Racing NSW’s chief Peter V’landys has walked away from a courtroom on Tuesday victorious.
A judge ruled that internal documents were to be made available for review in his defamation case against the ABC last year.
These documents should be advantageous in getting to the truth.
The head of NSW horse racing, and the NRL for that matter, was interviewed by the ABC last year for an episode on the 7:30 Report that featured the wastage and slaughtering of racehorses.
V’landys gave his view and outlined just what NSW was doing to prevent and mitigate the slaughter.
But his comments were chopped up and spliced between footage of what is happening in Queensland, virtually and effectively changing the message.
He claimed in his suit that he was ambushed and was not given the platform to explain that his authority had no jurisdiction in and or with Queensland.
This was a major win for V’landys as the case continues.