“The findings of the Disciplinary Panel confirm that an elaborate network of corruption has been identified and successfully prosecuted by the BHA. This has resulted in nine individuals being disqualified or excluded from our sport for a combined total of over 70 years.
“Investigations of this scale are extremely complex, especially when we are faced with a lack of cooperation, evasion, and untruthful accounts from many of those being investigated. It is as a result of significant hard work that a successful conclusion has been achieved, and further evidence that the BHA is prepared to properly investigate cases involving un-licensed as well as licensed individuals. We are also grateful for the assistance provided by various betting operators and the Gambling Commission in gathering the evidence required to prove these serious breaches.
“While we remain confident the overwhelming majority of races which take place in Britain are free of any suspicion, this case highlights that we can never be complacent in our efforts to maintain the integrity of British Racing and to educate those involved with the sport, including the betting public, about the misuse of information.”