Racing NSW has, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, warned off Mrs Sally Snow, Senior Trading Manager – Thoroughbred Trading Fixed Odds Betting for TAB, effective immediately following her failure to adhere to directions of Racing NSW Stewards.
Mrs Snow was repeatedly directed to produce her mobile telephone(s) to the Racing NSW Stewards in relation to an investigation and inquiry into betting activities.
Mrs Snow refused to produce her mobile telephone(s) for imaging, as directed, on the basis that she wished to assert her common law privilege against self-incrimination and also informed the Racing NSW Stewards that also intended to assert common law privilege against self-incrimination and not provide any information or evidence at any inquiry.
Mrs Snow was repeatedly warned that failure to cooperate would be subject to sanction without further notice, including possibility of being warned off until she did fully cooperate.
Mrs Snow’s refusal to cooperate with Racing NSW Stewards has obstructed and hindered them in investigating matters that are potentially of serious concern.
Mr V’landys AM said:
“Racing NSW has zero tolerance for those that obstruct and hinder the maintenance of the integrity of thoroughbred racing in New South Wales. We have set a precedent in warning off, and/or excluding from participation, those persons that jeopardise the integrity of racing and it is important that we maintain that strong stance.
“Even though Mrs Snow has refused to cooperate, we will continue to pursue the matter to ensure the integrity of thoroughbred racing has not been compromised,” Mr V’landys AM added.
The consequences of being warned off include not being permitted to enter any racecourse or training facility, not be able to have an interest in any thoroughbred racehorse and not being able to place a bet on thoroughbred races with a wagering operator.
The warning off will remain in place until Mrs Snow cooperates fully to the satisfaction of Racing NSW and its Stewards.