JOHN Finn has been declared a defaulter by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards less than two days after his wife, Melinda Finn, had her training licence suspended pending an inquiry into the discovery of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) in urine samples taken from two of her greyhounds.
John Finn, who has trained countless Group performers including 1992 Golden Easter Egg winner Jessica Casey, was declared a defaulter due to the non payment of a $72,950 debt which is owed to GRNSW.
$68,500 of that sum is the prize money earned by his greyhound Winsome Charlee which he failed to return after that greyhound returned a positive urine sample when winning a semi-final of the 2013 Golden Easter Egg, which saw her disqualified from the final in which she placed second.
The remainder of the debt is associated with inquiry expenses.
Acting under GAR 99, Finn is no longer able to nominate or train any greyhounds.