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Swardean
29 Apr 13 17:20
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Report Stake & Chips April 29, 2013 5:23 PM BST
Shocked
Report Biscar Two from a mile back April 29, 2013 5:24 PM BST
Impersonating a jockey ?
Report guinness2dear April 29, 2013 5:25 PM BST
Funkying about...
Report pauli April 29, 2013 5:26 PM BST
He'll be going ape now.
Report alun2005 April 29, 2013 5:27 PM BST
Has Thompson tweeted a cringeworthy message of support yet?
Report pandora1963 April 29, 2013 5:28 PM BST
no sign of tarzan
Report alun2005 April 29, 2013 5:30 PM BST
We can all relax. Even now I can hear a Racing "Journalist" telling us "I'm sure it's all a big misunderstanding, We all know he's a lovely lad and certainly wouldn't be involved in any impropriety".

That's all cleared up then.
Report BJG April 29, 2013 5:30 PM BST
Wonder if Eddie grassed him up Devil
Report Stake & Chips April 29, 2013 5:31 PM BST
BE singing like a canary Laugh
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 5:34 PM BST
We are looking into reports that Flat jockey Graham Gibbons has been arrested by police at Wolverhampton racecourse this afternoon

Derek Thompson has said "I cannae believe it, he's the nicest sweetest chap you would ever come across, tries his hardest for the owner/trainer and punter. I'm absolutely devestated, i know it's all a big misunderstanding.
Report GEORGE.B April 29, 2013 5:34 PM BST
Has Frank finally decided to press charges?
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 5:41 PM BST
Has to be a non-racing related incident, can't see the police getting involved in racefixing or anything again, though they are investigating Godolphin but that's only because an illegal substance to the UK was use
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 5:45 PM BST
He's on his 4th ban for drink-driving (2 years into a 4 year ban) dy'a think he was seen behind the wheel. Or he's  got history for drunk and this order lee d'ya think he was in a fight recently

1.02 DUI
17.00 D&D
Report Cider April 29, 2013 5:46 PM BST
4th ban Shocked
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 5:48 PM BST
SORRY 3RD TIME

PA Tuesday 15th March 2011

A JOCKEY from East Yorkshire has been banned from driving for four years after pleading guilty to drink-driving when he was found asleep in his car by police.

A hearing at Bridlington Magistrates’ Court marked the third time Graham Gibbons, 29, had been convicted of drink-driving.

The father-of-two, from Wetwang near Driffield, was said to have appeared drunk when he was spotted walking towards his car outside a local pub on February 27.

The police were alerted when he was seen attempting to start the vehicle and officers later found him asleep inside the car outside his home.


He was found to be nearly three times the legal alcohol limit, with 98 microgrammes of alcohol registered. Police also discovered that Gibbon’s insurance had expired.

In mitigation, the court was told Gibbons had “struggled with drink” and it was an issue he was trying to resolve with help from his wife
Report Eont April 29, 2013 5:49 PM BST
Or he attacked a steward or other course offical.
Report Apologist April 29, 2013 5:52 PM BST
He has been charged with avoiding Betfair's Premium Commission.

Wolverhampton Stewards all seen throwing IPads into a council skip shortly afterwards.
Report Cider April 29, 2013 5:54 PM BST
Even three times by 29 is pretty shocking. Must be tricky not being (legally) able to drive in that profession.
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 5:55 PM BST
N/O Driving while banned Mischief

West Midlands Police confirm have arrested a 31yo man, understood to be jockey Graham Gibbons, on behalf of Nort Yorkshire police at Wolverhampton racecourse this afternoon.
Report MrHunt April 29, 2013 5:59 PM BST
We are looking into reports that Flat jockey Graham Gibbons has been arrested by police at Wolverhampton racecourse this afternoon

Derek Thompson has said "I cannae believe it, he's the nicest sweetest chap you would ever come across, tries his hardest for the owner/trainer and punter. I'm absolutely devestated, i know it's all a big misunderstanding.


so was jimmy savile
Report Virgin April 29, 2013 6:01 PM BST
Shocked
Report Virgin April 29, 2013 6:01 PM BST
Harsh comparison Blush
Report coffeedodger April 29, 2013 6:02 PM BST
ShockedPeeedo
Report Apologist April 29, 2013 6:02 PM BST
Surely a case for Fat Al to waste some Racing Post column inches on 'Demons' 'Fake soothsayers' 'Irish steaks the size of New Zealand' and other regurgitated cliches?
Report starfish and coffee April 29, 2013 6:03 PM BST
3rd time caught drink driving should equal 5 years minimum
Report fawwon April 29, 2013 6:05 PM BST
Twice is bad, three times is just wrong and has no right to ever drive again
Report adge April 29, 2013 6:05 PM BST
couldn't the Yorkshire police have waited until he had driven home
Report stewarts rise April 29, 2013 6:07 PM BST
Would have thought he earns enough to pay for a full time driver, like GG though good solid jockey imo.
Report workrider April 29, 2013 6:17 PM BST
If true very sad for both him and his family ....His wife trying to help him says a lot , He must be a good husband and father to his children , otherwise she'd have left him..Lets wish Graham all the best as he struggles with this terrible disease ...Let him who is without sin cast the first stone...
Report 11kv April 29, 2013 6:20 PM BST
Yep guess he's an alcoholic needs help not vilifying on a crap forum
Report starfish and coffee April 29, 2013 6:23 PM BST
WALOFS ^

Fair enough help him with the drink but as soon as he gets behind the wheel after having a drink any sympathy goes straight out the window imo.  Give him 5 years in Wantworth to help him with his disease, better that than him knock down or crash into some innocent by stander
Report Angel Gabrial April 29, 2013 6:24 PM BST
Handcuffs are a bit harsh for a driving whilst disqualified offence isn`t it?
Report stewarts rise April 29, 2013 6:31 PM BST
Doubt he'll be able to drive with them on!
Report Mr Holmes April 29, 2013 6:31 PM BST
"wandsworth" Happy
Report creatureinthesky April 29, 2013 6:33 PM BST
...long arm of the law.
Report Dr Gonzo April 29, 2013 6:33 PM BST
He should get all the help he needs with his illness, but tend to agree with the above - he cannot be allowed to keep getting behind the wheel.
Report coffeedodger April 29, 2013 6:33 PM BST
Alcoholism is not a 'disease'. It's an addiction. Similar to that suffered by gamblers who spend all their time and money on horse racing.Plain
Report kemo sabe April 29, 2013 6:34 PM BST
ive mixed feelings about this really ... lets first of all think if this guy had hit one of our kids and injured or worse then im sure our feelings would be towards the he deserves 10 years and thats not enough .after all how many chances does he get ,hes playing russian roulette with peoples lives just useing a car instead of a gun .Or alternativly well he hasnt actually hurt anyone yet so handcuffs are a little harsh . Perhaps the humiliation of this episode might be the trigger to him actually realiseing he needs help ... this disease or addiction needs to run its course till its at the stage he cant get any lower ,,, then and only then will he acknowledge his probs and seek and accept help /// the question is does anyone want to help him and does he want help ... perhaps his employers should accept resposibility and say if y wish to ride for us y need to seek help ... but thats no guarantee
Report 11kv April 29, 2013 6:35 PM BST
May be something else ?
Report coffeedodger April 29, 2013 6:36 PM BST
Horse Racing: -£2.64 Total P&L:  -£2.64. I need help. Sad
Report Apologist April 29, 2013 6:36 PM BST
Agree it is a disease but as soon as he got behind the wheel he lost my sympathy.
Report Reged April 29, 2013 6:36 PM BST
RP blog

Jockey Gibbons arrested at Wolverhampton
By Paul Eacott 6:12PM 29 APR 2013

JOCKEY Graham Gibbons was arrested at Wolverhampton racecourse on Monday.

The rider was taken into custody over a non-racing related matter after riding a double at the track.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "A 31-year-old man has been arrested by West Midlands Police on behalf of North Yorkshire Police."

Kate Hills, communications director for Wolverhampton's owner Arc, said: "I can confirm the police attended Wolverhampton and asked to speak to Graham Gibbons.

"We understand it is not related to racing."
Report starfish and coffee April 29, 2013 6:37 PM BST
Mr Holmes 29 Apr 13 18:31 Joined: 31 Oct 06 | Topic/replies: 2,977 | Blogger: Mr Holmes's blog
"wandsworth" Happy


True !!
Report fawwon April 29, 2013 6:37 PM BST
If you drink drugs and have a problem it is now a disease?, but if you smoke, inject or sniff drugs and have a problem you are a no good druggie.
Report yeahyeahwhatever April 29, 2013 6:45 PM BST
he's hardly a struggling apprentice those is he, surely he could afford the cost of a driver to take him to and from courses.
Report elise April 29, 2013 6:46 PM BST
there is no confirmation at present that it is drink driving related
Report Apologist April 29, 2013 6:50 PM BST
David Easterby, assistant to his father, Mick, who trains Hoof It. "I'm a very big fan, I think he's the best in the north," he says.

"He's the right shape to be a jockey and nothing fazes him. It doesn't matter to him whether it's a Group One race with more than £100,000 in prize money or some race at Wolverhampton.

"He wouldn't be able to tell you much when he comes back [after the race] but he will be able to the next day, once he's digested what happened. I'm not bothered about that, I can wait to hear from him.

"There was a horse I wanted to try over some cross-country type fences, I'd only broken it in two weeks [earlier]. He carried it over every fence, no one else would have dared, it was brilliant. I've asked him about being a jump jockey and he says, it's a no-brainer, David. I get paid the same amount [on the Flat] and there's a lot less chance of being injured. Plus, when I go racing, it's always on, whereas 20% of the meetings are called off in the winter."

Surely Gibbons would have to be a fair bit heavier to ride over fences effectively? "Well, I'm sure he wouldn't mind having 10 pints a day and two pork pies," Easterby says.
Report ekbalko April 29, 2013 7:22 PM BST
I would have thought you would have to be caught in the car to be arrested for drink driving.
Report Apologist April 29, 2013 7:24 PM BST
He must have failed a drink test on track.
Report VALUEMAN April 29, 2013 7:24 PM BST
He's ridden 4 times for me and won 3 times......hope they bail him hes on one  later in week ExcitedSurprised
Report Roger De Bris April 29, 2013 7:25 PM BST
he must have been dhrunk on some of them rides he ran up the back of ar*es..
Report ekbalko April 29, 2013 7:29 PM BST
He could say he had a drink when he arrived at the course he must have been there 2/3 hours.
Report posy April 29, 2013 7:31 PM BST
when did he win a race with £100k prize money ?

must be very serious to have been cuffed at the track.....probably failed to renew his car tax or something similar
Report 11kv April 29, 2013 7:33 PM BST
If he was cuffed must have battered someone,police taking no chances......
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 7:35 PM BST
He'd be handcuffed even if it was a non payment of a fine if it concerns one force arresting for another.
Report TELL DEL April 29, 2013 7:37 PM BST
only confirmation at the moemnt it's unrelated to racing, just said on Timeform Radio.
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 7:39 PM BST
If it's out there i'll find itHappy

He was arrested today because he's wanted on warrant after failing to attend Scarborough Magistrates Court in connection with an alleged drunken incident in Castlegate, Norton,  earlier this month
Report 11kv April 29, 2013 7:41 PM BST
good snoopering Glogs
Report elise April 29, 2013 7:41 PM BST
so drunk and disorderly not drink driving
Report chavman April 29, 2013 7:41 PM BST
done for flashing back of wolvo train station
Report million1 April 29, 2013 7:41 PM BST
dosnt matter about offence--hed be cuffed if kicking off--or thought to be a danger to police or public
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 7:43 PM BST
Yorkshire jockey arrested after winning rides
.
6:46pm Monday 29th April 2013 in News Photograph of the Author By Joe Willis, Regional Chief Reporter  .http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/10387636.Jockey_arrested_after_winning_rides/?ref=nt


A JOCKEY from the region was arrested at a racecourse on Monday.

Graham Gibbons was questioned by police at Wolverhampton racecourse shortly after winning two races.

Mr Gibbons lives in Wetwang, between York and Bridlington, and has ridden for several North Yorkshire trainers in the past, including Middleham-based Karl Burke and Mick Easterby, from Sheriff Hutton.

He was wanted on warrant after failing to attend Scarborough Magistrates Court in connection with an alleged drunken incident in Castlegate, Norton,  earlier this month 

He turned up at the race meeting after his name was included in the racecards published in the morning papers and was arrested.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "We have arrested a 31-year-old man on behalf of North Yorkshire Police."

Kate Hills, communications director for Wolverhampton's owner ARC, confirmed police had attended the course.

She said: "I can confirm the police attended Wolverhampton and asked to speak to Graham Gibbons.

"We understand it is not related to racing."

The father-of-two was banned from driving for four years in 2011 after being convicted of drink-driving for a third time.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed a 31-year-old man wanted for failure to attend court on a charge of being drunk and disorderly on April 8 had been arrested on their behalf and was in custody while enquiries continued.
Report spyker April 29, 2013 7:43 PM BST
Police are s'posed to cuff everybody now - health and safety gone mad i tell thee!
Report Dr Gonzo April 29, 2013 7:43 PM BST

I would have thought you would have to be caught in the car to be arrested for drink driving.


You don't.
Report Anaglogs Daughter April 29, 2013 7:46 PM BST
North Yorkshire Police confirmed a 31-year-old man wanted for failure to attend court on a charge of being drunk and disorderly on April 8 had been arrested on their behalf and was in custody while enquiries continued.

I was near right i said either driving while Disq or D&D tho i went 1/50 Disq and 16s D&D
Report maxheadroom April 29, 2013 7:48 PM BST
cops sending out a message to other jocks, get caught trying your best and your nicked.
Report million1 April 29, 2013 7:49 PM BST
grassed up or racing fanatic copper reading racing post
Report Sheikh Handsman Al Mac's Tomb April 29, 2013 8:13 PM BST
why couldn't they just bust his doors down at 5.30a.m. as is the norm? You'd think he was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. Ridiculous and expensive carry on.
Report flushgordon1 April 29, 2013 8:14 PM BST
should have kept to shorts and half pints
Report Meade in England April 29, 2013 8:35 PM BST
I personally would like to wish him all the best in his fight against his addiction ....in my book no better jockey to have faith in when the money is down....fighting alcoholism is a terrible place to be and if he lost his job riding horses he would be on an even faster downward spiral ....Ive witnessed it first hand in my family ,when my uncle a fantastic guy when he was younger got banned from driving when nipping to the chinese 8 mg over the limit (out of order I know),then lost his job as a contract electrician ,lost his girlfriend cos he had no car and no job,followed soon after by his house,well I bought it to try and help him out so he could get a flat ....he then continued drinking after seemingly beating the damn affliction after counselling ,stopping and starting until he couldnt take it anymore and finally hung himselfSad ....All the best Graham ...this is the hardest final furlong your ever gonna face .....just hope you battle it as hard as you ride some of your finishes ...good luck
Report Footiefan111 April 29, 2013 8:51 PM BST
good riddance
Report Irish_Celtic April 29, 2013 9:02 PM BST
Jockey Graham Gibbons was arrested at Wolverhampton racecourse on Monday after failing to answer a drunk and disorderly charge in court last week, police have said.
Report Irish_Celtic April 29, 2013 9:05 PM BST
Ah ok  Analog posted already .Theres a suprise.Laugh
Report doantwin2easy April 29, 2013 9:24 PM BST
just saw one of the coppers blogs detailing the days events,

"arrived at station late, travelled well (in convoy), pulled hard (on the cuffs), no extra when asked for explanation, finished tired and in need of a drink"
Report kemo sabe April 29, 2013 9:31 PM BST
sensible words ... Meade im sure some of us have been in bad places ,,, and i do wish him well ... he has been lucky though no one injured nor killed but thats probebly more by luck than good judgement .i do hope he finds the way to go forwrd
Report Sherbert April 29, 2013 11:22 PM BST
deserves everything he gets, weak and vile person
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