CLEAR WINNER: Blake Spriggs steers Brazen to victory at Corbould Park.
CLEAR WINNER: Blake Spriggs steers Brazen to victory at Corbould Park. Grant Peters/Trackside Photograp

NRL betting link to Corbould Park race

A CORBOULD Park horse race in May has been linked to an investigation into betting on the National Rugby League.

Fairfax media is reporting the NSW Organised Crime Squad is assessing massive amounts of TAB data as part of its inquiry into existing match-fixing allegations.

Investigations include an $18,000 bet placed half an hour before kick off in the April 14, 8pm match, between Parramatta and Manly at Brookvale Oval.

Parramatta trailed throughout the match before coming home to win with three late tries.

The two clubs met Friday night for the first time since that clash, Parramatta again prevailing late in the match to win 10-9 at Parramatta's Pirtek Stadium.

Betting records show the wager on the Eels in April returned $41,400 which was collected at Tuggerah TAB after being divided into five TAB vouchers.

It is alleged 21-year-old Umina man Jordan Tulk, an associate of former Eels' marquee player Keiran Foran and his brother Liam redeemed the value of the vouchers on May 4 later plunging the entire amount on the four-year-old gelding Brazen, who was the top weight favourite in the last race Butler McDermott Lawyers Class 4 handicap over 1800m at Corbould Park.

The David Vandyke trained, Blake Spriggs ridden Brazen carrying 57.5kg duly saluted the judges to win the race which carried a winner's purse of $12,800.

In its previous starts the horse had finished fifth of eight at Gosford over 1600m on April 12 where the gelding was 7th at the 800m mark and fifth 400m from home. It was also eighth of 11 at Randwick on November 3, 2015 also over 1600m, after being last at the 800 metre mark and 10th at 400m from home.

Brazen went into the Corbould Park race with $53,360 in prize money from nine starts which included three wins, one second and a third.

It has now had 13 starts for four wins, one second and two thirds for total prize money of $93,660.

The return from Tulk's bet on Brazen from the proceeds of the Eels clash, amounted to $95,220.

It is alleged that night Liam Foran was given the winning $95,220 ticket which he cashed it in at Gosford's Central Coast Leagues Club.

Foran, who works as an assistant to gambler and former brothel owner Eddie Hayson, received $22,000 in cash and a $73,220 voucher.

It is alleged, contrary to TAB betting conditions, Liam Foran placed $2000 cash into his brother's TAB account.

The incident occurred just days after Kieran Foran - who has since been released from a $5 million contract with the Eels - was admitted to a Brisbane rehabilitation clinic.

He has subsequently admitted to having over dosed on pain killers.

Fairfax Media reports that on the night of May 4 Liam Foran drove from the Central Coast to Canterbury Leagues Club in Belmore, Sydney, where he converted the $73,220 voucher from the Brazen winnings to $10,000 in cash and the remainder in another voucher.

He then walked to the nearby Belmore TAB to turn his $63,220 voucher into 10 vouchers worth $6000 each plus $3220 in cash.

"The following day all 10 vouchers were redeemed. Three of them - totalling $18,000 - were redeemed at Star Casino by a friend of Hayson's from Mosman. Hayson has previously put money into the businessman's TAB account,'' the Fairfax report stated.

Fairfax Media said sporting officials have been concerned for a number of years about Hayson's connections with leading sporting figures.