Stewards round-up: Linda Britton likely to appeal

Champion trainer is expected to appeal against the severity of the 18-month disqualification handed to her by West Australian stewards this week.

Britton was disqualified for nine months on each of two charges regarding presenting for two races at in August last year when not free of the prohibited substance .

The trainer had pleaded guilty to the charges and another two relating to the of ethyloestrenol tablets and possessing 1500 ethyloestrenol tablets, a scheduled 4 medicine, in two unlabelled containers. For the latter two charges she was fined $500.

When contacted this week, Britton said she was grateful for the support that her family and friends had given her since the penalty was revealed on Monday and that she planned to take a few days away.

In the meantime, the large team of dogs she formerly trained has been taken over by her long-term partner Chris Halse.

VICTORIA:

Anakie trainer Alan Marum has been disqualified for four months, with two months of it suspended, for presenting Mary’s Guess to race at Shepparton with in its system on August 14 last year.

GRV stewards investigated after being alerted to an irregularity in a pre-race urine sample by the Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, with Marum charged under 83(2) and (3) in that he failed to present the greyhound Mary’s Guess free of any prohibited substance for a race. The matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Tuesday, with Marum pleading guilty and the board taking into account his clean history over more than 40 years in the industry. He was disqualified for four months, with two months of that suspended for 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83. His disqualification starts on Tuesday.

Trainers John Norden and (Jnr) were handed suspended $300 fines by GRV stewards this week for a mix-up at the boxes at Sale on December 7.
The reserves for the opening race, Avon Nellie (Norden) and Dr Peekaboo (McMahon), were loaded into the wrong boxes and subsequently disqualified from the race. Borden and McMahon were charged with breaching GAR86 (o) and both pleaded guilty. Their previous good records and guilty please were taken into account as the fines were suspended for two years.

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AC_GPLNZ
6 years ago

Of course she’s going to appeal and of course she will be successful. This is greyhound racing we’re talking about right?

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

More to Linda Britton and the WA family members involvement who sit on the WA racing Board .. With there WA leading trainers… Integrity ????????

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Be good to talk off record . Mr Mcgrath !!

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Why shouldn’t she appeal as RWWA are inconsistent in their sentencing. I think she has done more for WA greyhound racing than any other trainer in WA. The other leading trainers in WA are in it for themselves and don’t give anything back to the industry. I’m not saying she shouldn’t be penalised she should but the penalty needs to be in line with other penalties that have been handed down by RWWA 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… Read more »

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Why !! She should be allowed to be involved with having care of any animals, Linda Britton has been let off with having 6 Wild Rabbits in a cage on her property , another trainer recieved a life ban for purchasing two of the same punch of wild rabbits who he brought from the same teenage boy as Miss Britton did… This matter is going to the Supreme Court , if you speak out in WA , the WA Stewerts they run you out … Wheres the Integrity of WA with family members sitting on the WA board running WA… Read more »

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Common fact, Most L.Britton And P.Sturt get book end box draws with their runners , most of L.Britton favourites get beat… Great strike rate for a so called leading trainer, how many racers are won on any track in the country from boxes 1,2,7,8 about 80% of any race , so they should be leading trainers just of their given box draws….!

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Nobody is talking about box draws or leading trainer. We are talking about sentencing for by stewards in WA who are not consistent with there sentencing.
As for wild rabbits I know of 4 other trainers who have/use them, the stewards have been told but they aren’t interested and they don’t do unannounced kennel inspections.

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

God, mate she got caught with 6 wild rabbits and let off. By The. WA Stewerts, another got life ban… So is that consistent .. They should shut WA down, bet 365 accounts tell a story also, just the Lemmon tree conection , Christine Bennette, Emily Fraser and Linda Britton … And the stand in Chris Halse.. If you knew the truth , the corruption in WA would giant the nsw Mick Pottter scandle….read between your own line.. Mate !!

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

I see what you mean about the reading between the lines RattlemeElvis and the WA stewards. The below article is an extract from a community newspaper in Mandurah called In My Community and the incident is atrocious, what the Chief Steward says is appalling and yet they are doing/did nothing. It makes Linda Brittons case as serious as making a cup of tea!  “Tovey had had her lease terminated in June that year for not paying rent.  The prosecutor sought 15 years imprisonment for the offence and that she be prohibited from owning or looking after animals for a period to be… Read more »

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Thankyou, the whole thing about WA is completely different to other states, so its a monopoly for some trainers and ok is all is square and equal ! I’m an owner only and have raced my dogs for the last 18 months in WA. I live in Sydney nsw.. Befor racing in Wa just a punter ! And would talk to Stewerts Paul seal . About the inconsistent fav, runners in WA, he’s main re

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Thankyou. When I would Question Stewert Paul Seal over the In consistency of WA faviourites being beaten from the Britton kennel yet she is your No: 1 trainer doesn’t add up.. He’s main reply was are you loosing , and that opens the door of my mind of what is getting covered up in WA Greyhound racing, but having dogs racing there and talking to diffrent trainers about the goings on over there. They have told me some shocking story’s and the secret relations with the Britton Kennel , but when you see each week the box draws l.britton and… Read more »

AC_GPLNZ
6 years ago

Of course she’s going to appeal and of course she will be successful. This is greyhound racing we’re talking about right?

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

More to Linda Britton and the WA family members involvement who sit on the WA racing Board .. With there WA leading trainers… Integrity ????????

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Be good to talk off record . Mr Mcgrath !!

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Why shouldn’t she appeal as RWWA are inconsistent in their sentencing. I think she has done more for WA greyhound racing than any other trainer in WA. The other leading trainers in WA are in it for themselves and don’t give anything back to the industry. I’m not saying she shouldn’t be penalised she should but the penalty needs to be in line with other penalties that have been handed down by RWWA 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… Read more »

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Why !! She should be allowed to be involved with having care of any animals, Linda Britton has been let off with having 6 Wild Rabbits in a cage on her property , another trainer recieved a life ban for purchasing two of the same punch of wild rabbits who he brought from the same teenage boy as Miss Britton did… This matter is going to the Supreme Court , if you speak out in WA , the WA Stewerts they run you out … Wheres the Integrity of WA with family members sitting on the WA board running WA… Read more »

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Common fact, Most L.Britton And P.Sturt get book end box draws with their runners , most of L.Britton favourites get beat… Great strike rate for a so called leading trainer, how many racers are won on any track in the country from boxes 1,2,7,8 about 80% of any race , so they should be leading trainers just of their given box draws….!

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Nobody is talking about box draws or leading trainer. We are talking about sentencing by stewards in WA who are not consistent with there sentencing.

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

God, mate she got caught with 6 wild rabbits and let off. By The. WA Stewerts, another got life ban… So is that consistent .. They should shut WA down, bet 365 accounts tell a story also, just the Lemmon tree conection , Christine Bennette, Emily Fraser and Linda Britton … And the stand in Chris Halse.. If you knew the truth , the corruption in WA would giant the nsw Mick Pottter scandle….read between your own line.. Mate !!

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

I see what you mean about the reading between the lines RattlemeElvis and the WA stewards. The below article is an extract from a community newspaper in Mandurah called In My Community and the incident is atrocious, what the Chief Steward says is appalling and yet they are doing/did nothing. It makes Linda Brittons case as serious as making a cup of tea!  “Tovey had had her lease terminated in June that year for not paying rent.  The prosecutor sought 15 years imprisonment for the offence and that she be prohibited from owning or looking after animals for a period to be… Read more »

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Thankyou, the whole thing about WA is completely different to other states, so its a monopoly for some trainers and ok is all is square and equal ! I’m an owner only and have raced my dogs for the last 18 months in WA. I live in Sydney nsw.. Befor racing in Wa just a punter ! And would talk to Stewerts Paul seal . About the inconsistent fav, runners in WA, he’s main re

RattlemeElvis
RattlemeElvis
6 years ago

Thankyou. When I would Question Stewert Paul Seal over the In consistency of WA faviourites being beaten from the Britton kennel yet she is your No: 1 trainer doesn’t add up.. He’s main reply was are you loosing , and that opens the door of my mind of what is getting covered up in WA Greyhound racing, but having dogs racing there and talking to diffrent trainers about the goings on over there. They have told me some shocking story’s and the secret relations with the Britton Kennel , but when you see each week the box draws l.britton and… Read more »