$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!*
$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
Henry Plumptre has pleaded guilty to Racing NSW stewards
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Godolphin’s former Australian boss Henry Plumptre is hoping to salvage a career as a bloodstock agent after admitting his fault in the strangles case.

Counsel for Plumptre, Peter Braham, asked Racing NSW stewards on Friday to impose a reprimand and a fine rather than a ban for Plumptre who has pleaded guilty to not informing authorities of a case of strangles in the stables last year.

Plumptre read a statement at Friday’s inquiry accepting responsibility for not reporting the case in August 2016, saying he was under pressure at the time dealing with a serious bullying issue at Godolphin’s Osborne Park facility.

Ex Godolphin trainer John O’Shea has pleaded not guilty to the same charge and also not guilty to giving false evidence at the original inquiry in June regarding the horse Polemic who tested positive for strangles.

“In considering penalty I would like you to consider my 40 years in the thoroughbred industry,” Plumptre said.

“At the time of the Polemic incident I was dealing with a serious bullying issue at Osborne Park.

“I noticed there was a strong reluctance from the training team to report it (strangles) and I agreed to monitor the colt.

“At the time did I consider the bullying issue to be of more importance? The answer would be yes and I acknowledge that would be wrong. It’s of great disappointment to me that I failed in this instance.”

“I have breached a rule of racing. It is a matter of great disappointment I failed in this instance.”

Plumptre’s submission on penalty included three references from owner Lloyd Williams, trainer Chris Waller and Hong Kong Jockey Club boss Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

He resigned his position with Godolphin last week, saying the integrity of the Godolphin brand was of utmost importance and he apologised for breaching the trust of the racing industry as a whole.

“I aim to restore that trust when I return to my former role as a bloodstock agent,” Plumptre said.

 
  • 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
Tags:
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...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

 
 
 
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.