Oisin Murphy set for BHA disciplinary hearing next week over failed breath tests and Covid-19 breach


Three-time champion jockey Oisin Murphy set for BHA disciplinary hearing on Tuesday over charges for two failed alcohol breath tests and breaching Covid-19 travel restrictions

  • Oisin Murphy will face British Horseracing Authority charges next week
  • The three-time champion jockey is set for a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday 
  • Murphy has been charged with failing alcohol breath tests twice last year
  • He is also said to have misled an employee over a holiday to avoid Covid rules











Oisin Murphy faces a BHA Disciplinary hearing on Tuesday on charges related to testing above the permitted level for alcohol at the racecourse twice last year and also misleading a BHA employee about a trip abroad in 2020 to avoid Covid-19 restrictions.

Original plans to hold a hearing on December 10 were deferred after submissions from Murphy’s legal team regarding his welfare with the three-time champion jockey relinquishing his riding licence with immediate effect to focus on his rehabilitation.

Murphy has failed three alcohol-related tests within 36 months, which carries a potential ban of 180 days. 

Potentially more serious is providing incorrect information to enter a track after his overseas trip with a charge that he acted in a manner prejudicial to the sport.

Oisin Murphy is set to face a number of British Horseracing Authority charges next week

Oisin Murphy is set to face a number of British Horseracing Authority charges next week

The three-time champion jockey has been scheduled a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday

The three-time champion jockey has been scheduled a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday

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