The Irish jockey Robbie Dunne is set to face a long ban from the sport of racing, having been found to have ‘bullied and harassed’ fellow rider Bryony Frost, in a ruling by the British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel.
Dunne was found guilty on all four counts of conduct prejudicial to horse racing following a six-day long hearing in London. The majority of the incidents in question took place in 2020
He was deemed to have engaged in ‘‘conduct prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of horse racing by bullying and harassing a fellow jockey’’.
The panel deemed Dunne to have threatened Frost by promising to ‘put her through a wing (of a fence)’.
He was also accused of using misogynistic language such as “f****** whore’, ‘f****** slut’ and ‘dangerous c***’ towards her. Dunne’s penalty will now be considered and revealed at a later date.