BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY CONFIRMS CHARGES OVER LINGFIELD INCIDENT

25 Mar 2010 Pre-2014 Releases

The British Horseracing Authority has charged registered owner, David Reynolds, with two breaches of the Rules of Racing, in relation to the incident at Lingfield on Saturday 20th March 2010 following the running of the The Sportingbet Support Heros ‘Super 7’ Handicap Stakes

The charges are as follows:

Is David Reynolds, a registered owner and part-owner of THE SCORCHING WIND, in breach of Rule (A)32 of the Rules of Racing for violent and improper behaviour on a premises licensed by the British Horseracing Authority, in that:

a)     Following 2.25pm race at Lingfield on Saturday 20 March 2010, he approached Kieren Fallon, a licensed jockey and the rider of ELNA BRIGHT, from behind in the unsaddling enclosure and punched him in the face; and

b)    In attempting to strike Mr Fallon for a second time but being prevented, he struck Mr Peter Crate, the registered Owner of ELNA BRIGHT, in the side of the face?

Additionally,

Is David Reynolds in breach of Rule (A)30 of the Rules of Racing, in that by his conduct detailed above he acted in a way which was likely to, and did, prejudice the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of horseracing in Great Britain?

The hearing will take place at 11am on Monday 29th March at the offices of the British Horseracing Authority.

For further information please contact Paul Struthers, Media Relations Manager, on 07966 590105 or 020 7152 0166.

Notes for Editors:

The Disciplinary Panel for the hearing will be: Tim Charlton QC (Chair), Patrick Hibbert-Foy and Sandra Arkwright

The hearing is not open to the press.  If any members of the press are intending to attend anyway please email pstruthers@britishhorseracing.com

The Guideline Penalties for the two rules are:

(A)32     Violent conduct towards Stewards or Officials

Entry point of £5000 or suspend /disqualify for 3 months, with a range of £2,500 to £12,000 or 1 month to 1 year              

(A)32   Violent or Improper conduct between riders/trainers                               

Entry point of 4 days (rider) or £500 (trainer), with a range of 1 to 21 days and £100 to £1000

(A)30     Prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct or good reputation of horseracing

Entry point of £2,000 or Suspend / Disqualify 3 months, with a range of £1,000 – £10,000 or 1 month – 3 years