Talking Horses: BHA to conduct more ID checks after giving £4,000 fine

By: Greg Wood Friday 22 January 2021

Aiden O’Brien was fined for embarrassing debacle at Newmarket last year when two horses swapped identities

The British Horseracing Authority said on Thursday that it has been conducting “additional ID checks” at major Flat meetings and is still engaged in a “longer term piece of work” to prevent any repeat of the embarrassing debacle at Newmarket last year when two horses from Aidan O’Brien’s yard, Mother Earth and Snowfall, swapped identities in the Group One Fillies’ Mile.

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