"It is important to remember that Newitt was not convicted of any wrongdoing from the race that, eventually, sidelined him. Stewards found no case to answer when they investigated his losing ride on the heavily backed Leone Chiara at Sandown on November 15, 2003. What they discovered was that he lied, over and over again, about his relationship with a bookmaker, Anthony Cullen, who was to receive a three-year disqualification, double Newitt's sentence."Howell quotes leading trainer Lee Freedman:
"I've got no doubt about Craig's ability and I've got no doubt of his intentions, but it will take more than a short period of time for me to welcome him back."