|Offences & Activity||January 2023|
|Fail to Chase||39|
|Satisfactory Trials Cleared||40|
|Satisfactory Trials Not Cleared||20|
|Samples (Swabs) Taken||936|
|Positive Swabs from RASL||3|
|VRT Positive Swab Cases Heard||4|
|VRT Appeals Heard||4|
|VRT Stay Applications||0|
|VRT Animal Welfare Cases Heard||1|
|VRT Misconduct Cases Heard||1|
|Stewards’ Hearings Heard||1|
|VCAT Appeals Heard||0|
- Swabs taken 2021 – 2022 financial year (01/07/2021 – 30/06/2022) = 10666
- Swabs taken 2022 – 2023 financial year = 6610
Victorian Racing Tribunal
Glenn Dainton – VRT Appeal 3 January 2023 – GAR123, the greyhound “Dookie Devil” was charged with marring at Sale on 26 December 2022. Mr Dainton pleaded not guilty. The VRT dismissed the appeal.
John Caulfield – VRT Hearing 10 January 2023 – GAR141(1) & GAR151(3), failed to present the greyhound “Ertugrul Bey” free of the prohibited substance ‘Guaifenesin’ for an event at Shepparton on 16 May 2022. Mr Caulfield pleaded guilty to both charges. The VRT imposed a $1500 fine with $800 suspended for 12 months, in addition to a $300 fine for failing to record the minimum requirements in treatment records. “Ertugrul Bey” was disqualified from the event.
Vincent Mileto – VRT Appeal 10 January 2023 – GAR 169 (5) (c), Mr Mileto appealed GRV’s decision to suspend Mr Mileto’s licence for an indefinite period on 30 December 2022 pending the outcome of an inquiry. The VRT upheld the appeal.
Patrick Bull – VRT Hearing 11 January 2023 – GAR83(2), failed to present the greyhound “Taltarni Black” free of the prohibited substances ‘Caffeine’, ‘Theophylline’, ‘Paraxanthine’ and ‘Theobromine’ for an event at Bendigo on 29 April 2022. Mr Bull pleaded guilty. The VRT imposed a 3-month suspension, wholly suspended for 24 months, and a $300 fine. “Taltarni Black” was disqualified from the event.
Troy Scott – VRT Hearing 18 January 2023 – GAR86(u), GAR86(q) & GAR86(o), failure to register 18 Public Syndicates between September 2017 and July 2019 and engaged in detrimental, prejudicial, improper and dishonest conduct in relation to the management of Syndicates. Mr Scott pleaded not guilty to all charges. The VRT found Mr Scott guilty of all charges and imposed a total disqualification period of 5 years.
Trevor Whitford – VRT Appeal 18 January 2023 – GAR124, the greyhound “Mt. View Bentley” was charged with failing to pursue at Warragul on 12 January 2023. Mr Whitford pleaded not guilty. The VRT dismissed the appeal.
Andrea Gurry – VRT Hearing 19 January 2023 – GAR141(1), failed to present the greyhounds “Kinimakatka” and “Alabama Anna” free of the prohibited substance ‘Guaifenesin’ for events at Horsham on 21 June 2022. Ms Gurry pleaded guilty to both charges. The VRT imposed a total fine of $750. “Kinimakatka” and “Alabama Anna” were disqualified from the events.
David Basile – VRT Hearing 24 January 2023 – GAR106(1)(a), GAR106(1)(d), GAR106(1)(c), GAR106(2), LR42.1, GAR86(o), GAR86(q), GAR86(p) & GAR86(e). In September 2021, Mr Basile failed to provide sufficient food and drink, veterinary attention, and adequate kennels for greyhounds at his kennelling address, and kept greyhounds in conditions that were dangerous or detrimental to their health and safety and failed to prevent unnecessary pain and suffering. Mr Basile also engaged in detrimental and improper conduct when transferring greyhounds to other registered trainers and subsequently failing to maintain contact with the trainers and owners, abandoning responsibility and care for the greyhounds, and failing to comply with the lawful order of a Steward. Additionally, Mr Basile failed to attend an inquiry as directed by Stewards. Mr Basile did not attend the hearing. The VRT found Mr Basile guilty of all charges and imposed a total disqualification period of 5 years and 3 months, in addition to a $1000 fine.
Joe Interligi – VRT Hearing 30 January 2023 – GAR141(1), failed to present the greyhound “Inter Teddy” free of the prohibited substances ‘Piroxicam’ and ‘5-hydroxypiroxicam’ for an event at Healesville on 6 July 2022. Mr Interligi pleaded guilty. The VRT imposed a $1500 fine with $750 suspended for 12 months. “Inter Teddy” was disqualified from the event.
Trevor Whitford – VRT Appeal 31 January 2023 – GAR125, the greyhound “Mt. View Betty” was charged with failing to pursue by reason of injury at Traralgon on 26 January 2023. Mr Whitford pleaded not guilty. The VRT dismissed the appeal.
Stewards’ Hearing Reports
Trevor Whitford – Stewards Hearing 1 January 2023 – GAR165(a), On 24 October 2022, Mr Whitford engaged in loud and hostile conduct that was detrimental and/or prejudicial to the interests and control of greyhound racing when directed by the Stewards to have his greyhound examined by the On-Track Veterinarian at Traralgon. Mr Whitford pleaded guilty. Stewards imposed a $500 fine, with $250 suspended for 24 months.
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