A Quirindi horse trainer has been disqualified for 18 months after being found guilty of taking a racehorse to a knackery.
Racing NSW stewards discovered the fate of seven-year-old Snippet Assured – which had run 20 times without a win – during an audit of Ian Symons' stable in December. Symons eventually admitted he had taken the horse to the knackery after its final start in August.
He was given a six-month discount on a two-year ban after pleading guilty to the charge and co-operating with stewards.
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Article written by: Chris Roots