Waterhouse fined $5,500 arising from More Joyous inquiry

Gai Waterhouse has been fined a total $5,500 on two charges arising out of the ongoing More Joyous inquiry after pleading not guilty and maintaining her innocence.

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Gai Waterhouse fined $5,500 for not reporting More Joyous' condition before All Aged Stakes. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Racing New South Wales stewards fined the leading Randwick trainer $5,000 for failing to report 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.

Gai Waterhouse had claimed to have been treated like a third rate person when the inquiry into the performance of More Joyous  resumed today.

As the third day of hearings got under way, Waterhouse also stated the whole investigation was unfair and even the Queen had noticed the goings on through the world wide coverage it has received.

“Even the Queen says to her racing manager ‘what is going on with Gai Waterhouse in Australia’,” Waterhouse said.

“The whole hearing is unfair. I have been treated like a third-rate person and my family has been dragged through the mud, through the mire.

“All these people who have been to the inquiry have had to sit next to the major player and have been inhibited by Mr Singleton.

“It is shoddy and embarrassing to racing.”

Waterhouse is currently training Carlton House which races under the ownership of Her Majesty The Queen.

Waterhouse with her counsel Malcolm Ramage, QC, presented the inquiry with a twenty-three page submission maintaining that More Joyous was fit to run even though she had been treated late in the week for a neck problem.

And that Singleton’s antics on race day had agitated her.

“Thanks to Mr Singleton I couldn’t think straight,” Waterhouse said.

“I was so agitated. He was crazed. He was a crazy person.”

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.

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