Greyhound Racing NSW Stewards today inquired into an alleged incident said to have occurred in the kennel block of the Wentworth Park Greyhound track on the evening of 17 January 2014.
Evidence was taken from trainer Kenneth Burnett, attendant Tess Simmons, kennel supervisor Martin Wright and registered owner-trainer Amanda Brunton. Footage of the kennels on the night in question was shown to the inquiry.
Mr Burnett was found guilty of the offence of misconduct under GAR 86 (o) in respect of alleged harassment and impeding the normal duties of Ms Simmons prior to the running of Race 8 on the night in question.
Mr Burnett was subsequently suspended for a period of three months and fined $200. Under the provisions of GAR 95 (3) the suspension was suspended in full on the condition that he does not reoffend under the conduct rules in the next 12 months.
Mr Burnett indicated that he will appeal the decision and penalty.