'FRATERNIZING' APPRENTICES SAY THEY WERE NEVER INTERVIEWED BY MURRIHY

THE controversial sacking of young Northern Rivers steward, Tate Hudson, has taken a new twist with revelations that the two apprentice jockeys he was alleged to have ‘fraternized with’ were never interviewed by Racing New South Wales chief steward, Ray Murrihy.

The key piece of evidence Murrihy questioned Hudson over was that, in June this year, apprentice jockeys Adam Hyeronimus and Ben Looker visited Hudson's home and, after consuming a number of beers, stayed the night.

‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ MAIL BOX CONTAINS SOME STUNNING CLAIMS

A stack of e-mails to ‘Have Your Say at this Website’ certainly suggest that there is plenty of sympathy and support for young Northern Rivers steward, Tate Hudson, sacked by Racing New South Wales earlier this week.

Hudson, 20, was controversially dismissed for allegedly ‘fraternizing with two apprentice jockeys’ who had visited his home to ‘cheer him up after a stint in hospital.’

THOMPSON OVERDUE FOR ANOTHER WIN IN COFFS HARBOUR CUP

AFTER riding almost 3,400 winners it comes as no surprise that Australia’s record-holding jockey Robert Thompson struggles to remember one he rode 26 years ago.

That was his only winner of the Coffs Harbour Cup – a horse called Justkez – back in 1983. “I can’t remember too much about that day but it was a good tough win,” Thompson said. “It was the late Keith Swan who trained him.”

NORTHERN RIVERS DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF STEWARDS SACKED FOR ALLEGEDLY FRATERNIZING WITH LOCAL LICENSEES

The Deputy Chairman of Stewards on the Northern Rivers plans to pursue a wrongful dismissal action against Racing New South Wales after being sacked for allegedly fraternizing with local jockeys and licensed persons.

Tate Hudson, 20, was dismissed on the spot on Monday afternoon by Racing NSW Chairman of Stewards, Ray Murrihy. He was allegedly told to leave his car keys, binoculars and mobile phone on the desk then depart the stewards’ offices immediately.

CHADWICK TO SHOWCASE HIS TALENTS IN ASIAN YOUNG GUNS CHALLENGE AT FLEMINGTON

MATTHEW Chadwick, the rising star of the Hong Kong riding ranks, will return to Australia to compete in the inaugural Asian Young Guns Challenge at Flemington next Saturday (August 8).

 

Chadwick, who is apprenticed to top trainer Tony Cruz, has been hailed a phenomenon in Hong Kong where he finished fourth in the premiership at his first season of riding there. He has had a meteoric rise since his fledgling days of riding in south-east Queensland.

 

BOOKIES SPOT ON WHEN THEY GAMBLED AGAINST I AM INVINCIBLE IN THE BLETCHINGLY

PUNTERS had a horror start to the new racing season when the Group 3 features on Saturday - the BLETCHINGLY at Caulfield and MEMSIE STAKES at Rosehill - were won in major upsets by LETS GO THOMMO and TEASING.

 

RACING HOTS UP IN SYDNEY & MELBOURNE IN AUGUST

IT might only be the first month of the new racing season but already the buds of spring are already starting to emerge with a host of Black Type events to be run during August.

FEATURE RACES to be run in SYDNEY & MELBOURNE in the next month include:

 

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