15 Apr 2004 Pre-2014 Releases

Distant Country / Lynda Ramsden / Paul Fitzsimons

Published: 15 April 2004

Following a review of the race by the Jockey Club’s Monitoring System, the running and riding of DISTANT COUNTRY (USA), ridden by Paul Fitzsimons and trained by Lynda Ramsden, in the Gods Solution Handicap at Catterick on 31st March 2004 has been referred to the Disciplinary Panel for an enquiry. The gelding finished 6th of 18 runners beaten about three lengths at 14/1.

Both jockey and trainer have been written to and a provisional date for 6th May has been set for the hearing.

15th April 2004

Notes for Editors:

1. DISTANT COUNTRY (USA) has been declared to run in the Carpenters Arms Felixkirk Stakes at Thirsk tomorrow.

2. The monitoring system exists to review races and check for possible breaches of the Rules of Racing which may not have been dealt with on the day. Some types of races are targeted for reviewing (e.g. maiden races, large fields in handicaps etc), but there is also a large selection of random reviews carried out on all types of races.