Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing
Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of a pre-race urine sample taken from
greyhound ‘Daintree Puzzle’ at the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Saturday,
28 September 2013.
During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Kade Joske,
Ms. Naomi Selvadurai (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic
(Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer).
After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Joske with a breach of Greyhounds
Australasia Rules 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound ‘Daintree Puzzle’
free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club meeting
held on Saturday, 28 September 2013 given that the pre-race urine sample taken from the
greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substance salbutamol.
Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules this constituted a Serious
Offence. As a result, on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing
Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3
and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.
Mr. Kade Joske represented himself.
Mr. Kade Joske pleaded guilty to the charge.
After hearing all the evidence tendered and having regard to GAR83 (6), the RADB determined
that Mr. Joske was guilty as charged and disqualified him for 6 months (with 4 months of this disqualification suspended for 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83 during this 12 month period), plus a fine of $500, effective from Thursday, 30 January 2014.
Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified ‘Daintree Puzzle’ from Event 4 – GRV VBIS Maiden Series Heat 4 513m – at the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Saturday, 28 September 2013 and amended the placings accordingly.