Kah unaware of ‘white powder’ video
Champion jockey Jamie Kah and stablehand Ruby McIntyre have given evidence at a Victorian Racing Tribunal hearing relating which began yesterday to a ‘white powder scandal’. Kah told the hearing she had no idea she was being filmed at the gathering in June, at which she was pictured with a plate of white powder, and only found out about the screenshots hours before they were printed in the press.
“I definitely was not aware that she [Ruby McIntyre] took a video,” Kah told the hearing. “I don’t remember that video getting taken… if I remember it getting taken I would’ve stopped it. I did not see her filming. I got the screenshot of the video… that’s the first time I saw the video. I thought this is not a good look. I wanted to know who she sent the photos or video to.
I still to this day don’t know how they got to the media. I believe she sent that video to someone and they screenshotted it and sent it around.” Kah had only met McIntyre hours before the footage was taken. McIntyre said: “I just quickly recorded it and sent it to one other friend. It wasn’t something very obvious, not in anyone’s faces. I don’t think Jamie or anyone for that fact would be happy with the video. The video was a one-time viewing video, in theory you view it once and it is gone.” The hearing was adjourned and will resume at 9am on November 27.