18 February 2011

Brisbane Stewards probe jockey tactics

Breedingracing.com: "Stewards Probe 'Tactics By All Riders' In Brisbane Race: Racing Queensland stewards announced an inquiry 'into the riding tactics employed by riders in Race 7 at Eagle Farm on Wednesday & the betting activities associated with that race will be reconvened next Thursday' (February 24). This timing 'will allow stewards to gather further information in respect of betting activities'. The rider & trainer 'of every horse in the race have been required to appear, along with a number of bookmakers & at least one punter'. Stewards also confirmed 'further parties may be required as more information comes to hand'. In the race, 5YO gelding Ibalance scored by a neck from 7 other runners over 1200m (with both the equal-favoutites Falls Creek & Vaarwel unplaced). (Feb 18)

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