Llewellyn hit by heavy fine

Carl Llewellyn has been fined 1,500 by the British Horseracing Authority for "conduct prejudicial to horse racing".

The former rider, who is now assistant trainer to Nigel Twiston-Davies, is alleged to have made a racial comment at a Cheltenham Festival preview evening at the Hollow Bottom pub, Gloucestershire.

Llewellyn faced a penalty ranging from a 1,000 fine to a three-year ban.

He admitted to a breach of the rules at a BHA hearing on Thursday morning.