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Jockeys found guilty of betting in Australia

The final came for the big betting scandal in Australia's horse racing industry, with only one out of the total ten jockeys found not guilty.

Jockeys found guilty of betting in AustraliaUnder Australian horse racing rules, a jockey is forbidden of placing bets on any horse race. Ten defendants went in front of the judge and only one, Luck Currie, was found not guilty. The other nine jockeys admitted of placing total of 4468 bets collectively. The jockeys placing bets on Victorian and interstate horse races are Chris Nicol, Paul Hamblin, Rikki Cartwright, Colin Dean, Mark Pegus, Chris Maund, Todd Balfour, Nathan Dunn, and Mark Horobin.

Paul Hamblin, who alone placed 1569 bets on Victorian races and 1656 on interstate races was suspended for six months,  Rikki Cartwright is charged with four counts, and Chris Nicholl's case was adjourned pending a deeper look into his betting transactions. The other six jockeys received fines.

Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy also confirmed that stewards have begun investigations into whether any jockey in this state has been betting illegally on any horse races.


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