Sky presenter Chynna Marston and her fiancé face animal cruelty charges after allegedly ‘failing to feed their horses properly and not take them to the vet’
- Sky presenter Chynna Marston has been charged with animal cruelty
- She faces a Racing NSW hearing in Sydney this Wednesday
- Her fiancé, Alex Kean, has also been charged
Sky Racing presenter Chynna Marston has been hit with animal welfare charges for mistreatment of horses she looks after.
Marston, 28, and her fiancé Alex Kean have each been charged by Racing NSW following an investigation into the care of thoroughbreds on their farm near Canberra.
The pair were placed on Racing NSW’s exclusion list last week, meaning they are not allowed to receive any horses until the stewards have completed their investigation.
They have been asked to defend themselves at Racing NSW headquarters next Wednesday during a stewards’ inquiry in Sydney, News Corp.
Marston has been charged with failing to provide adequate nutrition to 12 thoroughbred horses and to provide veterinary treatment to six horses in her care.
Sky Racing presenter Chynna Marston (right) has been charged with animal cruelty
Marston and her fiancé Alex Kean (left) will defend themselves at an investigation next week
She has maintained her innocence with a series of social media posts
In addition, she has been accused of behaving in a manner that was “harmful to the image, interests and integrity or welfare of racing by failing to ensure the welfare of thoroughbred horses.”
Her fiancé, Kean, has also been charged with four counts, including allegedly destroying a thoroughbred and failing to confirm the decision to “destroy that horse with a vet.”
Marston has been backed down by Sky Racing since the investigation began and has maintained her innocence with a number of social media posts.
“I am fully cooperating with the NSW Racing investigation and I look forward to all allegations being proven untrue and being able to take care of the horses I love so much again,” she said earlier this month.
A Sky spokesperson said: ‘Chynna has stepped down pending the outcome of a Racing NSW investigation.’
CHARGE AGAINST CHYNNA MARSTON
Load one: ‘Between the period on or about March 27, 2023 and June 5, 2023, [she] failed to provide 12 thoroughbred horses with sufficient nutrition’.
Rate two: ‘Between the period on or about February 14, 2023 and March 27, 2023, [Marston] six named thoroughbred horses not treated veterinary.’
Charge three: ‘[She engaged in conduct] harm the image, interests, integrity or well-being of the sport of racing by not ensuring the well-being of thoroughbred horses’.