3 soccer players banned in British racing scandal
LONDON -- Three professional soccer players were among nine people banned from British horse racing Friday after an investigation into an elaborate race-fixing scandal.
The case centered on allegations that jockey Andrew Heffernan, who has recently been riding in Australia, fixed races in Britain between Nov. 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011.
Heffernan was banned for 15 years after being found guilty of receiving bribes, giving inside information and preventing three horses -- Wanchai ...
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