Appeals to Racing Appeals Tribunal / Appeal decisions

Please see below Appeals Decisions that have been made by the Racing Appeals Tribunal (RAT). All decisions made by the RAT are in accordance with the Racing Appeals Tribunal Act 1983 and the Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015.

For the details of any appeals relating to decisions made by Greyhound Racing NSW  before 1 July 2018 or finalised by Greyhound Racing NSW after 1 July 2018, please visit the following websites:

NameDetails of DecisionDecision DateOutcomeLink to Decision
Sam MasriGWIC decision of 21 March 2019 to refuse application of an attendant and owner/trainer registration17/6/2019Appeal dismissed
Appeal deposit forfeited
Decision
Judith RichardsonGRNSW decision of 19 January 2019 to impose a monetary penalty for breaching GAR 83(2)(a) x214/6/2019Appealant discharged
Appeal deposit refunded
Decision
Nevyl HandGWIC decision of 5 March 2019 to refuse to grant him an owner and attendant's registration.22/5/2019Appeal upheld
Appeal deposit refunded 
Decision
Benjamin Talbot and Mark Sayer

GRNSW decision on 18 January 2019.

Full details for Sayer here.

Full details for Talbot here.

20/5/2019

Appeal of Sayer on 86 (o) and (q) upheld 2
Appeal of Talbot on 86(n) upheld Appeal of Talbot on 86 (o) and (q) dismissed 
In 86 (o) and (q) of Talbot penalty appeal upheld and penalty of 4 months disqualification concurrent from 18 January 2019 imposed

50% of the appeal deposit refunded.

Decision
Anthony GannonGRNSW decision of 31 October 2018 to impose monetary penalties and suspensions for breaching GAR 86(f), (q) and (ag)6/5/2019

Appeal upheld

Concurrent penalties of suspensions imposed

25% of appeal deposit refunded

Decision
Dean SwainGWIC decision of 28 February 2019 to impose an 18 month disqualification for breaching GAR 83(2)(a)29/4/2019Severity appeal dismissed

Appeal deposit forfeited
Decision
Neil StainesGWIC decision of 11 February 2019 to impose a 24 week disqualification, of which 9 weeks was suspended, for breaching GAR 83(2)29/4/2019Severity appeal dismissed

Appeal deposit forfeited
Decision
Amanda BruntonGRNSW decision regarding breach of GAR 83(2). Noting no evidence offered by GRNSW.22/3/2019Appeal upheld

Appeal deposit refunded
Decision
Sarah Fellowes GRNSW decision of 5 October 2018.
Full details here.
18/3/2019Severity appeal upheld

Appeal deposit refunded
Decision
Mario MultariGRNSW decision of 29 June 2018.
Full details here.
30/1/2019

Severity appeals upheld

Total penalty of disqualification on all matters of 3 years 9 months from 14 April 2018

50 percent of appeal deposit refunded

Decision
John Horan GRNSW decision of 19 July 2018 to impose two concurrent terms of disqualification of 6 years for breaches of GAR 10628/11/2018

Appeal on breaches dismissed

Appeal on penalty upheld

Penalty of 3 years disqualification on each breach to be served concurrently

One-third of appeal deposit refunded

Decision
Nicolas O’ConnellGRNSW decision on 18 October 2017 to refuse to grant him an individual NSW Bookmaker’s licence26/10/2018

Appeal upheld

Application for Bookmaker’s Licence granted

Appeal deposit decision deferred

Decision

Jason Magri

GWIC decision of 12 October 2018 to impose a marring breach suspension on the greyhound, Zipping Manuella19/10/2018

Appeal dismissed

Appeal deposit forfeited

Decision
Mark Farrugia

Stephen Farrugia

Donna Farrugia

GRNSW decisions of 23 October 2017 to impose:

- Mark and Stephen Farrugia:  Disqualification for 5 years, 2.5 years suspended and fined $22,000

- Donna Farrugia: Disqualification of 2.5 years, 1 year suspended.

Relevant rules: GAR 86(o), 86(q), 117(1), 117(2) and 124

28/9/2018

Severity appeals upheld

Mark and Stephen Farrugia each disqualified for 12 months from 23 October 2017 and each fined $21,300

Donna Farugia disqualified for 6 months from 23 October 2017

Decision