Ex-jockey Danny Brock has apparently been engaged in several forms of corrupt and fraudulent practices while taking part in a horse racing betting conspiracy. As a result, Danny has been banned from horse racing for 15 years in a move that the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) hopes will send a clear message: these kinds of practices shall not be tolerated, and the punishments for these behaviors will be severe.
To be specific, Danny Brock has stopped two horses running on their merits thus allowing a group of gamblers to profit from betting against the horses. British Horseracing Authority representatives issued the following statement on the matter:
“The conduct of the individuals found in breach in this case risked undermining confidence in our sport and flagrantly disregarded the hard work and dedication of people up and down the country who carry out their duties in good faith.”
Other people involved in the conspiracy
After he stopped riding as a jockey in 2021, Danny became a greyhound trainer. As a consequence of his recent actions, his training licence has also been suspended. In the disciplinary hearing that decided his fate, he was joined by Sean McBride, Eugene Maloney, Andrew Perring, Luke Howells and Luke Olley.
In the case of McBride, he was disqualified from the sport for seven years by the panel. As for Maloney, Perring and Howells, they have also been excluded since 2020 for failing to cooperate with proceedings. They will not be allowed to appeal for 15 years. According to the BBC, the panel also established that none of Olley’s alleged breaches of the rules could be proven but he too has been subject to an exclusion since 2020 for failing to comply with the BHA’s investigation.
Danny Brock was found to have prevented his hose Mochalov from obtaining the best possible placing in two of the races that he lost. He also caused Samovar to miss the start, which resulted in him being beaten in a two-runner race at Southwell.
A spokesperson for the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) revealed that Brock’s conduct may amount to a breach of its own rules.
“GBGB has reviewed the matter and considers that these findings are sufficiently serious to temporarily suspend Mr Brock’s licence as a greyhound trainer, pending a full disciplinary process, pursuant to the rules of racing.”
Brock was also given a seven-day suspension in November 2019 after marking a racehorse by using a whip with elastic bands.