McManus Fined $4000 For Escapee Greyhounds In WA

yesterday, concluded an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding greyhounds that escaped from the property of Owner/Trainer Mr .

Evidence was taken from Owner/Trainer Mr Patrick McManus and Senior Stipendiary Mr Paul Searle.

Owner/Trainer Mr P McManus pleaded guilty to two charges under Rule 108 :

  • That on the 3rd September 2010, Mr McManus had failed to ensure that greyhounds under his care did not stray onto private property. $1000 fine imposed.
  • That on the 5th September 2010, Mr McManus had failed to ensure that greyhounds under his care did not stray onto private property. $3000 fine imposed.

In assessing penalty Stewards took into account the following:

  • The seriousness of both offences
  • Mr McManus guilty plea to both offences
  • His personal circumstances
  • The fact that this was his first offence
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