Oisin Murphy is stood down after failing pre-race breath test at Newmarket

By: Greg Wood Saturday 9 October 2021
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Oisin Murphy, the champion jockey in 2019 and 2020 and clear leader in this year’s title race, was stood down for the day before racing at Newmarket on Friday and referred to the British Horseracing Authority’s disciplinary panel in London after failing a pre-race breath test for alcohol.

Murphy started the day 11 winners clear of William Buick in the championship race and his title defence is unlikely to be affected by his failed breath test, as a hearing will not be convened until after the championship concludes at Ascot on Saturday 16 October.

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