Ousted Racing Chief Threatens Litigation Over Sexism

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The abrupt departure of a high-flying executive from the prestigious Jockey Club has roiled British racing, with accusations of sexism and culture clash balanced against counter-claims of bullying and "unacceptable behaviours".  

The 270-year-old club's first female chief executive, Delia Bushell, resigned on August 30 after less than a year in the job.

The Jockey Club has a Royal Charter, owns 15 racecourses and operates the popular Cheltenham Festival.  

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