- Milton Harris has had his licence suspended by the British Horseracing Authority
- A hearing in the new year will determine whether a new licence will be granted
- Harris has not had runners since sending three to Plumpton last Monday
The career of trainer Milton Harris has been plunged into jeopardy after his licence was suspended by the British Horseracing Authority with immediate effect.
Harris has not had runners since sending three to Plumpton last Monday. This suspension comes after two from his stable — Balboa and Giddyupadingdong — were not permitted to run at Ludlow last Thursday.
The BHA deemed that neither of those horses were qualified to run in their respective engagements.
The issue is extremely serious and he must face a hearing in the new year to determine whether he will be granted a licence again.
A BHA spokesperson said: ‘Following a hearing before the chairperson of the independent judicial panel of the BHA, Mr Harris’s licence has been suspended pending a licensing committee hearing in January. This is as a result of a breach of the conditions on his licence and related matters.’
Harris started training in 2001 but had a seven-year hiatus, from 2011 to 2018, due to financial issues. His best horse has been Knight Salute, a Grade One winner in April 2022.
Trainer Milton Harris has had his licence was suspended by the British Horseracing Authority with immediate effect