Pierre-Charles Boudot, who was arrested on Monday in Chantilly along with fellow
jockey Pierre Bazire, has been charged with the rape of a work rider in February.
Both jockeys have also been named as witnesses to the intimidation of a witness.
The charges relate to an incident at a party at Cagnes-sur-Mer in the south of
France, on February 17.
The three-time French champion jockey who won the 2019 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
on Waldgeist, faces a charge of failing to report a crime in connection with the same
allegations, while an unnamed individual was also listed, along with Bazire, as a
“witness to intimidation of a witness”
On February 19 a young female work-rider reported to police in Cagnes-sur-Mer
evidence that suggested she had been raped during the night of February 17 and 18
by a jockey whose identity was subsequently revealed by the press to be
Pierre-Charles Boudot,” prosecutor Jean-Baptiste Bladier said about the alleged incident.
“The case was passed by the court in Grasse to that of Senlis on account of the usual
residence of both accused and plaintive, and an inquiry into the rape allegation was
launched by the gendarmerie in Chantilly.
“At the end of a very long series of interviews, the investigating officers took Pierre-
Charles Boudot and another jockey – identified in the press as Pierre Bazire – into
custody on May 10.
“Today, May 12, the criminal court in Senlis opened a hearing. The magistrate instructor
has made the following decisions: Pierre-Charles Boudot is indicted for rape and is also
named as a witness to intimidation of a witness; Pierre Bazire is indicted for not
reporting a crime and is named as a witness to intimidation of a witness.
“The judge has placed Pierre Bazire and Pierre-Charles Boudot under judicial control.
At the request of the court Pierre-Charles Boudot may not appear in the Oise
department and must give a deposit of €50,000 to the court.”
Pierre-Charles’ 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).