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Offline ratsack

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« 2015-Aug-08, 10:49 AM Reply #750 »
my inlaw used to manage (thats  a oxymoron )  bobby

i have text'd him no answer yet .

let ya no soon   

Bobby has finished his chemo and is going alright at this stage

so far so good   :x:

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« 2015-Aug-11, 09:46 AM Reply #751 »
Phil helping out with publicising the fund raiser for The Bobster and some details of how Bobby is handling his challenge.

http://www.justracing.com.au/

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« 2015-Aug-11, 10:10 AM Reply #752 »
I would not wish cancer on anyone, no matter how low a character they are.
And I wish Bobby El-Issa well in overcoming his sickness.
However, when it comes to to fundraising for him;
I will give the race fixer the same consideration he gave to the connections of Bold Glance.

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« 2015-Aug-11, 11:15 AM Reply #753 »
AML is a curable disease.  Whilst therapy is unpleasant the survival rate is reasonable enough to be optimistic.   It all depends on what his cytogenetics show, but they tend not to advance with chemo if there is not a good chance of a positive response.  Thousands of Australians have to confront the disease every year, so I am not sure why Phillip sees the need to race about trying to fund raise just because of Bobby's profession.  Bobby would likely have all the insurances that go with being a jockey so his odds are he should eventually survive this OK and be back in the saddle in 6 months or so.

Onya Bobby, all the best.

Funny bloke our Phillip.  His causes are often misplaced. 

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« 2015-Aug-11, 11:19 AM Reply #754 »
Wonder why Phillip didn't fund raise for me when I had cancer?    :rant:

I'm sacred .....I'm a punter!          :lol:

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« 2015-Aug-11, 04:01 PM Reply #755 »
Wonder why Phillip didn't fund raise for me when I had cancer?    :rant:

I'm sacred .....I'm a punter!            :lol:   

Exactly.  I can assure folk, in 2015 AML is not a death sentence any more.  I doubt if Bobby needs the cash right now giving he is heading the right way for remission.  Maybe Phillip doesn't understand the circumstances 
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« 2016-Mar-22, 09:10 AM Reply #756 »
bobby at the Warwick farm trials today

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« 2016-Apr-01, 08:50 AM Reply #757 »




Jockey Bobby El-Issa says daughter and horse riding key elements in his bid to beat a rare cancer
March 31, 2016 6:57pm
Ray ThomasThe Daily Telegraph

Jockey Bobby El-Issa, with daughter Izabella, is returning to racing on Friday after a year-long battle with cancer. Pictu Richard Dobson


IN the darkest moments, when death came knocking, Bobby El-Issa drew strength and inspiration from the two great loves of his life — his daughter Isabella and a desire to return to race riding.


Doctors feared the worst as El-Issa struggled with the ravages of leukaemia but the jockey wasn’t ready to die.

“I was on my death bed a couple of times,’’ El-Issa told The Daily Telegraph on Thursday. “I had AML — acute myeloid leukaemia — which is one of the worst cancers you can get. It was pretty bad.’’


The jockey had a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. AML is a relatively rare disease that can occur at any age and around 900 Australians are diagnosed with the illness each year.

El-Issa was in the prime of his life, a jockey who prided himself on his fitness, and it wasn’t easy to accept he had been diagnosed with such a serious illness.

With such an acute cancer as AML, early treatment is the only cure.

Almost as soon as he was diagnosed, El-Issa underwent chemotherapy.

He had to endure four rounds of “chemo” is six months and the treatment took a heavy toll.

El-Issa’s weight plummeted to 35kg. The prognosis was not good — but he wasn’t about to give up. This was a race he had to win.

“When I was sick, when it got really bad, that is when I told myself there is no way in the world I was going to die,’’ El-Issa said. “I kept thinking of my little girl, Isabella.

“She is my life now and that is where I found the strength I needed to keep going. She is six years old and I want to be here for her. The horses are my other passion and my dream was to return to riding. That is what drove me to beat this.’’

El-Issa, a former two-time Sydney champion apprentice, was diagnosed in June of last year. Three months ago his doctors told him the cancer was in remission. He has defied the odds.

At Orange on Friday, El-Issa makes a low-key return to race riding.

It’s not Royal Randwick, it’s not The Championships, there is no $1 million races, but for El-Issa he has already won the biggest race of them all.

He has a second chance at life and is not about to waste it.


Bobby El-Issa, a former two-time Sydney champion apprentice, was diagnosed with the aggressive cancer in June of last year. Pictu Richard Dobson

Once the doctors gave him the all-clear, El-Issa went to the gym to regain his strength.

When he wasn’t working out, El-Issa helped his brothers in their thriving business, Knafeh Bakery — a pop-up bakery which operates out of a shipping container and has more than 50,000 followers on Instagram.

“Working with my brothers has helped to get me focused on other things apart from my illness,’’ El-Issa said. “The business is going really well and we are about to open in New York.’’

El-Issa has quickly regained his fitness and is already back to his riding weight of 52kg.

He began riding trackwork again three weeks ago. He spends two mornings a week at Royal Randwick where he rides for Gai Waterhouse and Team Snowden, then another two mornings at Warwick Farm.

El-Issa rode in 12 barrier trials late last week and felt he was ready to return to the races.

With his manager, former champion jockey Wayne Harris, they planned to take one ride at Orange on Friday — but he has been swamped with six rides.


Bobby El-Issa when his weight plummeted after chemotherapy. Pictu Annette Dew

“Everyone has said what are you doing, aren’t you going to ease back into it but I said no I’m going full steam ahead,’’ El-Issa said.

“I will be rusty for the first few meetings but I’m ready to come back,’’ El-Issa said.

“I’m going to ride the bush circuit for a few weeks then hit the provincials pretty hard. It’s been my dream to get back to Sydney racing so I’m pretty excited to be riding again.’’

El-Issa’s cancer is in remission now. He has won the fight but he is not dropping his guard.

“I keep telling myself after two years I can have a glass of champagne, after five year I can have a bottle,’’ the jockey said when asked about his prognosis.

“We all have hurdles in life, some are bigger than others, it is character-building.

“By the grace of God and my own strength, I’m good now. I had great support from my family and friends, any my little girl is always there for me — I feel pretty blessed.’’

BOBBY EL-ISSA — THE COMEBACK

Orange, Friday

Race 1 De Kurnell

Race 2 Four More Millers

Race 3 Oakwood Lady

Race 4 True Joy

Race 5 Metung Penny

Race 6 Celtic Diamond


Good Luck to The Bobster :thumbsup:

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« 2016-Apr-01, 06:48 PM Reply #758 »
Good effort today one winner three seconds and a third...one unplaced. :clap2:


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« 2016-Apr-01, 07:47 PM Reply #759 »
So we can assume he was trying today.
How often will that be the case? :whistle:

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« 2017-May-16, 03:19 PM Reply #760 »
Copped a 4 month ban

Racing NSW Stewards have continued an inquiry opened into Bobby El-Issa’s handling of Soul Testa in Race 4 (Goulburn Express Freight Maiden Handicap, 1600m) at Goulburn Race Club's meeting on Friday, 17 March 2017.

On that day evidence was taken from Bobby El-Issa, rider of the gelding, and trainer Ron Quinton. Evidence yesterday was taken from Mitch Reid, Racing NSW Betting Analyst and further evidence was taken from trainer Ron Quinton and jockey Bobby El-Issa.

The Stewards also considered transcripts of interviews with two unlicensed parties in respect to wagering on this event as well as communications records extracted from B El-Issa’s mobile phone following a forensic analysis of that device. Having regard to the requisite standard, on the evidence, the Stewards did not establish any integrity issues in respect to wagering on this event.

B El-Issa was found guilty of the following charge under AR135(b);

AR135. (b) The rider of every horse shall take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that his horse is given full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible place in the field.

The details of the charge being that licensed jockey Bobby El-Issa, rider of 6th placegetter Soul Testa in Race 4 (Goulburn Express Freight Maiden Handicap, 1600m) at the Goulburn Race Club race meeting conducted at Goulburn Racecourse on Friday, 17 March 2017, failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures on that gelding throughout the said race to ensure that Soul Testa was given full opportunity to win or obtain the best possible place in the field in that by reason of all or part of the following particulars;

1) Near the 600m he failed to position his mount to the outside of the heels of Duchess of Dubai when it was reasonable and permissible for him to do so, which would have provided his mount clear and uninterrupted running.
2) That after leaving the 600m he elected to position his mount to the inside of the heels of Duchess of Dubai, resulting in his mount being badly held up and having to be checked from the heels of The Pound Keeper rounding the home turn and losing ground.
3) That on straightening, after being held up, he failed to immediately ride his mount with sufficient purpose and vigour to take a run between First Courrier and The Pound Keeper when it was reasonable and permissible for him to do so, such failure resulting in First Courrier shifting out around the heels of Canford Calling and resulting in his mount having to be steadied from the heels of First Courrier.
4) That for some distance near the 200m he failed to position his mount to the outside of the heels of Polar Blast to obtain clear running between Polar Blast and First Courrier, when at all relevant stages it was reasonable and permissible for him to shift to the outside of Polar Blast, such failure resulting in his mount being held up on the heels of Polar Blast for some distance thereafter.
5) That after obtaining a narrow run between Polar Blast and First Courrier near the 100m, in all of the circumstances, he then rode his mount with insufficient purpose and vigour over the final 100m to ensure his mount, which was finishing the race off strongly, was able to obtain the best possible place in the field, when it reasonable and permissible for him to do so.

Bobby El-Issa’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 4 months to commence on Sunday, 21st May 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 21st September 2017.

In assessing penalty the Stewards took into account Bobby El-Issa’s poor record in that this was his fourth offence under this particular rule and fifth offence in respect to the running and handling rules.

Bobby El-Issa pleaded guilty to a charge under AR160B(3) in that on Wednesday, 8th February 2017 he did have in his possession and operate a mobile phone within the confines of the jockey’s room at Warwick Farm Racecourse during the course of a race meeting. Bobby El-Issa was fined $300. In assessing penalty the Stewards were satisfied no communications were made that related to the integrity of any race.

Bobby El-Issa was advised of his appeal rights.

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« 2017-May-16, 08:01 PM Reply #761 »
The Bobster reckons his penalty is a disgrace and he's hotfooting it to lodge an appeal in the meantime stewards have granted him a stay of proceedings pending the outcome of his appeal.

The link below includes a link to the race look for number7 in Back with Orange seams IMO it was a questionable ride especially in the straight when he secured a rails run and didn't show much vigour.

https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/news/australian-racing/bobby-el-issa-outed-on-handling-charge/384683

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NSW Racing Appeal Tribunal on a 2/1 majority gave Bobby a get out of jail free card upholding the charge but lifting the 4 months penalty the decision is on the Racing NSW appeals update thread the not culpable decision was again in play it was a bad ride he admitted that ...he should have gone wide but the horse wouldn't have won the best it could have done was finish closer.........Trainer support was influential Ron Quinton.....Good Luck to The Bobster.
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« 2018-Apr-21, 03:25 PM Reply #762 »
Misses the start by 7 on the short priced favourite in the main race at Doomben today.

Looks like he was denied a fair start.
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« 2018-Apr-21, 03:59 PM Reply #763 »
Been watching the Bunnies.

Which horse was this?

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« 2018-Apr-21, 04:42 PM Reply #764 »
Amanaat

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« 2018-Apr-21, 05:01 PM Reply #765 »
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« 2018-Apr-21, 06:10 PM Reply #766 »
He followed that ride with the Doomben Double - it paid $300 + .

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« 2018-Apr-21, 10:32 PM Reply #767 »
Misses the start by 7 on the short priced favourite in the main race at Doomben today.

Looks like he was denied a fair start.
Amanaat
Declared a non runner.

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« 2018-Apr-22, 01:23 PM Reply #768 »
Cool heads prevail in Amanaat drama

STEWARDS issued a reprimand to Bobby El-Issa last night after an animated hearing into whether Amanaat was denied a fair start in yesterday’s Ascot Handicap at Doomben.

Footage showed Amanaat had his head turned sideways as the gates opened and he missed the start by a number of lengths.

Before that the horse had reared a number of times before two attendants got into the gates either side of the Ben Currie-trained runner.

It was later reported Amanaat had suffered a serious injury to his jaw in the incident.

The hearing opened with stewards taking evidence from Currie, owner Tony Khouri and El-Issa (pictured).



“He’s got to be declared a nonstarter, He should have won the race clearly and I’m ropable,” El-Issa said.

He continued for several minutes.
“We both know you guys are in the wrong here,” El-Issa said to starter Ross Smith and starter’s assistant Ian Smith. “I said I’m not ready. “Two attendants had his head screwed. “They broke the horse’s jaw. The head-on declares it.

“I don’t know why we have to be talking about this.”

Chief steward Allan Reardon then interjected. “We are finished now. I would like everyone to wait outside,” he said.

 When Reardon brought connections back inside, he started to explain the stewards decision before El-Issa started again.

Allan Reardon: “Clearly the horse is an issue the way it’s rearing in the barriers. It requires an attendant to be with the horse.” Bobby El-Issa: “I didn’t ask them, Sir.”

 AR: “Have a look at the horse.”

BE: “I’ve been riding horses like that all my life. Then after two attempts they screw his ears down and lock his jaw.”

 AR: “I’ve heard that and I don’t need to hear any more.

 BE: “Sorry Sir, I’m angry.”
AR: “You won’t be angry in a minute, because we’re going to rule in your favour.”

 BE: “Thank you Sir.”

AR: “We believe the horse’s head is turned and was denied a fair start.”

 BE: “Thank you so much Sir.”

After the meeting had concluded, Reardon warned El-Issa that if he behaved in a similar way again, he would be charged, but in this instance, was let off with a reprimand.ENDS

Story from Nathan Exelby in today's Sunday Mail.......no stewards report in the results pages today which is unusual also on RA site there's error 404 no sign of the report there either.

Bobby was entitled to make his case obviously he was irate and it's not unreasonable behaviour considering the circumstances but Reardon's warning that he would be charged if he gave a repeat performance  IMO was unnecessary and highly unlikely any such charge would be worth the paper it was written on .

One for The Bobster. :thumbsup:


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