Ahern lodges appeal against 10-year ban

Irish-born jockey found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice

 Eddie Ahern has appealed his 10-year ban with the   British Horseracing Authority. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA

Eddie Ahern has appealed his 10-year ban with the British Horseracing Authority. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Fri, May 24, 2013, 11:36

Eddie Ahern has lodged an appeal against the decision of the British Horseracing Authority to suspend him from riding for 10 years.

The Irish-born jockey was found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice along with former footballer Neil Clement at a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

The rider stated his intention to appeal and has now completed that process, as has James Clutterbuck, son of trainer Ken, who was banned for 30 months after being found guilty of passing on inside information.

The BHA tweeted: “Eddie Ahern lodges appeal against decision of Disciplinary Panel to find breaches of several Rules of Racing, as well as penalties imposed.

“The date of the hearing will be announced in due course, as will the date of the James Clutterbuck appeal.”