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Fernlea25 last won the day on December 9 2013

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    What Happened to the "Fixing Scandal"

    It does seem to have largely disappeared from sight with most (if not all) of those participants concerned seemingly back to driving / training. I understand that legal procedure needs to be followed but it is very frustrating that these matters cannot be resolved in a timely fashion. Personally I don't believe so much resource would be poured into this if there was nothing to it, but the length of time this is dragging out will most likely be interpreted as a "nothing to see here" by those that disagree with me and think the sport is pure.
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    Crashed again

    You cannot grow your revenue if you continue to sh*t the bed on the big days.
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    Police Raids

    In an age of Betfair and being able to 'lay' horses, the ability to cheat for financial gain is far more possible without needing a large number of co-conspirators.
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    Police Raids

    I agree. Even coming around the home bend, he seemed intent on allowing every runner inside him to flush him wider and wider - not even to mention the early and middle stages of the race. I've never been much of a fan of the two-day meetings. Seem to have to be 'in the know' for which horses are just there for a look on day one.
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    Police Raids

    Granting of name supression in these types of cases is damaging in my opinion as it allows rumour and speculation to cast mud on a much wider range of people than should be.
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    Police Raids

    Anyone driving / training would be crazy to do anything but try their very best right now with the spotlight shining so bright. The best time in a long time to have a punt in confidence that you'll get a fair run for your money!
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    Police Raids

    If there is strong evidence to substantiate the allegations, and serious jail time on the line, it'll be interesting to see how quickly someone flips for a more lenient punishment (and then just how many are implicated as a result).
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    Police Raids

    I just hope that, whatever the outcome, the authorities move swiftly and provide as much accurate and timely information as possible to the public (without prejudicing the accused who have a right to innocence until proven guilty), so that rumour and conjecture does not burden those who have done no wrong. I would also hope that even those with personal relationships with the accused, are able to recognise objectively that if the charges laid are substantiated and proven, appropriate punishments are paramount to give the sport a chance at continuing and reestablishing itself to its former glory.
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    Police Raids

    I should have quoted the post above mine from Slam Dunk about not seeing anything wrong with the race.
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    Police Raids

    Have to assume they have some form of information - texts, phone call etc which suggested that a fix was on for that race. I doubt it would be based on the video alone.
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    Apprentice caught Punting

    In my opinion, unlikely to have been potted - more likely spotted by someone from the integrity unit having a beer at the pub after the Albion Park races. If he was grassed-up by someone, it's not great form but he knew the rules and chose to break them. It's not the informant that broke the rule, he did.
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    Apprentice caught Punting

    Breakfast Creek Hotel, I believe, is right across the road from Albion Park where there's harness or dog racing most days of the week, and pretty close to Brisbane city. It's not exactly a 'bush pub'. The rule may be a joke, but it's a rule nonetheless and until it changes, these folks need to wise up and abide by it.
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    Amazing Chase

    I'm holidaying in Australia and walked into the local TAB to watch the 4 races... you could bet on them but the races weren't televised here which was very disappointing.
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    Grant Dixon Suspended and Fined

    His partner, Trista, has been disqualified for 12 months recently after being judged to have pulled her horse to the inside to give clear running to another runner in a feature race at Albion Park. Many big names in QLD falling at present - seems the authorities are finally taking a strong stance.
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    It's a nice thought Yankiwi, but the Stipes have a hard enough time identifying and taking appropriate action against non-chasers before the line let alone after it!!