NEIL CALLAN TO FACE DISCIPLINARY PANEL OVER MISSED RIDE
Published: Tuesday 10 Oct 2006
Jockey Neil Callan has been charged with two breaches of Rule 220 (viii) – misleading the HRA or Officials – following his failure to honour his booked ride on ABSOLUTELYTHEBEST (IRE) in the 3.50pm race at Hamilton on 7th May 2006.
The first charge is that he misled Dr Clinton, the Racecourse Medical Officer, by stating that he felt unwell in order to be signed off his ride in the 3.50pm race and instead of going to the Medical Room for further examination by Dr Clinton as asked, left the racecourse in a booked taxi.
The second charge relates to his answers when interviewed by the HRA Security Department when he stated that he had merely asked for a taxi to be booked for “when he had finished riding” when in fact he had asked the racecourse office at 11am to book him a taxi to Glasgow Airport for 2.15pm.
A provisional date of 19th October has been set for the enquiry.
10th October 2006
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
1. The Penalty Range for a Breach of Rule 220 (viii) is £1,000 to £5,000 or a suspension or licence withdrawal for 1 month to three years with entry points of £2000 or 3 months.