07 Mar 2005 Pre-2014 Releases

Jockey Club Monitoring System Refers Running and Riding of Pearl Fisher (ire)

Published: 7 March 2005

Following a review by the Jockey Club’s Monitoring System, the running and riding of PEARL FISHER (IRE) ridden by Neil Brown and trained by Declan Carroll, in the Labourforce Services Handicap at Wolverhampton on 12th February 2005 has been referred to the Disciplinary Panel for an enquiry. The filly finished 9th of 11 runners beaten about nine lengths at 66/1.

Declan Carroll has been charged with a breach of Rule 155 (ii) in relation to the instructions given to the rider, and Neil Brown a breach of Rule 157, which deals with cases where in the opinion of the stewards a rider has intentionally failed to ensure a horse runs on its merits.

A provisional date for 23rd March has been set for the hearing.

7th March 2005

Notes for Editors:

1. PEARL FISHER raced four times in Ireland in 2004 prior to its first British start at Wolverhampton on 12th February. On its second British run, at Wolverhampton on 25th February, the Stewards held a running and riding enquiry and found Danielle McCreery to be in breach of Rule 158 for failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to obtain the best possible placing. She was suspended for 7 days. Mr Carroll was found no to be in breach of Rule 155.

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.