Kavanagh appeal dismissed

The NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal has dismissed the appeal by Sam Kavangh against the decision of the Racing NSW Appeal Panel to disqualify him for a total of six (6) years and three (3) months and fine him $3000 for breaches of a number of Australian Rules of Racing.

The appeal on conviction was heard on Monday, 21 May 2018 at the offices of Racing NSW. The Tribunal reserved its decision.

On 23 May 2018 the Tribunal handed down its decision, dismissing the appeal on conviction:-


Mr D.B. Armati

Reserved Decision

Appeal by licensed trainer Mr Sam Kavanagh in respect of ARR 175(h)(i), ARR 175(h)(ii), ARR177B(v) and ARR 178 and other Rules


Denial of breach AR175(h)(i) as purpose not established
Breaches AR175(h)(ii), AR177B(5) and AR178 should be treated as alternatives to breach of AR175(h)(i)

Breach of AR175(h)(i) established
Alternative argument rejected
Appeal to be relisted for penalty submissions
Date of Hearing: 21 May 2018
Decision published: 23 May 2018

Link here - Reserved Decision