The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) today released its decision in relation to the applications lodged by Lisa Bartley, Nathan Jack and Mark Pitt for review of the decision of the Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board made on 16 November 2018.
The HRV RAD Board decision can be viewed here.
VCAT Deputy President Ian Proctor today affirmed the decision of the HRV RAD Board to dismiss an appeal against the HRV Stewards decision to invoke Australian Harness Racing Rules 183(c), 183(d) and 15(d) after Ms Bartley, Mr Jack and Mr Pitt were found guilty of charges under Section 195C of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic). The full VCAT decision can be read here.
Therefore, all licenses held by Lisa Bartley, Nathan Jack and Mark Pitt remain suspended; any horses owned or trained by them are prevented from racing or trialling; and they are excluded from attending any racecourse.