Misconduct

Trainer suspended following cocaine & amphetamine positive

Greyhound racing at The Meadows

PROMINENT central west trainer Jeanette Foley has been slapped with an interim suspension by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) after one of her greyhounds returned a positive urine sample to amphetamine and benzoylecgonine. Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine, whilst …Read More..

Suspended sentence for cutting off dog’s tail with no pain relief

Industry update

A VICTORIAN greyhound trainer will spend no time on the sidelines after being found guilty of amputating his dog’s back in 2015. Jason Formosa fronted the RADB last week charged with three rule breaches – GAR 106(1)(d), GAR 106(2) and …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Steele to spend six months on the sidelines

Stewards wrap: Steele to spend six months on the sidelines

RONALD Steele recently faced a Greyhound Racing NSW stewards inquiry after being charged with six breaches of the prohibited substance rule, GAR 83(2). The charges were laid as a result of the following positive swabs: 1. Suzi Cargo at Bathurst …Read More..

Stewards wrap: five trainers penalised for cobalt offences

Stewards wrap: five trainers penalised for cobalt offences

NEW South Wales trainer John Bradley has been found guilty of having a dog with elevated levels of cobalt, stemming from a race meeting earlier this year. Bradley was facing the music under the prohibited substance rule, GAR 83(2), for …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Owner banned for using cattle prod

Stewards wrap: Owner banned for using cattle prod

A GREYHOUND owner caught on video using an electric cattle prod on his greyhound during a trial session at The Gardens has been disqualified from the sport for 15 months. The owner in question, Robert Newstead, recently had his sentence …Read More..

Disqualifications for trainers caught at Tom Noble’s property

Disqualifications for trainers caught at Tom Noble’s property

GARY Shipley was recently the subject of a Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards’ inquiry after being slapped with two breaches of the prohibited substance rule, GAR 83(2). The specifics of the case were Shipley’s greyhound, Sekonda Belle, returned positive urine …Read More..

Stewards wrap: No charges for Sarkis relating to rabbit carcass

Stewards wrap: No charges for Sarkis relating to rabbit carcass

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) stewards have made the decision to not lay any charges against registered greyhound trainer Harry Sarkis following the discovery of a rabbit carcass on his property in July. The carcass was found during an …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Trainer suspended for permanently-banned substance

Stewards wrap: Trainer suspended for permanently-banned substance

IT has been a massive few weeks in greyhound racing, including in the various stewards’ room around the country. Starting in Western Australia, on Monday Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Stewards inquired into the discovery of the substance Fertagyl …Read More..

NSW greyhound industry ban and reversal: the complete timeline

NSW greyhound industry ban and reversal: the complete timeline

IT seems like a lifetime ago that Premier Mike Baird took to social media to announce he was outlawing the $335 million a year greyhound racing industry. A lot has happened between July 7 and now, most importantly when he …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Riley disqualified for positive swab offence

Stewards wrap: Riley disqualified for positive swab offence

NEW South Wales trainer Mark Riley has been disqualified by Greyhound Racing NSW after he was found guilty of breaching the prohibited substance rule, GAR 83(2). The specifics of the case in question were that Riley’s greyhound, Silent Battle, returned …Read More..

Industry calls for ‘cruel’ trainer to be named and shamed

Industry calls for ‘cruel’ trainer to be named and shamed

THERE are growing calls from within the greyhound industry for a trainer, caught on video using a cattle prod to shock one of his dogs, to be named and shamed after harrowing vision of the incident surfaced on Friday night. …Read More..

The social contagion of live baiting

The social contagion of live baiting

IN 1922 the American cultural critic Walter Lippman argued in his book ‘Public Opinion’ that for the average person, ‘the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance…’ The result, according to the web …Read More..

Keinbah inquiry finds at least 99 greyhound remains on property

Keinbah inquiry finds at least 99 greyhound remains on property

AN indépendant report into the Keinbah trial track has found that at least 99 greyhounds had been killed and buried in a mass grave on the property over a four year period. The deplorable revelations come after a year long …Read More..

GRNSW forensic testing tender awarded to RASL

GRNSW forensic testing tender awarded to RASL

RACING Analytical Services Limited (RASL) have been awarded the tender for the provision of forensic testing services by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) after a procurement process which was managed by Procure Group Pty Ltd. RASL, which is accredited by the …Read More..

Stewards wrap: QLD trainers cleared over Pentobarbitone anomaly

Stewards wrap: QLD trainers cleared over Pentobarbitone anomaly

QUEENSLAND trainer Clarence Wilcox recently fronted a Racing Queensland (RQ) inquiry after a urine sample from his greyhound Asa Top Agent showed the presence of the prohibited substance Pentobarbitone when it won at Townsville on November 26, 2015. Confirmatory analysis …Read More..

Stewards wrap- WA trainer disqualified for amphetamine possession

Stewards wrap- WA trainer disqualified for amphetamine possession

IT has been a busy few weeks in stewards rooms around Australia, with several participants facing the respective authority bodies over a range of prohibited substance and misconduct offences. Last week, WA owner/trainer/attendant Joshua Jovanovic faced Racing Wagering Western Australia …Read More..

Steward’s wrap: disqualifications handed out across Australia

Steward’s wrap: disqualifications handed out across Australia

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales handed down a four month suspension to NSW trainer Nancy McIntosh last week after she was found guilty of a brach of GAR 83 (2)(a). The specifics of the charge was her greyhound, My Girl …Read More..

What you may have missed: Brad Hill Billy seizes Bob Payne

What you may have missed: Brad Hill Billy seizes Bob Payne

BRAD Hilly Billy finally broke through for his maiden Group race triumph on the mainland with a tenacious performance in Saturday night’s Group 2 Bob Payne Spring Sprint (520m). Despite a slow beginning, the son of Kinloch Brae and Breakeven …Read More..

Barrister to conduct indépendant review into Keinbah trial track

Barrister to conduct indépendant review into Keinbah trial track

JUST over a week after a Greyhound Racing NSW released its findings stating there was no evidence of misconduct in relation to animal welfare at the Keinbah Trial Track, leading Sydney barrister Clive Steirn SC has been appointed to lead …Read More..

Two more trainers suspended under live baiting cloud

European rabbits found on NSW property

TWO more trainers have been caught up in the live baiting scandal after two live European rabbits were found during a raid on a property at Gilgandra in the north west of NSW on Wednesday. David Harkin and Merle Clarke, …Read More..

Report from QLD Commission of Inquiry set to cause big changes

Report from QLD Commission of Inquiry set to cause big changes

AN ALMOST terminal blow. That is how the final report from the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry has described the impact of the live baiting scandal on a decimated greyhound racing industry. The report, handed down by Alan …Read More..

Stewards wrap – what you may have missed in recent weeks

Stewards wrap – what you may have missed in recent weeks

VICTORIAN trainer William Ferguson has had his license suspended for a period of nine months, six of which have been wholly suspended for a period of 12 months. The penalty comes after his greyhound, Gaelic Flyer, returned a positive to …Read More..

Steward’s wrap: George Dailly fined for punching Delbridge

Steward’s wrap: George Dailly fined for punching Delbridge

A SIX month disqualification, suspended wholly for 12 months, and a $5,000 fine have been handed down to George Dailly, the brother-in-law of leading mentor Andrea Dailly, after he was found guilty of punching trainer Mark Delbridge at the Geelong …Read More..

Greyhound carcasses found in Queensland bushland

Greyhound carcasses found in Queensland bushland

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by the RSPCA and police after no less than 55 decomposing greyhound bodies were found in bushland in the south-east of Queensland, near Bundaberg, earlier this week. RSPCA Bundaberg received the initial tip off of …Read More..

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

VICTORIAN trainer Simon Green has avoided any penalty after allegedly shooting two of his greyhounds, Spanish Cloud and Spanish Berry, in or around July 2014. It was reported Green made an admission to a member of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) …Read More..

Live-baiting saga: Dogs free to run after NSW appeals upheld

Live-baiting saga: Dogs free to run after NSW appeals upheld

THE New South Wales Racing Appeals Tribunal has upheld several appeals made by owners against a Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) decision to suspend greyhounds associated with trainers who have been suspended and are under investigation for allegedly engaging in the …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Greyhounds granted a stay of proceedings

Stewards wrap: Greyhounds granted a stay of proceedings

IN THE lead up to the biggest race series in NSW, the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Friday that the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal had granted an interim stay of proceedings until 12pm Monday …Read More..

Live baiting saga: Zipping Willow & Zipping Saxon suspended

Live baiting saga: Zipping Willow & Zipping Saxon suspended

ZIPPING Willow and Zipping Saxon have both been suspended from racing by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) as a follow on from the live-baiting saga. The two star NSW sprinters, which are owned by leading breeder Martin Hallinan, were …Read More..

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

THE New South Wales Government moved to secure the future integrity of its greyhound industry today, announcing a Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate issues of animal welfare and integrity within the sport. Troy Grant, the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for …Read More..

Amanda Hill stands by her decision to speak out on Four Corners

Amanda Hill stands by her decision to speak out on Four Corners

FORMER steward Amanda Hill is standing by her words despite backlash following her appearance on last Monday’s controversial Four Corners program focusing on live baiting. 

The ABC, working with the RSPCA, Animals Australia and Animal Liberation Queensland, launched an investigation …Read More..

 

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