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« 2017-Jun-09, 09:02 PM Reply #25 »
This was a long odds on to lose Waterhouse & Bott appeal over the substitute runners dismissed.

http://www.racingnsw.com.au/notices-display/Outcome-Of-Appeal--Gai-WaterhouseAdrian-Bott-Partnership/23034


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« 2017-Jun-13, 05:29 PM Reply #26 »
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Appeal Updates (Jockey Bobby El-Issa & Trainer Kent Fleming)
 
Licensed jockey Bobby El-Issa has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR135(b) after his ride on Soul Testa in Race 4 (Goulburn Express Freight Maiden Handicap, 1600m) at the Goulburn race meeting on Friday, 17 March 2017. On 15 May 2017, Mr El-Issa was suspended for a period of 4 months to commence on Sunday, 21st May 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 21st September 2017. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel.
NOTE: This Appeal was heard on Tuesday, 13th June 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW and the panel has reserved its decision.

Licensed trainer Kent Fleming has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR178. Mr Fleming was disqualified for 3 years, thus allowing Mr Fleming to reapply for his trainers licence on 17 March 2020. This followed the detection of a prohibit substance in a pre-race urine sample taken from Pitbull prior to that gelding winning the Class 2 Handicap 1010m conducted at Ballina on 26 December 2016. An application from Mr Fleming for a Stay of Proceedings was opposed by Stewards. The Principal Member of the Appeals Panel granted an interim stay whilst the Appellant filed submissions. On 3 April 2017, the Principal Member granted a stay pursuant to LR 107(1)(a) until further order.
NOTE: This Appeal was scheduled to be held tomorrow (Wednesday, 14th June 2017) at the offices of Racing NSW. Following an application from the Appellant (heard today by the Panel Principal Member Mr R Beasley SC) for an adjournment due to him changing his legal representation, so as to allow his new Legal representative time to prepare for the Appeal, the following orders were given:
1. The appeal date of 14 June 2017 is vacated
2. Appeal listed for Tuesday, 20 June 2017 commencing at 9:30am
3. Stay of proceedings continued until further ordered


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« 2017-Jun-28, 07:09 PM Reply #27 »
The Bobster wins his appeal against a 4 months suspension by a majority decision 2/1.
Still it wasn't his worst ride but 4 months was excessive IMO and  the not culpable interpretation which is now set in stone as raised years gone by...... by legendary QC the late Tom Hughes on behalf of Chris Munce and more recently resurfaced in the case of Damian Browne......was again in play and once again effectively saved his bacon ......stewards must be feeling dissatisfied when their efforts are frustrated so regularly,

  http://www.racingnsw.com.au/site/_content/document/00001698-source.pdf

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« 2017-Jun-28, 07:22 PM Reply #28 »
Hmmm,

Bullying claims continue.... Pam  Webber not happy about losing her trainers licence..... shortly  after winning her compo case....

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« 2017-Jul-18, 09:27 PM Reply #29 »
Cliff Bashford penalty reduced to 12 months DQ and Kent Fleming's Cobalt penalty DQ reduced from 3 years to two.

Reasons for decision on penalty still to come:-
http://www.racingnsw.com.au/notices-display/Decision-On-Penalty--Outcome-Of-Appeal-Mr-Cliff-Bashford/23346

Fleming's case reasons for decision:-
http://www.racingnsw.com.au/site/_content/document/00001706-source.pdf


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« 2017-Jul-20, 06:48 AM Reply #30 »
Some old faces and  familiar names among this lot new appointees to the NSW Appeals Panel.

http://www.racingnsw.com.au/article-display/New-Racing-NSW-Appeal-Panel-Members/23356


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« 2017-Jul-22, 10:02 PM Reply #31 »
Flemings case yet another example of stewards ignoring science.. the very reason they are now blood testing for cobalt is because plasma samples elevated long after urine tests clear it.. he had a positive urine and negative blood.. they honestly have no idea .. still  :chin:

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« 2017-Jul-25, 09:32 PM Reply #32 »
Appeal Updates (Monday, 24th July 2017)
 
Before the Racing NSW Appeal Panel
Jake Pracey-Holmes: Licensed jockey Jake Pracey-Holmes has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on A Tissue A Tissue in Race 5 (Open Handicap, 1200m) at Moree Race Club on Thursday, 20 July 2017. On this date Mr Pracey-Holmes was suspended for a period commencing on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 6 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from jockey Pracey-Holmes to alter the period of suspension, and accordingly, subject to the outcome of the Appeal, his licence to ride in races is suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 30, July 2017 and to expire on Tuesday, 8 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. This appeal has been set for Friday, 28 July 2017 at 9.30am at the offices of Racing NSW.
(*Note: In Race 6 on that day, Jake Pracey-Holmes incurred a second suspension which is now to commence on 8th August 2017 and to expire on 13 August 2017 on which day he may ride. In summary, subject to one Appeal, the total term of suspension which is to be served cumulatively will now commence on Sunday, 30th July 2017 and to expire on 13th August 2017, on which day he may resume riding).

Blake Shinn: Licensed jockey Blake Shinn has lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by Stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on Invincible Knight in Race 9 (#Theraces Handicap 1500m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 22 July 2017. On this date Mr Shinn was suspended for a period commencing on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 and to expire on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from jockey Shinn to alter the period of suspension, and accordingly, subject to the outcome of the Appeal, his licence to ride in races is suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 6 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. This appeal is yet to be set.

Corey Brown (outcome): Licensed jockey Corey Brown lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Stewards under AR137(b) after his ride on La Chica Bella in Race 4 (Theraces Handicap, 1400m) at the Warwick Farm race meeting on Saturday, 8 July 2017. On this date Mr Brown was suspended for a period commencing on Sunday, 16th July 2017. Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from jockey Brown to alter the period of the suspension; accordingly, subject to the outcome of the Appeal, his licence to ride in races is now suspended for a period to commence on Monday, 17th July 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 30th July 2017, on which day he may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW. The Panel gave the following orders:
1.   Appeal against the finding of guilt is dismissed
2.   Appeal against penalty allowed
3.   In lieu of penalty of 12 days suspension, a monetary fine of $5,000 is imposed
4.   The Appeal Deposit is refunded

Mathew Cahill (outcome): Licensed jockey Mathew Cahill lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Stewards under AR137(b) after his ride on Waitaha Prophecy in Race 9 (Gavin Fairman Homes BM 70 HCP, 1300M) at the Wagga Wagga race meeting on Sunday, 9th July 2017. On this date, Mr Cahill was suspended for a period commencing on Saturday, 15th July 2017 to expire on Saturday, 29th July 2017. Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from jockey Cahill to alter the period of suspension, and accordingly, subject to the outcome of the Appeal, his licence to ride in races is suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 and to expire on Wednesday, 2 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 at the offices of the SDRA at Wagga Wagga Racecourse. The SDRA gave the following orders:
1.   Appeal against the finding of guilt is dismissed
2.   Appeal against penalty allowed
3.   In lieu of the penalty of 14 days suspension, a penalty of 9 days suspension is imposed. The period of suspension to commence on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 and to expire on Friday, 28 July 2017, on which day M Cahill may resume riding.
4.   The Appeal Deposit is forfeited

Daniel Want: Licensed trainer Daniel Want has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR178D. On 15 May 2017, Mr Want was disqualified for 15 months, thus allowing him to reapply for his trainers licence on 15 August 2018. This followed the detection of a prohibit substance in a post-race urine sample taken from Too Can Dance after winning The Maiden Plate 1700m at Grafton on 13 February 2017. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel. A date for this Appeal is yet to be set.

Dennis Mitchell: Mr Dennis Mitchell has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Stewards under AR175(o) and AR175A on 6 June 2017 when employed as Australian Turf Club (ATC) General Manager, Security, Risks and Investigations. On the 16th June 2017 Mr Mitchell lodged the appeal outside the specified 2 days after decision by Stewards. On application of the appellant due to exceptional circumstances, that was not opposed by Stewards, the Appeal Panel has exercised its discretion under LR 106(2)(c) to allow the appeal out of time due to exceptional circumstances. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.

Paul Murray: Licensed trainer Paul Murray has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Stewards under AR 175(h)(i), AR 175(h)(ii), AR 178, AR 80E(1) and AR 177B(5). Mr Murray was disqualified for a total of 3˝ years, thus allowing Mr Murray to reapply for his trainer's licence on 8 September 2020. This followed the detection of a prohibited substance in a stored sample taken from Alma’s Fury after that horse was placed 2nd in the Doncaster Prelude on 13 April 2013 and the discovery of a bottle labelled “Concentrated Trace Mineral” at Mr Murray’s stables on 17 June 2014. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel.
*Please note that the dates of 22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 and if required a further two days 7,8 June 2017 scheduled for hearing this appeal have now been vacated pending the outcome of decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the matters of O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in respect of related legal points. New dates will be notified as soon as they are settled.

Before the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal
Cliff Bashford (outcome): Licensed trainer Cliff Bashford lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of 18 months under AR175(n) and AR175(l). On the application of the appellant, which was not opposed by Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Tribunal.
This Appeal was heard on Monday, 8th May 2017 and the Tribunal reserved it’s decision. On 16th May 2017 the Tribunal handed down its decision:
1)   Appeal dismissed
2)   Stood over for penalty hearing or submissions
A Penalty hearing was held on Monday, 17th July 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Tribunal handed down the following decision:
1)   Appeal against penalty allowed
2)   Penalty of 18-month disqualification for breach of AR175(n) varied to a 12-month disqualification.
3)   Penalty for breach of AR175(l) varied from a 15-month disqualification to a 12-month disqualification.
4)   Penalties to be served concurrently.
5)   Under AR 196(6)(a), by consent, the Tribunal defers the commencement of the penalty for 7 days from the date of this decision (noting that, as per AR196(6)(b), the appellant may not start any horse in a race during this time).
6)   Effective disqualification period of twelve months to commence on 24 July 2017 and expire on 24 July 2018. Upon its expiry, the Appellant may reapply for his licence
7)   50% of the Appeal deposit is to be refunded.

Angelis Vasili: Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the leniency of penalty in the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel. The Panel, when confirming a finding of guilt for a breach of AR175(a), imposed a fine of $10,000 on Registered Owner Mr Angelis Vasili in lieu of a penalty of 4 months disqualification. A date for this Appeal is yet to be set. An application by Mr Vasili to lodge his own appeal out of time was rejected by the Tribunal under clause 6(7) of the Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015.

Samuel Kavanagh: Has lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of six (6) years and three (3) months and fine him $3000 for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.

Dr Tom Brennan: Has lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of four (4) years for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.

Dr Adam Matthews: Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal by Dr Adam Matthews against five charges.

Please note that the dates of 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017 scheduled for hearing the abovementioned appeals have now been vacated pending the outcome of decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the matters of O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in respect of related legal points. New dates will be notified as soon as they are settled.
 
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« 2017-Aug-15, 05:53 PM Reply #33 »
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Racing NSW Appeals Update
 
Before the Racing NSW Appeal Panel
Dennis Mitchell
Mr Dennis Mitchell lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR 175(o) and AR175A on 6 June 2017 when employed as Australian Turf Club (ATC) General Manager, Security, Risks and Investigations. On the 16th June 2017 Mr Mitchell lodged the appeal outside the specified 2 days after decision by Stewards. On application of the appellant due to exceptional circumstances, that was not opposed by Stewards, the Appeal Panel has exercised its discretion under LR 106(2)(c) to allow the appeal out of time due to exceptional circumstances. This appeal was heard on Friday, 11 August 2017 at 9.30am at the office of Racing NSW.
This appeal was part heard on Friday, 11 August 2017 at the office of Racing NSW. The Panel have adjourned the appeal to consider submissions made today by both parties on jurisdiction.
The panel gave the following summary:
1. In the appeal of Dennis Mitchell, the appellant was represented today by Mr Andrew Byrne of Counsel, instructed by Ms Conner of Laxon Lex Lawyers. The Stewards were represented by Mr Marc Van Gestel, the Chairman of Stewards.
2. The Panel heard submissions from both parties as to whether the Stewards had jurisdiction to inquire into certain conduct of Mr D Mitchell which forms the basis of the three charges laid against him, and to find him guilty of those charges and subsequently penalize him.
3.At the conclusion of those submissions, the parties agree the Panel, rather than today hearing the merits of the charges, should first deliver reasons on jurisdiction. Pending this outcome, the extent of the hearing of the charges may be more confined than they currently are.
4.The Panel agrees with this course, and has reserved its decision on jurisdiction.
Alan Chau
Licensed Jockey Alan Chau lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR 137(a) after his ride on Miss Forbidden in Race 1 (Maiden Handicap 1000m) at Wagga Wagga Racecourse on Tuesday, 1 august 2017. On this date Mr Chau was suspended for a period commencing on Tuesday 8 August 2017 and to expire on Sunday 20 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from Jockey Chau to alter the period of suspension, and accordingly, subject to the outcome of the appeal, his licence to ride in races is suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 9, August 2017 and to expire on Monday, 21 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Friday, 11 August 2017 at 2.30pm at the office of Racing NSW.
The panel gave the following orders:
1.Appeal against finding of guilt dismissed
2.Finding of guilt under AR137(a) confirmed
3.Appeal against severity of penalty allowed
4.In lieu of a six meeting suspension a penalty of a four meeting suspension is imposed; such penalty to commence on Monday 14 August 2017 to expire on Monday 21 August 2017 on which day he may ride.
5.50% of the appeal deposit to be refunded.
Rory Hutchings
Licensed Jockey Rory Hutchings lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on So Hard to Catch in Race 6 (Australia’s Insurance Builders Fillies and Mares Class 1 Handicap 1400m) at Kembla Grange Racecourse on Saturday, 5 August 2017. On this date Mr Hutchings was suspended for a period commencing on Sunday 13, August 2017 and to expire on Friday 25, August 2017 on which day he may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at the office of Racing NSW.
The panel gave the following orders:
1.Appeal against finding of guilt dismissed
2.Finding of guilt under AR137(a) confirmed
3.Appeal against severity of penalty allowed
4.In lieu of six meeting suspension a penalty of five meeting suspension is imposed; such penalty to commence on Sunday, 13 August 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 24 August 2017 on which day he may ride.
5.50% of the appeal deposit to be refunded.
Deanne Panya
Licensed Jockey Deanne Panya lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR137(a) after her ride on Lass Vegas in Race 2 ( All too Hard@Vinery Hanicap 1250m ) at Canterbury Park Racecourse on Wednesday, 9 August 2017. On this date Ms Panya was suspended for a period commencing on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 24 August 2017 on which day may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at the office of Racing NSW.
The panel gave the following orders:
1.Appeal against finding of guilt upheld
2.Finding of guilt for breach of AR137(a) set aside
3.Penalty of a five race suspension set aside
4.Appeal deposit to be refunded
Daniel Want
Licensed Trainer Daniel Want has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the stewards under AR178D. On 15 May 2017, Mr Want was disqualified for 15 months, thus allowing him to reapply for his trainers licence on 15 August 2018. This followed the detection of a prohibit substance in a post-race urine sample taken from Too Can Dance after winning The Maiden Plate 1700m at Grafton on 13 February 2017. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel. This appeal has been set for Monday, 4 September 2017 at 9.30am at the office of Racing NSW.
Paul Murray
Licensed Trainer Paul Murray has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR 175(h)(i), AR 175(h)(ii), AR 178, AR 80E(1) and AR 177B(5). Mr Murray was disqualified for a total of 3 ˝ years, thus allowing Mr Murray to reapply for his trainers licence on 8 September 2020. This followed the detection of a prohibited substance in a stored sample taken from Alma’s Fury after that horse was placed 2nd in the Doncaster Prelude on 13 April 2013 and the discovery of a bottle labelled “Concentrated Trace Mineral” at Mr Murray’s stables on 17 June 2014. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel.
Please note that the dates of 22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 and if required a further two days 7,8 June 2017 scheduled for hearing this appeal have now been vacated pending the outcome of decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the matters of O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in respect of related legal points. New dates will be notified as soon as they are settled.
Before the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal
Angelis Vasili
Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the leniency of penalty in the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel.
The Panel, when confirming a finding of guilt for a breach of AR175(a), imposed a fine of $10,000 on Registered Owner Mr Angelis Vasili in lieu of a penalty of 4 months disqualification. A date for this Appeal is yet to be set.
An application by Mr Vasili to lodge his own appeal out of time was rejected by the Tribunal under clause 6(7) of the Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015.
Samuel Kavanagh
Samuel Kavanagh has lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of six (6) years and three (3) months and fine him $3000 for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.
Tom Brennan
Dr Tom Brennan has lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of four (4) years for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.
Adam Matthews
Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal by Dr Adam Matthews against five charges.
Please note that the dates of 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017 scheduled for hearing the Kavanagh, T Brennan and A Matthews appeals have now been vacated pending the outcome of decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the matters of O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in respect of related legal points. New dates will be notified as soon as they are settled.

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« 2017-Sep-04, 06:39 PM Reply #34 »
Daniel Want succeeded in having his DQ reduced from 15 months to 12 for horse showing positive to a prohibited substance.

 http://www.racingnsw.com.au/article-display/Outcome-Of-Appeal--Licensed-Trainer-Daniel-Want/23753


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Status Of Appeals (Tuesday 31 October)

Before the Racing NSW Appeal Panel

Dennis Mitchell
Dennis Mitchell has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR175(o) and AR175A on 6 June 2017 when employed as Australian Turf Club (ATC) General Manager, Security, Risks and Investigations. On the 16th June 2017, Mr Mitchell lodged the appeal outside the specified 2 days after the decision by Stewards. On application of the appellant due to exceptional circumstances, that was not opposed by Stewards, the Appeal Panel has exercised its discretion under LR106(2)(c) to allow the appeal out of time due to exceptional circumstances. This appeal was initially part-heard on 11 August 2017 at the office of Racing NSW. The Panel adjourned that day after hearing submissions on jurisdiction. On 22 August 2017 the Panel handed down its decision and allowed the appeal on Charges 1 and 2 and part of charge 3 due to jurisdiction. The appeal against the remainder of Charge 3 was relisted and heard on Thursday, 5 October 2017 commencing at 9:30am at the office of Racing NSW. The Panel has reserved its decision.

Hunter Kilner
Licensed trainer Hunter Kilner has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty of a 3 month suspension imposed on him by the Stewards. Mr Kilner reserved his plea under AR178AB(1)(b) that at approximately 9am on the morning Tuesday, 11 July 2017, licensed trainer Mr Hunter Kilner did, without the permission of the Stewards, inject the racehorse Steve’s Surprise on two occasions, with such injections being within One Clear Day prior to 12.01am on Wednesday, 12 July 2017, on which day the gelding was engaged to run in the Ramornie Handicap 1200m at Grafton Racecourse. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.

Darren Graham
Licensed trainer Darren Graham has lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR175(q) and AR175(x). Mr Graham was suspended for a total of 4 months commencing 6th October 2017 and to expire on 6th February 2018. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by the Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.

Michelle Steele
Ms Michelle Steele has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR175(q), AR175(o) and AR175A on 6 June 2017 when employed as Australian Turf Club (ATC) Mounted Security Division Co-ordinator. On 26th October 2017, Ms Steele lodged an appeal outside the specified 2 days after decision by the Stewards. In the circumstances, the Panel will defer dealing with the application made by Ms Steele until the appeal on jurisdiction to the RAT concerning Mr Mitchell is finalised.

Rachael Murray
Licensed jockey Rachael Murray has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR137(a) after her ride on Luceo Non Uro in Race 6 (Country Music Cup January 25 Class 3 Handicap, 1000m) at Tamworth Jockey Club on Monday, 31 October 2017. On this date, Ms Murray was suspended for a period commencing Wednesday 8th November to Sunday, 19th November 2017 on which day she may resume riding. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.

Paul Murray
Licensed trainer Paul Murray has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR175(h)(i), AR175(h)(ii), AR178, AR80E(1) and AR177B(5). Mr Murray was disqualified for a total of 3˝ years, thus allowing Mr Murray to reapply for his trainer's licence on 8 September 2020. This followed the detection of a prohibited substance in a stored sample taken from Alma’s Fury after that horse was placed 2nd in the Doncaster Prelude on 13 April 2013 and the discovery of a bottle labelled “Concentrated Trace Mineral” at Mr Murray’s stables on 17 June 2014. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel.
Please note that the dates of 22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 and if required a further two days 7,8 June 2017 scheduled for hearing this appeal have now been vacated pending the outcome of decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the matters of O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in respect of related legal points. New dates will be notified as soon as they are settled.

Before the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal

Dennis Mitchell
Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision on jurisdiction on 22 August 2017 from the Racing NSW Appeal Panel. A date for this Appeal is yet to be set.

Angelis Vasili
Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the leniency of penalty in the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel. The Panel, when confirming a finding of guilt for a breach of AR175(a), imposed a fine of $10,000 on Registered Owner, Mr Angelis Vasili, in lieu of a penalty of 4 months disqualification. A date for this Appeal is yet to be set. An application by Mr Vasili to lodge his own appeal out of time was rejected by the Tribunal under clause 6(7) of the Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015. Mr Vasili has challenged the Tribunal’s decision to the Supreme Court. The parties have agreed and the Tribunal notes and adopts the position of both parties that the Tribunal take no further action in this appeal pending the resolution of the Supreme Court proceedings.

Samuel Kavanagh
Samuel Kavanagh has lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of six (6) years and three (3) months and fine him $3000 for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.

Tom Brennan
Dr Tom Brennan has lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of four (4) years for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.

Adam Matthews
Racing NSW has lodged an appeal with the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal by Dr Adam Matthews against five charges. Please note that the dates of 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017 scheduled for hearing the Kavanagh, T Brennan and A Matthews appeals have now been vacated pending the outcome of decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the matters of O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in respect of related legal points. New dates will be notified as soon as they are settled.

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