|Champion jockey, Kieren Fallon, two other riders and several prominent figures within the UK racing industry were arrested on Wednesday in dawn raids, as a result of information supplied by Betfair. The betting exchange is understood to be working closely with the police and the Jockey Club after monitoring and reporting suspicious betting patterns, involving up to eighty races over the past two years. While Betfair’s data has previously led to JC disciplinary hearings, this is the first time anyone has actually been arrested on suspicion of race fixing as a result of its findings.|
Fallon was bailed and returned to the saddle today, riding Golden Fury in the Whitsbury Manor Stud EBF Novice Stakes in which he noticeably under performed. The jockey was greeted by cheers and clapping by some race goers as he made his way to the paddock.