Lambourne Reprimanded Over Radio Comment

Racing NSW stewards have continued an inquiry opened on March 14 into remarks made on radio by licensed bookmakers clerk Marc Lambourne in his preview of the chances of All Silent in the Liverpool City Cup at Randwick on March 7.

Evidence was today taken from Lambourne. At the conclusion of the inquiry, stewards advised Lambourne that they were satisfied that his use of the words "having a run" were poorly chosen terminology to express a view he held as to the likely fitness level of All Silent which was racing first-up in the Liverpool City Cup, rather than a deliberate suggestion that the connections of that horse might not fully comply with their obligations under the Rules of Racing.

The stewards acknowledged Lambourne's advice that he had apologised to the trainer of All Silent and his concession that the terminology he used on this occasion could have been better phrased to ensure there was not controversy as to its intended meaning.

Whilst the stewards acknowledged that as a form analyst he was employed to give forthright views, nevertheless, as a licensed person he was reminded that he must not conduct himself in a manner that might be deemed as being prejudicial to the interests and image of the racing industry.


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