Egan reissued with licence
The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed Darren Egan has been reissued with an apprentice jockey's licence.
Egan has not ridden since August after the BHA refused to consider his application for a new licence following a switch of employers pending an investigation.
Jockeys are usually permitted to ride, even if being investigated for alleged corruption offences, until the BHA's inquiries are complete, although the rules do not permit granting a licence to anyone who is currently the subject of security department inquiries.
Egan is eligible to ride with immediate effect, with his licence now attached to trainer John Butler, having previously been with Ron Harris.
A BHA press release read: "The British Horseracing Authority today granted Darren Egan an apprentice jockey's licence with trainer John Butler.
"The issuing of the licence follows an application from Egan to change his licence from one based with Ron Harris to John Butler.
"This application was received on August 26, and Egan was added to Butler's stable employee register, which is a prerequisite to being licensed, on September 13.
"In all cases when an apprentice jockey applies to move from his existing yard to the care of a new trainer, the BHA conduct certain standard procedures to ensure the interests of the parties involved are protected.
"In this case, while carrying out these checks concerns arose regarding the circumstances of the requested move. These concerns needed to be allayed before the licence application could be approved.
"In addition, while clarification on these matters was being sought, Egan was asked to provide other information in relation to an on-going inquiry, which was also deemed relevant to his application.