£1,000 fine - A breach of Rule (K)1 of the Rules of Racing in that a post-race urine sample taken from DEFINITLY RED (IRE) on 29 February 2020 following its run in the William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase at Kelso tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide.
The Chairman noted that the presence of a intra-articular corticosteroid (TCA) is prohibited on race day and the openness of earlier treatment and unfortunate erroneous veterinary advice, acceptable to the BHA, leaves this case suitable for Fast Track procedure.
Under Rule (L)47.4 DEFINITLY RED (IRE) will be disqualified from the race.
£100 fine - A breach of Rule (D)28 of the Rules of Racing in that when LOOSE LIPS ran at Newcastle on 24 June 2021 he had not informed the Racing Calendar Office that the horse had been gelded before the deadline as required. The Chairman noted that notification had been given but not until after declarations.
Notes to Editors:
1. Fast-tracked cases are heard by the Judicial Panel Chairman, His Honour Brian Barker C.B.E. QC. More information about the fast-track system can be found here.
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.
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.