Following an investigation by the British Horseracing Authority’s Integrity Services team, two owners registered in Ireland have been charged with laying their horse to lose.
The Disciplinary Panel will be asked to consider whether or not Declan and Michael Phelan, registered owners in Ireland, have breached Rule 247 of the old Rules of Racing by placing lay bets against ITSALLARACKET (IRE) in The Romney Marsh Mares’ Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race at Folkestone on 1 December 2008.
The date of the enquiry will be confirmed in due course.
For more information, please contact Turia Tellwright, BHA Communications Officer, on 020 7152 0163 or 07878 822 617
Notes for Editors
1. Guide to penalties: The entry point for a Breach of Rule 247 is six months disqualification, with a range of three months to ten years.