Banned jockey Robbie Dunne decides to appeal his 18-month suspension for bullying and harassing fellow jockey Bryony Frost after he was accused of using abusive language and threatening to put her through a fence
- Robbie Dunne appealed against his 18-month suspension imposed last month
- The 36-year-old jump jockey was found guilty of four breaches of Rule J19
- He has appealed against the findings of the BHA panel and the length of his ban
Robbie Dunne has appealed against his 18-month suspension imposed last month by a BHA disciplinary panel for a campaign of bullying and harassment against fellow jockey Bryony Frost.
Dunne was found guilty of four breaches of Rule J19 which covers conduct prejudicial to horseracing.
The 36-year-old jump jockey has appealed against the findings of the BHA panel and the length of his ban.
Robbie Dunne has appealed against his 18-month suspension imposed last month
Daryl Cowan, Dunne’s solicitor, said: ‘A notice of appeal has been lodged with the BHA and we are awaiting an appeal panel to be appointed and a hearing date.’
In written reasons for their decision published this month, the panel described Dunne’s behaviour as ‘wholly inappropriate for a professional athlete in an equal opportunity sport’.
It is believed Dunne will have a beefed-up legal team for the hearing with Robin Mathew QC, a former trainer, as well as barrister Roderick Moore and Cowan, who represented him at the first hearing.
A BHA appeal does not constitute a re-hearing, so Frost will not be called to give evidence again.
Dunne was last month handed an 18-month ban for bullying fellow jockey Bryony Frost (above)