Notice of a forthcoming Disciplinary Panel hearing  (N. Wakefield)

Notice of a forthcoming Disciplinary Panel hearing  (N. Wakefield)

21/04/2021 @ 12:00:00

10.00 am - Nigel Wakefield 

The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will convene on Thursday 22 April 2021 to consider the following charge:

1. Whether registered stable employee Nigel WAKEFIELD is in breach of Rule (A)30.1 of the pre-1 September 2019 Rules of Racing (Conduct prejudicial to horseracing) for driving a Horse Box into persons directing traffic outside of Chelmsford City racecourse on 2 September 2017.

2. Whether Mr WAKEFIELD is in breach of Rule (J)21 of the post 1 September 2019 Rules of Racing (Person must not abuse a BHA Official, whether verbally or otherwise) for aggressive behaviour and verbal abuse towards racecourse staff at Nottingham racecourse on 14 October 2020.

Notes to Editors:

1. The Panel for the Enquiries will be: James O’Mahony (Chair), Jodie Mogford and Ian Stark OBE. 

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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