Trainer Aidan O’Brien and one of his employees have been charged following the running of CAPE BLANCO in the Totesport Dante Stakes at York on the 13th May 2010.
Aidan O’Brien has been charged with breaches of Rule (A)37 and (B)83, in that he encouraged and/or caused Pat Keating to refuse to comply with two instructions given by the Stewards at York. The first was an instruction that CAPE BLANCO (IRE) be trotted up before the BHA’s Veterinary Officer and the Senior Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon as part of their examination of the colt prior to the colt leaving York racecourse. The second was an instruction to attend a Stewards’ Enquiry into the refusal to allow CAPE BLANCO (IRE) to be trotted up before the BHA’s Veterinary Officer and the Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon.
Aidan O’Brien is also charged with a breach of Rule (A)30.1 (acting in a manner prejudicial to the conduct and/or good reputation of horseracing in Great Britain) in light of the above.
Pat Keating is charged with two breaches of Rule (B)83 regarding his failure to comply with the above instructions.
A Disciplinary Panel hearing will be convened in due course.
7th June 2010