Kenneth Robins Fined For Not Providing Veterinary Care

Offence : Mr. Kenneth Robins failed to ensure the unnamed greyhound ear brand VBSJN microchip number 9560 0000 8225 774 which was in his care or custody, was provided at all times on or between 14 February 2014 and 20 February 2014 with veterinary attention when necessary.

Report : Following an Inquiry into the circumstances relating to a greyhound at Mr. Robins training facility, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation.

During the investigation, Stewards heard evidence from Mr. Kenneth Robins (Trainer), Mr.Adam Evans (GRV welfare and compliance officer), Ms. Ruth Gore (Eastwood Vets) and Dr.Horace Tang (Ballarat Veterinary Clinic).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Kenneth Robins with a breach of GAR106 (1) (d) in that being a licensed trainer he failed to ensure the unnamed greyhound ear brand VBSJN microchip number 9560 0000 8225 774 which was in his care or custody, was provided at all times on or between 14 February 2014 and 20 February 2014 with veterinary attention when necessary.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules, a breach of GAR106 (1) (d) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M of the Racing Act.

Mr. Kenneth Robins represented himself.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Kenneth Robins pleaded not guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered the RADB determined that Mr. Kenneth Robins was guilty as charged and he was fined the sum of $1,000 which was wholly suspended for 12 months pending no similar breaches of the Rules of Greyhound Racing during this period.