Result of an enquiry (Christopher Timmons) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Friday 9 May
The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) held an enquiry on Friday 9 May 2014 into the breath sample provided by Christopher Timmons, a jockey licensed in Ireland, at Cheltenham on 14 March 2014.
Timmons’ sample was found to contain alcohol in a concentration above the threshold level permitted under Schedule (D)3 of the Rules of Racing headed “Banned substances and notifiable medications”.
Having considered the evidence, the Panel accepted an admission from him in his absence that he was in breach of Rule (D)66. Taking into account that the level of alcohol found was 22 mgs/100ml of breath, which fell within the range of the ‘Lower Level’, and that this was Timmons’ first offence, the Panel cautioned him against providing a finding above the threshold level for alcohol in the future. It also pointed out to Timmons that a second breach of this nature within 24 months would lead to a much more serious outcome.
Notes to editors
1. The Panel for the enquiry was: Philip Curl (Chair), Didi Powles, Ian Stark
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