Racing Integrity

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..

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..

Wilson admits EPO doping, claims GRV officials failed to act

Wilson admits EPO doping, claims GRV officials failed to act

A GREYHOUND trainer at the centre of the Lara raids has explained his motives for teaming up with Animals Australia to expose alleged widespread drug use within the sport. Charlie Wilson says he entered several properties in the week leading …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..

Stewards’ wrap: Newlyn disqualified & fined for cobalt positive

Stewards’ wrap: Newlyn disqualified & fined for cobalt positive

SOUTH Australian trainer Kenneth Newlyn has had his penalty handed down by Greyhound Racing South Australia stewards after having been found guilty of a breach of GAR 83(2), the prohibited substance rule. Newlyn’s greyhound, Caboose, had returned a urine sample which …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..

ARG presents proposal to ensure sustainable greyhound racing

ARG presents proposal to ensure sustainable greyhound racing

DESPITE what you may have heard, greyhound racing in NSW has a future with integrity and welfare at its core. It just needs a fair go and the right plan in place. That plan has now been drawn up. AustralianRacingGreyhound.com.au has …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..

Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

OVER a week has passed since the Special Commission of Inquiry report into greyhound racing was made public, with Premier Mike Baird ignoring 79 recommendations and opting to shut down the industry as a result. The Liberal Party leader has …Read More..

Tweed Heads Greyhound Track On The Market

Tweed Heads Greyhound Track On The Market

Racing Queensland has left the door open to negotiate with the owners of Tweed-based Border Park if the NSW government follows through with its ban on greyhound racing. Secretary manager Steve McGrath said the venue would be sold, regardless of …Read More..

GBOTA responds to greyhound racing being banned in NSW

GBOTA responds to greyhound racing being banned in NSW

THE joint greyhound representative voice in New South Wales greyhound racing has vowed to fight the ban on greyhound racing in the state. The Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association said they were “shattered and heartbroken” by the announcement from …Read More..

Queensland, Victoria say greyhound racing won’t be banned

Queensland, Victoria say greyhound racing won’t be banned

The greyhound industry as we know it in NSW is over, but what about the rest of Australia? Racing Minister Grace Grace has confirmed Queensland will continue with increased vigilance in animal welfare and racing integrity, and Greyhound Racing Victoria …Read More..

New Victorian local rules to focus on animal welfare & integrity

New Victorian local rules to focus on animal welfare & integrity

NEW rules tackling rehoming, euthanasia, lures, live baiting, greyhound properties and suspended and disqualified persons are set to come into effect on June 14, 2016, in Victoria. Many of the new rules are in response to the recommendations handed down …Read More..

Questions need to be asked regarding Cup favourite’s performance

Questions need to be asked regarding Cup favourite’s performance

I HAVE now read four different accounts, including reports from the stewards and GRV, of the running of “world’s richest greyhound staying race”, the 715m Sandown Cup, and not one has discussed the abysmal performance of No Donuts (aside from …Read More..

Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

THE newly proposed Victorian Racing Integrity Unit involves putting stewardship and related functions for all three codes under the one roof, thus separating them from each code’s administration. It follows a report by Paul Bittar to the Racing Minister. The …Read More..

All Vic racing codes to be overseen by a single integrity body

All Vic racing codes to be overseen by a single integrity body

FOR the first time in history, the three racing codes in Victoria will be overseen by a single independent body to manage the integrity of the sports within the state. To be named the Victorian Racing Integrity Until, the body …Read More..

Britton urges participants to have their say at industry workshop

Britton urges participants to have their say at industry workshop

LEADING trainer Rob Britton has urged all participants to head to The Meadows this Sunday and have their say on the future of the industry when Greyhound Racing Victoria hosts its second Stakeholder Engagement Workshop. Britton is a member of …Read More..

Racing integrity commissions based on hope alone

Racing integrity commissions based on hope alone

WE may have gone as far as we can in discussing welfare and breeding issues. In any event, I find it annoying to be verballed so regularly, and to note so many extravagant statements made by people who do not …Read More..

Queensland racing to remain stuck in the past

Queensland racing to remain stuck in the past

AT best, it will be more of the same old stuff. More likely, it will sustain the steady decline in the fortunes of Queensland greyhound racing. The Queensland Parliament has just passed new laws which separate its new integrity unit …Read More..

How the NSW Joint Working Group can help the Industry

How the NSW Joint Working Group can help the Industry

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples,” – Mother Theresa. Those words echoed through my mind as I took my first step into a meeting which had the potential …Read More..

NSW Joint Working Group hands down final report

NSW Joint Working Group hands down final report

THE NSW Joint Working Group has officially handed in its final report to Greyhound Racing NSW Interim CEO Paul Newson. The report will aim to assist in providing recommendations to ensure the future of the greyhound racing industry within the …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..

News wrap: Fantastic Dotty Megastar bound, Hunt banned for longer

News wrap: Fantastic Dotty Megastar bound, Hunt banned for longer

BOOM youngster Fantastic Dotty will be aimed at the Group 1 Dapto Megastar following on from her tenacious victory in Thursday night’s Group 3 Dapto Maiden. The daughter of Goodesy and Light Fantastic is one of five invitees for the …Read More..

GRV CEO Adam Wallish leaves the top job

GRV CEO Adam Wallish leaves the top job

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) CEO Adam Wallish has made the decision to step down from the top job. In a statement released on Friday, it was revealed that Wallish had elected not to pursue a further three year term with …Read More..

Victorian greyhound inquiries offer debatable solutions

Victorian greyhound inquiries offer debatable solutions

OFFICIAL reports on live baiting from two states are showing some similarities. Both Queensland and Victorian investigators have called for a change in the makeup of the controlling boards and the creation of separate organisations to handle integrity matters, including …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..

VIC Integrity Commissioner releases final report on live baiting

VIC Integrity Commissioner releases final report on live baiting

VICTORIAN Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna has said he does not believe live-baiting is an isolated matter. As a part of his final 114-page report on the Victorian Greyhound Racing Industry, released on Thursday, Perna confirmed the industry’s worst-kept fear …Read More..

 

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