Integrity / Final Disciplinary Action Decisions

The Compliance and Enforcement Explanatory Guide explains how the Commission goes about its regulatory role, including its approach to taking disciplinary action against non-compliance by greyhound racing industry participants.

A full list of final disciplinary decisions can be found below.

Name Rule Description Penalty Start date Link to decision
Pringle, Alan R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: My Kinda Song
Substance: Pholcodine
Meeting: 10 September 2019, Goulburn
Fine: $600 30/03/2020 View
Clarson, John R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Kulu Hipster
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 31 December 2019, Lismore
Fine: $750 26/03/2020 View
Perrett, Julius R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Shakey Randle
Substance: Theobromine
Meeting: 9 June 2019, Moree
Suspension: 10 weeks 16/03/2020 View
Finn, John R86(ae)(ii) Possession of unapproved equipment Fine: $300 (wholly and conditionally suspended) 16/03/2020 View
Finn, Melinda R86(ae)(ii) Possession of unapproved equipment Fine: $300 (wholly and conditionally suspended) 16/03/2020 View
Carter, Jason R86(ae)(ii) Possession of unapproved equipment Fine: $600 (wholly ad conditionally suspended) 13/03/2020 View
Kelly, Gail R86(ae)(ii) Possession of unapproved equipment Fine: $600 (wholly and conditionally suspended) 13/03/2020 View
King, Ruth R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Blinken Billy
Substance: Cobalt
Meeting: 5 December 2019, Dapto
Suspension: 18 weeks 27/02/2020 View
Joseph Baldacchino R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Mascot Miss
Substance: Phenobarbitone
Meeting: 4 November 2019, Nowra
Suspension: 4 weeks 21/02/2020 View
Morgan, Lyn R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Smuggler's Run
Substance: Metformin
Meeting: 5 October 2019, Kempsey
Suspension: 4 weeks 21/02/2020 View
Rice, Trevor R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Fascinate Dolly
Substance: Dexamethasone
Meeting: 5 October 2019, Kempsey
Suspension: 4 weeks (commencing 26 February 2020) 21/02/2020 View
Micallef, Charlie R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Time Flies By
Substance: Diclofenac
Meeting: 7 October 2019, Nowra
Suspension: 10 weeks (commencing 25 February 2020) 21/02/2020 View
Winter, Leighton R86B(1)(b), Rule 86A, R79A(7), R84(2) Possession of unapproved lures, a permanently banned prohibited substance and prohibited substances Disqualification: 12 months with 6 months suspended conditionally, commencing on date of interim suspension; disqualification 6 months; formal warnings/reprimands 12/02/2020 View
Antonelli, John R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Rusty Trick
Substance: Metformin
Meeting: 3 October 2019, Maitland
Fine: $500 12/02/2020 View
Chandler, Wayne R83(2)(a), 84(2) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Satay
Substance: Salbutamol
Meeting: 8 June 2019, Taree

Possession of prohibited substance Levothyroxine sodium found at registered kennels
Fine: $1000 ($500 suspended for 12 months, conditionally)
Formal warning/reprimand*

*Subject to an appeal
31/01/2020 View
Newell, Rodney R83(2)(a) x3 Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Bluestone Sophie
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine; Cobalt
Meeting: 20 February (Richmond), 20 April (Potts Park) and 27 June 2019 (Goulburn)
Suspension: 18 weeks 31/01/2020 View
Prest, Vicki R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Classy Offer
Substance: : 6α-hydroxystanozolol
Meeting: 23 September 2019, Bathurst
Disqualification: 26 weeks (6 weeks and 1 day suspended due to period of interim suspension served). 31/01/2020 View
Arletos, Christos Rule 83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Spritely Mae
Substance: 5β-androstane-3α, 17β-diol
Meeting: 13 December 2018, Dapto
Disqualification: 10 months (30 weeks and 1 day
suspended due to the period of interim suspension served)
31/01/2020 View
Howard, Robert R86B(1)(b), 86A Charges relating to conduct Suspension: 6 months with 4 months suspended (conditionally) and back dated to commencement of interim suspension on 25 October 2019 19/12/2019 View
Howard, Natina R86B(1)(b), 86A Charges relating to conduct Suspension: 6 months with 4 months suspended (conditionally) and back dated to commencement of interim suspension on 25 October 2019 19/12/2019 View
Hatzi, Peter R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Fearless Flyer
Substance: Pholcodine
Meeting: 10 August 2019, Broken Hill
Suspension: 6 weeks 13/12/2019 View
Zarb, Simon R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Gal Oaks
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine
Meeting: 15 June 2019, Potts Park
Suspension: 16 weeks 13/12/2019 View
Oliver, Adam R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Solo Ollie
Substance: Meloxicam
Meeting: 18 August 2019, Wagga
Suspension: 9 weeks (commencing 14 Dec 2019) 13/12/2019 View
Harper, Jill Imelda R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Willoughby
Substance: Meloxicam
Meeting: 11 July 2019, Maitland
Fine: $600 13/12/2019 View
Hand, Tracey R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Sketchy Tralee
Substance: Benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester
Meeting: 22 June 2019, Tamworth
Disqualification: 2 years (commencing 17 December 2019) 13/12/2019 View
McAlister, Gregory R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Jazz up Tron
Substance: Sotalol
Meeting: 17 June 2019, Bathurst
Suspension: 12 weeks (commencing 17 December 2019) 13/12/2019 View
Whelan, Brendan R83(2)(a) x2 Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Axle Whelan
Substance: Atenolol
Meeting: 8 July 2019, Lismore
Suspension: 20 weeks*

*Subject to an appeal.
13/12/2019 View
Wright, Ronald R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Cundle Reece
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine
Meeting: 27 July 2019, Taree
Suspension: 10 weeks ( 6 weeks suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 13/12/2019 View
Fenwick-Benjes, Morgan R83(2)(a), 79A(7), 84(2) x10 Charges relating to
Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Federal Lily
Substance: Amphetamine
Meeting: 23 December 2018, Gosford
Disqualification: 4 years (38 weeks suspended due to interim suspension period already served) 13/12/2019 View
Geary, Fiona R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Magazine Madonna
Substance: Cobalt
Meeting: 30 April 2019, Lismore
Suspension: 20 weeks 11/12/2019 View
Mathias, Andrew R86(p), 86(g) Charges relating to misconduct
Warning: This report contains language which some readers may find offensive
Suspension: 12 months (6 months suspended, conditionally) 29/11/2019 View
Carter, Julie R86(g) x 4, 86(f)(i) x 2 Charges relating to misconduct
Warning: This report contains language which some readers may find offensive
Disqualification: 8 years 29/11/2019 View
Cassar, Peter R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Wonderstone
Substance: Atenolol
Meeting: 13 July 2019, Wauchope
Suspension: 8 weeks 28/11/2019 View
McGrath, Barry R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Zambora Bella
Substance: Benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester
Meeting: 8 June 2019, The Gardens
Disqualification: 18 months (18 weeks suspended) 28/11/2019 View
Howarth, Stephen R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Kiowa Princess
Substance: 17-methylmorphinan-3-ol
Meeting: 18 July 2019
Fine: $800 28/11/2019 View
West, Barry R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Senorita Kerry
Substance: Tolfenamic acid
Meeting: 24 August 2019, Taree
Fine: $525 ($325 suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 28/11/2019 View
Clunne, Kevin R83(2)(a) Greyhound: Mozzie
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 24 July 2019, Richmond
Suspension: 6 weeks 14/11/2019 View
Burgess, Susan R83(2)(a) Greyhound: Bloomin' Rose
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine
Meeting: 5 July 2019, Wagga Wagga
Suspension: 12 weeks 14/11/2019 View
Roderick, Paul R86(o), R105(2), R83(2)(a) Greyhound: Proud Racer
Substance: Theobromine
Meeting: 24 May 2019, Maitland
Other: Failure to notify the Commission of change in trainer
Suspension: 26 weeks (18 weeks suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 01/11/2019 View
Roderick, Robert R86(o), R105(2), R83(2)(a) Greyhound: Proud Racer
Substance: Theobromine
Meeting: 24 May 2019, Maitland
Other: Failure to notify the Commission of change in trainer
Suspension: 26 weeks (18 weeks suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 01/11/2019 View
Pomfrett, Edward R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Pure Lee Red
Substance: Caffeine and theobromine
Meeting: 2 June 2019, Gunnedah
Suspension: 10 weeks (6 weeks suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 04/10/2019 View
Burton, Marie R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Winsome Stride
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 27 February 2019, Wentworth Park
Fine: $1500 04/10/2019 View
Jenner, Michael R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Shady Max
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 7 February 2019, Maitland
Fine: $2000
Suspension: 9 weeks (wholly suspended, conditionally)
02/10/2019 View
Blythe, Kevin R83(2)(a) Detection permanently banned prohibited substance
Greyhound: Gemala Girl
Substance: 5β-androstane-3α, 17β-diol
Meeting: 15 March 2019, Wentworth Park
Disqualification: 9 months (12 weeks and 4 days suspended due to period of interim suspension served) 02/10/2019 View
Lynch, Garry R83(2)(a) Detection Permanently Banned Prohibited Substance
Greyhound: Supreme Star
Substance: 5β-androstane-3α, 17β-diol
Meeting: 19 March 2019, Goulburn
Disqualification: 8 months (10 weeks and 6 days suspended due to period of interim suspension served) 02/10/2019 View
Duncan, Terry R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Red Coat
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine
Meeting: 24 May 2019, Casino
Suspension: 16 weeks 02/10/2019 View
Kranitis, Michael R86(ag) x2, 86(p) Failure to comply with the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds in Training and failure to comply with a lawful order by a Steward Fine: $700 ($350 suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 02/10/2019 View
Bell, Andrew R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Isla's Ivy
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 29 May 2019, Wentworth Park
Fine: $2000
Suspension: 9 weeks (wholly suspended, conditionally)
02/10/2019 View
Miller, Byron R106(1)(c) x 14, R106(1)(a) x 2, R86(x) x 2 Charges relating to animal welfare Disqualification: numerous periods served concurrently - total 18 months (9 months and 10 days suspended due to period of interim suspension already served) 27/09/2019 View
Tubinas, Mitchell R86(f)(iii) Charges relating to misconduct Suspension: 3 months (wholly suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 19/09/2019 View
Meredith, Vivian R86(ag) Failure to comply with the Code of Practice for Breeding, Rearing and Education Cancellation of breeder registration 19/09/2019 View
Fahey, Arthur R106(1)(a), R106(1)(c) x10 Charges relating to non-compliance with the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds in training Suspension:15 months (suspended after serving 9 months) 22/08/2019 View
Gould, Arron R106(1)(a), R106(1)(c) x9 Charges relating to non-compliance with the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds in training Suspension: 12 months (suspended after serving 6 months) 22/08/2019 View
Kempshall, Sonia R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Floki Japp
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 28 January 2019, Grafton
Suspension: 10 weeks 16/08/2019 View
Cowling, Bradley R28(4) x2, R86(f) x2, R30 Charges relating to misconduct
Meeting: 24 November 2018, The Gardens | 29 December 2018, Wauchope | 7 April 2019, Gunnedah
Disqualification/warning off: 21 months 15/08/2019 View
Jordan, Terrence R83(2)(a) Detection Prohibited Substance
Greyhound: Hunter Lyndan
Substance: Flunixin
Meeting: 15 March 2019, Casino
Fine: $3000 14/08/2019 View
Sultana, Charles R95(8)(a)(i) Failure to provide veterinary treatment to 12 greyhounds for a number of conditions resulting in the surrender of these greyhounds to the RSPCA Disqualification: For life 31/07/2019 View
Micallef, Charlie R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Mount Oxley
Substance: Caffeine
Meeting: 8 December 2018, Wentworth Park
Suspension: 10 weeks 30/07/2019 View
Wade, Paul R86(f)(i) x2, R86(p) x2 Charges relating to misconduct
Meeting: Richmond 25 May 2019
Disqualification: 4 months and 3 months (served concurrently but wholly suspended for 12 months, conditionally)

Suspension: 4 weeks (served consecutively and backdated due to the period of interim suspension already served)
29/07/2019 View
Stewart, Amanda R101(2)(b) Permitted an unlicensed person to handle two (2) greyhounds that were in her control at Gunnedah race meeting. Suspension: 3 months (wholly suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 25/07/2019 View
Field, John R83(2)(a) Detection Prohibited Substance
Greyhound: Caesar Rev
Substance: Caffeine
Meeting: 6 April 2019, Cowra
Suspension: 10 weeks (6 weeks suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 23/07/2019 View
Wilson, Terence R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Surfin' Girl
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 8 January 2019, Lismore
Suspension: 7 weeks 23/07/2019 View
King, Douglas R83(2)(a) x2 Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Kingsbrae Prince
Substance: Meloxicam
Meeting: 18 December 2018 and 4 January 2019, Lismore
Suspension: 6 weeks and 10 weeks (served concurrently) 12/07/2019 View
Marshall, Ashley LR99A(1), R95(3) Outstanding fines Conditionally suspended placement on the defaulters' list on the condition that minimum regular payments are made until the fines are paid in full. 03/07/2019 View
Gittoes, Ronald R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Amy Schraff
Substance: Cobalt
Meeting: 22 February 2019, Dubbo
Suspension: 12 weeks 03/07/2019 View
Humphries, Mark R86(o) Charges relating to misconduct
Meeting: 19 June 2019, Wentworth Park
Suspension: 20 weeks (wholly suspended for 12 months, conditionally) 27/06/2019 View
Hannay, Matthew R86(f), R86(g) Charges relating to misconduct
Meeting: 18 February 2019, Grafton
Suspension: 2 months (backdated to 4 March 2019 and to expire on 4 May 2019 due to the period of interim suspension already served) 03/05/2019 View
Torrens, Leon R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Charlie What
Substance: Thoebromine
Meeting: 30 October 2018, Lismore
Suspension: 12 weeks 21/03/2019 View
Marshall, Ashley R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Black Dakota
Substance: Cobalt
Meeting: 2 November 2018, Richmond
Suspension: 15 weeks 11/03/2019 View
Swain, Dean R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Watch the Wasp
Substance: Amphetamine, 4-hydroxyamphetamine, Methamphetamine
Meeting: 11 July 2018, Grafton
Disqualification: 18 months (24 weeks suspended due to
period of interim suspension served)
28/02/2019 View
Millar, Jake LR28(1), R28(4), R86(g) Charges relating to misconduct
Meeting: 21 July 2018, Kempsey
Disqualification: 6 months 20/02/2019 View
Mahoney, Beverley R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Returned Hero
Substance: Salbutamol
Meeting: 6 October 2018, Bulli
Suspension: 8 weeks 18/02/2019 View
Albon, Steven R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Clare Fallon
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine
Meeting: 29 October 2019, Bathurst
Suspension: 16 weeks 18/02/2019 View
Dargan, Brad R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Tigers Gold
Substance: Salbutamol
Meeting: 1 August 2018, Wentworth Park
Fine: $1000 11/02/2019 View
Staines, Neil R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance.
Greyhound: East of Blue
Prohibited substance: Testosterone evidenced by 5b-androstane-3a, 17b-diol
Permanently banned prohibited substance: Nandrolone and its metabolites 5a-estrane-3b, 17a-diol, 5a-estrane-3b, 17b-diol, 19-noretiocholanolone and 19-norepiandrosterone
Meeting: 19 July 2018, Goulburn
Disqualification: 24 weeks (9 weeks suspended due to period of interim suspension served) 11/02/2019 View
Watson, Natasha R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Jolly Mulwee
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine
Meeting: 1 September 2018, Kempsey
Suspension: 14 weeks 04/02/2019 View
Magri, Jason R64(1) Naming paperwork incomplete
Greyhound: (raced under) 'Cop A Hit'
Race meeting: 15 December 2018, Bulli
Greyhound disqualified from race 2 at Bulli on 15 December 2018 01/02/2019 View
Young, Peter R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Madam Maldini
Substance: Pholcodine
Meeting: 23 September 2018, Muswellbrook
Fine: $600 01/02/2019 View
Braddon, Pamela R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Zeb's Magic
Substance: Tolfenamic Acid
Meeting: 5 October 2018, Cowra
Fine: $560 01/02/2019 View
Edmunds, Mischelle R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Potter's Flash
Substance: Cobalt
Meeting: 23 September 2018, Muswellbrook
Suspension: 15 weeks 01/02/2019 View
Vassallo, James R83(2)(a) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Bad Boy Goodsey
Substance: Cobalt
Meeting: 15 October 2018, Bathurst
Suspension: 9 weeks 01/02/2019 View
Winters, Edward R83(2) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Cawbourne Slider
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 28 July 2018, Young
Fine: $750 19/10/2018 View
Reid, Phillip R83(2) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Tina’s Chance
Substance: Caffeine
Meeting: 31 May 2018, Goulburn
Suspension: 12 weeks 19/10/2018 View
Brown, Kevin R83(2) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Emily’s Heart
Substance: Arsenic
Meeting: 27 June 2018, Richmond
Suspension: 5 weeks 19/10/2018 View
McDonald, Nathan R86(g) Conduct at a race meeting at the Tamworth Greyhound Racing Club on 15 September 2018 Suspension: 4 months (fully suspended, conditionally). 16/10/2018 View
French, Julie R83(2) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Sunlit Quealy
Substance: Ibuprofen
Race Meeting: 25 May 2018, Wagga Wagga
Suspension: 8 weeks 20/09/2018 View
Mulrine, Andrew R83(2) Detection prohibited substance
Greyhound: Keysile
Substance: Caffeine and its metabolites
Meeting: 22 June 2018, Richmond
Suspension: 12 weeks 14/08/2018 View