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O.P. « 2015-Feb-02, 05:34 PM »
PROPERTIES OF TOP HARNESS RACING FIGURES RAIDED OVER RACE FIXING 

VICTORIA Police officers have raided the properties of top Australian harness racing figures over their alleged involvement in a race-fixing scandal.

FAIRFAX MEDIA reports exclusively that the Monday morning raids have targeted the racing operations of the Cramp family in Mildura.

Shayne Cramp is one of the state's leading harness racing drivers, while both he and his father Greg also run a major training operation as well.

Fairfax Media was to publish an investigation about the pair's links to suspect betting activities and alleged corruption a fortnight ago, but was requested by police to stall publication.

The Fairfax Media investigation can reveal that Shayne and Greg Cramp are alleged to be involved in a suspected illegal betting syndicate that has been attempting to manipulate the outcome of races for several months.

No other members of their family are alleged to be involved.

The syndicate is allegedly involved in the manipulation of punting odds and driving practices in a manner that corrupts the outcome of betting.

The police investigation, carried out by detectives from the force's Sports Integrity Unit, has been running for at least 10 months.

Four properties in Mildura have been raided along with another property in Melbourne. Police have seized evidence.

Several prominent harness racing identities are expected to be charged with corrupting the outcome of a race or betting in what will be a major test of Victoria's relatively new 'cheating in sport' laws.

The raids are set to raise fresh questions about the integrity of racing in Victoria, with key insiders telling Fairfax Media that harness racing has been vulnerable to corruption due to the poor resourcing of the sport's integrity area.

Stewards have investigated Shayne and Greg Cramp in connection to several suspect races over the last few years but have failed to stop the pair's rise in running one of the most successful harness racing operations in the country.

The pair's operations were also investigated during the infamous 'blue magic' doping investigation in 2006, but stewards laid no charges.

The revelations come just weeks after three top thoroughbred trainers, Peter Moody, Danny O'Brien and Mark Cavanagh, were notified that some of their horses had tested positive for banned levels of cobalt after they raced in the spring carnival. The trio have pleaded their innocence.

Fairfax Media can also reveal that a prominent harness racing figure has been investigated by stewards over allegations they have been supplying cobalt to thoroughbred and harness racing stables across the state. It's understood this harness racing figure was raided and quizzed by stewards last year.

The state government recently ordered a major review of harness racing in Victoria due to falling revenue levels in the sport. The review, led by top racing administrator Dale Montieth, has commissioned sports corruption expert and former chief steward Des Gleeson to investigate concerns about the integrity of harness racing.

Fairfax Media recently revealed how a suspected organised crime syndicate, led by prominent harness racing owner Paul Sequenzia and which is linked to top trainers and drivers, has also been suspected of harness race fixing.

A trotting horse owned by Sequenzia tested positive for the banned drug EPO in 2009, although Sequenzia avoided any major penalties after several of his associates accepted responsibility for the doping.  Sequenzia recently owned Sushi Sushi, one of the most successful horses in the history of harness racing.   

Fairfax Media is seeking comment from the Cramp family.

 

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« 2015-Feb-02, 06:26 PM Reply #1 »
Look's as if Vo Rogue was on the ball when he posted the following back in June


VoRogue:
Another Shayne Cramp rort at the home of rorts Mildura, race 2 the Crampster had 3 runners, he drove an 8/1 chance, his close mate Nafey Jack drove the 2nd horse a $3 chance, and low and behold, his 3rd runner was driven by Ellen Tormey, a $64 chance, which blasted out of the gate and led all the way and NEVER looked like losing

Unitab divs

6   LEIGHMONT   $74.80 9.30  
10   ELQUE    1.50  
8   EIGHT TEE I    2.30  
 
LEIGHMONTBLK G 2
ELLEN TORMEY
Ft Shayne Cramp

Red, White & Black Panels With Saint Motiff$0    TS 2-0-0Village Jasper (USA) - Blue Moon Navajo

6th MILDURA   17Jun 1790   MS FT6   $43.8 Elque 24.2m 2-05.0
9th MILDURA   24Jun 2190   MS FT3   $82.5 Hilltop Raide 19.9m 2-07.9  
VoRogue:
you reckon they wouldn't pull the exact same rort just 3 races later in race 5 ? Cramp drove the $1.50 boom horse, the  fav Goes Like El which had the pole,  the commentator pre-empted before the start that he might get double crossed and end up 3 back pegs, well Cramp made the caller look a genius, it did happen, but Cramp managed to come of the fence and was 3 back outside. He then swept around them at the bell and didn't even have the pace to sit shotgun in order to do less work, stuck out on a limb for the last one lap plus, it was gonzo down the back straight, and who should get the juicy split in the straight coming orf Boris Devchich's back ? Bec-Bec Bartley on Primo Hanover at $27, trained by Shayne Cramp       :lol:     Now for the punch line...in race 8, Cramp has 2 runners, the favourite Jamie's Boy (who he got a suspension driving as a beaten fav for not trying to win) and number 3 Herdonthegrapevine, once again driven by Bec-Bec Bartley. This time everyone's expecting the rort, with Bec-Bec opening ar $7.10 the giddy goat, and the fav $3. I'm here to tell you that Bec wont run a hole, and Cramp's horse will be driven aggressively, circle the field and win running away  :yes:

3HERDONTHEGRAPEVINEB G 3REBECCA BARTLEY
Ft
Shayne Cramp

Navy Blue, Light Blue & Pink Band V, Light Blue Cuffs$4200    TS 8-0-1Modern Art (USA) - Grapevine
4th MILDURA   31May 2190   MS FT3   $7.7 Shiro Nz 8.4m 2-02.5
5th MILDURA   17Jun 1790   MS FT9   $10.4 Graybuck 38.7m 2-00.5
7th MILDURA   24Jun 1790   MS FT6   $50.9 Maastricht 36.3m 1-58.8

9JAMIES BOY  BR G 3SHAYNE CRAMP
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Shayne Cramp

Navy Blue, Light Blue Striped Sleeves, Pink Cuffs$6862    TS 11-2-3Washington Vc (USA) - Jamies Lass (NZ)
WON NYAH   07Jun 1765   MS FT5   $3.1  1.6m 2-00.4
2nd MILDURA   17Jun 1790   MS FT9   $2.20F Maastricht 5.0m 2-00.0
2nd MILDURA   24Jun 1790   MS FT11   $3.1 Maastricht 12.8m 1-58.8


VoRogue:
how predictable, they went like the clappers up front, Cramp smoking his pipe near the back of the field, and sustained a 500 metre sprint to win running away      :lol:     And Bec Bec was unplaced, just like the script read  :bop:

9   JAMIES BOY 2.60 1.30    
5   GRAYBUCK    1.80  
1   DEL BOCA VISTA    3.20  

There must be a few question marks over the accolades given to Cramp in the article below.

Mildura trainer Shayne Cramp has achieved what is believed to be an Australian, and maybe even a world, first.
Cramp's stable absolutely dominated proceedings at his home track on Tuesday night, not only winning every race but recording a trifecta in Race 1 and the quinella in the third, fifth and seventh events.
Shayne drove three winners himself, while Reece Moore also had a winning treble and father Greg Cramp booted home two victors for the stable.
"Absolutely fantastic. It's just unbelievable," Shayne Cramp told Harness Racing Victoria.
"We've got six before but to get eight winners, that's just unheard of.
"It was a fantastic effort from all the team. Dad drove two winners and the young kid (Reece Moore) we've got working for us drove three.
"It's not going to be an early night tonight."
It began with the Fishers Supermarkets Pace when Lis Mara Shadow (Greg Cramp) defeated stablemate Boltenin by 9.8m, while another Cramp horse Anarion finished third.
The second event, the Redwood Day @ Maryborough Sunday Pace, went to Cramp-trained two-year-old Mach Three filly Aldebaran Brandi, which defeated runner-up Lucky Eight and another Cramp runner East Emperor in third.
Race 3, the Sunraysia Daily Pace, was taken out by Macray Soiree, Cramp’s three-year-old Grinfromeartoear filly, which defeated stablemate Glen Alpine Drive by 5.3m.
The Cramp wagon rolled on in Race 4, the Seelite Windows and Doors Pace, when Soho Jagger prevailed victorious 8.5m over Georges Lad in second and yet another Cramp runner in Squiggymaguire in third.
The fifth event saw the Cramps in the winners’ stall in the Bill Hanson Memorial Pace, with a stable quinella via Philtra Phella defeating Sutter Man.
Hargrave took out Race 6, the Mildura Sports Pace, Cramp’s only runner in the race prevailing by 12.1m.
The seventh event went to Inransit, while stablemate Vivant gave Cramp yet another quinella.
And in the last history was made in emphatic fashion, Reece Moore piloting Cramp’s Cenosilocophobia to victory by a huge margin.
Moore gave an emphatic victory salute as he crossed the line in first place; but his winning margin was so enormous he probably could have got out 50m before the line and danced his horse and sulky to success.
Trots fans' Twitter and Facebook feeds were all about Cramp after the last race, many suggesting it was one of the most remarkable feats seen in the sport's history. :shy: :shy:
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« 2015-Feb-02, 06:36 PM Reply #2 »
Perhaps it is naïve of me, but what is to be gained by a trots driver getting their $8 shot beaten so their 70/1 shot can win?

I can understand getting the $1.50 shot beaten so you could get a few $ out of betfair, but not a huge amount, from my observations

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« 2015-Feb-02, 06:39 PM Reply #3 »
Fellas Mildura has been a massive rorting track for many, many years.

Somewhere on this forum or maybe even on the old forum is a post about a 100% fixed race involving Boris Devcic and Nathan Jack with two horses called Seymour and Seymour Lights(I will never forget the names).

Funny how the same names popped up in Vo's Post.  ;)

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« 2015-Feb-02, 06:43 PM Reply #4 »
Perhaps it is naïve of me, but what is to be gained by a trots driver getting their $8 shot beaten so their 70/1 shot can win?

I can understand getting the $1.50 shot beaten so you could get a few $ out of betfair, but not a huge amount, from my observations

You'd be surprised what is willing to be done to win relatively moderate amounts by lowlifes in general.

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« 2015-Feb-02, 06:49 PM Reply #5 »
You'd be surprised what is willing to be done to win relatively moderate amounts by lowlifes in general.

True

I read stories about  :censored:  who bash and rob poor defenceless elderly people for $100, so I shouldn't be surprised.

I guess also, that there is relatively little money in gambling or owning/training trots anyway.

Still, I am surprised

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« 2015-Feb-03, 08:54 AM Reply #6 »
There are 3 positives to Cobalt chloride in Qld Harness and 3 in Gallops but no names released so all have a stigma over them cantwork that out.If they are positives they should be named to protect the innocent

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« 2015-Feb-03, 11:16 AM Reply #7 »
All Cramp runners at Mildura tonite have been scratched, 12 scratchings over 6 races, including 5 scratchings in race 3, reducing it to a field of 4. I note with interest that race 2 at Albion Park, number 1 is a late scratching PAINT THE HAMMER, until very recently it was trained by Greg Cramp and raced in Victoria, maybe they still own it despite it racing in QLD  :chin: Maybe the two Cramps will live up to their name sometime soon, living in CRAMPED accomodation at Barwon Prison   lol  

And to think that Chris Munce did nearly three years in Honkers for basically nothing more than copping slings, these rorting thieving crooked trotting (and racing)  :censored: that fix races need to do jail time, that will most certainly deter others from following in their footsteps. No more 5 year bans or whatever....hard jail time, gaining advantage by deception of the gullible Joe Public   :bye: Anthony Pullicino got 12 years disqualification for juicing them up, rigging races is much worse  :rant:
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« 2015-Feb-03, 02:50 PM Reply #8 »
At last someone who sees it as it is.I believe if the Cramps get found guilty they should be banned for life, others on harness .com say im to harsh with the penalty but to keep Harness viable in this day and age a no tolerance policy of rorting must be enacted or the sport will die.

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« 2015-Feb-03, 09:29 PM Reply #9 »
And to think all of this came about because the Board was "concerned about falling revenue."

What about the complaints that have fallen on deaf ears for years?
Now that the concern is about money, something will be done.

This is not about integrity at all.

The trots have always been an area of betting I steer well clear of.
I was warned about 35 years ago by a brother-in-law.
He was given the winners at Albion park and Rocklea on Friday afternoon.
They were always too short, so he made a pile from quinellas.

No surprise that this is coming to the surface like a boil ready to pop.

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« 2015-Feb-03, 10:42 PM Reply #10 »
In among all the derision of harness racing. Credit where credit is due.

Good on the Victorian Harness racing officials for having the courage of their convictions and proceeding with charges   emthup

It must be a very difficult time for the administrators and they deserve some support in the mainstream media and on social media.

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« 2015-Feb-04, 07:53 AM Reply #11 »
Race fixing not widespread across harness industry, says integrity commissioner Sal Perna
•   by: Matt Stewart
•   From: Herald Sun
•   February 03, 2015 7:00PM
•   
 
Racing integrity commissioner Sal Perna believes the wider harness racing industry is “clean”. Source: News Corp Australia
RACING integrity commissioner Sal Perna on Tuesday insisted there is no evidence that alleged harness race fixing spreads beyond Mildura.
Perna said information he had received over five years had suggested concerns were “region specific’’ and that the wider harness industry was “clean’’.
But within the far-flung region dominated for years by Shayne and Greg Cramp, the immediate suspension of their licences and a ban on their horses competing will have an immediate impact.
The Cramps train more than 40 horses and dominate results like no other regional stable in Australia.
Six months ago Shayne Cramp trained the eight-race card at Mildura and on Tuesday night the stable had seven of the eight favourites at their home track — until they were scratched by order of stewards.
Their swarm of horses must immediately be redistributed among other trainers.
Harness Racing Victoria chief executive John Anderson said the imminent disappearance of the Cramp horses could leave a void in the horse population.
“It could work out one of two ways,’’ Anderson said.
“They have such a big team it will leave a hole in the horse population up there; that’s if the owners of these horses send them outside the region or suddenly races might become more competitive up there because the horses are not all trained by the one stable.’’
 
There had been speculation a harness official had been forced to resign in relation to the Cramp revelations — either¬ a staffer or board member — but Anderson said “that’s news to me.’’
“No one, as far as I’m aware, has lost their job or resigned,’’ he said.
Anderson said police and stewards were not probing into any of the eight races won by Cramp on the same night last July.
Perna told radio station RSN that years of communication with concerned harness fans and participants had led to the laying of criminal charges against the Cramps on Tuesday.
Perna said “lots of people’’ had contacted him with concerns, particularly over the last 12 months.
“People saying this race is suss, that race is suss, but they never eventuated to anything,’’ he said. “We’ve had a number of pieces of information prior to this … until we knew enough to refer it to the police.’’
He said he had “no other information’’ to suggest race fixing was widespread.
The Cramps will appear in court in May.

The line "no evidence exists" simply means it might be there..but they have yet to find it. :o

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« 2015-Feb-17, 04:56 PM Reply #12 »
interesting to note the high number of LATE SCRATCHINGS at Cranbourne trots tonite, on the back of last nite's expose on greyhound racing live baiting and the recent cobalt investigations in Victoria and other states  

CRANBOURNE   MT  
 
17 Feb 2015 OVERCAST GOOD

MT 1 46m 4 5 13L C0 ONLY MS   2080M  
MT 2 6:00 4 T0 OR BETTER SS   2110M  
MT 3 6:30 7 3C0 TO 3C1 MS   2080M XD  
MT 4 7:00 2L 3 6L C1 ONLY MS   1609M XD  
MT 5 7:30 5 7L 11L C2 TO C3 (2ND HEAT) MS   2080M QD  
MT 6 8:00 8 C1 ONLY MS   2080M TT/QD  
MT 7 8:30 4L 7L C4 TO C5 MS   2080M DD/TT/QD  
MT 8 9:00 4L 7 C0 ONLY MS   1609M DD/TT/QD  
« Last Edit: 2015-Feb-19, 09:47 AM by VoRogue »

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« 2015-Feb-17, 05:30 PM Reply #13 »
Even more interesting reading would be:

* whether LS were linked to one trainer or better still ... one Vet
* the position in the market of those LS
* any significant early wagers on any LS

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« 2015-Sep-04, 08:25 AM Reply #14 »
Harness racing identities dodge jail for fixing race
 
AN IDIOTIC plot to make a few hundred bucks in a racefixing scam has left a successful father-and-son harness race training team in ruin.
 
Mildura identities Shayne and Greg Cramp yesterday pleaded guilty y to one chargee each of conduct that corrupted a betting outcome. e.
The Mel- bourne Magis- trates Court heard Shayne Cramp, 31, and his father Greg,g, 58, (both pic- tured) were among Australian harness racing’s top three training families when the pair were caught fixing a race.
 
While detectives only proceeded with a charge over one fixed race, the court heard Shayne was caught on phone taps organising another successful fix.
Both faced 10 years in jail, but were instead convicted and sentenced to community corrections orders. Shayne must p performm 300 hours of community work for his actions, while Greg must carry out 200.
 
The court heardh Shayne wasw a successful trainertr in the areaa at the time ofo his offending lastla year, winning the VictorianVict trainer’s championship in 2013-14.
 
But the cocky trainer/driver flushed his career down the toilet on a ludicrous racefixing scheme that saw him collect less on takings in one race than he would have collected by winning it.
 
Courier Mail 4th September.

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« 2015-Sep-26, 08:11 PM Reply #15 »
Has anything changed?

Just watched a race at Bendigo trots where the long odds on favourite missed the standing start and was tailed off with absolutely no hope.

Nothing unusual about that. But there was in the spread of dividends on the winner across the 3 states and also when compared with the fixed market - someone locally knew something  :chin:

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« 2015-Oct-30, 09:12 PM Reply #16 »
Both got 12 years disqualification Today, not enough IMO but better than a hit with the feather duster they would have got in Qld.  :biggrin:

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« 2016-Aug-29, 01:02 PM Reply #18 »
Also cannot understand why most reports only mention Jack but a couple
have also named Amanda Turnbull (who is also Jack's partner).

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« 2017-Jan-11, 08:22 PM Reply #19 »
Four people charged by police over alleged harness race-fixing in Victoria


By James Lamb  5 hours ago

  Nathan Jack has been charged in relation to alleged race-fixing  Image: Herald Sun

The Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit (SIIU) and Shepparton detectives have today charged four people in relation to alleged harness race-fixing in Victoria.

Nathan Jack, Lisa Bartley, Mark Pitt and Amanda Turnbull have been identified as the licensed participants charged with engaging in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome and other related offences.

Following the running of race four at Cobram on June 22, 2015, the Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Integrity Department launched an investigation into the training arrangements surrounding the winning horse Airbournemagic, the tactics adopted during the running of the race and the associated betting on the race.

In November 2015, as a result of evidence detected, the HRV Integrity Department referred its investigation to the SIIU in order for a criminal investigation to be undertaken.   

This continued investigation of the SIIU resulted in Victoria Police today advising HRV that criminal charges have been issued against Jack, Bartley, Pitt and Turnbull.

The four have until 5:00pm on Thursday, January 19, to make any submissions to the HRV Stewards regarding the potential suspension of licences. They have all been summoned to appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on February 20.

"HRV acknowledge the commitment of the Victoria Police SIIU in terms of conducting investigations into matters that threaten the integrity of the harness racing industry," HRV said in a statement released on the Australian Harness Racing Website.

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Would be interesting to find the race replay probably too far back.


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« 2017-Jan-11, 09:08 PM Reply #20 »
For some reason I cannot copy the url involved for this race.

If you want to see the race in question go to harness.org.au then results are under the racing tab
and the replay is with the race results.

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« 2017-Jan-14, 08:29 PM Reply #21 »
http://www.harness.org.au/meeting-results.cfm?mc=CO220615&ms=vic&fromstate=vic

I don't know the form of any of these N Jack led set a fast pace and finished third the fav was giving them a mile start and ran fourth ....Amanda Turnbull wasn't in the race Bartley and Pitt were on the winner.

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« 2017-Jan-14, 09:16 PM Reply #22 »
http://www.harness.org.au/meeting-results.cfm?mc=CO220615&ms=vic&fromstate=vic

I don't know the form of any of these N Jack led set a fast pace and finished third the fav was giving them a mile start and ran fourth ....Amanda Turnbull wasn't in the race Bartley and Pitt were on the winner.

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http://www.harness.org.au/stewards-reports-detail.cfm?mc=ML160708

Race 4 16 July, 2008. The first time I saw N Jack directly involved in a 100% fixed race. Been wary from that day since.  ;)

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« 2017-Jan-15, 09:45 AM Reply #23 »
Can't get much more blatant than that.

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« 2017-Jan-15, 09:47 AM Reply #24 »
Where was noodle when he was needed?


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