Court grants appeal
THE High Court yesterday determined that Betfair and Sportsbet are permitted to appeal from the judgments of the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered on November 17, 2010.
Importantly, in the case of Sportsbet, it is only permitted to appeal on seven of the 16 bases that it sought.
Although Racing NSW was optimistic that the High Court would dismiss the applications, the granting of leave is not an entirely unexpected result.
Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys made the following statement:
“Racing NSW is confident that the High Court, when presented with all of the facts, will vindicate the position of Racing NSW, as did the Full Court of the Federal Court.”