THE family home of Racing Victoria’s chief steward Terry Bailey has been peppered with over a dozen bullets on Sunday night.
It’s understood the shots were fired at the front of his and his Templestowe home last night with a semi-automatic rifle.
Detectives believe someone attended the home in Hawtin St at 9.20pm and fired several shots into the property.
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Mr Bailey, his wife and the rest of his family are said to have been out the back of the home when the incident happen.
No one was hurt.
Police spent much of the night at Bailey’s home and returned on Monday morning for more investigative tests.
Racing commentator Jason Richardson says the entire incident is terrifying.
“It is frightening. He’s got a young family. He is a policeman of the industry, and for his family to be in danger because of his profession is (horrifying),” he said on SEN.
“Anyone who knows Terry — I’ve found him to be an extremely fair, hard, but very fair human being. For his work to endanger his family just staggers belief.”
Bailey and his team of stewards have introduced a stronger and tougher culture to Victorian racing, cracking down on integrity issues in the sport.
The current spring carnival is Bailey’s hectic season as he watches over three of the most important races in Melbourne’s spring: the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.
Bailey and his chief vet Brian Stewart have been in the news in recent times because of their involvement in prosecuting cobalt cases.