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Qld Jockey Glenn Lynch Owes $300k To Bookie
Former Queensland jockey Glenn Lynch "has racked up more than $300,000 in gambling debts after going on a wild $10 million racehorse betting spree," reported The Daily Telegraph. Lynch "backed a string of losers in a 6-month betting binge with Col Tidy's Betchoice agency", after he retired from race riding & "was trying to launch a training career last year". However Lynch recently relinquished his training career & successfully applied for a jockey's licence, returning to race riding last month from a base in Toowoomba. Meanwhile Betchoice has begun legal proceedings "to try to recover the Lynch debt through Melbourne-based legal firm Coopers Lawyers with a statement of claim lodged in the Queensland Supreme Court late last month". Queensland Racing chief steward Reid Sanders told the newspaper he had been "unaware of the Lynch debt", but would "immediately launch an investigation".