Graeme Bate Penalty Increased On Appeal From GRV

(GRV) has, for the first time, appealed a decision of the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) for being too lenient.

The decision of the GRV to appeal the decision was made on 13 June and was taken in light of the strict approach of the current in relation to the use of .

GRV will continue to test for these substances and penalise any person that breaks the .

Yesterday, VCAT increased the penalty in the case of by one (1) year, with the total disqualification period now three (3) years.

Graeme Bate pleaded guilty to five serious offences under the Rules (GAR) before the RADB on Tuesday 10 June this year. The charges included; administering a prohibited substance to a greyhound under his care, administering a prohibited substance to greyhounds trained by another person, procuring tablets for the purpose of administering to greyhounds and making a false and misleading statement.

GRV Chairman Peter Caillard said this sends a strong message to those who try to gain an unfair advantage adding that GRV’s clear view is that prohibited substance use will not be tolerated.

“We are committed to eradicating any type of prohibited substance use in Victorian greyhound racing,” Mr Caillard said.

“The original decision to disqualify Mr Bate for just two years was too lenient and we believe the decision of VCAT to increase Mr Bate’s penalty vindicates the Stewards decision to appeal.

“We have increased our swab numbers by 25 per cent in the past year taking close to 4300 individual swabs. We now test out-of-competition, pre-race and post-race in addition to freezing and storing samples for retrospective testing.

“We will continue to address the use of prohibited substances in greyhound racing which will allow the
punter to continue to have confidence in the of our product.”

ARG Opinion:
The key factor here is that the GRV cop the wrath of the greyhound community for fines/suspensions/disqualifications being too lenient or harsh, when in actual fact it’s the RADB that are deciding the penalties imposed within for serious offences. The RADB are not bound by the guidelines and are completely independent of GRV. The guidelines for penalties for different drug offences are in place as a suggested penalty but are not binding. It comes down to a RADB decision as to the penalty. Well done to the GRV for standing their ground in this case and appealing the decision. Is this just the first of many?

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Robyn Hunt
Robyn Hunt
6 years ago

pssst lol kylie whos paul now lol . and no they dont have a single greyhound to call there own or train 1 for that matter . there poorpers lolol

Paul Courts
Paul Courts
6 years ago

Im back…did you miss me…is that directed at me KHunt?

Paul Courts
Paul Courts
6 years ago

This has been fun…thx peoples but tv shows have improved so see ya!…let me know wen u and ur dad are ready to sort us out…until next hot topic…bye!

Robyn Hunt
Robyn Hunt
6 years ago

the wankers live diff state the pack of ” flogs “! . thats why is soo easy for the ” bunch of gooofs ” to be the alMIGHTY MOUTH S sitting on big mutha fukkin huge asses textn shitt flatout .. . .. aint it ya Goofs ! weak waste of effing air the shit kikkers is wat and all thy actually are . ems r better off dead I say . :) kill yaselfs ya losers haaaaaa go on do it . ya big mammoths garth n evan as fr other flogs ” da wog and dat alex KID… Read more »

Alex Cavallaro
Alex Cavallaro
6 years ago

Nick Vozzo

Alex Cavallaro
Alex Cavallaro
6 years ago

Nick Mavratzas

Nick Vozzo
Nick Vozzo
6 years ago

A bit harsh on his mum

Kylie Hunt
Kylie Hunt
6 years ago

You reakon bit harsh on Graeme I think

Carole Courts
Carole Courts
6 years ago

Kylie do not reply to this idiot anymore he is not worth it and has no idea wat he his talking about. He is no relative of my family. Take it easy look after only yours and take no notice of wankers like him.

Kylie Hunt
Kylie Hunt
6 years ago

Exactly we stick together to wipe out all the Azz holes won’t stop till its done

Alex Cavallaro
Alex Cavallaro
6 years ago

R u serious get real mate. Ur a loser.

Kylie Hunt
Kylie Hunt
6 years ago

Yes serious I’m a loser looked in the mirror lately u look 12 grow up get a job

Kylie Hunt
Kylie Hunt
6 years ago

Do they even no wat a greyhound is Robyn

Robyn Hunt
Robyn Hunt
6 years ago

noo thems no wat a cockroach is tho :) & yeh hes a real ugly mutten have ya seen the head on the ferret . & I cleary said they really are better off DEAD didnt I and i even gave em all the best advice . . ta kill emselvs but nope still breathing ! as there is NO PLACE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD FOR shitkikking cockroaches other than a 8 foot hole ! seriously ! !

Robyn Hunt
Robyn Hunt
6 years ago

im off to give salvatore wog ” the great SILVERBACKD ape a suprise visit at his WORK . wont say wat day as then it aint a suprise now is it . haaaa we c wat wog guts mouth almighty has to say of his GLASS PIPES then huh ;)

Lawrence Labrosciano
Lawrence Labrosciano
6 years ago

How could you do this graeme shame shame shame

Robyn Hunt
Robyn Hunt
6 years ago

see yas av gotta keep going . shut your mouths up . ill tell u also right now im taking every one of those comments on graeme and rest of my family way further so dont stick ur bit in ether or ull b draghed into ware some of the rest are goingvto be and thts in court . uv said nothin so far to wat sum. have so.id leave ur comment left at that uv just wrote . ! by the way graeme for 1 dont see dont hear and does not listen or has a better life doing… Read more »

Nick Mavratzas
Nick Mavratzas
6 years ago

Graham bate will always be known as the biggest cheat in australian sports history, he must think he is above the rules of the sport

Evan Kounavelis
Evan Kounavelis
6 years ago

No one is above the rules apart from the greatest trainer of all time Darren McDonald.

MachuPeechu
MachuPeechu
6 years ago

Don’t want to name and shame but check the facts, recently Ennis has 2 positive swabs, so your implying they cheat as well.

MachuPeechu
MachuPeechu
6 years ago

If Graeme is a cheat then Ennis is in the same category by your standards as they have recently had another positive swab, I think your contradicting what your saying

MachuPeechu
MachuPeechu
6 years ago

Well said

intheknow
intheknow
6 years ago

Bull, he has been caught at least three times on that property since the ban.  Ask his progeny (that he must be so proud of) about his pill press.

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