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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..

Charlie Wilson stood down by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Charlie Wilson stood down by Greyhound Racing Victoria

UPDATE: Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) have confirmed that Charlie Wilson has been stood down under GAR 92 (5)(c) pending the outcome of an inquiry. The inquiry will look into Wilson’s admissions in regards to purchasing prohibited substances including Recombinant Human …Read More..

Dailly confirms GRV raids on Anakie property

Dailly confirms GRV raids on Anakie property

GEORGE Dailly has confirmed to Australian Racing Greyhound that his property was raided on Wednesday by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Dailly says the controlling body was looking for prohibited substances within the training establishment run by George, his brother Tom …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..

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..

Double agent spills beans on Animals Australia greyhound sting

Double agent spills beans on Animals Australia greyhound sting

A ROGUE Animals Australia operative, who is a trainer in Victoria, has shed light on the circumstances surrounding the Lara raids last week. At a property just outside of Geelong, owned by a member of controversial former trainer Graeme Bate’s …Read More..

Lara raids still remain a mystery

Lara raids still remain a mystery

CONFUSION continues to surround the circumstances which saw a greyhound racing property at Lara raided on Wednesday afternoon. A Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) media release confirmed the GRV Investigations Unit and welfare officers attended an unidentified property following allegations of …Read More..

Morris calls for consistency for marring & fail to chase charges

Morris calls for consistency for marring & fail to chase charges

TERRI Morris is calling for more consistency from Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards when it comes to charging greyhounds with marring and failing to pursue offences. Morris is the trainer of star greyhound Jesaulenko, which was recently slapped with a …Read More..

Abandoned Warrnambool meeting causes frustration among trainers

Abandoned Warrnambool meeting causes frustration among trainers

SEVERAL trainers have been left disappointed after arriving at Warrnambool on Thursday night, only to have the race meeting abandoned soon after kennelling. Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards determined to call off the meeting after a track inspection deemed the …Read More..

Lithgow president says air conditioning essential for all tracks

Lithgow president says air conditioning essential for all tracks

THE Lithgow greyhound racing track will be ready to race throughout summer, with a brand new split-system air conditioner being installed in the kennels this week. It comes as the non-TAB track had its meeting abandoned last Saturday after the …Read More..

2016 Group 1 Melbourne Cup: best odds, tips and betting preview

Zambora Brockie

Can Zambora Brockie win the Melbourne Cup?ALL eyes will be on Sandown Park this Friday night for the running of the world’s richest greyhound race, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (515m). Worth a massive $420,000 to the winner, the race …Read More..

GRV rewards its safest track with second weekly meeting

GRV rewards its safest track with second weekly meeting

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria has introduced a second weekly race meeting at the safest track in the state. The Healesville Greyhound Racing Club has been rewarded for its low injury record on the long, straight track – the only one of its …Read More..

An explanation of GRV’s proposed rule changes

An explanation of GRV’s proposed rule changes

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced a suite of proposed rule changes with the aim of improving animal welfare outcomes. The proposed rules are aimed at tightening regulation surrounding ownership and rehoming responsibilities and will put further responsibilities on trainers …Read More..

GRV appoints its first General Manager of Integrity

GRV appoints its first General Manager of Integrity

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) made the announcement on Monday it has appointed its first General Manager of Integrity, Shane Gillard. Under the previous structure of the authority body, integrity, racing and animal welfare all fell under the one umbrella, however, …Read More..

GRV introduces new greyhound racing hotline

GRV introduces new greyhound racing hotline

A NEW telephone hotline has been established by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) to address unlawful and suspicious activity within the greyhound racing industry. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be used …Read More..

Stewards’ wrap – prominent trainer Darren Brown suspended

Stewards’ wrap – prominent trainer Darren Brown suspended

PROMINENT Victorian greyhound trainer and breeder Darren Brown has been suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) stewards after one of his greyhounds returned an out of competition swab sample to a permanently banned substance. The sample was taken from the …Read More..

Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria is currently celebrating a successful night of racing at The Meadows last Saturday, with 12 heats of the Group 1 Maturity Classic run and won. But it was what they failed to mention that caught the eye. …Read More..

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

The announcement by the Baird government that it will ban greyhound racing in New South Wales starting from the beginning of July 2017 is yet another reminder of how the sport/industry failed over a long period of time both internally …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..

Weekly Stewards wrap: Austen suspended as GRNSW open an inquiry

Weekly Stewards wrap: Austen suspended as GRNSW open an inquiry

SCOTT Austen has had an interim suspension placed on his license following a targeted welfare and integrity inspection at his Box Hill property led by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW). Members of GRNSW’s Regulatory and Welfare units attended the property, with …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Trainer disqualified over poor living conditions

Stewards wrap: Trainer disqualified over poor living conditions

DOUGLAS Blake recently faced the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for a breach of GAR 106 (1)(c) and LR 42.1. The charges stemmed from a kennel inspection by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Animal Welfare Compliance Officer Arthur Evans on …Read More..

GRV appoints new Chief Steward & Animal Welfare General Manager

GRV appoints new Chief Steward & Animal Welfare General Manager

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Karen Lees as its new Chief Steward. Lees, who has been appointed for a two-year period, takes over from Glenn Fish, who left the top job earlier in 2016 to take …Read More..

Weekly stewards wrap: more fines and disqualifications issued

Weekly stewards wrap: more fines and disqualifications issued

VICTORIAN trainer Steve Nagy faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board last Tuesday after his greyhound, Roseline, returned a urine sample which showed the presence of prohibited substance 6 alpha – Hydroxystanozolol taken at the Sale meeting on December 6, …Read More..

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced its support to push a ban on the export of Irish greyhounds to Macau. The announcement follows recent reports which suggested that some greyhounds from Ireland had been sent to the Peninsula off 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..

In the steward’s room – SA trainer has his penalty restarted

In the steward’s room – SA trainer has his penalty restarted

LAST Tuesday Greyhound Racing South Australia officers attended the property of trainer Duncan Stewart for a routine kennel inspection. During their time at the property, disqualified person Michael Stewart was located on the premises who was deemed to be in …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..

There’s engagement but no enlightenment in greyhound racing

There’s engagement but no enlightenment in greyhound racing

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria has just conducted a thing called an Engagement Workshop, mainly to do with trialling tracks. We know that because a lengthy media release told us so. It is one of a series on various subjects and some …Read More..

In the steward’s room – two disqualified for amphetamine offences

In the steward’s room – two disqualified for amphetamine offences

TWO trainers have been slapped with bans after their greyhounds returned positive samples to the prohibited substance Amphetamine. On February 11, South Australian trainer Michele Famiglietti was informed that his greyhound Are Ate had shown the presence of Amphetamine in …Read More..

Craig Monigatti appointed the new manager at Warrnambool

Craig Monigatti appointed the new manager at Warrnambool

FORMER Carlton Blues Football IT Manager Craig Monigatti has been appointed as the new manager of the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) announced the decision on Friday following the hugely successful Cup and Classic night on Wednesday …Read More..

 

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