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Top Trainer Interdicts Fairview Strikers

Desperate bid to secure safety of horses and staff

The Port Elizabeth High Court granted an urgent interdict on Wednesday against striking Grooms at Fairview.

Following a week of trauma and intimidation, leading Port Elizabeth trainer Yvette Bremner of Dippin Blu Racing went to the High Court in a desperate move to restore order and secure the safety of her horses and personnel.

The court has, amongst other conditions, restrained the respondents from preventing access and entry to Ms Bremner’s stable premises by her and her staff.

Furthermore, the court ordered that Ms Bremner and her staff not be prevented from caring for, training, and racing her horses, as and when they chose.

It also prevents the respondents from accessing the Bremner yard, or even threatening to enter the premises, without prior consent, and also from intimidating and threatening staff.

In a seperate devlopment today, it has also been brought to the Sporting Post’s attention that SAGA, who posted a comment on this site recently on the thread of the unfolding sequence of events at Fairview, does not represent the National Grooms Association and the contents of the comment are thus those of the individual poster.

The National Grooms Association is completely independent of SAGA.

“We believe that correct procedures has (sic) to be followed and a just conclusion to this issue.We distance ourselves from any comments by SAGA,” concluded the NGA.

The meeting between the government, the racing operator and staffmembers scheduled for Fairview today will now be held at 11h00 on Thursday morning.

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15 comments on “Top Trainer Interdicts Fairview Strikers

  1. Philip Fourie says:

    Conflicting statements being made here.
    1. Groom dismissed for allegedly “stabbing” a horse! Many came out in support of theTrainer because the incident was interpretted as an act of malice on the part of the groom
    2. The horse was “accidently” stabbed with a pair of scissors whilst trimming ear hairs. A game changing statement. Which one is the real one please?

  2. King Chris says:

    If any parties entering into negotians concerning this matter,and rules differently where the dismissal of the perpetrator is concerned il eat my hat.

  3. Michael Jacobs says:

    Mr Headley McGrath was quick to respind with his version of events. Can we now ask him to refute or confiirm the scissors/ ear trimming response?

  4. Andrew Bon says:

    It has nothing to do with this incident but it sure tells us how dire the situation in our land really is right now. The minister of communications Stella Ndabeni Abrahams. In parliament 14 hours ago she declared “ we have never been to Switzerland, we actually went to Geneva for our wedding anniversary “ ?????

  5. Pops says:

    Mr. Bon what is so wrong with that?Do you know that you do not have to go to Switzerland to visit/go to Geneva?

  6. Cecil Pienaar says:

    He he, I love our Parliament,,,, a Food store Cashier needs matric, but MPs, even a Grade 10 with woodwork is sufficient… LoL

    Don’t think Geography is a Subject anymore…

    Back to the Topic. Fairview t-m – Hope all the issues are sorted out at today’s meeting. It’ll take time for Ms Bremner, team to settle as a unit again. My factory years, strikes a plenty, unsettling, unhappy times. Even when the staff returned, took time to rebuild the trust, and respect..

    Hedley, Yvette and team, All the best. Pls don’t stress out National Park ?

  7. Willie says:

    Yvette bremner… can you also arrange a grooms presentation of their version. ..before this degenerates to one sided sympathy. .given the mileage you unilaterally receive through this platform

  8. Donald says:

    Andrew Bon , some , in fact many in Switzerland will tell you that Genf is NOT part of Switzerland !

    Ask the Swiss in the central and eastern parts of that country who represent 75 % of the population about the ” ROSTIGRABEN ” ?

    So maybe the good minister had a valid point but I doubt if she would ever have heard of the ” ROSTIGRABEN ” !

  9. Akesh Singh says:

    Does not make any sense at all that a groom will just simply attack a horse that is in his care .
    Many details appear missing.

  10. Dennis says:

    After seeing the photo of the (injury)wound, this was not a MISTAKE by the groom. This WAS an attack from the groom. This photo has been posted on Facebook. To Steve Reid now I can understand why you said it nowhere near the ear. It was at the bottom of the neck. It was a bad stab.

  11. Donald says:

    Pops Pops Pops , Geneva is in Switzerland so how can you state ” that you do not have to go to Switzerland to visit / go to Geneva “?

    If you visit / go to Geneva you have to go to Switzerland !

  12. Pops says:

    Donald,Donald you can state that you do not have to go to Switzerland to visit/go to Geneva if you go to the city of Geneva in the USA.
    The honourable lady could have bluffed her way out of this because she had just visited New York USA.
    If only she had known.

  13. Donald says:

    Ah Pops ! Good one , but we all know where the ” good life ” is to found ?

  14. P Nichas says:

    Akesh , you are in South Africa

  15. Racing Fan says:

    Akesh, neither does all the murders, rape cases, car jackings, burglaries etc! I guess
    they all have a motive.

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