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« 2021-Oct-26, 02:22 PM Reply #875 »
PUNTERS COP ‘RAW PRAWN’ FROM ‘PLODDER & GILLY’ AT DOOMBEN
THE other situation involving stewards occurred at Doomben on Saturday and did not involve careless riding but performances that at the least should have been queried after failures at previous starts.

Peter the Plodder Chadwick was in charge and one of his first lieutenants Paul Gillard (just when we thought he had been dispatched to the deep north for good) was on the panel. That probably explains why there was little action at the station.

It was the first at Doomben and the Chris Waller stable had two of the six runners. Irish Sequel, chasing a hat-trick, was heavily backed and ousted Honorable Spirit from favoritism.

Surprise, surprise, the Waller stablemate of the favorite, He Runs Away, which had been placed in one of 10 starts since a spell, blows them away. Not that a win by a second string of Waller’s is any surprise to punters in Australian racing – in fact it’s par for the course most weeks.

The John Smerdon-trained Honorable Secret has been flying and ran second in the Toowoomba Cup. He Runs Away finished seventh in the same race, met his rival 1.5kg worse but managed to improve about five lengths.

Stewards were entitled to ask a question. That was left to the hosts at SKY. Michael Maxworthy, bewildered by the result, greeted the win with a ‘Well goodness me!’ It was left to Bernadette Cooper to question the Waller stable Queensland foreman about the form reversal. His response: “It hasn’t been going all that bad.” :o

Fast forward to Race 7 at Doomben and Waller has a three-pronged attacked headed by So Taken which looked the obvious on its most recent form. But the money arrived for stablemate Kubrick who hadn’t won for his big syndicate of owners, headed by Star Thoroughbreds, for 727 days.

Kubrick must have thought it was Groundhog Day – his last win was in the inaugural $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick two years ago to the day. To be fair he has been knocking on the door this preparation – problem is punters have been burnt by the five-year-old so many times that they think his 'Pedigree' is food he eats.

Sitting back watching the fun and games at the Valley where their colleagues were being spied on under a blind through a window by the media because they were barred from the protest hearing, the Doomben stipes rested on their laurels.

It didn’t matter that Go Wandji had been beaten at Warwick at his previous start – after all he did run second – when the lightly-raced four-year-old came out and blew his rivals away in the much stronger eighth race at Doomben rising from a BM55 in the bush to a BM70 in the city.

Not a question asked about the improvement. By this stage Plodder and Gilly were probably hoeing into the prawns and oysters provided from the BRC kitchen to keep the stewards contented on Cox Plate day. Where’s Daniel Aurisch when the punters need him?

FROM www.lghr.com.au

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This happens a lot in Sydney where Waller has multiple runners but not in stake races.   :lol:

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« 2021-Oct-26, 07:32 PM Reply #876 »

"Queensland is Racing and Racing is Queensland"


......... how much money did RQL waste running ads like this in southern states?

Did turnover suggest anyone took any notice?

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« 2021-Nov-03, 06:17 PM Reply #877 »
Stewards’ Report     Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Stewards Report:
Les Tilley Date: 1st November 2021
Panel: Daniel Aurisch & Tate Hudson
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report from the analyst that a urine sample provided by licensed jockey Mr Les Tilley when riding at the Rockhampton meeting on 5th October 2021 contained a banned substance under AR136(1). 
Jockey Tilley made submissions as to the reasons for the banned substance being present in his system. Subsequently, Jockey Tilley pleaded guilty to a charge under AR 139(1)(a)
which reads:
 AR 139 Offences where riders use banned substances 
(1) A rider breaches these Australian Rules if:  (a) a banned substance under AR 136(1) is detected in a sample taken from the rider;
The specifics of the charge being that jockey Tilley did provide a sample of urine at the Rockhampton Jockeys Room on 5th October 2021, which contained banned substances under AR136(1).
 In determining penalty, Stewards were mindful of the circumstances of this particular case, jockey Tilley’s record in regard to this rule, penalty precedents and his forthright evidence and cooperation throughout the inquiry.
 Jockey Tilley had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period of four (4) weeks to commence on 22nd October 2021, on which day he was notified of the discrepancy, and to expire on 19th November 2021.
 Furthermore, Jockey Tilley was advised that subject to AR 139(4) he must provide a urine sample free of any banned substances prior to be cleared to resume riding. Jockey Tilley was advised of his rights to an internal review.

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« 2021-Nov-04, 07:45 PM Reply #878 »
Stephen Patrick Wilson v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR206-21 Compulsory Conference 05/11/2021 1:30 PM Room 17

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« 2021-Nov-05, 08:47 PM Reply #879 »
The Bobster has a win at QCAT instead of reckless riding and a month suspension the learned member found him guilty of careless riding and gave him two weeks suspension to think about changing his technique.

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
OCR081-21
Member Cranwell
19 October 2021
Matter type: Occupational regulation matters
Full-text:  QCAT21-367.pdf


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« 2021-Nov-05, 09:07 PM Reply #880 »


.... as their current ads say ......... Queensland Racing is special ...... we all agree ... their claim is a special waste of money

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« 2021-Nov-10, 09:51 AM Reply #881 »


Revealed: The man poised to become racing QLD integrity boss
 Shane Gillard. Pictu Supplied
By Ben Dorries
02:01pm • 09 November 2021

Victoria’s greyhound integrity boss is expected to be ushered in as the new top dog of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, pending a final Government tick-off.

QRIC has been without a full-time commissioner since the resignation of Ross Barnett last year, with Mark Ainsworth working in an acting role up until his retirement in June.

News Corp Australia understands Shane Gillard, the general manager of Racing Victoria’s Greyhound Integrity Unit, will be the new QRIC boss pending final sign-off from the Queensland Government.

Paul Brown currently fills the acting commissioner role while the Government has been on the hunt for suitable candidates.

Applications for the position closed several months ago on June 28.

Queensland racing participants have been lobbying for a “racing person” to fill the commissioner role which has been held by high-profile police officers Barnett and Ainsworth.
Gillard has been the head honcho of Victoria’s greyhound integrity team since 2016.

In his LinkedIn business profile, Gillard says: “I am an accomplished and highly experienced executive leader specialised in sports integrity, regulation, governance and investigation, spending most of my career working in complex regulatory environments.

“I do what's right always by example and am currently influencing change in the field of sporting integrity.”

It is believed Gillard has informed Greyhound Racing Victoria of his pending move to the Sunshine State.

Multiple Group 1 winning Brisbane trainer Rob Heathcote told News Corp in August that it was imperative to get a person who understands racing to lead the Commission and help to best implement high standards across the board.

“We need a racing person in the chair, somebody who understands racing to try and help correct the last five years,” he said.

“My opinions on this organisation are well known, it is an abject failure at upholding the integrity in the industry.”
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Must be a done deal if the CM says so the new guvnor will have the final say she''ll rubber-stamp the appointment probably be submitted by the Dept of Ag & Fish rather than the Racing Dept .......lucky for Rob Heathcote that his opinions expressed publicly haven't resulted in him being charged with an offence criticism isn't supposed to be made of officialdom .............once he sees this in the local rag he might blow up if the prospective Commissioner doesn't fit his description of a racing person by that I think he means a horse racing person not one from the dish lickers. All in good fun wonder if  Mr Gillard is a rely of Joolyya

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« 2021-Nov-11, 03:22 PM Reply #882 »
Patricia Arnold v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR010-21 Compulsory Conference 11/11/20219:30 AM Room 17

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« 2021-Nov-18, 10:56 AM Reply #883 »
No further information on the prospective appointment of Shane Gillard as QRIC commissioner since Ben Dorries wrote the news in the CM on 9th Nov that.........

"News Corp Australia understands Shane Gillard, the general manager of Racing Victoria’s Greyhound Integrity Unit, will be the new QRIC boss pending final sign-off from the Queensland Government."

If the story is accurate and I have no reason to doubt it I wonder whether the Racing Integrity Act applies to Mr Gillard is he an eligible person ?


RACING INTEGRITY ACT 2016 - SECT 16
Persons eligible to be commissioner or deputy commissioner
16 Persons eligible to be commissioner or deputy commissioner
A person is eligible to be the commissioner or a deputy commissioner if the person—
(a) is an eligible individual within the meaning of the Racing Act; and
(b) is not, and has not been in the previous 2 years, a member or employee of a control body; and
(c) is not, and has not been in the previous 2 years, an executive officer of a corporation that is an approved control body.


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« 2021-Nov-18, 07:45 PM Reply #884 »
QCAT decision upholding the appeal of Darrell Graham in the cobalt Mafuta Vautin case has been published it runs to 50 pages so it's not feasible to reproduce it.
Briefly, in summary, the appeal found fault in the testing of the sample......  resulting in finding an error in law and that in any event the penalty imposed was manifestly excessive.

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
APL229-19
Judge Allen QC, Deputy President, Presiding Member Senior Member Howard
11 November 2021
Full-text:  QCATA21-125.pdf
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Catchwords
ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS – RACING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS – DISQUALIFICATIONS – OF OWNER, TRAINER OR JOCKEY – where failure to present a horse free of prohibited substances – where urine sample was above the permitted level of cobalt – where the trainer faced disciplinary charges – where the Tribunal confirmed the substantiation of the trainer’s charge – where the trainer was suspended
ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS – RACING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS – GENERALLY – where things for analysis were for disciplinary purposes – where the control body must take and deal with the thing – where a certificate was given in respect of the incorrect entry made by an authorised representative of the control body – where the incorrect entry did not compromise the integrity of the process
ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS – RACING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS – GENERALLY – where things for analysis were for disciplinary purposes – where the control body must take and deal with the thing – where it was considered whether the substance was analysed by an accredited facility approved by the Controlling Body – where the statute was interpreted to intend to prevent persons involved in the first analysis from being involved in the second analysis – where the facility at which analysis took place was not an accredited facility and did not comply with statute – where the person who analysed the sample did not meet the statutory definition of an analyst – where the sample was unable to be further analysed due to non-compliance with statute
ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS – RACING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS – GENERALLY – where things for analysis were for disciplinary purposes – where certificates of analysis were rendered inadmissible – where it was considered whether there could be proof established in other ways – where the results of the analysis were unable to be used for disciplinary purposes
ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS – RACING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS – GENERALLY – where things for analysis were for disciplinary purposes – where it was considered whether the correct sample was tested – where the integrity of the analysis and chain of custody was questioned – where the integrity of the analysis and chain of custody was compromised and rendered subsequent compliance with legislative requirements impossible
APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – APPEAL – GENERAL PRINCIPLES – INTERFERENCE WITH DISCRETION OF COURT BELOW – IN GENERAL – JUDGE MISTAKEN OR MISLED – GENERALLY – where there were errors of law by the Tribunal below – where the Tribunal below relied upon a certificate from a non-accredited facility and did not consider relevant evidence – where a failure to consider material evidence can constitute an error of law
ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS – RACING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS – GENERALLY – where it was argued that the trainer was careless in his administration of Tripart as the horse did not require its administration at the time of the race – where the trainer was advised to not cease administering Tripart – where the trainer was advised to continue with is feeding regime – where the evidence overall did not support a finding of substantial carelessness

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« 2021-Dec-07, 08:09 PM Reply #885 »
https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93964

Shane Gillard formerly  General Manager, Integrity, of Greyhound Racing Victoria.

In that case how does he qualify under the terms of section 16 of the Racing Integrity Act :what:


RACING INTEGRITY ACT 2016 - SECT 16
Persons eligible to be commissioner or deputy commissioner
16 Persons eligible to be commissioner or deputy commissioner
A person is eligible to be the commissioner or a deputy commissioner if the person—
(a) is an eligible individual within the meaning of the Racing Act; and
(b) is not, and has not been in the previous 2 years, a member or employee of a control body; and
(c) is not, and has not been in the previous 2 years, an executive officer of a corporation that is an approved control body.

Further and better particulars will be needed to clarify this matter.

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« 2021-Dec-08, 09:03 AM Reply #886 »
Brisbane jockeys fail tests


THE summer carnival ambitions of two Brisbane-based jockeys are in serious doubt after they returned positive samples to a “prohibited substance above the permitted threshold” at the Doomben trials on Tuesday.

An operation conducted by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) on the morning resulted in two hoops and a trackwork rider facing disciplinary action.

QRIC has declined to name the two jockeys concerned but it is understood both failed mandatory breath tests.

An inquiry has been opened into the matter, which looks set to have significant carnival repercussions.

Acting deputy Queensland Racing Integrity commissioner Darryl Johnson said yesterday the safety of all participants was vital when confirming an inquiry had been opened.

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« 2021-Dec-09, 04:17 PM Reply #887 »
Jockeys cop suspension for failed breath test
By Trenton Akers
01:31pm • 09 December 2021
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Jockeys Brad Stewart and Justin Huxtable have been rubbed out for three weeks by stewards after failing a breath test during Eagle Farm trackwork on Tuesday morning.

Both riders pleaded guilty to the charge AR 136(1) on Thursday morning, paving the way for stewards to suspend them until December 28.

“In determining penalty, stewards considered both riders guilty plea, personal circumstances, forthright evidence, and the relevant penalty precedents,” stewards said.

The ban puts Stewart’s ride on gun sprinter Zoustyle in jeopardy, who is due to race on Boxing Day at Doomben as trainer Tony Gollan attempts to gain a wildcard slot into the $1m Magic Millions Snippets on January 15.

Rival jockey Ryan Maloney recently rode Zoustyle at the Sunshine Coast during his scintillating first-up win while Stewart was suspended on another matter.

Stewart, however, was back in the saddle last Saturday, guiding the speed machine to victory in the Group 3 George Moore Stakes.

Both Stewart and Huxtable are entitled to apply for an internal review of the suspension before potentially heading to QCAT.

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« 2021-Dec-14, 11:26 AM Reply #888 »
Shane Gillard's appointment as QRIC Commissioner has been satisfactorily clarified in response to speculation that he may have been ineligible under S16 of the Racing Integrity Act
Advice received from the Dept of Ag & Fish states inter alia :-
"In summary, for the purposes of eligibility under section 16 of the Racing Integrity Act 2016, a
person must not have been:
(a) a member or employee of the Racing Board of Queensland or a corporation given an
approval as a control body by the Queensland Minister for Racing; or

(b) an executive officer of a corporation given an approval as a control body by the
Queensland Minister for Racing.

Consequently, Mr Gillard’s previous employment in a Victorian control body does not preclude
his appointment as Racing Integrity Commissioner in Queensland."


You could be excused from thinking that logic would have required inserting the words  Racing Qld in S16 so it would be clear that only members or employees of RQ are ineligible for an appointment..to this position ..there's no explanation why this is the case as the then Racing Minister in his introductory speech didn't dwell on this section on the Bill ...it's a question that will never be answered ...so anyone from another State is OK only Queenslanders are excluded if employed by RQ within the last two years.

So Good Luck to Shane Gillard....... he will eventually have the benefit of a new appeals system which will be a big advance on what his predecessors have had to contend with.
The only casualty will likely be Kane Ashby the current Internal Reviewer but I assume he would be eligible for appointment to the proposed Appeals Body should he be interested.

In other news, the Deputy Commissioner has been appointed


 Deputy Commissioner appointed to help lead Qld Racing Integrity Commission

Published Friday, 10 December, 2021 at 12:12 PM

Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
The Honourable Grace Grace

A new Deputy Commissioner for the state’s racing integrity body has now been appointed with Natalie Conner to take on the role.

Ms Connor was formerly COO with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, as well as holding several executive leadership roles in the past.

Racing Minister Grace Grace said that Ms Connor was an outstanding candidate who would bring a wealth of experience to the Commission.

“I’m really happy to announce Natalie’s appointment, following on from our announcement of Shane Gillard as our new QRIC Commissioner.

“Along with Natalie’s past executive leadership roles, she also has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) which will be particularly useful in this role.

“Her executive leadership experience with a focus on organisational transformation and stakeholder engagement will also be a great asset,” she said.

Ms Grace said the QRIC’s focus would always be on animal welfare, transparency and integrity.

“The Commission works in partnership with the Queensland racing industry to uphold the Rules of Racing and to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to compete on an even playing field.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Natalie as we continue to deliver a thriving racing industry for Queensland.” Ms Grace said.

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« 2021-Dec-19, 04:24 PM Reply #889 »


Hoop held out of rides without jabs proof
 

TRENTON AKERS

GUN jockey Jag Guthmann-Chester was forced to relinquish his book of rides on the Gold Coast after being denied entry to the racecourse for not providing documentation around Covid-19 vaccination.

Racing Queensland’s Covid-19 vaccination policy was introduced on Friday, meaning all participants need to be double jabbed in order to attend a race meeting.

While it is unknown if Guthmann-Chester is vaccinated, he said he was told soon after arriving on track that he was unable to ride.

“I went to work today to do my job. I checked into the Gold Coast Turf Club as normal,” he said.

“I was told a short time later due to circumstances out of my control (that) I wasn’t able to ride today unfortunately.”

The Gold Coast Turf Club confirmed the situation.

“Jag was unable to provide the correct documentation to comply with the state government regulations needed to gain entry into a licensed Queensland venue,” a spokesman said.

There has been disappointment from clubs around Queensland at a lack of support by Racing Queensland and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission around the issue.

Many believed licensed personnel should upload their vaccination status to a central hub to make it clearer who is and is not vaccinated.

The burden is left with race clubs to determine who is vaccinated prior to them entering the premises.

“We have had to put an extra two police on today, along with some other things, to support the management of this Racing Queensland edict,” Gold Coast Turf Club chief executive Steve Lines said, adding it came at a cost in excess of $5000.

Guthmann-Chester had a book of three rides on the day, including Michael Costa’s promising prospect Axe, who is nominated for the All-Star Mile next year.

He was also booked to ride Costa’s Sir Rocket at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, but has since been removed.

It is not the first incident surrounding the new policy, with a race meeting at Rockhampton moved from Friday to Monday earlier in the week in order to get in before it comes into force due to a number of staff not being fully vaccinated.

https://todayspaper.couriermail.com.au/infinity/article_popover_share.aspx?guid=5e8f606e-2a4f-4d8f-9dfb-62b2d1073a4d


Top apprentice denied entry to races due to vaccine mandate
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By Trenton Akers
01:00pm • 19 December 2021

Top apprentice Kyle Wilson-Taylor has been denied entry to the races at the Sunshine Coast after failing to provide proof of double vaccination, required under new Racing Queensland protocols.

Racing Queensland’s Covid-19 vaccination policy was introduced on Friday, meaning all participants need to be double jabbed in order to attend a race meeting.

It is unclear whether Wilson-Taylor is fully vaccinated or not but Sunshine Coast Turf Club chief executive John Miller confirmed the gun apprentice was denied entry at the gate ahead of Sunday’s races.

“We have security on the gate checking everyone, under these new guidelines everyone has to be able to prove they are double vaccinated to get in,” he said.

“It is pretty straight forward from where we stand, there is a policy in place and we have staff basically managing the process. Everyone is aware of it, we haven’t just sprung it on people.”

It was a case of no thumbs up for Kyle Wilson-Taylor at Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Wilson-Taylor, who had a book of five rides on Sunday was contacted for comment and declined to talk on the matter.

Further complicating the matter is the fact, Wilson-Taylor rode five times at Eagle Farm on Saturday, including a winner Aleysa’s Dream for trainer Nick Walsh.

After backlash from race clubs who believed QRIC need to be more involved in the matter in determining which participants are vaccinated, News Corp understands Racing Australia is currently investigating a way of adding vaccination statuses online so venues can see who is and is not jabbed.

Currently, the burden is left with race clubs to determine who is vaccinated prior to them entering the premises.

It comes on the back of Gold Coast jockey Jag Guthmann-Chester being denied entry to the races on Saturday under similar circumstances.


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« 2021-Dec-20, 10:36 PM Reply #890 »
Retired racers benefit from QRIC RAW grants program
15 December 2021

Queensland organisations who maximise the post racing careers of racing animals have featured heavily as recipients of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (the Commission) Racing Animal Welfare RAW grants program.

More than $76,000 has been provided to 20 grants projects ranging from funding for retired racing greyhound welfare to events that showcase retired racing horses.

Racing Minister Grace Grace said grass roots community organisations with an interest in the welfare of racing animals have benefited from these grants and along with their members they have been supported to continue their racing animal welfare initiatives.

“The Redlands Southern District Equestrian group will provide opportunities for several clubs to come together incorporating district clubs for their project the Great South-East Off The Track Dressage Series,” she said.

Retired racing horses will feature in agricultural Shows at Roma and Toowoomba as a result of funding from this grant round and retired racing greyhound organisation Love A Greyhound has been funded for desexing, vaccinations, heartworm treatments and dental work for the dogs they prepare for rehoming.

Several equestrian groups have been supported to run events all throughout next year with the knowledge they have the funds on hand for retired racehorse classes and events including the Caloundra Equestrian Association and the South Burnett Western Performance Club.

Equestrian Queensland has taken a step further into education for owners and riders of retired racing horses with their project, which takes training online in a fundamental series of training videos.

The Commission’s 2021-22 Racing Animal Welfare (RAW) grants program was launched in July this year and applicants had until 31 August to apply for animal welfare projects that will commence in January next year.

Acting Deputy Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Darryl Johnson thanked the applicants who submitted more than 30 applications for RAW grants this year.

“The RAW grants program supports the delivery of projects that promote and support the Commission’s animal welfare objectives including maximising the post-racing career opportunities for racing animals.”

See the full list of QRIC 2021 RAW grant recipients.

https://qric.qld.gov.au/news/retired-racers-benefit-from-qric-raw-grants-program/

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« 2022-Jan-03, 07:40 AM Reply #891 »
Sunshine Coast R8 Yesterday

Bayerische – Held up for clear running on entering the home straight and shifted in in an attempt to improve. Held up for clear running from passing the 200m to inside the 100m and then was disappointed for a run to the inside of STARSONIC, contacting STARSONIC approaching the finish. When questioned in relation to the tactics adopted on the gelding, especially on entering the home straight, Jockey Du Plessis stated that he was instructed to settle at the rear of the field as per the geldings racing pattern and not to expose the gelding too early. He added he was instructed to ride for luck rather than shift wide in the straight and potentially travel off the crown of the track which he felt was inferior going. He added that on entering the home straight, he shifted in as per his instructions and was able to obtain a position following GAVE US UP which he felt would carry him into the race but after that gelding became held up passing the 300m he shifted in and attempted to improve into a run to the inside of STARSONIC but wasn’t able to improve and ran to the line without being fully tested. Trainer S Kendrick confirmed the instructions provided. Stewards advised connections that they intend to analyse the betting data of the race.
 

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing/replays/tab-race-replays/race-player/thoroughbred/scst/20220102/race/8

Riding tactics were what triggered the inquiry looking for runs on the inside in a seven horse race.

IMO It'll be a big surprise if they find anything suspicious.

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« 2022-Jan-03, 08:03 AM Reply #892 »


 Stewards advised connections that they intend to analyse the betting data of the race.



..............much as I look forward to any 'evidence' being made public when 'the betting' is scrutinized .......... it never seems to be ........ apparently 'nothing' is ever found ...... conversely it is sometimes clear that some punters knew more than others but no one is ever exposed as giving, or benefiting from, inside-information.

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« 2022-Jan-11, 10:27 PM Reply #893 »
This is a turn up  IMO Ricky Vale who was disqualified for the serious altercation and threats to cause bodily harm he was granted a stay of proceedings and continued to operate his business pending deliberation by the learned QCAT member  Lember (who I have never heard of before this not that this is any reflection on his integrity or ability)  Mr Lember who on reviewing the evidence found Vale not guilty of the most serious charge of headbutting another person determining he was provoked and set aside the decision of QRIC which had been confirmed by the Internal Review Vale.  He also found insufficient evidence that Vale threatened to do serious damage to his adversaries but Vale was found guilty on two other charges and fined $1000 for each.
A lengthy decision by the learned member which QRIC will have to swallow or take it to appeal while I think QRIC was right there's little point in contesting the decision the incident occurred on 10 th June 2021 CAT hearing held on 12 November and the reasonably prompt decision made on 21 December 2021

  Vale v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission [2021] QCAT 438

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
OCR209-21
Member Lember
21 December 2021
Matter type: Occupational regulation matters
Full-text:  QCAT21-438.pdf


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« 2022-Jan-11, 10:35 PM Reply #894 »
This is an old one the Helsun case against Nathan Day upheld took  some considerable time from the date of the stewards inquiry April 2020  to the hearing and final decision .

QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND  ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL  CITATION: Day v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission [2021] QCAT 428 PARTIES: NATHAN DAY (Applicant)   v  QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION (respondent) 
APPLICATION NO/S: OCR090-20 MATTER TYPE: Occupational regulation matters
DELIVERED ON: 17 December 2021
 HEARING DATE: 22 September 2021
HEARD AT: Brisbane
DECISION OF: Member Bertelsen ORDERS: 1. The correct and preferable decision is to set aside the decision of the Queensland Racing and Integrity Commission dated 6 April 2020 and substitute a decision that Nathan Day is not guilty.
2. The stay granted 15 April 2020 is lifted.

CATCHWORDS: PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – LICENSING OR REGULATION OF OTHER PROFESSIONS, TRADES OR CALLINGS – OTHER PROFESSIONS, TRADES AND CALLINGS – thoroughbred racing – where charges of failing to capitalise on opportunities – whether charges substantiated on review – whether rider of the horse took all reasonable and permissible measures Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009

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Stewards’  Report   Stewards’  Report:  Damian  Boutet  and  Jed  Hodge Date:  06/01/2022 Panel:  Daniel  Aurisch,  Rion  Hitchener Queensland  Racing  Integrity  Commission  Stewards  today  concluded  an  inquiry regarding  the  urine  sample  purported  to  have  been  taken  from  Jockey  Damian Boutet  at  Bundaberg  on  2  November  2021. Stewards  today  considered  evidence  provided  by  Jockey  Boutet,  Jockey  Jed  Hodge, as  well  as  considering  written  correspondence  provided  from  Racing  Analytical Services  Limited  (RASL)  and  the  Victorian  Institute  of  Forensic  Medicine  whom provided  a  DNA  profile  of  the  urine  sample  provided  by  Jockey  Boutet  at  Bundaberg on  2  November  2021  as  compared  to  a  previous  sample  provided  by  him  at  the  Gold Coast  Turf  Club  on  12  October  2021. Upon  questioning,  Jockey  Boutet  confirmed  that  upon  his  request,  Jockey  Hodge provided  him  with  a  sample  of  his  urine  to  substitute  with  his  own  to  avoid  providing a  positive  urine  sample.  Jockey  Hodge  also  confirmed  this  to  be  the  case  upon questioning. Subsequently  both  Jockey’s  Boutet  and  Hodge  pleaded  guilty  to  charges  as  follows- Jockey  Boutet  pleaded  guilty  to  a  charge  under  AR  139  (b)  which  reads: A  rider  breaches  these  Australian  Rules  if  the  rider  refuses  or  fails  to  deliver  a sample  as  directed  by  the  Stewards,  tampers  with,  adulterates,  substitutes,  or  in  any way  hinders  the  collection  of  a  sample  or  attempts  to  do  any  of  those  things. The  particulars  of  the  charge  were  that  Jockey  Damian  Boutet,  did  substitute  a sample  of  urine  which  he  purported  to  the  Stewards  to  be  taken  from  him  at Bundaberg  on  2  November  2021. In  the  opinion  of  the  Panel  the  appropriate  penalty  would  be  a  disqualification  for twelve  (12)  months  to  commence  immediately,  6  January  2022  and  to  expire  at midnight  6  January  2023. QRIC/2019/3019  v1.01  Stewards  Report Queensland  Racing  Integrity  Commission Stewards  did  however  advise  Jockey  Boutet  that  upon  application  the  final  3  months of  the  disqualification  may  be  varied  to  a  suspension,  thus  allowing  him  to  return  to track  work  duties.   Furthermore,  under  the  auspices  of  AR.  139  (4)  Jockey  Boutet  must  provide  a  urine sample  free  of  any  banned  substances  prior  to  being  permitted  to  ride  again.     Jockey  Hodge  pleaded  guilty  to  a  charge  under  AR  229(1)(a)  which  reads: A  person  must  not  engage  in  any  dishonest,  corrupt,  fraudulent,  improper, dishonourable  action  or  practice  in  connection  with  racing. The  particulars  of  the  charge  being  that  Jockey  Hodge,  did  provide  a  sample  of  urine to  Jockey  Damian  Boutet  at  the  Bundaberg  meeting  on  2  November  2021,  with  the full  knowledge  that  Jockey  Boutet  was  going  to  use  this  sample  to  deceive  the Stewards  during  the  sample  collection  procedure. Jockey  Hodge  was  disqualified  for  a  period  of  six  (6)  months  to  commence immediately  and  to  expire  at  midnight  6  July  2023.   When  considering  penalty  for  both  Jockey’s  the  Panel  considered  the  importance  of taking  urine  samples  from  riders  should  never  be  understated  as  it  serves  as  a safeguard  for  the  riding  cohort  to  ensure  they  are  not  competing  against  a  fellow rider  that  may  have  their  faculties  impaired  by  a  banned  substance.   It  strikes  at  the  very  heart  of  the  process  when  a  sample  of  urine  purported  to  be from  an  individual  is  found  by  DNA  testing  not  to  be  the  case.   The  difference  in  the  DNA  profile  of  the  urine  sample  taken  from  Jockey  Boutet  at Bundaberg  on  2  November  2021,  in  the  opinion  of  the  Panel,  was  a  clear  and premeditated  attempt  to  deceive  the  Stewards  and  the  penalty  imposed  for  such breach  must  be  severe  to  serve  as  a  specific  deterrent  to  him  and  a  general deterrent  to  the  wider  industry  to  illustrate  that  this  deception  will  not  be  tolerated.   The  Stewards  also  considered  forthright  evidence  of  both  parties  and  contrition  in relation  to  the  matter,  personal  circumstances,  and  the  financial  impact  a  significant penalty  would  have  on  them.   These  considerations  need  to  be  balanced  by  the  seriousness  of  the  breach  and  the negative  effect  breaches  of  this  kind  have  on  the  image  of  the  industry. Both  riders  also  advised  of  right  to  lodge  an  internal  review  regarding  these decisions. 2 Document  title,  Queensland  Racing  Integrity  Commission,  7/07/2016 3 Document  title,  Queensland  Racing  Integrity  Commission,  7/07/2016

Sheer stupidity serves them right


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