20 Jan 2005 Pre-2014 Releases

Running and Riding of Celtic Son (fr) to be Subject of a Disciplinary Panel Enquiry

Published: 20 January 2005

The Jockey Club announced today that a Disciplinary Panel enquiry will be held into the running and riding of Celtic Son, trained by Martin Pipe and ridden by Jamie Moore, at Exeter on 19th October 2004.

Following the running of the SIS Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at Exeter on January 3rd 2005 the marked improvement in form of the winner, Celtic Son (FR), was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club in compliance with Instruction H19 so that the performance of the gelding in its earlier races could be reviewed.

Having examined the evidence, the running and riding of the gelding on its second hurdle start at Exeter on 19th October 2004 in which it finished 5th in the Gerrard Novices’ Hurdle, when ridden by Jamie Moore and sent off at 10/1, has been referred to the Disciplinary Panel which will consider whether or not Jamie Moore has committed a breach of Rule 157 and Martin Pipe has committed a breach of Rule 155 (ii).

A date for the enquiry will be confirmed in due course. The Jockey Club have informed Martin Pipe and Jamie Moore that the Disciplinary Panel could hear the enquiry on February 17th 2005.

20th January 2005

Notes for Editors:

1. As the focus of the enquiry took place during the course of the race, the Disciplinary Panel Enquiry into this matter will be open to the press. Connections of horses, or others directly involved in the enquiry, do have the right to submit written reasons in advance of the enquiry as to why they feel it should be a closed enquiry. These should be submitted at the time of appeal or following the receipt of written confirmation of charges. The application will be considered by the Chairman acting for that hearing.

2. Rule 157 states: “Where, in the opinion of the Stewards or the Stewards of the Jockey Club, a Rider has intentionally failed to ensure that his horse is run on its merits the Rider shall be deemed in breach of this Rule and guilty of an offence.”

3. Rule 155 (ii) states: “It shall be the duty of the Trainer to give or cause to be given to the Rider of any horse in his care such instructions as are necessary to ensure the horse runs on its merits.”

4. The horse’s form over hurdles is as follows:

Date Course Position Type of Race

15/01/2005 Warwick 1 B Hcap (R Stakes)
12/01/2005 Newbury 1 E Cdl Hcap
10/01/2005 Taunton 1 E Hcap
08/01/2005 Uttoxeter 2 C Hcap
03/01/2005 Exeter 1 E Nov Hcap
10/11/2004 Newbury 8 E Nov
19/10/2004 Exeter 5 E Nov
14/10/2004 Taunton 5 E Nov