Following an Inquiry into Mr. David Rowan, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation.
After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. David Rowan with a breach of GAR86 (e) in that being an owner, trainer attendant or person having official duties in relation to greyhound racing, refuses or fails to attend or give evidence or produce a document or other thing at an inquiry held pursuant to these Rules when directed by the Controlling Body, Stewards or the committee of a club to do so.
Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules, a breach of GAR86 (e) constitutes a Serious Offence.
As a result, on Tuesday, 25 March 2013 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M of the Racing Act.
As Mr. David Rowan did not appear no plea was entered.
Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.
After hearing all the evidence tendered the RADB determined that Mr. David Rowan was guilty of failing to attend an Inquiry on Thursday, 13 February 2014, when directed to do so by the Stewards.
He was fined the sum of $500 and disqualified until he appears at an inquiry, effective from Tuesday, 25 March 2014.