RWWA Stewards today concluded the inquiry into the care, control and training of greyhound SPEEDY BABE (visiting from Tasmania) which had raced at Cannington on Saturday, 5 May 2007 and had qualified for the final of the $50,000 Group 2 Schweppes WA Oaks over 530m to be run at Cannington on Saturday, 12 May 2007. RWWA Stewards had previously ordered the withdrawal of SPEEDY BABE from the final of the Schweppes WA Oaks as a result of it being the subject of an inquiry.
Owner/Attendant Mr Paul Smith pleaded guilty:
In regards to penalty Mr Smith was disqualified for two (2) months on each charge to be served cumulatively.
Further, Mr Smith was found guilty to:
In regards to penalty, Mr Smith was fined $1000.00 for breaching Rule 125(1)(p) and disqualified for a period of six (6) months for breaching Rule 125(1)(q). Stewards ruled that the cumulative penalty of six months for three breaches of Rule 125(1)(d) to be served concurrently with the disqualification of six months under Rule 125(1)(q).
Acting under the provisions of LR.125(C)(1)(g) SPEEDY BABE was disqualified from second-place in the qualifying heat of the Schweppes WA Oaks run at Cannington on 5 May 2007 and the places amended accordingly to
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The inquiry established that Mr Gary Greig had previously been the trainer of SPEEDY BABE, had travelled with the greyhound to WA and attended oncourse during the race meetings conducted at Manduray, 4 May 2007 and Cannington, 5 May 2007. Consequently, acting under the provisions of Greyhound Rule of Racing 131(5) Stewards deemed that the eight (8) months disqualification imposed on Greyhound Trainer Mr Gary Greig from Tasmania by the Tasmanian Greyhound Racing Stewards in relation to a positive swab returned by the greyhound WILD JOAN after it had won at the Launceston Greyhound Club meeting on 28 November 2006, be restarted effective from 5 May 2007 and to expire at midnight on 5 January 2008.
No action was taken against the trainer of SPEEDY BABE based in Tasmania, Mr Billy Galea.
JOHN A. ZUCAL
RWWA Chairman of Stewards
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