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RV stewards' charge stable employee for failing to care for horses

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards on Friday issued 14 charges (seven in the alternative) against registered stable employee Andrew Henderson, under Australian Rules of Racing AR 231(1)(b)(iv) and AR 231(1)(b)(iii).

AR 231(1)(b)(iv) provides that a person must not, if that person is in charge of a horse, fail at any time to provide proper and sufficient nutrition for that horse.

AR 231 (1)(b)(iii) provides that a person must not, if that person is in charge of a horse, fail at any time to provide veterinary treatment to that horse where such treatment is necessary for the horse

The Stewards allege that up to and including 12 March 2019, Mr Henderson failed to provide the horses, Chantilly Milly, Despict, Gamelist, La Tinkwha, Of The Field, Seductive Girl, and Tomi’s Girl, with proper and sufficient nutrition. 

In the alternative, the Stewards allege that Mr Henderson failed to provide those horses with veterinary treatment where such veterinary treatment was necessary.

The charges issued against Mr Henderson will be heard before the Victorian Racing Tribunal on a date to be fixed.
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