Increases to minimum race values agreed for 2023 as British racing’s Fixture List is published
Important post-Brexit breakthrough achieved on customs treatment of temporary thoroughbred movements
British Racing partners with HEROS to expand its safety net and begins roll-out of further aftercare initiatives
Summary findings published from initial research into environmental sustainability in British racing
Key Sports Law Cases And Developments Of 2021 – UK & Ireland
BHA Disciplinary - William Haggas - Rule (G)2.1, fast-tracked
£1,000 fine – breach of Rule (G)2.1 of the Rules of Racing in that on 17 July 2019 FIVE DIAMONDS ran in the 4Head Median Auction Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Class 6) at Yarmouth finishing 1st. Following the race the Stewards ordered FIVE DIAMONDS to be post-race tested. On 7 August 2019 it was reported that the post-urine sample returned by FIVE DIAMONDS tested positive for HEPS.
Bloodstock Industry Forum publishes Code of Practice
The Bloodstock Industry Forum (BIF) is pleased to announce the completion of the new Bloodstock Industry Code of Practice which will be formally incorporated into the rules of British Racing on August 16th and replaces the previous Bloodstock Industry Code of Practice which has been in place since in 2009 and the ITBA Sales Code of Practice, operational since 2010. The new Code of Practice has been drawn up in response to the central recommendation made in the BHA Review of the Buying and Selling of Bloodstock and Racehorses in British Racing which was released in December 2019.
Pam Sly - Rule (D)28, fast-tracked
£200 fine - A breach of Rule (D)28 of the Rules of Racing in that when DARK SPEC ran at Beverly on 19 July 2021 she had not informed the Racing Calendar Office that the horse had been gelded before the deadline as required
BHA Disciplinary - Brian Ellison - Rule (K)1, fast-tracked
£1,000 fine - A breach of Rule (K)1 of the Rules of Racing in that a post-race urine sample taken from DEFINITLY RED (IRE) on 29 February 2020 following its run in the William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase at Kelso tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide.
Racing industry leaders working on urgent financial proposals
Minor changes to Rules of Racing - British Horse Racing Authority
BEVA, BEF and BHA collaborate to monitor interruptions to supply of Equine Influenza vaccines
Result of a Referral (R.Dawson) and an Appeal (J. Spencer) heard by the Disciplinary Panel
Improving standards and enhanced deterrents at the heart of 20 recommendations published as part of British horseracing’s whip report
Industry united in bid to improve British racing’s culture of respect
Notice of an Enquiry (R. Dunne) to be heard by the Disciplinary Panel from Tuesday 30 November
The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will convene from Tuesday 30 November 2021, with five additional dates reserved, to consider whether Licensed Jockey Robbie Dunne is in breach of the following Rules of Racing:
Result of an Enquiry (K. Lundie) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Thursday 26 August 2021
1. On 26 August 2021 the independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) convened to consider whether Mr Kevin Lundie, a licensed professional flat jockey, was in breach of Rule (K)49 (a jockey must ensure that no Banned Substance is present in their body) and/or Rule (L)5.2 (where an approved person requires a person to attend an interview the person must attend the interview at the agreed time and place).
Nicky Henderson - Rule (E)12, fast-tracked
£750 fine - A breach of Rule (E)12 of the Rules of Racing in that on 5 July 2021 LELANTOS (IRE) ran in The Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 5) at Worcester, where it had been reported by the Veterinary Officer that the horse appeared to be suffering from ringworm. The skin scrapings taken from LELANTOS (IRE) were reported by Rossdales Laboratories as being positive for ringworm.
Result of an Appeal (Dragon Symbol) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on 1 July 2021
1. On 1 July 2021 the independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) sat to consider the appeal from the owner and trainer of DRAGON SYMBOL, (ridden by Oisin Murphy) against the finding on 18 June 2021 of the Ascot Stewards who reversed the placings in The Commonwealth Cup (Class 1) (Group 1) (British Championship Series) over 6f where DRAGON SYMBOL was first past the post beating CAMPANELLE (IRE) (ridden by Frankie Dettori) by a head.
. Separately, Mr Murphy was found guilty of careless riding and suspended for four days. That decision is not the subject of any appeal.
INTERPOL: Integrity in Sport - Bi-weekly bulletin
National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF)
Suspicion of a match-fixing around PSG-Red Star Belgrade: the investigation closed
The National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) has closed its preliminary investigation into suspicions of rigging of the Champions League match between Paris-SG and the Red Star of Belgrade in October 2018, said Thursday the lawyer of the Serbian club, confirming information from the Team.