French champion jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot will miss Sunday’s French Guinéas meeting at Longchamp after being sentenced to a three-month ban for rape allegations.
French leader France Galop served the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner with the suspension on Friday.
He was following talks with Boudot who was charged on Wednesday by the French prosecutor’s office with the rape of a cavalier in Cagnes-sur-Mer in February.
Boudot nie l’accusation.
Another jockey, Pierre Bazire, 23, was accused of failing to report a crime and was also banned.
France Galop announced in a statement: “Even though the two jockeys remain presumed innocent, the ongoing criminal proceedings, the seriousness of the allegations and the discrediting of the race, as well as the implications for the betting market, the commissioners, for precautionary measure, suspended the license of said jockeys for a period of three months. “
Boudot is accused of having raped a 25-year-old woman on the night of February 17 on the Côte d’Azur.
The 28-year-old, French champion in 2015, 2016 and 2020, is also under investigation for a second rape allegation, which he also denies, dating back to 2015.
In this case, he was designated as a person of interest, announced Wednesday Jean-Baptiste Bladier, the prosecutor of Senlis north of Paris.
As in the February case, the complainant says she was drugged before being sexually assaulted.
Boudot was arrested for questioning on Monday and released 48 hours later.
Under the terms of his deposit of 50,000 euros (60,380 dollars), Boudot is prohibited from entering the Oise de Chantilly.
One of the best European jockeys, Boudot, won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2019 over the Waldgeist trained by André Fabre, denying Enable a historic third victory in the longchamp longchamp.
He had a stellar 2020 season, his big victories including the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and two Breeders Cup races, as well as the end of the year with his third “Cravache d’Or” title as champion jockey. .
He won the 2000 French Guineas 2019 on Persian King, and will be a notable absentee from Sunday’s 2021 edition of the Colts Classic at Longchamp.
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