Former rider says Robbie Dunne tirade contributed to her leaving racing

By: Greg Wood Friday 3 December 2021
  • Hannah Welch tells hearing of weighing-room incident
  • ‘I was crying and he did not stop,’ Welch says

A former amateur rider who says that she was left in tears in a weighing room after fellow jockey Robbie Dunne accused her of “cutting him up” in a race told a disciplinary hearing in London on Thursday that Dunne’s account of the incident was “incredible” and that it had contributed to her decision to turn her back on racing.

Hannah Welch, who rode seven winners from 70 rides under rules before giving up race-riding in June 2020, was giving evidence at a hearing in which Dunne is charged with bullying and harassing his fellow rider Bryony Frost between February and September 2020.

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