GRV Stewards Lodge Appeal To Bate Sanction

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards have lodged an appeal of two of the sanctions delivered by the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) in the case of Mr Graeme Bate, which they believe to be manifestly inadequate given the nature of the breaches.

Mr Graeme Bate pleaded guilty to five serious offences under the Greyhounds Australasia Rules (GAR) before the RADB on Tuesday 10 June 2014. The charges to which Mr Bate pleaded guilty include; administering a prohibited substance to a greyhound under his care, administering a prohibited substance to greyhounds trained by another person, procuring tablets for the purpose of administering to greyhounds and making a false and misleading statement.

Across the five charges, the RADB imposed penalties totalling 24 months disqualification and $1000 in fines.

Stewards have the right to appeal the RADB’s decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) under the Racing Act (1958).

Glen Canty, General Manager – Integrity, Racing and Welfare at GRV, commented that the decision of the RADB in regard to two of the sanctions does not send a strong enough message about the seriousness of the rule breaches.

“The decision to disqualify Mr Bate for a period of two years was too lenient in our opinion and after internal
discussions, GRV Stewards have decided to lodge an appeal,” Mr Canty said.

GRV will make no further comment about this matter until it is heard at VCAT

Past Discussion

  1. Wayne Ryan. Not if they weren’t with the dog. It may have been taken to the track while the trainer took a dog to another track? It happens a lot in Victoria sometimes 4 meetings per day

  2. Wayne Ryan. Not if they weren’t with the dog. It may have been taken to the track while the trainer took a dog to another track? It happens a lot in Victoria sometimes 4 meetings per day

  3. When dogs trained by one person constantly end up with positives they can’t blame anyone else but themselves, they are the trainer, no one else, palming it off is bs and shouldn’t be allowed, I’m glad they are doing something

  4. When dogs trained by one person constantly end up with positives they can’t blame anyone else but themselves, they are the trainer, no one else, palming it off is bs and shouldn’t be allowed, I’m glad they are doing something

  5. give him life. he’s cheated every time one of these pills has been given to a dog. that’s thousands of times. Everyone that has competed against his dogs over the years has been cheated. Bate an icon of our sport…. No. Just a cheat

  6. give him life. he’s cheated every time one of these pills has been given to a dog. that’s thousands of times. Everyone that has competed against his dogs over the ye