A NSW trainer has been fined $1,000 for presenting the wrong horse at Wyong on Thursday 29th September.
Trainer Stan Thomas pleaded guilty to taking and presenting the horse Ozirose in lieu of County Crown.
Racing NSW media release:
Racing NSW Stewards today continued an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the presentation of the mare Ozirose – in lieu of County Crown – in the IPD-Omega-Brilliant Maiden Handicap (1200m) at Wyong Racecourse on Thursday, 29th September 2016.
The mare Country Crown was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 2:50pm on the day in question when the horse presented to the mounting yard as Country Crown was identified as Ozirose.
Trainer Stan Thomas pleaded guilty to a charge under AR59 in that as the trainer of County Crown, an acceptor for the abovementioned event, he failed to identify the horse he presented as County Crown, resulting in the mare Ozirose erroneously being presented in lieu of the mare Country Crown.
Mr Thomas was fined $1000.
In assessing penalty the Stewards took into account Mr Thomas’s personal circumstances, good standing in the industry for a period of 40 years and the fact that Stewards were satisfied that his presentation of Ozirose was an error and not intentional.
Mr Thomas was advised of his appeal rights.