Bell fund appeal reaches $70,000

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Bellfundappealreaches$70,000

October15,20175:39pm。

byAAP

AfundraisertohelpBrisbanetrainerDarrenBellwhohasbeenforcedoutofthesportafterhisstablewasshutdownbecauseofastranglescase,hasreached$70,000。

LastmonthBellannouncedhewasshuttinghisstablesduetorisingdebtsandtheimpactonhismentalhealth。

RacingQueenslandhadshutdownhisbusinessforfourmonthsearlierthisyearwhenhereportedtwoofhishorseshadstrangles,ausuallynon-fatalrespiratorydisease。

HisfellowtrainerswereoutragedastrainersinSydneyandMelbournehadbeenfinedbutallowedtocontinuetrainingafternotreportingcasesofstrangles。

TheQueenslandbranchoftheAustralianTrainersAssociationstartedafundtohelpBell。

ATAQueenslandsecretaryCameronPartingtonsaidRQhadindicateditwoulddonate$15,000tothefundbringingthetotaltojustover$70,000。

HesaidthetrainershadbeeninnegotiationswithRQsinceearlyintheyeartogetaclearpolicyoncompensationandplansifothertrainershadstranglescases。

OurmostrecentsubmissionhasbeenbeforetheRQboardforthelastmonth,Partingtonsaid。

WithstrongsupportfromThoroughbredBoardrepMarkSowerby,itwasverypleasingtoreceivethenewsfromchiefexecutiveEliotForbesofthisassistance。

Partingtonsaidalargeportionofthe$70,000waspresentedtoDarrenonSaturday。

Darrenistotallyoverwhelmedbythecontinuedsupportandwouldliketothankeveryone,hesaid,


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