Glenn Carlyle Fined For Heptaminol Positive

Offence:

GAR 83(2)(a): The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in an event shall present the greyhound free of a prohibited substance.

Report:

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an Inquiry into the analyst’s findings in respect of urine samples taken from the greyhound KATES CRASH which competed at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday, 21 September 2014, and at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club on Saturday 27 September 2014.

After taking evidence from the trainer of KATE’S CRASH, Mr Glenn Carlyle, Stewards issued two (2) charges against Mr Carlyle pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83(2)(a), which reads:

The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in an event shall present the greyhound free of a prohibited substance.

The specifics of the first charge were that on Sunday 21 September 2014, Glenn Carlyle, as the trainer of the registered greyhound KATE’S CRASH, did present that greyhound to compete in race 10 at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound prior to it competing in that race was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance ‘Heptaminol’.

The specifics of the second charge were that on Saturday 27 September 2014, Glenn Carlyle, as the trainer of the registered greyhound KATE’S CRASH, did present that greyhound to compete in race 5 at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound after competing in that race was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance ‘Heptaminol’.

Mr Carlyle pleaded guilty to both charges.

When assessing an appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account the personal circumstances of Mr Carlyle and his honest and forthright evidence that he provided to the inquiry. Stewards also had to consider that breaches of this nature have the capacity to impact the good image of the sport of greyhound racing. Subsequently, Mr Carlyle was fined $1500.00 for each offence.

Furthermore, under the provisions of Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83(4) KATE’S CRASH was disqualified from its 5th placing in race 10 at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday, 21 September 2014.

The placing’s from the 395m 5th grade held on 21 September 2014 were amended as follows:

1st SHIFTY’S LAST
2nd COUNTRY THUNDER
3rd NO CALLARATAH
4th BENSON BENZ

And the placing’s from the 431m 5th grade held on 27 September 2014 were amended as follows:

1st SHANIA SIND
2nd ISHIKAWA
3rd STARBURST LES
4th JUST LIKE TINA

Mr Carlyle was directed to return all prize money received from the aforementioned events to Racing Queensland.

Mr Carlyle was advised of his appeal rights.