$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Facebook
Niki O'Shea and Ashton Downing have both copped lengthy bans

Two South Australian trainers have been disqualified after being found guilty of attempted race day treatment of two horses and conduct intended to corrupt the outcome of a race.

Morphettville training partners Niki O’Shea and Ashton Downing have been disqualified for five years and two years respectively at the conclusion of an inquiry.

Surveillance by Thoroughbred Racing SA stewards discovered an attempt to treat Social Set and Allez Tiara en route to the Strathalbyn race meeting on May 2 resulting in the two horses being scratched from their respective races.

Stewards laid eight charges against O’Shea and six against Downing and under the most serious, which deals with conduct intended to corrupt the outcome of a race, O’Shea was disqualified for five years and Downing for two years for being a party to the offence.

The remaining charges resulted in disqualifications of between three and 18 months with the penalties to be concurrent.

The penalties come into effect on July 26, although they cannot start a horse from the time of the decision until the conclusion of their disqualifications.

The pair has Dexelation down to run at Morphettville on Saturday and Don’t Doubt It at Port Augusta on Sunday.

TRSA chief executive Jim Watters said maintaining the highest possible levels of integrity and horse welfare were the cornerstone of the racing industry.

“While the penalties are severe, these were premeditated actions to try and illegally affect the outcome of a race, and in ensuring a level playing field for all of our participants, and in endeavouring to maintain the expected levels of animal welfare, the penalties must be substantial,” Watters said in a statement.

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Tags:
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Golden Slipper winner retired

Dual Group One winner She Will Reign has been retired and is expected to head to stud in the northern...

Winx Stakes 2018: $140,000 bet taken on Winx

One punter is more confident than most that Champion mare Winx will win her 26th consecutive race on Saturday in...

Star mare out of the Spring after bleeding

Godolphin’s dual G1-winning mare Alizee has bled and will miss the spring carnival. Trainer James Cummings reported the incident to...

Golden Slipper winner out for the year

This years Golden Slipper winner Estijaab will not be seen again this year after a training set back put a...

Winx Stakes Field – 2018

View the final field for the 2018 Winx Stakes. The Winx Stakes will be run on Saturday 18th August at...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.