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« 2019-Oct-04, 09:26 PM Reply #550 »
Another couple of Directions Hearings at QCAT on Tuesday it's a public holiday Monday so a rest day for all concerned.

Darryl Gardiner v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR239-18 Directions Hearing 08/10/2019 1:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

William Bruce Elson v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR020-19 Directions Hearing 08/10/2019 1:30 PM Hearing Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane.

The Daily Law list for the District Court has a dozen or more names of persons listed for mention before Judge Dick on Tuesday...the one named Graham I assume is Shane Graham charged with match fixing over a trotting race at Albion Park .....the alleged co-conspiritors have both been acquitted ..... having followed the case and being aware of the evidence such as it is  IMO it would be a major injustice  if the Crown continues the prosecution against him.....the jury was discharged by the Judge when it couldn't agree  and the matter was relisted for 8 October...... Graham  has already paid a significant price having been suspended immediately the charge was laid and is understood to have been a truck driver for the period which is just short of two years.

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« 2019-Oct-06, 03:25 PM Reply #551 »
Stewards had an early night.....  although one incident in the Members  caught their attention ..more to come.

 “Stewards opened an inquiry into an incident that occurred in the Members area following the last race. After taking initial evidence, stewards adjourned the matter to a date to be fixed.”

Stewards inquired into the improved form of Bering Sea a long shot blew from $15 to $26 so apparently unfancied and no surprise other than it won it was well beaten at its two previous runs starting at $2.15 and $4 respectively never gave a yelp in either...ridden more aggressively yesty.
“RACE 5
BERING SEA – When questioned regarding the run, jockey R. Maloney stated that at its previous start over a mile the gelding was not suited by the pace of the race, however, had hit the line strongly. He added that he was able to make a run near the 600m, which suited the gelding, and the additional 200 metres of today’s event had also contributed to its performance”

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/e%20fm/20191005 Race 5 Blew in the betting $26 SP

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/ipsw/20190911 Race 7

Race 7: WWW.BRC.COM.AU BM85 H’CAP – 1600M
 
No mention of Magstock winning by a widening margin after  $31 at its  last run a respectable 4th beaten 1.8L in a CL6 1350 .... yesty in a BM 85 over 1600 the money was on in from $20 to $12...others more fancied got the blows ......you would think stewards would have noticed ...asked no questions maybe it was afternoon tea time.

Magstock second up has a good record 2 from 4 but not fancied first up on 25 Sept $31 ran 4th beaten 1.8L before yesty has not saluted at Eagle Farm.

Nothing to see here.

 
https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/doom/20190925 Race 8

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« 2019-Oct-07, 07:22 AM Reply #552 »
QCAT ruling under fire
NATHAN EXELBY
BEAUDESERT trainer Darlene Duryea is serving a 12-month disqualification for a cobalt irregularity after a point of law prevented her from having an appeal reopened before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Duryea was disqualified by stewards for 12 months in May 2017 after the irregularity with her horse Dansu in December 2016, which she appealed against to QCAT.

Complicating the matter was the fact Duryea’s stables had been broken into the night before the positive sample being taken and that was the subject of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) investigation.

Duryea’s lawyer Anthony Miller said they had been waiting the outcome of that investigation to form some of the evidence for her appeal.

“Over the 15 months from May 2017 to August 2018 we filed affidavit material, liaised with QRIC, dealt with directions hearings with QCAT, where QCAT made an order on our request, until the QPS had completed its investigation, Darlene’s matter was adjourned,’’ Miller said. “QRIC were supportive of this.

“Then out of the blue on January 5, 2019 we received notice from QCAT that they had dismissed Darlene’s application and she was disqualified for 12 months.”

Miller said it subsequently came to light QCAT had made an order on December 5, 2018, that Duryea had to advise whether she was proceeding with the matter.

It is claimed that notification was sent to a dormant email address and that Duryea’s legal team was never made aware of the order.

“It came to light that QCAT had made an Order on 5 December 2018 which stated, strangely, that Darlene must respond to QCAT and advise whether she is proceeding with her matter by 14 December 2018 and if no response was received they would dismiss it,’’ Miller said. “The only problem was they neglected to send us the order.’’

After this came to light, a stay of the penalty was granted and an application was made to reopen the file.

It was submitted by Duryea that the decision to dismiss did not accord with the rules of natural justice, as she had not had a hearing “let alone a fair hearing”.

“QRIC then filed submissions stating the QCAT legislation doesn’t allow a matter to be reopened where an application has not been heard and decided by the tribunal,” Miller said. “And they were correct, they got us on a technicality. On August 16, 2019 QCAT made the order that the application could not be reopened.”

Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the sequence of events was part of the QCAT process and not for the Commission to comment on. “I can confirm that QRIC opposed the reopening of the matter as a point of law but the final decision about the application was made by QCAT.’’

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As reported above Darleen's application for a reopening of the 12 months disqualification for a cobalt positive in May 2017 has been refused at QCAT ...............strange case of the missing communications but in the end the period of disqualification is well and truly over due to the time involved in bringing the matter to conclusion Darleen was originally disqualified for 12 months way back in May 2017 and has been operating on a stay of proceeedings ...she may have missed a bullet here instead of just mark on her report card no actual time served.......contrast this to the Darrell Graham case which took a lot longer but resulted in QCAT setting aside the QRIC disqualification of 15 months and imposing a suspension of 12 months from the date of decision...Darrell is now suspended for 12 months but would have served his time had QCAT just dismissed his appeal......the QCAT member Prof Ned Aughterson was the QCAT adjudicator in both cases......had he so decided he may have been persuaded to do to Darlene what he did to Graham.

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2019/QCAT19-226.pdf

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« 2019-Oct-08, 07:17 PM Reply #553 »
Sunshine Coast track work riders stood down
A Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) track work operation at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club this morning has resulted in two track riders being stood down after screening positive in preliminary testing for prohibited substances cocaine and cannabis.

These preliminary samples will be sent to a laboratory for confirmatory analysis.

This morning’s operation involved the testing of 44 people including track work riders and jockeys.

IIT staff also identified one track rider who was unlicensed to ride and has been referred to the Stewards.
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Media contact :Vincene Overs 0472 842 346

Busy day for IIT staff up early and unwelcome attention for those caught in the net.

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« 2019-Oct-08, 07:37 PM Reply #554 »
This is a turn up Darrell Graham refused a licence to work as a stable hand or strapper ..there's nothing in the AHHR to prevent a suspended trainer /driver being licensed in another capacity unlike the ARB where a suspended trainer is not eligible to be licensed as a strapper ...Darrell copped it twice ...on a stay since 2015 after being disqualifed for 15 months over a positive swab he finally gets a decision on his appeal resulting in 12 months suspension which he is currently serving ..he would have been better off if the learned QCAT member Prof Aughterson had simply dismissed his appeal in which case he would be back in business.... the decision to issue a licence is a discretionary matter but in the absence of reasons in the internal review we are none the wiser as to the grounds on which the original decision and the subsequent confirmation at internal review were made.......possibly the fit and proper person test will get an airing if this goes to appeal......my understanding is that Darrell has an excellent record the Mafuta Vautin positive the only significant blemish on his othwerwise exemplary conduct. 

 https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Darrel-Graham-IR0078-19.pdf


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« 2019-Oct-10, 03:24 PM Reply #555 »
TARRANT RETURNS AFTER BEING STOOD DOWN
Thursday 10 October, 2019
Mark Oberhardt
Jockey Luke Tarrant has seven rides at the Sunshine Coast and Eagle Farm as he returns to riding after been stood down two months ago.

Queensland stewards stood Tarrant down for an indefinite period after he faced a criminal court on drug charges in August.

He has been cleared to return this week under a strict set of conditions.

He has four rides at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night and three at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

One of his Eagle Farm rides is rising staying star Fighting Teo who is resuming after a last start third in the Ipswich Cup in June.

Trainer Kevin Kemp said Fighting Teo would have a relatively light summer carnival before coming back for the winter.

"There is a nice build-up in race distances for him in coming weeks," Kemp said.

"I think he might make a horse for the Queensland Cup or Sunshine Cup next year."

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« 2019-Oct-11, 03:47 PM Reply #556 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Stewards-Report-Todd-Allen-V2.0.pdf

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report from the analyst that a urine sample provided by trackwork rider Todd Allen at the Gold Coast Turf Club on 19 August 2019 contained 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannibol-9- carboxylic acid (Cannabis)
Subsequently, Mr Allen was suspended for three (3) months to commence on 19 August 2019, the day which he was stood down from riding, and to conclude at midnight 19 November 2019.
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« 2019-Oct-15, 05:45 PM Reply #557 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AHERNS-Ben-Internal-Review-Decision.pdf

"Original decision of charge confirmed, Penalty amended to nine (9) months suspension, with three (3) months wholly suspended for a period of two (2) years."

Not a lot of information in the above link......Mr Ashby is keeping mum maybe he has RSI from too much typing  so now all we get is just the decision ...no information on the alleged breach apart from mentioning the rule 178.

If the current appeals process is to be made nore efficient and timely the first casualty should be to dump the Internal Review and establish a Racing Appeals Tribunal .

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« 2019-Oct-16, 06:32 PM Reply #558 »
Two more decisions Harry Richarson & Peter Fleming both dealt with under R178 positive.

Mt Ashby's Rubber stamp gets another workout confirming  the original decisions again absent reasons.


https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/HARRY-RICHARDSON-IR0081-19.pdf

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PETER-FLEMING-IR0083-19.pdf


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« 2019-Oct-18, 10:32 PM Reply #559 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BRAD-WITT-IR0084-19.pdf

Stewards decision confirmed DQ 12 months R139

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« 2019-Oct-20, 01:12 PM Reply #560 »
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Mr LANGBROEK (Surfers Paradise—LNP) (2.30 pm): I rise as the shadow minister for racing to
catalogue the carnage caused by Queensland Labor’s feckless management of integrity measures in
the racing industry. Under Labor, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is demonising people—
good people and working people. Time and again they are charged without adequate evidence as the
Queensland Racing Crime Squad—joined at the hip to Labor’s QRIC—does not come up with the
goods.
Do not take my word for it: just look at the 2018-19 QRIC annual report. There is a conga line of
failed and amended prosecutions in each of the three racing codes: thoroughbreds, harness and
greyhounds. QRIC notes the number of offenders and the number of offences, but there is not a word
about the number of convictions—we know why—and no expansion on how much it spent on legal
fees, and again we know why. In cases brought for judgement to the Queensland Civil and
Administrative Tribunal, only 7.4 per cent of the original decisions that were subject to an external
review were confirmed. This is a success rate of 7.4 per cent—I would say a failure rate of 92.6 per
cent—and this is for the $30 million that QRIC is costing us.
I cite the case of Stan Johnston, who could justifiably be called the ‘grand old man’ of Queensland
country racing. He is a great worker for charity and a charitable supporter of country racing who
conducts the Craiglea Stud at Kenilworth. Stan is a 70-year-old man. QRIC and its partner, the Racing
Crime Squad, charged him last year with animal cruelty. He and his wife, Marilyn, looked on as four
QRIC officers and six police officers arrived at their home and searched everywhere, including the
drawers in their bedroom. Now, 12 months after being charged, he has had the charges withdrawn. He
was not found not guilty as a result of some fancy ‘lawyering’: the charges were withdrawn due to a
lack of evidence. Nobody in racing has a better reputation than Stan Johnston. Now that good name
has been sullied forever thanks to the incompetence of Labor’s QRIC and the Racing Crime Squad.
His daughter, 24-year-old Krystal Johnston, is a well-known young trainer. She was arrested and
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charged. She had to attend the Nambour courthouse. She was fingerprinted, mugshots were taken,
and then 12 months later—just like her dad—there was no case to answer and the charges were
dismissed. No wonder Krystal has since been diagnosed with depression.
In press releases on its website QRIC lists licensees charged, but when those charges are either
dropped due to a lack of evidence or proven not guilty not a word is said by QRIC. Forget ‘We’re sorry’:
they are not mentioned again. The same thing has happened to harness racing trainer Vicki
Rasmussen. Last month the District Court found she had no case to answer. Other licensees charged
by QRIC and the Racing Crime Squad include: Dayl March, no case, lack of evidence; Peter Poulsen,
no case, lack of evidence; Mathew Nelson, no case, lack of evidence; Leonard Cain, no case, lack of
evidence; David Gafa, not guilty on all charges. One of those cases involved 16 court appearances and
took more than a year at a cost of $50,000 to the charged party. The case was thrown out in five
minutes, with the magistrate ruling there was no case to answer. Something needs to happen when it
is fine for the Deputy Premier to call the CCC commissioner, but no-one else gets an apology.

ENDS

Mr Langbroek in State Parliament last week  ..........last I heard Matthew Nelson had been charged with perjury no info about the outcome.....he hasn't been sighted lately.
Strong rumour that if by some chance the LNP manages to unseat the ALP at next year's election they intend to abolish the QRIC ..just how it is intended to unscramble the egg  involving the separation of integrity from the amalgamated control bodies RQ hasn't been revealed...IMO integrity is a State responsibility and should be left where it is .......QRIC needs to sharpen up and not give any free kicks to The Hon. Langbroek.......starting with ensuring their stewards get more enthusiastic and consistent in policing form reversals and questionable rides and unannounced changes in riding tactics...and not accepting lame excuses.
Parliament sits again for another 3 days starting on Tuesday no mention of the slaughter show on ABC which is a surprise.

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« 2019-Oct-21, 09:09 AM Reply #561 »
LNP eyes review of racing
CHANGES to Racing Queensland are inevitable under a Frecklington-led LNP Government.

The man who would be Racing Minister, John-Paul Langbroek, has made it abundantly clear that the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission faces a major review.

Langbroek is understood to be nonplussed at QRIC’s annual budget, which nudges $30 million.

He is looking closely at the Victorian integrity model, which would cut the cost of integrity in Queensland in half.

In State Parliament last week, he once again savaged QRIC’s handling of a number of cases, accusing the body of being overzealous and “feckless’’.

Langbroek is also not ruling out a return to individual codes for the thoroughbreds, harness and greyhound industries.

“Time and time again QRIC is demonising people – good people and working people,’’ he told Parliament. “Time and time again they are charged without adequate evidence as the Queensland Racing crime Squad – joined at the hip to Labor’s QRIC – does not come up with the goods.
“Don’t take my word for it. Take a look at the 2018-19 QRIC annual report and there is a conga line of failed and amended prosecutions in each of the three racing codes.
“In cases brought for judgment to the Queensland Administrative Tribunal, only 7.4 per cent of the original decisions that were subjected to an external review confirmed. This is a success rate of 7.4 per cent – I would say a failure rate of 92.6 per cent and this is what we get for the $30 million QRIC is costing us.’’

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Gleeson is no fan of the ALP and while it's likely many if not most in the racing industry share his political views the election is not going to be any walkover for either team and while Langbroek appears a decent enough chap and having seen him in action in state parliament his criticism of QRIC is it's cost .....and effectiveness.....and the results of the Racing  Crime Squad'sfailed  prosecutions......  the Victorian Integrity system has recently been amended with the VRT replacing the RAD Board but the main change has been to reduce the operation of VCAT to hearing appeals against penalty only...... which QLD should follow and reduce the operation of QCAT which is essential to a proper functioning integrity system  ....there also exists the Victorian Racing Integrity Commission headed by the seldom seen or heard  Sal Perna while QRIC commissioner Ross Barnett is frequently in the news responding to issues as they arise.......Lanbroek's plans to unscramble the egg that is RQ and establish separate control bodies will require a lot more than the thought bubble  which is all it is at present ......with Langbroek sitting in the opposition benches down the bottom of George Street....and no certainty to change places with the ALP.

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« 2019-Oct-22, 08:56 AM Reply #562 »
McGillivray, Berry cop bans over fall
MARK OBERHARDT


DISCIPLINED: Jockeys Matt McGillivray (left) and Tommy Berry (right) have been suspended for careless riding.

TOMMY Berry and Matt McGillivray have been suspended for careless riding which led to a fall in the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm in which fellow jockey Corey Brown suffered serious injuries.

McGillivray, who rode Grand Bouquet, was suspended for three weeks while Berry on Nobu, was suspended for two weeks after they were found guilty of the charges.

A third jockey, Tim Clark, was originally also charged but after submissions was found not guilty.

Dual Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Brown fell from Lord Arthur in the incident on June 8 and suffered serious injuries including fractures in his back.

The 43-year-old is likely to be sidelined for up to a year but has been able to work as a television commentator.

Lord Arthur was euthanised on the day.

McGillivray was charged with trying to take a run at the 300m where there was insufficient room.

Clark was charged with allowing his mount Star Of Carrum to shift out when not clear of horses on his outside while Berry was charged with allowing Nobu to shift in when not clear of horses on his inside.

All three pleaded not guilty and stewards accepted that Clark had not contributed enough to the incident to warrant a conviction.

McGillivray was suspended from October 30 to November 20 while Berry was outed from October 30 to November 13.

Both will appeal against the punishments and seek an internal review which should ensure they will not miss any remaining meetings of the spring carnival.

Queensland chief steward Peter Chadwick said there had been contributing factors for both riders.

“Therefore we will not impose the full penalty for interference causing a fall,” he said. “But we must take into account the result which was the fall.”

The inquiry was delayed four months after problems getting all jockeys required to give evidence in Brisbane with McGillivray the only local.

Stewards opened an inquiry on the day and adjourned it until Brown was fit to give evidence.

The inquiry heard the incident happened when the four horses were making their runs in the straight.

Star Of Carrum and Grand Bouquet were on Lord Arthur’s inside and Nobu to the outside.

Brown said he felt the pressure had come from McGillivray and Clark on the inside.

McGillivray said he felt he had established a run on Grand Bouquet between Brown and Clark when Star Of Carrum shifted and Nobu came in.

Clark said Star Of Carrum was tiring and had shifted slightly but he felt he had not contributed to the fall.

Berry said he felt he had only moved in marginally on Nobu and the horses inside Lord Arthur had come out.

Chadwick said: “In Clark’s case there is insufficient evidence to sustain the charge.’’

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Ponder what prospect of any successful appeal to QCAT might be..... less than 50% probably based on the stewards findings..... and while a stay of proceedings would be crucial for Berry with the Spring Carnival in force Matt McGilivray's recent experience where he waited for about 2 years for QCAT to make a decision on his suspension only to find when the decision was handed down it imposed the same term of suspension he appealled against which reportedly cost him something in the order of $10K in legals and he then had to serve the time....it wasn't worth the effort ..this case has other possible ramifications if Brown decides he has legal avenues to pursue arising out of his injuries in the fall he is still out of action and there's the owners of the horse fatally injured possibly they might be considering legal proceedings..

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/corey-brown-miffed-at-queensland-derby-fall-inquiry-process-20191022

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« 2019-Oct-22, 04:27 PM Reply #563 »
Questions without notice in state parliament today
Racing Integrity Commission Mr LANGBROEK:
My question without notice is to the Premier. In light of the 7.30 ABC revelations last week about unwanted Queensland racehorses being senselessly butchered in a Caboolture slaughterhouse, can the Premier explain why the $30 million Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, established by the Palaszczuk Labor government to protect animal welfare, has failed so badly?

Ms PALASZCZUK: I thank the member for Surfers Paradise for that question, because it is a very important question and one that I addressed this morning. Anyone who saw that footage would have been absolutely horrified and outraged, to say the least. That is why we have set up that independent inquiry to be conducted. I hope that all parties cooperate with that inquiry, because it is very important to clean up that aspect of the industry. We make no apologies for setting up that inquiry to get to the bottom of it.

As I said in this House, I was briefed that the biosecurity officers were out there on Friday, basically straight away the next day. Both minister Hinchliffe and minister Furner addressed the media straight away that day about this very important issue. Minister Hinchliffe is also today convening a meeting with some of the industry to talk through these issues. At the end of the day, we want to ensure that there is no animal cruelty.

In relation to the substantial part of the member's question about money going towards the Queensland Integrity Commission for racing, this was a recommendation of Alan MacSporran. It has been set up. It is being headed by Ross Barnett. In all my conversations with Ross Barnett, he is working diligently and hard, but I hope that everyone gets to the bottom of this. I look forward to receiving that report which we will share with the public.

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The Hon. Langbroek has his sights firmly fixed on the QRIC no doubt he would emasculate it if by a miracle the LNP wins the next election .......but IMO he's firing blanks to blame the QRIC for the slaughter conducted at the Caboolture knackery ........the disgusting behaviour of the workers shown on TV abusing the poor helpless frightened animals  was a disgrace ........the QRIC isn't responsible for that or for the racehorses and standardbreds sold out of the industry and disposed of to doggers.....  not that the QRIC has a perfect record..... there have been major stuff ups in stewarding all on the public record ..... stewards appear less than diligent on occasions......no inquiry into form reversals or  unannounced changes  in racing patterns ...or to question the failure of short priced favourites.... failure to respond to legitimate questions on progress or lack of it on stewards inquiries.....the Sunshine Coast late scratching due to suspected treatment .....Vicks......

But with all of that on this question I score  Langbroek 0 Premier 1

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« 2019-Oct-23, 08:43 AM Reply #564 »
I dunno what John-Paul had for lunch yesterday but whatever it was it fired him up considerably launching another attack onthe QRIC blaming it for not preventing the killing of racehorses and standardbreds for horse meat,,,,,,,ignoring and dismissing the fact that it's the owners of the animals who decide their fate....here's the inhouse Parliamentary Services archived broadcast of The Hon. Lanbroek's speech.

http://tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/?reference=0Mba20191022_141601


Also a link to letsgohorseracing which produced the full transcript.

www.letsgohorseracing.com.au

What follows is LGHR Editor John Lingard's comments on the issue as extracted from the transcript

I have long been a fan of John Paul Langbroek (moreso of his good mate Ray Stevens who should be LNP Shadow Racing Minister) but I respectfully suggest that he should check his facts on this issue.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett admitted last week that his office did not technically have jurisdiction over horses once they retired from racing, with that gap in the laws a key factor for why horses were able to end up in the knackery.
Premier Palaszczuk said the inquiry would specifically look at the processes in place for the management of retired race horses, as well as the adequacy of arrangements for detecting and prosecuting breaches of the welfare of retired racing horses, including those moved from interstate.
Here’s hoping it works better than the Racing NSW system which John Paul is praising because the statements made by officialdom there, specifically CEO Peter Vlandys has been widely challenged by industry sources. And, as for Racing Australia, well the statistics on thoroughbreds going to the knackery each year that were in their annual report were not only farcical but downright untrue – so let’s not start singing the praises of Barry O’Farrell either.
One thing Langbroek did get right is his support of now Singapore based Chief Steward Terry Bailey. Bet he doesn’t know that a former LNP appointed Board torpedoed Bailey from becoming Chief Steward at RQ – surely it wasn’t because he was too tough and no-nonsense.   
And on one final point the Shadow Racing Minister needs to have a chat with a few identities who have been around racing for some time before he starts quoting 'the doyen of racing journalists' or his 'spin doctor' remote control successor.
Punters regard the policing of racing – and especially harness racing – in Queensland on the nose now but some of those issues are beyond the control of the QRIC hierarchy for political reasons – sadly John Paul wouldn’t have a clue what we are talking about here.
But he would if the remote control Racing Editor of the mainstream dailies did his job protecting the punters and wrote a few exposes on what is happening on the track at the gallops and especially the red hots. But that isn’t going to happen because many believe he is too busy playing politics.



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« 2019-Oct-25, 05:30 PM Reply #565 »
One QRIC case listed for Monday at QCAT

Wayne Phillip Kuskopf v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR269-19 Compulsory Conference 28/10/2019 1:30 PM Mediation Room 6, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

And another Internal Review Mark Du Plessis stewards decision confirmed absent reasons.

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/MARK-DU-PLESSIS-IR0085-19.pdf


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« 2019-Oct-27, 11:25 AM Reply #566 »
Nathan Exelby writing in the SM today reports Matt McGillivray had a win at QCAT overturning his one month suspension for an unacceptable ride on Mr Epic way back in March 2018 .....the QCAT decision has not yet been published on the Supreme Court Library.

"CONTENTIOUS RULE SHOULD BE REVIEWED

 

MATT McGillivray has beaten a four-week suspension for his ride on Mr Epic at Doomben last year, adding his name to a long list of riders to beat a charge under AR135(b).
The contentious 135(b) rule states “the rider of every horse shall take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that his/her horse is given full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible place in the field”.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found in favour of McGillivray last week, saying he wasn’t culpable for the ride.
Queensland Jockey Association representative Glen Prentice said given the growing list of riders who had been exonerated of 135(b) suspensions, stewards needed to rethink the way they were interpreting the rule."

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At the time Racenet reported McGilivray admitted it was a poor ride ....the horse a $31 chance drew wide and after being caught very wide he pushed on to lead and not surprisingly weakened to beat only one home....the trainer expressed surprise stewards gave the rider one month......link to Racenet story and the race 8 on the program below.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/doomben-track-bias-to-come-under-fire-in-jockey-appeals-20180406

http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/doom/20180331

Unfortunately the Internal Review decision is not accessible having been deleted after 6 months or whatever the QRIC timetable is.


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« 2019-Oct-28, 07:06 PM Reply #567 »
MURPHY SUSPENDED FOR SCALES DECEPTION
Monday 28 October, 2019
Mark Oberhardt
AAP

Queensland apprentice Michael Murphy has been suspended for trying to cheat the scales.
Apprentice Michael Murphy has been suspended for a month on a charge of trying to cheat while weighing out for a race at Townsville.

Murphy is based in Brisbane but rides at several provincial meetings each week.

Stewards opened an inquiry after the clerk of scales reported Murphy attempted to deceive him by placing his finger tips on the scales before a race on Sunday.

Murphy pleaded guilty to engaging in dishonest, corrupt, fraudulent, improper or dishonourable action or practice in connection with racing.

The inquiry heard when stewards called on Murphy to re-weigh he was found to be 3.5kg over his allocated weight.

Murphy's mount Seamad, was declared a late scratching after another suitable rider could not be found.

The jockey was then replaced in another three races at the Townsville meeting.

On Monday, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission released details of five other cases

QRIC said in a statement a trackwork rider was stood down after she returned a preliminary test to methamphetamine, amphetamine and cannabis during an integrity operation at Deagon on October 14.

Four others have returned initial positives and are waiting for the results of secondary tests.

At Beaudesert on September 23 a female Beaudesert jockey returned a positive test to cannabis and a male trainer also from Beaudesert has returned a positive test to Oxazepam.

Testing at Gatton on October 4 resulted in a male jockey from Toowoomba testing positive to cannabis.

A female trackwork rider returned a positive result to cocaine metabolites when she was tested during an operation that included work riders and jockeys at the Sunshine Coast on October 8.

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« 2019-Oct-30, 09:03 AM Reply #568 »
Another trip to the City for Clayton Gallagher  & QRIC

Clayton Gallagher v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR156-19 CompulsorConference
30/10/2019 1:30 PM Mediation Room 5, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

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« 2019-Oct-30, 09:28 PM Reply #569 »
Cairns apprentice caught on the breath test blew over the limit of .02 that must be the morning after a night out on the turps.


https://qric.qld.gov.au/news/cairns-apprentice-jockey-stood-down/


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« 2019-Oct-31, 06:23 PM Reply #570 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-30-October-Stewards-Report-Barry-Phillips.pdf

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report from the analyst that the prohibited substance HEPTAMINOL was detected in a urine sample taken from ORLEANS at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club on 13 January 2019.......fined $2K

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« 2019-Nov-01, 02:59 PM Reply #571 »
Nathan Exelby writing in the SM today reports Matt McGillivray had a win at QCAT overturning his one month suspension for an unacceptable ride on Mr Epic way back in March 2018 .....the QCAT decision has not yet been published on the Supreme Court Library.

"CONTENTIOUS RULE SHOULD BE REVIEWED

 

MATT McGillivray has beaten a four-week suspension for his ride on Mr Epic at Doomben last year, adding his name to a long list of riders to beat a charge under AR135(b).
The contentious 135(b) rule states “the rider of every horse shall take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that his/her horse is given full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible place in the field”.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found in favour of McGillivray last week, saying he wasn’t culpable for the ride.
Queensland Jockey Association representative Glen Prentice said given the growing list of riders who had been exonerated of 135(b) suspensions, stewards needed to rethink the way they were interpreting the rule."

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At the time Racenet reported McGilivray admitted it was a poor ride ....the horse a $31 chance drew wide and after being caught very wide he pushed on to lead and not surprisingly weakened to beat only one home....the trainer expressed surprise stewards gave the rider one month......link to Racenet story and the race 8 on the program below.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/doomben-track-bias-to-come-under-fire-in-jockey-appeals-20180406

http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/doom/20180331

Unfortunately the Internal Review decision is not accessible having been deleted after 6 months or whatever the QRIC timetable is.


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Finally QCAT decision makes a public appearance after the race in question was held on 31 March2018 next a  stewards inquiry 5April 2018  4 weeks suspension QRIC review 3 May 2018 QCAT hearing 18 Feb 2019 Decision 11 Oct 2019.....thats about 19 months from start to finish and no news on when the review of the appeal process is likely to be finalised or any report on the proposals advanced in any of the 27 submissions ...pathetic. :o

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2019/QCAT19-317.pdf


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« 2019-Nov-01, 05:45 PM Reply #572 »
Gunner Lodge Pty Ltd v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR313-19 Tribunal Hearing 04/11/2019 9:30 AM Hearing Room 3, 259 Queen St, Brisbane

Brad Witt Racing by the company name

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-02-September-Stewards-Report-Brad-Witt.pdf

Internal Review confirmed the stewards decision 12 months DQ


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« 2019-Nov-01, 06:22 PM Reply #573 »
THE QRIC website has added another function Reconsidered Decisions.......https://qric.qld.gov.au/internal-reviews/reconsidered-decisions/

Clicking on the link reveals there are no reconsidered decisions despite the advice that "Those reconsidered decisions of the Commission, which have led to the Applicant withdrawing the review application, appear on this page.  See reconsidered decisions."

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« 2019-Nov-05, 06:37 PM Reply #574 »
AmandaThompson suspended for 6 months she blew over the limit and three reconsidered decisions arising out of IR decisions and QCAT invitations to QRIC all resulting in some benefit to the applicants reduced suspensions for Dale Smith and Frank Edwards  and the monetary penalty changed  from $4K with $2K suspended in the case of Wayne Kuskopf .


https://qric.qld.gov.au/news/cairns-jockey-suspended-for-six-months-after-excess-alcohol-reading/

https://qric.qld.gov.au/internal-reviews/reconsidered-decisions/dale-smith-ocr177-19/

https://qric.qld.gov.au/internal-reviews/reconsidered-decisions/frank-edwards-ocr271-19/

https://qric.qld.gov.au/internal-reviews/reconsidered-decisions/wayne-kuskopf-ocr269-19/

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