Kyal Costello is Victorian Harness racing driver. In the space of 4 months he placed bets in 24 races in which he was competing. Let’s just hope that he backed his own horses. If he didn’t, then Mr Cosello would be well advised to find himself a new hobby. We won’t be seeing him at […]

Mud in Your Eye Muzza – Why the RIB Appeals Committee Judgement in the Case of Sheis Fatally Flawed – And Why Wigg Will Win in the Supreme Courtryl Wigg

The Appellant draws a distinction with the constitution of benches in the Court of Appeal, which regularly involves one permanent Court of Appeal Judge and two sitting High Court Judges. Considering the process outlined above, it is clear that there is an analogy, rather than a distinction, to be drawn between the Appeals Tribunal and […]

A Conflict of Interest

David (Dave) Anderson was one of the disgraced and deceased harness racing owner John Seaton’s closest friends. Seaton was the owner at the centre of the Blue Magic doping scandal in the early 2000’s, and committed suicide before his charges were heard. Anderson spoke on behalf of the family at the funeral, where he said […]

Rob Heathcote’s Never Cheated, and Never Will – Stalin Wasn’t a Communist Either, and Mussolini Wasn’t Italian

Group 1 winning trainer Rob Heathcote insists he made an honest mistake in treating his horses with a banned product, which led to his runners being sensationally scratched by order of stewards at Doomben on Saturday. Heathcote admitted using a product called Hemoplex on his horses. The multiple Group 1 winner said he had been using […]

Punch Someone in the Head, Tip Someone Out of Cart, Lie to the Stewards, and Bet Against Your Own Horse – Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick – Here, Have an Award Son

Ben Currie had the Queensland Trainer of the Year award that he had earned denied to him because he was DQ’d. Darren Weir did too. Fair enough many people would say, although not me. Different rules apply at the trots. David Moran is serving 7 months for a raft of different offences, all of them […]

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