Trainer Johnny Farrelly Excluded From British Racing Over Breaches Of Safeguarding Regulations

Following a five-day hearing in front of the National Safeguarding Panel (NSP), trainer Johnny Farrelly was been found in breach of six offences under Regulation 4 and one under Regulation 6 of the British Horseracing Authority Safeguarding Regulations following a referral by the BHA to the National Safeguarding Panel.

Safeguarding measures are in place to protect the health, welfare and human rights of individuals, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As a result of this finding, Farrelly has been permanently excluded from British racing with the right to review not before a period of seven years has elapsed. The exclusion will commence from Oct. 5, 2021.

The BHA and all parties are bound by the NSP’s rules around disclosure. As part of their ruling, the NSP have agreed that the finding of exclusion against the trainer may be publicized, but there can be no further disclosure of the details of the case. Farrelly has the right to appeal the finding.

A former jockey, Farrelly has been training since 2013, according to racingpost.com. He conditioned 130 jumps winners in Britain as well as 19 on the flat.

Regulation Four of the BHA’s Safeguarding Regulations reads as follows:

4. PROHIBITED CONDUCT AND THE PROTECTION OF YOUNG PERSONS AND ADULTS AT RISK

4.1 No Person may (i) engage, or attempt or threaten to engage, in conduct that directly or indirectly harms the welfare of one or more Young Persons or Adults at Risk, and/or (ii) pose a risk of harm to one or more Young Persons or Adults at Risk.
NOTE:
(a) ‘Harm’ is not a narrow concept, and can mean different things in different contexts. Reference should be made to the BHA Safeguarding Policy.
(b) It is not necessary for conduct (or attempted or threatened conduct) to take place in the context of racing activities. For example (and without limitation), in the event that a Person is convicted or cautioned for, or charged with, any offence that concerns harm to one or more young persons or adults at risk (whether or not those young persons or adults at risk participate in racing), that may form the basis of action under these BHA Safeguarding Regulations as a result of that Person posing a risk of harm (regardless of whether or not the
relevant offence, or alleged offence, took place in the context of racing activities).

4.2 No Person may knowingly employ, engage or otherwise instruct any individual who, in undertaking the activities for which they are employed, engaged or instructed, poses a foreseeable risk of harm to Young Persons or Adults at Risk.

British racing’s full safeguarding regulations can be found here: https://www.britishhorseracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BHA-Safeguarding-Regulations-December-2018.pdf

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