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So the stewards got wind of this punter and mcdonalds relationship with him through police liason?

what were the cops looking at this punter for?

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Originally posted by cabosanlucas cabosanlucas wrote:

So the stewards got wind of this punter and mcdonalds relationship with him through police liason?

what were the cops looking at this punter for?

 
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Originally posted by cabosanlucas cabosanlucas wrote:

So the stewards got wind of this punter and mcdonalds relationship with him through police liason?

what were the cops looking at this punter for?


 
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http://www.racingnsw.com.au/article-display.aspx?id=21273
Friday, 18 November 2016
Warning Off - Mr Anthony Gardiner
Racing NSW has on Friday 18 November 2016 warned off Mr Anthony Gardiner effective immediately and until such time as he attends Racing NSW to be interviewed and to provide required information.
The consequences of being warned off include not being permitted to enter any racecourse or training facility, not be able to have an interest in any thoroughbred race horse and not being able to place a bet on thoroughbred races with a wagering operator.
Mr Gardiner had refused to attend Racing NSW to provide the information required and to be interviewed by the Racing NSW Stewards.
That refusal is obstructing and hindering the Racing NSW Stewards in investigating serious breaches of the Rules of Racing.
The decision to warn off Mr Gardiner was made by Racing NSW Chief Executive Mr Peter V’landys AM under his delegated authority.
Mr V’landys said “Racing NSW is on record time and again as saying integrity in this industry is paramount.
"Accordingly, no individual’s interest should outweigh the confidence of the public, and particularly punters, in the integrity of the industry.
“Racing NSW has zero tolerance for those that obstruct and hinder the maintenance of the integrity of thoroughbred racing in New South Wales."
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Originally posted by skippy123 skippy123 wrote:

http://www.racingnsw.com.au/article-display.aspx?id=21273
Friday, 18 November 2016
Warning Off - Mr Anthony Gardiner
Racing NSW has on Friday 18 November 2016 warned off Mr Anthony Gardiner effective immediately and until such time as he attends Racing NSW to be interviewed and to provide required information.
The consequences of being warned off include not being permitted to enter any racecourse or training facility, not be able to have an interest in any thoroughbred race horse and not being able to place a bet on thoroughbred races with a wagering operator.
Mr Gardiner had refused to attend Racing NSW to provide the information required and to be interviewed by the Racing NSW Stewards.
That refusal is obstructing and hindering the Racing NSW Stewards in investigating serious breaches of the Rules of Racing.
The decision to warn off Mr Gardiner was made by Racing NSW Chief Executive Mr Peter V’landys AM under his delegated authority.
Mr V’landys said “Racing NSW is on record time and again as saying integrity in this industry is paramount.
"Accordingly, no individual’s interest should outweigh the confidence of the public, and particularly punters, in the integrity of the industry.
“Racing NSW has zero tolerance for those that obstruct and hinder the maintenance of the integrity of thoroughbred racing in New South Wales."

Pro punter. Probably has runners doing his betting anyway.
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Darryl Sherer - 20 Nov 2016

The punter implicated in investigations into a betting charge against jockey James McDonald has been warned off for his refusal to speak to Racing NSW Stewards.

http://www.racenet.com.au/news/128734/Punter-warned-off-by-Racing-NSW

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clearly macdonald has been dobbed in by someone very close to him, or the tip has been picked up ion wire taps, by cops investigating perhaps bigger matters involving one of the parties, still a bit rough that macdonald faces drama for trying his hardest to ensure his mount wins a race
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I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???


Yep but probably not the right thing to be doing " speculating "
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???

There is one Sydney jockey I would absolutely think should be looked at but best not to name names. 

On another note how good is the South African cricket team going at the moment.
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The word is THE FEDERAL POLICE caught him

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it wasn't just ASTERN. Plenty of 30k to 50k bets placed. (the trouble with a jock placing bets is also...the jock could be stopping them too....not saying it applies here but has to be considered)

Assuming if bets of 30 to 50 k,you'd have to see plenty of money moving around. If true,J M would need to secure his big wins.....you can't trust anybody to accumulate wealth on your behalf.....these days.
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Racing NSW Stewards Interview Licensed Jockey James McDonald

Acting on intelligence received, 

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Originally posted by RED HUNTER RED HUNTER wrote:

The word is THE FEDERAL POLICE caught him

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it wasn't just ASTERN. Plenty of 30k to 50k bets placed. (the trouble with a jock placing bets is also...the jock could be stopping them too....not saying it applies here but has to be considered)

Assuming if bets of 30 to 50 k,you'd have to see plenty of money moving around. If true,J M would need to secure his big wins.....you can't trust anybody to accumulate wealth on your behalf.....these days.

If all of them were on his own mounts it will be his only saving grace but I would still expect him to get a decent suspension.
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that's a quote from the breaking story

and here's the last paragraph quote

Stewards also advised James McDonald that they would continue their investigations in relation to the intelligence received and reserved their position to issue additional charges should the evidence establish any further breaches of the Rules of Racing.





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Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???

There is one Sydney jockey I would absolutely think should be looked at but best not to name names. 

On another note how good is the South African cricket team going at the moment.
 
LOL I see what you did there!!
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Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???

There is one Sydney jockey I would absolutely think should be looked at but best not to name names. 

On another note how good is the South African cricket team going at the moment.
 
LOL I see what you did there!!

Whatever are you talking about Sub 
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Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???

There is one Sydney jockey I would absolutely think should be looked at but best not to name names. 

On another note how good is the South African cricket team going at the moment.
 
LOL I see what you did there!!
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Don't worry...he's UNTOUCHABLE...must have plenty on plenty....always gets himself out of trouble

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Originally posted by RED HUNTER RED HUNTER wrote:

Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I hear today 2 more well known jocks are being looked at.   Names wont be made public until stewards see if they have a case to answer.  
Any guesses ???


There is one Sydney jockey I would absolutely think should be looked at but best not to name names. 

On another note how good is the South African cricket team going at the moment.

 
LOL I see what you did there!!
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Don't worry...he's UNTOUCHABLE...must have plenty on plenty....always gets himself out of trouble


He might be untouchable,but there are a few heavy hitters in Sydney who are getting cheesed off with his antics.He's costing the wrong people plenty.The minute you know who retired...the game up there has been much better off...the minute the biltong king goes.....the fairer go the pros and mugs alike will be better off.
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Lol. Generalisations have bugger all value most of the time. 

Racing integrity still has a long way to go but NSW racing has never been in better shape financially or integrity wise. It's city/provincial integrity in particular is lengths ahead of most other jurisdictions, some of which might as well not exist at times. Punters no doubt think stewards everywhere miss plenty but the more usual reality is jockeys ride poor races and horses are animals not machines.

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I've felt narky all weekend.  i really empathized with Cosmic Storm.  Sometimes horses must just not feel like doing the right thing and jockeys are taken along for the ride.
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Originally posted by 3blindmice 3blindmice wrote:

Lol. Generalisations have bugger all value most of the time. 

Racing integrity still has a long way to go but NSW racing has never been in better shape financially or integrity wise. It's city/provincial integrity in particular is lengths ahead of most other jurisdictions, some of which might as well not exist at times. Punters no doubt think stewards everywhere miss plenty but the more usual reality is jockeys ride poor races and horses are animals not machines.



Which jurisdictions are lengths behind in integrity?
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The other two "majors" Victoria and Qld particularly, WA probably - based on my limited viewing of their carnivals. Don't follow SA, Tas, ACT or NT closely enough to form a judgement. I'm talking about the issues being alluded to above, not interference and general reports by stewards on races -which Vic is very good at. 
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I wouldn't have thought that bringing the Doyler in was strictly necessary.

Plenty of good jockeys in Australia, and they should be given a chance. 

More likely to do with them sorting out an embarrassment here, with Saeed no longer wanting Doyle as an automatic choice, but Doyle still having a Godolphin contract.

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Perhaps as others rumoured to have been questioned and?involved, they thought best to source from international ranks rather than locally until more information comes to light??
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James McDonald could be served with a two year ban by the end of the week, with an inquiry into an interest in a bet, to be held in Sydney on Thursday.

McDonald has been charged under rule AR83(d) which states a jockey may be penalised ‘If he bet, or has any interest in a bet on any race.’

RNSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel told G1X.com.au that the offence still carried a mandatory two-year disqualification, but that special circumstances could see a reduced penalty if McDonald was found guilty.

“It does (carry a two-year disqualification), that’s the mandatory minimum penalty, but there are special circumstances stewards can consider relative to penalty,” Van Gestel said.

“It depends on whether the stewards agree that there are special circumstances in respect to it.”

The charge surrounds an interest in a bet McDonald had on Astern to win in Race 1 Surf Meets Turf Plate at Royal Randwick on Saturday December 5, 2015; a horse that he rode to victory in that race.

Van Gestel also said Anthony Gardiner, the punter allegedly at the centre of the bet, had yet to make contact with officials, despite numerous requests to be interviewed.

“Our legal counsel has continued to speak with his legal counsel, and we’re hopeful he will appear at some stage, but at this point in time there’s been no date set in relation to his appearance,” Van Gestel said.

Gardiner was warned off all Australian race-tracks by Racing NSW CEO Peter V’Landys last month, for refusing to co-operate.

McDonald hasn’t ridden since Stakes day at Flemington on November 5. Stewards considered suspending his licence at an initial hearing, before he voluntarily stood himself down.

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Could face some time on the sidelines. Mandatory two years which can be reduced (which makes mandatory rather pointless).
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Wonder what the "special circumstances" might be? I can think of a few: family held hostage; struggling to make ends meet; bikies threatened to shoot me; Oli did it. 
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The only special circumstance is pled guilty and fully cooperated with stewards inquiry.
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