Ex-Jockey Sent To Alcohol Rehab Centre
A former amateur jockey was taken straight to an alcohol rehabilitation centre after he appeared in court on Monday. Nicholas Moore, 37, of Falmouth Street, Newmarket, who held a trainer's licence until last month, appeared before magistrates at Bury St Edmunds to face charges of harassment and breaking into a property in the town.
He was ordered to undergo a three-month alcohol treatment programme at the Providence Project, Bournemouth, to try to help him with his drinking problem. Nikki Miller, prosecuting told the court that Moore had first appeared in court on May 24, following an incident in Exning Road, four days earlier.
He was released on conditional bail, but was back before the court 24 hours later after breaching a bail condition not to drink alcohol. Because he had been drinking he was not able to take up a place that had been reserved for him on the rehab programme. Two days later, Moore had again appeared in court when he was told that start on the programme on June 7.
He had been brought before the court again on June 1, when he was remanded in custody until Monday, after again breaking his bail condition preventing him from drinking alcohol.
Michael Whatley, mitigating, said: "Mr Moore apologises for the inconvenience he has caused but he is a chronic alcoholic. Where he has made promises he has been unable to keep them because of his illness. "Racing Welfare has arranged and funded a three -month stay with the project." The case was adjourned until July 5.
Moore was released on bail on condition that he did not go to Stud Lodge in Exning Road, make contact with Meredith Brooks or drink alcohol.