The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today granted Darren Egan an apprentice jockey’s licence with trainer John Butler. Egan is eligible to ride with immediate effect.
The issuing of the licence follows an application from Egan to change his licence from one based with Ron Harris to John Butler. This application was received on 26th August, and Egan was added to Butler’s stable employee register, which is a pre-requisite to being licensed, on 13th September.
In all cases when an apprentice jockey applies to move from his existing yard to the care of a new trainer, the BHA conduct certain standard procedures to ensure the interests of the parties involved are protected. In this case, while carrying out these checks concerns arose regarding the circumstances of the requested move. These concerns needed to be allayed before the licence application could be approved.
In addition, while clarification on these matters was being sought, Egan was asked to provide other information in relation to an on-going enquiry, which was also deemed relevant to his application.
That information was provided earlier this week and following consideration BHA are now in a position to re-issue Egan’s licence.