RWWA….The Stewards….Aminocaproic Acid

Todays story by Robert Edwards, 22nd December 2009 in The West Australian Newspaper opens
up a can of worms for RWWA and its Stewards. Most if not all of the
information on the substance has become common knowledge to the racing fraternity
over the past weeks and thats due mainly to the fact that all banned trainers administered the
medication on veterinary advice and scores of trainers have been using it so there was a
trembling in the racing industry when the first charges were laid. There are as many as fifty
charges pending throughout Australia waiting for a true ratification of this drug yet here in Western Australia
trainers were charged an banned on what can only be termed as flimsy evidence.
A warning on the use of aminocaproic acid was posted in the September 2009 Racing Calender
by the Racing Industry Veterinarian Dr. Judith Medd dated 17 August 2009 its interesting to note that she
informed the printers and publishers of the magazine long before she alerted the industry, the
reason for that was there was never a press release or alert at all. The first story about this substance
was written by Mr Edwards after he made an inquiry to Mr Zucal after he got the information from
an outside source. The substance was classified under AR80E the highest drug classification in
racing Im told, so who classified it, and on what scientific proof, has anyone put their hands up yet.
It goes on to say that if the presence of aminocaproic acid is found in a swab sample it would be DEEMED
to be a prohibited substance under the rules of racing. DEEMED? was it given the AR80E classification
because someone DEEMED it to be a drug, without any scientific evidence to back it up.
Robert Edwards writes …….Stewards seek legal advice on bleeding treatment. I presume that means
the West Australian Stewards as they were the only ones to hold themselves in such high esteem
to go ahead and ban trainers and remove their livelihoods while the rest of the States trod with caution.
Mr John Zucal says and I quote ” it is an issue that has got to be dealt with”. and he waits for the outcome
of Robert Harveys appeal. The appeal has no bareing on the issue, the information that Paul Matters based
his case in getting the NSW charged quashed was available to Mr Zucal when Mr Matters attended the
Casey enquiry but he chose to ignore it. The Harvey appeal has nothing to do with the classification of the
substance its only there to uphold or dismiss Mr Zucals penalty on Mr Harvey. The appeals board is not independent and
it can guided by the stewards influence.
The Minister for Racing and Gaming stated that stewards enquiries had to follow the process of law, thats interesting.
Four acts of Parliament govern RWWA operations.

To manage these changes, four separate Acts have been passed by

Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003
Racing and Gambling Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2003Racing Restriction Act 2003
Racing and Wagering Western Australia Tax Act 2003

In terms of its structure, RWWA is not

a Crown agency
subject to ministerial direction or the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman ;
a public sector body under the Public Sector Management Act


So how do the administer its process of law?

Mr Zucal is chief steward.
He is the prosecutor
He is the Jury
He is the judge
He is also the executioner.

The last time that process of law was used was by the Sherriff of Nottingham against Robin Hood.

So enough said about aminocaproic acid lets look at the enquiries…were they LEGAL……No

Trainers were banned when there was a case to prove the validity of the substance in the legal pipeline.

West Australian Stewards ignored that.

The trainers Human Rights were violated…………… but thats a later issue

The Zealous approach to obtain a conviction by the stewards is indeed enough to hold an imdependent inquiry

into RWWA’s operations at the highest level.

MR Zucal and Dr Judith Medd should be stood down pending that enquiry.

All swabs taken from August 17 2009 should be reprocessed by an independent laboratory to ensure there was NO BIAS.

The licences of the banned trainers should be restored immediately while this whole fiasco is brought to a conclusion..

Oil Companies….Modern Day bandits or Highwaymen

Its amazing how things change. Once upon a time travellers used to get robbed when they went from one place to another by highwaymen and bandits. Not now, the modern highwayman and bandit robs you before you start out but he goes under the name of oil companies. What I think is odd is that the price per barrel in New York varies from say $50 to $70 firm etc and yet when it gets to the petrol or gas pump the dollar changes and theres a point nine in there. How do they manage to devide the barrel up and arrive at $1.15.9 cents. Who endorced this decimal cheating. Why isnt it applied to milk or lemonade? they are liquids. We are robbed everyday and governments permit it, supermarkets charge $5.98 for honey yet the lowest coin is five cents so you lose two cents. Plain thieving and we poor bastards have to put up with it.

Climate Change..Global Warming

I for one am in no doubt that the weather pattern is changing around the world and Australian weather has certainly altered. When I came here over 40 years ago we never really got into summer until January. One new years eve I had a party outside and had a huge fire that we all stood around socialising. There wasnt even fire bans as there was no need for such precautions. Then in a day or so summer started and lasted till befor easter. We always hoped that the rain would stay away for the easter holiday but it rarely did. Now our fine weather lasts till June, Im talking about Western Australia here and my personal knowledge when I lived on the outskirts of Fremantle.
Now, after having the Copenhagen meetings reported to us day by day for the past week or so and watching the worlds politicians and beaurocrats at work I wonder if I imagined that the weather was different 45 years ago. When the full impact of this planets increased temperature comes to bare a huge proportion of the earths population will be dead and buried and it seems to me that most people in this day and age have become fed up with all the rhetoric and bullshit thats being fed to us and the real problem is being overshaddowed and lost. We can only rely postumously that our grandchildren will be blessed with more intelligence than the rabble that is currently occupying Copenhagen and they will have the brains and courage to care about their children and grandchildren.
Small island nations are doomed and they know it, their plight is on the side of the ledger that comes under the climate change-global warming heading. They share the side of the ledger with melting snow caps, glaciers and the occupiers of this planet that know and have more sense than the human population on this issue. I m talking about the animals on this planet, their activities are being monitored by scientists and enviromentalists but nothing is being heeded. Every year Mother nature shows her increased strength and getting stronger each year by sending her earthquakes, cyclones, hurricans, floods, fires in protest against the way this planet is being mis-managed.
On the other side of the ledger that wields the power are the Corporates, big businesses, mining companies, oil companies that suck the earths natural resorces from the ground and sea make themselves wealthy and sit back and watch the destruction of the planet.
Nothing will ever change, ever, simply because we dont have the aptitude or the attitude to share, the well fed turn their backs on the hungry, the rich on the poor. We kill each other in the name of religion the millions of laws and regulation we live by and control our lives wouldnt be needed if it was possible to live by the Ten Commandments. So there we have it, or part of it anyway, the subject of our planet is endless and like those small island nations doomed.
So here in Australia our polititians fight for the common ground and voters ticks and crosses with all their smarmy rhetoric, lies and broken promises. Political parties, Labour, Liberal, Greens, Nationals and the private get rich quickers the Independents are a disgrace to this country, a country wallowing in wealth, but cannot share. Indigenus communities living in conditions of squalor, Australias shame to be hidden from the world. The elderly, sick, disabled, their carers managing on a pittance while these fat cat pollies and business executives wallow in wealth. The Federal and State treasuries need buildings, arenas, change the face of a whole city because thats important for the pollies image, something to gloat about, gets lots of media attention. But the people? who cares about them. We here in the West have the highest paid Premier and he isnt worth a cent of his wages.
So Climate Change….Global Warming just bring it on because you may as well die at the hands of Mother Nature than let these dreadful polititians kill you……….Merry Christmas.

Western Australia

Where is this state heading, water, electricity, health, food, grocery costs high by world standards, seniors xmas payment deferred, stop and search, name and shame and police powers increased. This is Western Australia today, and our government leaders parade around like peacocks telling us how well off we are and how rich we are with the inpending resorces boom. All these billions of dollars supposedly on its way in the year (2000 and youll be lucky to be alive) to know about it. What a bloody shambles a Liberal government that didnt have a majority to govern but given the right by an idiot called Grylls from a political party that has extorted money for regions to be wasted on projects they dont even need. The health boss quits because he cant get on with a sniffer dog that cant manage his own finances yet holds the office of treasurer. What a joke. I get the impression that chevron runs this state they
talk in billions of dollars yet nobody gets to see any benfits from its royalties. Why cant they pay tax as well, the wealth is in the ground and is owned by every Australian and we should see the benefits not just the politicians that want for nothing. We have a disgraceful situation here in W.A. that makes us all feel we are living in a police state and being ruled by self serving fools. All our resorces are being channelled out of the country and illegal immigrants arrive daily, they are better off than many. The recycled premier will never get voted in again the Liberal Party has made a laughing stock of governing this state and we the general public are the sufferers of their stupid heavy handed policies.