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Row with jockey sparked Bryony Frost's 'negativity' claim

Row with jockey sparked Bryony Frost’s ‘negativity’ claim after historic King George victory on Boxing Day

  • Frost enjoyed a historic victory in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase 
  • She spoke about overcoming negativity in the sport after her win on Frodon 
  • The BHA have declined to confirm or deny whether they are investigated claims

An angry exchange between Bryony Frost and a fellow jockey after an incident when a horse fell during a race last year is believed to lie behind comments she made about the negativity she has faced in the sport.

Frost initially spoke after winning the King George VI Chase on Frodon on Boxing Day, saying: ‘It is hard for me to chat about it because there are still things that need to be sorted out. It’s nothing I can’t handle. I will try to fix it.’

The comments provoked speculation that she may have been referring to instances of jealousy arising out of her success and high profile. These sentiments have been repeated in subsequent interviews and over the weekend Frost told the Racing Post that the matter was now in the hands of the BHA.

Jockey Bryony Frost (above) enjoyed a historic victory in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase

Racing’s ruling body have declined to confirm or deny whether any investigation into potentially a very sensitive situation involving Frost is taking place. 

Racemail understands that a further incident involving a frank verbal exchange between Frost with another racing figure also took place last year.

The high-risk nature of jump racing means the etiquette of race riding is a hugely important and emotive issue within the Weighing Room and between fellow jockeys.

Frost’s King George success was the biggest race won by a female jump jockey in Britain

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