The Jockey Club is hoping to get to the bottom of three races which have made headlines with race-fixing allegations over the past eight months.
John McCracken, a former associate of Brian Wright – a name the media has linked with drugs running and race-fixing – is, according to the Racing Post, alleged to be at the centre of the three incidents. Several other individuals, including jump jockeys, are thought to have been named in evidence submitted by investigators.
Jockey Club spokesman Owen Byrne explained that evidence was now being considered by a senior member of racing’s disciplinary body: “It is my understanding that our Security Department has now submitted a report of its investigations into the activities of John McCracken.
“This will be considered by Sir Michael Connell, the deputy Senior Steward, acting in his “DPP” role, who ultimately decides what is put before the Disciplinary Panel and recommends what, if any, charges are brought.”
The three races which are being investigated in relation to McCracken all involved horses who started favourite in their respective races, but whose odds drifted significantly before the off.