Former apprentice Hopkins charged with breach of rules

Matthew Hopkins riding Crimson Knot

Matthew Hopkins on his first winner Crimson Knot

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FORMER licensed apprentice jockey Matthew Hopkins has been charged with placing both back and lay bets.

The BHA informed Hopkins of their decision and they will now hold a hearing to investigate alleged breaches of the rule involving jockeys placing bets on horseracing.

If found guilty of the charges, the entry point would be a disqualification of 18 months with a maximum ban of ten years.

Hopkins rode 15 winners from 144 rides last year but has not been seen in action since October.

The date for the hearing has been set for June 25.


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