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Offline monologue

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O.P. « 2012-Apr-16, 08:04 PM »
Trainer gets six months at end of fatal fall inquiry

Racing Queensland stewards have suspended a trainer for six months for his part in a fall that claimed the life of jockey Corey Gilby in November last year.

Gilby died after he was thrown from Under Construction when the galloper fell after a track workout following the Julia Creek meeting on November 12 2011.

Stewards charged trainer Arthur Seymour with a breach of AR140, which relates to carelessness or neglect in the saddling or application of gear to a horse prior to a track gallop, trial or race.

Stewards found Seymour was guilty of failing to correctly secure bandages applied to Under Construction "with stitching or electrical tape as required by the Nationally Approved Gear Register”.

Stewards were satisfied the evidence available on the case that "a causal link existed” between Seymour's failure to secure Under Construction's bandages and the gelding's that killed Gilby.

Stewards noted Seymour has "an exemplary disciplinary history” during his 40-year contribution to racing, which has included a stint as the president of the Hughenden Jockey Club.

Seymour's ban started last Tuesday and will end on October 10.

Courtesy of Racenet.

Not sure if I agree with the finding here.
Surely the trainer isn't the be all and end all of horse inspections.

I would have thought that stewards would have a duty to inspect all horses with bandages applied.

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« 2012-Apr-16, 08:06 PM Reply #1 »
Of course there should be a duty Mono but did you really thing the stewards would find themselves with a case to answer to  :shrug:
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« 2012-Apr-16, 08:09 PM Reply #2 »


Not sure if I agree with the finding here.
Surely the trainer isn't the be all and end all of horse inspections.

I would have thought that stewards would have a duty to inspect all horses with bandages applied.


Would stewards be present at a track gallop ?


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« 2012-Apr-16, 08:18 PM Reply #3 »
Would stewards be present at a track gallop ?


Yes agreed,
Stewards would not be monitoring gear at a track gallop.

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« 2012-Apr-16, 09:06 PM Reply #4 »
I thought that the Insurances for the Day's racing would have covered something like this happenning.

Stewards are in charge of a race meeting and obv permission was given by them for the track gallop.

Why aren't they responsible to check that all gear is up to par before the gallop, then head to the bar.

This is again why I cannot understand why the duty of care isn't taken more seriously within this large Industry.

It seems the usual approach of We have always done it like this and No one is gunna tell us how to run racing.

They need to operate their own Insurance company and set an example for All to follow.

If Motorcycling Australia can start their own Insurance company and have it in profit after 6/8 years surely the Racing Industry can do it.

But maybe they dont want to do it, as they would all be made Accountable.

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« 2012-Apr-16, 09:46 PM Reply #5 »
Jockeys should check the gear as well,not just there girth,sursingle,but have alook over the horse before legging up.

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« 2012-Apr-16, 10:18 PM Reply #6 »
Would stewards be present at a track gallop ?



It was straight after a race meeting

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« 2012-Apr-16, 10:40 PM Reply #7 »
I say again; it was a track gallop.
The fact that it took place after a race meeting is not relevant.
Are you going to have stewards monitor every training venue 24/7 to check the gear of every horse.
Absolutely barking up the wrong tree trying to hang this one on the stewards.
(Now you've made me feel all dirty, defending stewards).

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« 2012-Apr-16, 10:47 PM Reply #8 »
Lert it is a difficult one

No one wants to single out stewards but surely they also have a duty to be present not only on race days but any day anything to do with racing ,be it trackwork or whatever.

They manage to get to trackwork when their policing drug and alcohol testing .

I may be wrong but it looks as though the trainer has been made a scapegoat. 
Can't  imagine too many trainers would happy with the verdict or penalty handed down.


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