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Qld Trainer "Guilty Of Negligence" In Jockey Death

Friday, 17th February 2012

Hughebden trainer Arthur "Nippy" Seymour "has been asked to make submissions on penalty after Racing Queensland stewards found him guilty of negligence in an incident that led to the death of jockey Corey Gilby in November last year" reported The Courier-Mail. Gilby died as a result of injuries incurred when he fell from one of Seymour's horses in an unofficial trial at Julia Creek. Stewards said Seymour's "negligence arose from failing to adequately secure bandages with stitching or electrical tape to the horse's legs". In considering penalty, stewards "will try to determine whether that loose strapping was the principal reason for Gilby's horse falling in the trial". Seymour, 63, was issued with papers to submit on penalty. Speculated penalties "include a $75,000 fine & the suspension of Seymour's training licence".

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