view counter
 
view counter
 
 

Down Under Trainer Handed 10-Year Ban

January 31, 2012:

It has been reported that trainer Dean Atkinson has been handed a 10-year ban from the sport of standardbred racing. He is the first harness racing licensee that has been penalized in regard to the swabbing scandal, which has been front and centre in the Down Under racing scene...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

O'Toole Appears In Court

December 8, 2011:

According to a report, disgraced former Harness Racing New South Wales Steward Paul O'Toole appeared in court this morning, but did not enter a plea in regard to charges relating to the swabbing scandal in the Down Under racing scene...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

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

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

Purses Reduced To Fund Drug Testing?

August 24, 2011:

Harness Racing New South Wales Chief Executive Sam Nati has been cited as saying that purse money may have to be redirected to drug testing following the scandal which is currently rocking the Down Un...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


view counter
 
 
 

© 2019 Standardbred Canada. All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your agreement and compliance with the legal disclaimer and privacy policy.

Firefox 3 Best with IE 7 Built with Drupal