Terry Bailey embroiled in Supreme Court claim

Terry Bailey embroiled in Supreme Court claim

The validity of Terry Bailey’s appointment as Racing Victoria’s chairman of stewards is being questioned in a Supreme Court claim filed by trainer Kate Goodrich.

In a claim that could open a Pandora’s box for Racing Victoria, should it be proven true, Goodrich alleges stewards Rhys Melville and Simon Quintner had not properly been appointed stewards by Racing Victoria’s board, and disputes the validity of Bailey’s appointment as chairman of the stewards.

Terry Bailey.

Bailey was heavily involved in the disqualification of disgraced jockey Danny Nikolic, headed the cobalt cases against Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh and led the investigation against Aquanita before he resigned from Racing Victoria’s top post in June 2018 to take up a chairman of stewards role at the Singapore Turf Club.

Goodrich is seeking damages against the Kilmore Racing Club and Racing Victoria, claiming she was unlawfully suspended from training.