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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..

Azzopardi Receives $500 Fine For Methylmorphinan Positive Swab In Victoria

Azzopardi Receives $500 Fine For Methylmorphinan Positive Swab In Victoria

Victorian greyhound trainer Judy Azzoaprdi has received a $500 fine for presenting her greyhound Go Slow to race at The Meadows on Australia day while under the influence of the prohibited substance 17-methylmorphinan-3-ol, known as Racemorphan; a synthetic analogue of …Read More..

Seven Months Disqualification For Stewart Over Caffeine Positive

Seven Months Disqualification For Stewart Over Caffeine Positive

GRNSW Stewards on Monday 18 April conducted an inquiry into analysts’ reports that the urine sample taken from Day Seas Cracker, after that greyhound won race five at Betchoice Gardens on Friday 11 February this year, contained the prohibited substance …Read More..

Orange Speedball Body Building Capsule Lands NSW Greyhound Trainer Four Months

Orange Speedball Body Building Capsule Lands NSW Greyhound Trainer Four Months

Greyhound Racing NSW Stewards on Monday 21 February 2011 inquired into analyst’s reports that the urine sample taken from Jaylo Jenny after that greyhound won race four, the Luddenham Pet Foods Maiden Stake at the Dapto meeting on Wednesday 22 …Read More..

Adelaide Cup Positive Swab Drug Shock In South Australia

Adelaide Cup Positive Swab Drug Shock In South Australia

Greyhound Racing South Australia have just advised Australian Racing Greyhound that Boozeroo, trained by Ossie Chegia, has returned a positive swab to a hydrocortisone drug. The positive swab stems from a routine post race swab performed after Boozeroo qualified for …Read More..

Graeme Bate’s Up And Away Laurels Victory Tempered By Positive Swab

Graeme Bate’s Up And Away Laurels Victory Tempered By Positive Swab

While it was all cheers and beers after the second running for 2010 of the Laurels at Sandown last night when the Graeme Bate trained Up And Away prevailed over Kalden Athena, news has broken today that the victory has …Read More..

GRNSW Stewards Adjourn Cawbourne Bolt Inquiry Yet Again

GRNSW Stewards Adjourn Cawbourne Bolt Inquiry Yet Again

The GRNSW Stewards inquiry in to the positive swab of Cawbourne Bolt to a metabolite of cocaine, has now been adjourned yet again, as the case nears a full calendar year since the greyhound won the race to which the …Read More..

 

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