Is his sentence severe because he is a soft target and what might be termed in certain gentleman’s clubs a "damned foreigner"?
His sentence is actually less than half of what could be given. The entry point for instructing a rider to sit out the back and make no effort (look at the comical ride on the heavily-layed Timeteam!) is eight years. For a second offence it is 16 years. For his earlier laying of a horse (twice) he should have received 18 months and for passing on corrupt information another 3 years. The stewards allowed all sentences to run concurrently so he received an eight-year ban rather than a potential 20-year ban.
Read the full BHA script on the case. This is corrupt practice. Not only that it is
corrupt practice. Three Pakistani cricketers and Essex CCC’s Mervyn Westfield have been jailed for similar.
I’d suggest it could be Mr Prodroumou’s lucky day.
I agree think he got off lightly just had a look at these two rides absolutely blatant by the jockey in my opinion especialy in timeteams case she didnt budge when the stalls opened and if you look closely she looks like she has the horses head twisted to the side before the stalls open deserves what he got imo