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Welcome to our horse racing blog. Our specialist lawyers will post their thoughts here on the latest legal issues surrounding the horse racing industry. For the latest updates from the Harrowells horse racing team, follow us on Twitter @horseracinglaw

Morrison Escapes Ban After Positive Test

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Trainer Hughie Morrison has escaped a ban after one of his horses failed a drugs test at the start of the year. The East Ilsley-based trainer could have faced a lengthy ban as a consequence of Our Little Sister's positive test for...

Turner Suspended After Betting Breach

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Hayley Turner has been handed a three-month riding ban handed to her by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) after the opening of an internet betting account left her in breach of the rules governing betting by jockeys....

Da Silva Banned Due To Sand

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Jockey Raul Da Silva has been handed a one-day ban for improper behaviour after gently throwing sand at his mount to try and get her to enter the stalls at Chelmsford. Sunkissed, a two-year-old filly, was reluctant to load but Da Silva...

Evans Fined After Black Dave Saga

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Trainer David Evans has been fined a total of £3,140 following a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary panel hearing related to the trainer betting on one of his own horses. The Panel found that Evans engaged in "conduct...

Statement on behalf of Suzi Best

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Following hearings on 19 June 2017 and 12 September 2017, the British Horseracing Authority’s Licensing Committee has today granted Suzi Best a training licence. There are a number of conditions attached to the licence, which will be finalised at a...

The story behind one of North Yorkshire's enduring racing partnerships

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Harrowells' Simon Black is no stranger to horse racing. His father, Alan, and grandfather, George, forged a partnership with trainer Mick Easterby that has sent out many winners on both the Flat and over Jumps. In a recent interview, Mick Easterby...

Knott offence expunged as BHA take practical view

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The news that Anthony Knott is free to resume racing activities after the British Horseracing Authority agreed to set aside the remainder of his suspension has understandably made headlines in the racing press of late, but it is also an indicator of just how...