The adjournment was requested in order that the connections be allowed additional time to consult with legal representatives prior to presentation of evidence.
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Just twenty four hours after the announcement of a GRNSW stewards inquiry in to the Cawbourne Bolt positive swab, a source close to the kennel concerned has reported that Andy Lord was not the registered trainer at the time and had no involvement on any level in Cawbourne Bolt’s preparation to race at Wentworth Park on 7th November 2009.
Despite all form guides, results and indeed all the greyhound race form profiles, still to this day showing Andy Lord as the trainer of Cawbourne Bolt, the insider has stated to that “all paperwork was properly submitted to GRNSW and Lord had no involvement whatsoever on any level and was definitely not the trainer of the dog at the time”.
The inside source has also suggested that while GRNSW have not named the focus of the inquiry, Lord will not be required to attend or present evidence, a position that would be consistent with GRNSW acknowledging Lord was not the registered trainer of the greyhound and all paperwork had been submitted and processed successfully.
Continue reading Andy Lord An Innocent Victim Of Speculation Over Inquiry
GRNSW have today announced that they will hold an inquiry into the analystâ€™s finding of a prohibited substance in the urine sample taken from Cawbourne Bolt after that greyhound won at the Wentworth Park meeting on 7 November 2009.
GRNSW have informed February 2010, commencing at 10 am.that the inquiry will be conducted at the NSW Offices on Tuesday 23
Fields and form guides at the time all showed the registered tranier to be Andy Lord. Lord has not long resumed the role as primary trainer after partner Jodie Gilbert received a 12 month disqualification for a positive swab in another Cawbourne dog, Cawbourne Tuf. That 12 month disqualification was however reduced to just 4 months on appeal and Gilbert will be free to resume training on 3rd March 2010.
Continue reading GRNSW Stewards Act Over Cawbourne Bolt Positive Swab
RWWA Stewards today inquired into a report from the ChemCentre in Perth, that the post race urine sample taken from the greyhound TIP TOP THOMAS after it won Race 7 at Greyhounds WA Cannington on Thursday 31 December 2009, contained the prohibited substance caffeine and its metabolites.
The finding has been confirmed by the Racing Science Centre in Brisbane.
Evidence was taken from Trainer Mr Bradley Keel, ChemCentre Chemist Mr James White, RWWA Industry Veterinarian Dr. Peter Symons and RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil Oâ€™Reilly.
Continue reading Keel Handed A 6 Month Disqualification Over Caffeine Swab
Stewards have today announced that New South Wales greyhound trainer, Angelo Tsohalis is officially the eleventh trainer, and the first since May 2009, to return a positive swab to an anabolic steroid in a greyhound since the new ban began.NSW
At a Maitland greyhound race in September Tsohalis’ greyhound, Doin’ Nuffin was an impressive come from behind winner over the 400m journey in 23.03, getting up over early leader Style Queen by just a half head. It was Doin’ Nuffin’s second win in just 3 starts, having won a Dapto 297m on debut.
GRNSW Stewards directed that Doin’ Nuffin be the subject of routine swabbing after the win and that swab subsequently returned positive to the Stanozol metabolite, 6 Alpha-Hydroxystanozolol; which has been the anabolic steroid that has seen several other NSW greyhound trainers also disqualified.
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GRSA Stewards have just advised that in relation to the shock positive swab from 2009 Group 3 SA Derby winner Dyna Forte, Graeme Bate has been found guilty and has lost the $21,500 to the winner race.
The leading Victorian trainer, who has had a shocking run of bad luck lately, with Velocette and Amity Bale suffering career ending injuries; was due to face a GRSA Stewards Inquiry today in to the positive swab.
Continue reading Bate Loses SA Derby, Fined $3000 Over Positive Swab
In stark contrast to the $500 slap on the wrist handed out to Rob Britton after Tasman Queen’s Melbourne Cup positive swab in 2007, South Australian greyhound trainer Scott Keylock has been disqualified for three months for the same offence.
On the day in question Fantuzzi competed in and won the final course of race seven at the GOTBA coursing meeting.
Continue reading Keylock Cops 3 Months For Positive Swab
In the aftermath of the our initial advice that Dyna Forta has swabbed positive from his winning SA Derby run, Bate has officially called to inquiry by GRSA Stewards.
The reserve “b” sample was subsequently in Victoria and has confirmed the presence of Procaine. The test occurred only yesterday on the 18th November 2009.
Continue reading Graeme Bate Required To Attend GRSA Stewards Inquiry
Eight heats of Group 1 racing face us tonight from the Lightwood Road track, with most of Australia’s best credentialed greyhounds lining up for a shot at one of Australia’s most prestigious greyhound races.
Of the top sprinting greyhounds in the AGRA rankings that haven’t retired, only High Earner and Nova Surf** are missing from the lineups. High Earner was never considered for the series after a sub-optimal trial last week and the dog has subsequently shown a blood irregularity.
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The positive swab stems from a South Australian coursing meeting at Virginia held back on the 4th October 2009, when Kelock provided both the winner and the runner-up in the Emerley Park maiden stake.
GRSA Stewards have confirmed that both the “A” and “B” samples taken from Fantuzzi on the day have tested positive to Guaifenesin, which is the same substance that caused a sensation when the Rob Britton trained Tasman Queen was scratched by order of GRV stewards from the 2007 Melbourne Cup Final after returning a positive swab it. Britton was subsequently fined $500 for the offence.
Continue reading Keylock Called To Inquiry Over Guaifenesin Positive
Dyna Forte is trained by leading Victorian greyhound trainer Graeme Bate who has been enjoying a spectacular run of feature race successes and track records in recent weeks. In fact the night Dyna Forte won the SA Derby, Bate was in Victoria watching Amity Bale win the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial at Sandown. Dyna Forte was sent to South Australia in the care of Bate’s kennel foreman, Rob Camilleri.
As a matter of routine practice the first three placegetters of the SA Derby were all subjected to urinary swab analysis and a GRSA spokesperson has confirmed that both second placegetter Beer Time trained by Shaun Matcott and third placed Dentax Bale, also trained by Bate; have returned negative swabs.
Continue reading Dyna Forte And Graeme Bate In SA Derby Drug Shock
GRSA Stewards completed an inquiry on 26th October 2009 into the circumstances relating to the obtaining of the positive swab to codeine from a Tanya Gardiner trained greyhound at a Mount Gambier greyhound meeting.
On the day in question the Victorian trained Redgum Assassin run seventh of eight runners in the last race on the card, the Open grade 277m race, being beaten 10.75 lengths having been backed in from $6.00 to start fourth favourite at $3.90.
Subsequent testing of the reserve portion of the urine sample confirmed the presence of Codeine and its metabolite Norcodeine.
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News today from GRSA Stewards that Victorian greyhound trainer, Tanya gardiner has been called to inquiry over a positive swab to Codeine in one of her greyhounds from a Mount Gambier greyhound meeting.
On the 23rd September 2009 Stewards informed Gardiner by hand delivered letter that the greyhound Redgum Assassin had shown the presence of Codeine and its metabolite Norcodeine from the urine sample taken at the meeting held at Mount Gambier Club at Mount Gambier on Saturday 8th August 2009 and that she would be advised of the date, time and place of an inquiry.
On the day in question Redgum Assassin run seventh of eight runners in the last race on the card, the Open grade 277m race, being beaten 10.75 lengths having been backed in from $6.00 to start fourth favourite at $3.90.
Continue reading Gardiner Called To Inquiry Over Codeine Positive
The GRSA Stewards Inquiry with Mr. R Murray into the positive urine sample taken from the greyhound Sydney Vella at the Gawler race meeting held on Sunday 16th August 2009 has been completed and has seen Murray receive a four month disqualification.
Just two weeks ago we were advised of the positive swab in the greyhound Sydney Vella to the prohibited substance Dexamethasone, a steroidal anti-inflammatory and the principal ingredient in the veterinary preparation Voren.
Wasting no time, GRSA Stewards heard the inquiry yesterday at GRSA headquarters.
Continue reading Four Months Disqualification For Murray’s Positive
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With racing from Cranbourne (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland) and Angle Park (New South Wales), lets just review some of our betting advice for the way those tracks play.
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New South Wales greyhound trainer Jodie Gilbert has been granted a stay of proceedings pending an appeal against her 12 month disqualification for a positive swab.
Before the GRNSW Stewards Inquiry, Gilbert was disqualified for a period of twelve months, until 25 September 2010, and fined $1100. The commencement of the disqualification was deferred until 26 September 2009 due to her personal circumstances.
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GRNSW Stewards were so concerned they convened a Stewards Inquiry and tendered evidence in the form of the posting displayed on July 2009.
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GRNSW Stewards today conducted an inquiry into analystâ€™s reports that the urine sample taken from Cawbourne Tuf prior to that greyhound running second in Race 5 at the Wentworth Park meeting on 1 June 2009, contained the prohibited substance Dexamethasone.
Evidence was taken from trainer Ms Jodie Gilbert, who was granted leave to be assisted by trainer Mr Anthony Lord.
Further evidence was taken from trainer Mr Raymond Dixon, Ms Hayley Gilbert and from ARFL Acting Scientific Director Dr Andrew McKinney.
Continue reading Gilbert Given 12 Months For Positive Swab
South Australian greyhound trainer Raymond Murray has been asked to attend a Stewards Inquiry at GRSA headquarters to explain a positive returned in his greyhound Sydney Vella from a Gawler greyhound meeting.
Mr Murray was advised of the positive swab on the 31st August 2009 and that routine secondary testing of the reserve portion of the swab sample would be carried out.
That second swab analysis confirmed the presence of Dexamethasone, a steroidal anti-inflammatory that is commonly found in veterinary preparations such as Voren.
Continue reading Murray And Sydney Vella Return A Positive Swab
GRNSW) Stewards today conducted an inquiry into analystâ€™s reports that the urine sample taken from Murranji Kate after that greyhound won Race 9 at the Muswellbrook meeting on 12 July 2009, contained the prohibited substances Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline and Paraxanthine.NSW (
Evidence was taken from trainer Mr Peter Midson, his grandson Mr Adrian McMillan, ARFL Director Dr Andrew Vadasz and Muswellbrook Race Club Steward Mrs Christine Constable.
Written evidence was entered from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory, Racing Analytical Services VIC, ARFL Senior Veterinarian Dr Craig Suann and GRNSW Steward Mr Terry Hynes.
Continue reading Midson Disqualified For Four Months For Positive
Jodie Gilbert kennel will be held next.can reveal that the Steward’s Inquiry in to a positive swab in a greyhound trained by the newly repatriated
The positive swab is to the steroidal anti-inflammatory Dexamethasone, an the active ingredient in the commonly used veterinary preparation Voren, amongst other.
Continue reading Jodie Gilbert Positive Swab Inquiry Scheduled For Next Week
GRNSW) today issued a warning to members of the sport about the prolonged excretion time of the prohibited substance Firocoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly found in the registered veterinary product Previcox.NSW (
As a NSAID, Firocoxib is screened for in samples taken from greyhounds and the detection of this substance in a sample would constitute an offence under Greyhound Australasia Rule 83.
There is no known data supporting the withholding period of any preparation containing Firocoxib in greyhounds.
Continue reading Potential Postitive Swab Alert To Greyhound Trainers
Incoming GRNSW Chief Steward Clint Bentley has passed his first test and while I had always assumed my first article here might have been a brickbat, this time we have to throw a bouquet, well half a one anyway.
Yes she copped some interference from behind just prior, but that did not excuse the brain fade that occurred immediately after, where she lost all interest in the lure and decided Zambola Bale’s left ear was an easier target.
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GRNSW Stewards yesterday conducted an inquiry into analystâ€™s reports that the urine sample taken from Shy Bond after it won at Wentworth Park on 22 June 2009, contained the prohibited substances Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline and Paraxanthine.
Theobromine, Theophylline and Paraxanthine and known metabolites of Caffeine in the greyhoud.
On the night in question Shy Bond gained a run as second reserve and was sent to the boxes a whopping $47.00 chance outsider from box seven. Despite some ordinary form leading in to the race Shy Bond pinged and led all the way in 30.72. There was no money for the greyhound on .
Continue reading 3 Months For Caffeine Positive For Mal Smart
In a bizzare aftermath to the story we ran last month with regard to leading trainer David Schofield and his handler Willie Hodgson and their run in with greyhound officialdom and the law; Police have now had to be called to two greyhound meetings last week after threats were made to kill a trainer’s pregnant partner and others.
New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times Racing Editor Barry Lichter has reported that “in scenes described by one frightened bystander as akin to a gangster movie, threats to break bones and “chop your f—ing head off” were made”.
At the the heart of the sensational scenes are allegations of accusations that dogs are being drugged, and an increase in competition for the higher prizemoney on offer after the country’s leading trainer, John McInerney of Christchurch, set up a satellite kennel in Palmerston North run by his son Stephen. The fallout has left officials struggling to maintain order in the code.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing In Chaos As Crime Runs Rampant
According to GRV Stewards, Lord Brett’s urine sample showed the presence of Ketoprofen. Ketoprofen is a less commonly used NSAID that is used for the short-term pain management as well as onger-term management of chronic pain particularly due to osteoarthritis.
Ketoprofen’s analgesic properties work within an hour or two of administration and and it has a reccomended witholdgin period of 48-72 hours prior to racing. Ketoprofen’s only performance enhancing properties are its ability to mask the pain of injury or arthritis.
Continue reading Del Vigor Gets One Month Disqualification For NSAID
Some ten to fifteen years after the rise in the use of drugs such as Fertagyl, Eryhthropoetin (EPO), Aranesp and SoluCortef as performance enhancers in greyhounds, the Board of Greyhounds Australasia (GA) have today announced they will now commit to finding ways to detect such drugs in greyhounds.
GA, in partnership with the Australian Greyhound Veterinary Association (AGVA), Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) and Queensland Racing Science Centre has thus established parameters for additional research into Fertagyl, EPO and Hyrdocortisone in the racing greyhound.
Following on from the ban on Anabolic Steroids, Australian authourities are still unable to prosecute any individual for the use of testosterone based anabolic steroids due to the lack of a clearly defined normal range or threshold level of testosterone in greyhounds.
Continue reading Greyhounds Move To Close Door On Drug Cheats…Too Late
After the deluge of nonsensical “incidents” on greyhound tracks lately, it was refreshing to see that Victorian Stewards, with newly appointed Glenn Fish at the helm; have just released a GRV Stewards Inquiry report in to an “incident” at The Meadows slipping track.
What sort of incident I hear you say? Well it would appear the GRV Stewards have made an effort to explain to us that it was just a “verbal altercation” between the two protagonists.
Just the inclusion of those two simple words can leave us sleep in peace at night, happy and content in the knowledge that this most recent “incident” was just a war of words; and didn’t involve multi-national peace keeping forces, tazers that look like mobile phones or Materchef’s Julie trying to pass mashed potatoe off as high end dining fare.
Continue reading Oh No!! Not Another “Incident”? No, Just An Altercation
In the last twelve months both New South Wales and Queensland have been the source of multiple positive swabs to Theobromine, some due to food contamination.
Those positives prompted a warning to greyhound trainers from Greyhounds Queensland, and an ghrra-give-theobromine-the-green-light/988" title="GHRRA Give Theobromine The â€śGreen Lightâ€ť >amnesty on all positive swabs to Theobromine in greyhounds by New South Wales authorities.
Continue reading Fine Only For Queensland Greyhound Theobromine Swab
Remarkably the greyhound trainer involved has escaped with only a fine for the offence, and a small one at that. The only possible explanation for such a light sentence could be the timing of the offence.
The Brett Millard trained greyhound Glenfarclas returned a positive swab after running third in a Capalaba 5th grade on 11th April 2009. Of course April 11th was better known this year as Easter Saturday.
Continue reading Millard Just Fined Over Caffeine Positive In Queensland