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Judge Falls From Viewing Tower

February 3, 2017:

A harness racing judge has sustained significant injuries after the perch in which he was stationed gave out and sent him falling to the ground....read on

Guilty Trainer Receives Death Threats

January 12, 2012:

It has been reported that Dean Atkinson, one of the trainers charged in the Down Under swabbing scandal, has asked for the court be closed during his evidence due to receiving death threats from a horse owner...read on

Five Arrested, Charged Down Under

November 29, 2011:

According to multiple reports, a total of five people have now been arrested and charged with a combined 60 counts of corruption in connection to the Down Under swabbing scandal. One of the individuals which have been charged is former Harness Racing New South Wales Steward Paul O'Toole...read on

Owner Banned Due To Probe

August 23, 2011:

According to a report, a Down Under owner has been handed an indefinite ban by Harness Racing New South Wales. Owner Mark Vallender, who has been described as a 'close associate' of the recently-resigned HRNSW steward Matthew Bentley, has refused to hand over telephone records which were requested by the governing organization...read on

Down Under Investigation Widening

August 11, 2011:

Harness Racing New South Wales Chairman Graeme Campbell has gone on the record as saying that his organization will be touching base with all wagering outlets in regard to the widening probe which initially began six months ago due to 'misconduct' of HRNSW officials...read on

Trainer's Telephone Records Requested

August 10, 2011:

According to a report, racing officials have requested the telephone records of at least one Down Under trainer. The request is linked to an investigation into stewards with Harness Racing New South Wales...read on

Stewards Resign Amid Probe

August 8, 2011:

According to a report, two stewards with Harness Racing New South Wales have resigned amid an internal investigation into misconduct...read on

Required: Report Change In Driving Tactics

November 3, 2010:

Harness Racing New South Wales has announced that, effective immediately, all trainers wishing to utilize a change in racing tactics with their horse in a race must 'apply' to the stewards at least 45 minutes before...read on

Owner/Handicapper In Hot Water Again

July 12, 2010:

It has been reported that a currently-suspended owner/handicapper has been accused of paying a horseman to throw a race so that he could win a wager placed on the online betting exchange Betfair...read on

Brawling Father-Son Combo Banned 23 Years

December 9, 2009:

According to a report, two horsemen, a father and son, have been banned from the standardbred industry for a combined total of 23 years after a November brawl...read on


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