DANNY MULLINS has appealed against the five-day ban imposed on him at Thurles on Thursday, when stewards found him in breach of Rule
212(a) - which covers horses not run on their merits - when riding Omega Springs to finish seventh in a 2m2f chase, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Houston landed an immediate one-match suspension with a further one game to be served should he be found guilty of another breach of rule
72 this season.
However, after an eighthour hearing a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel found him in breach of Rule
Henderson also admitted to, and was found in breach of Rule
53, in that the mare tested positive, and of Rules 221 B (i) and (ii) in that the substance was administered on the day of the race or before the filly ran - and that he made inadequate medical records.
The panel found Murtagh in breach of Rule
220 (iii) in that he acted in a manner prejudicial to the proper conduct of racing, while the panel ruled that O'Brien failed to give adequate instructions concerning the rules of racing.
Culhane, who has been out of action since a fall at Wolverhampton in April, was found in breach of Rule
220 (i), namely aiding or abetting individuals to lay or back horses with the benefit of inside information.
Mourinho was in breach of rule
Q, governing managers' conduct.
The 52-year-old Scot yesterday formally denied a breach of Rule
E3 - "a failure to act in the best interests of the game and/or having brought the game into disrepute" - over his post-match comments on the performance of referee Barry Knight following his side's 2-0 defeat at Everton on May 7.
As a result of that inquiry, the board of the FA Premier League have today issued the following charges: '1: Chelsea FC have been charged with a breach of Rule
K3, governing approaches to players.
The Jockey Club's disciplinary committee was due to hold an inquiry to decide whether Spencer, who was riding Tarboush, committed a breach of Rule
153 of the Rules of Racing concerning interference.
Murphy was deemed to be in breach of Rule
155(ii) as he failed to satisfy the panel that he gave his rider adequate instructions which complied with the Rules in respect of the race.
He could be found in breach of rule
153(iv)(a) "by making a manoeuvre in the interests of a horse from the same stable.