PRA disciplinary ruling

12:51 05 April 2011

PRA Board Website Statement

The Disciplinary Panel of the Pony Racing Authority was convened on March 28 2011 to consider the following matters:

i Whether or not, in registering the racing pony known as Footsie, Mrs Susan Pickering, Mr marc Harrison and Mr Alan Dean has made a false declaration as to the ownership of Footsie when completing its 2010 Pony Registration Certification.

ii Whether or not Mr Alan Dean is a suitable person to own racing ponies and to be involved with the sport of pony racing.

The Panel heard from the PRA’s legal representative, Mr Rory MacNeice, from the Chief PRA Steward, Mrs Caroline Hutsby, and from the Chief Executive of the PRA, Miss Rebecca Morgan. The panel also heard evidence from Mr Dean and Mr Harrison and reviewed a letter from Mrs Pickering, who did not attend the hearing in person.

Having heard all of the evidence, the Disciplinary Panel held that:

i Mrs Pickering, Mr Dean and Mr Harrison failed to declare the true ownership of Footsie when registering the pony for the 2010 season.

ii That Mr Dean was not a suitable person to own racing ponies or to be involved with the sport of racing.

The Disciplinary Panel imposed the following penalties:

i As to the false registration regarding Footsie, Mrs Pickering and Mr Harrison were each fined a sum of £250 and Mr Dean was fined the sum of £500, in all cases payment to be made within 14 days.

ii That Mr Dean be declared a disqualified person and excluded from all PRA events for the period of 12 months from April 1 2011 up to and including March 31 2012.

The Pony Racing Authority

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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