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Victorian RAD Board dismisses nutrition charge
04 Oct 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Thursday dismissed a charge against Mitchell Freedman for not providing proper and sufficient nutrition for a horse.

Panel Judge Bowman (Chair), Prof Raymond Harbridge, Shaun Ryan.

Appearances Mr Daniel Bolkunowicz appeared for the Racing Victoria stewards.
Mr Damian Sheales of counsel appeared for Mr Freedman.

Charge AR 175(o)(iv)
Summary `The Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise: (o) Any person in charge of a horse who in their opinion fails at any time: (iv) to provide proper and sufficient nutrition for a horse.'

The stewards alleged that Mr Freedman did not provide the horse Mywordsaidthebird with proper and sufficient nutrition during the period from 5 May 2016 to 8 November 2016, in contravention of AR 175(o)(iv).

Plea Not guilty

Decision The Board does not find the charge proved. The charge is therefore
dismissed.
 
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