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« 2019-Dec-26, 04:28 PM Reply #50 »
Stewards swoop on owner who backed and laid a horse in which he has an ownership interest...tut tut very norty.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/owner-fined-for-laying-his-horse-20191218


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During evidence stewards revealed the owner won $30 laying the horse at Hawkesbury and lost $20 when winning at Mudgee.


I thought it would have been in the thousands of dollars?

Why would you even bother making these bets when the return from any prizemoney far exceeds these amounts? When the owner "won" $30 on Nov 7th at Hawkesbury the horse ran a close 2nd earning $6,000 in prizemoney.

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« 2019-Dec-26, 06:04 PM Reply #51 »
Reminds me of James McDonald getting 18 mths for having$1000 on Astern when it won.

Punishment not Fitting Crime 101

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« 2020-Feb-08, 11:24 PM Reply #52 »
Changes to Race Programmes - Warwick Farm Postponement

Please note that as a result of the meeting at Warwick Farm today not proceeding the following amendments to programmes will be implemented.

Wednesday 12 February 2020 – WARWICK FARM

Inglis Millennium 1100m, Inglis 3yo Sprint 1200m and Gardenia Hcp 1600m added to this meeting

Saturday 15 February 2020 – ROYAL RANDWICK

Pierro Plate 1100m is replaced with Lonhro Plate (LR) 1000m with prizemoney of $150,000

Benchmark 88 Hcp 1000m of $125,000 added to the programme

Wednesday 19 February 2020 - KENSINGTON

2yo Maiden Plate 1100m added to the programme.


So a $2 million and a $1 million race on the program at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Haven't been out to the grand old track for years  :chin:

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« 2020-Feb-17, 07:38 AM Reply #53 »
Judgment Summary
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Racing New South Wales v Fletcher [2020] NSWCA 9
Bell P, Meagher JA, Payne JA
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from orders made in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court restraining Racing NSW (the appellant) from using information obtained from a mobile telephone belonging to Mr Stephen Fletcher (the respondent).

On 5 March 2019, Racing NSW Stewards had directed Mr Fletcher in writing to produce his mobile telephone for examination for the purpose of an inquiry they were conducting into the betting activities of a Mr and Mrs Snow. In compliance with that direction, Mr Fletcher gave the Stewards his phone and electronic images of the information it contained were generated and remain in the possession of Racing NSW.

On Mr Fletcher’s application, the primary judge made orders to the effect that Racing NSW could not use information obtained from Mr Fletcher’s phone for any purpose other than the specified investigation into the Snows without leave of the Court or Mr Fletcher’s consent.

There were two issues in the appeal. First, whether Mr Fletcher was bound to comply with the Stewards’ direction and second, whether the use to which Racing NSW could put the information acquired from Mr Fletcher’s phone was limited by the purpose specified in their written direction to him.

The Court of Appeal unanimously held that the Stewards’ power to investigate includes the power to initiate or commence an investigation. Information obtained in the exercise of that power, as Mr Fletcher’s phone was here, could be used for the purpose of any investigation or inquiry into a matter connected with racing, including use by informing a decision to initiate an investigation or inquiry.


Whilst the first question was not necessary to decide, two members of the Court expressed a tentative view that Mr Fletcher was bound to comply with the Stewards’ direction because s 13(1) of the Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 (NSW) gives the investigative powers in the Rules of Racing of Racing NSW statutory force.

 In any event, Mr Fletcher was bound to comply with the direction because as a professional gambler who employed others to place bets for him he was party to a contract incorporating the Rules of Racing of Racing NSW.

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5e4487f7e4b0a51ed5e2d442

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This is re-posted to link up with the original story on the Fletcher -Snow case which is coming up to almost 12 months ....stewards now have the green light to proceed with their investigation.

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« 2020-Mar-02, 08:42 AM Reply #54 »
https://twitter.com/RNSWStewards
Racing NSW Stewards (@RNSWStewards) · Twitter
Stewards have agreed to an application from Glen Boss to amend the terms of a suspension imposed yesterday. Glen Boss’s licence to ride in races is now suspended for a period to commence on Monday 9 March 2020 and to expire on Saturday 21 March 2020 on which day he may ride.
Twitter · 15 hours ago

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Seems a reasonable decision very sensible that Stewards are prepared to listen to reasonable propositions.
 Pity RVL stewards didn't allow Craig Williams the same leeway caused him to miss the ride on the Cup winner a few years ago.

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« 2020-Mar-25, 04:44 PM Reply #55 »
Warwick Farm Races (Today) & Hawkesbury Races (Thurs) - Cancelled

Racing NSW received advice this afternoon that an interstate participant - who attended the Rosehill Gardens meeting on Saturday, 21 March 2020 - has received advice from health authorities that a commercial flight he caught on 12 March 2020 has had another passenger from that flight that has tested positive to COVID-19.

As the interstate participant travelled in a private charter flight with two other NSW participants and to minimise the risk of participants at today’s Warwick Farm meeting being exposed to COVID-19, the remainder of the Warwick Farm meeting has been cancelled. The interstate participant has been tested for COVID-19 and the results are expected later this week.

Accordingly, Thursday’s Hawkesbury race meeting has been cancelled  to minimise any risk to participants.

In the event the interstate participant tests negative, Racing NSW will immediately resume racing subject to any Government restriction.

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Probably refers to Craig Williams who came to Sydney to trial Castlevechhio and after MV on the Friday shared a charter with other jockeys Bowman and Berry ..hopefully he and others will test clear.

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« 2020-Mar-25, 07:12 PM Reply #56 »
While not identified in official releases (aside from my stab in the dark incorrectly naming Craig Williams) the participant appears most likely  to be Mark Zahra who forfeited rides today at Sandown.
Apolgies to Craig Williams and fingers crossed that none of the riders who were on the charter flight have been infected by this virus

https://www.racing.com/form/2020-03-25/ladbrokes-park-hillside#/


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« 2020-Apr-06, 09:45 AM Reply #57 »
This is old news but I haven't seen any publicity at the time Wendy Roche's horse float was vandalised and tampered with late last year .....  this was serious criminal activity no news if the perp/perps were caught charged or penalised ..there are some sick individuals out there.

Horse float vandalised, tyres slashed
Horse float vandalised, tyres slashed

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/horse-float-vandalised--tyres-slashed-20191031
Nettoyer. Photo: Steve Hart.
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Wendy Roche has been forced to rely on the kindness of a fellow trainer to get Nettoyer to Melbourne for a Group I race on Victoria Derby day after her horse float was sabotaged.

Roche, who is based at Warwick Farm, initially thought mischievous vandals had slashed five of her tyres but quickly learned the damage was more sinister.

"I got them (tyres) replaced but as they were replacing them they noticed that someone had got a grinder and grinded away 90 per cent through the axle and cut the electric brakes as well," Roche told Sydney's Sky Sports Radio on Thursday.

"If you'd changed the tyres individually you would never have seen it.

"They designed it so if you went at a certain speed the float would collapse in and roll.

"The horses could have been killed. I could have been killed or whoever was driving."

Roche has reported the matter to police who are viewing security camera footage of the area where the float was parked.

Along with the serious nature of the vandalism, Roche was also left in a quandary with Nettoyer.

The mare is scheduled to contest the Group I Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday but without Roche's float, had no means to get there.

In stepped fellow Warwick Farm trainer Matt Smith who despite having his own horse truck out of action, agreed to lend Roche his float.

Both Roche and Nettoyer have since made it safely to Melbourne and Roche says the horse is "bucking and squealing" ahead of her Group I assignment.

Nettoyer is a last-start winner of the Group III Angst Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

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« 2020-Apr-27, 07:19 PM Reply #58 »
https://www.racingnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Howie-Stewards-Report.pdf

Stewards imposed a 12 months DQ on Mr Howie as punishment for his failure to attend a video conference following  a complaint against him over an alleged post on Facebook.


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« 2020-May-09, 08:21 PM Reply #59 »
Nordicus – When questioned App. J. Van Overmeire reported that the gelding lost confidence on the surface, which had become worn towards the inside, and this was the main reason it was unable to finish off the race today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
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 Amazing ! The jock is now doubling as a horse shrink . I know that someone like L Dittman would never have allowed the horse to contemplate the situation. Their kidding aren't they ?

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« 2020-May-09, 09:23 PM Reply #60 »
Nordicus – When questioned App. J. Van Overmeire reported that the gelding lost confidence on the surface, which had become worn towards the inside, and this was the main reason it was unable to finish off the race today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Summary

 Amazing ! The jock is now doubling as a horse shrink . I know that someone like L Dittman would never have allowed the horse to contemplate the situation. Their kidding aren't they ?

Like Nordicus I'd lost confidence by the end of the day after drawing a blank so I know how the horse felt.

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« 2020-May-09, 09:46 PM Reply #61 »
Nordicus – When questioned App. J. Van Overmeire reported that the gelding lost confidence on the surface, which had become worn towards the inside, and this was the main reason it was unable to finish off the race today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Summary

 Amazing ! The jock is now doubling as a horse shrink . I know that someone like L Dittman would never have allowed the horse to contemplate the situation. Their kidding aren't they ?
It is pretty common for jockeys to come up with an excuse such as "didn't handle the wet track", "didn't back up from it's last run" etc. - then later on the vet finds the horse was actually lame or had cardiac arrythmia or some other physical ailment. Perhaps in the heat of the stewards room they feel obliged to come up with something.

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« 2020-May-10, 08:03 AM Reply #62 »
He was certainly ridden more forward than usual maybe that explains the poor effort

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« 2020-Jul-08, 10:37 AM Reply #63 »
Stewards expected to deliver decision next week in Hyeronimus betting case
Stewards expected to deliver decision next week in Hyeronimus betting case
Adam Hyeronimus is facing serious betting offences. Photo: Steve Hart.
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1:34PM07 July 2020

Adam Hyeronimus will likely learn his fate next week as lawyers representing the jockey and his cousin Blake Paine argued there was little evidence to support Racing NSW stewards' case relating to alleged betting offences against the pair on Tuesday.

Hyeronimus and Paine fronted stewards on Monday for six hours and returned to Racing NSW headquarters on Tuesday to answer a string of charges relating to 31 bets placed between 2016 and 2019. 

It is alleged Paine placed bets ranging from $400 to $2000 for Hyeronimus on horses the latter was riding and others in races he wasn’t riding in, with numerous text messages and bank transfers between the pair used to support the stewards' case.

You can read what happened on Monday's opening day of the inquiry HERE.

Hyeronimus was charged with jockey and apprentice jockey misconduct and failure to observe processes and directions of PRAs (Principal Racing Authority) or Stewards.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges but faces a minimum two-year ban if stewards find him guilty of the offences.

Paine pleaded not guilty to charges that he was facilitating bets for his cousin and his solicitor Matthew Barnes argued that stewards couldn’t prove their case.

They supplied financial records to show that Paine had enough money to make the bets himself and that he didn’t need the cash transferred to him by the jockey.

“He could have afforded these bets on his own accord,” Barnes said.

They attributed Paine’s substantial bets to a known gambling problem and Hyeronimus' lawyer Paul O’Sullivan said there was nothing wrong with him giving tips to his cousin.

O’Sullivan went on to say that all 31 bets were placed in an account that Hyeronimus had no control over.

“If the tribunal is satisfied that they were Blake’s bets, Adam was incapable of having an interest in them,” O’Sullivan said.

O'Sullivan questioned if a pattern of betting existed, particularly with substantial gaps between the wagers placed.

O’Sullivan conceded the only evidence of money being transferred from Paine to Hyeronimus related to charge five – which stems from a $400 bet on Thronum at Kembla Grange on June 25, 2016.

Thronum won the race and the winning bet paid $880.

As was confirmed on Monday, Hyeronimus later asked Paine to send him $380 before the latter confirmed two days later that he had transferred him an additional $500.

They argued that the transfers were unrelated to bet Paune placed.

Both legal teams addressed the ongoing transfers from Hyeronimus to Paine and considered it a normal and regular occurrence between best friends.

They provided evidence to show Hyeronimus had transferred Paine substantial sums of money that weren’t linked to the alleged betting offences – including a $3700 transfer in 2017.

There was also documents provided that showed Paine had also transferred money back the other way over the last 12 months.

Paine transferred Hyeronimus $5000 last month and had several other substantial transfers over the past nine months to his cousin’s account.

Paine said the money was what he owed Hyeronimus but when asked by chief steward Marc Van Gestel about why he sent the $5000 recently, the former said he couldn’t remember.

A string of $20 transfers from Hyeronimus to Paine had Van Gestel questioning both parties if they were part of a punters club together.

Paine said it was only him in the punters club and Hyeronimus played no part in it.

“Is that a truthful answer?” Van Gestel said.

“Yes” he responded.

The case was adjourned for written submissions, which will be due by July 14 with a decision to be made after that date.
Related Topics: Adam Hyeronimus

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/stewards-expected-to-deliver-decision-next-week-in-hyeronimus-betting-case-20200707

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Difficult to accept that he couldn't remember what the $5K was for ....do you believe that I don't think so.
Still a two year DQ is extremly harsh IMO a significant fine would be a more fitting option if found guilty.

A blow by blow description of the Q&A in the stewards room by Chris Roots SMH story .



I can see how it looks like my bet but isn’t': Hyeronimus fights betting charges
Chris Roots
By Chris Roots
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Jockey Adam Hyeronimus denied he had an interest in bets placed by his cousin Blake Paine, in spite of stewards' allegations he frequently deposited money, amounting to more than $15,000, into Paine’s bank account and the pair exchanged messages about bets.

It was the "yep and nah" show for much of the six-hour inquiry into 31 bets placed by Paine, which Racing NSW stewards allege Hyeronimus was a party to.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to 31 betting charges from the NSW Racing Stewards during a three-year period but it was responses to wins that could bring the pair undone. The pair have not been charged with any crime, only with breaching the rules of racing.
Adam Hyeronimus said he was never party to bets made by his cousin Blake Paine.

Adam Hyeronimus said he was never party to bets made by his cousin Blake Paine.Credit:Adam McLean

“Yep” or “yeah” Paine would answer to having a bet, “nah” or “no sir”, Hyeronimus would say to the bets being his.
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If they are found guilty of the charges, they may face years of disqualification from racing.

The phone records of Hyeronimus, tendered as evidence, revealed how often the two communicated, usually by texts. It is also alleged Hyeronimus tipped other sportsmen, who stewards said included a famous cricketer, a famous footballer and an ex-footballer, at various stages over the three years.

However, it was a winning bet on Limbo Soul on February 22, 2017, a place bet on Belflyer and a win bet on Sovereign Nation on August 12 later that year where stewards argue their story started to fall apart.

Chief steward Marc Van Gestel read the message from August 12 from Hyeronimus to Paine into evidence.

“Have a 100 all-up for me, Selita, Menari and Casino race 6 number 12 Belflyer, that’s the tip,” was the message the jockey sent.

"Doesn’t that indicate it's your bet?" Van Gestel asked Hyeronimus.

“No sir,” he replied.

Paine and Hyeronimus joked of the $419 odds for the bet, which lost, in text messages. Hyeronimus then asked his cousin to send a picture of the bet to his phone.

“Send me the multi,” Hyeronimus texted. He received a picture of the bet.

“Why did you need to see the the bet?” Van Gestel asked.

“I can see how it looks like my bet but isn’t,” Hyeronimus said.

Stewards allege Paine also had a $500 place on Belflyer that day after $1100 was moved into his bank account from Hyeronimus. According to the stewards, he couldn't get set at Sportsbet for another $500 at $5 odds, so was told by Hyeronimus to put the money on a tip Paine had from Melbourne on Sovereign Nation.

“Put that money on it,” the jockey texted.

Under questioning, he refused to admit it was his bet. By the end of that day, there was $3500 in Paine’s account.

“You’ve got 3.5k,” Paine texted Hyeronimus that night.

A couple of days later, Paine made two withdrawals from the Sportsbet account amounting to $1900. He said he kept the money himself.

Earlier that year, Hyeronimus was in the saddle when the Tim Martin-trained Limbo Soul was backed from $26 to $3.20 when it won on debut.

“Timmy had been telling me for six weeks it would win and told me not to tell anyone,” Hyeronimus said. He admitted he told Paine and his wife.

Bank records show Hyeronimus moved $500 into Paine’s account the day before the race. On the morning of the race, he texted Paine: “How did you go?”

“Fixed still not up yet,” was the reply. It was followed by another text: “$9 fixed $11 boost.”

Finally Paine sent a message “Got 8s.”

That evening, Paine texted the jockey: “I had 100 on it as well.” Paine took $4000 cash out of the account, the amount that would have been won for a $500 bet, but said he couldn’t remember what he did with it.

Another charge involved a horse called Lucky Fish, which was galloped the morning of its race to the pair’s dismay.

“I would have been filthy if it won with nothing on,” Hyeronimus texted Paine after Lucky Fish was beaten.

Hyeronimus labeled the deposits into Paine’s bank account as “gift”, “savings” and, on one occasion, “paintball”. It amounted to more than $15,000 over three years, according to stewards.

On most occasions, stewards allege the money was moved to a second bank account by Paine before being deposited into his Sportsbet account.

The jockey said he trusted Paine to hold money from him, as he would spend it if it was in his account. He said they were square because Paine had paid him back.

Paine and Hyeronimus' lawyers called evidence from forensic accountant Brett Goodyear to explain the movement of money from the jockey’s account to his cousin, which coincided with bets being placed.

Goodyear said under his brief he could not find causation between the deposits and bets because there was money in Paine's accounts, but admitted there was a correlation in the movement of the money to the bets.

The inquiry will continue with final submissions on Tuesday. Findings are not expected until later in the week.

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« Last Edit: 2020-Jul-09, 10:29 AM by Arsenal »


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