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RV stewards' charge jockey over placing bets

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have issued one charge against licensed jockey Daniel Schmitt following an investigation into a number of bets placed by Mr Schmitt on thoroughbred horse races since January 2016.

Mr Schmitt has been charged with breaching AR 115(1)(c) of the Australian Rules of Racing which states:

AR 115(1)  A jockey or apprentice jockey must not:

      (c)   bet, or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet on any race;

RV Stewards allege that Mr Schmitt made, and/or facilitated and/or had an interest in the making of, 71 bets on thoroughbred horse races between January 2016 and September 2018, with the bets placed totalling $2,050.00.  

None of the 71 bets placed were on races Mr Schmitt rode in.

The charge issued against Mr Schmitt will be heard by the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on a date to be fixed.
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