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Cumani fined, suspended until new season

BY Trent Masenhelder - @tmase04
1 year ago Horse Racing

Trainer Matt Getty. (Pic: Getty)

Ballarat trainer Matt Cumani has been slapped with a lengthy suspension and hefty fine for failing to notify stewards in a timely manner of a strangles infection in his stables last year.

The Englishman pleaded guilty to two charges levelled against him - one of conduct prejudicial to the image, interests, or welfare of racing and the other for failing to notify Racing Victoria of the strangles infection in his stables - at a Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) on Tuesday morning.

Cumani's legal representative suggested he receive a significant fine, with part suspended, and while the RADB fined Cumani $20,000, they also imposed a ban until the end of the 2016/17 season (July 31).

The 36-year-old told he is unlikely to appeal.

The charges relate to three-year-old Corrs, a maiden filly trained by Cumani.

Cumani became aware on October 27 that Corrs was infected with strangles, however, it wasn't until November 23 that he notified stewards.

Cumani has seven days to organise the transfer of his hors...


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