Tag: 'Aquanita Racing'

Tony Vasil denies involvement in top-ups

Trainer Tony Vasil has denied any involvement with illegal race day top-ups as he fights his disqualification over Australia's biggest racing scandal.

Stablehand bet on horses he gave ‘top-ups’

A key player in the 'Aquanita eight' doping scandal admits he bet on horses after giving them top-ups but denies it was the main reason...

Aquanita eight member admits to top-ups

The stablehand at the centre of the 'Aquanita eight' scandal has admitted giving horses "top-ups" as part of an agreement with trainer Robert Smerdon.

Melbourne Cup references in Aquanita case

Four trainers are fighting their disqualifications over the Aquanita eight race day treatments scandal.

Aquanita appeals set to be heard together

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal is expected to deal with the appeals by four of the "Aquanita eight" together.

Aquanita trainers lodge VCAT appeals

Robert Smerdon and Stuart Webb have joined Liam Birchley and Tony Vasil to fight their disqualifications at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Smerdon hit with additional $90,000 fine

Trainer Robert Smerdon has been stung with an $90,000 fine on top of his life disqualification for his involvement in the Aquanita case.
Liam Birchley

Trainers seek stays of disqualifications

Two trainers among the eight people disqualified over the Aquanita race day treatments scandal want stays of their bans pending their appeals.

Birchley asked to show cause by NSW

Racing NSW stewards have asked Brisbane trainer Liam Birchley to show cause why he should be allowed to start horses in NSW.