Registered stable employee Grit Birch has been informed she will be required to attend a Disciplinary Panel hearing on 14th June 2012 to consider possible breaches of the Rules of Racing, as follows:
1. Is Grit Birch in breach of Rule (A)30.3.1 in that she associated with Mr Khalil Burke, a disqualified person in connection with horseracing in Great Britain, during the period 8th December 2010 to 4th March 2011 when she was a registered stable employee?
2. Is Grit Birch in breach of Rule (A)31.2 in that she deliberately misled Investigating Officers of the Authority when she denied knowing Khalil Burke in August 2010 and repeated this denial in correspondence to the Authority until 12th January 2011?