Panel told Dunne’s treatment of Frost reflected ‘rancid’ weighing-room culture

By: Greg Wood Thursday 9 December 2021
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The three-person disciplinary panel hearing the case in which Robbie Dunne is charged with bullying and harassing his fellow jockey Bryony Frost over a seven-month period in 2020 adjourned on Wednesday to consider its decision, having been told by Louis Weston QC, representing the British Horseracing Authority, that the case highlighted a “sour, rancid” weighing-room culture which should be “thrown out and discarded”.

Weston was presenting his closing statement to the panel on the fifth day of the hearing, and sought to present Dunne’s behaviour towards Frost on a number of occasions between February and September last year as part of a pattern of bullying behaviour.

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