HARNESS Racing Victoria (HRV) stewards have issued 39 charges against former Uranquinty horseman Nathan Jack.
The charges are related to his alleged dealings with Coleambally’s Jackson Painting.
The first 37 charges were issued under the provisions Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR) 230, where a licensed person shall not associate, for purposes related to harness racing, with a disqualified person.
HRV stewards allege that Jack, from January 7, 2015 until October 20, 2015, did associate with the disqualified Painting for the purposes of harness racing, including allegations of communication about the chances of competing horses, race tactics, ownership decisions regarding horses and the purchase of veterinary substances.
The further two charges also relate to Jack’s alleged communication with Painting.
HRV have also referred other information in relation to this matter to Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) stewards.
The charges against Jack will be heard before the HRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on a date to be fixed.