Press Association Irish rider Trevor Breen continued his winning run at Hickstead by landing Wednesday’s feature class in the Longines Royal International Horse Show. Breen prevailed after a seven-horse jump-off, clocking 40.26 seconds for a clear victory ahead of British European team gold medallist Will Funnell. Funnell, riding Billy Onslow, posted a time of 42.08, with Nicole Pavitt (Tia Semilly) third and Mark Williams (Extensa G) fourth. The show’s international classes get under way on Thursday, with Friday’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup round and the Longines King George V Gold Cup on Sunday being the highlights. Breen has returned to the Sussex arena after being crowned Hickstead Derby champion on Adventure De Kannan just over four weeks ago. And he wasted no time in making his presence felt as he took the Winter Grades B and C Championship aboard Classic III.
Related Articles Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting August 25, 2020 Share Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches.Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 and won £946.13 with the latter sum added to the initial £2,500 FA fine.It is reported that of Kashket’s 183 bets, 65 were in competitions that Leyton Orient were taking part in, with 19 matches featuring the team, among them 10 betting against his side.Scott Kashket stated: “I regret my actions and will learn from the experience to improve myself both as a person and a player. I am thankful to Wycombe Wanderers for their ongoing support and am determined to come back stronger in two months’ time.”The independent regulatory commission assured that he did not play in any matches he placed a bet on, whilst also adding that there is no suggestion of using ‘inside information’ or match-fixing.The club stated: “Wycombe Wanderers continues to offer its full support to Scott, and while the club does not condone rule breaches of this nature, it recognises that the charge relates entirely to a difficult period in Scott’s career at his previous club Leyton Orient.”The sanctioning also includes a possible extended suspension if the player further breaches FA’s betting rules.Rob Couhig, the prospective majority shareholder at Wycombe Wanderers, has concluded: “I have found Scott to be a first-rate person and, while this is not an excuse for his actions, the treatment he sustained at Leyton Orient – under their previous ownership structure – was unconscionable.“I am glad he has taken personal responsibility for his actions, and that Leyton Orient are under new progressive ownership and leadership. We now look forward to drawing a line under the situation and having Scott fully fit and refreshed for the final few weeks of the season.”Couhig is referring to reported ownership issues and Leyton Orients’ financial crisis under Francesco Becchetti, when Kashket was playing for the side. Both the club and the player, in the same statement, announced that they will not appeal the decision.
On Monday, officials announced that a retired Florida police officer was found dead in his jail cell, less than two weeks after being sentenced to life in prison for sexual offenses against children under the age of 12.According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, 67-year-old James Michael Trejbal was found unresponsive in his isolation cell at the Duval County jail.Homicide detectives stated that there didn’t immediately appear to be signs of foul play.Trejbal pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to sexual battery of a child younger than 12 and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, according to court records.Trejbal was a former K9 officer, and he retired from the Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office in 1999.He was arrested in January, but authorities were alerted in December of possible sexual offenses from years earlier, and additional victims were discovered as recent sexual offenses were identified, police said. Some of the offenses were against victims younger than 12, investigators said. Some victims involved custodial authority, but the gender and circumstances were not released.