An inquiry today into the performance of John Singleton’s racehorse, More Joyous, found that the glamour mare was fit to race in the All Aged Stakes.

Stewards are looking into claims that confidential information about Singleton’s horse was passed onto bookmaker Tom Waterhouse.

Harrison Orchard reports.


John Singleton arrived at today’s inquiry, confident his latest stoush with the Waterhouses wouldn’t ruin their friendship.

John Singleton, Racehorse Owner: “As far as I’m concerned, we’re still friends. I’m friends with a lot of people who aren’t trainers.”

The Racing New South Wales investigation was sparked after Mr Singleton accused bookmaker Tom Waterhouse of having inside information into the condition of More Joyous ahead of the All Aged Stakes.

Waterhouse stable vet Leanne Begg told the inquiry More Joyous’s blood tests indicated she may have had an inflammation the day before the race.

However, Singleton’s veterinary consultant, John Peatfield, told the inquiry he examined More Joyous on raceday and found she was fit to run.

Evidence showed More Joyous was dosed with antibiotics in the two days before the race but this was absent from treatment records.

When asked why the antibiotics were not on record, Mrs Waterhouse said she didn’t think the issue would affect More Joyous’s racing.

The inquiry continues.

Harrison Orchard, QUT News.