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Robbie Dunne guilty on all four charges in Bryony Frost bullying case

Robbie Dunne guilty on all four charges in Bryony Frost bullying case

  • Independent panel return damning verdict on jockey
  • Rider also guilty of violent and improper behaviour

The National Hunt jockey Robbie Dunne has been found guilty of pursuing a campaign of bullying and harassment against his fellow rider, Bryony Frost, at the end of a six-day hearing of the case by the British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel in London.

The three-person panel adjourned to consider its verdict on Wednesday and returned on Thursday to tell the rider that it had found him in breach on the most serious charge against him, that he had engaged in “conduct prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of horse racing by bullying and harassing a fellow jockey”.

The panel will now consider its penalty, and release the full written reasons for its finding at a later date. However, Brian Barker, the panel’s chair, told Dunne that its conclusion was that “a course of deliberate conduct over a significant period of time has been revealed”.

He added: “This progressed from distasteful targeting to deliberate harassment both on and off the course, including occasional cases of dangerous bullying [on the course].”

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