Deborah Coleman Fined For Failing To Present Greyhound

Offences:

GAR 86(o): Negligently failed to present the greyhound ‘Ever To Be’ for its engagement.

Report:

Stewards on the 12 December 2014, conducted an Inquiry into the circumstances pertaining to trainer Ms. Debrorah Coleman failing to present the greyhound ‘Ever To Be’ for its event at Ballarat Racing Club meeting conducted on 12 November 2014.

After hearing the evidence, Stewards charged Ms Coleman with a breach of GAR86 (o) in that she failed to present the greyhound for an engagement at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting on 12 November 2014, which in the opinion of stewards was negligent.

Ms Coleman pleaded guilty to the charge.

Stewards found Ms Coleman guilty as charged and fined her $250.00.

ARG Opinion:

Without knowing the specifics behind why the greyhound was not presented, it is hard to make a judgement on the severity of the fine. GRV are very strict on enforcing the rules of racing and a $250 fine for a minor offence should be sufficient warning to prevent a similar incident happening again.