Trainer David Evans laughed and joked as he gave non-runner tip to Ladbrokes

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David Evans, who recently described a fine of £3,140 as “very lenient” after he admitted an offence relating to bets on his horse Black Dave at Wolverhampton in January 2015, laughed and joked with a Ladbrokes trader and then asked “does that help you?” after passing on information about a non-runner from his yard in the same race, according to a transcript of the conversation released on Wednesday.

Evans admitted conduct which “prejudiced the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of horseracing” when the British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel heard the case this month. The transcript of his conversation with Jeremy Thomas, of Ladbrokes, was released on Wednesday as an appendix to the panel’s written reasons for its judgment and penalty.

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