis has appeared in many of the leading cases in the UK involving corruption in sport and has acted for and advised national and international sports regulatory bodies across a range of sports. Louis acts for sports governing bodies, athletes and their representatives in anti-doping, match fixing and corruption and in on field disputes and appeals as well as in civil actions arising out of sport including commercial and personal injury disputes.
He advises sports governing bodies in the UK and internationally on their governance the regulation of sport and sporting disputes and drafts and advises on the structure of rules and regulations and the structure and methods of policing sports related corruption.