The manager of the Tooradin Trial Track, Mr Stuart Mills, was banned from greyhound racing for life on Monday by the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) for his involvement in live baiting.
GRV Chairman Bernie Carolan said Mr Mills, and others, were responsible for causing significant damage to the greyhound racing industry and that his punishment is commensurate with the rule breaches he was charged with.
“To be responsible for the operation of a track where this level of banned activity went on is not only disturbing, it shows a complete lack of regard for others within the industry,” Mr Carolan said.
“Mr Mills will no longer be part of the greyhound racing industry and for that the industry is better off.”
“Live baiting is despicable and I know I am not alone in thinking that anyone that is proven to be involved in live baiting should be severely punished.”
The RADB has now banned four trainers for life and disqualified two further persons for their involvement in live baiting related actions at the Tooradin Trial Track. 11 further trainers have been charged and are awaiting hearings at the RADB.
The Tooradin Trial Track has not been operational since February 2015 following the suspension of its registration by GRV.