Bennett’s ‘seven-year itch’


    HARNESS Racing NSW Stewards reconvened an Inquiry into two charges issued against former leading reinsman Greg Bennett in relation to the investigation into possible corrupt activity by licensed persons former HRNSW Stewards.

    Charge 1 on February 7, 2014, Bennett was charged pursuant to Rule 187 (2) which provides; A person shall not refuse to answer questions or to produce a horse, document, substance or piece of equipment, or give false or misleading evidence or information at an inquiry or investigation.

    Charge 2 on May 8, 2015, Bennett was issued with a further charge pursuant to Rule 187 (2), the particular being that on Wednesday, April 29 2015, at a steward’s inquiry he refused to answer questions subject to that inquiry.

    Bennett has being found guilty on both charges.

    In relation Charge 1, stewards order Bennett be disqualified for a period of seven years back dated to the date on which he was stood down. The period of disqualification will commence on November, 25 2011 and expires on November 24 2018.

    In respect of Charge 2, stewards order Bennett be warned off until such time as he appears and answers questions in relation to the Inquiry. The term of that warning-off is therefore in Bennett’s hands.

    To read the full decision click here

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