The NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association (GBOTA) advises that it is providing full cooperation to Greyhound Racing NSW with regards to an inquiry into the wrong greyhound being presented and racing in Race 5 at Wentworth Park on Saturday, December 26, 2015.
The Anthony Azzopardi trained Il Bacaro was to compete in race five, however kennelmate Asa Killa Queen in fact incorrectly contested the event with the error not detected until the post race identification process. Il Bacaro was first across the line but was subsequently disqualified.
Though disqualified, Il Barcaro was not declared a non runner, thus meaning no monies wagered on Il Bacaro were eligible to be refunded. GRNSW today announced an inquiry into the incident and an immediate review of the Greyhound Racing Rules, particularly GAR 56 (2) (a) which determines what constitutes a non-starter in a specific event.
NSW GBOTA employees involved have already tendered preliminary evidence.
The NSW GBOTA regrets the incident but will await outcomes of the GRNSW inquiry before finalising its actions which will include supporting rule reviews and implementing any changes that may be required to operational procedures.