Trainer warned off for eight years

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British trainer George Prodromou was today warned off for eight years following a BHA inquiry into the running and riding of two horses that he handled.

A disciplinary panel found that both Timeteam and Trip Switch did not run on their merits at Lingfield in January 2010. It also discovered that Prodromou had conspired with others who laid the horses to lose on betting exchanges.

Prodromou, 48, was one of seven people charged in the case. Jockey Charlotte Kerton was among the others found guilty of breaching the BHA’s rules. Another man Gary Banham was found not guilty as the case against him could not be proven..

The BHA recommended that Kerton should not be allowed ride for a period of six years. Ms. Kerton does not currently hold a licence.

Mr. Prodromou, who represented himself, confirmed to the that he would appeal the sentence.


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