More Joyous inquiry to continue

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The long running More Joyous saga continues tomorrow with Gai Waterhouse having to front Racing New South Wales Stewards again relating to fitness issues of the retired multiple Group 1 winning mare.

gai waterhouse

Stable jockey Nash Rawiller and Gai Waterhouse. Photo by Steve Hart.

Waterhouse was fined $5,000 for failing to notify the stewards that More Joyous had undergone treatment for a neck injury in the days leading up to her running in the Group 1 $400,000 Yarraman Park All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 27.

And she was also fined an additional $500 for failing to keep proper records as required by the Racing New South Wales rules.

Prominent owner John Singleton was also fined $15,000 for conduct prejudicial to racing after verbally attacking Waterhouse in the mounting enclosure before and after the running of the All Aged Stakes and subsequently removed all of his horses from Tulloch Lodge.

Following evidence summited at that inquiry, Waterhouse is set to be questioned again about More Joyous’ fitness leading up to the running of the Group 1 $400,000 Inglis Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on April 6.

More Joyous was sent out the $1.65 favourite but was held up in traffic in the straight giving jockey Nash Rawiller no hope of getting a clear run until late in the race when the mare finished hard to wind up in fifth spot behind the Guy Walter trained Appearance.

Chairman of Stewards Ray Murrihy had noticed in the treatment records that More Joyous was listed as lame on the Tuesday prior to the Queen Of The Turf and was monitored by the vet leading up to the race.

“On Tuesday, April 2, the vet’s book says, ‘still lame near fore, bit of heat in foot’,” Murrihysaid before concluding the initial inquiry.

“Then on April 3 it says, ‘More Joyous improved’.

“Did you report that leading into that particular race when she finished fifth in the Queen Of The Turf?” Murrihy asked Waterhouse during the original hearing.

“She didn’t have an issue that would have affected her in the race,” Waterhouse replied.

“On the day of acceptances, she had improved.”

Murrihy has already started proceedings while Waterhouse was overseas on her annual leave, taking statements from veterinary surgeons and one of  the stable foremen.

Waterhouse is appealing the $5,500 fine handed down to her from the first inquiry.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. code scanner types

    Right away I am going away to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast
    coming again to read additional news.

  2. cars value

    Hi to every one, it’s really a fastidious for me to visit this website, it contains precious Information.

  3. improved electronic media

    Hello everyone, it’s my first visit at this website, and paragraph is in fact fruitful designed
    for me, keep up posting these types of articles or reviews.

  4. Vernell

    Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed!

    Very useful information particularly the last section :
    ) I take care of such information a lot. I was looking
    for this certain info for a long time. Thanks and good luck.

  5. keep business cards

    Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some
    advice from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty
    quick. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions?

    Many thanks

  6. James Frazer Mann

    This is a topic which is close to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

  7. run your car with water

    Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog
    with my twitter group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Many thanks

  8. Stacy

    Terrific article! That is the type of information that are supposed to be shared around the internet.
    Disgrace on Google for not positioning this put up upper!
    Come on over and talk over with my website . Thank you =)

  9. James Frazer Mann

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did
    you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to
    design my own blog and would like to know where
    u got this from. many thanks

  10. Betsy

    First of all I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?
    Thank you!

  11. www.royalcounty.net

    Hiya! Quick question that’s completely off topic.
    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphone
    4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve
    this problem. If you have any recommendations,
    please share. Appreciate it!

  12. halogen ovenmorningware

    I read this paragraph completely concerning the difference
    of most recent and earlier technologies, it’s remarkable article.

  13. chief operating officer job description

    Simply want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness
    on your publish is simply excellent and that i can assume you’re an expert in this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to take hold of your RSS
    feed to keep updated with imminent post. Thanks one million and please
    continue the gratifying work.

  14. Maricela

    After looking over a few of the blog posts on your blog, I really like your technique of blogging.
    I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out
    my website too and let me know your opinion.

  15. apple chief

    Nice response in return of this matter with firm arguments and explaining the whole thing concerning that.

  16. advertising podcast

    It’s very effortless to find out any topic on web as compared to books, as I found
    this post at this site.

  17. code scanner types

    Fantastic blog you have here but I was curious about
    if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics
    talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get
    responses from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.


  18. code scanner

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content
    seem to be running off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do
    with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Cheers

  19. wonderful business

    May I just say what a relief to uncover a person that actually understands what they’re talking about online.
    You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it
    important. A lot more people ought to check this out and understand this side of your story.

    It’s surprising you are not more popular since you surely possess the gift.

  20. cars moreover

    Howdy! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile
    friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone.
    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to fix this problem.
    If you have any recommendations, please share. Appreciate it!

  21. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Hello to all, as I am in fact keen of reading this blog’s post
    to be updated daily. It contains fastidious information.

  22. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Heya i’m for the primary time here. I came across this board and
    I in finding It truly useful & it helped me out much.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.