WA’s leading lady Linda Britton disqualified for 18 months

The sport has been rocked by an 18-month disqualification handed to champion trainer Linda Britton on Monday.

The WA Hall of Fame trainer was disqualified for 18 months and fined $500 on four charges in relation to one of her greyhounds testing positive to a prohibited substance, and for failing to keep treatment records.

The first two charges came after Zelemar Fever, trained by Britton, was found to have the substance testosterone – evidenced by the presence of 5β – androstane- 3α, 17β – diol at a concentration greater than 10 nanograms per millilitre in urine samples taken after winning the WA Sprint Championship final and placing third in the National Sprint final in August last year. 



Britton, who trains her team near Mandurah, was also charged on two counts for failing to keep treatment records.

The first of those charges related to the administration of ethyloestrenol tablets to the greyhound bitches which she was training at the time.

The second was in regards to possessing 1500 ethyloestrenol tablets, a scheduled 4 medicine, in two unlabelled containers which were “not prescribed in compliance with the relevant provisions”.



The champion conditioner pleaded guilty to all four charges when the stewards’ inquiry resumed last Thursday.



Britton was disqualified for nine months, effective immediately, on each of charges one and two, totalling 18 months on the sidelines.



In regards to charges three and four, Britton was fined $200 and $300 respectively. 



The penalty imposed has come as a massive shock to most greyhound participants, not just from the West but nationwide, as well as Britton herself.



Britton, who was inducted into the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame in 2012, has won the leading state trainer award each year since its inception in 2003.



She is the daughter of legendary trainer Allan Britton and is also the sister to Jeff and Rob Britton, two of Victoria’s leading trainers.



Linda Britton has trained many stars of the track over the years such as Paradise Street, Reggemite, Vulture Street, Western Land, Topline Doovee and Dance Portrait. More recently she has put the polish on outstanding types Zelemar Fever, Star Recall, Uno Reltub and Te Amo, just to name a few.





Past Discussion

  1. Unfortunately for small owners like me Linda wont be there. Which is a tragedy for me & my partners. Im in the industry for a hobby & because I love my 4 legged kids. Knowing they were with Linda & her staff I knew every single second of the day they were cared for and loved. But knowing the professionalism & character of linda she will make sure the dogs come first & will be looked after in some way.

  2. Unfortunately for small owners like me Linda wont be there. Which is a tragedy for me & my partners. Im in the industry for a hobby & because I love my 4 legged kids. Knowing they were with Linda & her staff I knew every single second of the day they were cared for and loved. But knowing the professionalism & character of linda she will make sure the dogs come first & will be looked after in some way.

  3. I know a trainer in WA.  Terry Erenshaw, he told me Linda Britton only made it over there because of her father.  She would never have been given a dog if it wasn’t for him..

  4. I know a trainer in WA.  Terry Erenshaw, he told me Linda Britton only made it over there because of her father.  She would never have been given a dog if it wasn’t for him.. 

  5. All you people have to stop burying your head in the sand. Linda Britton is a cheat.
    It’s not the first time. She got 6 months/$750 fine before.
    Should be kicked out of the Hall of Fame.
    It’s an absolute disgrace she is in the HOF and not Keith Harding who has trained many champions over the years which he has bred. Linda Britton gets her’s from over east handed to her.
    Open your eyes!!!

  6. All you people have to stop burying your head in the sand. Linda Britton is a cheat.

    It’s not the first time. She got 6 months/ fine before.

    Should be kicked out of the Hall of Fame.

    It’s an absolute disgrace she is in the HOF and not Keith Harding who has trained many champions over the years which he has bred. Linda Britton gets her’s from over east handed to her.

    Open your eyes!!!

  7. Dirt cow boy
    I’m not going to get into a shit slinging match with someone I have no respect for but just for the record you are a Dickhead.

  8. Dirt cow boy

    I’m not going to get into a shit slinging match with someone I have no respect for but just for the record you are a Dickhead.

  9. Well DirtyCowboys1
    One thing you obviously don’t know is that Linda Britton has and does breed her own pups and has done for years, yes she does take in dogs from over East as do 98% of trainers in WA including Keith Harding.
    The reason for this is that WA do not have any infrastructure for whelping, rearing, break-in  (only one place that’s decent and that’s Campana’s) and pre-race training,
    As I said in my earlier posting “Kody Charles was fined $10,000 which is nothing to him and let off a sentence because his Daddy is big in Harness racing and Kody drives for him on the odd occasion and the rest of them got suspended. So I ask what has harness racing got to do with Greyhound racing”
    So the poor little rich kid gets let off with a fine which is the same $50 to most people when he clearly should have been suspended along with everyone else in the Graham Berry debacle, but oh no RWWA are not consistent in their sentencing.
    The quote below is from the sentencing and you tell me what investment and involvement in Thoroughbred and Harness racing got to do with Greyhound racing, I tell you NOTHING.
    ” Mr Charles significant level of involvement and investment in Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Racing and the consequent extended implications disqualification would have in all the codes”

    .

  10. Well DirtyCowboys1

    One thing you obviously don’t know is that Linda Britton has and does breed her own pups and has done for years, yes she does take in dogs from over East as do 98% of trainers in WA including Keith Harding.

    The reason for this is that WA do not have any infrastructure for whelping, rearing, break-in  (only one place that’s decent and that’s Campana’s) and pre-race training,

    As I said in my earlier posting “Kody Charles was fined ,000 which is nothing to him and let off a sentence because his Daddy is big in Harness racing and Kody drives for him on the odd occasion and the rest of them got suspended. So I ask what has harness racing got to do with Greyhound racing”

    So the poor little rich kid gets let off with a fine which is the same to most people when he clearly should have been suspended along with everyone else in the Graham Berry debacle, but oh no RWWA are not consistent in their sentencing.

    The quote below is from the sentencing and you tell me what investment and involvement in Thoroughbred and Harness racing got to do with Greyhound racing, I tell you NOTHING.

    ” Mr Charles significant level of involvement and investment in Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Racing and the consequent extended implications disqualification would have in all the codes”

    .

  11. As much as I think Linda is an amazing trainer and one of the best! And in NO way am I calling her a cheater
    But Why is it that when g bate came up with a positive to this “drug” everyone was calling him a cheater and this and that when this is the same situation :/ and there’s so much support
    Something to think about people?
    And as for the Grv how can you call this an illegal drug when there’s pretty much the exact same drug that keeps bitches off that is legal?

  12. As much as I think Linda is an amazing trainer and one of the best! And in NO way am I calling her a cheater But Why is it that when g bate came up with a positive to this “drug” everyone was calling him a cheater and this and that when this is the same situation :/ and there’s so much support Something to think about people?And as for the Grv how can you call this an illegal drug when there’s pretty much the exact same drug that keeps bitches off that is legal?

  13. Linda Britton has been let off by the WA Stewerts on having 6 Wild Rabbits in a cage While life ban give to WA trainer Mr Geoff Liebeck.. Who is fighting the case in the supreme courts… We need these type of CHEATS OUT OF GREYHOUND RACING AUSTRALIA !! Now seems the OZ CHASE WA BOX DRAWS are in suspicion on the bookend box draws given to the two leading trainers L. Britton ( now) Halse and Honor Plus P. kennel runners receive each and every WA Greyhound Meetings… All the years and races The Britton family race and win (what ) only one return on a positive swab… There is a ring of coruption involved in WA Greyhound from inside and out with the family members elected to sit on the WA greyhound racing board !! The WA Stewerts and any leading WA trainers and their family should be remove and given prison sentences to anyone involve in defrauding Australian Greyhound racing by Grethounds Australasia themselfs if they want us to believe there is INTEGRITY In Australian Greyhound Racing No Matter Who They Are Or How Big They Have Been Allowed to Get !! So It’s Time To Get Out The Britton Family befor We Honest Law Abiding Owners And Trainers Loose The Sport And Dogs We Love Without Making a Corupt Profit of these So Called Leading Trainers.. What leading trainer has a record of Odds On loosing favourites : Linda Britton !! So the Public Do their Money As Well !! WA Greyhound Racing Has No INTEGRITY !!

  14. Linda Britton has been let off by the WA Stewerts on having 6 Wild Rabbits in a cage While life ban give to WA trainer Mr Geoff Liebeck.. Who is fighting the case in the supreme courts… We need these type of CHEATS OUT OF GREYHOUND RACING AUSTRALIA !! Now seems the OZ CHASE WA BOX DRAWS are in suspicion on the bookend box draws given to the two leading trainers L. Britton ( now) Halse and Honor Plus P. kennel runners receive each and every WA Greyhound Meetings… All the years and races The Britton family race and win (what ) only one return on a positive swab… There is a ring of coruption involved in WA Greyhound from inside and out with the family members elected to sit on the WA greyhound racing board !! The WA Stewerts and any leading WA trainers and their family should be remove and given prison sentences to anyone involve in defrauding Australian Greyhound racing by Grethounds Australasia themselfs if they want us to believe there is INTEGRITY In Australian Greyhound Racing No Matter Who They Are Or How Big They Have Been Allowed to Get !! So It’s Time To Get Out The Britton Family befor We Honest Law Abiding Owners And Trainers Loose The Sport And Dogs We Love Without Making a Corupt Profit of these So Called Leading Trainers.. What leading trainer has a record of Odds On loosing favourites : Linda Britton !! So the Public Do their Money As Well !! WA Greyhound Racing Has No INTEGRITY !!

  15. Incase you didn’t realize, it wasn’t a performance enhancing drug. It was simply just something to keep the bitches from going into season. It’s people like u that make situations like this worse when u have no idea about the issue or the trainer.

  16. Incase you didn’t realize, it wasn’t a performance enhancing drug. It was simply just something to keep the bitches from going into season. It’s people like u that make situations like this worse when u have no idea about the issue or the trainer.