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« 2021-Feb-04, 09:41 AM Reply #775 »
Elyce Maree Smith v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR327-20 Compulsory Conference 04/02/2021 9:30 AM Room 19

Stephanie Thornton v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR318-20Compulsory Conference 04/02/202 11:30 PM Room 19..late night sitting  :lol:  don't think so

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« 2021-Feb-11, 05:57 PM Reply #776 »
Commission hands out misconduct penalties
11 February 2021
Recent misconduct charges have led to a call from Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) stewards for industry participants to keep their behaviour in check or suffer the consequences.

Central Queensland jockey Chris McIver has been disqualified for 12 months after kicking a horse at the barriers before a race in Rockhampton last month.

Mr McIver was found guilty of misconduct after he twice forcibly stomped on the hindquarter of his mount ‘Or Else’.

Chief Thoroughbred Steward Peter Chadwick said breaches of this kind are very serious and any behaviour involving the mistreatment of a thoroughbred racehorse must meet with a significant penalty.

“The penalty must not only deter Mr McIver but must also illustrate to the racing industry that these actions are not to be tolerated,” he said.

“In this case Mr McIver also had two recent breaches of the misconduct rule in 2019 and 2020.”

Also in Central Queensland jockey Nigel Seymour was found guilty of misconduct and disqualified for nine months after sending threatening text messages to a licensed trainer.

In another incident, Brisbane based jockey Nathan Thomas pleaded guilty to misconduct and was suspended for two weeks after an incident before a race in Mackay this week.

During the barrier loading process, jockey Thomas was dislodged and then forcibly struck his mount ‘Whosday’ with his whip in the region of the horse’s shoulder.

In a further misconduct incident, this time at Emerald, Central Queensland stable-hand Nick Trimble pleaded guilty to misconduct and was disqualified for three months. While unsaddling ‘Dirt Rich’ following the running of race two at Emerald on 6 February, Mr Trimble forcibly struck the horse in the girth.

Mr Chadwick said all of these incidents had a detrimental effect on the image of racing, and penalties must serve as a general deterrent to illustrate to the racing industry that these activities are unacceptable.

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« 2021-Feb-18, 07:52 PM Reply #777 »
Diane Hannon v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR133-20Tribunal Hearing 19/02/2021 9:30 AM Room 1

Reginald Hazelgrove v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR134-20Tribunal Hearing 19/02/2021 9:30 AM Room 1

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« 2021-Feb-22, 09:38 AM Reply #778 »
Trainer R Heathcote pleaded guilty to a charge under AR228(b) in that on February 6th, 2021 at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, he did misconduct himself after the running of Race 9 by way of inappropriate language directed to jockey M Du Plessis. R Heathcote was fined the sum of $500, of which $250 is to be wholly suspended under AR283(a) dependent upon R Heathcote not re-offending under this rule for the next 12 months.


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« 2021-Feb-22, 06:55 PM Reply #779 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Stewards-Report-Chris-McIver.pdf  12months

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Stewards-Report-Stefanie-Horner.pdf  $2K fine & horse D'Qd Arsenic

Three cases tomorrow at QCAT a busy day for the lawyers

Jeffrey Caught v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR242-20 Directions Hearing 23/02/2021
11:30 AM Room 5

Jason Edwards v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR215-20 Directions Hearing 23/02/2021  3:30 PM Room 5

Mark Blackwood v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR372-19 Directions Hearing 23/02/2021  3:30 PM Room 5

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« 2021-Feb-24, 06:23 PM Reply #780 »
Fighting to clear name

BEN DORRIES CM report

Heathcote angry at swear fine

MULTIPLE Group 1-winning trainer Rob Heathcote will engage a highpowered legal firm to launch an appeal after being found guilty of a misconduct charge he insists arose out of a private post-race conversation with a jockey.

Heathcote does not deny saying “f---you” to Mark Du Plessis in a heated debrief at Eagle Farm when the trainer claimed Du Plessis did not follow instructions to lead when Stuttering finished third as the $3.40 second favourite in a race on February 6.

But Heathcote (pictured) is adamant no one else on course heard his remarks, which the trainer recorded on his phone and sent to Stuttering’s owners.

Brisbane stewards only became aware of the matter when the 49-second audio clip of the exchange was circulated on social media.

Stewards last Saturday convened an inquiry and found Heathcote guilty of a misconduct charge, stating he “did misconduct himself after the running of race 9 by way of inappropriate language directed to jockey M Du Plessis”.

Heathcote was fined $500, half of which was suspended, after being found guilty of the charge, which falls under the category of conduct detrimental to the interests of racing.

It could be an interesting test case for the racing industry when Heathcote lodges an appeal. He is determined to fight the matter on principle.

“I said ‘f you, Mark’. Never at any other time did I swear,” Heathcote said. “No one was around me and I only recorded it for my owners. No one except me and the jockey heard what I said at the time. The jockey hasn’t made a complaint. One of the owners posted it on social media and the stewards came up to me two weeks later.”

Heathcote, who has won 11 Group 1s, including seven with the champion Queensland sprinter Buffering, is engaging legal eagles to fight the matter.

He said he couldn’t care about being $250 out of pocket but wanted to clear his name and should never have been charged over a private communication.

Most trainers send audio or video reports to owners and the Heathcote case could lead to some trainers asking owners to sign nondisclosure agreements to receive post-race information.

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Far be it for me to predict the decision of the learned QCAT member who will be appointed in due course to hear Heathcote's appeal BUT he did plead guilty ...a fact he apparently didn't mention in his interview with Ben Dorries .......so it will take some pretty spectacular legal argument by his chosen brief to overcome this .....just my  opinion .

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« 2021-Feb-24, 07:53 PM Reply #781 »

Mercifully forgiven? ----- 'innocent' of what

............ in the movie 'Unforgiven' ....... Gene Hackman is accused of shooting an innocent man ........... he responds 'innocent of what' ......... it could have been shot in Queensland.

Queensland has a very authoritian culture .......... might be the heat ............. since modern-when is the 'f' word considered excessive .... or even truly offensive .......

..............  in common use, even with young school-children, it is often an appropriate response to feeling aggreived.

RH ..  agreeing that he used 'the word' ............ is not an admission of guilt ......... it is an admission that he used 'the word'.

.................... f..k me .... it is not an offense ............. I could not afford to live if it were.

........ Queensland is on trial .............



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