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Boyle punished in New Den case

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

The British Horseracing Authority 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.

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".