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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

Trio Charged In Down Under Probe

November 24, 2011:

The New South Wales Police Force has announced that three individuals have been charged in relation to the ongoing investigation into corruption in the harness racing industry down under...read on

Change Comes From Life At Ten Fiasco

October 18, 2011:

On Monday, October 17, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that they have implemented changes to their communications to ensure that a situation like what occurred in the 2010 Breeders' Cup with Life At Ten does not happen again...read on

Panel To Begin Swabbing Irregularity Probe

October 3, 2011:

A special panel of stewards put together to inquire the 'swabbing and betting' scandal in Down Under racing is scheduled to have its first meeting Tuesday, October 4...read on

Veteran Horseman Ruled Off

September 8, 2011:

A day after his 58th birthday, Robbie Byrnes, a 40-year veteran of the Down Under harness racing industry, was warned off by Harness Racing New South Wales after having refused to provide his telephon...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

KHRC's Veitch Ruling Months Away

July 4, 2011:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's hearing regarding the actions of its chief steward, John Veitch, concluded late last week. The 66-year-old Hall of Fame trainer defended his actions in the final day of the hearing and stated that his family's reputation was on the line...read on

Vets Talk During Day 2 Of KHRC Hearing

June 30, 2011:

Day 2 of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's hearing into the alleged inaction of its chief steward, John Veitch, heard testimony from commission veterinarians into what did and did not transpire before Life At Ten loaded into the gate to contest the...read on

Veitch Speaks During Kentucky Hearing

June 29, 2011:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission hearing into the alleged inaction of its chief state steward, John Veitch, got underway on Tuesday, June 29...read on

Trainer Fined Over Twitter Tweet

May 30, 2011:

It has become commonplace to see professional athletes and participants reprimanded and fined for their use of Twitter and other social media platforms. Apparently, participants in the world of horse racing are not immune...read on

Mandate To Divulge Injuries, Surgeries

May 12, 2011:

"Trainers need to be more conscious of the punter. Now they will be required to report any sort of surgery, whether it be upper respiratory or even any sign of lameness or gait dysfunction...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


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