The British Horseracing Authority’s hearing into the jockey’s room bullying case brought by female national hunt jockey Bryony Frost against male rider Robbie Dunne entered its second day on Wednesday.
After opening statements from Frost’s attorney on Tuesday detailed the nature of the charges against Dunne, Frost was on the stand for much of today’s hearing and underwent heavy cross examination from Dunne’s representative Roderick Moore, according to racingpost.com.
One of Moore’s primary arguments was that other female jockeys had not spoken out about malevolent behavior from Dunne.
“The isolation I felt for speaking out I wouldn’t wish on anyone,” Frost countered. “You are asking me for my opinion and they [the other female riders] have to go into the weighing room every day. I feel they are protecting themselves and, rightly so, staying neutral.”
Dunne faces charges for seven individual rule breeches: four for conduct prejudicial to racing, and three for acting in a violent or improper manner. He denies all but one of the charges.
The hearing will continue on Thursday, and three days have been blocked out for continuation next week, if needed.
Read more at racingpost.com.
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