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Aquanita Horses Face Race Disqualification

Racing Victoria stewards will contact the managing owners of 81 starters involved in the Aquanita ‘top up' case to ask them why their horses should not be disqualified. Senior Aquanita staff including trainers Robert Smerdon, Stuart Webb and Tony Vasil were issued varying disqualifications by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in 2018 for dishonourable[...]
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Smerdon Loses Appeal Over Life Ban

Former trainer Robert Smerdon has lost his appeal against a life ban for his part in the “Aquanita Eight” scandal. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal issued the decision late on Tuesday confirming the lifetime ban and $90,000 fine for Smerdon but reducing disqualifications for fellow trainers Tony Vasil and Stuart Webb. VCAT deputy president[...]
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Smerdon Wants Aquanita Life Ban, Fine Cut

Robert Smerdon wants to avoid a lifetime ban and hefty fine over the ‘Aquanita eight' cheating scandal, despite not planning to return to training. Smerdon and fellow trainers Stuart Webb and Tony Vasil want their disqualifications shortened after being found guilty of a reduced number of charges on appeal. Racing Victoria argues Smerdon's life ban[...]
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Liam Birchley Cleared Over Aquanita Case

Queensland trainer Liam Birchley has been cleared over the “Aquanita eight” doping case, but three other trainers including Robert Smerdon have lost their appeals against their disqualifications. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Friday found Smerdon, Tony Vasil and Stuart Webb guilty but on a reduced number of charges. Eight people associated with thoroughbred[...]
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