An Appeal (D. Keenan) to be heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Thursday 14 January 2021

Published 2021/01/13

The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will convene on Thursday 14 January 2021 to hear an Appeal brought by Darragh Keenan, a licensed jockey and the rider of ROHAAN (IRE), against the decision of the Stewards at Lingfield on 2 January 2021 to find him in breach of Rule (F)37 and suspend him for 14 days for serious misjudgement in that he asked for his effort too late in The Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Handicap Stakes (Class 4).

Notes to Editors:

1. The Panel for the Appeal will be: William Norris QC (Chair), Jodie Mogford and Chloe Fairley.

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 Joe Rendall via [email protected].

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.