Owner fined and disqualified after Fallon incident

Owner David Reynolds has been fined £10,000 (€11,000) and disqualified for three months after being found guilty of violent conduct against former champion jockey Kieren Fallon.

Owner David Reynolds has been fined £10,000 (€11,000) and disqualified for three months after being found guilty of violent conduct against former champion jockey Kieren Fallon.

At a hearing of the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority, Reynolds admitted being in breach of violent conduct and acting in a manner prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of racing in Britain.

Reynolds was alleged to have assaulted Fallon following the running of the Sportingbet Support Heros ’Super 7’ Handicap at Lingfield on March 20.

The altercation took place when Reynolds was upset after his horse The Scorching Wind, who started favourite, finished ninth. He approached Fallon, the rider of last-placed Elna Bright in the unsaddling enclosure.

Paul Struthers, the BHA media relations manager, said: “The entry point penalty for violent conduct toward an official is a fine of £5,000 (€5,600) or a disqualification of three months, so the panel has gone above the entry point by disqualifying Mr Reynolds for that period and, in addition to that ban, fining him £10,000 (€11,000).”

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