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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.


Stewards Saturday 20 Feb at EF

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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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« 2021-Mar-03, 08:30 AM Reply #782 »
Hair tests make impact
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AS QUEENSLAND officials await results of hair testing on Gold Coast Magic Millions runners to identify any historic use of prohibited substances, integrity boss Mark Ainsworth insists the state’s new hair sampling capacity is already a success.

Hair testing of racing animals, which started in the Sunshine State mid last year, determines if there has been any use of prohibited substances in the lead-up time well before a race.

At the time it was announced, integrity bosses claimed the new hair sampling regime “leaves the cheaters nowhere to hide”.

While still in the very early stages and there have been no charges laid over hair sampling results, Ainsworth pointed to the benefits of the deterrent nature of hair testing.

He revealed there had been 43 positive swabs for prohibited substances in thoroughbreds in the 2019-20 financial year but that figure was just seven in the first two quarters of the 2020-21 financial year (up until December).

There was a similar dive in positive swabs over that period in the greyhound industry while harness racing positive swabs also plunged.

Ainsworth said that with the rich Queensland winter racing carnival looming, the industry was on notice about how hair testing was now edging towards the forefront of integrity efforts to stamp out wrongdoing.

Ainsworth, a former police detective superintendent, who was the top cop in Queensland’s high-profile Baden-Clay murder investigation, is now acting commissioner of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission after Ross Barnett’s recent departure.

“We have got the winter carnival coming up and we have seen increases in prizemoney in thoroughbreds, the hair testing is a bit of innovation and trying something different to keep trainers honest,” Ainsworth said.

“It is another bit of ammunition for us and the animal welfare side of it is pretty important as well.

“Investments in the Racing Science Centre have seen enhanced testing capabilities so we can try to keep ahead of the game a bit more.

“Hair retains the traces of prohibited substances for months, acting like a reservoir for drugs which have been administered over time.”

Banned substances including anabolic agents such as anabolic androgenic steroids along with hormones and metabolic modulators will be targeted with hair testing.

Racing Science Centre director Dr Shawn Stanley says historically, anti-doping laboratories test blood, urine and saliva to detect substance abuse through pre and postrace testing, but the use of some prohibited substances in the weeks leading up to a race cannot be detected.

Ainsworth says he is awaiting results of hair sampling from gallopers who competed at the rich Gold Coast Magic Millions day in January

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Wonder if the swabs taken on race day pre and post race include hair testing or is that done separately and if so shouldn't that information be disclosed  ? 

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« 2021-Mar-03, 09:03 AM Reply #783 »
Georgina Cartwright v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR358-20Compulsory Conference 03/03/202 11:30 PM Room 17

Heather Warland v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR288-20Compulsory Conference 03/03/2021 9:30 AM Room 10

These two listed at QCAT today notice the case number variance between Warland's number 288 which indicates her application was received some time earlier than Cartwright's 358 yet both only get to a conference on the same day ......you have to wonder how the case management system operates and what is the guvment doing about setting up a more efficient and timely appeals system...it seems very little progress has been made since the appeals system review was concluded coming up to 2 years ago. :chair: 


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« 2021-Mar-08, 09:12 AM Reply #784 »
HAIR TESTING

As Ben Dorries's  interview (3 March )with current acting QRIC commissioner Mark Ainsworth revealed QRIC are waiting on the results of hair testing from the Magic Millions race day on 16th January....the stewards report that day didn't mention hair testing had been carried out.....hair testing came into operation in QLD around June 2020 but as yet without resulting in any published positives ....on MM day there was a team of vets and swab attendants on duty as revealed in the daily stewards report..."Veterinarian – Dr M. Lenz, Dr K. Caldwell, Dr S. Flynn, Dr G. Silvestri, Dr C. Wain

Swab Attendants – A. Schofield, K. Kilpatrick, A. Fleming, J. Compton, L. Bobofski, J. Pedofsky, L. Chaplin"


Usually there are only two vets and one or two swab attendants...and with no mention of hair testing being included with race day swabbing I think it's safe to assume that there's no regular routine ...a hit and miss affair ...so if hair testing is such a valuable tool in catching drug dopers you would think it would be included in all race day swabs .

Over the ocean in the Emerald Isle The Irish Field  reports that 60 hair tests had not disclosed any irregularities ..this from the IHRB in response to a news story quoting well known and highly respected horse trainer Jim Bolger opining not enough was being done to create a level playing field ..inferring some trainers were getting away with hits.

 In Ireland hair testing is done with swabbing on race day to be effective QRIC should follow suit   

The Jim Bolger story

Regulatory body confirms 60 negative drug tests on horses’ hair samples

Revelation comes in the wake of Bolger’s contention that IHRB testing regime is not up to scratch
Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 01:07
Brian O'Connor



Jim Bolger: said that the number one problem in Irish racing is drugs and urged the IHRB to step up testing. “I am concerned with the lack of policing in racing. It’s not up to the mark, it’s not up to scratch.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
 
 
Irish racing’s regulatory body has said up to 60 drug tests on hair samples taken from horses since the summer have been negative for prohibited substances.
 
The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, formerly the Turf Club, has confirmed that a policy of taking hair samples from animals on race-day has been in place for some months.

The advantage of such samples in comparison to blood or urine is that they can provide a detailed historical record of drug use in a horse – including anabolic steroids – in some cases up to years after medication has been administered.

On Sunday an IHRB spokesman said it is the first racing regulator anywhere in the world to introduce such testing and that it has been carried out across a wide range of trainers in Ireland.

“None of the hair samples has returned results of any concern,” he said.

It comes on the back of weekend comments by one of the country’s top trainers, Jim Bolger, who suggested that not enough is being done to catch trainers using banned substances.

Bolger also said that the number one problem in Irish racing is drugs and urged the IHRB to step up testing.
“I am concerned with the lack of policing in racing. It’s not up to the mark, it’s not up to scratch,” the veteran trainer told the Irish Field.

He said he doesn’t believe there is a “level playing field at the moment” and added: “There’s a rulebook there, certain things are forbidden. They are being used and it needs to be dealt with.”

On Sunday the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association declined to comment on that claim.

It’s not the first time Bolger has voiced concerns about Ireland’s drug-testing regime.

In 2016 he was critical of the racing authorities here in relation to failure to test for substances such as cobalt.

“As racing in Ireland is at least as good as anywhere else in the world, the testing should be right up there with the best international standards and we are not at the moment,” he said at the time.

The question of drug testing came to the fore again last month when a batch of contaminated feed forced the withdrawal of Aidan O’Brien’s runners from the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe programme in Paris.

Samples of GAIN equine food products showed up traces of the cattle fattening drug Zilpaterol which is banned in Europe and is a prohibited substance in racing.

A laboratory in France discovered the substance which was subsequently found to have come from a batch of molasses.

However tests carried out in Ireland and Britain, including the LGC lab in Newmarket which has been used by the IHRB since 2018, were negative for Zilpaterol.

That was just the latest in a series of drug controversies that have dogged Irish racing over the last decade

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« 2021-Mar-10, 08:29 PM Reply #785 »
Crikey ..This is a change ...one for the better too..stewards asking questions ..and it was only a mid week meeting  at Eagle Farm

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/e%20fm/20210310/stewards-report

Well done to the panel ...........Chairman of Stewards – W Hadley
Stewards – D Aurisch, T Hudson, L Hicks
Clerk of Scales – P Zimmermann
Judge – A Redding, M Mahwhinney & R Thomas
Veterinarian – G Silvestri
Swab Attendants – J Pedofsky, A Schofield
Starter – S Lister & H Anderson


OOPS............Race 4: GALLOPERS SPORTS CLUB Maiden Handicap 1400 metres
 
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to allow J Orman the rider of the second place getter INCENTIVISE to view the official photo finish. After viewing the photo rider J Orman was satisfied with the judges placings and correct weight was declared.

J Orman was on Lorna Doone which ran second not Incentivise

Memo to Secretary always proof read your reports.
 

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« 2021-Mar-12, 05:12 PM Reply #786 »
INDUSTRY NOTICE
 
QRIC urges industry to review Hendra vaccinations
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is urging all horse owners and trainers to review their horses’ Hendra vaccination status.
The Commission’s Veterinary Services and Animal Welfare Director Dr Martin Lenz said considering the recent discovery of a new strain of HeV (Hendra virus) all owners and trainers should ensure their horses’ vaccinations are up to date.
“Australian researchers have found a new strain of the deadly Hendra virus by comparing samples from flying foxes and a dead horse, and it could mean that breeds of flying foxes not previously thought to play a major role in transmitting Hendra virus could be carrying the new strain therefore areas previously deemed as low risk may face a higher risk,” he said.
“These areas include locations in Queensland where grey-headed flying foxes predominate.”
Dr Lenz said samples taken from the horse when it died in 2015 were sent off for HeV exclusion testing and returned a negative result and now work is proceeding to ensure that exclusion testing methods are adapted to capture the new strain of the virus.
Vaccination is the best protection
“The equine HeV vaccine provides full protection against this new strain and remains the most effective way to protect horses and people from the serious risks of Hendra virus disease,” he said.
“Owners and Trainers should be particularly vigilant as Winter approaches as the virus is more prevalent in cooler weather and they must ensure that all horses are vaccinated.”

Hendra vaccination does not affect racing performance
A 2018 QRIC funded study confirmed that vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus does not affect the racing performance of thoroughbred horses.
“Dr Lenz said the ground-breaking study has allowed industry regulators and participants to base their decisions on accurate information and science rather than rumour and speculation.”
 
QRIC Hendra study Media release

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« 2021-Mar-20, 08:28 PM Reply #787 »
Stewards report from Eagle Farm today...variations in penalties are inconsistent ...........Michael Cahill gets a reprimand while Apprentice Aiden Thompson is fined $300 as was Justin Huxtable and Chris Meehan while Luke Dittman was fined $500 same for Brad Stewart all for the same offence  ....dunno why the differences ..and no use asking stewards have taken a vow of silence ...they never reply to emails asking for information. :o

Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 4. Jockey M Cahill - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 6 times – 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii).
 
Fines
Race 4. App. A Thompson - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 6 times – 1 more than permitted –AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $300
Race 4. Jockey B El-Issa - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 7 times – 2 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $400
Race 4. App. J Huxtable - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 6 times – 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $300
Race 6. Jockey L Dittman - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 6 times – 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $500
Race 6. Jockey C Meehan - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 6 times – 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $300
Race 7. Jockey B Stewart - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 6 times – 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $500
Race 7. App. M Wishart - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 8 times – 3 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – $600


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« 2021-Mar-20, 08:58 PM Reply #788 »
I would think the difference in penalties is a difference in the jockey's records of past whip infringements

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« 2021-Mar-22, 02:58 PM Reply #789 »
Catching up on recent QCAT decisions Hazelgrove & Hannan dishlicker positive appeals went down the drain with the learned QCAT member confirming the findings of the Internal Reviewer Mr Kane Ashby that's 2 to 1 for QRIC .....the third appeal R'ton horse trainer Jared Wehlow after another positive to dexamethasone was upheld due to the learned member finding that there was no identifiable record that the swabs taken from MISHNAH on the day of the race were the same samples tested at the QRSC. with the result..........."The decision of Mr Kane Ashby of 6 January 2020 to confirm, on internal review, the original Stewards’ decision of 27 November 2019 is set aside and a finding of not guilty is substituted."

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2021/QCAT21-074.pdf

https://www.sclqld.org.au/caselaw/QCAT/2021/75

https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2021/QCAT21-086.pdf

Possibly QRIC might consider an appeal against the Wehlow decision but imo they would be best advised to forget it and concentrate on  a clean up of the swabbing process ensuring this problem in identification does not arise again.

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« 2021-Mar-23, 10:07 AM Reply #790 »

Magic Millions compliance gets a tick

18 January 2021

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has completed one of its most comprehensive industry compliance campaigns around the recent Gold Coast Magic Millions carnival.

The Commission’s veterinarians, sample collection officers and the Integrity Investigation Team (IIT) targeted the runners in the lead up to race day on Saturday to ensure compliance with the rules covering the use of medication and other prohibited substances.

Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner Mark Ainsworth said the Commission’s operations around high stakes race days such as the Magic Millions ensures that racing meets high animal welfare standards and community expectations.

“Our teams have been out in force in this proactive operation to ensure there is a level playing field,” he said.

“The operation included out of competition testing, pre-race swabs and blood and hair samples were taken from the runners in all nine Magic Millions races on Saturday.

These will be tested using the Commission’s recently acquired cutting-edge analytical instruments that target the abuse of permanently banned drugs, such as Ligandrol, that have no place in the treatment of horses.

“The QRIC veterinary team also carried out pre-race checks on all 2yo Magic Millions Classic and 3yo Magic Millions Guineas runners.

“This is the first Magic Millions carnival where QRIC has carried out hair testing to identify historic use of prohibited substances.

“Hair retains the traces of prohibited substances for months, acting like a reservoir for drugs that have been administered over time.

“While the results of tests are yet to be returned, I am pleased to say there were no issues identified during the pre-race and race day stable inspections which were carried out on all local and interstate Magic Millions runners stabled at the Gold Coast, Eagle Farm, Hendra, the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Ipswich in the lead up to race day.”

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More recently 3 March  Ben Dorries interview with acting Commissioner Mark Ainsworth  and posted here we were told the QRIC was waiting on the results of the testing which was carried out on 16th January ..no doubt a whole lot of work was involved in taking the samples and it would take some time for the RSC to complete the analyisis but over two months has passed and you would think at least some of the test results would be in ......are they all clear.....no reports of irregularities so far.....expecting the QRIC will update us in the near future.

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« 2021-Apr-06, 10:20 AM Reply #791 »
Four matters listed today at QCAT as follows :-

Wayne Waltisbuhl v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR276-19 Tribunal Hearing 06/04/2021 9:30 AM Room 3

Emily Rachelle Cass v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR375-20 Compulsory Conference 06/04/2021 9:30 AM Room 17

Anthony Hoyland v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR356-20 Directions Hearing 06/04/2021 11:30 AM Room 5

Nathan Day v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR090-20 Directions Hearing 06/04/2021 11:30 AM Room 5


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« 2021-Apr-06, 08:23 PM Reply #792 »
Munce suspension handed down

24 March 2021

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards have finalised outstanding charges issued against Brisbane Thoroughbred Trainer Chris Munce.

Mr Munce has received a three month suspension and $5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to giving Lady Brahmos an injection in contravention to the rules of racing and providing false and misleading evidence to Integrity Officers.

https://qric.qld.gov.au/news/media-releases/munce-suspension-handed-down/

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Strange that there's no stewards report on the QRIC website relating to this matter .....bearing in mind the above media release is dated 24 March .............Chris  Munce has been charged and penalised for two offences ...........one is the alleged injection and secondly  allegedly giving false and misleading evidence..... these matters are covered by AR 254 and AR 232 respectively ......what's missing is what penalty has been imposed on the separate charges.....it appears he is operating on a stay of proceedings as he has had several runners and some success since the date his suspension was due to commence......and it appears there's a degree of inconsistency in penalties imposed on persons who have breached AR 232.......so it will be interesting to see if the stewards report is published as it should be ......what the penalties are for each of  the two charges.

So did he get 3 months for the first offence and a fine of $5K for the second or visa versa......he is appealling probably on the severity of the penalty would be my guess.

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« 2021-Apr-08, 02:18 PM Reply #793 »
David Ronald Gafa v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR123-20 Tribunal Hearing 08/04/2021 9:30 AM Room 3

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« 2021-Apr-09, 01:19 PM Reply #794 »
Jade Rideout gets 4 months disqualification for breaching AR 232 .1 which provides ........."A  person  must  not give  any  evidence  at  an  interview,  investigation,  inquiry,  hearing  and/or appeal which is false or misleading."

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/QRIC-Stewards-Report-Jade-Rideout.pdf

Her internal review upheld the penalty........

The Rockhampton stewards report claimed they took into account previous penalties for this offence which is viewed most seriously......4 months DQ.

Chris Munce gets 3 months suspension and $5K fine for breaching the same rule and  the treatment rule by giving the horse a vitamin injection the day prior to it being due to race.

Still no stewards report on the Chris Munce case on the website.

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« 2021-Apr-13, 08:56 PM Reply #795 »
Townsville rake incident sparks process changes
13 April 2021
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Greyhound Stewards have implemented state-wide procedural changes after Townsville Greyhound Club and QRIC officials made four critical errors when a rake was left against the starting box in race 8 at Townsville on 30 March.
An investigation report into the incident determined that;
•   The Track Curator failed to remove the rake after performing race preparation duties following race 7,
•   The official Starter failed to ensure the starting boxes were clear for racing prior to directing handlers to box the greyhounds for race 8,
•   The QRIC Steward positioned at the starting boxes failed to notify the Steward in charge of the rake, prior to signalling for the All Clear, and
•   The patrol footage was not reviewed by the QRIC Stewards’ panel prior to the event being declared All Clear.
Chief Greyhound Steward Alex Kitching said the investigation showed greyhound racing procedures required change to ensure a similar incident does not occur in future.
The Stewards Investigation Report is published on the QRIC website. 
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Media Contact Vincene Overs 0472 842 346

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Stewards-Investigation-Report-Townsville-Rake-Incident-30.3.21-R8.pdf

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« 2021-Apr-20, 11:16 PM Reply #796 »
Richie on Racenet disagrees with the Get Stuck In protest being upheld I don't agree I think the stewards got it right ,.....judge for yourself .

TALK ABOUT BEING STIFF AT THE JUNCTION Opinion by Richie Rich RACENET
I didn’t bet in the race but if you backed the Mark Currie-trained Junction at Eagle Farm on Saturday I reckon you can consider yourself stiff with the protest by Get Stuck In being upheld.
The eventual winner had an eternity to come out from behind the leader but continued to lay in - I believe costing itself the chance of winning the race.
Here is the head-on film of the final stages courtesy of @YardofBrisbane on Twitter. What do you think?
In a humorous twist the rider of Junction, Michael Rodd who apparently caused the interference never received any penalty but the subsequent winning rider Leah Kilner was suspended for eight days for causing So You Win to blunder.
Anyone wanting the head on from the Junction/Get Stuck In race here it is. I’m offering no opinion as it would be my pocket talking. pic.twitter.com/ptLEGsuMRz
— Yard of Brisbane (@YardofBrisbane) April 17, 2021
ENDS
https://twitter.com/YardofBrisbane/status/1383403257792401427

https://twitter.com/i/status/1383297394113093637


The stewards got it right IMO  ...why don't the replays always show the head on view ??????both NSW and Victoria do QLD is lagging behind .


Giddy Up :beer:



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