Victorian trainers want more action on race-fixing allegations
- by:Adrian Dunn
- From:Herald Sun
- August 22, 2012 12:00am
Source: The Daily Telegraph
VICTORIA’S trainers’ association will today meet racing integrity commissioner Sal Perna in the fall-out to the race-fixing allegations.
Colin Alderson, president of the Victorian branch of the Australian Trainers Association, and association federal chief executive John Alducci will convey the call for the State Government to prioritise the introduction of legislation to facilitate the sharing of information between law enforcement agencies and Racing Victoria’s integrity department.
Alducci said such a move would “protect and enhance the confidence and integrity of thoroughbred racing”.
“The ATA is concerned that the allegations which have been raised are damaging the image of racing,” he said.
“If the current Victoria Police inquiries result in charges being laid and successfully prosecuted in relation to race fixing, the ATA is of the view that there is no place in the racing industry for those persons.”
He said trainers were the salesmen when it came to attracting owners and there was a need to instil confidence in the industry.
Perna opened an inquiry into race-fixing allegations and urged anyone with information to contact him over the next month.
APPRENTICE Damien Lane is expected to be discharged today from Western Hospital after a trackwork fall at Flemington yesterday.
Lane suffered concussion when a horse stumbled and catapulted him to the track.
He’s been taken off all his rides today at Sandown.
FRENCH stayer Brigantin, runner-up in Monday’s 3000m Prix Kergorlay at Deauville, has been all the rage in Melbourne Cup betting.
The TAB took bets of $40,000 to $400 and $50,000 to $1000 on the Andre Fabre-trained Brigantin, who could be a Caulfield Cup starter.
Mark Kavanagh’s comeback stayer December Draw, who broke down when favourite in last year’s Caulfield Cup, attracted a bet of $1400 each-way at $26 for the Melbourne Cup.