Robbie Dunne admits to acting in ‘violent manner’ towards Bryony Frost

By: Greg Wood Wednesday 1 December 202
  • BHA panel hears allegations of ‘sexually abusive language’
  • Frost expected to give her evidence to hearing on Wednesday

The National Hunt jockey Robbie Dunne targeted his fellow rider Bryony Frost in a campaign of bullying and harassment which included “foul, sexually abusive and misogynistic language”, threats to “cause her serious physical harm … by injuring her at the races” and riding with undue aggression during races in 2020, the British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel heard on Tuesday.

Dunne admitted a single breach of the rules of racing in his conduct towards Frost as a disciplinary hearing into the case opened on Tuesday in London, conceding that he had acted “in a violent or improper manner” towards Frost after a race at Southwell in September 2020, in which his mount, Cillian’s Well, suffered a fatal injury.

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