Cawbourne Bolt Inquiry Adjourned

Cawbourne Bolt Inquiry Adjourned

GRNSW have this morning advised that the Cawbourne Bolt inquiry will not proceed today, as first announced back in early February.

GRNSW Stewards have accepted a request from the connections of Cawbourne Bolt for an adjournment of the inquiry.

The adjournment was requested in order that the connections be allowed additional time to consult with legal representatives prior to presentation of evidence.

As reported exlusively here, this stewards inquiry will be anything but straightforward, if the evidence connections presented to the inquiry is consistent that relayed to Australian Racing Greyhound.

That evidence is alleged to involve the contamination of the the greyhound in question by a kennel hand to an amphetamine, and is similar in circumstance to Gai Waterhouses positive swab in 2005 to Cocaine which was the result of contamination from a stable hand.

More recently Dave Righetti escaped an 18 month disqualification by presenting evidence, which was accepted on appeal; that his positive swab to an amphetamine was the result of contamination of the greyhound by a connection to the owner.

The new inquiry date has been set down for 30th March 2010 at the offices of GRNSW, to commence at 10 am.

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Kevin is a second-generation greyhound industry participant with more than 40 years experience as a greyhound owner, breeder, trainer, syndicator, broker and journalist. Kevin founded Australian Racing Greyhound in 2007 and fulfilled the role of Executive Editor of ARG's expanding team of journalists until 2015. Kevin is now CEO of Race Media, which owns and publishes Australian Racing Greyhound. Kevin brings a wealth of background knowledge and external experience to Australian Racing Greyhound. That, coupled with his intimate knowledge of the greyhound industry and a large and diverse range of industry contacts, brings a unique perspective and insight to Australian greyhound racing.