sport

Llewellyn to face BHA hearing

Carl Llewellyn will appear before the BHA's disciplinary panel next week after being charged with conduct prejudicial to the sport.

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

The BHA today announced it had called a hearing to consider whether Llewellyn was in breach of the rules in that his reported comments "were prejudicial to the good reputation of horseracing".

Details of the panel have yet to be confirmed for the hearing on April 3

If found guilty, Llewellyn could face a penalty ranging from a 1,000 fine to a three-year ban.