[AusRace] Hayden Haitana

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Wed Dec 13 11:43:33 AEDT 2017

Hayden Haitana, the trainer linked to the Fine Cotton scandal, has died in South Australia.
The ex-pat New Zealander was at the epicentre of Australia's most infamous betting plunge, where the under-performing Fine Cotton was substituted by the better-credentialled Bold Personality for a race at Brisbane's Eagle Farm in 1984.
Bold Personality had been painted and daubed with hair dye in a bid to resemble Fine Cotton, who had been backed heavily to win.
Stewards uncovered the ruse soon after the ring-in returned to scale after being first past the post.
Haitana, who had lived in South Australia for several decades, was aged 72 when he died last week on the Eyre Peninsula.
One might say ironically, Haitana's memorial service will be held at the Gawler & Barossa Racing Club on Saturday.
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