$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Apprentice Stephanie Lacy has had a one-month suspension on a handling charge quashed in another case highlighting delays in appeals in Queensland.

She has been riding on a stay since last August.

Lacy was outed after riding Kulaba in a race at the Sunshine Coast on July 23 last year.

Stewards alleged Lacy failed to pressure her mount from the 400m to the 300m and then from the 200m again failed to pressure Kulaba or show enough vigour to ensure he gained the best possible place.

Lacy argued she felt there was something wrong with the horse and had not wanted to injure him further.

Stewards found her guilty and suspended her for four weeks.

Lacy took her case to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal seeking the conviction and sentence be overturned.

QCAT heard evidence from Lacy, her masters John Symons and Sheila Laxon, and steward James Williamson.

Symons and Laxon gave evidence Kulaba had a serious eye injury which could have been sustained only in the race.

Their evidence was backed up by a report from a vet.

In a written judgment QCAT Member David Paratz said he found Lacy a believable and straightforward witness and had also been impressed by evidence from Laxon.

“The next day the horse was found to have a serious eye injury. If the eye injury was caused during the race, the behaviour of the horse as described by Ms Lacy, and the course of the development of its eye injury, is entirely consistent with expert opinion (of a vet),” he said.

“I find it most likely the horse was struck on the right eye by a flying clod at some time in the last 600m.”

Paratz said Lacy had acted in a humane and appropriate manner and set aside the stewards’ decision.

 
  • Deposit
    $600
  • Bet with
    $1200!
  • First bet matched with up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $600 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Brad Rawiller nearing return to riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Brad Rawiller is hoping it is only a matter of weeks before he can get back...

Winx returns in Rosehill barrier trial

Champion mare Winx has returned with a successful barrier trial at Rosehill this morning. The four-time Cox Plate winner didn’t...

Watch: Horse almost falls but still wins

Jockey Shaun Guymer has pulled off a miraculous ride at Nowra today to win the sixth on the card. Guymer...

Talented mare dies in tragic accident

Talented mare Miss Pandanus has tragically drowned after taking fright while working at the beach south of Melbourne. Trainer Mick...

 
 
 
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.