Johnny Farrelly, who has trained at a Somerset stable since 2013, has been permanently excluded from races with the right to a review after seven years for serious breaches of the sport’s protection rules, the British Horseracing Authority said in a report on Tuesday. communicated.
Farrelly has committed six breaches of Article 4 of the BHA Safeguard Measures, which came into effect in January 2019, and a breach of a rule in Article 6. Article 4 covers prohibited conduct and the protection of young people and adults at risk. , while section 6 covers cooperation with BHA investigators and the prevention of “harm on the grounds that [a] The person or party reported a backup problem ”.
Farrelly was found in breach of the rules after a five-day hearing by the Independent National Safeguarding Panel of the race.
“All who work in British racing must be prepared to call out and resist any behavior that does not respect the values of openness, inclusiveness and respect on which our sport is built”, Tim Naylor, director of the integrity and regulation of the BHA, mentioned.
“We are extremely grateful to those who have come forward in this matter for highlighting the concerns that ultimately led to today’s conclusion. It is because of the courageous actions of these individuals, raising their concerns through the sport’s confidential RaceWISE hotline, that we were able to bring this matter to fruition.
“It was a long and complex investigation that called on the expertise of the sports safeguard unit, which deserves great praise. He also used the independent expertise of the National Safeguarding Panel to ensure that any verdict was reached through a specialized and fully independent arbitration process. “
In a statement released through the National Coaching Federation, Farrelly said, “I intend to appeal today’s findings and therefore will not make any further comment on the hearing. I would also like it to be known that a police investigation ended without charges relating to my conduct. “
Farrelly has coached 130 winners in vault since obtaining his coaching license in the 2013-14 season, and 19 more on the flat. The most important winner of his career was Amore Alato in the Listed Future Stars Novice Chase at Sandown Park in November 2016. His last runner was Outlaw Jack, who was stopped in a handicap chase at Plumpton on September 19, while his last winner was Captain Ivan at Uttoxeter on July 25th.