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Final Report on the Investigation of the ‘Damien Oliver Inquiry’ 2012   Leave a comment

Final Report on the Investigation of the ‘Damien Oliver Inquiry’ 2012

  1. Sal Perna states that RV had the provisions under Rules 193 to stand down Damien Oliver. He says RV was “too conservative and cautious”

  2. Sal Perna notes in his report “my investigation and subsequent findings are based on limited information”.

  3. Sal Perna’s report notes he had “lack of adequate powers” to complete thorough investigation.

  4. Sal Perna’s report notes that Damien Oliver, Mark Hunter and Laurie Bricknell refused to be interviewed by him


Posted June 25, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity



By Police NSW Media/Nancy O’Grady
Intro: Matt Nicholls

Happier times … Prussian Secret and trainer Cody Morgan.

THERE’S some big news in Northern NSW coming out this morning after Tamworth horse Prussian Secret was scratched from yesterday’s Gunnedah Cup.

Undoubtedly the “Cups King” of the district, Prussian Secret won the Tamworth Cup last month in impressive style.

The horse is trained by Cody Morgan.

This is the press release from the NSW Police, issued at 5.51 this morning.

Two men have been charged after allegedly administering performance enhancing substances to the winner of this year’s Tamworth Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 13, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity

Informer’s race fixing accusations   Leave a comment

Informer’s race fixing accusations

The West AustralianGary Adshead, The West AustralianUpdated May 9, 2013, 2:40 am
Informer�s  race fixing  accusationsRacing bombshell: Informer makes race fixing accusations.

 WA’s peak horse racing authority has been rocked by allegations of systemic race fixing involving Eastern States betting syndicates, with up to 10 WA jockeys on their payroll.

In an extraordinary letter last month to racing industry leaders, including Racing and Wagering WA chief executive Richard Burt, the author highlighted five races since December that he believed were “manipulated” by the syndicates.

“The information I have accumulated isn’t just the races that have been fixed,” he wrote.

“I also have the list of individuals involved and the mobile telephone numbers associated with most of those individuals.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 9, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity

Peptides investigation by Racing Victoria   Leave a comment

Peptides investigation by Racing Victoria

RACING Victoria’s Integrity Services Department has commenced a robust investigation into peptides being obtained by a licensed thoroughbred trainer.

But it does not have positive test results to the prohibited substances that have dominated headlines in football codes this year.

Executive general manager of integrity services, Dayle Brown, was limited in what he could disclose, but did confirm RV was given information that sparked a current investigation.

“We have acted upon intelligence received, but I cannot say where that came from at this time,” Brown said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 6, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity

Perceptions of conflict of interest a ‘very big deal’   Leave a comment

Perceptions of conflict of interest a ‘very big deal’

Sydney Morning HeraldMay 6, 2013Chris RootsChris Roots

FILE - APRIL 27, 2013: Ad man and racehorse owner John Singleton has said he is withdrawing all of his horses from Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse, after suggesting that Gai's bookmaker son, Tom Waterhouse, was aware that his horse More Joyous was run with an injury today whilst Singleton wasn't told. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11:  Trainer Gai Waterhouse and John Singleton talk prior to the JPMorgan Australian Oaks during the Australian Oaks Day meeting at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 11, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Falling out: Gai Waterhouse and John Singleton face an inquiry at Racing NSW headquarters on Monday. Photo: Cameron Spencer

The racing lawman who ran the Fine Cotton and ”Jockey Tapes” inquiries, John Schreck, believes the inquiry concerning John Singleton and Gai Waterhouse’s public stoush should start behind closed doors on Monday.

”It will be a circus,” Mr Schreck told Fairfax Media’s Max Presnell on ABC NewsRadio’s Hoof On The Till. ”So one of the first things I would do … is to have it in-camera in the inquisitorial stages. If and when charges are laid, the media people could come in … The most important thing is the sport, and the sport has to be the first priority in everybody’s mind at all times in an issue such as this [one].” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 6, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity

Phone records to unveil plunge bets   Leave a comment

Phone records to unveil plunge bets

  • From:The Australian 
  • May 02, 2013 12:00AM 

Racing stewards await explanation

Stewards are trying to contact Allan Robinson to discuss the row between Gai Waterhouse and John Singleton.

1 May 2013

RACING investigators will seize telephone records from prominent industry figures as they attempt to identify punters who bet heavily on champion mare More Joyous to lose last Saturday’s All Aged Stakes in Sydney.

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’Landys last night confirmed the organisation had subpoenaed records from betting operators across Australia, with online bookie Betfair separately saying odds on the horse to lose blew out from $2.60 to $3.55 shortly before the race.

A Betfair spokesman said a total of $893,000 was traded on the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 3, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity

Godolphin doping scandal – the pack   Leave a comment

Godolphin doping scandal – the pack

Saturday 27 April 2013

Al Zarooni at High Holborn

By staff

The Godolphin doping scandal has rocked British racing

It has caused huge personal embarrassment to Sheikh Mohammed, the world’s biggest owner. It has resulted in Mahmood Al Zarooni’s career as a thoroughbred racehorse trainer ending in shame. It has caused the unprecedented move by the ruler of Dubai to shut down Moulton Paddocks stables in Newmarket and for the BHA to test in the region of 200 horses. has put together everything that you need to know about the whole sorry saga below and will continue to update you here as events play themselves out. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted April 28, 2013 by belesprit09 in Racing integrity

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