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Statement on the Reduction of Mark Dry’s Ban from Sport

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A UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said today: “We note the decision following Mark Dry’s appeal. We are pleased that the independent appeal tribunal unanimously endorsed UKAD’s Issued Decision dated 7 May 2021, which reduces Mr Dry’s ban from four years to 28 months.

Pam Sly - Rule (D)28, fast-tracked

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£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 - Cam Hardie

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The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority convened on Thursday 8 July 2021 to hear an Appeal brought by Cam Hardie, a licensed jockey, against the finding of the Stewards at Newcastle racecourse finding him in breach of the Rules of Racing prohibiting Improper Riding and imposing a penalty of a suspension of 4 days.

Result of an Enquiry (L. Williams) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on 17 June 2021

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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).

Written reasons following enquiries (A. McCarthy, F. Marsh) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Thursday 25 March 2021

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 30/03/2021 @ 13:00:00 Adrian McCarthy The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) convened on Thursday 25 March to consider whether Mr Adrian McCarthy was in breach of Rule (K)49 of the Rules of Racing.

1. On the 25 March 2021 the above Panel convened to consider whether the above named, a licensed professional flat Jockey, was/is in breach of the above Rule in that he failed to ensure that on the 15 October 2020 when he rode FAREGAAN in the 20.30 at Chelmsford Racecourse that no banned substance was present in his body. In fact, after analysis of a sample taken from him, a high concentration of metabolites of cocaine was found.

WADA statement on Court of Arbitration decision to declare Russian Anti-Doping Agency as non-compliant

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges the ruling today by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) for a period of two years and to impose significant consequences. This decision confirms in large part the recommendation made in November 2019 by WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC), which was unanimously accepted by the Agency’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 9 December 2019.

Disciplinary | Match Review Panel

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Following the latest round of Betfred Championship and League 1 fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

BHA Disciplinary - Keith Dalgleish - Rule (D)28, fast-tracked

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£100 fine - A breach of Rule (D)28 of the Rules of Racing in that when LOOSE LIPS ran at Newcastle on 24 June 2021 he had not informed the Racing Calendar Office that the horse had been gelded before the deadline as required. The Chairman noted that notification had been given but not until after declarations.

Ronald Harris - Rule (J)24, fast-tracked

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£750 fine - A breach of Rule (J)24 of the Rules of Racing in that he did not complete the BHA’s mandatory online Safeguarding training which all trainers are required to complete in order to comply with the licensing requirements imposed on them.  Reminder letters were sent to all trainers on 24 September 2020, 17 November 2020 and 8 December 2020.  Also, the National Trainers Federation published in their newsletter reminders to all trainers on 30 September 2019, 31 January 2020, 6 November 2020 and 3 December 2020.  On 27 January 2021 a final letter was sent to him advising that the training had to be completed by yourself by 3 February 2021

Nicolás Arreche from Argentina provisionally suspended

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Three Belgian tennis players Romain Barbosa, Arthur de Greef and Alex Witmeur who are the subject of an ongoing criminal and ITIA investigation, have today been provisionally suspended by AHO Professor Richard McLaren.

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