Horse racing investigation may result in new code of conduct

Jockey, Bryony Frost. - RACE 3 - 13:30 Taunton - Kings College Selling Hurdle (Class 5) at Taunton R

Jockey Bryony Frost - Credit: Cameron Geran/PPAUK

A new code of conduct for racecourse weighing rooms is expected to emerge from a high-profile investigation into allegations from South Devon's popular jockey Bryony Frost of 'bullying and harassment' by rival rider Robbie Dunne.

The British Horseracing Authority report into the claims was leaked to the Sunday Times, but it appears to support Frost, says that gathering witness evidence was made difficult by a culture in which 'threatening behaviour is condoned and not reported' and indicates that Dunne will be charged.

The BHA says the case, which began after comments which Frost made following her win in last Boxing Day's King George VI Chase aboard Frodon, is 'close to reaching its conclusion' and industry insiders predict that new rules for weighing-room conduct are top of their agenda.