Noel And Laura Hastie Fined And Warned After Unlicensed Breeding

Offences:

GAR 127(1):
A greyhound shall not be used as a sire unless registered as a sire.

LR 24(2)(e):
A person shall not act as a stud master unless the person is the holder of a current appropriate license issued by Racing Queensland.

LR 24(2)(j) reads:
A person shall not breed with any greyhound bitch unless the person is the holder of a current appropriate license issued by Racing Queensland.

Report:

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today inquired into circumstances surrounding the mating of the greyhounds BY THE CAMPFIRE and COCO AGOGO which took place on 19 September 2014.

After taking evidence from licensed trainer Mr Noel Hastie, Stewards issued charges against Mr Hastie pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule (GAR) 127(1) and Racing Queensland Local Rules (LR) 24(2)(e).

The specifics of the charges being that on 19 September 2014, Noel Hastie did use the dog BY THE CAMPFIRE as a sire to cover the bitch COCO AGOGO when BY THE CAMPFIRE was not registered as a sire.  Further, at the time of the said mating, Noel Hastie was not licensed by Racing Queensland to act as a stud master.

Mr Hastie pleaded guilty to both charges.

In assessing penalty, Stewards took into consideration the following points:

*Mr Hastie’s contribution to the industry spanning 40 years
*Mr Hastie’s personal circumstances
*Mr Hastie’s previously unblemished record in matters of this nature
*Mr Hastie’s forthright evidence and co-operation during the course of the inquiry

Subsequently Mr Hastie was fined the sum of $250 in respect of the first charge, and the sum of $100 in respect of the second charge.

Mr Hastie was advised of his appeal rights.

Stewards noted that Mr Hastie has now complied with Racing Queensland requirements and has registered BY THE CAMPFIRE as a sire and has obtained the appropriate license to act as a stud master.

After taking evidence from licensed trainer Ms Laura Hastie, Stewards issued a charge against Ms. Hastie pursuant to Racing Queensland Local Rule (LR) 24(2)(j).

The specifics of the charge being that on 19 September 2014, Laura Hastie did breed with the bitch COCO AGOGO to the dog BY THE CAMPFIRE when, at the time of the said breeding, Laura Hastie was not licensed by Racing Queensland to act as a breeder.

Ms Hastie pleaded guilty to the charge.

In assessing penalty, Stewards took into consideration the following points:

*Ms Hastie’s contribution to the industry spanning 40 years
*Ms Hastie’s personal circumstances
*Ms Hastie’s previously unblemished record in matters of this nature
*Ms Hastie’s forthright evidence and co-operation during the course of the inquiry

Subsequently Ms Hastie was issued with a warning and a directive to ensure that the appropriate license application to act as a breeder reaches the Senior Registrar at Racing Queensland no later than Monday 3 November 2014.