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Ashley Barnes: Norwich City striker banned from British racecourses

Norwich City striker Ashley Barnes has been banned indefinitely from attending British horse racing meetings.

Barnes, 34, was placed on the British Horseracing Authority’s excluded list earlier this month.

The ban has been imposed because he did not co-operate with an ongoing BHA investigation.

Barnes joined Norwich from Burnley last summer and has scored seven goals in 33 games for the club, who are sixth in the Championship table.

In a statement, the sport’s governing body said: “The BHA can confirm that the Ashley Barnes listed as an excluded person on our website is the professional footballer Ashley Barnes.

“Mr Barnes has been excluded due to a failure to co-operate with a BHA investigation.

“As that investigation is ongoing, the BHA will make no further comment.”

Exclusion orders are issued by an independent disciplinary officer “in instances where a person’s presence on premises licensed by the BHA, or association with racing’s participants, is undesirable in the interests of racing based on their conduct”.

Under the ban, Barnes is also not allowed to attend other racing premises, such as training yards, or associate with people involved in the sport under licence, including jockeys and trainers.

Norwich declined to comment when approached by BBC Sport.