Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards have charged Tooradin Trial Track Manager and Proprietor, Mr Stuart Mills, and Tooradin Trial Track Assistant Manager, Mr Lawrence Cunningham, under the Greyhound Racing Australasia Rules (GAR) and Local Racing Rules (LRR) for their alleged involvement in live baiting activities at the Tooradin Trial Track.
In total, 64 charges were laid by GRV Stewards against the two and their cases will now be heard by the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB).
GRV Chairman Ray Gunston said that these charges are among the most serious one can be confronted with in greyhound racing and reflect the gravity of the situation.
“Live baiting is a most heinous and disturbing practice,” Mr Gunston said.
“The actions of a few have shattered public confidence in greyhound racing. Anybody that is proven to be involved in such hideous practices should be punished as severely as possible under the rules.”
“People that are proven to be involved in this practice have let down all others in the industry that do the right thing.”
Directions hearings in relation to these matters are set to be heard by the RADB on Monday July 20, 2015.
So far, 11 persons alleged to be involved in live baiting activities at the facility have been charged by GRV Stewards. A further 6 persons remain under investigation.