The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the sport’s governing and regulatory body, has today announced that regulatory and sports law specialist Raj Parker has been appointed to its Board.
Raj takes up his role as an Independent Non-Executive Regulatory Director on 1 January, and will replace Sir Paul Stephenson, who joined the BHA Board in 2015 and whose term expires on 31 December.
1. The Independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) met on 17 June 2021 to consider the allegation that Mr Levi Williams was in breach of Rule (K)49 of the Rules of Racing. (A Jockey must ensure that no Banned Substances is present in their body). A urine sample collected from him at Wolverhampton Racecourse on 29 January 2021 showed the presence of the banned substances benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) and THC-acid (a metabolite of cannabis).
n Appeal (A. Cawley and J. Farrelly) to be heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday 9 March 2021
08/03/2021 @ 11:40:00
10.00 am - Alain Cawley and Johnny Farrelly
The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will convene on Tuesday 9 March 2021 to hear an Appeal brought by Alain Cawley and Johnny Farrelly against the decision of the Stewards at Exeter on 26 February 2021.
Alin Cawley was suspended for 14 days and Johnny Farrelly was fined £3,000 for schooling and conditioning the horse WHISTLEINTHEDARK (IRE) on the racecourse, in that Mr Cawley has failed to ride his mount in such a way that he could be seen to ask for timely, real and substantial effort to obtain the best possible placing.