|Offences & Activity||September 2023|
|Fail to Chase||31|
|Satisfactory Trials Cleared||31|
|Satisfactory Trials Not Cleared||7|
|Samples (Swabs) Taken||846|
|Positive Swabs from RASL||6|
|VRT Positive Swab Cases Heard||0|
|VRT Appeals Heard||1|
|VRT Stay Applications||0|
|VRT Animal Welfare Cases Heard||0|
|VRT Misconduct Cases Heard||1|
|Stewards’ Hearings Heard||0|
|VCAT Stay Applications||0|
|VCAT Appeals Heard||0|
- Swabs taken 2022 – 2023 financial year (01/07/2022 – 30/06/2023) = 11,272
- Swabs taken 2023 – 2024 financial year = 2,778
Victorian Racing Tribunal
Gregory Schofield – VRT Appeal 28 September 2023 – GAR 169(5)(c), Mr Schofield appealed GRV’s decision to suspend Mr Schofield’s licence for an indefinite period pending the outcome of an inquiry. The VRT dismissed the appeal.
Hubertus Wetzels – VRT Hearing 13 September 2023 – LR14.3.1, 14.3.3, 42.9(a) & 42.9(c), Between 2017 and 2022, Mr Wetzels failed to notify GRV of the deaths of five (5) greyhounds within two working days, and failed to obtain approval to bury the deceased greyhounds on his property. Mr Wetzels pleaded guilty to all charges. The VRT imposed a total suspension period of 6 months, wholly suspended for 24 months, in addition to a $1000 fine.
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