Willie Mullins’ vet Tim Brennan accused of passing on inside information

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• BHA charges relate to suspicious lay bets on Faugheen
• Hurdler was withdrawn before 2016 Cheltenham Festival

Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, has been accused by racing’s ruling body of telling his brother Michael about an injury to Faugheen before the 2016 Champion Hurdle, allowing Michael to make a profit by betting against the horse online. The stunning charges were published on Monday and will be heard by a disciplinary panel in July.

“I have no comment to make,” was the terse response from Tim Brennan when contacted by the Guardian. It is expected that he will defend himself against British Horseracing Authority charges. Mullins did not immediately respond to a request for comment but the BHA has said the trainer is not accused of any wrongdoing.

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Written by Chris Cook
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