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Martin Dwyer - jockey

Martin Dwyer: is free to ridfe in Britain until the hearing takes place

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Dwyer appeals to BHA not to reciprocate ban

MARTIN DWYER on Monday asked the BHA not to reciprocate the 56-day ban he has been handed by the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC), a suspension that has been labelled "a blatant miscarriage of justice" by PJA chief executive Paul Struthers.

The RWITC reduced the rider's ban to the original 56-day suspension on appeal on Saturday, having initially increased the ban to eight months.

But Dwyer, who has exhausted the appeal process in India, has now appealed to the BHA not to honour the ban. They have already accepted Dwyer's request that the suspension should not apply in Britain until the non-reciprocation hearing is held.

In a statement released via Twitter, the BHA said: "The BHA has today received an application from Martin Dwyer that the suspension imposed by RWITC not be reciprocated in Britain. This application will be considered by the Disciplinary Panel at a date to be determined. The date of the hearing will be dependent upon all parties receiving full documentation from RWITC of disciplinary processes to date.

"The BHA has also received application that the suspension should not apply in Britain until non-reciprocation application hearing is held. The Disciplinary Panel has approved this application, and Dwyer is free to ride in Britain for the time being. If the hearing cannot be arranged before September 24 it will be necessary for a further application to be made for interim stay of the ban."

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