Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards were notified by Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) on Friday 1 May 2015 that, upon preliminary analysis, the post race urine samples taken from the greyhounds Cadence Bale and Enrica Bale at meetings conducted at The Meadows on 28 March 2015 and 1 April 2015 respectively were found to contain the Permanently Banned Prohibited Substances Amphetamine and 4-Hydroxyamphetamine.
The greyhounds’ trainer, Ms J Hunt, was advised of these findings by Stewards at a kennel inspection at her properties on Monday (4 May 2015). The reserve and control samples are yet to be analysed and Ms Hunt was advised of her right to have this performed in the presence of an independent approved analyst nominated by her at RASL.
Pursuant to GAR 79(A)(3)(b), the greyhounds in question are ineligible to be nominated for any further event until such time as a sample taken from the greyhound does not breach GAR 79(A).
On Wednesday 29 April 2015 the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) disqualified Ms J Hunt for 18 months effective Monday 4 May following a positive post-race swab for Amphetamine, 4-hydroxyamphetamine and 4-hydroxymethamphetamine (commonly known as ‘ice’) recorded by greyhound Jubilea Bale following a heat of the Warragul Cup on Saturday 17 January 2015.
“It is important that all those who wish to compete in Victorian greyhound racing understand GRV will not tolerate the use of prohibited substances in any way, shape or form. Our swabbing regime and testing procedures are more sophisticated than ever and we will continue to invest in this area to detect the use of prohibited substances and ensure a level playing field for all,” GRV Chairman Ray Gunston said.