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O.P. « 2020-Apr-23, 08:46 PM »
Munce staying on track

CHRIS HONNERY

FORMER Melbourne Cupwinning jockey-turned-trainer Chris Munce says it’s business as usual despite his Queensland training operations going into administration.

A notice appeared on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission website on Tuesday, outlining a meeting scheduled for creditors next Wednesday to discuss the situation of Eagle Farmbased Munce Racing Pty Ltd.

When contacted by The Courier-Mail last night, Munce said the move was simply to do with a business restructure.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission confirmed Munce was allowed to continue training, despite his company going into administration because such a move does not “automatically trigger a review of their suitability to hold a licence.”

The news came as a surprise to the racing world following Munce’s success.

The champion jockeyturned-trainer boasts 42 Group 1 wins during his riding career, including the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper and Caulfield Cup.

He is one of only seven jockeys to claim racing’s “Grand Slam” in the history of the sport.

Munce has trained more than 240 winners, with his runners earning $8.5 million, since he retired as a jockey in 2015.

ENDS

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« 2020-Apr-23, 09:40 PM Reply #1 »
This is surprising and why the “restructure” will be open to conjecture.

Covid19 cannot be blamed for this though. I wonder what will happen to his creditors though.

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« 2020-Apr-24, 12:22 PM Reply #2 »
The official line from the  ASIC notice which describes the issue as the meeting of creditors suggesting financial problems ... his business has been placed under administration Munce says it's a meeting to discuss a business restructure........QRIC's statement is to the effect that it doesn't intend interfering with his training license.

Part of the conditions an applicant for a trainer's license is that  a trainer must be financially viable and continue to remain financially viable to hold the license.

Probably more to come QRIC would hold a watching brief on the issue and if they aren't asleep at the wheel  would have sought further and better particulars which I assume has satisfied them that there's no basis at this point in time of putting any restrictions on his ability to train.

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« 2020-Apr-24, 01:40 PM Reply #3 »
Further @ LGHR

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« 2020-Apr-24, 01:56 PM Reply #4 »
Arthur,

A much bigger trainer in the same boat they say...... If this is about ripping off workers super by never paying it people nee to demand parliament do something serious about this. Jail and or fines should be automatic for anyone found guilty of pheonixing in this fashion.

It only happens because temptation is put in the hands of the employer to defer the payments in the first place beyond the quarterly and then trouble hits them and it does not get paid. The more onerous example is where this is done repeatedly without financial difficulty actually being the truth.

Note that people fear not getting their super at this stage - admin may mean it happens BUTTTTTTT normally not much if any gets to them.

Parliament only need to legislate the super goes automatically to the ATO with every pay - no ofs and no buts.

No excuse not to fix it.

Rant over

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« 2020-Apr-24, 05:11 PM Reply #5 »
This along with sub-contractors going bust . . Have been 'fixed' so many times . . but are still broken


PS . . I notice that the LGHR story has been modified  :whistle:

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« 2020-May-03, 06:46 PM Reply #6 »
CITY BEAT CM Sat 2 May

ANTHONY MARX

EQUINE DRAMA

IT’S been the subject of plenty of chatter in Queensland horse racing circles over the past few weeks.

Brisbane-based trainer Chris Munce (illustrated), a former Melbourne Cup-winning jockey, and his wife Cathy tipped their business Munce Training Pty Ltd into administration on April 17.



There was no real explanation as to what went wrong beyond Munce curiously describing it to a sports journo as merely “a business restructure’’.

In an email sent out to reassure clients a few days later, he said it would be “business as usual’’ as two Sydneybased administrators took control of the company’s daily operations.

But notably absent from the April 22 communique was any mention of that fact that he had set up a new company just two days earlier.

Corporate records reveal that Munce registered an entity called CM Racing Corporation Pty Ltd on April 20. He is listed as the sole director and owner.

That little detail was also not divulged to Munce Training creditors when they held their first meeting by videolink this week. Meeting minutes obtained by City Beat show the topic was never discussed.

The company fell over with debts of nearly $83,000 and creditors will reconvene in two weeks to consider whether or not to place the company in liquidation. Bloodstock auctioneers William Inglis & Sons Ltd are chasing the biggest single debt at $37,007, with McGarry Equine Vet aiming to recover $17,526 and Berndatte Lowe Pre Training hoping to claw back $13,600.

It’s not clear yet whether they will recoup any of this money. Administrators Geoff Hancock and Simon Thorn did not respond to a request for comment.

NO CHANGES

OVER a riding career spanning three decades, Munce amassed 42 Group 1 wins, including the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper and Caulfield Cup. He

retired in 2015 and is

now based at Eagle Farm.

In his emailed note to clients, Munce said that he wanted to “set straight’’ the record after media reports surfaced about the drama engulfing the company, which launched in 2013 and had his wife listed as sole director and owner.

“We want to reassure all owners that it is business as usual at Munce Racing and that we will continue to provide the high level of service that we always have,’’ he wrote.

“All management and personnel remain working for Munce Racing and there will be no changes in this regard as there will be no changes

with day-to-day

operations and the dealings you have with Munce Racing. There will be no changes to how your horse is trained and cared for.’’

Of course these comments only deepen the mystery as to why the company needed to go in administration. If everything was hunky dory, what was the problem?

Munce, who jointly owns several million dollars worth of property in Hendra with his better half, did not return a call seeking comment yesterday.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission said Munce will be allowed to continue training.

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« 2020-May-04, 08:22 PM Reply #7 »
Why the hell has this bod still got a licence  ? Doesn't this so called " Integrity /Police organization called QRIC  have any responsibility to other licensees , suppliers or employees within the Industry ? Apparently not.

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« 2020-May-06, 05:19 PM Reply #8 »
Why the hell has this bod still got a licence  ? Doesn't this so called " Integrity /Police organization called QRIC  have any responsibility to other licensees , suppliers or employees within the Industry ? Apparently not.

Ross Barnett should be asked to explain why this condition attaching to a trainer's license doesn't apply to Mr Munce.


Part of the conditions an applicant for a trainer's license is that  a trainer must be financially viable and continue to remain financially viable to hold the license.

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« 2020-May-06, 07:39 PM Reply #9 »
A lot of rules of Racing in Queensland have never applied to this bod. How is that trainer Mitchell who used to train a few winners in Brisbane going these days ?

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« 2020-Oct-03, 03:57 PM Reply #10 »
Munce faces illegal treatment inquiry

Queensland officials have scratched a horse trained by former champion rider Chris Munce from Saturday's Eagle Farm meeting on suspicion of illegal race-day treatment.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission announced that its Integrity Investigations Team on Saturday morning inspected Munce's Eagle Farm stables, where Lady Brahmos, who was to run at the course later in the day, appeared to have recently received an injection, in contravention of the rules of racing.

Munce, who won a Melbourne Cup as a jockey on Jezabeel in 1998 and 12 years later a Caulfield Cup aboard Descarado, was advised that QRIC had opened an inquiry into the incident.

It reported that a swab sample had been taken from Lady Brahmos for analysis and, as a precaution, from his runner Lucky Time, who is engaged to run at the Gold Coast on Saturday.


https://www.racing.com/news/2020-10-03/news-munce-faces-illegal-treatment-inquiry#/

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« 2020-Oct-04, 11:16 AM Reply #11 »
Stewards investigate Munce over alleged injection
 
Munce was interviewed via phone link by stewards at Eagle Farm on Saturday, as the stipes awaited an analysis of swabs taken from the horse.

In the stewards interview, Munce claimed ignorance about racing’s one clear-day rule but admitted giving Lady Brahmos a vitamin drip on Friday.

Steward Wade Hadley asked Munce if that meant all of his horses had been given drips in the day before racing.

Munce said he had only treated Lady Brahmos because he had been ill on Thursday and gone home sick and then felt the mare needed a vitamin drip on Friday.

Munce further claimed that he was confused when he was initially interviewed by stewards about the matter on Friday.

The drama follows Munce having his name recently published on the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission website for one of his horses recording a TCO2 level above 35.1 mmol/L.

A natural TCO2 level for horses is 28-32 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) in blood, but under the rules of racing, a test needs to exceed 36 before it’s deemed to be illegal.

QRIC published Munce galloper Skate To Paris as having a level higher than 35.1 on the day the mare won the Listed Brisbane Handicap last month.

Borderline TCO2 tests results are now published on the QRIC website – as they once were on the Racing Queensland website under a previous RQ administration.

QRIC started publishing the TCO2 levels in response to a push sparked by a group of Brisbane trainers, including multiple Group 1 winner Rob Heathcote, who spoke out to News Corp over integrity concerns earlier this year.

In 2015, Munce hung up his riding saddle after a 30-yearcareer in which he became one of a small band of jockeys to complete the grand slam with wins in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper.

His 1998 Melbourne Cup win on Jezabeel and the 2004 Cox Plate on Savabeel were two of his most cherished riding wins. Munce’s career didn’t come without major challenges – jailed over the tips for bets scandal in Hong Kong and then surviving a battle against throat cancer.

Munce began training in Brisbane soon after retiring from riding.

Some of his biggest wins as a trainer have come with Boomsara, who claimed the 2019 Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate the year before.

Giddy Up :beer:


The Ben Dorries report from Racenet although published in the home delivery edition of the SM it's not in the online edition .



BREAKING NEWS - UPDATED: Cup winning jockey facing stewards investigation
BREAKING NEWS - UPDATED: Cup winning jockey facing stewards investigation
Chris Munce

Ben Dorries
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Ben Dorries
10:42AM03 October 2020

Melbourne Cup winning jockey turned trainer Chris Munce is facing a stewards’ investigation after a no-notice stable inspection and CCTV stable footage revealed alleged evidence of one of his Saturday runners being injected within one clear day of racing.

Four-year-old Lady Brahmos had been the $3.10 favourite for the No Metro Wins Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Stewards arrived at Munce’s Brisbane stables unannounced on Friday and allegedly found evidence of the horse being recently injected, according to the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.

CCTV footage from Munce’s stable which shows the trainer and a stablehand with the horse on Friday morning is also central to the stewards’ case.

Rules of racing state horses must not be injected with anything within one clear day of racing without permission of stewards.

Lady Brahmos was scratched at 6.55pm on Friday night.

“The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) inspection at the Munce stables allegedly found Lady Brahmos to have recently received an injection in contravention of the rules of racing,” the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission said.

Munce was interviewed via phone link by stewards at Eagle Farm on Saturday, as the stipes awaited an analysis of swabs taken from the horse.

In the stewards hearing, Munce claimed ignorance about racing’s one clear-day rule but admitted giving Lady Brahmos a vitamin drip on Friday.

Steward Wade Hadley asked Munce if that meant all of his horses had been given drips in the day before racing.

Munce said he had only treated Lady Brahmos because he had been ill on Thursday and gone home sick and then felt the mare needed a vitamin drip on Friday.

Munce further claimed he was confused when he was initially interviewed by stewards about the matter on Friday.

The drama follows Munce having his name recently published on the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission website for one of his horses recording a TCO2 level above 35.1 mmol/L.

A natural TCO2 level for horses is 28-32 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) in blood, but under the rules of racing, a test needs to exceed 36 before it’s deemed to be illegal.

QRIC published Munce galloper Skate To Paris as having a level higher than 35.1 on the day the mate won the Listed Brisbane Handicap last month.

Borderline TCO2 tests results are now published on the QRIC website – as they once were on the Racing Queensland website under a previous RQ administration.

QRIC commenced publishing the TCO2 levels in response to a push sparked by a group of Brisbane trainers, including multiple Group 1 winner Rob Heathcote, who spoke out to Racenet over integrity concerns earlier this year.

In 2015, Munce hung up his riding saddle after a 30-year-career in which he became one of a small band of jockeys to complete the grand slam with wins in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper.

His 1998 Melbourne Cup win on Jezabeel and the 2004 Cox Plate on Savabeel were two of his most cherished riding wins.

Munce’s career didn’t come without major challenges – jailed over the tips for bets scandal in Hong Kong and then surviving a battle against throat cancer.

Munce commenced training in Brisbane soon after retiring from riding – some of his biggest wins as a trainer have come with Boomsara who won the 2019 Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate the year before.

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