Fillies' Mile Result Officially Amended


The British Horseracing Authority has officially amended the result of the G1 Fillies' Mile, where Aidan O'Brien's fillies Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) had been saddled incorrectly, wearing each other's saddle cloths and riders. It appeared that Snowfall had finished third and Mother Earth eighth, but it was actually the reverse.

An investigation remains ongoing in relation to the incorrect saddling of the horses. Grounds for disqualification in the BHA's rules of racing do not include horses starting from the wrong stalls or carrying the wrong jockey. Because the horses that ran in the race were duly entered and carried the correct weight, the only possible disqualification ground would be if the horses were the subject of fraudulent practice. O'Brien said in the immediate aftermath of the race that the switch was a mistake borne from the fact that British-based staff unfamiliar with the fillies had been handling them due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. O'Brien was not at the race.

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