Charlie Wilson stood down by Greyhound Racing Victoria

UPDATE: Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) have confirmed that Charlie Wilson has been stood down under GAR 92 (5)(c) pending the outcome of an inquiry.

The inquiry will look into Wilson’s admissions in regards to purchasing prohibited substances including Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) and Cobra Snake Venom, his admissions to administering EPO to a greyhound on two occasions and his admissions to entering the properties of registered trainers without authorisation.

Wilson comments on his suspension

CONTROVERSIAL trainer Charlie Wilson has been stood down by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) pending an inquiry following on from the latest scandal which has engulfed the sport.

Wilson has openly admitted to drugging his greyhound Big Show Mullo with Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) to expose the corruption he believes exists surrounding the doping of dogs within the industry.

The Victorian trainer said he informed officials, including the racing minister, of his actions in an email in early October.

“I ordered a lot of drugs from overseas and successfully brought them into the country,” the letter read.

“I purposely set this dog up on his box draw and price to gain the attention of GRV.

“I injected [Big Show Mullo] two days out [from the race on August 11] with 0.2mL intravenously of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin, which is a permanently-banned substance across all codes of human sports right through to animal racing.”

Wilson claims he tripled the dose at the greyhound’s next start, with a pre-race urine sample returning a negative reading to EPO.

He then says he presented GRV with over $1,500 worth of EPO during a kennel inspection, which he claims was then taken away and tested positive for the illegal drug.

Now, close to three months after making his shock doping admissions to racing officials, Wilson has confirmed to Australian Racing Greyhound that he has been stood down, pending an inquiry.

“[GRV officials] came to my house at 8am this morning,” Wilson said.

“They told me they were here to open an inquiry into the permanently-banned substances [taken from my property] as well as what’s been in the media recently.

“I had my house searched at my own free will, no drugs were found on premises, and I was then asked to drive to Werribee where I was interviewed by the police.”

Wilson, who says he has no desire to stay involved in greyhound racing, says he is relieved that GRV has finally taken steps towards cleaning up the industry.

“I praise the regulator for taking the correct actions, even though it took close to three months for this to happen,” he said.

“I hope now that this saga will make the government give Greyhound Racing Victoria the right powers they need to regulate this sport.

“Drug testing in Australia needs to be reviewed thoroughly by sports and doping analysts.”

Australian Racing Greyhound contacted GRV for confirmation, but they refused to comment.

Wilson has been at the centre of a storm of controversy over the past week, admitting to working with Animals Australia in order to conduct a hidden camera operation on several properties throughout the state.

The operation included alleged trespassing onto several residences in order to install and retrieve secret surveillance cameras, mainly set up within kennel blocks, to catch any evidence of doping within the industry.

“It was a very sophisticated operation and we were there to chase drug cheats – drug cheats have never been targeted,” Wilson revealed on Sunday.

“I was never paid, but I was asked to go in and capture world-first footage of greyhounds being doped.”

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spyman
spyman
3 years ago

expected.

now, lets just see if anyone from AA sinks with the captains ship.remember,they were fully participating in this until CW swung around on them.

lets just see who is protected and who is not.and lets eliminate the bed sharing whispers doing the rounds that AA and GRV are to close for comfort.

lone widow
lone widow
3 years ago

spyman I expect they’ve covered their arse by having him insist he wasn’t paid.
 Should check his bank account.

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

…and now a rant on facebook for all to see. I feel bad about all this,because I did not do as CW wished and thought outside of the box. he is where he is today because he did think outside of the box….how damn dumb are the rest of us for not thinking the same? is he for real? his sole purpose was to get back at the industry for indiscretions he blames on others.his rants about EPO sealed his fate as he never had a chance anyone before him drugged his dog/s…he admits he did it,so whatever chance he… Read more »

lone widow
lone widow
3 years ago

CW has not swung around on AA….It’s all part of the plan, Is he on the payrole of AA??  Every effort should be made to determine this and if true AA should face the full brunt of the animal welfare laws after what he did to those poor dogs.

….IS HE ONE OF THEM ?….

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

lone widow spyman  yeah. they pay every other nightowl why wasn’t he being paid? would u work for zero?read in one of their articles some were making k a trip???? huge money if true. as I said,lets see if AA get left alone on this. if they do,you guys better kick up a stink,because that to me would be like a deal has been done. talk about giving the enemy a second chance to come  back at ya. I want that reporter CARO brought before an enquiry. its her that is getting the glory,but who is supplying her the info? she… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

SOCIAL LICENCE NEEDS REMOVING FROM ANIMALS AUSTRALIA(and others). you donate to help animals in distress for whatever reason.as a donator,you get told that your money goes to help re-housing animals forced into a situation where they cannot help themselves,and protect them from perpetrators doing harm the whole basis is a similar operandi as the RSPCA….save a nimals and tend them and rehome them. when you discover your donations do nothing of the sort and see your money going towards covert operations to close down industries that has nothing to do with what that SOCIAL LICENCE was meant for,you query ,you… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman lone widow There appears to be criminality needing to be investigated in people and organisations carrying out drug profiling without the necessary welfare safeguards. If anyone or any organisation can endanger greyhounds or any other animal with impunity in Victoria then the laws need to be looked at. It is a criminal offence for organisations to involved themselves in drug profiling without regulatory authority. Laws can differ on animal welfare between the states. In NSW for example it is a criminal offence to promote and stage hurdle racing but in Victoria it is allowed and rightly so in my opinion.… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

John Tracey spyman lone widow  JOHN,you have a wonderful xmas and a merrier new year. your input has been as always,balanced and honest. a obviously well learned man of the industry and a fair describer. if we are wrong and need correcting,u da man(as they say)but this has been a very strange year,and I predict nest season,will be even tougher. to you all who have been participating on this forum,its been a wonderful time and things I have learnt along the way. I am concerned we have not heard from DEBORAH for a a while now,and hope is all well on that… Read more »

GeoffWilson
GeoffWilson
3 years ago

Life Ban nothing less. Clean the place up and start NOW.  

Deborah555
Deborah555
3 years ago

spyman John Tracey lone widow  Merry Christmas Spyman, Lone widow, John and Bob – I have been at the track with my baby girl (back to back wins I might add) but has an injury at the moment which I am working on  and doing some fencing on my farm. This bloke is beyond belief isn’t he? The ABC have denied having anything to do with this according to the Australian which suggests of course they are right up to their eyeballs in it and Lynney apparently has no idea lol. Charge him with trespass,  illegal surveillance and then top it off… Read more »

Deborah555
Deborah555
3 years ago

spyman John Tracey lone widow  PS “asked to collect World Class footage”? sounds like some one who probably tells people he works for the CIA- this is like some poorly scripted low budget black comedy with the producer wearing a tin foil hat. What fake book fantasy lives is not enough for some people now they want to go mainstream? lol

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

Deborah555 spyman John Tracey lone widow Hi Deborah great to have you back all the best for the season to you and family. The double agent may have been inspired by his namesake in America who was responsible for personal actions that prolonged the Afgan Soviet War. The American was famous enough to have books written about him and a film in his honour. The only animals he harmed were human animals but some other animals may have been injured or killed by associated actions. The Australian counterpart should be of more concern than the above when it comes to animal welfare. Drug… Read more »

Deborah555
Deborah555
3 years ago

John Tracey Deborah555 spyman lone widow  Thanks John I  didn’t twig to the name until you mentioned it  and had a look at the biography – I have seen a movie about Charlie Wilson and his “war” yes confirms my theory. Sad, mad or bad? bit hard to tell yet?

I doubt animal welfare has crossed the minds of anyone involved in this bizarre story and if the ABC and AA are involved well I think faces covered in egg might be the end result.

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

Deborah555 John Tracey spyman lone widow  welcome back DEB u winner u….. I pose this question.all other garbage aside written by CW,is it possible he has the support to have formed his own AA GROUP?sole operator,but he may feel he can do this on his own,and be rewarded for his efforts.there is no doubt he was hell bent on destroying grey industry,no matter what he says,he was going after the dog industry,on realising he needed the pro support of obviously AA,he joined forces. I do not believe for one moment that his version of not doing this for financial gain(has heaps he says)rings… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman Deborah555 John Tracey lone widow Totally fair comment and congratulations to Australian Racing Greyhounds for brining it to the surface avoiding any chance of an ambush in the new year. People would  need to be wet behind the ears not to see something like this coming. What seems to be missing to me is an investigation at least at police level in Victoria to test the allegations (criminal conspiracy) If AA is complicit and there are criminal behaviour involved they should be dealt with accordingly. If the above is innocent of complicity and criminal behaviour they should be cleared.  One of the… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

John Tracey spyman Deborah555 lone widow  touche JOHN. this country,lately,has not been listening to its people.we ,in our industry,have shown what can happen if you do not listen to the people. aside though,they do appear to be listening to certain types of people(or groups) and they are actually setting precedents by dividing the people.they may be doing this unknowingly(?)but if this continues,we will have mass demonstrations like EUROPE,and then we will see who can govern this country,and on our government leaders of today,they would fail miserably in knowing what to do. uprisings are near,you wait and see. not so much in our industry,but… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

Deborah555 John Tracey lone widow  shame when I have to ask myself continual questions.i am obsessed by this case. lets look at a report in the AUSTRALIAN PAPER done by our illustrious night stalker double agent. he is quoted as saying he was angry with being sold a couple of dud dogs(k for 2…not true)……….who sold the dogs? the people in the dog industry. agree? so why has he got angry and seek revenge (supposedly) on AA?…..THEY DID NOT SELL HIM THE DOGS!!!! the dog people sold him the dogs,BUT he now insists he wanted revenge and set up AA because he… Read more »

lone widow
lone widow
3 years ago

Deborah555 spyman John Tracey lone widow 

Good on you Deborah,  it’s good to see a battler getting a win now and then. Let’s hope the injury is not serious.

Just hate that fencing.

Deborah555
Deborah555
3 years ago

spyman Deborah555 John Tracey lone widow Possible scenario- a most unusual person buys a couple of dogs for more than they were worth ( unlikely he paid K- )the grandiose fantasy of making a lot of money out of them does not pan out- gets angry- goes on to plan B of whatever grandiose delusion this person may have- spy on other trainers and sell the videos to Lynny and the gang and the ABC. AA does hand out serious money for some video information. Charlie Wilson was a very colourful American senator- wealthy, womaniser and I think a sort of double agent type… Read more »

Deborah555
Deborah555
3 years ago

lone widow Deborah555 spyman John Tracey  Yes very exciting  it is and she will be right in a couple of weeks. Yes the fencing never ends really. Hope you had a lovely Christmas lone widow.

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

Deborah555 spyman John Tracey lone widow  word is WILSON is not his real name. FIELD is bandied around among some. the mystery thickens more.

anyone have knowledge how we can check out whether someone served in the military?easy to say you did…..

JOHN TRACEY you are switched on.any ideas?

lone widow
lone widow
3 years ago

spyman Deborah555 John Tracey lone widow 

In the Commissioners report an unknown American claimed that greyhound pups that were deemed to be no good were drowned at 3 months  of age.

Sounds like the same mentality to me.

lone widow
lone widow
3 years ago

Deborah555 lone widow spyman John Tracey 

Yes and thank you Deborah. I have been very busy with my two puppy’s, they’re worth the time for sure.

….PATIENCE!….

lone widow
lone widow
3 years ago

spyman Deborah555 John Tracey lone widow 

I think he’s the unknown American.

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman Deborah555 John Tracey lone widow My take on the matter is that truth is often stranger than fiction and this current ambush should be tested under court conditions. Any  part of , or the whole of the conspiracy theories presented on this site could be right or partly right. The way I read the special commission into greyhound racing is that the intent of the report is to give the Government two options to close down the greyhounds. One by banning them outright under a breach of failure to satisfy the public interest on animal welfare related matters. Two, Making greyhound racing… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

all jokes aside,we have to ask what type of industry we really have,when fools like CW want to wreak havoc on it.for what gain? will we suffer because of this egotists agenda? maybe yes,maybe no. publicity out of it just gets added to the negative file stored by the activists. but on hearing that one suspended old trainer wont take things lying down,and has a definite wish of I will have the last say regardless,maybe PAUL NEWSON was telling the truth when he claimed old stalwarts spat in his face from raging rants that they need culture as it was… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman Very little cover of the above case except for greyhound sites. One of the exceptions is a report in the Australian which is very informative. You might need to google the article direct.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/broadcast/whistleblowers-ire-as-abc-caught-in-greyhounds-row/news-story/060724cf0e2bf68d824f1369fc316127

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman Your fascination in the above has a lot to do with the matter being home grown. The basic issue breaks down to a OHS (Occupational health and safety issue) and who should be helping someone who is showing signs of mental imbalance through stress related issues. The person involved appears to have issues worthy of investigation on the surface of reports but who carries the main responsibility. Welfare regulated organisations have OHS procedures that catch people with mental imbalance (Temporary or Permanent) and provide help. The behaviour being displayed is no more bizarre than behaviour by unregulated animal welfare… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

STATE POLITICSVictoria Police probe covert camera claimThe Australian12:00AM December 29, 2016 EAN [email protected] Victorian police are investigating a series of incursions and covert filming said to have been orchestrated by Animals Australia on the properties of greyhound trainers, who have expressed fear that their privacy and safety have been compromised.A young couple living on one property have moved out after being “spooked” by the thought that operatives may have placed hidden cameras in their house, while the young son of another family is too scared to go to the kennels at night.As revealed by The Weekend Australian, in a post on… Read more »

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

giving CW a rest for a bit,what the hell is going on at GREYHOUNDS AUSTRALASIA? closed down for 10 days over the xmas break leaving no service….AT ALL!!!! breeders,vets,stud masters and all enquiries on their responsibilies left in lurch because everyone went on xmas break? so add that to last minute ‘track condition’excuses to stop racing and any other excuse for stopping the industry going ahead,and one now really seriously needs to question who is behind all this? BAIRD,u awake son? an on GRNSW,weren’t staff harassed(allegedly) during the short shut off period,and screaming for help and to be listened,and WE supported… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman We have ten glorious days to fix a few things up like overseas trade without their guidance until they return. Look for the silver lining.

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

John Tracey spyman  im looking john.havent found it as yet,but I am looking.

John Tracey
John Tracey
3 years ago

spyman John Tracey ” Seek and Ye shall find” (Mathew box 7).. 

spyman
spyman
3 years ago

John Tracey spyman  lol…its xmas john.i have my rose coloreds on.

MERRY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL. BE SAFE.