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Greyhounds – Stewards Inquiry – Mr John Paikos

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RWWA Greyhound Stewards concluded an inquiry yesterday into an alleged altercation that occurred in the trainer’s car park at Greyhounds WA Mandurah on 19 October 2017.

At the previous hearing conducted on 6 November 2017, Stewards had heard evidence from Stipendiary Steward, Mr Simon Jones, T1 Trainer Mr Tim Mullany, T1 Trainer Mr John Paikos, T1 Trainer Mr Shane Beard and T2 Trainer Mrs Amanda Maclean.

After deliberation, Stewards charged Mr John Paikos with the following two charges;

  • GAR86 (o), with the specifics, being that on 19 October 2017, during a recorded interview in the Stewards office at Greyhounds WA Mandurah, Mr John Paikos, being a registered person with RWWA, did swear, which in the opinion of the Stewards constitutes misconduct.
  • GAR86 (o), with the specifics being that on 19 October 2017, in the trainer’s car park at Greyhounds WA Mandurah, Mr John Paikos being a registered person with RWWA, did punch T1 Trainer Mr Tim Mullany in the face, which in the opinion of the Stewards constitutes misconduct.

Mr Paikos pleaded guilty to both charges and after hearing submissions on the question of penalty, the inquiry was adjourned to determine the matter.

In respect to the first charge, Mr Paikos was fined $500.00
In respect to the second charge, Mr Paikos was disqualified for a period of six (6) months

In considering penalty, Stewards were mindful of the following facts;

  • The circumstances surrounding the commission of both offences
  • Mr Paikos’ guilty pleas
  • Mr Paikos’ good record over an extensive period of 18 years in the Industry
  • The seriousness of the second offence.

 

Media Contact:
Carlos Martins
Chief Steward - Greyhounds
Ph: 9445 5220



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