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« 2018-Dec-02, 11:10 AM Reply #25 »
At Rosehill yesty stewards had their eyes on several rides questioning 6 riders to explain themselves all explanations accepted while SAVACOOL went like a hobbled duck in a 5 horse race won by its less fancied stablemate turns out it suffered a bout of cardiac arrhythmia this is its second bout of this affliction ...... would be a risky conveyance in the future assuming it passes the regulatory tests.

And young Will Freedman caught with a syringe fined......dad didn't get any penalty. 


https://www.racingaustralia.horse/PostStewardsReports/01122018RHIL.pdf

RACE 4: ATC Cup 2000m: Savacool – Rider K. McEvoy advised that Savacool travelled satisfactorily in the early stages, but when under pressure from the 800m he was concerned there was something amiss with the mare and eased her from the race rounding the home turn. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that Savacool had pleased the stable leading into the race and, as K. McEvoy explained to the Stewards, had worked well on Tuesday 27 November and was expected to perform well. Mr Waller was advised that as this is the second occasion on which Savacool has displayed cardiac arrhythmia he will be required to provide a veterinary clearance, which is to include the satisfactory results of an ECG, echocardiograph and cardiac troponin test prior to the mare barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

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« 2018-Dec-07, 10:40 PM Reply #26 »

Landmark decision exposes racing to flurry of legal challenges
 
By Adam Pengilly
7 December 2018 — 4:43pm
Some of the highest-profile convictions in NSW thoroughbred racing have been thrust back into the spotlight after a sensational decision by the Racing Appeals Tribunal, which ruled stewards had been wrongly charging people under an Australian rule of racing for up to a decade.

Racing Appeals Tribunal head David Armati said on Friday Racing NSW stewards should never have had the power to penalise people in the way they were using AR175. The rule has been included in some of the state's biggest inquiries in recent years

Two of the longest bans handed out in NSW to trainers Darren Smith and Sam Kavanagh over cobalt use involved charges under AR175. Smith (15 years) and Kavanagh (six years and three months) were handed virtual career-ending stints on the sidelines by the industry regulator.

The highly publicised sale of an ex-Chris Waller-trained horse to Hong Kong involved charges against Richard Callander and Liam Prior subject to the same rule, while prominent owner John Singleton was slapped with a $15,000 fine over the More Joyous affair under AR175A for conduct prejudicial to the image of racing.

Armati's judgment was made after a submission in a recent case by the legal counsel for long-time licensee Carl Poidevin, who challenged whether stipes were in fact allowed to charge him under AR175 acting on the authority of Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys.

Stewards argued the Racing NSW board had delegated powers to V'landys, who in turn has sub-delegated to the chief steward the power to penalise people under AR175.


But their plea was dismissed by Armati in a judgement that has sent the racing industry into a tailspin about the potential ramifications. Armati said V'landys needed to delegate the powers to a committee rather than a single person, such as a chief steward, a change V'landys said he would make "in 10 seconds".

But Fairfax Media understands a number of persons charged under AR175 had started considering their options on Friday.

"AR175 is the rule that prescribes 30 offences under the rules of racing," Poidevin's legal counsel Paul O'Sullivan said. "Stewards having been charging persons under AR175 and imposing penalties, which include suspensions and disqualifications.

"Today's decision of the Racing Appeals Tribunal in the matter of Poidevin confirms that the stewards are not empowered to penalise under AR175. Persons who may have been wrongly penalised may now wish to consider redress."

It's understood at least one high-profile case involving a group 1-winning jockey was adjourned in response to the ongoing wrangling over the rule in NSW after being due to resume in Victoria.

V'landys stressed Armati's decision would not have any impact on previous cases.

"It's a minor procedural deficiency which is rectified within 10 seconds," he told Fairfax Media. "We'll correct it. We respect the judge's decision and we'll apply that change quickly."

An inquiry involving Newcastle trainer Ben Smith also entails charges under AR175. His hearing, which was due to resume next week, has been adjourned after Friday's decision.

The news of the legal drama for Racing NSW comes just 48 hours after they announced the creation of the $7.5 million Golden Eagle, a race set to be the world's third richest on turf and the centrepiece of a new suite of events to bolster Sydney's spring carnival.
But the race attracted a stinging rebuke from the Victoria Racing Club because the Golden Eagle will be held on the same day as Flemington's Derby Day, which starts the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Meanwhile, stewards announced on Friday elevated levels of cobalt had been found in the samples from four Ben Smith-trained horses both on raceday and out of competition. One included a non-raceday sample taken from group 1-winning filly El Dorado Dreaming in September.
https://www.racing.com/news/2018-12-07/news-procedural-issue-wont-compromise-cases

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This is a major issue AR175 is applied  extensively in all jurisdictions and V'Landy's confidence that this decision has no impact on previous cases seems dubious..... if the rule wasn't applied properly in NSW in the case under review you can bet those dealt with previously will be considering their legal options...as should V'Landys and Racing NSW  the Racing Appeals Tribunal Mr D B Armati is after all a domestic tribunal and any decision could be taken on appeal and review to the appropriate
court of law.

This is the case reference which led to the reserved decision which is still to be made available but the sense of it is in the article above.

https://www.racingnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/TR-Poidevin-jurisdiction-decision-003-002.pdf

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« 2019-Mar-06, 06:58 PM Reply #27 »
Warning Off – Mrs Sally Snow
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Racing NSW has, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, warned off Mrs Sally Snow, Senior Trading Manager – Thoroughbred Trading Fixed Odds Betting for TAB, effective immediately following her failure to adhere to directions of Racing NSW Stewards.

Mrs Snow was repeatedly directed to produce her mobile telephone(s) to the Racing NSW Stewards in relation to an investigation and inquiry into betting activities.

Mrs Snow refused to produce her mobile telephone(s) for imaging, as directed, on the basis that she wished to assert her common law privilege against self-incrimination and also informed the Racing NSW Stewards that also intended to assert common law privilege against self-incrimination and not provide any information or evidence at any inquiry.

Mrs Snow was repeatedly warned that failure to cooperate would be subject to sanction without further notice, including possibility of being warned off until she did fully cooperate.

Mrs Snow’s refusal to cooperate with Racing NSW Stewards has obstructed and hindered them in investigating matters that are potentially of serious concern.
Mr V’landys AM said:

“Racing NSW has zero tolerance for those that obstruct and hinder the maintenance of the integrity of thoroughbred racing in New South Wales. We have set a precedent in warning off, and/or excluding from participation, those persons that jeopardise the integrity of racing and it is important that we maintain that strong stance.

“Even though Mrs Snow has refused to cooperate, we will continue to pursue the matter to ensure the integrity of thoroughbred racing has not been compromised,” Mr V’landys AM added.

The consequences of being warned off include not being permitted to enter any racecourse or training facility, not be able to have an interest in any thoroughbred racehorse and not being able to place a bet on thoroughbred races with a wagering operator.

The warning off will remain in place until Mrs Snow cooperates fully to the satisfaction of Racing NSW and its Stewards.

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Sally Snow's hubby Nathan Snow is reported to be a professional punter but no allegations of any wrong doing have been made against him ....Sally  Snow has resigned her position ....she is not a licensed person and is in a similar position to pro punter Neville Clements in Victoria who also refused to hand over his phone to RV stewards .....RV took the necessary step to amend the Rules by introducing a Local Rule to cover situations like this ...the other States could have done the same.

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« 2019-Mar-06, 07:20 PM Reply #28 »
Rather smelly

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« 2019-Mar-06, 08:33 PM Reply #29 »
A bit more information from racenet.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/betting-activities-of-unnamed-persons-brings-about-the-downfall-of-tab-bookmaker-20190306

I know she resigned but how did the TAB allowed her to do the job if she was under investigation as this was not an overnight enquiry?

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« 2019-Mar-14, 08:06 PM Reply #30 »
Racing authorities probe link between pro punter Fletcher and Snow
By Sam Phillips
March 14, 2019 — 12.00am

Prominent punter Steve Fletcher has drawn the attention of racing authorities once again, this time as part of Racing NSW's investigation into former Tabcorp trading manager Sally Snow.

Fletcher is now being investigated over his relationship to Snow and, by extension, her husband, professional punter Nathan Snow.

Racing authorities are looking into the relationship between gambling identity Steve Fletcher and Sally Snow.

Fletcher first featured in headlines after he and Eddie Hayson won millions on a New Zealand Warriors-Newcastle Knights NRL match in 2006. Both men denied having any knowledge of star halfback Andrew Johns being injured before they placed their winning wagers and no charges were ever laid.

Snow was warned off all NSW tracks last Wednesday and resigned from her position at Tabcorp after she repeatedly refused requests to hand over her mobile phone to stewards.

She asserted her common law privilege against self-incrimination and told stewards she would not provide any information or evidence at an inquiry. She is subsequently unable to attend any racecourse nationwide, cannot have anything to do with horse ownership and cannot place a bet with a wagering operator.

The Herald understands Racing NSW stewards are now investigating the Snow family's relationship with Fletcher on three fronts.

Firstly, whether prices at the TAB were being manipulated to offer inflated odds on particular horses, which Fletcher was subsequently able to take advantage of.

Secondly, whether limits often placed on successful punters such as Fletcher were being waived and allowing him to bet with the TAB to collect substantial amounts.

Finally, whether Fletcher was betting with accounts registered in names other than his through the TAB, a process commonly referred to as "using a bowler" in the wagering industry.

No charges have been laid with respect to the current investigation and Fletcher did not wish to comment when contacted by the Herald.

A prominent jockey has also been forced to hand his phone over to stewards in relation to the Snow investigation.

The jockey is not accused of any wrongdoing and is understood to have cooperated when questioned by stewards.

Both Sally and Nathan Snow have deleted their previously public - and active - Twitter profiles and the latter has since stepped down from a racehorse syndication start up, which was registered in South Australia.

The investigation into the Snow's is the first time they have been thrown into the public sphere but the same can't be said for Fletcher.

In an unrelated matter, Fletcher was last year charged with 78 counts of dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

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In court, it was alleged both Fletcher and fellow prominent punter Darren Azzopardi used the identities of a string of police officers to hide their gambling activities with several betting agencies.

He was alleged to have placed the bets between September 2012 and March 2013.

When news of the Snow probe first broke last Wednesday, Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys said the governing body would get to the bottom of the integrity issues at hand, with or without the cooperation of the former TAB trading manager.

"Racing NSW has zero tolerance for those that obstruct and hinder the maintenance of the integrity of thoroughbred racing in NSW," V'landys said.

"We have set a precedent in warning off, and/or excluding from participation, those persons that jeopardise the integrity of racing and it is important that we maintain that strong stance.

"Even though Mrs Snow has refused to cooperate, we will continue to pursue the matter to ensure the integrity of thoroughbred racing has not been compromised."

V'landys reiterated that stance when contacted by the Herald on Wednesday but did not wish to comment any further.

"We are continuing our inquiries and continue to gather a significant amount of forensic material," Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel said.

"It is involved betting activities but that is all we can say at the moment."

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« 2019-Mar-15, 05:42 AM Reply #31 »
Hmmm,

I have mentioned on this forum a number of times that some of the fixed prices were simply wrong......

This has occurred for a few years.

Some were extreme ie $2 pari versus >60 fixed but those occasions were probably software lockup errors or no one at the wheel as the vice versa occurred too.

Still we had to put up with a snow job for a time.

Wife of a book maker hired  ... and pricing manipulation occurs .... call me a cynic but this was bound to happen.....

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« 2019-Mar-15, 06:28 AM Reply #32 »
Yes, I wonder who employed her

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« 2019-Mar-15, 06:34 AM Reply #33 »
Fletcher,

FFS people the list of people across the racing and betting industry that come off poorly after having dealings with Fletcher is growing.

When will you learn?

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« 2019-Mar-18, 04:12 PM Reply #34 »
Racing NSW will start Golden Slipper week in the Supreme Court as punter Steve Fletcher attempts to take an injunction order to stop stewards getting his phone records.

As revealed in the Herald last week, Fletcher is a person of interest in an ongoing betting investigation into former Tabcorp trading manager Sally Snow, who was warned off all NSW tracks for refusing to give her mobile phone to stewards for forensic imaging.



Court date: Steve Fletcher is trying to stop Racing NSW  stewards getting his phone records in the Supreme Court.
Court date: Steve Fletcher is trying to stop Racing NSW stewards getting his phone records in the Supreme Court.CREDIT:PETER RAE

The investigation is continuing and is looking at betting activities over a sustained period on NSW races with the TAB fixed odds business and other corporate bookmakers.

The relationship between Snow and Fletcher is one focus of the investigation and is why stewards would like Fletcher's phone records.
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It'll be interesting to see what the Court decides  in Clement's case in Victoria it was held that only licensees are bound by the rules as it's a contractural obligation those outside the rules like Fletcher an unlicensed person aren't  bound by the rules....... in Neville Clement's case in Victoria who refused to hand over his phone that's what the court ruled and RV introduced a Local rule to cover any future situations that arise it appears the rest of the States haven't bothered all asleep at the wheel.

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« 2019-Mar-18, 06:37 PM Reply #35 »
Arsenal, fine line between betting on inflated odds and fraud.

It maybe a matter for the police if the stewards have suspicions of the latter. It could be similar to Weir investigation which involved the federal and state police.

The big difference is the Racing NSW stewards have shown their hand. Wonder if the TAB has released a statement in regards to the case.

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« 2019-Mar-19, 05:00 PM Reply #36 »
The stewards want his phone they also wanted Sally Snow's she resisted relying on her common law rights ...she is not a licensed person nor is Fletcher it was established by the Court in Neville Clement's case (he declined to hand over his phone) that only licensed persons are bound by the Rules which the court described as "contractual" RV took action by introducing a local rule to cover this situation should it arise again as far as I know RNSW didn't in QLD QRIC has the power under the Racing Integrity Act but getting back to the LR introduced by RV it reads :-

"LR 3 Application and enforcement of these Rules against certain persons (1) Without limiting AR 2, these Rules apply to and may be enforced against— (a) a person who expressly agrees to be bound by these Rules, including a person who is the holder of a licence, registration, permit or other authority issued by Racing Victoria; (b) a person who impliedly agrees to be bound by these Rules; and (c) subject to LR 3(2), a relevant person. (2) If there is to be an investigation or inquiry in relation to horse racing or wagering or both under these Rules in which these Rules may be applied to and/or enforced against a relevant person (as defined in LR 3(3)): (a) the investigation or inquiry must be initiated by a Steward; and (b) in conducting the investigation or inquiry, the Steward must have reasonable grounds to suspect the relevant person: (i) may have contravened these Rules; or (ii) may be involved in a contravention of these Rules; or (iii) may have knowledge or possession of information as to a contravention of these Rules— because of— (iv) the person’s attendance at a race-meeting of horse racing in Victoria; or(v) the person’s participation in an activity in connection with or involving horse racing in Victoria or wagering on horse racing in Victoria. (3) For the purpose of LR 3, a relevant person means: (a) a person who attends a race-meeting for the purpose of horse racing in Victoria; or (b) a person who participates, whether at a racecourse or any other place, in an activity connected with, or involving, horse racing in Victoria or wagering on horse racing in Victoria."

Compare that to the definition of participant  in the ARB Rules :-

"participant in racing includes: (a) a trainer; (b) a person employed or contracted by a trainer in connection with the training or care of a horse; (c) an owner; (d) a nominator; (e) a rider; (f) a rider’s agent; and (g) any person who provides a service/s connected with the keeping, training or racing of a horse."

I saw a report that Fletcher's application for an injunction is set down tomorrow in the NSW Supreme Court.

He is facing some other alleged charges which are yet to be heard I don't remember the date possibly September but that's a guess.

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