Notice of a forthcoming Disciplinary Panel hearing (R. Hannon) to be heard on Monday 25 October

Notice of a forthcoming Disciplinary Panel hearing (R. Hannon) to be heard on Monday 25 October

22/10/2021 @ 12:00:00

9.30 am - Richard Hannon

The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will convene on Monday 25 October 2021 to hear the following:

Whether Responsible Person Richard HANNON is in breach of Rule (K)1 (Presence of a Prohibited Substance) of the Rules of Racing due to the presence of arsenic in a pre-race sample taken from OH PURPLE REIGN (IRE) prior to the 15.35 Tattersalls Stakes (Class 1) (Registered as the Sommerville Tattersalls Stake) held at Newmarket racecourse on 26 September 2019;
Whether, as its pre-race sample tested positive for a Prohibited Substance, OH PURPLE REIGN (IRE) should be disqualified from the relevant race under Rule (L)47 Ground 4 (Horse Disqualifications).


Notes to Editors:

1. The Panel for the Enquiries will be: HH Brian Barker CBE QC, Austin Allison and Anthony Connell. 

2. Due to the current situation and resulting difficulties arising from the corona virus, temporary changes have been made to how the Judicial Panel operates. Initial changes can be seen in a statement here issued on 1 April, with a further operational update issued on 1 June here.

3. As referenced in the above, media wishing to attend remote hearings must read and agree in writing to the media protocol referenced in the update issued on 1 June, which is also available here. To express interest in attending a remote hearing, please contact Mark Scully via

Please note, the BHA Judicial Panel is an independent body which encompasses the Disciplinary Panel, Appeal Board and Licensing Committee. It receives administrative support from the BHA via the Judicial Panel Secretary. 
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