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Punter Faces Global Expulsion

14 September 2005

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "Embattled punter and thoroughbred owner Mark Peters is facing expulsion from racetracks around the world after being served with a show cause notice by Racing NSW because of gambling debts.

"The ruling body's chief executive, Peter V'Landys, said yesterday that Peters, who is involved in The Written Bloodstock Syndicate with businessman Larry King, had been asked to appear before the Racing NSW board on October 7.

"Peters could face a disqualification that would prevent him entering any racecourse or stable premise worldwide, and would stop him owning his vast team of horses, including broodmares.

"…Peters told the Herald last night that 'payments were stopped to Mr Barrett as I believe there are circumstances unfair to myself, as well as, I believe, to be contrary to the rules of racing'.

"…Peters and King have severed ties in several of The Written Bloodstock horses in the past two weeks, including Written Tycoon, which was sold, and Battle Maiden, with Peters saying recently that he and King 'don't see eye to eye in regards to the future training of the horses'…"

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