The appeal by Mr G. Bond against the Stewards decision to disqualify him for breaches of Rule 209 & 243 (6 and 12 months respectively to be served concurrently) was today heard before the Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal (RPAT).
The proceedings commenced at 10.30am and concluded approximately at 4.15pm.
At the conclusion of submissions by all parties, counsel for Mr Bond renewed an application for a stay of proceedings which was objected to by the Stewards.
Following consideration, the Chairman of the panel, Mr. John Prior determined to grant a stay pending determination of the matter effective immediately.
Accordingly Mr Bond is able to resume his previous licensed status pending the outcome of his appeal.
Denis Borovica – General Manager Racing Integrity
Ph: 9445 5427