$200 Fine For Posting Comments On Greyhound Forum

Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards have just advised that on the 6th December 2013, they conducted an inquiry into comments that were posted on the German greyhound site Greyhound Data by registered Victorian greyhound trainer Keith Lloyd.

According to reports, Lloyd made comments about the GRV grading system that the GRV viewed as “detrimental to the image of greyhound racing”.

Those comments have since been removed from the site.

Stewards heard evidence from Keith Lloyd at the inquiry and subsequently charged him with “breaching GAR86 (q) in that he did post a comment online which in the opinion of Stewards was detrimental to the interest, image, control and promotion of Greyhound Racing.”

Mr. Lloyd pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty as charged by stewards.

Lloyd was fined $500, but $300 of that amount is to be suspended for a period of twelve (12) months, pending no further breaches of the rule.

When considering penalty, Stewards took into account Mr. Lloyd’s submissions and his previous record in this area.

As recently as January 2013, Lloyd was fined $300 by GRV Stewards for the same offence on the same German greyhound forum.

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Les Keefe
Les Keefe
7 years ago

what ever happened to freedom of speech… political correctness gone mad..

Donny Clark
Donny Clark
7 years ago

Yeah grnsw removed comments I made this week. Guess they’re pissed i’m no longer licensed.

Les Keefe
Les Keefe
7 years ago

its ridiculous.donny. wa the same..

Todman1957
Todman1957
7 years ago

Greyhound data remove anyway who disagrees with them and they don’t let you purchase anything from their site, go figure how stupid is that? punish everyone.

Greyhound Bazaar
Greyhound Bazaar
7 years ago

Anyone wanting to comment on a forum without stewards knowing who you are should try the Greyhound Forum on the Thoroughbred Village. Not many people comment on there lately so it should be a good venting post.

Martin Ebb
Martin Ebb
7 years ago

They love to control the message

Todman1957
Todman1957
7 years ago

What responsibility do GD take for publishing the article, they manipulate their site religiously if you say anything negative about them or their staff they get rid of you, apparently permanently, some of the nonsense on their site is off the planet, right wingers most of them

Dorothy Poppins
Dorothy Poppins
7 years ago

Did he tell the truth? Is that why he was censured?

Caps
Caps
7 years ago

The stewards……………….total dick heads

Todman1957
Todman1957
7 years ago

be careful they are all powerful or at least they think they are

WeeWilly
WeeWilly
7 years ago

Given the admin of the site can edit and change the content of users posts it is a very grey area.  They would want some ability to demonstrate when they have and have not amended user’s posts.  On many occasions I have seen censured posts or subsequent posts that looked bad because of poor administrative edsiting and deletion

me
me
7 years ago

The article is still on greyhound data. It has not been removed

Les Keefe
Les Keefe
7 years ago

what ever happened to freedom of speech… political correctness gone mad..

Donny Clark
Donny Clark
7 years ago

Yeah grnsw removed comments I made this week. Guess they’re pissed i’m no longer licensed.

Les Keefe
Les Keefe
7 years ago

its ridiculous.donny. wa the same..

Todman1957
Todman1957
7 years ago

Greyhound data remove anyway who disagrees with them and they don’t let you purchase anything from their site, go figure how stupid is that? punish everyone.

Davey Sadler
Davey Sadler
7 years ago

Anyone wanting to comment on a forum without stewards knowing who you are should try the Greyhound Forum on the Thoroughbred Village. Not many people comment on there lately so it should be a good venting post.

Martin Ebb
Martin Ebb
7 years ago

They love to control the message

Todman1957
Todman1957
7 years ago

What responsibility do GD take for publishing the article, they manipulate their site religiously if you say anything negative about them or their staff they get rid of you, apparently permanently, some of the nonsense on their site is off the planet, right wingers most of them

Dorothy Poppins
Dorothy Poppins
7 years ago

Did he tell the truth? Is that why he was censured?

Caps
Caps
7 years ago

The stewards……………….total dick heads

Todman1957
Todman1957
7 years ago

be careful they are all powerful or at least they think they are

WeeWilly
WeeWilly
7 years ago

Given the admin of the site can edit and change the content of users posts it is a very grey area.  They would want some ability to demonstrate when they have and have not amended user’s posts.  On many occasions I have seen censured posts or subsequent posts that looked bad because of poor administrative edsiting and deletion

me
me
7 years ago

The article is still on greyhound data. It has not been removed