Next NSW Race

Latest News

Licensed Trainer Chris Heywood Fined & Suspended (Riding Trackwork)

Racing NSW Stewards today concluded an inquiry into complaints lodged against licensed trainer Chris Heywood, relative to his conduct during trackwork at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on the morning of Monday, 10 June 2019.

Evidence today was taken from Mr Heywood and licensed stablehands Mr D Burnet, Ms B Heywood, Mr S. Grimson and Ms C. McGoldrick.

Mr Heywood was found guilty of a charge under AR228(b) for engaging in improper conduct for actions he made at trackwork on the morning of Monday, 10 June 2019, in that he did ride his mount forward in an aggressive manner making contact with and/or attempting to make contact with the horses ridden by B. Heywood and D. Burnet on several occasions, in an attempt to frighten and intimidate both horse and rider; conduct the Stewards deemed to be improper.

After considering submissions on penalty, Stewards imposed a fine of $2,000 and further, Mr Heywood’s licence to ride trackwork was suspended for a period of four (4) months, effective immediately.

Mr Heywood was advised of his rights of appeal.

Relevant Rule

AR228 Conduct detrimental to the interests of racing.

A person must not in engage in:

(b) misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behavior.

The Latest Racing News

Stewards Inquiry - Hearing of Charges Issued Against Trainer David Brideoake

Racing NSW Stewards on Monday, 17 June 2019, conducted a hearing of the following charges issued against licensed trainer David ...
Read More

Canterbury Winners - Tips For Wednesday 19th June

By Ray Hickson Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting. Selections based on a ...
Read More

Trainer Reports To Stewards - In Lighten Me (Wyong, Thursday)

Please note the following for Wyong on Thursday (20th June). In Race 2, No.6 - IN LIGHTEN ME: Trainer Gerald ...
Read More

Perfection The Aim For Promising Filly

By Ray Hickson Trainer Mark Newnham says he has no reason to fear a wet track when unbeaten filly Aim ...
Read More

Waller Stable Chasing Elusive Grafton Cup Win

By Chris Scholtz Champion trainer Chris Waller has put forward the progressive four-year-old So You Win as the horse most ...
Read More
Racing NSW Apps
Mobile Version
Industry Links