January 17, 2022

Wadham pleads with jockeys to finish Frost’s ‘isolation’

Coach Lucy Wadham says she hopes Bryony Frost’s weighing room colleagues can construct bridges with the jockey following the conclusion of a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel listening to which discovered fellow rider Robbie Dunne had bullied and harassed her.

Dunne was handed an 18-month ban, three of that are suspended, having been present in breach on 4 prices of conduct prejudicial to racing.

Frost, who stated she has been left “isolated” by the weighing room since the allegations were made, was winless from three rides at Doncaster on Friday, receiving a heat welcome from racegoers on City Moor as she made her strategy to the paddock for her first mount, Amenon.

Frost didn’t need to add to her assertion, launched on Thursday, when approached for remark, however was completely happy to signal autographs and pose for photographs.

Reflecting on the case, Wadham stated: “I’ve in all probability stated all I need to say on the matter, however I feel she’s dealt with herself brilliantly via all this.

“She’ll be glad it is throughout and I simply hope the opposite jockeys can carry themselves to talk to her once more now.”

Frost was at Warwick on Thursday where she won on board Graystone for trainer Lucy Wadham.

Frost was at Warwick on Thursday the place she received on board Graystone for coach Lucy Wadham.

Coach Neil King, who has additionally supported Frost with many rides, was at Cheltenham and he advised Sky Sports activities Racing: “All credit score to her with the success she’s been having on the racecourse, it is in all probability certainly one of her greatest seasons thus far with the big-race winners she’s been driving as nicely.

“There’s sufficient stress and rigidity that comes with driving large racehorses, in addition to all the pieces that is happening within the background behind her, you’ll be able to solely take your hat off to her with the success she’s continued with.

“It was robust on the time of the issues happening and listening to it first hand from Bryony what was occurring, you simply felt powerless that nothing was being executed about it. I, for one, assume it is an incredible disgrace.

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Coach Neil King, a long-time supporter of Bryony Frost with rides, has criticised each the BHA and PJA for his or her dealing with of the Robbie Dunne case.

“This could have been sorted out a very long time in the past – for Bryony’s sake and for Robbie’s sake. No one’s a winner out of it on the finish of the day.

“I can be crucial of the BHA and the PJA. It is all very nicely the PJA popping out now and criticising, however is not that what they’re there for? Bryony is a member in addition to Robbie Dunne, why have been they not there to assist and cease it from attending to this stage?

“Full marks to Bryony, all through it she has carried herself nicely and her driving on the observe is proof of the pudding. She’s had some very onerous instances and one has to really feel for her that she’s going to have some extra onerous instances inside the weighing room for being trustworthy and standing up for herself.”

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The Skilled Jockeys Affiliation have stated that they don’t consider Robbie Dunne has been subjected to a remotely truthful course of within the wake of his 18-month ban for bullying and harassing Bryony Frost.

Venetia Williams, additionally at Cheltenham the place she saddled a winner, has been a giant supporter of Dunne up to now.

“It’s what it’s and we have all received to look and be taught and transfer on,” she stated.

“It is clearly a tragic time frame for everyone concerned. I do not need to be saying what’s proper and incorrect, it’s what it’s.”

On whether or not she’d contacted Dunne for the reason that outcome, she added: “I’ve despatched him a message, however I have not spoken to him since.”

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BHA Director of Integrity and Regulation Tim Naylor has stated Robbie Dunne’s language in direction of Bryony Frost was deemed unacceptable in any office, together with horse racing.

Coach Lucinda Russell, accomplice of Peter Scudamore whose son, Tom, appeared as a witness for Dunne, stated: “I feel racing is a incredible sport and everybody could be very supportive of one another.

“As a girl in racing I’ve by no means heard any bias, bullying or folks being impolite about me.

“I feel it’s a very inclusive sport. I am sorry issues have occurred, however I’ve definitely by no means seen something.

“I suppose being up north we do not actually see her (Frost) very a lot. She’s an excellent jockey.

“I feel the jockeys are a really close-knit crew. We’re speaking a few sport right here.”

Peter Scudamore added: “It is very unhappy. No one comes out with any credit score from this.”