Shane Bottomley banned over a dead filly

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 5:24pm

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse.

Bottomley faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Tuesday to answer two Racing Victoria stewards' charges, one of giving false or misleading evidence and one of misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour.

Three-year-old filly Comanderbrae Bonny died at Bottomley's stable on June 21 this year after which the trainer made false statements to a senior advisor in RV's dispute resolution and mediation services department.

Bottomley told the adviser he got a knackery to take the horse away and said she had died from a twisted bowel.

In fact, Bottomley performed his own autopsy to ascertain the cause of death without the consent of the filly's owner before burning the carcass in a bonfire.

Bottomley pleaded guilty to both charges.

He was given a three-month suspension and fined $6000.

– AAP

Latest News

Munce hopes trial form holds up at Doomben

Today, 12:40pm

Train­er Chris Munce be­lieves Skate To Paris and Smar­typy need on­ly run to their trial form to be chances in the Spir­it Of Boom Clas­sic at Doom­ben.  More »

Mare for all Seasons has autumn goals

Today, 12:36pm

Train­er Les Bridge has stakes race as­pi­ra­tions for promis­ing mare Sea­sons who re­sumes at Kem­bla Grange af­ter al­most 12 months on the side­lines.  More »

Queensland to follow national cobalt rules

Today, 11:47am

Queens­land's chief in­tegri­ty of­fi­cer, Ross Bar­nett, has in­di­cat­ed the state has no choice but to fol­low na­tio­n­al rules on cobalt.  More »

More news headlines »