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04 Feb 17 11:12
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Hunter Cup Winner bred and raced by race fixer. Derby winner rumoured to have always has been part owned by former CEO and Great Southern Star winner rumoured to be raced by Hrv employees
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Report henryluca February 4, 2017 1:17 PM GMT
All 3 races great spectacles---pity Vincent pulled up--will be interesting stewards report---'

Are there still stewards at Melton Confused
Report henryluca February 4, 2017 1:20 PM GMT
Curious the chit chat in the score up was about seeing something special if Vincent stayed out of trouble Confused
Report Back High Lay Low February 8, 2017 11:18 PM GMT
Flat tyre
Report Khan321 February 10, 2017 8:36 AM GMT
"that's another reason why I'm not concerned by this draw for Vincent"  Mick Guerin
Report henryluca February 10, 2017 8:37 AM GMT
Report Back High Lay Low February 10, 2017 10:33 AM GMT
Mick McGuane tweeted today.

"Heard a well known trots board member had a crack at one of the states best trot drivers at Yarra Glen yesterday. Stupid move. More to come"
Report Back High Lay Low February 10, 2017 10:35 AM GMT
He then liked a reply with a #goldenfist hashtag. Happy
Report gardenstar February 13, 2017 10:21 AM GMT
Ivan Milat has appealed to the RAD Board
Report gardenstar February 13, 2017 10:29 AM GMT
Report gardenstar February 19, 2017 10:45 AM GMT
Cobram crew combine to take out the quaddie at Kilmore. Hope they tipped it to the RAD board.
Report gardenstar February 20, 2017 8:37 AM GMT
Report Back High Lay Low February 21, 2017 2:24 AM GMT
Apparently Danny was displeased with Sugars drive on the pace-setter in Race 5 in which Frawley and some other footy media people owned the debutant 'Live on Broadway'.

Interestingly he makes no mention of the incident when talking to the co-owners on SEN radio the following morning.
Report gardenstar March 28, 2017 8:32 AM BST
Allow goodform tipsters to assess races involving their own horses and then smother them in their form assessment & price. Auber R1 Ballarat 28/3.
Report gardenstar April 10, 2017 1:07 PM BST
Go to great lengths to acknowledge his great work after they've sacked him ???
Report gardenstar April 10, 2017 1:24 PM BST
Does anybody understand this rubbish other than the sport is in dire straights
Report gardenstar April 10, 2017 1:27 PM BST
Report gardenstar April 10, 2017 1:30 PM BST
try again
Report Back High Lay Low April 11, 2017 12:02 AM BST
It's corporate jargon for "things are going pear-shaped so we're trying to cut costs and increase revenues at the same time".

A room with a large whiteboard was used to choose the terms 'Functional' and 'Stakeholder'.
Report gardenstar April 11, 2017 10:26 AM BST
Report gardenstar April 19, 2017 11:08 AM BST
R3 Ballarat 19/04/17 D Moran
Report gardenstar May 5, 2017 11:39 AM BST
R7 Kilmore 05/05/17 Gavin Lang
Report gardenstar May 22, 2017 6:28 AM BST
Report henryluca May 22, 2017 7:05 AM BST
wow G/star

During the stable inspection, despite being directed by Stewards to do so, Ms Pullicino failed to produce an item, which had been located by Stewards whilst conducting an inventory of equine medications stored in a shipping container located at the aforementioned property. Following this, Ms Pullicino then failed to comply with a clear direction provided by Stewards for her to remain on the property to enable Stewards to conduct further enquiries, rather she elected to be deliberately obstructive to the Stewards in the course of their duties, by concealing the aforementioned 'item' from Stewards and immediately vacating the property.
Report gardenstar May 30, 2017 3:07 AM BST
Garston Girl is 1st emergency for Trotters Oaks ???? Gave a start and a beating to four horses that gained a run ahead of her in the race.
Report gardenstar June 3, 2017 12:20 PM BST
Sad state of affairs when guru tipster tips all revolve around leader behind leader 3 pegs. Track at Melton complete inside bias. When will they admit that another Anderson project is a shambles
Report gardenstar June 3, 2017 1:33 PM BST
And that reply is before you've "warmed-up". Bias very obvious if Kamikazee is onto it.
Not sure if I'm being insulted or complimented. I'll take the latter. I hate unpleasantness.
Report gardenstar June 3, 2017 3:05 PM BST
Definitley the latter. I admire your work
Report gardenstar June 14, 2017 4:42 AM BST
14/06/17 Sandown 8 races in 3hrs 30min. Melton 10races 5hrs 22min. 1hr 52min for 2races xtra
Report gardenstar June 17, 2017 2:22 PM BST
Nobody consulted with Adam Hamilton he's not happy
Report gardenstar June 17, 2017 2:54 PM BST
HRV CEO sucked into Tabcorp ideologies. "We support responsible gambling" but lets just have poker machine racing. More is better ?? ...unlikely 12 race programs no good for responsible gamblers and participants
Report gardenstar June 24, 2017 1:12 PM BST
Melton 24/06/17 WINNERS: 7 leaders 2 behind leader Track bias continues.
Report gardenstar June 28, 2017 12:33 PM BST
Sky1 apologise for not showing a Japanese thoroughbred race even though its 5min late then proceed to show a replay on Sky1 minutes later. Australian Harness run on time pushed to a half screen on Sky2 and never mentioned again. David Martin should spend his time harassing Sky Execs and don't waste his time with roadshows. Game gone if you're vision provider is more concerned with overseas content.
Report gardenstar July 28, 2017 11:54 AM BST
HRV's contract with Arthur Daley Motors for the mobiles
Report gardenstar August 9, 2017 10:55 AM BST
Pity stewards don't watch races as closely as they do twitter :
Report Jack Morris August 9, 2017 11:04 AM BST
No stewards at Bathurst the rorts continue.
Report gardenstar September 9, 2017 12:46 PM BST
Ballarat Trots. Nobody goes there. The ones that do roll over. Close it down
Report Back High Lay Low November 1, 2017 10:29 AM GMT
Harness Racing Victoria 2016/17 Annual Report Tabled in Parliament

The 2016/17 Annual Report for Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) was tabled in State Parliament today, documenting a consolidated group net loss of $1.695m, largely attributed to a $1.6m reduction in revenue from HRV’s share of distributions from the Tabcorp Joint Venture.

HRV Chairman Dale Monteith issued the following statement:

“After a period of decline, the industry has undergone significant change, including the appointment of David Martin as CEO in January this year.

“Since that time, a range of initiatives have been implemented to reduce costs, increase participation, improve revenue and to ultimately grow market share.

“The benefits became evident late in the financial year and have continued into the current financial year. While this loss is obviously disappointing, we know HRV is now moving in the right direction.

“The HRV Board is particularly grateful for the continued support from the Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, as evident with the announcement in September of a $3.1 million investment in the HRV integrity department and the ongoing support for HRV infrastructure.

“Throughout the last 12 months HRV has sought to work closely with owners, breeders, participants, clubs and kindred bodies, as the confidence of all participants and wagering customers is of paramount importance for the future growth of our industry.”
Report wonby10 November 1, 2017 10:40 AM GMT
That'll solve all the problems then.
Report tyre kicker November 16, 2017 8:44 AM GMT
Report gardenstar November 24, 2017 1:12 AM GMT
A lot of time and money wasted here :-
Report Khan321 November 24, 2017 10:53 PM GMT
"Upon consideration of the evidence Member Wentworth was not satisfied that ‘Charge 2’ was proven as it was not established that Mr Douglas was aware it was the HRV Stewards he was running from given they had not had the opportunity to identify themselves. The HRV RAD Board decision in relation to this charge was set aside."

I can't decide if that is hilarious or sad.
Report henryluca November 25, 2017 12:53 AM GMT
Must be a fast runner in an environment of lots of hiding places----they didnt think to look in the dog kennel

when HRV Stewards approached Mr Douglas he ran and concealed himself in a dog kennel.
Report henryluca November 25, 2017 6:18 AM GMT
Looking forward to (hoping) Kami writes an interpreted narrative to this scenario of old DD running from some over weight-stewards
Report Back High Lay Low November 26, 2017 6:48 AM GMT
Dazza's dog kennel antics bring back memories of the former goal-kicking champ who the GRV stewards once found hiding in a wardrobe.

It's all very strange i tell ya!Laugh
Report gardenstar November 27, 2017 12:15 PM GMT
Day 1 :-
Report Back High Lay Low November 27, 2017 12:42 PM GMT
Great to see Jo Hall still reading the ol' auto-cue.
Report gardenstar November 29, 2017 1:15 AM GMT
Report gardenstar December 1, 2017 11:28 AM GMT
Coverage by the sole provider Sky Channel continues to wane. Vic harness at bottom of pecking order when it comes to importance and more a concern is placement on the time clock ie: no lead in time
Report gardenstar December 1, 2017 12:12 PM GMT
ID hosts on sky remind me of Al Roker & Matt lauer
Report gardenstar December 5, 2017 2:10 AM GMT
Report henryluca December 5, 2017 3:13 AM GMT
Interesting to see if one or more of them change their plea --guess we'll find out how thick their friendships are--especially if they are looking at a custodial sentence.

[i]As the hearing entered its second week, witness David Bartley yesterday asked Magistrate John Murphy to forego his evidence for fear of ruining his relationship with his daughter.

‘‘I do not wish to give evidence against her ... she’s my baby girl,’’ he told Shepparton Magistrates’ Court.
Report gardenstar December 6, 2017 11:28 PM GMT
Report gardenstar December 7, 2017 7:35 AM GMT
Report gardenstar December 7, 2017 9:28 AM GMT
Another meeting cancelled. No satisfactory mobiles to handle wet tracks is a problem that has never been resolved. No chance of finding another date. Sky call the shots not them.
Report Back High Lay Low December 7, 2017 9:50 AM GMT
How bout that squirrel grip story from Globe Derby Scared Laugh

“He came about six metres forward to be standing right in my face, with our noses touching,” Bain said. “While he was going off he said he was going to put me on my arse so hard I wouldn’t get up for a week.

“I put my hands behind my back to show I wasn’t going to resort to violence, but he lunged at me, grabbed my knackers and gave a severe twist.
Report Back High Lay Low December 7, 2017 9:51 AM GMT
Shouldn't laugh, hope they throw the book at him.
Report gardenstar December 7, 2017 9:51 AM GMT
You can't think some of this stuff up !
Report Back High Lay Low December 7, 2017 9:59 AM GMT
The alleged gripper is a SAHRC committee member. Good lord.
Report Back High Lay Low December 7, 2017 10:58 AM GMT
A bad day for Nathan Jack.
His future in the industry is looking rather bleak.
Not to mention his future as a member of free society.

You may have to google "court hears stablehand told of harness race fixing" if you don't have a HS account.
Report gardenstar December 7, 2017 11:14 AM GMT
Drove 3 winners last night. Amazing he can still drive?? Sums up the heading to this thread
Report gardenstar December 13, 2017 1:02 AM GMT
Report gardenstar December 13, 2017 1:02 AM GMT
Report gardenstar December 14, 2017 9:58 AM GMT
The start of 14/12/17 Bendigo Trots R7. No starter has done more to signal the death knell of the standing start! Take a bow!
Report henryluca December 14, 2017 9:23 PM GMT
If it wasnt real it would be funny--
Report gardenstar December 14, 2017 11:15 PM GMT
Report gardenstar December 16, 2017 12:06 PM GMT
R10 Melton 16/12 Sanna Cruza. You gotta feel sorry for those involved in the Qld cases after that
Report henryluca December 20, 2017 9:44 PM GMT
Harness-racing trainer arrested in race-fixing probe

November 16, 2017 6:47pm

A VICTORIAN harness racing trainer has been ­arrested by police as part of a criminal ­investigation.

The Herald Sun has been told the inquiry is looking into allegations of race-fixing from several years ago.

Detectives from Victoria Police’s sporting integrity ­intelligence unit executed two warrants in central Victoria on Tuesday.

Searches were made of properties in the Bendigo area. A Victoria Police spokesman said a 60-year-old man was ­arrested and interviewed.

He was later released from custody pending summons. That man has been a harness racing trainer for decades.

“The investigation remains ongoing,” the police spokesman said. It is believed the current ­investigation originated with Harness Racing Victoria, before intelligence gathered by its officials was passed to police.

A harness racing figure connected to the properties ­declined to comment when contacted by the Herald Sun.

“I’ve got no comment at all,” he said.

Victoria Police set up the sporting integrity intelligence unit in 2013 amid heightened corruption concerns.

It has previously run significant investigations into claims of **** events in harness ­racing across the state.

They included a probe which resulted in prominent Mildura figures Shayne and Greg Cramp pleading guilty to criminal charges of race fixing and being hit with community corrections orders.

The father-and-son team were also suspended from the sport until 2027 after an internal inquiry.

In a separate probe, arrests were made last year over allegations that a 2015 race at the Cobram track in northern Victoria was fixed.

Harness Racing Victoria has moved to protect the sport from corruption in recent years.

It has heavily bolstered its investigative and integrity areas in a bid to identify and weed out rogue operators.

The anti-corruption fight took to the skies earlier this year when HRV investigators used a drone to capture images of a trainer-driver stomach-tubing a horse on April 6.

Brian Sylvia later pleaded guilty at a stewards’ inquiry and was disqualified from the sport for 15 months.

Stomach-tubing, or drenching, involves administering a bicarbonate solution in the ­period before a race to neutralise the build-up of lactic acid in a horse.

This, in turn, enhances the animal’s stamina.
Report gardenstar December 21, 2017 4:49 AM GMT
Report gardenstar December 21, 2017 4:54 AM GMT
Try again
Report henryluca December 21, 2017 5:18 AM GMT
Cramp and son--

[i]Shayne Cramp, 31, Victoria's leading trainer in 2013-14, and his father, 58, pleaded guilty on Thursday to fixing a race in Mildura on November 12 last year, in a scheme that pocketed the younger man $820 in a trifecta bet.

The men were charged over the November 12 race, where they both drove horses and arranged for the son to win and the father finish second, ahead of another trainer's horse.

Shayne Cramp had bet $100 on a trifecta through an associate, but there was no evidence his father made any profit, the court heard.[/i]

and yet NRL/cricket/soccer players manipulate matches in slow motion right under the noses of all with many many 100's k's involved (with huge element of that money laundering  and the Mr Magoo's of the relevant task forces  cant find evidence -----CrazyCrazy
Report Back High Lay Low December 21, 2017 9:33 AM GMT
Eastman guilty in criminal court for race-day milkshaking.

Different game these days with the old bill involved in normal stewarding matters.Scared
Report gardenstar December 21, 2017 9:47 AM GMT
Taints a lot of wins by Menin Gate and many others
Report gardenstar December 30, 2017 10:51 AM GMT
Cranbourne R7 30/12 All the Vic premier drivers on display at their worst.Treating punters like mugs.
Report gardenstar December 30, 2017 11:38 AM GMT
R10 same meeting Dan Mielicki "A bit of a battle for the early lead which is good to see" Blimey if the race callers is fed up with the uncompetitive racing maybe somebody will act
Report gardenstar January 3, 2018 10:13 AM GMT
Qld Racing Integrity Commission got time to look at some of these races in Vic. Nobody down there does
Report gardenstar January 8, 2018 11:25 AM GMT
Cobram 07/01/18 R7 :-

"Maggies Grin was extremely fractious in the parade ring and refused to enter the track despite concerted efforts from driver Laura Crossland and a number of connections. Nathan Jack was the approved late driver change for this mare, as Ms Crossland did not feel it was safe to continue in her attempts to get the mare to proceed to the start. Maggies Grin continued to be extremely fractious before warming up appropriately in the preliminary. This mare has now been stood down from racing until the completion of a satisfactory trial. Stewards refrained from taking action against Nathan Jack for applying the whip to Maggies Grin on one occasion when not holding a rein while attempting to get the mare to proceed to the start.
Maggies Grin tired badly to beaten 69m. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities other than a slower than expected recovery rate. Driver Nathan Jack (Maggies Grin) was queried in relation to the overall performance of his drive and the tactics adopted. Mr Jack stated that his drive was extremely worked up and he progressed forward three wide during the initial stages with the intent of challenging for the lead however Maggies Grin was unable to muster sufficient speed to issue a genuine challenge to Swiftly Tothebeach and therefore raced without cover for the final mile. Mr Jack further added that Maggies Grin was a beaten horse with approximately 600m to travel and the mare’s antics prior to the start, in his opinion were a major contributing factor.

How on earth was this horse allowed to start on a 40c day. Treating punters like mugs
Report gardenstar January 12, 2018 12:05 PM GMT
You'll never see the three wide all the way performance from Lazarus in Vic. The stewards would give M Purdon 6 weeks..should've gone back to last! They stamp out competition just want processions.
Report gardenstar January 13, 2018 9:52 AM GMT
Sky's coverage of Shepparton trots tonight EMBARRASSING for HRV
Report gardenstar January 13, 2018 10:22 AM GMT
So someone pulled the plug on the misery
Report gardenstar January 13, 2018 10:52 AM GMT
Watching Sky tonight really shows how low the sport is regarded by the sole provider. The bloke in the host chair knows something about WA but nothing else. Greg Hayes is a fish out of water in SA knows nobody or nothing about SA harness. Warragul dogs is their main priorty and they've conducted interviews with everbody including the gateman. Meanwhile Shepparton shoot themselves in the foot by not having regular power checks and come a gutsa..blackout. The end for a great sport is nigh.
Report gardenstar January 13, 2018 11:33 AM GMT
Meanwhile A Hamilton who has far to big a say on all thing harness is mixing it with the toffs at the Magic Millions. Get some people in charge who worry about the industry!
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 13, 2018 11:40 AM GMT
Agree 100%
Report gardenstar January 16, 2018 11:00 AM GMT
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