Decision - John Antonelli

Decision - John Antonelli

18/12/2017
Regulatory News

On 26 May 2016 greyhound ‘Absolute Gunn’ was presented for the purpose of competing in race six at Dapto in circumstances where the Greyhound was not free of any prohibited substance. As a result, the GRNSW Inquiry Panel issued two charges under rule 83(2) as follows:

That you, Raymond Webster, a registered trainer, while in charge of the greyhound ‘Absolute Gunn’, presented the greyhound for the purpose of competing in race six at Dapto on 26 May 2016 in circumstances where the greyhound was not free of any prohibited substance.

That you, John Antonelli, a registered trainer, while in charge of the greyhound ‘Absolute Gunn’ presented the greyhound for the purpose of competing in race six at Dapto on 26 May 2016 in circumstances where the greyhound was not free of any prohibited substance.

The prohibited substance was caffeine and its metabolites paraxanthine, theobromine and theophylline. 

Following the inquiry hearing, the GRNSW Inquiry Panel determined to impose a fine of $2,000 in relation to Mr Webster and a period of suspension of 12 weeks wholly suspended for 12 months in relation to Mr Antonelli.

A copy of the decision can be found here.

Mr Webster and Mr Antonelli have been notified of their rights of appeal.