RWWA Stewards today completed their inquiry with respect to Greyhound Trainer Mr Tim Mullany arising from the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the presence of 61 greyhounds at a Nambeelup Park kennel property, the persons associated with these greyhounds and the actions and associations of registered persons with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry.
The inquiry had 2 previous sittings on 26 June 2014 and 10 July 2014, where evidence was taken from RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O'Reilly, Deputy Chief Steward Mr Paul Searle, Ms Rebecca Watson, Mr Kody Charles, Mr Larry Valenti, Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Glen Price and Mr Dan Biddle. Ms Linda Hulsinga and Mr Graham Berry were also called to the inquiry.
At a hearing on 14 August 2014, Mr Mullany was found guilty to two charges under GAR 86 (ah). The particulars of the first charge were that Mr Mullany associated with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing by placing GOTTA BE LEGAL and an unnamed greyhound at Mr Berry's premises, as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9 April 2014.
The particulars of the second charge were that Mr Mullany associated with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing by moving STANGA JILL to Mr Berry's premises, as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9 April 2014.
In relation to the first charge, a disqualification of six (6) months was imposed.
In relation to the second charge, a disqualification of three (3) months was imposed.
In considering an appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account, amongst other things;
– Mr Mullany's previous good record, personal circumstances and youth.
– The seriousness and circumstances of the offences
– His level of involvement and the status of the greyhounds concerned
– The need for deterrence both general and specific
The penalties are to be served concurrently. The term of disqualification therefore ends at midnight on 19 February 2015.