Date posted: April 27, 2021, 03:11 h.
Last Updated: April 28, 2021, 08:44 Hrs
The jockey, who changed his name in the poll to bet on his own races, was banned from the sport for eight years by racing authorities in Australia's Northern Territory.
Veteran jockey Terry Treichel rode in the states of New South Wales and Queensland for many years before later relocating to the Northern Territory 2019. There he changed his name to Daniel Jack Smith but continued to compete as Treichel, opening multiple betting accounts under his new name.
In March, Smith, 49, was slapped 32 fired by Thoroughbred Racing Northern Territory (TRNT). There were 29 counts of bets on races he competed in, and two of them made false statements to the race authority, including a false statement that his name was Terry Treichel on the jockey license application form.
"Never Seen Before"
Sixteen fees related to wagering on his own horse and 11 on other horses in the races he has competed in. However, a TRNT investigation found no evidence of corruption in these 11 as he was pleased that Smith was not trying to intentionally lose races in order to increase his chances of winning bets. It was also judged that no other person was involved in the fraud.
It was found that Smith placed 174 bets on races he did not compete in via various bookmaker accounts. These bets returned a profit of over A $ 10,000 ($ 7,077).
Smith pleaded guilty to all 32 charges.
This is a unique set of circumstances that have not been seen before at Australian Racing, ”the flight attendants report said. "The coverage of identity change and subsequent bet counts in jockey licensing is unprecedented."
What's in a Name?
Treichel was a successful fighter. He finished runner-up in the Northern Territory Jockey Premiership for the 2019 season and has ridden
winners in 2020 during its suspension last December.
TRNT stewards began their investigation on December 18 last year after receiving allegations that Smith had placed racing bets at the Alice Springs meeting on December 6, 2020.
Stewards in the course of the investigation said they analyzed forensic imaging of cell phone data, conducted an extensive audit of multiple betting accounts, and analyzed the races in detail. in the Northern Territory from July 2019 to December 2020.
"It turned out that one of the betting accounts was opened in 2015, there is room for further investigations by Racing NSW and Racing Queensland since he was a licensed jockey in the two states at the time," said racing authorities.