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Fallon Appeals British HRA License Decision

Monday, 10th July 2006

Following the decision late last week by Britain's Horseracing Regulatory Authority not to allow six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon to ride in Great Britain with immediate effect, comes the news that Fallon will appeal against the decision. According to racingpost.co.uk, "Fallon will have another date at the headquarters of the Horseracing Regulatory Authority on Wednesday when his appeal against the decision to ban him from riding in Britain is due to be heard." The decision by Britain's HRA, which included similar suspensions for jockeys Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams, was made "following the decision on Monday by the City of London police to charge the trio with 'conspiracy to defraud Betfair customers, bookmakers and horseracing totaliser' by agreeing not to run horses on their merits". The appeals panel is to be chaired by Sir Roger Buckley QC. Fallon is still allowed to ride in Ireland whose racing does not fall under the HRA's jurisdiction.

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