Racing Queensland hits seven trainers with show-cause notices

A DAY on from the screening of the Four Corners investigation into live baiting in greyhound racing, the hits keep coming for the besieged industry.

Authorities in the three states affected by the scandal tried to present a united front amid a climate of anger and disgust over the acts of cruelty by greyhound participants in footage presented by the ABC.

There were widespread calls for life bans for anyone found guilty of live-baiting offences and a push to prevent trainers accused of serious offences from transferring dogs into the care of others so they could continue racing.

Other developments included:

  • In Queensland, seven trainers – Tom Noble, Reg Kay, Debra Arnold, Tony McCabe, James Harding, Michael Chapman and Greg Stella – were issued show-cause notices as to why they should not be warned off Queensland racetracks for life. A further six were stood down by stewards.
  • In , trainer John Thompson was added to the list of those stood down, bringing the number in that state to six.
  • In , a former Greyhound Racing Victoria and racing operations manager was identified as among those in attendance as live baiting was employed at the Tooradin trial track.
  • NSW and Victorian industry awards nights set down for have been postponed, as has an awards night in Queensland.
  • Federal politician Andrew Wilkie has called for greyhound racing to be suspended nationally.
  • The Racing Queensland board met at Deagon on Tuesday afternoon and six trainers were added to the list of those stood down. “The other six trainers also remain suspended and their greyhounds suspended pending the outcome of the investigation,” chairman Kevin Dixon said in a statement. “Those individuals are Stephen Sherwell, Gerri Crisci, Anthony Hess, Steven Arnold, Mick Emery and Samantha Roberts.”

    Dixon said it had also been decided Reg Kay would be removed from the Queensland Greyhound Hall of Fame.

    has resolved to suspend any greyhound trained and/or owned by the 10 persons suspended by the board, on Friday, February 13, in relation to live baiting. The dogs will reportedly not be able to race until investigations into the allegations are completed.

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    Daniel Evans
    Daniel Evans
    6 years ago

    Daniel Topping

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    when are they going to do a story on mixamertosses and 10.80 poisoning rabbits and foxes suffering a slow painful death that takes four to six weeks to die now that’s more cruel

    Bel Jones
    Bel Jones
    6 years ago

    Suzette Lee Turner

    Sean Dawson
    Sean Dawson
    6 years ago

    Rod Taylor

    Peter Oliver
    Peter Oliver
    6 years ago

    Well, this gets interesting after reading Reg Kay’s own words in the ARG article two days ago….

    Janine Katon
    Janine Katon
    6 years ago

    Absolutely right.

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    i have put that question to the four corners Facebook page guess what no replys

    Kirk Force Field
    Kirk Force Field
    6 years ago

    I get your point on poisoning being cruel, but it’s difficult to compare people doing a job that protects Australia’s natural environment and the means of living of tens of thousands of farming families, with people showing morbid enjoyment of animal cruelty in the pursuit of sport.

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    if there real concern is animal safety and well being they would do other storys on animal cruelty but i think there main objective is to destroy the greyhound industry

    Shannon Ives
    Shannon Ives
    6 years ago

    Where has the Reg Kay articles gone ????

    Corey O'Donnell
    Corey O'Donnell
    6 years ago

    Ive heard upto 500 dogs need to find accomadation

    Adrien Chevalier
    Adrien Chevalier
    6 years ago

    Is that race dogs looking for trainers or is it dogs not allowed to race after kennels for the time being ?

    Belinda Emery
    Belinda Emery
    6 years ago

    Jenny Burrows

    clinton
    clinton
    6 years ago

    Great news , but what happens to their poor dogs .I hope they are closely guarded . Some of these people are capable of anything and i have grave concerns for the dogs  People like that mongrel laughing about the possum and its baby are a real worry.

    clinton
    clinton
    6 years ago

    both are sick

    I know what we both know
    I know what we both know
    6 years ago

    Great move by GRV to suspend all dogs associated with these scum rather than just the people involved. It prevents them from transferring to friends and family. But what safeguards are being put in place to protect the dogs since it is clearly not their fault?

    Dane Marum
    Dane Marum
    6 years ago

    Nathan Rooney

    Scott R Jones
    Scott R Jones
    6 years ago

    Equating feral animal control to this story is an extremely long bow to draw viv. 1080 is a fast killer and doesn’t effect native animals or birds,myxo takes around 10 days.
    How would you control invasive species in your left leaning rainbow world Viv.

    Arwel Jones
    Arwel Jones
    6 years ago

    Nicholas. The ABC have a policy of not answering retarded questions.

    Alison Dixon
    Alison Dixon
    6 years ago

    This us a disgusting practice wh ever is involved should be arrested and should have to pay all prizemoney back

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    scott r Jones it would be fair to say that you are just a nark with your nose so far up your ars its a wonder you can breeth to

    David Mills
    David Mills
    6 years ago

    Wow….. You can not be for real Nick… That is one of the most disturbing things I’ve seen in a while and I’ve seen some pretty fucked up stuff… I understand your passionate about the industry and I like betting on your industry but wow… That’s a very long bow to draw that watching live animals getting tortured is acceptable.. Corey O’Donnell you must have an opinion on this being a trainer!!

    Scott R Jones
    Scott R Jones
    6 years ago

    Well done nic, no answers and clue as to what you are talking about. You best stay in your arm chair and let people who are willing to put their time and effort in to controlling invasive species do the work for you.

    Corey O'Donnell
    Corey O'Donnell
    6 years ago

    David Mills the industry is going to get the clean up it needs mate. Youve seen my place the dogs are all fed good and looked after . I know that my dogs are treated right and i know that why they perform goid.

    Corey O'Donnell
    Corey O'Donnell
    6 years ago

    Its very tedting times buddy

    Scott R Jones
    Scott R Jones
    6 years ago

    Greyhound racing doesn’t need to be banned it just needs better controls, oversight and much harsher penalties.

    Zane Cruickshank
    Zane Cruickshank
    6 years ago

    Sean Summerville

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    im not a greyhound person david mills. its the media and how they one portrait things to suit themselves

    SueannWeatherby
    SueannWeatherby
    6 years ago

    Longtime overdue for a clean up in the industry

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    greg Dennis your a goose

    Kyleigh Fahey
    Kyleigh Fahey
    6 years ago

    I do believe RQ has also confiscated over 200 greyhounds including racers and pups

    Kyleigh Fahey
    Kyleigh Fahey
    6 years ago

    Isn’t 10:80 baits banned in most states for this reason! It makes it sound like you are condoning what is happening

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    who kyleigh fahey ?

    Kerri Dalziel
    Kerri Dalziel
    6 years ago

    Kyleigh 1080 is not banned; you do have to have a special permit to purchase it though.
    DEPI use it in our national/state parks every year for vermin control; when I drove across the Nullabor a few months ago, there were warning signs almost all the way about the 1080 (they do air drops of it, so it’s “everywhere”)

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    thanks kerri dalziel thats why four corners didnt reply its a government thing just like four corners and the ABC that would be double standards and a to set rule typical of the media that was the point i was trying to make from the start but got attacked from thenarks

    Kyleigh Fahey
    Kyleigh Fahey
    6 years ago

    It tassie it banned in kerri just looked it up

    Scott R Jones
    Scott R Jones
    6 years ago

    Everything is banned in Tassie including jobs and industry, the great welfare state

    Barry Stanley
    Barry Stanley
    6 years ago

    Whatabout all the roo shooting we do in this country…and we still have the hide to put the animal on our flag and coin…fuck off..

    Daniel Evans
    Daniel Evans
    6 years ago

    Daniel Topping

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    when are they going to do a story on mixamertosses and 10.80 poisoning rabbits and foxes suffering a slow painful death that takes four to six weeks to die now that’s more cruel

    Bel Jones
    Bel Jones
    6 years ago

    Suzette Lee Turner

    Sean Dawson
    Sean Dawson
    6 years ago

    Rod Taylor

    Peter Oliver
    Peter Oliver
    6 years ago

    Well, this gets interesting after reading Reg Kay’s own words in the ARG article two days ago….

    Janine Katon
    Janine Katon
    6 years ago

    Absolutely right.

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    i have put that question to the four corners Facebook page guess what no replys

    Kirk Force Field
    Kirk Force Field
    6 years ago

    I get your point on poisoning being cruel, but it’s difficult to compare people doing a job that protects Australia’s natural environment and the means of living of tens of thousands of farming families, with people showing morbid enjoyment of animal cruelty in the pursuit of sport.

    Nicholas Vivian
    Nicholas Vivian
    6 years ago

    if there real concern is animal safety and well being they would do other storys on animal cruelty but i think there main objective is to destroy the greyhound industry

    Shannon Ives
    Shannon Ives
    6 years ago

    Where has the Reg Kay articles gone ????

    Corey O'Donnell
    Corey O'Donnell
    6 years ago

    Ive heard upto 500 dogs need to find accomadation

    Adrien Chevalier
    Adrien Chevalier
    6 years ago

    Is that race dogs looking for trainers or is it dogs not allowed to race after kennels for the time being ?