The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority held an enquiry on 19 January 2012 into the sample of urine provided by Ahmed Ajtebi, a licensed jockey, at Beverley on 20 September 2011.
Ajtebi’s sample was found to contain alcohol in a concentration above the threshold level permitted in urine under Schedule (D)3 of the Rules of Racing.
Having considered the evidence, the Panel accepted an admission from him that he was in breach of Rule (D)65. Taking into account that the level of alcohol found was 57 mg/100ml, which fell within the range of the ‘Lower Level’, and that this was Ajtebi’s first offence, the Panel cautioned him against providing a finding above the threshold level for alcohol in the future. It also pointed out to Ajtebi that a second breach of this nature within 24 months would lead to a much more serious outcome, in all probability a lengthy suspension.
Patrick Hibbert-Foy William Barlow Diana Powles 19 January 2012