A betting account and a lengthy ban: how Hayley Turner episode unfolded
Hayley Turner received a three-month ban on Thursday after a panel heard she placed bets on horses while a professional licensed jockey.
The bets were placed on a Paddy Power account that Turner opened in her own name in December 2015 and were drawn to the attention of the BHA by the bookmaker this August.
Here are how the events unfolded . . .
November 7 Turner retires, having announced intention to do so in September, but fails to relinquish licence
December 17 Opens betting account with Paddy Power, providing her own name and address
March 17 Licence expires so betting no longer prohibited
June 23 Turner reapplies for licence and confirms she is familiar with any changes to the rules of racing
July6 Receives notification her licence has been renewed. Places bets later that day and on the next two days
July 15 Returns to the saddle with three mounts at Newmarket
August 6 Rides in Shergar Cup – her last of 14 rides in all for 2016
October 2 Resumes betting and places a further 36 bets before the end of the year, while she is not riding but is still licensed
January and February Placed more bets, including a series of wagers on February 23 and 24, and after an application had been submitted for a licence renewal (made at the traditional time but in fact not required, as licensed until July)
March At a time when she was in correspondence with the BHA and cleared to ride again, she places a series of bets at the Cheltenham Festival time and again later in the month
April 6 Takes first rides since the Shergar Cup at invitation event in Greece
July 3 Rides at Windsor after another gap
July 4 Rides at invitation meeting in Sweden
July 8 Final four bets are placed through her account
August 8 Rides in Shergar Cup again, having had a handful of warm-up rides
August 27 BHA notifies Turner of investigation into potential breach of the rules after being informed about her betting account by Paddy Power
December 14 Turner suspended for three months for breach of Rule 53D
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