On 17 December 2015, the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board delivered its findings in a number of live baiting matters and determined to impose varying periods of disqualification on those charged.
Some of those disqualified reside with partners and other family members who are currently registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) and actively participate in greyhound racing.
GRV is determined to ensure that any disqualified person is properly excluded from the industry for the period of their disqualification, and that they are not able to continue to associate with or participate in greyhound racing through other registered persons.
As such, Local Racing Rule 11.6 prohibits a person who resides with a disqualified person from being permitted to be or remaining registered with GRV, unless otherwise approved by the Board.
GRV also understands that registered persons have a right to continue to participate in greyhound racing in their own capacity, provided they do so in accordance with the Rules, including the prohibitions on associating with disqualified persons.
GRV is therefore writing to registered persons who are residing with trainers disqualified by the RADB to provide them with an opportunity to show cause why their registration should not be affected, as contemplated in Local Racing Rule 11.6. and will consider these matters further.