10 Years For South Australian Tail “Chopper”

On Monday 9 February 2009 stewards opened and completed an following an incident that occurred in the kennel house at on Monday 26th January 2009 which involved the greyhound trained by Mrs. S Gray and was being handled by Mr. Burgess resulting in a portion of the greyhound’s tail being removed.

After taking evidence Mr. Burgess was subsequently charged with a breach of Rules Of Greyhound Racing R 86 which reads:

    R86 A person (including an official) shall be guilty of an offence if the person-

  • (q) commits or omits to do any act or engages in conduct which is any way detrimental or prejudicial to the interest, , image, control or promotion of greyhound racing.

Mr. Burgess pleaded guilty to the charge and as a result was disqualified by the stewards for a period of 10 years.

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