Racing organisations launch new new code of conduct to tackle poor behaviour and discrimination in the aftermath of Bryony Frost bullying case
- Racing’s representative bodies have jointly announced a plan of action
- Groups have pledged to launch a new code of conduct by the spring of 2022
- Frost says whole industry needs to know ‘what is and what isn’t acceptable’
Racing’s representative bodies have jointly announced a plan of action designed to tackle poor behaviour and discrimination in an initiative heavily influenced by the Bryony Frost bullying case.
The BHA and the Professional Jockeys Association, as well as representatives of breeders, owners, racecourses, stable staff and trainers, have pledged to launch a new code of conduct for the sport by the spring of 2022.
The industry move follows calls from Frost — in her first interview since fellow jockey Robbie Dunne was banned for 18 months for harassing and bullying her — for industry leaders to do far more than ‘putting a piece of paper in the weighing room saying, “Call this number”.’
The plan of action has been heavily influenced by the Bryony Frost bullying case
Frost, who was critical of the support she received from the PJA, added it was not just jockeys but the whole industry who needed guidelines on ‘what is and what isn’t acceptable’.
Meanwhile, Burrow Seven, the horse named after Rob Burrow and raising money for MND charities, was a strong-finishing fifth to Kracka Nut on his Catterick debut.