Boyle punished in New Den case

  • Last Updated: December 18 2012, 17:42 GMT

Trainer Jim Boyle has been fined £3,500 and prevented from making entries for two months following a British Horseracing Authority inquiry into alleged 'milkshaking'.

Jim Boyle: Banned from making entries
Jim Boyle: Banned from making entries

The BHA cleared the Surrey handler of administering an alkalinising agent (generally known as milkshaking) to New Den before he was due to run at Lingfield in April 2011, but Boyle was still adjudged to have committed lesser offences.

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A disciplinary panel concluded Boyle had been aware New Den had been given a "tie-up powder" on the day of the Lingfield race, and that he was doing so "in the knowledge that the powders administered could affect the gelding's racing performance".

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