Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have issued one charge against licensed jockey John Robertson following an investigation into a number of bets placed by Mr Robertson on thoroughbred horse races since October 2016.
Mr Robertson has been charged with breaching AR 115(1)(c) of the Australian Rules of Racing which states:
AR 115(1) A jockey or apprentice jockey must not:
(c) bet, or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet on any race;
The RV Stewards allege that Mr Robertson made, and/or facilitated and/or had an interest in the making of, 27 bets on thoroughbred horse races between 28 October 2016 and 18 April 2018, with the bets placed totaling $1,320.00.
None of the 27 bets placed were on races Mr Robertson rode in.
The charge issued against Mr Robertson will be heard by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on a date to be fixed.