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« 2018-Oct-23, 06:44 PM Reply #325 »

How could using defects in a bookmaker rewards scheme be considered a crime?

Beware the royal commission -- banks robbing customers is being prosecuted.

Here ya go Sherlock ;-
The Victorian man was charged with a single Federal charge of dealing with property reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime and has been given notice to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on November 5, 2018.

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« 2018-Oct-23, 06:55 PM Reply #326 »


Is there a limit on the number of punters entitled to accept an offer.

........is an alias an identity theft................. could be just be recruiting bowlers..............whats the problem?

My dog won a raffle once.

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« 2018-Oct-23, 08:24 PM Reply #327 »

Is there a limit on the number of punters entitled to accept an offer.

........is an alias an identity theft................. could be just be recruiting bowlers..............whats the problem?

My dog won a raffle once.

You really should not comment on things so far beyond your grasp  :tin:

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« 2018-Oct-29, 09:11 PM Reply #328 »
Internal Review finds agin Larry Cassidy 9 day suspension to stand careless riding charge.

Larry pleaded guilty before the stewards but must have had second thoughts and decided to appeal..... his submissions at first glance looked promising until the reviewer produced his previous evidence which was fatal to his case.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/LARRY-CASSIDY-INTERNAL-REVIEW-DECISION.pdf


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« 2018-Oct-29, 09:37 PM Reply #329 »
More total nonsense from QRIC. Unless I am mistaken isn't "The Reviewer " , whatever the hell that is , paid from the same bank account as the Stewards. So the point of appeal is to one of their own who happens to be on the same payroll. Go figure. And Queensland Racing expects people with a smidgen of intelligence to take this rot seriously! No wonder they are travelling down the shute to oblivion.

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« 2018-Nov-03, 07:35 PM Reply #330 »
Media Release
2 November 2018
Dual licences now a reality in Queensland Racing

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has approved an amendment to the Thoroughbred Licensing Scheme allowing Trainers and Jockeys to hold both licences.

Commissioner Ross Barnett said the change that will come into effect on Monday, 5 November allowing for dual licences permits jockeys to hold more than one licence in the Queensland racing industry, giving them the ability to train horses as well if they meet the licence requirements.

“It had been a long held view that that the associated responsibilities of each licence category were separate and distinct and allowing a participant to engage in both activities was an integrity risk,” he said.

“In recent years our interstate counterparts have progressively moved towards trainer/jockey dual licences with conditions, but jockeys in Queensland have been restricted to riding only.

“We have consulted with the respective Jockey and Trainers’ associations and have agreed that there will still be appropriate regulatory oversight of the industry for jockeys while enabling an increase in career pathways and sustainability with the expanded capacity through the incoming dual licensing provisions.”

Queensland Jockey’s Association (QJA) president Glen Prentice supports the move which benefits the association’s members.

“The QJA congratulates QRIC on today’s announcement of the Dual Licence Jockey/Trainer category,” Mr Prentice said.

“It provides Queensland jockeys with an important opportunity to properly plan a career pathway from Jockey to Trainer. Career transitioning is never easy, but this initiative will certainly go a long way to assist in this important area.”

There are new conditions associated with holding a dual Trainer/Jockey licence including;

• a Trainer/Jockey Licence Holder shall not, train in partnership with another Trainer;

• no person who has been granted permission to train in partnership with another trainer shall be eligible for consideration for a Trainer/Jockey Licence;

• A Trainer/Jockey Licence holder shall be entitled to train no more than five (5) horses at any given time as registered by the lodgement of stable returns pursuant to the Rules.

• A Trainer/Jockey Licence holder shall not have any ownership interest in any horse."

Some restrictions attaching to this new found opportunity.

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« 2018-Nov-03, 08:22 PM Reply #331 »


Why bury commonsense in a pit of unnecessary rules?

........ the pressure mounts on RNSW to fall into line.

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« 2018-Nov-08, 08:56 AM Reply #332 »
Interesting that they have now okayed the dual licence in all areas as it has existed in the bush for a long time although not many have availed themselves of being trainer/jockey. David Rewald in the central-west is probably the most prominent with Cheryl Rogers at Charleville another.
Peter Clarke at Goondiwindi used to have a dual licence but no longer rides.

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« 2018-Nov-09, 04:09 PM Reply #333 »
https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/INTERNAL-REVIEW-DECISION-SALLY-SWEENEY.pdf
Relevant extract from the IR decision
"The reviewer acknowledges each case is treated on its merits and set of circumstances. In carefully weighing up the evidence and aforementioned factors, including the context of the race, the reviewer accepts the Applicant failed to ride MISS MELRAE (albeit for one stride) out to the end of the race and accordingly finds the charge of failing to ride MISS MELRAE out to the end of the race proven.

 Notwithstanding, the reviewer is not completely satisfied to the requisite standard that such actions categorically had a material affect on the placings in the race and therefore provides the Applicant with the benefit of doubt in the circumstances.

 The standard penalty in Queensland for an offence pursuant to Australian Rule of Racing 137(b) when it is determined a rider’s actions have not had a material affect on the result of the race is between $200.00 and $1,000.00.

The Applicant’s disciplinary history is clear of any previous offence pursuant to the subject rule. In weighing up the evidence on penalty, consideration was provided to the context of the race, the Applicant’s actions, experience, not-guilty plea, penalty precedents and disciplinary history.

 The reviewer, in considering the totality of evidence and aforementioned factors, amends the original penalty to a $1,000.00 fine with $500.00 to be wholly suspended for a period of two (2) years under the provisions of Australian Rule of Racing 196(4) on the condition the Applicant does not reoffend during that period."


Looking at the race replay the camera position isn't conclusive to determine whether or not she stopped riding ......whether one more hit would have made any difference is debatable in my opinion......maybe there's a head on view  which the reviewer had access to  .......even with a head on it's a toss up.......would give her the benefit of the doubt. 
 
https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/gcst/20180929/race/3

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« 2018-Nov-13, 10:20 AM Reply #334 »
CM story today posted on the Harness thread but in view of the previous publicity the two stories need to be read together.

Horse fraud thrown out CM today 13/11
A HORSE owner secretly recorded discussing placing bets with a harness racing driver has had a fraud charge thrown out of court.
Peter Anthony Poulsen appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday where police alleged he had placed 10 bets on a race at Albion Park in July 2017 after talking with driver Shane Graham. The court was told he then split the winnings with Mr Graham.

Previous story on this case  from the CM  ......Race-fix case tipped to fail ..as opined by Mr Poulsen's brief and my good self ..and we were right for once.  :king:

David Hannay mouthpiece for previously unidentified "Everton Park punter" who was scooped up in the alleged harness race fixing charges an associate of Shane Graham has come out publicly stating his client Peter Poulsen has no case to answer...Poulsen owned horses trained by Graham have been stood down ......Nathan Exelby reports in the CM Friday.

Race-fix case tipped to fail
NATHAN EXELBY


LEGAL REP: Daniel Hannay.

THE lawyer representing accused harness identity Peter Poulsen has predicted the case will fall over, just as others have this year.

Poulsen was charged in relation to a race at Albion Park in July last year, along with licensees Shane Graham, Leonard Cain and Vicki Rasmussen.

Horses owned by Poulsen have been stood down and unable to race, as the case has been handballed several times to different prosecutors.

Police, backed by Queensland Racing Integrity Commission investigators, allege Poulsen, who owned another horse in the race, made a winning bet on Dapper after a conversation with Graham before the event, which they believe was evidence of fixing a race.

Poulsen’s legal counsel Daniel Hannay said the conversation his client had with Graham was no different to discussions owners and trainers would have all the time.

“Poulsen was the owner of January, which was in the race. (Graham) said January hadn’t been training well and also said the other favourite (Western Jewels) hadn’t been going well either,” Hannay said.

Graham suggested Poulsen “have something on Dapper”, which he did. He wagered $700 on Dapper to win, and also the same amount on January to win the race.

“The conversation Mr Poulsen had with Mr Graham wouldn’t amount to any criminal offence, let alone some type of concept of match fixing,” Hannay said.

“What has happened to my client could happen to any owner of any horse in Queensland.”

After originally being charged with match fixing, the prosecution has since altered the charge to include fraud.

Hannay believes the reason for the change is because other match-fixing cases have fallen over, and the police and QRIC were now trying to save face.

In April, match-fixing cases against Dayl March and Leonard Cain were thrown out of the Brisbane Magistrates Court, where both decisions cited a lack of evidence.

They were the first two match-fixing cases to be tried in court after Barton Coburn and Michael Grant pleaded guilty to charges in October 2017.

Hannay said his client’s horses had been banned from racing, making them worthless.

“That is all extra punishment prior to being found guilty in court. He hasn’t even got to trial yet,” he said.

Queensland Racing Integrity commissioner Ross Barnett said the actions of the Racing Crime Squad and police pursuing this investigation had been justified by three convictions, and denied they were left red-faced by the two that had been thrown out by the courts.

“Far from being embarrassed, I am proud of the efforts of the Racing Crime Squad and the commission staff in comprehensively and professionally investigating these matters,” Barnett said.

“This action has reassured the many honest harness participants that their legitimate concerns will be addressed and has increased wagering confidence in the sport.”
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Last I heard Barton Cockburn was found guilty fined $5k now we're told Mick Grant pleaded guilty probably got a slap on the wrist as no details have been trumpeted by QRIC and the third person has so far not been identified...on the facts outlined by Poulsen's counsel his client  looks long odds on to walk free and if so should he choose to take the next obvious step there's  the possibility of a case for compensation on the standing down of his horses.....QRIC Ross Barnett contacted by Nathan Exelby is maintaining a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity.

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« 2018-Nov-18, 05:13 PM Reply #335 »
Davie Fowler on Press Room tomorrow has QRIC boss Ross Barnett as his guest listen live on Radio 4TAB or online at 8.30am QLD time.

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« 2018-Nov-19, 08:58 AM Reply #336 »
Harness man seeks legal costs
NATHAN EXELBY
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HARNESS identity Peter Poulsen will seek to recoup legal costs of nearly $50,000 and additional funds after his fraud case was thrown out of Brisbane Magistrates Court last week.

Poulsen was charged with match fixing in relation to an Albion Park race in July last year, before the charge was later altered to fraud.

When the matter was brought to a magistrate last week, the charge was dismissed on the basis that the case against Poulsen could not be substantiated and it was doomed to fail.

Poulsen’s legal representative Daniel Hannay tipped the case to fall over many months ago and had written to prosecutors requesting they review and withdraw the charges against his client.

As late as September 27, Hannay notified officials that Poulsen would bear his own costs in an attempt to amicably resolve the concerns with the police prosecutions office should the charge be discontinued by October 30.

When that offer expired, Hannay wrote on November 2 that “the case against Mr Poulsen was frivolous and that costs above the standard scale would be sought after successfully defending the matter”.

The case went before the courts nine times between March 14 and November 12.

Hannay submitted the final costs incurred by Poulsen were $47,718.

“In the circumstances, it is difficult to assess a more deserving matter than this of costs,” he wrote.

Poulsen’s dismissal adds to a growing list of harness match fixing cases that have failed to stand up in court, including this year’s cases against Dayl March and Leonard Cain.

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A follow up on the previous posts on this issue ........will be interested in the outcome ..on the face of it this seems to be a reasonable proposition......although it's my understanding that costs are not usually allowed following an unsuccessful prosecution .......be that as it may there's also the financial impost of Mr Poulsen's horses not permitted to race.

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« 2018-Nov-19, 07:11 PM Reply #337 »
Interesting interview today on Davie Fowler's Press Room with QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett ....very friendly and wide ranging Q&A full interview went for most of the program some observations arising out of past events.......Barnett disclosed that  Alan Reardon .....(who went public with strong criticism of Barnett and the selection process when Peter Chadwick was appointed Chief Steward) had been in line for a job offer from Barnett ..what in particular he had in mind wasn't disclosed and the offer wasn't made "being untenable' due to Reardon's outburst...on the lack of successful harness racing prosecutions which were investigated and prosecuted by the Racing Crime Squad ..on information received on match fixing .......Barnett opined that it would be unwise to conclude the prosecutions weren't soundly based .......apparently the evidence wasn't played to the court ..Davie omitted to ask WHY it wasn't admissible ....Barnett said other matters are still to be determined in the superior courts ...about half way through the harness racing matters.....on the appeal and review process Barnett said anyone with a better idea than the current system is welcome to make a persuasive case to govment.....the above are my recollections of the interview ..for a full understanding you can click on the link below and form your own opinions ...personally I think Barnett came across very well and Davie did well too.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7091003-press-room-19-11-18


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« 2018-Nov-20, 04:43 PM Reply #339 »
https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/QRIC-Commissioner-hits-the-airwaves.pdf

Media Release
19 November 2018
QRIC Commissioner hits the airwaves
Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett was interviewed on Radio TAB this morning covering a range
of industry issues with radio host David Fowler.
Some of the issues covered include;
 Background to why QRIC was formed in July 2016
 The role of the QPS Racing Crime Squad and the role of stewards
 Why we need the Commission
 How QRIC is funded
 The QCAT process
 Harness match fixing cases
 Hendra vaccination and microchipping for Standardbred foals
 Dual licences
Listen to the interview he
https://audioboom.com/posts/7091003-press-room-19-11-18
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« 2018-Nov-25, 12:35 PM Reply #340 »
Media Release 22 November 2018 Internal Review reinstates Trainer’s licence
The licence of Cairns thoroughbred Trainer Alwyn Bailey has been reinstated at Internal Review.
 Mr Bailey’s licence to train was suspended by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission effective on 23 October 2018 based on a pending animal welfare criminal charge which allegedly breached a condition of his licence and his suitability as a licensee.
Mr Bailey sought an internal review of his suspension and the internal reviewer has found in his favour in the interests of procedural fairness and natural justice and set aside the decision to suspend his licence.
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« 2018-Nov-28, 09:43 AM Reply #341 »
Very lengthy transcript of the IR decision on Kelly Doughty's cobablt positive ...quite some debate from expert witnesses on the testing regime .....but in the end the penalty was confirmed and Kelly will be off to QCAT waiting and waiting for her case to be listed and waiting and hoping for a positive outcome.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/INTERNAL-REVIEW-DECISION-KELLY-DOUGHTY.pdf

One more Media Release on neglected race horses at Cedar Creek .

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/QRIC-Media-Release-_Nine-horses-found-in-a-poor-condition-at-Cedar-Creek.pdf


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« 2018-Nov-29, 05:46 PM Reply #342 »
Media Release
28 November 2018
Toowoomba Trainer Ben Currie notified of new prohibited
substance inquiry
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Stewards have today advised legal representatives for
Toowoomba Trainer Ben Currie that prohibited substances have been detected in samples taken
from three horses he trains.
The alleged breaches relate to Wicked Trilogy that raced on 2 December 2017 at Kilcoy, Shikira
that raced on 28 January 2018 at Toowoomba and Karaharaga that raced on 6 July 2018 at
Rockhampton.
The Stewards Inquiry will commence on Monday 14 January 2019.
These matters are separate to any previous charges against Mr Currie.
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« 2018-Dec-07, 10:51 PM Reply #343 »
Four more Internal reviews completed two of which set aside the penalty imposed while the other two were confirmed .

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/internal-reviews/thoroughbred/

Zoe White, George Sitek , Nathan Day & Jim Byrne ......White & Day’s decisions set aside Sitek out for 12 months and Jim Byrne's suspension confirmed


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« 2018-Dec-09, 08:17 PM Reply #344 »
Extract from Nathan Exelby's column in the SM today.

TRAINER’S FINE DISPUTED

THE Queensland branch of the Australian Trainers Association has vowed to fight for trainer Brett Baker, who they feel was harshly treated in a finding by QRIC.

Baker was fined $1000, reduced to $750, for presenting the wrong horse to race at Toowoomba on November 24.

Baker had two horses engaged for the meeting – Wolf Tales (Race

2) and Halfeti (Race 5). He brought Halfeti to the races first, believing it was engaged in Race 2.

Baker said he looked at the official Racing Australia mobile site to determine which races the horses were engaged in and it had Halfeti’s race as second on the program.

Racing Australia confirmed its mobile site did in fact have the races in the wrong order and said it had since made moves to ensure this would not happen again.

Racing Queensland waived the scratching fee for Wolf Tales on the basis of Racing Australia’s admission.

However, QRIC have stuck solid with the fine, with director of stewarding Ali Wade saying Baker was the only trainer to present the incorrect horse on the day and that he should have established the correct runners when he checked the Sky Racing website for race times.

Queensland’s ATA branch representative Cameron Partington told Wade and Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett his organisation would support Baker in his internal review and subsequent appeal to QCAT.

“We still firmly believe QRIC has judged this issue incorrectly and is a great example of where QRIC is failing to understand and interact with our people,” Partington said.

“We at the ATA are constantly working with you to bridge the gap between yourselves and the participants, a gap that unfortunately with cases like this will continue to grow.”


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Strange case of relying on mistaken information .......there are two sides to every story the IR could settle the matter in the trainer's favour .... Mr Partington's comments suggest he  seems to think that's only a rough chance of getting up.......and the case will go to QCAT ........impossible to predict the outcome with any degree of confidence if that happens.


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« 2018-Dec-09, 08:44 PM Reply #345 »
Yes does seem harsh done by. Especially when an another Toowoomba trainer keeps presenting horses all over the South East Queensland despite some of his staff , family etc being persona non grata at the same tracks he turns up to race his neddies  at . Lucky we have  QRIC to make sure it is all above board. Whatever would we do without this august body to make sure everyone is operating on a level playing field !

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« 2018-Dec-13, 08:01 PM Reply #346 »
Another two Internal reviews published on QRIC 's website  LesKelly got some relief fined with part suspended to be on good behaviour in the second decision the appellant lost out charge and penalty confirmed 

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/INTERNAL-REVIEW-DECISION-LESLIE-KELLY.pdf

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/INTERNAL-REVIEW-DECISION-WILLIAM-XANTHOPOULOS.pdf


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