Former jockey alleges that weighing-room abuse drove him from racing

By: Greg Wood Friday 22 October 2021
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A former National Hunt jockey has spoken for the first time about what he says was a campaign of physical and verbal abuse by a weighing-room valet that ultimately led him to walk away from the sport.

The former rider says he decided to talk about his experiences, which occurred in the late 1990s, after the Sunday Times report of the leading jockey Bryony Frost’s complaint alleging bullying and intimidation by her fellow rider Robbie Dunne, which Dunne denies.

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