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.