The star jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot, indicted Wednesday for rape of a 25-year-old woman last February, was suspended as a precaution and for a period of three months, announced Friday May 14 in the evening France Galop, organizer of the races.
Another jockey, Pierre Bazire, indicted for non-denunciation of a crime in the same case, relating to these facts would have taken place on the sidelines of a horse reunion, was also suspended for three months.
The company France Galop had indicated Wednesday to have “Urgently pronounced a precautionary measure of immediate suspension of the authorization to ride [de Pierre-Charles Boudot] for the next two days “ and await his observations for a longer term decision.
Boudot targeted by a second rape complaint
The Stewards took this decision in application of the provisions of Article 216 of the Racing Code, “Although these two jockeys remain presumed innocent”. These measures may be lifted or renewed depending on the elements that will be brought to the attention of the France Galop commissioners.
Pierre-Charles Boudot is also the target of another rape complaint, which he denies, for facts dating back to 2015. In this other case, he is placed under the status of assisted witness. The complainant also claims to have been drugged before being raped.
Pierre-Charles Boudot, the star jockey targeted by two rape complaints
With this measure, Pierre-Charles Boudot, who is riding for André Fabre, the number one trainer in France, will not be able to participate in the major classic spring events, in particular the Prix du Jockey-Club and de Diane which will be 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 prosperous 2020, winning the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, the Prix de Diane, the Grand Prix de Paris or the Breeders’Cup Mile and the Breeder’s Cup Filly and Mare Turf (Audarya).