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Turner Suspended After Betting Breach

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Hayley Turner has been handed a three-month riding ban handed to her by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) after the opening of an internet betting account left her in breach of the rules governing betting by jockeys.

Turner officially retired from the saddle at the end of the 2015 turf season and, after initially establishing a media career with At The Races and ITV Racing, Turner recently opted to return to the saddle in France.

However, Turner's decision to open an online account following her initial retirement prompted a BHA inquiry as she technically still held a licence, leaving the rider in breach of the rules.

The suspension takes immediate effect, although Turner is not disqualified, meaning she can still visit and work on racecourses and other licensed premises.