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Enquiry into whether or not jockey Hayley Turner placed bets on horseracing


The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will hold an Enquiry to consider whether or not jockey Hayley Turner is in breach of Rule (D)53 in that she placed a total of 164 bets on horseracing during periods when she held a professional Jockey’s Licence.

The following will be heard by the Disciplinary Panel - an Appeal (D. Crosse) and Enquiries (H. Turner, J. Scott, Kelso Racecourse, Worcester Racecourse) to be heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Thursday 14 December 2017

8.30am - David Crosse (Appeal)

The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will hear an appeal brought by David Crosse, a licensed jockey, against the findings and penalty imposed by the Stewards at Ludlow on 6 December 2017 to find him in breach of Rule (B)67.4.3 in that he weighed in at 2 lbs or more overweight on a horse placed in the first four and to suspend him for 3 days.

11.00 - am Hayley Turner

The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will hold an Enquiry on Thursday 14 December 2017 to consider whether or not Hayley Turner, a licensed jockey, is in breach of Rule (D)53 of the Rules of Racing in that she placed a total of 164 bets on horseracing during periods when she held a professional Jockey’s Licence.

Jeremy Scott - in absence


The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will hold an Enquiry on Thursday 14 December 2017 to consider whether or not Mr Jeremy Scott, a licensed trainer, is in breach of Rule (G)2.1 of the Rules of Racing by virtue of the fact that hydrocortisone, a Prohibited Substance pursuant to Rule (G)16, was found in the urine sample taken from BEST BOY BARNEY (IRE) following its run in the ROA/Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4) at Wincanton on 5 April 2017.

Additionally, whether BEST BOY BARNEY (IRE) be disqualified from the race, pursuant to Rule (A)74.2 Ground 3 of the Rules of Racing.

Kelso Racecourse - in absence


The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will hold an Enquiry on Thursday 14 December 2017 to consider whether or not the Managing Executive of Kelso Racecourse have committed a breach of Rule (F)15.3.6 of the Rules of Racing, in that, by failing to identify prior to the running of the 4th race on 28 October 2017 that a fork had been left propped against the kick board of the open ditch, the Executive failed to carry out their responsibility to ensure on a race-by-race basis that the course was fit for racing to take place.

Worcester Racecourse - in absence


The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will hold an Enquiry on Thursday 14 December 2017 to consider whether or not the Managing Executive of Worcester Racecourse have committed a breach of Rule (F)15.2.3 of the Rules of Racing, in the light of BHAGI 7.2 para 3a), in that the required Level 1 hygiene clean of the racecourse stables had not been carried out to a sufficient standard so as to ensure that all the stables were clean before the meeting on 12 October 2017.

Notes:

1. The Panel for the Appeal and Enquiries will be: Patrick Milmo QC (Chair), Lyn Griffiths and Gardie Grissell.

2. Guideline penalties for the Rule (D)53 are as follows:

Rule (D)53 - Betting or laying a horse to lose any race with a Betting Organisation, instructing another person to do so, or receiving the whole or part of any proceeds of such a bet or lay

Entry point: Disqualify 18 months
Range: Disqualify 3 months - 10 years

3. Hydrocortisone is a naturally occurring corticosteroid. It is endogenous in horses, and there is an international raceday threshold of 1 microgram hydrocortisone per millilitre urine. Hydrocortisone may be legitimately prescribed by a veterinary surgeon to horses in training for therapeutic purposes, but is a Prohibited Substance on raceday when present in a horse’s system at a concentration that exceeds the threshold.
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