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BHA Strengthens "Fit & Proper Person" Rules

Friday, 27th November 2009

The British Horseracing Authority has moved to strengthen its “fit & proper person” rules with the introduction of “enhanced suitability criteria that must be met by all trainers before being licensed,” reported racingpost.com. The move is “the 1st stage of a 3-pronged effort by the regulatory body aimed at protecting both the integrity & image of racing, with a similar criteria to follow for both jockeys & owners”. Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov (who this year had horses trained by Gary Moore, including recent Melbourne Cup 3rd-placed Mourilyan) “will be among the owners investigated as part of the crackdown designed to root out undesirables & those with serious criminal convictions & underworld connections”. BHA spokesman Paul Struthers confirmed: “Certainly when the enhanced suitability criteria applies to owners in 2010, there are a number of ownerships that would be immediately looked at against that criteria.”

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