Irish jockey Darren Egan banned by British Horseracing Authority over corruption charges
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Irish jockey Darren Egan banned by British Horseracing Authority over corruption charges

THE British Horseracing Authority has disqualified former Irish jockey Darren Egan with immediate effect over corruption charges.

Egan was found guilty of engaging in conspiracy with unlicensed individual Philip Langford by a disciplinary panel.

It said that it "came to the view that all the allegations of breach of the Rules of Racing were clearly established".

Langford, who was given an immediate exclusion order, was alleged to have laid Egan's rides between June 17 and July 16, 2013.

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Egan was charged with deliberately riding to lose in two of those races, on Imperial Spirit on July 12 (at Chepstow) and Tregereth on July 16 (at Bath).

He now faces a substantial ban, but the length of disqualification remains to be decided after the detailed reasons for the panel's decisions are published.

Neither Egan, who has not ridden in Britain since October 2013, nor Langford attended the hearing.