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A Longford Jockey Has Been Banned For Twelve Years By The British Horseracing Authority

A Longford Jockey Has Been Banned For Twelve Years By The British Horseracing Authority
By Gavin Cooney Updated

Longford jockey Darren Egan has been banned for twelve years by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on corruption charges.

Egan has been found guilty of losing races on purpose at Chepstow  on July 12 and at Bath on July 16 2013 while he was an apprentice.

Egan became invovled in a conspiracy along with gambler Phillip Langford, with Egan ensuring that the horses in the above races did not run to their full potential, allowing Langford to profit.

The BHA have said that Langford's betting account showed a profit of more than £50,000 by the time his activfities ceased.

The BHA released the following statement:

This was a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport, which both took considerable steps to conceal, which made substantial corrupt profits, and which furthermore involved on two occasions stopping rides by Egan to protect the success of Mr Langford's lay betting.

It was a conspiracy which only came to a practical end (i.e. in its effect upon races) when Betfair recognised Mr Langford's unusual betting patterns.

Egan admitted responsibility in an email to the BHA in which he said he "desperately needed the money".

[Racing Post]

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