Sam Riseley Suspended For Detrimental Conduct

Offence:

Conduct which was detrimental to the interest, image, control or promotion of greyhound Racing

Report:

Stewards on the 10 June 2014, conducted an Inquiry into an incident that occurred in the wash bay area of the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club kennel block on 13 April 2014.

Stewards heard evidence from licensed trainer Mr. Sam Riseley. Stewards also tendered transcripts of interviews from Ms Lyn Smith, Mr. Ben Divirgilio and Ms. Penny Ellis.

After considering the evidence Stewards charged Mr. Riseley with breach of GAR86(q), in that he made inappropriate contact with another trainer in the wash bay area at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on the 13 April 2014, which in the opinion of the Stewards was detrimental to the interest, image, control or promotion of greyhound Racing.

Mr Riseley pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Stewards found Mr Riseley guilty as charged and suspended his licence for two months from 10 June 2014.

In determining penalty Stewards took into account, among other things;

1. Mr Riseley’s short time as a registered member
2. The inappropriate contact made