Positive Swabs

Leading Trainer Andy Lord Answers Industry Critics

Leading Trainer Andy Lord Answers Industry Critics

One of NSW’s leading trainers has spoken out regarding the shape of the greyhound racing industry after one of the most turbulent and testing times within the sport. As participants prepare to face the Parliamentary Inquiry sought by the NSW Greyhound …Read More..

2013 Group 1 Topgun Preview

2013 Group 1 Topgun Preview

This Saturday Night the Meadows plays host to the 21st edition of the invitation-only Group 1 Topgun.  With a wonderful field of sprinters engaged the race features champion greyhounds from 4 different states. Victoria,  South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia – …Read More..

GRNSW Deny Any Integrity Or Welfare Issues Ahead Of 7:30 Report Airing

GRNSW Deny Any Integrity Or Welfare Issues Ahead Of 7:30 Report Airing

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) today received confirmation from RSPCA NSW that there is no evidence to suggest acts of animal cruelty are occurring in the greyhound racing industry in NSW. GRNSW made contact with RSPCA NSW after it was made …Read More..

Victorian Decision Spurs GRNSW Stewards In To Action

Victorian Decision Spurs GRNSW Stewards In To Action

As has been widely reported, greyhound racing stewards in at least two states have been sitting an numerous positives swab inquiries, mostly to elevated Testosterone levels. Today Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) Racing and Appeals Disciplinary Board (RADB) finally heard the …Read More..

Hall Of Fame Trainer Graeme Bate Disqualified For 9 Months Over Positive Swab

Hall Of Fame Trainer Graeme Bate Disqualified For 9 Months Over Positive Swab

Greyhound Racing Victoria have today advised that Victorian Hall Of Fame greyhound trainer Graeme Bate has been handed an effective nine month disqualification for returning an elevated Testosterone level in one of his greyhounds. Following advice from Racing Analytical Services …Read More..

Mark Azzopardi Furious After GRNSW Act Despite Agreement

Mark Azzopardi Furious After GRNSW Act Despite Agreement

GRNSW have announced that the inquiry into the analysts’ reports of the finding of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in the urine sample taken from Transcend Time after the greyhound took out a race at Maitland on the 28th March …Read More..

GRNSW Finally Acknowledges Its Growing Integrity Problems

GRNSW Finally Acknowledges Its Growing Integrity Problems

It’s taken the best part of 6 months, but the statutory body that controls greyhound racing in New South Wales has finally formally acknowledged the worst kept secret in the industry – GRNSW has a massive positive swab issue. Even …Read More..

Level The Playing Field – Positive Swabs

Level The Playing Field – Positive Swabs

Greyhound Racing is like other sports – sometimes poor judgement gets the better of those involved and bad decisions are made. In Greyhound Racing, that usually involves presenting a dog with a banned or prohibited substance. Much has been written …Read More..

The Australian Cup – 20 Points Of Interest

The Australian Cup – 20 Points Of Interest

This year will see the 55th running of the Australian Cup. For 29 of its runnings it was the richest race in the country. For this writer, and this is a purely personal feeling, I always rated the Australian Cup …Read More..

Vanderburg Training Days Numbered As Stewards Announce Third Inquiry

Vanderburg Training Days Numbered As Stewards Announce Third Inquiry

The days of Wayne Vanderburg’s training career would appear numbered as New South Wales greyhound racing stewards have announced a third inquiry in to a Vanderburg trained greyhound. GRNSW Stewards have already announced two inquiries in to positive swabs returned …Read More..

Famiglietti Disqualified For 12 Months For Amphetamine Positive

Famiglietti Disqualified For 12 Months For Amphetamine Positive

On 10th October 2012 Stewards opened an inquiry into the greyhound Dyna Brenda after it had shown the presence of Amphetamine from the urine sample taken at the Southern Greyhound race meeting held at Strathalbyn on Sunday 8th July. Stewards …Read More..

Greyhound Racing Positive Swab Drug Classifications

Greyhound Racing Positive Swab Drug Classifications

The following table is a categorised table of potential positive swabs in greyhound racing, categorising each drug in to five separate classes. This drug classificaations guide is used by GRNSW to determine the seriousness of a drug positive swab wehn …Read More..

GRNSW First To Introduce Threshold Levels For Positive Swabs In Greyhound Racing

GRNSW First To Introduce Threshold Levels For Positive Swabs In Greyhound Racing

The Board of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has approved the introduction of a reporting level for the prohibited substance Procaine in greyhound urine samples. The introduction of the reporting level means that Procaine found in a racing greyhound would only …Read More..

GRNSW Respond To Allegations Of Widespread Criminal Activity In NSW Greyhounds

GRNSW Respond To Allegations Of Widespread Criminal Activity In NSW Greyhounds

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) today responded to the claims made in today’s Sun-Herald that questioned the integrity of the sport of greyhound racing. GRNSW is dedicated to ensuring its integrity services are at the forefront of the wagering industry – …Read More..

GRNSW All Set To Double Its Swabbing Rate After Rise In Positives

GRNSW All Set To Double Its Swabbing Rate After Rise In Positives

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has reinforced its commitment to ensuring the integrity of greyhound racing by announcing a raft of measures that will set a new benchmark for the sport in Australia. For the 2012/13 financial year, GRNSW has nearly …Read More..

Jim Psaila Disqualified For Six Months For Two Caffeine Positives

Jim Psaila Disqualified For Six Months For Two Caffeine Positives

Greyhound Racing Victoria have just announced the results of an stewards investigation in to two positives swabs that were finalised a week ago. The stewards inquiry relates to two separate positive swabs to caffeine and its metabolites found in two …Read More..

Lincoln Moncrieff Disqualified For Four Months For Obstructing A Stewards Investigation

Lincoln Moncrieff Disqualified For Four Months For Obstructing A Stewards Investigation

New South Wales greyhound racing stewards are catching the malaise that affects Victorian Greyhound Racing. Greyhound Racing New South Wales have just released details of a stewards inquiry that concluded a week earlier, regarding the disqualification of Lincoln Moncrieff for …Read More..

Russell Mansley Disqualified For Six Months & Loses $35,000 In Prizemoney Over Positive Swabs

Russell Mansley Disqualified For Six Months & Loses $35,000 In Prizemoney Over Positive Swabs

Greyhound Racing NSW Stewards last week finalised four inquiries into positive swabs obtained from three Russell Mansley trained and Lorraine Atchison owned greyhounds. The inquiries followed from laboratory analysts’ report’s that urine samples taken from the greyhounds all returned positive …Read More..

Firocoxib Positive Swab Inquiries Sound Industry Warning & Could Prove Expensive For Russell Mansley & Lorraine Atchison

Firocoxib Positive Swab Inquiries Sound Industry Warning & Could Prove Expensive For Russell Mansley & Lorraine Atchison

Greyhound Racing New South Wales Stewards have announced inquiries into analyst’s findings of the prohibited substance Firocoxib in the samples taken from the greyhounds Thrilling Bloom, Thrilling Frank and Low Key at the race meetings at Wentworth Park and Betchoice …Read More..

GRNSW To Commence Multiple Stewards Inquiries In To Positive Swabs

GRNSW To Commence Multiple Stewards Inquiries In To Positive Swabs

GRNSW have just advised multiple steward inquiries in to positive swabs stemming from recent Bathurst and Apping greyhound meetings. STEWARDS TO COMMENCE WILD MIDNIGHT INQUIRY An inquiry into the analyst’s finding of a prohibited substance in the urine sample taken …Read More..

Former Group 1 Trainer Verity Cotton Disqualified For 9 Months For Anabolic Steroid Positive

Former Group 1 Trainer Verity Cotton Disqualified For 9 Months For Anabolic Steroid Positive

Victorian greyhound trainer Verity Cotton has been disqualified for 9 months for a positive swab to an anabolic steroid in one of her greyhounds. Cotton’s greyhound, Vapour Shaker, returned a positive swab to the anabolic steroid metabolites, 17-α-methyl- 5α-androstane-3β, 17-β-diol …Read More..

Darren Fisher Receives $1000 Fine Only For Flunixin Positive Swab In Victoria

Darren Fisher Receives $1000 Fine Only For Flunixin Positive Swab In Victoria

The husband of high profile Greyhound Racing Victoria and Sky Racing feature greyhound race presenter, Simone Fisher, has received a $1,000 fine for a positive swab to the powerful anti-inflammatory steroid, Flunixin. Flunixin is a powerful anti-inflammatory used in horses …Read More..

3 Month Disqualifiction For Flunixin Positve Swab At South Australian Coursing

3 Month Disqualifiction For Flunixin Positve Swab At South Australian Coursing

South Australian Greyhound Racing Stewards completed an inquiry on 24th October 2011 into the circumstances relating to the obtaining of a positive urine sample tot he drug Flunixin from the greyhound Lorenzo. Lorenzo was trained by Mr.Shaun Laffin and the …Read More..

Richardson Guilty Not One, But Two Positive Swabs To Pholcodine & Receives Fine Only

Richardson Guilty Not One, But Two Positive Swabs To Pholcodine & Receives Fine Only

Victorian greyhound trainer Adam Richardson has received a $750 fine only as the results of two separate positive swabs in different greyhounds trained by him. Both greyhounds returned positive swabs to the drug Pholcodine. Pholcodine is an opiate based cough …Read More..

When Is A Drug Not A Drug?

When Is A Drug Not A Drug?

To this writer – a non-chemist, non-veterinarian and non-trainer, just an interested fan – Australia’s drug policies have never been totally clear or logical. Well, that’s not quite right – they are clear in that everything is banned. What’s not …Read More..

NSW Stewards To Invesigate Two Positive Swabs In Country Greyhound Meetings

NSW Stewards To Invesigate Two Positive Swabs In Country Greyhound Meetings

GRNSW Stewards have announced their intention to commence two stewards inquiries in two positive swabs in country greyhounds Diesel Roc and Sunshine Fury. The first of the inquiries relates to a positive swab to a prohibited substance found in the …Read More..

Murray Disqualified For Four Months For Two Methyltestosterone Positive Swabs

Murray Disqualified For Four Months For Two Methyltestosterone Positive Swabs

Stewards have concluded separate inquiries into analyst’s reports that urine samples returned by Solitary Sam and Knocka Who, trained by Mr Tim Murray, had, on confirmatory analysis, been found to contain the prohibited substances 17alpha-methyl-5alpha-androstane-3beta, 17beta-diol, and 17alpha methyl-5beta-androstane-3alpha, 17beta-diol, …Read More..

Thompson’s Fourth Stewards Inquiry In Three Years Receives Fine Only For Positive Swab

Thompson’s Fourth Stewards Inquiry In Three Years Receives Fine Only For Positive Swab

As reported exclusively on Australian Racing Greyhound back on June 1st 2001, the Jason Thompson trained greyhound Proven Que Tee has returned a positive swab in the heats of the Warrnambool Cup held back in April 2011. The Racing Appeals …Read More..

Chegia’s Appeal Against Four Month Disqualification Rejected

Chegia’s Appeal Against Four Month Disqualification Rejected

GRSA Stewards have confirmed that the appeal by Ossie Chegia against his four month disqualification for the positive swab returned by his greyhound Boozeroo during the Adelaide Cup series has been rejected by the Racing Appeals Tribunal. On the 12th …Read More..

Tim Murray The Focus Of Dual Positive Swab Inquiries In NSW

Tim Murray The Focus Of Dual Positive Swab Inquiries In NSW

GRNSW Stewards have announced that New South Wales greyhound trainer Tim Murray has become the focus of not one, but two positive swab inquires in NSW. While GRNSW Stewards have declined to declare the nature of the prohibited substance/s involved, …Read More..

 

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