Stewards have now completed their deliberations with respect to the charges issued on 21 January 2014, against Mr Shane Edwards in relation to the inquiry into the report from RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O’Reilly regarding the export from Western Australia to Singapore, transfer of ownership and bonafides of a number of horses formerly trained by Mr Shane Edwards between 2008 and 2013.
For the reasons contained in a 67-page determination issued today to his counsel, after taking into account all relevant matters, circumstances and evidence the Stewards have determined to find Mr Edwards guilty to all charges.
In view of the Stewards decision, it is necessary for the inquiry to be resumed in order to hear submissions on the matter of penalty which shall be scheduled on a date to be fixed as soon as possible.
Denis Borovica – General Manager Racing Integrity
Ph: 9445 5427