The Disciplinary Panel hearing to consider charges against licensed trainer Howard Johnson adjourned on the evening of Thursday 21 July without concluding. An additional day is required and a date will be confirmed in the next few days.
Paul Struthers, Head of Communications for the British Horseracing Authority, said:
“Unfortunately the Panel were unable to hear all of the evidence in the time available. There were unforeseen issues arising in respect of a witness before proceedings began yesterday, and whilst both sides were confident that the hearing would still conclude in time, some of the other evidence presented and witness examinations took longer than anticipated.
“There is a possibility that the hearing could reconvene in early August but if not the next available date that all parties can attend is early September. We will confirm the date once all parties have agreed on it.”