Positive Swabs

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..

Logic wins: GRV stewards drop arsenic charges against trainers

Greyhounds Australia

In a triumph for common sense and good law, charges have been withdrawn against five Victorian trainers accused of administering the prohibited substance arsenic and breaching Greyhound Australasia Rule (GAR) 83 (1A) and 83 (2)(3). The recent request by the …Read More..

Stewards’ wrap: Azzopardi fined for positive Asa Barboza swab

Greyhounds Australia

LEADING conditioner Anthony Azzopardi has been found guilty of a breach of the prohibited substance rule. Azzopardi was charged with a breach of GAR 83(2)(3) after his greyhound, Asa Barboza, returned a positive sample to the banned substance methylprednisolone when …Read More..

Stewards’ wrap: four trainers found guilty over positive swabs

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TONY Interligi has been fined after being found guilty of a breach of the prohibited substance rule, GAR 83(2)(3). The charge was issued after Interligi’s greyhound, Inter Sandra, returned a positive urine sample to the category two prohibited substance, piroxicam, …Read More..

Stewards’ wrap: eight greyhound trainers banned or suspended

Stewards’ wrap: eight greyhound trainers banned or suspended

HELEN Pullman, Tom Pullman and Kayla Spliet have had their licenses suspended pending the completion of a stewards’ inquiry into evidence collected during a Keinbah trial track investigation. When Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) sought submissions from the trio as to why their …Read More..

Leading vet & lab chief explain how EPO swabs can be missed

Leading vet & lab chief explain how EPO swabs can be missed

DAVID Battie, head of Racing Analytical Services Ltd (RASL), has confirmed that all swabs taken from greyhounds examined by his laboratory are tested for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO). Battie’s comments follow allegations from registered Victorian trainer Charlie Wilson, who admitted to …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..

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: SA greyhound trainer appeals decade-long ban

Stewards wrap: SA greyhound trainer appeals decade-long ban

A SOUTH Australian greyhound trainer has appealed his decade-long disqualification and $10,000 fine after being found guilty of a breach of the permanently banned substance rule. The specifics of the case were that, on January 5, Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Two trainers disqualified for positive swabs

Stewards wrap: Two trainers disqualified for positive swabs

NEW South Wales trainer Gavin Lowe has been slapped with a disqualification after being found guilty of breaching GAR 83(2) which relates to prohibited substances. The specifics of the charge were that Lowe’s greyhound, Pure White Cloud, returned a urine …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Knackery meat leads to more positive swabs

Stewards wrap: Knackery meat leads to more positive swabs

TWO Victorian trainers recently faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) after being charged with breaches of the prohibited substance rule GAR 83 (2)(3). Both trainers had greyhounds which returned positive urine samples to the drug Dehydronorketamine, a pain …Read More..

Finish on lure just the beginning

Finish on lure just the beginning

FIRST impressions of the finish-on-lure trial at Geelong are that fields are more inclined to spread out, at least after the first bun rush out of the boxes. No doubt the wide and high lure is a help in that …Read More..

Greyhound racing news: More In Store stars in Chairman’s Cup heat

Greyhound racing news: More In Store stars in Chairman’s Cup heat

THE Group 3 Chairman’s Cup series was rocked by scandal over the weekend, with champion bitch Sweet It Is withdrawn from the heats of the $25,000 to the winner feature after returning a positive swab to Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of …Read More..

What you may have missed: GRV release study results

What you may have missed: GRV release study results

IT is now possible to differentiate between naturally occurring testosterone in a male greyhound and testosterone which has been administered in order to improve performance, a study by Greyhound Racing Victoria shows. A joint effort by the Faculty of Veterinary …Read More..

Sweet It Is returns positives to caffeine after G1 NZ triumphs

Sweet It Is returns positives to caffeine after G1 NZ triumphs

CHAMPION stayer Sweet It Is has returned two positive swabs to the prohibited substance caffeine after winning both a heat and final of the Group 1 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar in New Zealand earlier this month. 

 Greyhound Racing …Read More..

Wheeler removes his dogs after Nicole Davis returns positive swab

Wheeler removes his dogs after Nicole Davis returns positive swab

SUPERSTAR sprinter Dyna Villa will be scratched from this Sunday’s Group 2 Horsham Cup final as owner Paul Wheeler removes all of his greyhounds from trainer Nicole Davis’ property after her license was suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards on …Read More..

In the stewards room: QLD legend Ron Ball banned for life

In the stewards room: QLD legend Ron Ball banned for life

LEGENDARY trainer Ron Ball has been banned for life by the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board in the aftermath of the live-baiting scandal. Ball had previously been issued a show cause notice as to why he should not be …Read More..

In the stewards room: Gemma Tovey disqualified for 15 years

In the stewards room: Gemma Tovey disqualified for 15 years

THINGS have been flat-out in stewards’ departments around the nation over the past fortnight in the wake of the live-baiting scandal, which has seen close to 40 participants stood down from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. On top of …Read More..

In the stewards’ room: Inquiry into shooting greyhounds adjourned

In the stewards’ room: Inquiry into shooting greyhounds adjourned

THE Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) has adjourned an inquiry in relation to Victorian trainer Simon Green, who is alleged to have shot dead two of his greyhounds, Spanish Cloud and Spanish Berry, around July 2014. During the investigation, …Read More..

Disqualified Linda Britton takes out WA’s leading trainer award

Disqualified Linda Britton takes out WA’s leading trainer award

LEADING greyhound identities in Western Australia have defended the decision to crown disqualified Linda Britton the state’s no.1 trainer. Britton, who was not allowed to attend the function on Sunday night, continued her stranglehold on the mantle as WA’s leading …Read More..

Robert Conway Disqualified For Androstane Positive

Robert Conway Disqualified For Androstane Positive

Offence: 83 (2) (3) and (6): Mr. Robert Conway failed to present the greyhound ‘Norrie’s Antics’ free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club on Wednesday, 27 August 2014. Report: Following advice from Racing …Read More..

Barry Wells Fined And Disqualified For Heptaminol Positive

Barry Wells Fined And Disqualified For Heptaminol Positive

Offence: GAR 83 (1) and 83 (2) (3) (1) Mr. Barry Wells the trainer of the greyhound HECAN BOLT, which was nominated to compete in an Event, namely, Race 10, the AWESOME LODGE – Mixed 4/5, conducted by the Healesville …Read More..

Zelemar Fever Inquiry Adjourned

Zelemar Fever Inquiry Adjourned

Report: RWWA Stewards yesterday inquired into the report from the ChemCentre in Perth, that the presence of 5β– androstane-3α, 17β–diol (metabolite of Testosterone), at a concentration of greater than 10ng/ml, had been detected in the following samples obtained from ZELEMAR …Read More..

Tony Desira Disqualified Following Four Positive Swabs

Tony Desira Disqualified Following Four Positive Swabs

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards on Thursday 16 October 2014 inquired into the analysts’ reports of the finding of caffeine and its metabolites, theophylline, paraxanthine, and theobromine, in urine samples taken from greyhounds trained by Tony Desira. The greyhounds involved …Read More..

Brooke Ennis Fined $2,000 For Two Meloxicam Positive Swabs

Brooke Ennis Fined $2,000 For Two Meloxicam Positive Swabs

Offences Charged: (1) Mrs. Brooke Ennis failed to present the greyhound Dream It free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. (2) Mrs. Brooke Ennis failed to present the …Read More..

Ruth King Disqualified For Six Months

Ruth King Disqualified For Six Months

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards have concluded an inquiry into the use by trainer Ruth King of a warned off person to assist in the training of greyhounds pursuant to her care. GRNSW became aware of the alleged breach of …Read More..

Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa And Amy Cole Penalties Handed Down

Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa And Amy Cole Penalties Handed Down

Three members of the Bate Kennel have had their penalties decided with the findings completed for Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa and Amy Cole. The hearings centred around the use of Hydrocortisone in tablet form in racing greyhounds. The Hydrocortisone administered …Read More..

Ken Virtue Fined $1500 For Positive Swabs

Ken Virtue Fined $1500 For Positive Swabs

CHARGES (1) Mr. Virtue did fail to present the greyhound Banjo Boy free of any prohibited substance for an event at Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on the Thursday, 19 September 2013, given the post-race urine sample taken from the greyhound …Read More..

Gavin Lowe Fined $3,750 For Two Positive Swabs

Gavin Lowe Fined $3,750 For Two Positive Swabs

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards have completed an inquiry into analysts’ reports that the urine sample taken from Kiowa Star – after that greyhound won Race 3 at the Lismore Greyhound Club’s meeting on 5 March 2013 – had been …Read More..

 

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