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« 2016-Jul-27, 04:02 PM Reply #125 »
Hopefully there is plenty of follow up and that she gets all the help and support that she deserves

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« 2016-Jul-27, 04:38 PM Reply #126 »
The search for trainer Bindi Cheers is continuing on Wednesday with NSW Police believing they sighted the 44-year-old on Tuesday afternoon.

I still don't understand how there was so many sightings of her before they found her?  I thought she'd wandered off into the bush?  Anyway, it doesn't matter now that they've found her.     emthup  

Edit - found some more info that explained the sighting and how they found her.

There had been the brief encounter with a truck driver at the end of the M1 Motorway on Tuesday afternoon, where she answered to her name but ran back into bushland instead of inviting help, and some other evidence found in the bushland near the John Renshaw Drive roundabout.


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« 2017-Jun-06, 07:27 PM Reply #127 »
Stanaway in the clear over 'pig' comment

By James Lamb  7 hours ago

  Bryce Stanaway avoided sanction at Tuesday's hearing  Image: Getty

Colourful Victorian trainer Bryce Stanaway has avoided penalty from the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board after calling a steward 'a pig of a man'.

Stanaway, a central figure in the infamous #sandwichgate saga, was found guilty of misconduct but his comments did not warrant punishment, according to the Board.
Tuesday's hearing was earlier adjourned for stewards to consider whether the matter was substantial enough to consume the tribunal's time.

Stanaway's 'pig' comment was directed at Victoria steward Chris Agnew at the Werribee meeting on April 8 in response to Agnew allegedly calling Stanaway 'stupid'.

The Board heard that Agnew asked two Werribee gatemen where 'stupid Bryce Stanaway was' - a comment that was later passed on to a disgruntled Stanaway.

According to Racing.com's Andrew Eddy, RAD Board chairman Judge John Bowman said that one man calling another 'stupid' and then one man calling the other 'a pig' amounted to '15-all'.

Stanaway said the matter would have been resolved quickly if he and Agnew had adopted the ways of the 'shearing gangs in New Zealand' where the pair would have been thrown into the swabbing box to settle their differences, reported Eddy.

The Torquay-based Stanaway has saddled up 91 runners this year for just the one winner.

Racing Victoria officials had already found Agnew guilty of breaching their own code of conduct for his role in the matter and had taken undisclosed action.

Agnew has also signaled his intention to make a written apology to Stanaway.

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« 2018-Dec-14, 05:20 PM Reply #128 »
Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie facing fresh investigation
3 hours ago by Punters.com.au
 Toowoomba trainer Ben CurrieImage: AAP
Trainer Ben Currie is facing a fresh investigation after an alleged positive in another of his horses, with stewards in Queensland revealing a fourth instance in recent weeks.
Currie was already facing a stewards' inquiry starting January 14 in regards to alleged prohibited substance breaches relating to Wicked Trilogy (December 2, Kilcoy), Shakira (January 28, Toowoomba), and Karaharaga (Rockhampton, July 6).
But stewards have added a fourth alleged breach to that inquiry, as they will claim Currie brought Dreamscope to race at Toowoomba on September 16 with a prohibited substance in his system. Dreamscope started a $2.05 chance in the race in question, and won by 1.75L.
Currie also has 28 charges hanging over his head, relating to a raid of his stable in April - with a date to be fixed for that hearing which is separate to the aforementioned four alleged breaches.
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« 2019-Mar-22, 06:22 PM Reply #129 »
Stewards Report - Jenny Gow-Whyte
RV_Author Racing Victoria Staff@RacingInsider   21 March, 2019

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a urine sample collected from the Jenny Gow-Whyte trained racehorse, Anova Belle.

The report relates to a pre-race urine sample taken from Anova Belle prior to the mare winning the BET365 BM58 Handicap over 1000 metres at the Camperdown Racecourse on 19 January 2019.

RASL reported that the urine sample was shown to contain a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, Phenylbutazone, and its metabolites Oxyphenbutazone and Gamma-hydroxyphenylbutazone, all of which are prohibited substances in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.

The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory confirmed that it had detected Phenylbutazone, and its metabolites Oxyphenbutazone and Gamma-hydroxyphenylbutazone, within the reserve portion of the urine sample.

On 4 March 2019, RV Stewards informed Ms Gow-Whyte of the initial irregularity, as reported by RASL.  Ms Gow-Whyte was informed today by the RV Stewards  of the confirmatory findings, and that the Stewards are continuing their investigation.

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« 2019-Mar-26, 04:59 PM Reply #130 »
Middle-tier Vic trainers need support
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Trainer John Moloney has called for Racing Victoria to offer further support for struggling trainers, claiming the current system is inadequate for embattled middle-range trainers.

On the back of the retirement last week of trainer Heath Conners due to the financial and time pressures that come with training race horses, Moloney said the industry needed someone like Conners to work for them and help them through the myriad of issues that confront a trainer each day.

Speaking on RSN927 in a joint interview with Australian Trainers' Association chief executive, Andrew Nicholl, and RV's executive general manager of racing, Greg Carpenter, Moloney bemoaned the lack of resources given to trainers, especially when comparing them with the support given to past and present jockeys.

"If we've got welfare issues we need some help," he said. "There are issues out there that need to be looked at. It's no good painting a picture that this is all rosy and going well but it's not."

Moloney said the middle-ranked trainers are working harder than ever but are still losing touch with the elite, who enjoy the backing of international buyers.

"You can see what happened in the Golden Slipper (Godolphin trifecta). The blue army took over and they are getting stronger. It is very hard for trainers in the middle rank to take on these big stables."

Nicholl said the top end of trainers was forming into a dominant force.

"I think it's a gradual evolution. The larger trainers are getting bigger. There's a greater concentration of prizemoney that's being won by these trainers. They are accessing the best bloodstock, they are accessing the best owners.

"Those at the top ends are establishing more than one training base so they have got great reach in terms of the regional and provincial areas as well so when you have got access to those type of horses that kind of capital, those type of owners, naturally you are going to win the majority of races.

"That's really what we are seeing. We are seeing those mega trainers with a great concentration of wins and success and we are seeing that at the expense of the trainer in the middle - the guy who has the 25 horses and who has a smaller training operation.

"We are seeing them get left behind."

Nichol said that of the 810 trainers in Victoria, the breakdown was roughly 125 trainers with stables of between 40-100 horses. He said these stables in the main had sound corporate structures with the ability to buy and attract bloodstock into the stables.

Next, he said were about 150-200 trainers that have fewer than 25 horses. These, he claimed, were mostly of a more traditional, family-based set-up and he said it was this level that were suffering most in the current climate.

The remaining 400-500 trainers were mostly hobby trainers with between one and 10 horses. Largely, these trainers have a second source of income and typically do not have a reliance on racing to make a living.

Moloney said the disqualification of Darren Weir had made a difference to the everyday trainer.

"It feels better at the races now," he said. "Trainers feel a bit more at ease that Darren Weir is not beating them in every other race, which it seemed to be for one reason or another."

But he said life was tough when Weir was around.

"I had some slow horses that were not much good and I told the owners to move them on but they gave them to Darren Weir to try and Darren Weir was happy to take them because if they didn't turn out much good, he wouldn't keep the horses but he would keep the owners," he said.

Carpenter said RV was working on ways to assist middle-range trainers through reducing costs and by ensuring the prizemoney for races is being distributed in a way that will help these next-tier stables.

He said figures over the past decade showed trainer numbers were reducing naturally. He said there were more than 1100 trainers 10 years ago, with that number falling to 1000 five years ago and 810 trainers now licensed in 2019.

He said that RV was looking at the way trainers are being licensed but he said the entry points into the industry are more stringent than in the past.

Carpenter said the industry is not placing further pressure on trainers through increased race meetings, with roughly 20 to 30 meetings fewer in 2019 than there were 10 years ago.


Interesting story........ the comment by Mr Nicholl about the big stables attracting "the best owners" was a Freudian slip if ever I've seen one ...I think RNSW has some systems in place to assist trainers which RV could emulate if necessary and  probably RQ could also benefit  although I haven't seen or heard of any QLD trainers talking about this issue apart from massive stresses from overwork with 7 day weeks

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« 2019-Apr-06, 09:25 AM Reply #131 »
Six-month suspension for Quadara
Racing Article Racing.com Staff@Racing   5 April, 2019

Seymour trainer Michael Quadara has been suspended for six months for riding a horse towards an oncoming horse and rider last December.

On Friday, the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board issued the penalty after finding the charge, under AR 228 (b) proven.

AR 228 (b) states: "A person must not engage in misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour."

Quadara was found guilty of the charge after the RAD Board found that on December 1 last year, while riding on the sand track, he rode his mount towards another horse (Deck Of Cards) ridden by Don Dwyer, forcing Dwyer to take evasive action.

The trainer pleaded not guilty but the RAD Board thought otherwise and suspended him for a period of six months, beginning on Sunday, April 7 with a stay of seven days to allow the transfer of horses to other trainers only.

While suspended, the RAD Board also directed Quadara not enter or attend the Seymour racecourse.


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« 2019-Apr-06, 08:04 PM Reply #132 »

Do the trainers not understand what happened to most bookmakers -- squeezed out.

Racing Australia should be promoting limits on runners from one stable or bracketing stable runners  to ensure a fair go.

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« 2019-May-01, 08:23 PM Reply #133 »

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« 2019-Jun-05, 06:09 PM Reply #134 »
Brideoake faces treatment charges
Racing Article Racing.com Staff@Racing   11:10am

Mornington trainer David Brideoake faces two serious race-day treatment charges over the late withdrawal of Princess Jenni from the Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick on April 6.

Racing NSW stewards on Wednesday issued the charges against Brideoake, with a hearing scheduled for Monday week, June 17.

Princess Jenni, who was unplaced in last Saturday's Queensland Oaks after starting as the favourite, was withdrawn from the Group 3 race after stewards noted an unusual and unexplained lump on the filly's neck.

The Racing NSW charges a

Charge 1

AR 254 Injections prohibited at certain times

(1) A person must not, without the permission of the Stewards:

(a) inject;

(b) cause to be injected;

(c) attempt to inject; or

(d) be a party to the injection or attempted injection of, a horse engaged to run in any race:

(i) at any time on the day of the scheduled race and prior to the start of that race; and/or

(ii) at any time during the 1 clear day prior to 12.00am on the day of the scheduled race.

(2) If a person breaches subrule (1), or the Stewards reasonably suspect that such a breach has been committed, they may order the scratching of the horse from the relevant race.

(3) If a person breaches subrule (1), but the horse competes in the race, the horse may be disqualified from the race.

(4) For the purposes of this rule:

(a) 'inject' includes, but is not limited to, the insertion of a hypodermic needle into a horse;

(b) it is not necessary to establish whether any substance was injected, or the nature of any substance injected.

The particulars of the charge:

Mr Brideoake did, without the permission of the Stewards, inject and/or caused to be injected the horse Princess Jenni between approximately 7:45am and 11:58am on 6 April 2019, the day of and prior to Race 3, TAB Adrian Knox Stakes conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse on that day.

Charge 2

AR 249 Administration of medication on raceday

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions set out in Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2, a person must not, without the permission of the Stewards:

(a) administer; or

(b) cause to be administered, any medication to a horse at any time on raceday prior to the commencement of a race in which the horse is engaged to race.

(2) If a person breaches subrule (1), a disqualification for a period of not less than 6 months must be imposed, unless there is a finding that a special circumstance exists, in which case that penalty may be reduced.

(3) The Stewards may order that a horse which has received a medication in breach of subrule (1) be scratched from a race engagement.

The particulars of the charge:

Mr Brideoake did, without the permission of the Stewards, administer and/or caused to be administered medication the horse Princess Jenni between approximately 7:45am and 11:58am on 6 April 2019 the day of and prior to Race 3, TAB Adrian Knox Stakes conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse on that day.

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« 2019-Jun-10, 06:58 PM Reply #135 »
Matthew Leek VCAT penalty attempting to inject a substance on raceday and destroying evidence 10 months DQ


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« 2019-Jun-12, 07:28 PM Reply #136 »
Stewards’ Report QRIC/2016/3018 v1.01 Stewards Report Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Stewards Report: George Sitek Date: 30 May 2019
 Panel: N Boyle, D Aurisch and L Hicks
 Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today inquired into an incident that occurred in the horse float car park at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Wednesday afternoon 22 May 2019.
Evidence was taken from Mr George Sitek, and a video was shown of the incident which took place in the horse float carpark on Wednesday 22 May after POWER FROM WITHIN had raced at the Gold Coast Turf Club on this day.
 After considering all of the evidence, Mr George Sitek was issued with a charge for improper conduct under AR 228 (b) which reads: A person must not engage in: (b) misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour;
 The specifics of the charge against Mr George Sitek being: As a licensed trainer with QRIC, he did conduct himself improperly in that he mounted POWER FROM WITHIN unsaddled in the car park of the Gold Coast Turf Club after its race on Wednesday 22 May, without wearing a helmet and a safety vest in an attempt to ride that horse into a horse float.
 Mr George Sitek pleaded guilty to the charge. In determining an appropriate penalty, Stewards were mindful of Mr George Sitek’s personal circumstances, his record over twenty five years as a trainer, and Stewards were also mindful of the need for a penalty to serve as an appropriate deterrent to prevent similar behaviour from licensees.
 Mr George Sitek was fined the sum of $1500 with $750 of that fine to remain suspended for a period not exceeding two years under the provisions of AR.283(5).
 The suspended fine is on the proviso that there are no breaches of any rules relating to conduct matters in that time. Mr Sitek was advised of his rights to an internal review.

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« 2019-Jun-18, 09:21 PM Reply #137 »

Stewards Determination 17.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards are not comfortably satisfied, to the Briginshaw standard of proof, assessed on the basis of the gravity of the consequences of the offences, that Mr Brideoake;
 a. Injected and/or caused Princess Jenni to be injected between 7:45am and 11:58am on 6 April 2019
 b. Administered and/or caused to be administered medication to Princess Jenni between 7:45am and 11:58am on 6 April 2019.
18. Accordingly, the Stewards find the charges issued against Mr Brideoake are not proven.
19. In making this determination the Stewards, in addition to the findings detailed above, have considered;
a. Mr Brideoake’s good reputation in the industry, including his clean record;
b. A number of references provided to the Stewards.

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