The essentials Jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot, who was charged with rape on Wednesday, was suspended as a precaution and announced on Friday evening that France Galop, organizer of the races, was to be held for a period of three months.
Another jockey, Pierre Bazire, who was charged with failing to denounce a crime on the same file, based on facts from February and which would have taken place on the sidelines of a horse show, was also suspended for three months.
The company France Galop stated on Wednesday that it had “urgently taken a conservation measure to immediately suspend the driver’s license (of Pierre-Charles Boudot) for the next two days” and await his observations for a longer-term decision.
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The commissioners made this decision using the provisions of Article 216 of the Racing Act “although these two jockeys are still considered innocent”. These measures may be lifted or renewed depending on the elements to which the French Galop Commissioners are made aware.
Another rape complaint
Pierre-Charles Boudot is also the target of yet another rape complaint, which he denies based on facts from 2015. In this other case, he will be promoted to assisted witness status. The applicant also alleges that he was drugged prior to the rape.
With this measure, Pierre-Charles Boudot, who drives for André Fabre, the number one coach in France, will not be able to take part in the great classic spring events, in particular the Prix du Jockey Club and de Diane run in June.
At 28 he is considered one of the best jockeys in the world, Triple Flat Gold Whip (2015, 2016, 2020). He had a very successful 2020 and won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, the Prix de Diane, the Grand Prix de Paris or the Breeders’Cup Mile as well as the Breeder’s Cup Filly and Mare Turf (Audarya).