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Jockey Ahern lodges ban appeal

ESPN staff
May 24, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Eddie Ahern has appealed against his suspension © Getty Images
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Jockey Eddie Ahern has lodged an appeal against his 10-year ban from racing.

On Wednesday, the British Horse Authority handed down the suspension for breaching anti-corruption rules. At the time, Ahern's solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore said the jockey was 'devastated' and suggested an appeal would be made.

And the BHA confirmed via Twitter that an appeal has been lodged.

"Eddie Ahern lodges appeal against decision of disciplinary panel to find breaches of several rules of racing, as well as penalties imposed," wrote the BHA.

"The date of the hearing will be announced in due course."

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