Stewards To Probe Waterhouse After Singleton Accuses Bookmaker Of Having 'Privileged Information'
Stewards will look to establish whether bookmaker Tom Waterhouse had "privileged information" before More Joyous' dismal performance as the turf war between his trainer mother and Owner John Singleton rages, according to Cormick & Kogoy of THE AUSTRALIAN. On Sunday, Singleton removed all seven of his horses from Gai Waterhouse's stables at Randwick after a public row with the trainer on Saturday, "when he claimed he had been told by friends her son Tom was aware of a problem with More Joyous, who finished second-last in the Group I All Aged Stakes." On Sunday, Tom Waterhouse denied Singleton's claims and indicated he would take legal action. Waterhouse: "Stunned and upset by Singo's comments regarding Gai Waterhouse and me. They are completely false and wrong. I'm meeting with lawyers today." Racing NSW Chief Steward Ray Murrihy said that the other key part of the inquiry to be heard on Friday concerned whether Ms. Waterhouse "should have advised stewards of a health issue for the mare that developed late last week" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 4/29). In Sydney, Ray Thomas wrote Murrihy said that "Singleton would need to provide evidence to substantiate his claims." Murrihy: "I'm sure if the information is relevant, we have the powers to require an owner to provide that information" (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 4/29).