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« 2019-Jul-02, 06:27 PM Reply #500 »
Stewards’ Report
QRIC/2016/3018 v1.01 Stewards Report
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Stewards Report: Peter Fleming – Text Book
Date: 27 June 2019
Panel: D Aurisch, P Chadwick & N Boyle
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today finalised an inquiry into
reports from the analyst that a sample taken from TEXT BOOK at Rockhampton on 9 August
2018 contained the prohibited substance Methocarbamol.

The stewards considered submissions from the trainer Peter Fleming’s legal representative
regarding that TEXT BOOK was treated with the above-mentioned substance to prevent it
‘Tying up’ in the week leading up to the relevant race. Mr Fleming was of the opinion that he
allowed a sufficient withholding period to prevent the mare returning a positive sample when
it competed at Rockhampton on 9 August 2018. Written evidence was also considered from
Dr Brad Johnstone and Apprentice Thomas Doyle.

After considering the documentation regarding the sample, including the explanation from Mr
Fleming through his legal representative, the (QRIC) Stewards issued him with a charge
pursuant to AR 178 which reads:
Subject to AR178G, when any horse that has been brought to a racecourse for the
purpose of engaging in a race and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample
taken from it prior to or following its running in any race, the trainer and any other
person who was in charge of such horse at any relevant time may be penalised.
The specifics of the charge being that as the trainer of TEXT BOOK, he brought that mare to
Rockhampton on 9 August 2018 for the purpose of engaging in a race and a post-race urine
sample taken following the Class 6 Plate 1400m, was found to contain the prohibited
substance Methocarbamol.

After considering submissions in defence of the charge, the panel were satisfied to the
requisite standard that charge be sustained and Mr Fleming was formally found guilty.
When considering the matter of penalty the following was taken into account:

1. Evidence of Mr Fleming’s veterinary surgeon Dr Brad Johnstone to the effect that the
substance in question was prescribed for the mare ‘Tying up’ in the week leading up
to the above-mentioned race;

2. Short statement from Mr Thomas Doyle;

3. The decision of the Racing Appeals Authority in the matter of Chris Morson on 11
May 1995;

4. Mr Fleming’s disciplinary history, having one previous breach in 2005 for the relevant
rule;

5. The personal circumstances of Mr Fleming including his financial obligations;

6. Relevant penalty precedents;
Document title, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, 7/07/2016 2

7. Need for a penalty to serve as a necessary deterrent to not only Mr Fleming but to
the wider industry to illustrate the negative impact breaches of this kind have on the
image of the sport.
Having considered the above-mentioned factors, Mr Fleming was issued with a fine of
$3000.

Furthermore, under the provisions of AR 240(1) Text Book was disqualified from winning
the Class 6 Plate 1400m at Rockhampton on 9 August 2018 and the placings were
amended as follows:
Rockhampton 9 August 2018 – Class 6 Plate 1400m
1
st MR BOXVALE
2
nd MALKARA
3
rd NO EFFORT NEEDED
4
th SWINGAHINCH
Mr Fleming was advised of his rights to an internal review into the decision.

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« 2019-Jul-03, 06:09 PM Reply #501 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-03-July-Stewards-Report-Michael-Jokic-LEGAL-LOOPHOLE-1.pdf

QRIC stewards fine Michael Jocik $3K Legal Loophole caffeine positive.

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« 2019-Jul-05, 11:57 AM Reply #502 »
Under the provisions of AR 177, Legal Loophole was disqualified as the winner of Race 4
Maiden Plate – 1460M at the Home Race Club 3 November 2018, and the placings
amended as follows:
1st Drumeous
2nd Naughty Corner
3rd First Train
4th Wakoo

Alas poor Drumeous has had a dozen or so chances to join the exclusive "TWO MAIDEN WINS" Club . . but hasn't up to the task . . things will only get tougher from here on

Meanwhile Legal Loophole, having lost his only claim to fame has been retired . .

They put some on it that day at Home Hill, but whether they got 3K would be debatable
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« 2019-Jul-11, 08:15 PM Reply #503 »
Stewards agree to adjourn Currie inquiry until criminal charge is resolved
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) has agreed to a request from legal representatives for disqualified Toowoomba Trainer Ben Currie to adjourn its inquiry into seven alleged breaches of the rules of racing until after the resolution of a criminal charge he is now facing.

Stewards were scheduled to commence their inquiry today into the seven alleged breaches.

The Queensland Racing Crime Squad charged the disqualified trainer on 25 June 2019 with alleged systematic fraudulent behaviour over a period from November 2016 to March 2019 where he allegedly sourced and administered unregulated horse supplements designed to enhance race performance in a manner to circumvent current testing methodology in Queensland thoroughbred racing.

Mr Currie was bailed to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on 15 July 2019.

An internal review decision into the 20 May 2019 Steward’s guilty verdict and penalty of two year’s disqualification for 12 breaches of the rules of racing, issued on 28 May 2018 has confirmed the original decision and amended Mr Currie’s penalty to 18 months disqualification.

This reduces Mr Currie’s current cumulative disqualification period to seven years; three years for five prohibited substance charges, two and a half years after he was found guilty of two charges of improper action following an investigation into text messages relating to the intention to use an electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of two horses and 18 months for 12 breaches of the rules of racing.

A date is yet to be set for a further Stewards inquiry into 14 alleged breaches of the rules of racing issued on 28 May 2018.

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« 2019-Jul-15, 05:22 PM Reply #504 »
TRAINER BEN CURRIE HAS RACING BAN REDUCED
Monday 15 July, 2019   
Mark Oberhardt

Disqualified trainer Ben Currie's fraud case has been adjourned in a Toowoomba court.

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been adjourned.

Last week after an internal review Currie had a cumulative 7-1/2 year disqualification reduced to seven years after six months was taken off his two year sentence for 12 breaches of racing rules.

A further internal review of another five charges was released on Monday.

The preliminary release said an internal review of the three-year sentence on five prohibited substance charges covering a period from December 2017 to February this year would be reduced to two years and three months.

The internal review also slashed a $45,000 fine on those charges to $10,000.

He is also serving a cumulative two-and-a-half years on charges involving text messages which allegedly indicated the use of a jigger.

It means Currie is currently disqualified for six years and three months and a has fine of $10,000.

He faces a further 21 charges but they have been adjourned until after his criminal charge is resolved.

Currie will return to court in September on a criminal fraud charge after a short court appearance on Monday.

He has not entered a plea on the charge and at his next court appearance it is expected a date will be set for a committal hearing.

It is understood the committal will not be until late this year or early next year.

Last month, police charged Currie with aggravated fraud alleging the trainer took part in systematic behaviour between November 2016 and March this year.

The charges allege he circumvented current drug testing methods by accessing unregulated supplements designed to enhance a horse's performance.

Currie was bailed to appear for mention in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Monday when the matter was adjourned until September 16 to allow defence lawyers to get a full brief of the police case.

Currie has not had a runner since May 2 but still leads the state's training premiership with 134 winners for the season.

https://qric.qld.gov.au/news/internal-review-reduces-ben-curries-disqualification-period-on-prohibited-substance-charges/

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« 2019-Jul-15, 05:47 PM Reply #505 »
Five QCAT matters involving QRIC listed for tomorrow.

Kelly Doughty v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR301-18 Directions Hearing 16/07/2019 1:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

Jason Edwards v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR089-18 Directions Hearing 16/07/2019 1:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

George Sitek v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR323-18 Tribunal Hearing 16/07/2019 9:30 AM Hearing Room 1, 259 Queen St, Brisbane
 
Compulsory Conference 16/07/2019 9:30 AM Mediation Room 6, 259 Queen St, Brisbane Bryan Jeffery Dais v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

Michael John Collin Murphy v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR095-19 Directions Hearing 16/07/2019 2:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

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« 2019-Jul-16, 04:16 PM Reply #506 »
Trainer dodges bullet after breaching bail by an hour
PETER HARDWICK
 
SUSPENDED horse trainer Ben Currie has walked out of Toowoomba Magistrates Court without penalty after pleading guilty to breaching his bail conditions.
He will return on a more serious charge of fraud on September 16.

Currie (pictured), 28, woke at about midnight on July 9 “in a panic” that he had forgotten to report to Toowoomba police station as part of his bail conditions. He arrived there at 1am admitting his failure, solicitor Darren Mahony told the court yesterday.

 Magistrate Graham Lee ordered no further penalty and no conviction. Currie was arrested last month on a fraud-related charge arising from his horse training business. Police allege he engaged in “systematic fraudulent behaviour”. He has not yet been required to enter a plea.

Currie was disqualified from racing for 7½ years this year but yesterday it was cut to 6¼ after an internal review
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« 2019-Jul-18, 06:17 PM Reply #507 »
Questions asked by LNP member J-P Langbroek of the Racing Minister with Answers as reported in Hansard.

Relating to :-

Swabbing and positives plus progress on implementing recommendations from the MacSporran Royal Commission.

Question on Notice No. 982 Asked on 12 June 2019 MR J LANGBROEK asked the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs (HON S HINCHLIFFE)— QUESTION: Will the Minister advise for 2017-18 and 2018-19 to date (reported separately by financial year) (a) the number of animal samples tested for prohibited substances and (b) the number of animal samples that reported positive for prohibited substances?

 ANSWER: For the 2017-18 financial year: a) The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (the Commission) tested 20,889 racing animal samples for prohibited substances across the three codes. b) 91 racing animal samples reported positive for prohibited substances. For the 2018-19 financial year (as at 31 May 2019) a) The Commission has received 18,348 racing animal samples to test for prohibited substances across the three codes. b) 61 racing animal samples reported positive for prohibited substance

Question on Notice No. 799 Asked on 15 May 2019 MR J LANGBROEK asked the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs (HON S HINCHLIFFE)— QUESTION: Will the Minister advise for 2017-18 to 2018-19 to date (reported separately by financial year) the number of (a) animal samples tested for prohibited substances and (b) animal samples that reported positive for prohibited substances?

 ANSWER: For the 2017-18 financial year: a) the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (the Commission) tested 20,889 racing animal samples for prohibited substances across the three codes b) 91 racing animal samples reported positive for prohibited substances. For the 2018-19 financial year (as at 31 March 2019): a) the Commission tested 14,700 racing animal samples for prohibited substances across the three codes b) 61 racing animal samples reported positive for prohibited substances.

Question on Notice No. 780 Asked on 14 May 2019 MR J LANGBROEK asked the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs (HON S HINCHLIFFE)— QUESTION: With reference to the 15 recommendations made in the final report of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry aimed at improving integrity and animal welfare in the racing industry and the Queensland Government’s official response to initiate 75 activities to address these recommendations— Will the Minister advise (a) the recommendations that are yet to be completed and (b) the government-initiated activities yet to be completed?

ANSWER: The Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry (MacSporran Report) set out 15 recommendations aimed at improving integrity and animal welfare in the racing industry. The Queensland Government Response included 75 government initiated activities to implement the recommendations of the MacSporran Report.
 The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (the Commission) has maintained a strong focus on the continued delivery of the MacSporran recommendations over the last three years.
To date, seven recommendations, comprising 55 government initiated activities, have been finalised. (a) Recommendations finalised include:
• Recommendation 1: Institutional and functional model for integrity management of the Queensland Racing Industry;
• Recommendation 2: Operational model for the commercial business of the racing industry;
• Recommendation 3: The detecting, assessing, mitigating and prosecution of all breaches of the Racing Act or any other relevant Act;
• Recommendation 5: The tracking of greyhounds from birth to leaving the racing industry;
• Recommendation 6: Injury tracking;
• Recommendation 8: Discontinuation of QGreys breeding incentive program; and
• Recommendation 12: Overbreeding of greyhounds and the issue of wastage.
 (b) The Commission and Racing Queensland share responsibility for implementing the remaining recommendations of the MacSporran Report and the associated government activities.
 The Commission and Racing Queensland co-chair a joint MacSporran Working Group to govern these activities.
 The remaining eight recommendations, including the status of the government initiated activities associated with each recommendation, a Recommendations 4, 7, 10 and 14:
• Completing these recommendations is dependent on the development of the Commission’s new on-line customer relationship management system, RandLE.
 Of the 15 government-initiated activities required to deliver these recommendations, seven are complete, five are in progress and three have been deferred by Government.
Recommendation 9: • This recommendation is comprised of four government initiated activities, three of which have been completed and one deferred by Government.
Recommendations 11, 13 and 15: • These recommendations are being led by Racing Queensland and require the development of minimum standards and training packages.
Of the 12 government initiated activities required to deliver these recommendations, one is complete and the remaining activities are in progress.
Greyhound Training Track Operator Guidelines and a Greyhound Training Track Registration Policy are currently being finalised by Racing Queensland following industry feedback.
The development and alignment of training packages and qualifications remains an issue nationally and is hindering the progress of these recommendations.
The implementation of four government-initiated activities related to recommendations 9 and 10 were deferred in 2017 for up to three years due to a significant reduction in greyhound breeding numbers since 2014-15 and concerns for the sustainability of the greyhound racing industry in Queensland.
The deferral is subject to overbreeding and wastage not re-emerging as issues and the Commission will continue to monitor breeding and wastage numbers.


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« 2019-Jul-19, 07:57 PM Reply #508 »
Marcus John Wilson v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR168-17 Experts Conclave 22/07/2019 9:30 AM Mediation Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

Wilson's case has been ongoing since November 2017 and has been called up at QCAT twice previously apparently without any result .

 Marcus Wilson 16 Nov 2017 6 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018 OCR 168-17

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« 7 hours ago Reply #509 »
Some activity at QCAT today 4 matters listed as follows:-

Dale Bradley Smith v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
OCR107-19 Directions Hearing 23/07/2019 1:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

Benjamin Mark Currie v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
OCR074-19 Directions Hearing 23/07/2019 1:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

William Xanthopoulos v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR007-19 Compulsory
Conference 23/07/2019 1:30 PM Mediation Room 2, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

Darrel William Graham v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
OCR174-16 Tribunal Hearing 23/07/2019 12:30 PM Hearing Room 3, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

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