Top French jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot charged with rape and intimidating a witness by French prosecutors following party last year
- The 28-year-old was arrested following an allegation of sexual assault
- The latest accusation follows a party at Cagnes-sur-Mer last February
- Fellow jockey Pierre Bazire has been charged with failure to report a crime
Pierre-Charles Boudot, three-time French champion jockey who won the 2019 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe on Waldgeist, has been charged with rape and intimidating a witness by French prosecutors.
The charges relate to an incident at a party at Cagnes-sur-Mer, a racecourse in the south of France, on February 17.
Prosecutors have also charged fellow jockey Pierre Bazire with failure to report a crime.
Jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot has been charged with rape and intimidating a witness
Boudot has been released on bail of £43,000 but must stay away from the Oise region which includes the Chantilly racing centre and racecourse.
He seems unlikely to ride in the immediate future though he had been due to partner Aidan O’Brien’s St Mark’s Basilica in Sunday’s French 2,000 Guineas.
Boudot, 28, has become a familiar figure to British racegoers.
His 12 Group One wins around the world last year included Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on The Revenant as well as two wins at the Breeders’ Cup on O’Brien’s Order Of Australia (Mile) and James Fanshawe-trained Audarya (Filly & Mare Turf).