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Outcome Of Appeal – Sam Kavanagh (Racing Appeals Tribunal)

Before the NSW (Racing Appeals Tribunal)

Samuel Kavanagh
Samuel Kavanagh lodged an appeal to the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of six (6) years and three (3) months and fine him $3000 for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.

The appeal on conviction was heard on Monday, 21 May 2018 at the offices of Racing NSW. The Tribunal reserved its decision.

On 23 May 2018 the Tribunal handed down its decision, dismissing the appeal on conviction:-

RACING APPEALS TRIBUNAL  NSW

Mr D.B. Armati

Reserved Decision

Appeal by licensed trainer Mr Sam Kavanagh in respect of ARR 175(h)(i), ARR 175(h)(ii), ARR177B(v) and ARR 178 and other Rules

ISSUES:

  1. Denial of breach AR175(h)(i) as purpose not established
  2. Breaches AR175(h)(ii), AR177B(5) and AR178 should be treated as alternatives to breach of AR175(h)(i)

 DECISION:

  1. Breach of AR175(h)(i) established
  2. Alternative argument rejected
  3. Appeal to be relisted for penalty submissions

Date of Hearing: 21 May 2018
Decision published: 23 May 2018

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