Former champion jockey Kieren Fallon was banned from riding in Britain last night after being charged along with ten others, including a Staffordshire man, in a corruption inquiry.
Fallon (41) and fellow riders Fergal Lynch (28) and Darren Williams (27) were charged yesterday with conspiracy to defraud customers of the online betting exchange Betfair.
In a statement, the sport's g overning body, the Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA), said Fallon had been banned from riding in Great Britain pending a special hearing to be held on Friday.
The licences of both Lynch and Williams, had "expired" as a result of the charges, the HRA said.
They will also have to appear before a special panel, chaired by Sir Michael Connell, a former High Court judge, on Friday.
Fallon, a six-time champion jockey, attended a City of London police station for about 20 minutes yesterday but did not comment as he departed in a Mercedes.
Among the others to be charged was Philip Sherkle (39), of Tamworth, Staffordshire, who is accused of conspiracy to defraud customers of Betfair.
All the defendants have been been charged in relation to allegations of fixing the outcomes of horse races between December 1 2002 and September 2 2004.
They will appear at City of London Magistrates' Court on July 17. ..SUPL: