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« 2021-May-07, 10:19 PM Reply #800 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stewards-Report-Will-Hulbert.pdf

Will Hulbert gets fined $1K for alleged breach of AR 228


“A person must not engage in misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour.The specifics of the charge being that followingSmooth Criminal competing at the Sunshine Coast on 30 January 2021, Mr Hulbert misconducted himself by making an audio recording to the registered owners of the gelding regarding Mr Mallyon’sriding of Smooth Criminal, which was inappropriate and offensive.
Mr Hulbert pleaded not guilty to the charge and made some detailed submissions in response.”


A couple of things the horse was Criminal Defence not Smooth Criminal the race in question was run on 30 January the stewards report is dated 28 April so it’s taken 3 months to finalise while there may be good reasons for this delay absent witnesses etc could be one but the issue is it was a private communication by a trainer to the owners frustrated by what he thought was a bad ride his message to the owners  was made public but not by Hulbert .

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« 2021-May-09, 02:57 PM Reply #801 »
Sydney hoop slapped with whipping ban

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STAR Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller will miss Group 1 Doomben Cup day unless he is successful in seeking an internal review stay after being found guilty of overwhipping a narrow Gold Coast winner.

Queensland chief steward Peter Chadwick found Rawiller had whipped Ken Russell Memorial Classic winner Subterranean 17 times in the duration of the race, two more times than allowed in the whip template rules in Queensland.

Subterranean won by a nose in a deceptive finish after Ranch Hand had looked like it had won as they crossed the line.

In his defence, Rawiller argued he had not been reminded of the Queensland whip template guidelines.

On the Gold Coast, Rawiller was stationed in a room with his Sydney riding colleagues away from the rest of the jockey population because of an abundance of caution due to Sydney’s recent COVID outbreak.

Rawiller said the Queensland whip template had been posted in the regular jockeys’ room but not on the separate jockeys’ room where he was.

However Chadwick said it was the responsibility of riders to familiarise themselves with the regulations in the jurisdictions they were riding in.

He suspended Rawiller for eight days, starting after next Saturday’s Doomben 10,000 meeting where he will be free to ride favourite Eduardo in the Group 1 sprint.

However unless Rawiller is successful in seeking a stay on internal review, he will be unable to ride at the Group 1 Doomben Cup meeting on May 22.
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I don't like his chances based on his excuse of the whip rules template not being posted in the room he and other visiting riders were in due to COVID ......ignorance of the law (in this case rules) is no excuse ...we are all presumed to know the law (rules)

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« 2021-May-12, 05:46 PM Reply #802 »
Harness trainer driver Wayne Waltisbuhl unsuccessful appeal to QCAT findings of cobalt and arsenic on several positives out for 12 months suspension .......has taken a long time from the offences to the QCAT decision.

Turning to the correct and preferable penalty to be imposed including any period of
suspension, Ms Johnston submitted at the oral hearing that a period of suspension
permits the individual concerned to attend races and to associate with persons within
the industry but is not entitled to carry on any activity with licensed animals. Ms
Johnston submitted that the usual timeframe for an individual to be given to prepare
before commencing any period of suspension is seven days.

I am satisfied that the correct and preferable decision in this matter is, as set out in the
Commission’s reconsidered decision, a fine of $2,000.00 for each of the presentation
charges (Charges 2 and 4) for Arsenic and a period of suspension for twelve months
for each of the presentation charges (Charges 3 and 5) for Cobalt, such period of
suspension to be served concurrently.




https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2021/QCAT21-132.pdf




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« 2021-May-13, 10:39 AM Reply #803 »
Courier Mail report
Raid made on alleged link to Currie
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POLICE investigating suspected doping of thoroughbred race horses had seized containers of liquid from the property of an alleged associate of horse trainer Ben Currie, Toowoomba Magistrates Court has heard.

Sergeant Brendan Blythe told the court he and Queensland Racing Crime Squad officers raided the Forestdale property near Browns Plains of an alleged associate of Currie’s on September 22, 2018, and found plastic containers of liquid in a garage.

One of the containers was labelled “Opt1” and it was seized for analysis, he said.

The prosecution alleges optimizer medication was among substances injected to race horses under the charge of Currie.

Optimizer medication such as L-Arginine allegedly promote normal blood-oxygen levels to performance horses’ muscles to maximise efficiency.

The use of optimizers with horses is prohibited on race day under the rules of racing

Currie, 30, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud – dishonestly obtaining a benefit on diverse dates between February 14, 2017, and February 15, 2019.

The trial, which started on Monday before Magistrate Kay Ryan, continues.

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« 2021-May-13, 09:05 PM Reply #804 »
Toowoomba horse trainer Ben Currie fronts court after pleading not guilty to fraud charge

Police officer tells Toowoomba court of obtaining warrants to tap the phones of people including horse trainer Ben Currie.
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Horse trainer Ben Currie has pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud.
Horse trainer Ben Currie has pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud.

Horse trainer Ben Currie’s phone and those of three associates were tapped by police investigating suspected doping practices in the thoroughbred racing industry.

Detective Senior Constable Damian Carroll, who was with the police service’s Queensland Racing Crime Squad at the time, told Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Tuesday officers had obtained warrants to tap the phones of a number of people including Ben Currie from July 2018.

The taps were part of Operation Quebec Creed, which investigated suspected doping practices.

Some of the taped recordings allegedly linked to calls involving Currie were played to the court.

Amid colourful language back and forth, people are heard to talk about “shampooing” a horse.

In one call a man is heard to say “all shampooed”.

Prosecutor Paul Rutledge has told the court that it was the prosecution case that “shampooing” was known in racing circles as the term for injecting a substance into a horse.

The court heard the use of optimizer medication such as L-arginine on race day was against the rules of racing.

Currie, 30, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud — dishonestly obtaining a benefit on diverse dates between February 14, 2017, and February 15, 2019.

His co-accused Anthony Raymond Stephens, 27, has pleaded not guilty to a similar charge but on diverse dates between August 9, 2018, and February 15, 2019.

The prosecution alleges Currie was the instigator of a “scheme” in administering substances to a number of horses during the charge dates.

The prosecution claims the substances were administered by either injection or “stomach tubing” whereby a tube is placed down the horse’s throat so the substance can be put directly into the stomach.

The Toowoomba Magistrates Court trial before Magistrate Kay Ryan, which started on Monday, is expected to hear from a total 18 witnesses and run for up to 10 days

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« 2021-May-15, 08:33 PM Reply #805 »
Trainer appeals fine for foul-mouthed rant on jockey
Will Hulbert was fined for remarks about jockey Andrew Mallyon in a voicemail to owners. Pictu AAP Will Hulbert was fined for remarks about jockey Andrew Mallyon in a voicemail to owners. Pictu AAP
By Ben Dorries
01:39pm • 11 May 2021

Brisbane trainer Will Hulbert will launch an appeal after stewards found him guilty of misconduct for an expletive-laden rant at jockey Andrew Mallyon.

Hulbert is fighting the guilty finding and $1000 fine on the basis he made the crude remarks in a private voicemail recording to the owners of Criminal Defence after it finished fifth on the Sunshine Coast on January 30.

He said the voicemail was leaked without his knowledge and then made its way onto social media. He never intended it to be in the public domain.

In the post-race rant to owners, an angry Hulbert blasts Mallyon as a “f—ing brain dead c—that will never f—ing sit on one of our horses ever again.”

The message to owners ends with: “I’m f—en ropeable, I could “f—ing kill that c—.”

Stewards launched an inquiry and charged Hulbert, who co-trains with father Peter, with a charge under AR 228(b) of which he was found guilty and fined $1000.

“The specifics of the charge being that following Criminal Defence competing at the Sunshine Coast on 30 January 2021, Mr Hulbert misconducted himself by making an audio recording to the registered owners of the gelding regarding Mr Mallyon’s riding of Criminal Defence, which was inappropriate and offensive,” the stewards’ report reads.

Andrew Mallyon was riding Will Hulbert’s Criminal Defence.

“When considering this matter, the stewards were mindful that this audio recording was made in private and was posted on a reputable website directed at the owners of Criminal Defence.

“And although Mr Hulbert was in no way responsible for the audio making its way onto a social media platform, for an experienced person in the racing industry he would be aware of his responsibilities to at all relevant times conduct himself in appropriate manner and in accordance with the Rules of Racing.”

Hulbert insists he should never have been charged, claiming what he said was “a private conversation to owners which was leaked to a third party.”

“The people who own this horse are close mates, obviously I don’t speak like that to other owners of my horses,” Hulbert said.

“Saying I wanted to kill him (Mallyon) was just a figure of speech.”

Hulbert says he will appeal, taking the same path as multiple Group 1 winning trainer Rob Heathcote who was charged by stewards earlier this year for an “F-bomb” spray towards jockey Mark Du Plessis after a race.

Heathcote did not deny saying “f— you” to Mark Du Plessis in a frustrated debrief at Eagle Farm but he was adamant no one else on course heard his remarks which the trainer taped on his phone and sent to the horse’s owners and was subsequently leaked on social media.

Heathcote’s penalty for the misconduct charge was later downgraded from a fine to a reprimand.

Meanwhile, Criminal Defence will line up at Doomben on Saturday as the Hulbert training team attempt to launch him into the Group 1 Queensland Derby on May 29.




And Criminal Defence ridden closer to the lead dashed clear in the straight to score today over 2000m at cricket score odds.

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« 2021-May-17, 07:36 PM Reply #806 »
Georgina Cartwright v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR358-20 Directions Hearing 18/05/2021 10:30 AM Room 5

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« 2021-May-17, 08:20 PM Reply #807 »
Peter Gleeson writes in his CM column today that QRIC is a house divided with an internal review underway..

Racing integrity comes at cost - a big one

AN INTERNAL review is under way into the culture and efficiency within the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.

It follows a poor internal feedback review last year, which depicted a high percentage of unsatisfied and frustrated employees. QRIC sources say the organisation has two separate factions – those who run the stewards and those who run investigations.

The investigation team is made up of mostly ex-police. QRIC’s annual budget is close to $30m. It was set up after the live baiting scandal to improve animal welfare practices.

But as the greyhound and harness racing industries lament their financial support from Racing Queensland for new tracks and infrastructure, the spotlight has shifted to the exorbitant cost of running QRIC.

 According to a report commissioned into the efficacy of the New Zealand racing industry, the Queensland integrity unit is far and away the most expensive in Australasia. In a section titled “staff costs per race meeting’’ for 2019-20, New Zealand had 1033 race meetings for all three codes with staff – including mostly stewards – costing $3476 per meeting.

 Racing Victoria had 549 meetings, with the cost of each meeting being $6000.

Greyhound Racing Victoria had 1519 meetings, with the cost of each meeting being $6617.

 NSW Thoroughbreds had 780 meetings,with the average cost of $4654.

QRIC had 1519 meetings, with the cost to run each meeting being $16,770. That’s three times what it costs to run a meeting in Victoria and five times the cost in NZ.

Racing Queensland provides about $15m a year to QRIC. It is not unreasonable to suggest maybe QRIC has become bloated and inefficient, compared with other jurisdictions.

 It has a poor conviction record against licensees, with most original decisions overturned If Racing by Minister QCAT. Grace Grace (pictured) was fair-dinkum, she’d disband QRIC, and take RQ back to three codes, ensuring the dogs and trots get a fairer go.

But you can get odds of 100-1 that happening.

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Unscrambling the egg I don't think that's likely.

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« 2021-May-18, 06:43 PM Reply #808 »
Matt Elkins drawn out wait for justice since July 2018 to 7 April 2021....the not blameworthy  ruling.
This could be a record from the time stewards imposed a penalty for an unacceptable drive in July 2018  then an Internal Review which confirmed the stewards decision...Elkins then  went to  QCAT his appeal was heard on 14 December 2020  and the learned QCAT member handed down his decision on 7 April 2021.......a few months short 3 years...this  shows how hopeless the racing appeals system is.

Former Racing Minister Srirling Hinchcliffe promised a simplified system would be introduced if the ALP was successful at the 2020 election ...The Hon. Hinchey claimed the new system would eliminate the problems in the current outdated system ......which is a blot on the racing industry......but nothing has changed......except The Hon Grace Grace is responsible for Racing ......a portfolio she previously held and was no doubt glad to be free of..... ..but she's back in harness once again ....and now it's up to her to introduce the long awaited reforms.

This is a video of the race in question Crowning Glory driven by Elkins shifts away from the fence and stewards deemed it an unacceptable drive and gave him 6 weeks on the outer.
One thing I did notice that doesn't get a mention in the report or the hearing is his extended right leg moving in the direction of his horse in the straight.

https://www.harness.org.au/racing/fields/race-fields/?mc=AP060718#APC06071804

In his decision the learned QCAT member made the following observations:-

"What I am dealing with is a charge that, in the words of the Tribunal in McMullen v Queensland Racing Limited, needs to be approached with caution as it is a general offence committed when someone forms the opinion that it has been committed. I need to be alert to the danger that a driver can be convicted of an offence on the subjective view of stewards when, if other stewards had been involved, there might have been a different result. Therefore, for stewards making a decision such as this both they and the Tribunal as the decision maker in this proceeding need to be as objective as possible."


It's also possible other members of QCAT might have come to a different conclusion......with due respect to member Kent ...leading with his chin.


"In this case the stewards are of the view that Mr Elkins was in error in the manner in which he drove Crowning Glory. As I have stated I question whether Mr Elkins did in fact make an error as it appears from that driving in that manner was a legitimate tactic with that horse, albeit one that did not pay off on the day in question. However, if there was an error it is clear to me that it was only an error of judgment and not one that attracts the culpability that one would expect under rule 149(2). The decision made by Mr Elkins to drive the horse in the manner that he did, when objectively, judged cannot be regarded as blameworthy.'



https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2021/QCAT21-161.pdf

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Obviously time for change quite remarkable that industry representative bodies do not appear to be pressing for the long awaited reforms to arrive .

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« 2021-May-18, 08:31 PM Reply #809 »


Things are different in Queensland .............. disturbingly different ................ across a broad front

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« 2021-May-19, 07:07 PM Reply #810 »
That is one of Mair's most humorous posts ; (if he meant it to be ) Somehow him using a word akin to " disturbed" is really funny !!

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« 2021-May-20, 08:42 PM Reply #811 »

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stewards-Report-Nigel-Seymour-and-Kerrod-Smyth.pdf

. Mr Seymour was disqualified for 21 months.Acting under the provision of AR283(4) stewards ordered Mr Seymour’s disqualification to
be served cumulatively with a period of disqualification imposed on 10 February 2021to start 11 November 2021 to 11 August 2023

.Kerrod Smyth Having regard to the mandatory minimum penalty of 2 years disqualification applied for a breach of AR115(1)(e), the Stewards determine that Mr Smyth be disqualified for a period of six (6)months for this breach which reflects the seriousness of his conduct in being involved in a breach of AR115(1)(e) by Mr Seymour.

Kerrod Smyth was disqualified from23May 2021 to 23 November 2021.Both Mr Seymour and Mr Smyth were advised of their rights to an internal review.

Lily of The Glen was a roughie and the punters lost their money....penalties are out of proportion to the offence ..pull one up and they'll get a few weeks holiday ..or there might be the not blameworthy rule if there's a chance to apply it .

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« 2021-May-24, 10:08 AM Reply #812 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stewards-Report-Fred-Wieland-El-of-a-Saga.pdf

Fred is a slow learner or his horse has an appetite for chewing posts treated with arsenic ......this is the second time this horse has tested positive to Arsenic a couple of months ago on 26 March  he was fined $2000 for the same offence with the same horse for a positive in August 2020 for which he was fined $2000.....his internal review confirmed the stewards decision.....dunno if he has gone to QCAT but at a guess it would be long odds to get up on appeal.

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« 2021-May-24, 10:15 AM Reply #813 »
Nash Rawiller exposes Queensland appeals system loophole
Nash Rawiller wins the Ken Russell Classic on Subterranean and was subsequently suspended for a whip breach. Pictu Grant Peters/Trackside Photography. Nash Rawiller wins the Ken Russell Classic on Subterranean and was subsequently suspended for a whip breach. Pictu Grant Peters/Trackside Photography.
By Ben Dorries
12:39pm • 23 May 2021

Star jockey Nash Rawiller has cleverly exposed the failings of the flawed Queensland appeals system by pulling his appeal against a whip suspension so he doesn’t miss a Group 1 Saturday.

The move means Rawiller has effectively broken up his ban into two segments rather than serving eight consecutive days.

It makes a mockery of the Queensland appeals process which desperately needs a promised review.

Rawiller was suspended for eight days for breaching whip rules when riding Ken Russell Classic winner Subterranean on the Gold Coast on May 8.

Under the national rules which allow jockeys to defer their suspensions by nine days, Rawiller was able to ride the following Saturday and win the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 on Eduardo.

Rawiller then started his eight-day suspension after Doomben 10,000 day.

In Queensland, jockeys have up to 20 days to appeal their riding bans and Rawiller lodged his appeal last Tuesday after serving two days of his eight-day suspension.

Under Queensland Racing Integrity Commission rules, Rawiller was then granted a stay which allowed him to take rides on Group 1 Doomben Cup day on Saturday.

But immediately after the last race on Doomben Cup day, Rawiller withdrew his appeal – meaning that he commenced serving the remainder of his suspension starting at midnight Saturday.

Given Rawiller had already served two days of his suspension, he had six days left to serve – meaning his suspension will end at midnight next Friday.

That frees him up to ride next Saturday at the Eagle Farm meeting featuring the Group 1 Queensland Derby and Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup.

It reveals a flawed appeals process, given that suspensions of seven days or more are meant to be designed as a deterrent so a jockey misses a Saturday which is their main money-making day.

Eduardo, ridden by Nash Rawiller, wins the Doomben 10,000. Pictu Grant Peters/Trackside Photography.

Prominent Queensland jockey manager Cameron Partington told The Courier-Mail he had done something similar to what Rawiller had done on behalf of jockey Dale Smith 18 months ago.

At that time it turned Smith’s nine-day suspension into two segments, avoiding the huge financial loss of missing a Saturday meeting.

“I exposed this significant loophole in what is already a totally flawed process,” Partington said.

“The process is supposed to be a strong deterrent against riding indiscretions which are designed to ensure the safety of jockeys and fairness for punters, and it does so extremely well in every other state except Queensland.

“My jockeys and I made a conscious decision not to go down this path again as we thought exposing the loophole, which made a mockery of the system, would force immediate changes.

“But the industry has been waiting for over two years now for a full review of the appeals process.

“Hopefully this (the Rawiller case) will expedite the review, but in the meantime the door will remain open for many others to do the same.”
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« 2021-May-25, 03:24 PM Reply #814 »

Oakey Trainer charged with alleged race day treatment

25 May 2021

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards commenced an inquiry into an Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) report of alleged race day treatment of the Peter Kings trained Anacheeva Lad who was engaged in race eight at Toowoomba last Saturday May 22.

Anacheeva Lad was scratched from its race and swab samples were taken from the gelding.

Preliminary results show a TCo2 Level in excess of the allowable threshold and Mr Kings will appear at a resumed Inquiry when the results of analysis of all samples and several seized items is known.

Stewards also found the Oakey thoroughbred Trainer guilty of a breach of AR231(1)(a) when he was found to be in possession of modified spurs at his registered stables.

The stewards believe the spurs were capable of inflicting cruelty to a horse.

Stewards considered the seriousness of the breach, the negative impact of Mr King’s actions against the racing industry and the need for penalties to serve as a deterrent and he was fined $1000.

Mr Kings was also fined $200 for employing an unlicensed stable-hand.

The Commission’s IIT Team has been out in force around the state since the commencement of the Queensland Winter Carnival conducting breath tests, human sampling, equine hair and urine sampling, veterinary and licence checks and stable inspections as part of a concerted campaign to ensure racing is conducted on a level playing field.

Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner Mark Ainsworth said the IIT team was exerting considerable pressure on the industry to ensure all participants adhered to the rules of racing.

“In the past few weeks there have also been several thoroughbreds identified as not being retired according to their retirement obligations, which is a disappointing outcome,” he said.

“Owners and trainers are reminded that retiring their horses according to the rules of racing is essential and noncompliance can lead to penalties.

“Queensland participants and visiting trainers can expect this scrutiny to continue.”

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« 2021-May-27, 08:05 PM Reply #815 »
Another positive to Arsenic .....................trainer Garry Stephens  fined $2K and The Grouse disqualified from winning the race at Kilcoy.


https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stewards-Report-Garry-Stephens-%E2%80%93-The-Grouse.pdf

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« 2021-May-31, 07:43 PM Reply #816 »
Georgina Cartwright v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission OCR376-20 Directions Hearing 01/06/2021 9:30 AM Room 5

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« 2021-Jun-02, 08:25 AM Reply #817 »
Alligator saga ends in court

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ALLIGATOR Blood’s owner has launched legal action in the Supreme Court to void the disqualification of his star from a rich Gold Coast Magic Millions race last year.

Allan Endresz’s action names the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, the Racing Queensland board and Racing Australia as respondents in the matter.

Alligator Blood was disqualified from last year’s $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas after altrenogest was found in a post-race sample.

Greg Hickman-trained Eleven Eleven was declared the new winner.

However, Endresz (pictured) is seeking to reinstate Alligator Blood as the winner.

Endresz has applied to the court for “the purported disqualification of Alligator Blood” to be found “void” and for QRIC, RQ and RA to pay the costs of the application.

Endresz and his legal team are arguing there was no procedural fairness and Endresz insists he was not given an opportunity to challenge the finding of a prohibited substance.
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What odds is this getting up......I don't recall the rule but from memory it's a case of strict liability . :beer:

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« 2021-Jun-03, 09:31 AM Reply #818 »

Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner announces his retirement

2 June 2021

Acting Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Mark Ainsworth has submitted notice of his retirement to the Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing Grace Grace MP.

Mr Ainsworth will finish work at the Commission on 2 July 2021 to spend more time with his family.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my working life which amounts to 41 years working across the QPS and QRIC where I have been fortunate to work with some great people.

“I have been exposed to a lot and more importantly, I have learned a lot and made some great friends.

“I would like to thank all Commission staff for their work during my time at the Commission.

The passion and goodwill of Commission staff is second to none and the commitment to ensure racing goes ahead is amazing. 

The recruitment process is underway, and a replacement will be announced as soon as possible.

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Good luck to him I hope he has a happy and healthy retirement ....after 41 years he has earned it.

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« 2021-Jun-05, 09:42 PM Reply #819 »
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 1 – Jockey B Nothdurft - Use of Whip prior to 100m – 6 times – 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) (3rd Offence)
Race 6 – Jockey J McNeil was reprimanded for excessive use of the whip 16 times throughout the event. AR132(5) (1st Offence)
 
Fines
Race 7 – Jockey R King - Use of Whip prior to 100m - 7 times – 2 more than permitted – $300 - AR132(7)(a)(ii) (4th Offence)

Suspensions
Race 3 - Jockey J Byrne – Careless riding – 11 days (m/n 14 June 2021 - m/n 25 June 2021) – AR131(a)
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed pre-race
TAYLON PRINCE, THE DARK, VERBEK, TUTUKAKA, GREAT POWERS, TUMBLER RIDGE, USMANOV, VOULAIT, SPLINTEX, THE ASTROLOGIST, FLASH AAH, FORT WAYNE, NETTOYER, ROCHA CLOCK, DUAIS, BARGAIN, ONLY WORDS, EASIFAR (NZ), GRACE AND HARMONY, GOOD SOIZE, CHARMS STAR, REBEL RAMA, SIGNORA NERA, SPLENDIFEROUS, YATTON, RURU, MISHANI WHISPER, OUR PLAYBOY, SETANA
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners
ZANIAH, WISDOM OF WATER, BOOMTOWN LASS, SAFEWORK, BOOMSARA, HAPPY GO PLUCKY, VERBEK, CHARMS STAR (NZ) SIGNORA NERA, GROUNDSWELL, ROCHA CLOCK, YAMAZAKI, MASS DESTRUCTION.
 
Warnings/bars
Race 4 – VOULAIT – Lame in the near fore leg – Vet Clearance required AR20(e)
 
 
Published subject to correction upon revision

There's one spelling mistake wonder if they find it and correct it unimportant really but careless just the same....Ill let them off with a caution.  :lol:

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« 2021-Jun-06, 09:44 PM Reply #820 »
Stewards Report: Bundaberg 27May 2021
Date: 1stJune 2021
Panel: L Hicks, D Aurisch.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today concluded an inquiry into MARINASARA, FALVERAand OYASHIOcarrying less than their allocated weights in their respective racesbelow,on the 27May 2021 at Bundaberg Race Club.
Race 1 -RUM CITY FOODS QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 1212M –MARINASARA(6thplacing)Race 4 -SAFRIES BENCHMARK 45 HANDICAP 850M –FALVERA(6thplacing)Race 5 -HIGGINS COATINGS CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1212M –OYASHIO (1stplace)

It was established Apprentice CodyCollis the rider of the above-mentioned horses, incorrectly claimed an allowance of 3kg when he was only entitled to claim 2kg by virtue of having ridden 20 Country class winners.
Subsequently this resulted in these mounts carrying less weight than they were required to.

Stewards in accordance with Australian Rule of Racing 143(a)(b)which reads:AR 143 Weight allowances for apprentice jockeys(13)(a)
An apprentice jockey cannot claim an allowance that the apprentice jockey is not entitled to claim.
(b) Any horse ridden by an apprentice jockey in a race whose weight in the race has been adjusted by an allowance that the apprentice jockey was not entitled to claim, may be disqualified from the race.
Disqualified,MARINASARA, FALVERAand OYASHIOfrom the above-mentioned races and amended the placing’s in Race 5 as follows:Race 5 -HIGGINS COATINGS CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1212M1st –Live Music2nd –Homecall3rd –Russian Missile4th –Boom Chugga Lugga
Stewards will interview Apprentice Cody Collis regarding the matter.


Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2021-Jun-06, 10:02 PM Reply #821 »


........... not even pretending to be competent


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« 2021-Jun-09, 08:04 PM Reply #823 »
We all know that stewards reports into breaches of the Rules of Racing are published in all jurisdictions and that QLD is the only State which has an Internal review process available to licensees who feel aggrieved.
 
Initially all Internal review decisions including  reasons were published on the QRIC website ..... including reasons was dispensed with  a couple of years ago.....presumably on legal advice...... so now only the applicant is advised of the reasons for decision.... the rest of us the stakeholders who fund both the industry and the QRIC receive the abbreviated result minus the reasons for decision.

Attempts to convince the QRIC that this is not in accordance with acceptable standards of public policy  has fallen on deaf ears.

In attempting to justify this secrecy they maintain that  they provide transparency and accountability by only publishing the outcome of the decision on the Commission’s website for a period of six months[


Not providing  reasons is their distorted version of transparency and accountability which they attempt to justify by referring to the Information Privacy Act 2009, which Queensland public sector agencies, with the exception of Queensland Health, are required to comply with.
 
Under these Principles,QRIC considers  it would not be appropriate for the Commission to disclose information about other individuals.

Note to QRIC head honcho they already do make information public on persons dealt with in the published stewards reports

While on the one hand stewards findings are public knowledge but internal review reasons are not for public consumption...a massive contradiction depriving the public of a right to know.

It's a fundamental principle that administrative decision makers are required to act according to natural justice... Law Courts all provide reasons for decision although I believe judges do have the discretion not to publish their judgments.... mostly though all decisions are publicly available.

What the QRIC  appear to have done is they have made an administrative decision not to publish the reasons on Internal review outcomes...this is not a right based on my understanding of the legislation that QRIC operates under....which opens their decision up to be challenged.

The reasons which motivate me to challenge this failure to disclose reasons is that a few months ago a licensee was charged with a breach of AR 232(I) which states:
A person must not give any evidence at an interview, investigation, inquiry, hearing and/or appeal which is false or misleading

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In that case the stewards report stated “When considering an appropriate penalty,Stewards also considered previous penalties for breaches of this rule.”   

An application for an Internal Review confirmed the stewards decision 4 months disqualification.

There was another case of a breach of the same rule which resulted in the licensee being penalised with a fine which is a much lesser penalty than the disqualification imposed on the person first mentioned.

An application was made to the QRIC for details of all penalties imposed under AR232(i) for the past 12 months....  based on the following statement of principle..trumpeted by the QRIC :-
“In line with the Queensland Government’s principles of transparency and accountability, the Commission provides access to information wherever it is in the public interest to do so.”
This request was refused...... now the option is to apply under Right to Information for this  to be provided......a whole lot of unnecessary effort and time wasting for all concerned ...which the QRIC would have avoided by responding positively in the first instance.

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« 2021-Jun-14, 07:29 PM Reply #824 »
https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Stewards-Report-Cody-Collis.pdf

Fined $500

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Stewards-Report-Joel-Pengilly.pdf

Verbal altercation with a patron  fined $500 $250 Suspended for 2years.

The particulars of the charge being that near the stabling area at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday 22ndMay 2021, Mr Pengilly did demonstrate misconduct by way of an exchange with a patron which escalated and led to Mr Pengilly using inappropriate language towards that patron.

He had two runners on the day the first finished midfield..the second Side Kiss won the last race.

Strange that some mug punter would get into a argument to provoke the trainer tor respond and  use inappropriate language maybe he told him to  :censored:  off  :o

https://qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Stewards-Report-Rick-Nelson.pdf
Trainer/ jockey Rick Nelson out of business until September

Tested positive to a banned substance disqualified for 4 months allowed 7 days time to arrange transfer of his horses.

ENDS

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« Last Edit: 2021-Jun-14, 07:38 PM by Arsenal »


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