Jockey Club Announcement Regarding the Exclusion Orders On the Five Individuals Who Faced Charges at the Doping Trial
Published: 1 January 1997
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club today lifted the Exclusion Orders on Glen Gill and Jason Moore, two of the men who until the collapse of the case at Southwark Crown Court in October had been charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the doping of Avanti Express and Lively Knight. However, following a review of all the information available, a decision on the other three, Ray Butler, Adam Hodgson and John Matthews, awaits the outcome of a forthcoming enquiry at which the Disciplinary Committee will be asked not to lift their Exclusion Orders. A date for the enquiry has yet to be confirmed.
Friday 1st December
Notes for Editors:
1. In March 1999, in light of the charges of conspiracy to defraud brought by the Metropolitan Police, Ray Butler, Glen Gill, Adam Hodgson, John Matthews and Jason Moore were under Rule 2 (v) of the Rules of Racing excluded from all premises owned, licensed or controlled by the Jockey Club for an indefinite period.
2. Rule 2 (v) of the Rules of Racing states: “The Stewards of the Jockey Club shall have power to exclude or cause or order to be excluded for any period or for an indefinite period from any premises owned, licensed or controlled by them any person whether or not subject to the Rules of Racing where, in their absolute discretion, they consider the presence of such person on such premises undesirable in the interest of racing even though such person is not and has not been declared, a disqualified person.”