Glamorous racing identity is PUNCHED in the face in clash at trackside bar with female rival – with both copping bans from the sport
- Prominent WA racing identity banned over fight
- Adele Hobby, daughter of WA’s top trainer, confronted Carrigan Wilson-Collis
- The former was punched in the face during the trackside stoush
A glamorous Perth racing identity and her female rival have both been banned from the sport after a trackside fight ended up with one being punched in the face.
Adele Hobby, daughter of one of Perth’s most successful greyhound trainers of all-time, David Hobby, faced a Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) enquiry alongside owner Carrigan Wilson-Collis on Monday.
On January 13 at the Mandurah track, Hobby was holding a trophy when she confronted Wilson-Collis, who is believed to have owned dogs with the prominent Hobby kennel.
According to the inquiry, Hobby shoved the trophy into the chest of Wilson-Collis, before the fight escalated at the on-course bar.
Glamorous WA greyhound racing identity Adele Hobby, left, has been suspended for three months for her role in a trackside fight with a female rival
Adele is the daughter of one of Western Australia’s most prominent ever trainers, David Hobby
After being shoved, Wilson-Collis responded by punching Hobby in the face.
RWWA took a dim view of the trackside fight, despite both women appearing to be sorry and remorseful for their actions.
The fight was labelled as ‘improper misconduct’ by stewards.
Adele Hobby shoved Carrigan Wilson-Collis in the chest, before the latter then punched her in the face at the bar on-course in Mandurah
Hobby was given a three-month suspension from the industry for instigating the altercation, while Wilson-Collis received a six-month ban for her response.
David Hobby has been training champion greyhounds in WA, with Adele also working with the kennel, for almost 50 years.
He made headlines last year when he chose to retire instead of having the Covid jab, saying at the time that the vaccinations rules were ‘stupid’.
Adele Hobby pictured with her father David. He trained two winners on the day Adele for suspended for a trackside fracas
‘When people want to discriminate against people, that’s what happens,’ he told The Western Australian last year.
‘It’s a stupid rule that I don’t think was thought through thoroughly, and it’s totally wrong, in my opinion.
‘I only had three weeks notice to shut down the biggest kennel and breeding kennel in the State.
‘It’s not me in the end that will be suffering, it’s the six girls who work for me that are fully vaccinated that lose their jobs. I’m not an anti-vaxxer. I’m making a decision about my life,’ said Hobby.
He has since returned to the industry after vaccination requirements were lifted, and trained two winners on the day his daughter was in the trackside stoush.
Hobby’s astonishing career includes well over $10million in prizemoney and more than 2600 winners.
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