Ciara McElvogue Represents the British Horseracing Authority at Inquiry Involving High Profile Jockey

By: Ciara Mc Elvogue September 27, 2021

Ciara McElvogue was instructed to represent the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) at an inquiry before the Judicial Panel of the BHA on 16 September 2021.  The Inquiry involved a high profile Jockey who was in breach of the rules of racing following the adverse finding of a banned substance, namely cocaine and metabolites in a hair sample taken from him in March 2021. 

The Judicial Panel, which plays a vital role in upholding the integrity of horseracing in Britain, suspended the jockey for a period of 6 months which is the appropriate penalty for a first breach and a positive finding of cocaine. 

The Jockey must now re-apply for his licence following the ruling of the Independent Disciplinary Panel and satisfy the licensing committee of the British Horseracing Authority that he remains a fit and proper person to hold a licence. 

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