Followed the More Joyous inquiry on Monday, trainer Gai Waterhouse and owner John Singleton have both been charged by Racing NSW stewards.
John Singleton pleaded guilty to two charges (AR 175a) of conduct prejudicial to the image of racing, action that he described as the “catalyst” of the controversial More Joyous inquiry.
Singleton described his behaviour as “inappropriate and regrettable”.
He has been fined $20,000, reduced to $15,000 due to good record and early plea.
Meanwhile, Gai Waterhouse has pleaded not guilty to two charges brought against her by Racing NSW stewards.
The two charges were :
Rule 140 (a) for failing to report to stewards any condition or occurrence that may have affected More Joyous in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 27, and
Rule 178 F(1) for failing to keep a record of treatments administered to More Joyous.
Waterhouse’s legal counsel asked for an adjournment, which was granted until next Monday afternoon.
By Owens Wong