A string of text messages assisted Racing NSW Stewards build their case versus jockey Adam Hyeronimus on the opening day of a hearing into supposed wagering offences on Monday.
Hyeronimus was charged with jockey and apprentice jockey misconduct and failure to observe processes and directions of PRAs or Stewards. He and Paine both pleaded innocent.
When quizzed by primary steward Marc Van Gestel why he would be moving cash for cost savings, Hyeronimus said that Paine typically held cash for him and rejected it was connected to bets.
After the money would land in Paines account he would typically transfer it to a 2nd account prior to he most of the time transferred the same sum into his Sportsbet account.
Hyeronimus is declared to have actually placed bets on horses he was riding and in other races through his cousin and licenced stablehand Blake Paine.
The case examines a duration of 4 years from 2016 to 2019 when the jockey would move anything from $400 to $2000 to Paine with the cash typically identified cost savings or present.
2 of the charges originate from horses that Hyeronimus was riding.
There would likewise be an additional $500 bet put on Belflyer to place and when a 2nd $500 on the horse was denied by the bookies, the exact same size bet was instead put on Sovereign Nation at Flemington.
Stewards allege he offered a part of the money to Paine on the night to help with the bet on Limbo Soul.
A text soon after the go to from Hyeronimus to Paine read; “That thing will most likely blow out after scratchings.”
The hearing will continue Tuesday.
The following morning Hyeronimus texted Paine asking how d you go? which stewards declare was in reference to the bet.
The second charge laid versus the duo was in relation to a $500 winning bet on Limbo Soul.
Paine later on validated that he got $8 in reference to Limbos Souls cost on the day and stated I had $100 on it too.
In another text exchange surrounding a bet on Lucky Fish Hyeronimus texted “I would be dirty if it won with nothing on.”
The first of those was a supposed $500 bet on Lucky Meteor in a race at Canterbury back on November 5, 2016.
Paine would later on send out Hyeronimus an image of the multi.
Hyeronimus was assisted by lawyer Paul OSullivan while Paine was helped by Matthew Barnes.
Before the 2nd bet, bank declarations indicate Hyeronimus withdrew $650 from an ATM and he states he invited Paine over later on that night to inform him he was going to propose to his sweetheart.
It ended up being an effective day on the punt with the balance reading above $3500 later in the day.
Both were questioned about a more 29 bets on horses that were placed in Australia, Singapore and the United States.
Both Hyeronimus and Paine were adamant throughout proceedings that the bets were the latters.
More than $15,000 was transferred by Hyeronimus to Paine but the set were determined they were all square.
When Hyeronimus asked how much money of his Paine had he responded by saying ” Youve got $3.5 k” prior to it is alleged numerous more bets were made from the account consisting of an English football multi.
This included a $100 all up on a three-leg multi on Selita, Menari and Belflyer on August 12, 2017.
Forensic accountant Brett Goodyear was brought in as a witness and said he felt stewards have not established that their charges are real without doubt, and that their wasnt sufficient evidence in the figures to be sure Hyeronumus
Hyeronimus later on confessed he might see how the bet would appear like it was his however said that wasnt the case.
Van Gestel wondered how Paine might afford such considerable bets that were sometimes more than his weekly wage however the latter insisted it was his cash and he was an eager bettor.
Stewards referenced a series of texts between Hyeronimus and Paine on the day consisting of one from the jockey that checked out; “Have $100 all up for me”.
At a later date Paine withdrew $1900 in money utilizing a Sportsbet money card and stewards alleged that cash was provided to Hyeronimus.
They claim the cash Hyeronimus moved to his cousin was to assist him to conserve cash and also as a gift to his best mate.
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