September 4, 2012
The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today considered a matter in relation to two charges issued by HRV Stewards against licensed person Mr Tony Peacock.
Mr Peacock was charged under Australian Rule of Harness Racing (ARHR) 44 (1) that reads as follows:
A driver or 1 or more of the connections of a horse intending to adopt during a race tactics contrary to the horse’s usual racing pattern shall, as soon as practicable, so notify the Stewards.
This charge related to the driving tactics adopted on Lively Moth in Race 3 the ‘Cammaroto Poultry Pace’ at Tabcorp Park Melton on July 27 2012.
The HRV RAD Board found Mr Peacock not guilty of this charge.
Mr Peacock was also charged under Australian Rule of Harness Racing (ARHR) 187 (3) that reads as follows:
A person shall comply with an order or direction given by the Stewards.
This charge related to Mr Peacock, Trainer of Lively Moth, failing to comply with a direction given by HRV Stewards to nominate a licensed person to remain on-course and represent his interests in the post-race sampling of Lively Moth subsequent to Race 3 at Tabcorp Park Melton on July 27 2012.
The HRV RAD Board found Mr Peacock guilty of this charge. After hearing submissions regarding penalty, the HRV RAD Board imposed a fine of $500.