RWWA Media Release: Vaughn Sigley

4
Sep

Thoroughbred – Continuation of Stewards’ Inquiry – Trainer Vaughan Sigley

RWWA Stewards today resumed the adjourned inquiry into a report received from RWWA Principal Investigator, Mr P O’Reilly regarding the condition of three (3) thoroughbred racehorses namely FORYOUANDME, POWERNETTO and GOD ALMIGHTY which were all located at an agistment property under the control of Trainer Vaughan Sigley situated at Lot 3 Old Mandurah Road, Ravenswood on Tuesday,14 April 2015.

At the initial sitting of the inquiry on Friday, 26 June 2015 Mr Sigley was charged with the following three (3) offences:

  1. Under AR175(o)(iii) for failing to provide veterinary treatment for FORYOUANDME which was found to be showing signs of soreness in the off fore hoof when inspected by Dr Medd on Tuesday, 19 May 2015.
  2. Under AR175(k) for negligence in breaching LR80I in that he was negligent in failing to make application to register an employee assisting him in the care of racehorses.
  3. Under AR175(o)(iv) for failing to provide proper and sufficient nutrition to three (3) thoroughbred racehorses over a period of time prior to RWWA Stewards attending the above address on Tuesday, 14 April 2015.

Mr Sigley pleaded guilty to charges 1 and 2 and not guilty in relation to charge 3.

Mr Sigley was subsequently found guilty to the offence as particularised in charge 3 and after hearing submissions from him, the inquiry was adjourned to allow the Stewards to consider the matter of penalty for all three charges.

Media Contact: Brad Lewis – Chief Steward Thoroughbreds Ph: 9445 5420 brad.lewis@rwwa.com.au