French champion jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot charged with rape

By: Greg Wood Thursday 13 May 2021
  • Charges relate to incident at party after race meeting
  • Rider was due to partner French 2,000 Guineas favourite

Pierre-Charles Boudot, France’s reigning champion jockey on the Flat, was charged with rape on Wednesday by French prosecutors investigating allegations made by a female work-rider after a party during a race meeting at Cagnes-sur-Mer in February.

Pierre Bazire, also a jockey, faces a charge of failing to report a crime in connection with the same allegations, while an unnamed individual was also listed, along with Bazire, as a “witness to intimidation of a witness”.

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