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« 2017-Sep-02, 09:12 AM Reply #100 »
TRAINER SUSPENDED FOR FAILING TO NOTIFY OF CHARGES

THE Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has today suspended the license of Brisbane thoroughbred trainer Bradley Smith.

QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said Mr Smith failed to inform the Commission he was facing three criminal charges, an act that is in contravention of his license conditions.

“Taking this into consideration the failure of Mr Smith to discharge his responsibilities of declaring his criminal charges to the QRIC as the condition of his license and the nature of the charges, which, if found guilty are exclusionary items to holding a license with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission,” he said.

“The charges relate to the alleged fraudulent sale of shares in a racehorse and the alleged forgery of transfer of ownership forms.

“In accordance with the Commission’s Thoroughbred Standard, the Commission may immediately suspend any licence where allegations or criminal charges which require the Commission to exercise a duty of care to participants or animals or to safeguard the integrity of the Queensland racing industry,” Mr Barnett said.

“The Commissioner said he has acted today in response to complaints from other industry participants.

“We carried out an investigation into these complaints and made the decision to suspend Mr Smith’s licence to train horses.

“The public can be sure that if they make complaints the Commission will investigate and take the necessary action to ensure the integrity of the racing industry in Queensland.

“It must also be made clear that Mr Smith retains the presumption of innocence and this action by the Commission in no way infers guilt in relation to the charges he faces.”

The Commission has identified six horses listed as being in Mr Smith’s stables, which must be relocated within seven days so they can continue to participate in racing.ENDS

 Nothing on the QRIC media releases but LGHR is on the insiders mailing list first with the news .

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« 2017-Sep-12, 07:11 PM Reply #101 »
Harness racing trainer Julie Weidermann  loses internal review against 9 months  disqualification for cobalt positive.....evidence relied on was the horse eats dirt containing cobalt.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/WEIDEMANN-Julie-Internal-Review-Decision.pdf


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« 2017-Sep-13, 02:17 PM Reply #102 »
QCAT have a case on this week that will actually be heard after the poor trainers suspension has expired!

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« 2017-Sep-14, 01:58 PM Reply #103 »
The circus continues.........trainer reinstated by mutual consent after the internal review penalty served before QCAT hearings.........What a joke!

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« 2017-Sep-14, 02:18 PM Reply #104 »
To highlight the high farce....penalty was 6 months...that's justice QRIC/QCAT style for ya!

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« 2017-Sep-14, 04:10 PM Reply #105 »
To highlight the high farce....penalty was 6 months...that's justice QRIC/QCAT style for ya!

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« 2017-Sep-30, 09:02 AM Reply #106 »
The QRIC Annual Report makes interesting reading having a quick browse I think the report pretty well covers their activities leaving aside the Press Release which credits the arrest and charge against three small time harness racing participants who have not yet had their day in court and are entitled to the presumption of innocence as a highlight.

There are 256 employees mostly part time or casual the latter account for 137 of the total number there are 92 permanent employees .

In addition It's strange IMO that the QRIC finds it necessary to pay external experts on their  Audit and Risk Committee the chair one Graham Carpenter trousers $1200 a meeting while Don Li Castro earns a tidy $1000 for his attendance. :what:

Some extracts from the report follow:-


The Commission concentrates its efforts on enforcing the Rules of Racing and relevant offences against the Criminal Code. Stewards have a wide array of traditional powers to enforce the racing rules and do so competently, but detecting and defeating the tactics used by the criminal elements in the industry now routinely require the use of powers and techniques available only to police. The scale and sophistication of modern race fixing and illegal betting operations are too complex for Stewards alone to effectively monitor. Access to physical and electronic surveillance, undercover operations, informant recruitment, covert searches and other police powers are essential if the challenges are going to be met. Who the major criminal influencers are on Queensland racing, and the extent of their activities, is a picture still being developed one year on. Having the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Racing Crime Squad fully embedded in the Commission makes us unique in Australia and best equips us to improve confidence in racing integrity here.

An unfortunate but necessary part of our first year has been the need to confront and adjust some highly unprofessional aspects of an inherited internal culture. it has given me no satisfaction to see a number of staff depart in the first year after investigations into a range of allegations of serious misconduct. While the individuals had engaged in conduct that fell well below standards expected in a public sector integrity agency they had, in many cases, long careers in the racing industry. in contrast, i have been delighted with the general level of professionalism, commitment and knowledge demonstrated by staff across the Commission. i am fortunate to have staff of such calibre to discharge our many responsibilities.


Funding The Commission’s funding model consists of: • A budget reallocation of $15.7 million from Racing Queensland, being the cost of the licensing and registration, stewarding and integrity operations and animal welfare functions that were transferred. The budget also included the majority of the costs associated with the administration of the Racing Science Centre. • A budget re-allocation of $1.1 million from the Department of National Parks, Sport and Recreation (NPSR) being the cost of the integrity and compliance functions performed by the Racing Regulation unit and the balance of the costs associated with the administration of the Racing Science Centre. • New funding of $8.9 million from the government for corporate related costs, including accommodation costs. Total budgeted funding provided to the Commission in 2016-17 was $26.9 million, comprising $25.3 million for operating expenses and $1.5 million for capital expenditure. See Figure 4 - QRiC Funding - internal Allocation for breakdown of how this funding is allocated internally. The government has further committed $5.9 million over four years to implement a sustainable capital works program for the Racing Science Centre (see Enhanced Scientific Testing Capability).


 https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/QRIC-AnnualReport_2016-2017-Digital.pdf


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« 2017-Sep-30, 10:02 AM Reply #107 »
Do they hire comedians to write these reports ? I quote "Having the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Racing Crime Squad fully embedded in the Commission makes us unique in Australia and  best equips us to improve confidence in racing integrity here " Now anyone with even a fleeting knowledge of the history of Queensland knows that Integrity and the Police Service couldn't be further apart. They historically are poles apart. Why do they write such trash ?

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« 2017-Oct-03, 09:32 AM Reply #108 »
their full time media officer straight from the ABC

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« 2017-Oct-03, 10:15 AM Reply #109 »
27 million.....500k per week for the circus freaks who cant find a bet fairy

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« 2017-Oct-04, 08:27 AM Reply #110 »
If it was April 1, you could understand the crap in the QRIC report, but sadly it's very real....do these morons think this rort can go on forever, $27mill for  :censored:  all, they've done nothing except bold press releases charges and no results.. Also of interest todays https://itsnotnormalisit.com/

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« 2017-Oct-04, 01:01 PM Reply #111 »
Not to mention Terrible Terry's contribution (Silks&Saddles) . . where, in not so many words, he claims victimisation

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« 2017-Oct-05, 07:21 PM Reply #112 »
Nothing to report on Internal Reviews  from the QRIC website since August for Thoroughbreds and more recently September for Harness no action  seems strange maybe Mr Ashby is on holidays . :/

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« 2017-Oct-06, 08:46 AM Reply #113 »
5k court fine to one of the race fixers......the 92 employee circus rolls on

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« 2017-Oct-09, 06:39 PM Reply #114 »
Not a lot of information in this latest exercise of the Internal review process Anthony Jenkins what the amended penalty is nobody knows apart from the decision maker and presumably Mr Jenkins.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/decision/internal-review-decision-anthony-jenkins/


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« 2017-Oct-10, 02:08 PM Reply #115 »
Detailed reasons for decision on the internal review of the Anthony Jenkins case is now available it took quite some time to make it public the IR was about two months ago maybe the QRIC puter was broke.

Jenkins engaged in a physical confrontation with the starter who was simply delivering a message that the stewards wanted to see him ....he's out for 6 months and is no loss IMO.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/JENKINS-Anthony-internal-review-decison-3.pdf


And Grant Dixon got 3 weeks for an unacceptable drive also at Redcliffe on 26th July

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/0061-17-grant-dixon-internal-review-decision.pdf

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« 2017-Oct-10, 02:45 PM Reply #116 »
In regards to transcript from Dixon's minimum penalty...I wonder how much out of the $27 million it costs to run this shambles QRIC the proof reader gets paid.......not a lot I hope......The stewards’ report from 9 August 2017 states: “Stewards completed an inquiry that was opened into Race 5
Wednesday 26 July 2017 into driver G Dixon’s tactics on GOOD FEELINGS in particular in the home straight. After
considering the evidence stewards found G Dixon guilty of a charge pursuant to Rule 149 (2) in that he drove GOOD
FEELINGS in an acceptable manner.
...u just gotta laugh

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« 2017-Oct-10, 03:34 PM Reply #117 »
Your You're just being picky . .

Obviously in the praiseworthy pursuit of parsimony, they have gone with "Spell-Check"

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« 2017-Oct-10, 03:46 PM Reply #118 »
Nah, when a mob of pretenders who claim to be the ducks nuts, then they gotta be accurate, but given they mostly ex coppers who is surprised, not me thats 4 sure

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« 2017-Oct-11, 06:26 AM Reply #119 »
To remove all doubt and to proof himself a liar ole king clown Barnett states to Nathan exelby in the sunday mail that the system aint perfect and that's why they don't oppose stays of proceedings........so right there it tells you he is a lying piece of shit!


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« 2017-Oct-12, 07:18 PM Reply #121 »
a QRIC dump....you got that right!

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« 2017-Nov-01, 06:13 PM Reply #122 »
IS THE LNP UNDER PESSURE TO DUMP QRIC IF THEY WIN GOVERNMENT – AND IF SO, WILL THEY REVEAL FROM WHO & WHY? 

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IT’S starting to become suspiciously obvious why some influential identities are urging political high-flyers in the LNP to immediately dump the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission if they win Government later this month.

This website has been among those critical of what QRIC costs (some might say can you put a price on integrity) and we have run stories accusing the independent statutory body, established by Labor, of targeting the ‘innocent victims of the rules’ while some of the ‘real crims’ in the three codes of racing seem to go undetected.

Perhaps we were wrong there and some of the arrests and charges laid in more recent times certainly suggests that Commissioner Ross Barnett and his team of very experienced ‘coppers’ are certainly not sitting on their hands nor are they ignorant of what is – and has for too long – been going on behind the scenes of the three codes of racing in Queensland.

The latest ‘big fish’ caught in their net (some might not call him that but when you delve into history and look at his associates he certainly is) has been Marshall Dobson, the spiv media identity who has boosted his profile and reputation by boasting a close association starting with former Racing Minister and corrupt politician of the Joh era, the late Russ Hinze, right up to the present day ‘harness king’ Kevin Seymour. The cynics are saying 'You'll Never Walk Alone' will be 'The Sherrif's theme song in his hour of need.

Dobson is also a long-time associate and good mate of Albion Park Harness Racing Club chairman, David Fowler (the Queensland race broadcaster) and Damien Raedler, the one-time CEO of the APHRC who was until more recently running Harness Racing Queensland when it was merged by the RQ Board. Most in the industry insist that Fowler in the present day and Raedler back then took their riding instructions from ‘Clip Clop’ Kev Seymour.

WE WANT TO MAKE ONE THING CLEAR AT THE OUTSET. We are not for one minute suggesting that Seymour, Raedler, Fowler (or a myriad of other high profile racing and harness racing identities linked to Dobson) participated in or were even aware of the activities which have seen him charged under anti-money-laundering and terrorism-financing laws. Dobson is also entitled to the presumption of innocence but those who know him say 'the Sherrif' will sing like a canary to ensure he doesn't spend any time in the slammer.   

One long-time harness identity who has been associated with all the parties involved told LGHR: “If there were millions of dollars being bet by Marshall, one could almost certainly assume they weren’t his – and if his betting was successful that should set off more alarm bells. The bloke might have had some top trainers of the past and present on his speed dial but he was far from a cashed-up successful punter who could bet millions and some might even describe him as a punting desperate.”

A report in The Courier-Mail stated that detectives from the Racing Crime Squad, working with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, charged Dobson after a long-running investigation into his betting activities.

Commissioner Ross Barnett said Dobson was accused of using a false name to place bets on harness races in Queensland and Western Australia via an online account.

“The money that has gone through the account over a 10-year period is well into the millions,” Barnett said.

“In one 16-month period — from September 2015 to December 2016 — the figure was $1.77 million.”

A former high-profile RQ Board member has raised an interesting statistic and questioned whether it is purely a coincidence. It relates to the period when the new TAB deal was being negotiated by the Kevin Dixon Board and at a time when two members of that Board in Barry Taylor and Brad Steele resigned in protest at lack of consultation. Those close to the pair claim they felt, at the time, there was some LNP Government interference in the process. Steve ‘furlong in front’ Dickson, now defected to become the One Nation leader in Queensland for Pauline Hanson, was the Racing Minister but most believed that he and the other ‘Dick’ – Kevin Dixon (LNP appointed Chairman of the All Codes Board who was removed by Labor when they won Government) were taking their ‘marching orders’ from the then Treasurer ‘Tim the Toolman’ Nicholls, whose electorate was smack in the middle of racing territory at Hendra and who, some still blame for the Eagle Farm track redevelopment fiasco.

But back to the rumblings from the former ‘deep throat’ at RQ who says that during the negotiation period for new TAB deal harness racing was under extreme pressure because of its dwindling popularity with punters but more so turnover returns. It had dropped alarmingly behind the greyhounds but was receiving much more in prizemoney return from the TAB. This was being blamed on political influence over a long period of time.

All of a sudden for no apparent reason the harness betting pools in Queensland started to sky-rocket. Behind the scenes investigations, which were never made public, showed that an individual was having a very successful run investing huge money on local harness races. It was well informed money too, mostly on runners from some very prominent stables that were starting short and never looked like losing. For some strange reason – the angel of the punting Gods shone down on harness racing in Queensland and there was this inexplicable and unbelievable boost in the pools. This wasn't across the board betting. It was specifically targeted by one big punter.

QRIC began operation in July 2016 with its agenda to oversee the integrity and welfare of racing animals and participants. It reports to the Racing Minister and is accountable to the Queensland Government. Establishment of QRIC was largely as a result of the Commission of Inquiry into the greyhound industry 'live baiting' scandal which recommended a long overdue separation of the industry and commercial interest of the racing industry. Don’t be mistaken if there is a change of Government the LNP could dismantle QRIC but it would be awfully suspicious and look like there had been pressure from outside vested interests. It would be hard to justify.

Ever since QRIC started to claim some scalps and stories emerged (written by Archie Butterfly on his must-read website, itsnotnormalisit) alleging race fixing in the jackpot pool races at Albion Park there have been growing calls from some who can influence the big-name pollies within the LNP for a new Government to dump QRIC. They have hidden behind the ‘it is costing too much and targeting the wrong people’ philosophy when the real reason in the minds of many is that some of those being caught in the QRIC net are ‘too close for comfort to some high flyers’.

Shadow Racing Minister Jon Krause spoke during the week to an LGHR colleague in Terry Butts of the North Queensland Register who asked what the major racing policy of the LNP would be if it won Government. He replied in a word: ‘Eagle Farm’.

The industry as a whole won’t be too pleased if that means pouring more millions of industry and taxpayer money into the Brisbane Racing Club, already $75 million in debt amid allegations of mismanagement by its directors in a series of articles written by Archie Butterfly that are yet to be answered. If there was no problem with the BRC finances, or what he is alleging about the activities of the BRC – not to mention claims that there are plans to sell Eagle Farm – why isn’t chairman ‘Nifty’ Neville Bell and his band of merry men not only denying these but also explaining what is going on. Rival clubs and stakeholders are watching with interest what is happening at the BRC and will be far from happy if a new Government hauls them out of the crap they are in.

LGHR has learnt that Dale Monteith, the highly respected Victorian racing administrator brought in under instructions from the Racing Minister to Racing Queensland to get things right with Eagle Farm, is confidentially admitting it will require a multi-million dollar injection from whoever wins the election to correct the problems and even then it is doubtful the new Eagle Farm track would be ready for the Winter Carnival. What a disaster!

There are some important racing questions that need to be answered by the LNP concerning their racing policy heading into this month’s election and they should be asked by the mainstream racing media (let's face it the CM will run a political agenda for the LNP leading up to the election but what's new with Rupert)?

Let's hear some answers to the following questions:

Will Eagle Farm and Albion Park, like many other assets, be sold off by Nicholls and his crew to help offset some of the debt confronting the State if they win the election?

Will an LNP Government dump QRIC and, if so, who or what would they replace it with to ensure the integrity of racing in Queensland? Surely they wouldn't bring some of the 'bums of the past' back. What is happening in Queensland now occurred on their watch, especially under the supposed 'eagle eye' of a former top steward at in one of the codes,  who those close to the action know was close to some of the parties currently under investigation.

Will the LNP come clean on whether any major political donors are urging them to shut down QRIC before some of the current investigations, said to be targeting bigger fish than those caught in the net can be concluded?       

IT'S TIME FOR THE LNP TO COME CLEAN ON RACING!

It wouldn't look good for the LNP to abolish the QRIC without replacing it with something similar .......possibly less costly than the $26M it takes to keep QRIC afloat...that's assuming the LNP wins the election which on present indications  I think is highly unlikely.

As part of the LGHR comment is connected to  the race fixing thread in  harness racing I'll repost that under the Harness thread.

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