Robbie Dunne decides to appeal 18-month ban for bullying fellow jockey Bryony Frost 


Robbie Dunne decides to appeal the findings of the BHA panel and the length of his 18-month ban for bullying fellow jockey Bryony Frost

  • 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

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)

Dunne was last month handed an 18-month ban for bullying fellow jockey Bryony Frost (above)

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