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ORC Rules On Campbell, Megens, Waples

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Published: November 18, 2011 1:28 pm ET

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On Friday, November 18, the Ontario Racing Commission released rulings on seven appeals ranging from the quarter horse, standardbred and thoroughbred industry. Four of the rulings pertained to standardbred appeals: two from driver Randy Waples and one each from fellow reinsmen Brandon Campbell and William Megens.

The first of Waples' appeals was in regard to a September 8 race at Mohawk Racetrack where Waples was fined $200 for not coming into position and remaining on the starting gate. An ORC panel has denied the appeal. To view the official ORC ruling, click here.

The second of Waples' appeals was in regard to Waples being handed a 10-day driving suspension after, according to the ORC, "changing course and causing an accident" while driving the horse Daddy Mac during Race 6 at Woodbine Racetrack on October 8, 2011.

Waples had filed a notice of appeal on October 15. Waples then withdrew his appeal on November 9. Waples is now serving his 10-day driving suspension, effective November 13 through 22. To read the ORC's reasons for decision, view the official ORC ruling by clicking here.

The ORC denied the appeal of driver William Megens, who was appealing the placing of his horse during a September 10 race at Flamboro Downs. To view the official ORC ruling, click here.

The ORC denied driver Brandon Campbell's appeal of a three-day suspension for bearing out and causing interference during an August 29 race at Georgian Downs. To view the official ORC ruling, click here.

(With files from the ORC)

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