Dominic Elsworth interviewed in Timmy Murphy inquiry
Dominic Elsworth was interviewed on Saturday to investigate reports of an altercation between him and Timmy Murphy.
Last Updated: 30/11/13 4:49pm
The British Horseracing Authority looked into the circumstances surrounding a shoulder injury sustained by Murphy after further information had come to light.
The stewards called Elsworth, Professional Jockeys' Association chief executive Paul Struthers and jockeys' valet Chris Maude. They were unable to interview Murphy, who was not at the track as a result of his injuries.
Having heard their evidence, they adjourned the inquiry to Wincanton on Thursday.
Murphy was taken to hospital for X-rays on his shoulder midway through Friday's card, although the reason for the injury was unclear at the time as he was seen walking away from the weighing room in some apparent pain before being helped into an ambulance.
Murphy had guided Upsilon Bleu to finish fourth in the bet365 Open Handicap Chase, but returned seemingly none the worse. Elsworth also took part in the race, finishing second on Easter Meteor and an altercation is believed to have taken place afterwards as the result of an event during the race.
While the Newbury stewards received no report of an incident on the day, BHA officials looked into matters further on Saturday and chose to launch a formal hearing.
Murphy was unable to take the ride on the fancied Our Father in the Hennessy Gold Cup.
Conor O'Farrell took over on David Pipe's charge, but the gambled-on 11/2 favourite could only finish seventh behind Triolo D'Alene.