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Investigation - Harvey Kaplan & Nathan Jack

01:15 PM 28 Nov 2016 NZDT
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Investigation Harvey Kaplan Nathan Jack
Investigation
Harvey Kaplan
Nathan Jack

In September 2016, Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) commenced an investigation into communications between registered owner Mr Harvey Kaplan and licensed trainer/driver Mr Nathan Jack in the period leading up to the Goulburn meeting on 26 January 2015.

During this investigation HRNSW has undertaken various investigations including interviews with relevant parties, analysis of the betting relating to the race, certain forensic imaging of mobile telephones and computers. HRNSW has been assisted by Harness Racing Victoria in this matter.

On 8 November 2016,Mr Nathan Jack was issued with the following charges:

Charge 1: Pursuant to Rule 240 – Improper Conduct relating to a text message received from Mr Harvey Kaplan and his reply.

Charge 2: Pursuant to Rule 246 – In that he has failed to report behaviour that could have cause or is likely to cause a breach of the Rules. This charge is in the alternative to Charge 1.

Mr Jack pleaded not guilty to charge 1 and guilty to charge 2. Subsequently HRNSW withdrew the charge pursuant to Rule 240.

Mr Jack was fined $10,000 payable by 24 December 2016.

Should the fine not be rendered by that date, Stewards ordered that Mr Jack’s license to drive in races be suspended for a period of 4 months effective immediately.

REID SANDERS | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

(02) 9722 6600 •  rsanders@hrnsw.com.au

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