Former Sky presenter Chynna Marston fails to turn up for animal welfare inquiry and releases 17-MINUTE response video instead
- Chynna Martson did not show up for her Racing NSW hearing
- Marston and her fiance have been hit with animal welfare charges
- She instead released a 17-minute video with major allegations
Ex-jockey and Sky Racing presenter Chynna Marston was a no-show at her Racing NSW inquiry and instead chose to release a 17-minute tirade in response to her alleged animal welfare breaches.
Marston, 28, and her fiance Alex Kean did not appear at Racing NSW headquarters for their hearing into a series of charges alleging mistreatment of thoroughbred racehorses in their care.
Stewards were forced, as a result, to go ahead with the hearing in their absence, before issuing new charges to both parties, News Corp reports.
Officials deliberated on a total of eight charges against Marston, and seven against Kean, with findings expected to be handed down later today.
Neither party has been charged with any criminal wrongdoing.
Former Sky Racing presenter Chynna Marston (right) did not show up to a Racing NSW hearing
Marston and her fiance Alex Kean (left) have been hit by animal welfare charges
Marston released a lengthy video after stewards adjourned the hearing on Tuesday morning, and labelled it ‘the longest mic drop in history’.
She made a range of explosive allegations pertaining to Racing NSW, as well as other unnamed parties. Marston confirmed she will not attend any further hearings into the animal welfare issue.
‘I will no longer be participating, involved with or have anything to do with Racing NSW stewards,’ she said in the video.
‘This has been the most ridiculous set of circumstances and I don’t want to partake in their games any longer.’
Marston has maintained her innocence throughout and wants the matter heard in court.
‘I intend to take my side of things and the truth to the grown up court, if you would, and things heard in an actual court scenario,’ she said.
She added that Racing NSW has ‘ruined my reputation and ruined my career’ as a result of the proceedings, insisting they have been ‘using my name as a vendetta’.
Marston instead released a 17-minute video defending herself online
Marston has been charged with failure to provide sufficient nutrition to 12 thoroughbred horses, as well as failure to provide veterinary treatment to six horses in her care.
Moreover, she’s been charged with conducting herself in a way that was ‘prejudicial to the image, interests and integrity or welfare of racing by failing to ensure the welfare of thoroughbred horses’.
Her fiance, Kean, has also been charged with four offences, including the alleged destroying of a thoroughbred and failing to confirm the decision ‘to destroy that horse with a veterinary surgeon’.
Marston has been stood down by Sky Racing ever since the investigation began and has maintained her innocence with a number of posts on social media.