TOP horse trainer Iain Jardine swiftly deleted a controversial tweet amid the Bryony Frost vs Robbie Dunne hearing following a fierce backlash.
Jardine, a successful trainer based in Dumfries who won the 2017 York Ebor with Nakeeta, wrote on Thursday morning: “So the racing world wants more equality? I’ve never heard so much talk of men v women.
“Shut up and just get in [sic] with your job.”
Popular pundit and horse breeder Ross Millar was one of the first to reply.
He quoted Jardine’s tweet and wrote above it: “It’s this sort of helpful tweet that’s going to truly help things progress.”
Jardine’s original message was posted at 8.37am but less than an hour later was gone.
In its place was a tweet about today’s racing at Market Rasen and another showing the ‘first Christmas sweets delivery from owners for the team’.
A number of the trainer’s other followers responded to his personal opinion with criticism.
One said: “The best time to delete this woud have been before you posted it.
“The second best time is now.”
Another posted: “Wow. Really?”
A fellow Twitter user wrote: “The only thing with a higher Whopper ratio than racing is Burger King.”
While another, quoting Jardine’s tweet, said sarcastically: “Women, know your place.”
And a fellow Twitter user posted: “When does this get deleted?”
The Frost vs Dunne hearing has entered its third day at British Horseracing Authority HQ in London.
Frost, 26, a Cheltenham Festival and King George-winning jockey, has made a number of alarming allegations.
She alleged Dunne ‘opened his towel and shook himself’ at her when naked outside a sauna in a racecourse changing room.
The shocking revelation came after Dunne’s legal representative Roderick Moore read out his witness statement on day two of the disciplinary hearing at the BHA’s headquarters in central London.
Dunne, 36, says he was only naked in front of Frost on one occasion and there was ‘nothing sexual or inappropriate’ about it.
He claimed the only time Frost had seen him in the nude was after he had used a sauna near the jockeys’ changing room.
Frost said the statement was untrue and he had previously exposed himself on purpose.
She said: “I remember Robbie through my amateur career being inappropriate to many of us.
FROST CLAIMED SHE FEARED FOR HER SAFETY
“I remember him opening his towel up and shaking himself in front of me and thinking it was funny. That’s what I can recall.”
Frost also said she feared for her safety after Dunne allegedly made angry threats last year.
She recalled: “He said that he promised he was going to hurt me and put me through a wing (of a fence).
“He said it to me in such a way that I believed him.
“There is only so much you can take.”
Dunne denies all charges of prejudicial conduct and two of the three of threatening behaviour.
The hearing continues today.