Ex-jockey turned racing presenter Chynna Marston quits her TV job and launches stunning legal action...
Ex-jockey and Sky Racing presenter Chynna Marston has claimed animal cruelty charges were a 'vendetta' from Racing NSW as she launched legal action against Tumut Turf Club following her serious fall in 2014.
Racing NSW found Marston and her partnerAlex Kean guilty of a combined 15 animal welfare breaches on August 23 after an inquiry found they had mistreated thoroughbred horses in their care.
Stewards accused Marston and Kean of not giving enough food to 12 racehorses from March 27, 2023, to June 5, 2023. They also charged them with not getting medical help for six racehorses between February 14, 2023, and March 27, 2023.
They also faced a third chargefor conduct prejudicial to the interests of racing.
Racing NSW also found that Kean had shot a horse dead after an alleged paddock accident without consulting a vet or the governing body.
Marston and Kean did not attend the inquiry or answer calls questioning their absence. A date for sentencing has not yet been announced.
The former jockey wasstood down from her duties on Sky Racing Thoroughbred Central in July.She did not return to air before handing in her resignation last week.