Notice of a forthcoming Disciplinary Panel hearing (J. Gosden) on Thursday 21 October

Notice of a forthcoming Disciplinary Panel hearing (J. Gosden) on Thursday 21 October

20/10/2021 @ 12:30:00

2pm - John Gosden

The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will convene on Thursday 21 October 2021 to consider the following:

1. Whether Responsible Person, Mr. John Gosden, breached Rule (K)1 (Presence of a Prohibited Substance) as a result of a finding of Ketamine, Norketamine and Dehydronorketamine in a post-race urine sample taken from FRANCONIA following her win in the 15.00 British Stallion Studs EBF/Mansion Bet Abingdon Fillies Stakes on 13 June 2020 and, if so, the appropriate penalty to impose; and

2. Whether, because its post-race sample contained Ketamine, Norketamine and Dehydronorketamine, FRANCONIA should be disqualified from the relevant race under Rule (L) 47 Ground 4 (Horse Disqualifications).


Notes to Editors:

1. The Panel for the Enquiry will be: HH Philip Curl, Alison Royston and Tim Etherington. 

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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