West Mildon EX16 9HA Oakford, Tiverton, Devon


Roderick Moore's expertise places a particular emphasis on disciplinary enquiries and appeals before the Disciplinary Panel and Appeal Board of the British Horseracing Authority, representing jockeys, trainers, owners and all persons licensed or subject to the jurisdiction of the British Horseracing Authority. He regularly appears before the Licensing Committee of the BHA.

Roderick is also instructed for advice and representation in commercial disputes arising out of racing and bloodstock transactions. Including disputes between owners and trainers, allegations of professional negligence (eg of vets), disputes concerning the purchase and sale of bloodstock (including those involving intermediaries and agency issues) and disputes concerning breeding and syndication.

Clients involved in racing can also find it very useful to instruct Roderick in his other areas of specialist expertise namely Employment Law and Family Finance, since a deep knowledge of the racing industry can assist hugely in understanding the issues at stake.

He accepts instructions in most racing cases from solicitors and, where appropriate, members of the public via the Public Access Scheme.  Although he does not accept Family Finance cases via Public Access.

In recent years, he has become one of the "go to" barristers for those accused of breaches of the Rules of Racing for advice and representation, and has represented some of the very biggest names in the sport; he has been instructed in many of the most significant and high profile cases, including those concerning:

  • Lay-betting
  • Running and riding
  • Race fixing and corruption
  • Horse welfare
  • Doping
  • The bringing of racing into disrepute

Roderick's experience and profile is such that he was consulted by the BHA as part of the Quinlan Review into the sport's disciplinary processes and also on issues concerning the re-drawing of the Rules of Racing in relation to disclosure in disciplinary cases, inside information, doping and running and riding.

Roderick is a natural and accomplished horseman. All his horses are ex racehorses that he has successfully re-homed. Roderick has worked in racing and knows the sport inside out. He is regularly able to put this knowledge and experience to good use when representing licencsed individuals.