STEWARDS REPORT POSITIVE SWAB – SPITFIRE FORCE – MR KEITH

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					            STEWARDS REPORT:                             POSITIVE SWAB – ‘SPITFIRE FORCE’ – MR
                                                         KEITH STANLEY

      DATE: 27 January 2009
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Stewards today finalised an inquiry into the positive finding of LIGNOCAINE,
PHENYLBUTAZONE, GAMMAHYDROXYPHENYLBUTAZONE in the urine sample
taken from ‘ SPITFIRE FORCE ’ at Lithgow on the 8 November 2008.

The inquiry opened on the 27 January 2009 where evidence was taken from Mr K Stanley.

Mr. Stanley pleaded guilty to a breach of Rule 83(2)(a) which provides:-

R83         Racing greyhound to be drug free

            (2) The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound-

                    (a)           nominated to compete in an Event;

                                  shall present the greyhound free of any drug.


The particulars of the charge being that you did on 8 November 2008 present the greyhound
Spitfire Force for an event being Race ( 7 ) Lithgow Workmens Club Stakes, held at Lithgow other
than free of prohibited drugs in that the race day urine sample taken from the said greyhound has
returned on confirmatory analysis positive to LIGNOCAINE, PHENYLBUTAZONE,
GAMMAHYDROXYPHENYLBUTAZONE. Rule 83(2)(a) Rules of Greyhound Racing).

After consideration on the matter of penalty Mr. Stanley was disqualified for a period of
four(4) months.

The following factors carried weight in the Stewards’ decision:

      (1)   Any penalty imposed must act as a deterrent.
      (2)   GHRRA Policy of drug free racing
      (3)   Prior misdemeanour in 2001 for the drug Lignocaine
      (4)   Disability pensioner
      (5)   40 year industry participant
      (6)   Guilty Plea




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Acting in accordance with Rule 83(4) which provides;

83(4)           A greyhound presented for an Event contrary to sub-rule (2) shall be disqualified from the
                Event or any benefit derived from a trial or test.


And disqualified “SPITFIRE FORCE” from its 1st placing in Race ( 7 ) at Lithgow and
amended the placings to read:-

1st   Call Me Sue
2nd   Direct Lass
3rd   Smiles Of Desire
4th   Nitro Bluey
5th   Mavriki Wolf

Mr. Stanley was advised of his rights of appeal.

The bar imposed on “SPITFIRE FORCE” under LR 92 has been lifted.



T HYNES
Authority Steward




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