British Ex-Horse Owner Banned Two Years

Regulator suspends Michael Turl after he pleads guilty in corruption scandal.

A former racehorse owner has been disqualified for two years by the British Horseracing Authority after pleading guilty to involvement in a corruption scandal in Britain.

Michael Turl was charged along with jockey Eddie Ahern and four other men with violating various horseracing rules. Those include stopping horses running on their merits and passing on inside information for races from September 2009 to February 2011.

The men were scheduled to appear at a five-day disciplinary hearing of the British Horseracing Authority. But the governing body said April 24 that Turl has entered a guilty plea. Turl, an unlicensed individual, was fined $15,000.