14 Feb 2011 Pre-2014 Releases

Paul Struthers, Head of Communications for the Authority, said:

“We can confirm that we will not be in a position to announce the results of the post-mortem examinations today. Our investigation, which is running in tandem with the investigation being undertaken by Newbury Racecourse and Southern Electric Power Distribution, has a number of other aspects. It is therefore only right and proper that we do not make any announcement until we have received and thoroughly reviewed the results from the post-mortem and other analysis.

“With regards to the possible rescheduling of the meeting, we have been in discussions with all relevant parties and will make an announcement as soon as we are able. As the independent regulator of the sport, the safety and welfare of the horse is paramount, as it is for Newbury Racecourse and for all of those who work in and follow racing. We must therefore ensure that, ahead of the meeting, we are satisfied from the post-mortem and our other analysis, and from Newbury Racecourse, that there are no outstanding issues.”