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Eight year ban for Bradley
Graham Bradley
Graham Bradley admitted passing on sensitive racing information
Former jump jockey Graham Bradley has been banned from racing for eight years for his close links with wanted drug smuggler Brian Wright.

The Jockey Club decided to 'warn off' Bradley after an admission in a court case that he had passed 'sensitive racing information' on to Wright.

This sentence means Bradley, who is now a successful bloodstock agent, is banned from entering any racecourse or stable in the country.

The man who rode more than 700 winners in his career, was accused in the Panorama documentary 'The Corruption of Racing' of taking money from the fugitive gangster.

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Wright, who according to the programme tried to infiltrate the sport of kings, currently lives in northern Cyprus after fleeing the country when other members of his gang were arrested.

Graham Bradley was also fined 2,500 at the hearing for bringing racing into disrepute, after falsely claiming in his autobiography that he tried to get the 1987 Cheltenham Gold Cup abandoned for a big gambler.

He had some star names in his corner at the Jockey Club hearing - with champion jockey Tony McCoy giving evidence as a character witness.

Bradley has said he will appeal against the decision.

Former jockey Dermot Browne, who also featured in the Panorama programme, was warned off for 20 years last week for a series of racing rule infringements.

Browne told Panorama that he had doped more than 20 horses for Brian Wright during over the course of a few months in 1990.


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