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O.P. « 2020-Jul-09, 06:55 PM »
Richie Callander the new NSW Trainers Association CEO


Richie Callander has been appointed as the new NSW Trainers' Association chief executive officer. Photo: Daily Telegraph.
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Punter and racing media identity Richard Callander has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the NSW Trainers’ Association.

New NSWTA chairman Richard Pegum announced Callander’s appointment in a media release on Thursday.

“Richard has grown up in racing understanding the industry from the ground up. The board will support him in driving the Association’s vision of delivering better conditions for all participants,” Mr Pegum said.

“Richard’s love of racing has always been evident in his broadcasting and media commitments. With the backing of our members and the board we are confident Richard is the person to deliver positive outcomes for trainers across the state.”

Callander said his first priority would be to opening lines of communication with trainers and the association, regardless of a trainer’s location.

“I know most of the trainers across the state and I look forward to getting around and meeting and chatting with every trainer about the industry and what we need to do as an association to help them,” Callander said.

“My first priority is to open the communication lines to all trainers and do my best to represent their needs in these challenging times.

“We need to give trainers the backing and support they require in all facets of their business whether they train at Dubbo, Randwick, Wyong, Tamworth, Mudgee or Albury.

“If trainers have the best facilities to run their businesses the results will flow through the industry.”
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Will Richie have to give up tipping due to his obligations as CEO and leave punters in the lurch......assuming this is a full time job......the NSW Trainers Assn would likely be a registered  industrial organisation and operate something along the lines of a small union ...members would need to pay a hefty sub to cover Richie's salary and expenses and costs of office accommodation and support staff...so good luck to him.  :thumbsup:

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« 2020-Jul-09, 08:00 PM Reply #1 »
Wow  !! What great news . Richie will be able to help some trainers find some good homes for their nags in Hong Kong. Owners will be jubilant !!

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« 2020-Jul-09, 09:04 PM Reply #2 »
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« 2020-Jul-09, 10:36 PM Reply #3 »



MEDIA personality Richard Callander has been disqualified for six months and fined $10,000 for his role in the sale of Lil Caesar to Hong Kong.

Callander on Thursday pleaded guilty before Racing NSW stewards to charges of dishonest and fraudulent conduct relating to the sale of a thoroughbred named Lil Caesar to buyers in Hong Kong.

The punishment means Callander, who co-owns several racehorses and works for an online racing news website, is not permitted on any racecourse around the world for the duration of his penalty.

Trainer Chris Waller¡¦s racing manager Liam Prior pleaded guilty to the same charge and was also disqualified for six months, while top jockey Glyn Schofield incurred a $20,000 penalty for his role in .
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Lil Caesar, part-owned by Callander, was sold to Hong Kong for $200,000, $60,000 more than was disclosed to the horse¡¦s former syndicate of Australian owners.

At the original inquiry last month, Callander had tried to defend his actions by telling stewards: ¡§It happens every single day in racing in every sale.¡¨

But Callander on Thursday admitted guilt and called for leniency, arguing he had already suffered ¡§considerable damage¡¨ given the fallout from the case.

¡§The charges against Mr Callander and Prior of dishonest and/or fraudulent conduct are extremely serious charges,¡¨ Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy said.




¡§Both Mr Callander and Mr Prior were aware the owners were under the impression that Lil Caesar had been sold for $140,000.

¡§They made no effort to inform the owners of the actual sale proceeds. In the case of Mr Callander he instead decided that an amount of $10,000 would be paid to Mr Schofield, an amount of $24,000 would be paid to Mr Prior and the remainder to be retained by him.¡¨

A vet bill for $2000 was paid and Callander kept the remaining $24,000 for himself plus his rightful share of the $140,000 as a part-owner before transferring the balance to Waller Racing.

Callander¡¦s lawyer Wayne Pasterfield argued his client had confessed and pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, had contacted all the co-owners to pay back the money and apologised.

Mr Murrihy then asked why Callander had refused to provide fellow owners details of the sale when asked. Pasterfield said: ¡§We can¡¦t change the past. We¡¦ve done the wrong thing, we put our hand up, we¡¦re trying to move on.¡¨





















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« 2020-Jul-09, 10:57 PM Reply #4 »
In other words he is a self confessed crook who finds himself with another cushy job in the same Industry. I guess the reason this Industry finds itself so easy to accept the blatant thieves among themselves is that time honoured phrase which says  " There but for the grace of God go I". In other words he just got caught. Expect D Weir to be making an application to come back in the next couple of years.

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« 2020-Jul-10, 06:27 AM Reply #5 »
Gunbower,

And what is the integrity guy doing while this is allowed?

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« 2020-Jul-10, 09:15 AM Reply #6 »
IMO this is a classic over action.

Role might be called CEO but it’s a really minor position with very little authority.

Can anyone without googling name the last three people in this role and any achievement or accomplishment whilst in the position.

Rich did the wrong thing, he’s been punished.

He is  effectively a powerless union or co op leader here, at least he can get media time and get in a soapbox, seems a decent appointment to me.

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« 2020-Jul-10, 10:22 AM Reply #7 »
I think the appointment is wrong.....but not surprising.
To be warned off racecourses for basically theft and fraud to this position looks smelly!

What has Richie been doing in the meantime?......writing very positive pieces about 'he who should be obeyed at RNSW' on the propaganda arm of the NSW Racing industry...Racenet.
No-one can properly serve two masters and I can't see Richie confronting P V'Landys about a genuine gripe a racehorse trainer may have.....and there are plenty!
Richie knows all 'racing's little secrets'......so that is probably his qualification.

RNSW looks and operates all over like The White House.  :what:
« Last Edit: 2020-Jul-10, 10:26 AM by nemisis »

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« 2020-Jul-10, 11:28 AM Reply #8 »
To put everyone in the picture here is the link to the NSW TA a public company also you'll find details of their reps honorary office bearers just like a trade union plus a few tips for Saturday and  Richie hits the ground running in an open letter to all the members.

https://homeofracing.com.au/about-us/

https://homeofracing.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/To-NSW-Trainers-converted.pdf


o NSW Trainers Firstly thank you for the opportunity to come on board as the CEO of the NSW Trainers Association.I am excited at the challenge ahead and,with your backing,I am confident we will make some positive steps.
You trainers are thelinch pin of the industry and myself and the board will be doing everything we can to help you,which in turn will help the entire industry.
The line of communication is open so if there is a matter you need help with,or wish to discuss,let me know and we can do it together.
 Times aren’t easy but I do know it’s a lot easier handling things as a team than individually.
The board is aware of some of the hurdles you face as trainers in the industry,but I am sure there are others,so feel free to let us know how we can assist.I have always believed as a united team we can clear almost any hurdle.
I will be out around the state in the next month,so I look forward to catching up face to face and having a good chat and asking what the Association can do better to help you.
The board will be putting together a survey in the next week. We need to know what you as a person at the coal face believes needs urgent attention and what as an association we need the industry to address
With the board’s help I will be looking to build a solid foundation with Racing NSW and Peter V’landys,but,as you would expect, the needs and wants of the NSW trainers will befront and centre.
We need Racing NSW to understand what issues are important for the trainers and the important role you all play in making the industry the success it is.
It doesn’t matter if you are a metro, provincial or country trainer we are here to help and support you.The board may not be able to fix every problem,but I am sure they will give it a shake.
Respected businessman and owner Richard Pegum has rejoined the board of the NSWTA as Chairman and we are lucky enough that distinguished legal mind Michael Callanan has also agreed to return.
Both men offer us,as an association,the knowledge and board room strength so the voices of you trainers can be heard.

There will be further announcements regarding additions to the board in the coming weeks and I will update as that happens.

If we can as an association make racing more vibrant and economically sustainable then it’s a win for all of us.
If you have any matters you wish to discuss or want raised please shoot them through ASAP.
My details are as follows for the time being:
Richard Callanderrichard.callander@homeofracing.com.au 0419 972 366
Again thank you all and I look forward along with the board in helping you all have a better environment as a trainer and every opportunity of success.
The board has
many thoughts on how to support you all as trainers and to help promote the profession of being a thoroughbred trainer but we would love to hear your opinions.

Again thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to catching up with everyone shortly.
Kindest regards,R Callander

RichardCallander


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« 2020-Jul-10, 07:10 PM Reply #9 »

Role might be called CEO but it’s a really minor position with very little authority.


Agree - seems like any Tom, Dick or Harry can call themselves a CEO these days. Would be interesting to know how many staff actually report to CEO Richie Richard.


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