So jockey Hayley Turner thinks her three month ban for betting £3000 on races is a bit harsh. Hayley, I'd throw the book at you. She said she made "a stupid error." No. She deliberately and knowingly broke the rules and the BHA are right to ban her. But I would have made the ban much longer.
Too many people do not trust the sport. Too many punters think all jockeys are on the take, or betting on races they take part in. Until jockeys are hit hard for such actions they know to be against the rules, people . . .
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