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UK Jockeys Centre Of Mumbai Race Fixing Enquiry
Indian racing authorities will investigate race-fixing allegations made recently by an Indian newspaper against English jockeys Martin Dwyer and Paul Mulrennan, reports theguardian.com. The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) posted a statement on its website that said the matter had been considered at "a lengthy meeting" after the original allegation surfaced the previous weekend. The club said its stipendiary stewards would "make inquiries and also seek the assistance of the British Horseracing Authority." According to the Mumbai Mirror, Dwyer's and Mulrennan's voices can be heard in a CD recording that was recently delivered to the RWITC that allegedly shows that they conspired to fix a race in early 2010. The RWITC alleges that a forensic lab has confirmed that the voice on the tape matches that of Dwyer. However, no details have been forthcoming as to the methodology employed by the lab in reaching this conclusion. Dwyer and Mulrennan have refused to comment on the allegations. Paul Struthers, chief executive of the Professional Jockeys Association, said on Monday night: "Both jockeys forcefully deny any involvement whatsoever in the serious allegations that have been made against them."