29 Mar 2010 Pre-2014 Releases

Following a hearing of the Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority, registered owner, David Reynolds, has been disqualified for three months and fined £10,000 after he admitted being in breach of violent conduct and acting in a manner prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of horseracing in Great Britain, following the running of the The Sportingbet Support Heros ‘Super 7’ Handicap Stakes

Full reasons for the Disciplinary Panel’s decision will be published later today.  Paul Struthers, Media Relations Manager for the British Horseracing Authority, said:

“The entry point penalty for violent conduct toward an official is a fine of £5000 or a disqualification of 3 months, so the Panel has gone above the entry point by disqualifying Mr Reynolds for that period and, in addition to that ban, fining him £10,000.

“We await the reasons from the Disciplinary Panel which will detail why and how they reached their conclusions, and will publish those reasons once we have received them later today.”

For further information please contact Paul Struthers, Media Relations Manager, on 07966 590105 or 020 7152 0166.

Notes for Editors:

The Disciplinary Panel for the hearing was: Tim Charlton QC (Chair), Patrick Hibbert-Foy and Sandra Arkwright

The effects of a disqualification are: not allowed to own horses, not allowed onto Licensed Premises (racecourses, training grounds, stables etc) and not allowed to speak to licensed individuals (ie trainers) about racing.

The Guideline Penalties for the two rules are:

(A)32     Violent conduct towards Stewards or Officials

Entry point of £5000 or suspend /disqualify for 3 months, with a range of £2,500 to £12,000 or 1 month to 1 year              

(A)32   Violent or Improper conduct between riders/trainers                               

Entry point of 4 days (rider) or £500 (trainer), with a range of 1 to 21 days and £100 to £1000

(A)30     Prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct or good reputation of horseracing

Entry point of £2,000 or Suspend / Disqualify 3 months, with a range of £1,000 – £10,000 or 1 month – 3 years