Ex-jockey Carl Llewellyn faces racism inquiry

Carl Llewellyn Carl Llewellyn said he was "disappointed" the matter was being pursued

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Former jump jockey Carl Llewellyn is to face a disciplinary hearing after it was alleged he made a racial comment at an event in Gloucestershire.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said it wants to determine whether reported comments were prejudicial to the "good reputation" of racing.

Mr Llewellyn, an assistant trainer to Nigel Twiston-Davies, could face a maximum three-year ban from the sport.

The Grand National winner said he was "disappointed" at the decision.

The authority said the alleged comments were made at The Hollow Bottom pub in Guiting Power on 10 March and its disciplinary panel would meet on 3 April.

Mr Llewellyn, from Wantage in Oxfordshire, has ridden over 500 winners to date, including five at Cheltenham's National Hunt Festival.

He triumphed on Party Politics in the 1992 Grand National and won the race again six years later riding Earth Summit.

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