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Natalie Rasmussen guilty on three charges

04:34 PM 21 Dec 2015 NZDT
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Racing Integrity Unit
Racing Integrity Unit

Harness Racing New Zealand Driver Natalie Rasmussen, has been found guilty on three charges brought by the Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) that she placed bets on horses in a race in which she was driving. 

On Tuesday 10th November 2015, in the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup, Ms. Rasmussen accepted a drive on the horse MESSINI in Race 10 after having placed a futures bet on SMOLDA, in the same race. At the time this bet was placed Ms Rasmussen had a broken elbow, and was not expected to drive in the New Zealand Cup. 
The second charge related to failing to advise the stewards. The third charge related to a bet placed on CHASE THE DREAM in Race 7, a horse that she was driving. 
The charges were heard by the Judicial Control Authority (JCA) which imposed a fine of $3750 with costs to the JCA of $350. 
You can read a copy of the JCA decision here
New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit
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