Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards have just advised that on the 6th December 2013, they conducted an inquiry into comments that were posted on the German greyhound site Greyhound Data by registered Victorian greyhound trainer Keith Lloyd.
According to reports, Lloyd made comments about the GRV grading system that the GRV viewed as “detrimental to the image of greyhound racing”.
Those comments have since been removed from the site.
Stewards heard evidence from Keith Lloyd at the inquiry and subsequently charged him with “breaching GAR86 (q) in that he did post a comment online which in the opinion of Stewards was detrimental to the interest, image, control and promotion of Greyhound Racing.”
Mr. Lloyd pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty as charged by stewards.
Lloyd was fined $500, but $300 of that amount is to be suspended for a period of twelve (12) months, pending no further breaches of the rule.
When considering penalty, Stewards took into account Mr. Lloyd’s submissions and his previous record in this area.
As recently as January 2013, Lloyd was fined $300 by GRV Stewards for the same offence on the same German greyhound forum.