Queensland apprentice jockey suspended on betting charges

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards on Monday inquired into the circumstances surrounding apprentice jockey Corey Bayliss betting on thoroughbred racing.

The Brisbane based metropolitan apprentice was suspended from all riding engagements for two months.

QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said on 29 June, Commission staff observed Mr Bayliss wagering at the Breakfast Creek Hotel on two races that day at Geelong in Victoria and Moruya in New South Wales.

“Mr Bayliss pleaded guilty to breaching AR 83(c) which specifies jockeys or apprentices may be penalised if they bet, have an interest in a bet or facilitate a bet on any race,” he said.

“While this is a serious breach of Mr Bayliss’s licensing arrangements it is important that all jockeys understand that the perception of betting on thoroughbred races is an integrity issue outlawed under the Australian Rules of Racing.”

Mr Bayliss was supported on Monday by his Master, Trainer Barry Lockwood and Racing Queensland training department representative Rachel Bambry.

His two month suspension commenced on Monday until 6 October 2018.