LEADING Sydney jockeys Jim Cassidy and Kevin Moses yesterday felt the wrath of Australian Jockey Club (AJC) stewards investigating the race-fixing scandal. Both Cassidy and Moses were disqualified after an inquiry by stewards, headed by chairman John Schreck. The 32-year-old Cassidy received one of the stiffest penalties ever handed out in Australian racing when he was outed for three years. Moses was sidelined for 12 months. It was an extremely black day for Cassidy. Hours earlier he had appeared before the AJC committee to appeal against a six-month disqualification imposed for not attending a hearing into the race fixing. His attempt to have the penalty quashed failed and his two disqualifications are to be served concurrently. Cassidy looked a shattered man as he walked away from the AJC's offices and he refused to comment. However, he is known to have already lodged an appeal. A former New Zealander, Cassidy settled in Sydney after winning the 1983 Melbourne Cup on Kiwi. He was Sydney's champion jockey in the 1985-86 season. It is the second ban in recent times for Moses, who was Sydney's leading jockey in the 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1993-94 racing years. Some years ago Moses was outed by stewards in Hong Kong. He later returned to win the Invitation Cup at Sha Tin on Kessem who, ironically, defeated Cassidy's mount Livistona Lane. Moses was white-faced and drawn as he left the hearing. 'This is probably going to be the end of my career as a jockey,' said Moses. 'I just don't know what I'm going to do.' Moses said that he would appeal. However, he later admitted he had 'broken a couple of rules' of racing. 'I've had a bet on horses I've ridden,' he said. 'I also tipped a few horses to a guy. 'When I learned that he wanted to bet really big, I didn't have anymore to do with him. 'That was about 18 months ago. 'As I've said I've broken a couple of rules but they certainly aren't the ones the media have been playing up recently.' The AJC stewards also interviewed jockeys Shane Dye and Larry Cassidy, Jim's younger brother. Both were cleared to leave after the inquiry. 'The stewards wanted to ask me some questions but I haven't done anything wrong,' said Dye. Stewards, who were informed of the race fixing by New South Wales Crime Commission officers investigating drug related offences, instituted a number of rules of racing when dealing with Cassidy and Moses. These covered cases where licensed persons had been found guilty of dishonest, corrupt, fraudulent or improper practises. They also invoked rules covering situations where licensed persons had corruptly or fraudulently accepted bribes or payments of monies or other inducements. The stewards also brought in rule 175 (b), which deals with dishonourable behaviour and with bringing racing into disrepute. The disqualification of Cassidy and Moses followed on from an investigation begun five months ago by Federal Police. The matter was handed over to the New South Wales Crime Commission early last month, when the AJC was also advised of evidence secured about race fixing gathered in taped telephone conversations. At the end of an eight-hour session of interviewing, Schreck said the club's committee had wanted the investigation to be 'quick'.