Racing Appeals & Disciplinary (RAD) Board

Board Information

Functions of the HRV RAD Board

The key functions of the HRV RAD Board are:

  • to hear and determine charges made by Stewards against persons for serious offences;
  • to hear and determine appeals in relation to decisions made under the rules to impose penalties on persons.

The HRV RAD Board came into operation on 1 March 2010 as a consequence of amendments to the Racing Act 1958 (Vic). The amendments were included in the Racing Legislation Amendment (Racing Integrity Assurance) Act 2009 (Vic).

Section 50B of the Racing Act 1958 (the Act) establishes the HRV RAD Board.

Under sections 50E & F of the Act, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the HRV RAD Board are appointed by the Governor-in-Council following a recommendation from the Minister for Racing. The following appointments were made by the Minister and came into effect in August 2016:

Chair:        Ms Alanna Duffy
Deputy Chair:    Mr John Doherty

Section 50D of the Act requires HRV to appoint a panel of up to 15 members to sit on the HRV RAD Board. The following regular members have been approved by HRV:

Mr Kevin Carson, Mr Paul Connolly, Mr John Denahy, Mr Peter Kilduff, Mr Rod Osborne, Mr Nicholas Rolfe, Dr Hugh Millar, Mr John Kearney, Ms Rebecca Oliver, Dr Kate Savage, Mr Serge Petrovich, Ms Kerry Willcock, Mr Robert Abrahams.

Appeals

Section 50C (a) provides that the HRV RAD Board has jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals against decisions made by Stewards or the Controlling Body.

Under section 50J such appeal can only be heard if it relates to a suspension, disqualification or warning off or if it relates to a fine of more than $250 (i.e. $251+).

Should a person be fined an amount of $250 or less, no right of appeal exists. However, under section 50K of the Act, that person may make a written request to the Racing Integrity Commissioner (RIC) seeking a direction from the Racing Integrity Commissioner for the HRV RAD Board to hear the appeal.

Where a decision of the Stewards is to impose a fine of $250 or less the appellant must apply in writing to the Racing Integrity Commissioner by 5pm on the third day after the day they receive notice of the decision they would like to appeal.  The Commissioner will only direct the RAD Board to hear the appeal if it is considered to be in the public interest for the appeal to be heard and these time requirements  are met.

Applications to the Commissioner’s Office can be faxed to 03 8684 7778.  For further information and contact details, please visit:  www.racingintegrity.vic.gov.au

Serious Offence Charges

Under section 50C (b) of the Act, the HRV RAD Board has jurisdiction to hear and determine any charge issued by Stewards against a person in relation to any alleged breach of a rule defined as a serious offence.

Serious offences generally relate to the more serious matters such as prohibited substance and misconduct offences. Serious offences are defined under the Victorian Local Rules available at: http://www.hrv.org.au/

A written notice of appeal must be lodged on the prescribed form and submitted to the RAD Board Registrar by 5:00pm on the third day (calendar day) after the person receives notice of the decision. However, in accordance with the Interpretation of Legislation Act  1984, the expiration of this appeal period cannot end on a weekend or a public holiday.  In summary, an appeal must be lodged by 5.00pm on the third calendar day.  If and only if the end day of this 3 day period is a weekend or public holiday, then the appeal period is extended until the next following business day.

For example if a person was penalised on a Friday night, any appeal must be lodged by 5:00pm on the following Monday.  If a person was penalised on a Wednesday, any appeal must be lodged by 5.00pm on the following Monday (appeal period cannot expire on Saturday or Sunday).  If a person was penalised on the Tuesday before Good Friday, any appeal must be lodged by 5.00pm on the next Tuesday (Easter Tuesday)(appeal period cannot end on Good Friday, a weekend or Easter Monday).  If a person was penalised on Easter Saturday, any appeal must be lodged by 5.00pm on the following Tuesday (Easter Tuesday) (appeal period can expire on Tuesday and both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are included as part of 3 calendar days). 

The HRV RAD Board may at its absolute discretion grant or refuse to grant a stay of proceedings in relation to an appeal. This would be dependent on the individual circumstances of a case.

No deposit is applicable to an appeal before the HRV RAD Board, however an order with respect to costs may be made at the Board’s discretion.

Once initiated, an appeal can only be abandoned by leave of the HRV RAD Board. If leave to abandon is allowed it may be under terms and conditions determined at the discretion of the Board. This may include an order to pay administrative costs already incurred by HRV.

All matters and appeals heard before the HRV RAD Board are by way of public hearing and are conducted at the offices of HRV, 400 Epsom Road, Flemington.

An appellant or any other party to a proceeding may be represented by a legal practitioner.

Should a person be unrepresented at a proceeding and the HRV RAD Board form a view that representation by an advocate (as opposed to a legal practitioner) would assist the conduct of the hearing, the Board may direct the person to consent to representation from a specified pool.

Appeal Form (PDF)

RADB Handbook (PDF)

Contact Details


RAD Board Registrar

Phone
(03) 9258 4773
Fax
(03) 9258 4848
Email
radboard@racingvictoria.net.au

Board Rules

PART 24

THE HARNESS RACING VICTORIA RACING APPEALS AND DISCIPLINARY BOARD

VLR 47 Appointment and Functions

(1) Appointments:

(a) The Minister must:

(i) In accordance with section 50E of the Racing Act 1958, appoint a person as Chairperson of the HRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (the “HRV RAD Board”); and

(ii) In accordance with section 50F of the Racing Act 1958, appoint on the recommendation of the Controlling Body, a person as Deputy Chairperson of the HRV RAD Board.

(b) The Controlling Body shall:

(i) appoint not less than 5 persons and not more than 15 persons, as members other than the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, to constitute the HRV RAD Board;

(ii) define the term of office of a member for a period not exceeding 3 years;

(iii) pay remuneration and allowances to persons appointed to constitute the HRV RAD Board as fixed by the Governor in Council.

(2) Function: The function of the HRV RAD Board is to hear and determine:

(a) appeals made under section 50J of the Racing Act 1958 in relation to decisions made under the rules to impose penalties on persons;

(b) charges made by Stewards against persons for serious offences;

(c) appeals in relation to decisions made under the rules following a direction made by the Racing Integrity Commissioner;

(d) any matter referred by the Controlling Body-

(i) on the Controlling Bodies own motion; or

(ii) the recommendation of the Stewards.

(3) Constitution for hearing proceedings:

Any proceeding before the HRV RAD Board being any of the matters referred to in VLR 47(2) must be heard by:

(a) the Chairperson and up to 4 other members selected by, and at the discretion of, the Chairperson; or

(b) the Deputy Chairperson and up to 4 other members selected by, and at the discretion of, the Chairperson.

VLR 48 Initiating an appeal

(1) Right of appeal by giving notice:

A person may appeal to the HRV RAD Board against a decision made under the rules to impose a penalty on the person. Subject to VLR 48(2), any person aggrieved by the decision of:

(a) the Stewards made under the Rules; or

(b) the Controlling body in exercising any power conferred on the Stewards by the Rules, may appeal to the HRV RAD Board by lodging a written notice of appeal in the form prescribed under the Racing Act 1958 (Vic) with the RAD Board Registrar not later than 5.00pm on the third day after the person receives notice of the decision.

(2) No right of appeal:

Except as provided by VLR 48(3) an appeal cannot be made against the decision of the Stewards or controlling body in relation to the following matters or circumstances:

(a) any decision in connection with any protest or objection against placed horses arising out of any incident or incidents occurring during the running of a race, save for any fines, suspensions or disqualifications otherwise capable of appeal in accordance with these Rules;

(b) decisions that a horse be placed outside the barrier draw for any race;

(c) a disability imposed on a horse which provides that such horse shall pass a specified trial, test or examination;

(d) the eligibility of any horse to run in any race; or (e) where the penalty is a fine of $250 or less.

(3) Appeal directed by the Racing Integrity Commissioner:

Where the Racing Integrity Commissioner so directs, the HRV RAD Board must hear and determine an appeal made by a person against a penalty imposed on the person notwithstanding that the penalty imposed was a fine of not more than $250.

(4) HRV RAD Board to notify Stewards or Controlling Body of the appeal:

The HRV RAD Board must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, notify the Stewards or the Controlling Body that the appeal has been lodged.

(5) Stay of proceedings:

The HRV RAD Board may in its absolute discretion and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit suspend in whole or in part the operation of the decision which is the subject matter of the appeal to the HRV RAD Board pending the determination of the appeal.

(6) Appeal may not be abandoned without HRV RAD Board approval:

An appeal to the HRV RAD Board may not be withdrawn or otherwise not proceeded with by the appellant:

(a) unless by leave of the HRV RAD Board; and

(b) except upon such terms and conditions as the HRV RAD Board may impose.

(7) Leave to appeal:

An appeal sought to be commenced after the end of the period referred to in VLR 48(1) is deemed to be an application for leave to appeal under VLR 48(1). The HRV RAD Board may grant leave to appeal if it is of the opinion that the appellant has given an adequate explanation for his or her failure to institute the appeal within the period referred to in VLR 48(1) and it would be unjust to refuse leave.

VLR 49 Charges for hearing and determination under VLR 47(2)(b)

(1) HRV RAD Board’s original jurisdiction:

Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in these Rules, the Stewards or the Controlling Body in exercising any power conferred on the Stewards must not hear or determine any matter or penalise any person relating to a serious offence.

(2) Charges:

The Stewards may charge persons with offences under any of the Rules referred to in VLR 49(1) which are defined as a serious offence.

(a) Minor offences: Notwithstanding the provisions of VLR 49(1), where a person charged by the Stewards with a breach of ARHR 187, ARHR 192 (1), ARHR 194 and ARHR 245 has indicated in writing that he or she will plead guilty before the HRV RAD Board, the Stewards may penalise the person by imposing a fine not exceeding $500.

(3) Details of charge:

(a) In any case where the Stewards have decided to lay a charge pursuant to VLR 49(1), the Stewards must provide to the person a notice of charge specifying:

(i) the offence; and

(ii) the particulars of the facts and circumstances relating to the alleged commission of the offence.

(b) In conjunction with the notice of charge referred to in VLR 49(3)(a), the Stewards must provide to the person charged by the Stewards copies of any complaint, report, videotape evidence, witness statements and other evidence which will be relied upon to support the charge.

(c) The Stewards must provide the Registrar of the HRV RAD Board with a copy of the notice of charge and any material that accompanied the notice referred to in VLR 49(3)(b) no later than 2 days after the notice of charge has been provided to the person charged by the Stewards.

Notice of hearing:

Upon receipt of the materials referred to in VLR 49(3)(c), the HRV RAD Board must as soon as is reasonably practicable notify the Stewards and the person charged by the Stewards of the date of the hearing.

(4) Withdrawal of charge:

If in relation to a charge pursuant to VLR 49(2), the Stewards are of the opinion that there is no reasonable prospect of a conviction being secured, then the Stewards must:

(a) publish short written reasons for their opinion;

(b) provide a copy of those reasons to the person charged by the Stewards and the media; and

(c) provide a notice of withdrawal of the charge to the Chair of the HRV RAD Board accompanied with the material referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) above, and the charge shall be deemed to be withdrawn and the proceedings in relation to that charge will be deemed to be concluded.

(5) Hearing and determination of mixed charges involving one person:

If more than one charge has been laid against a person arising out of the same set of circumstances and any of those charges have been laid pursuant to VLR 49(2), all of the matters the subject of the charges must be heard and determined by the HRV RAD Board.

(6) Hearing and determination of mixed charges involving more than one person:

If a charge has been laid against more than one person arising out of the same set of circumstances and any of those persons has been charged pursuant to VLR 49(2), all of the matters the subject of the charges must be heard and determined by the HRV RAD Board.

(7) Application of Rules to mixed charges:

Where VLR 49(5) or (6) applies, the requirements of VLR 49(3), (4) and (5) will apply with respect to all charges to be heard and determined by the HRV RAD Board.

VLR 50 Conduct of proceedings

(1) HRV RAD Board may hear as it thinks fit:

Subject to the requirements of procedural fairness, the HRV RAD Board may hear proceedings in any way it thinks fit, including (but not limited to):

(a) in the presence of the parties or in the absence of any or all of them;

(b) by hearing evidence given by means of telephone, video or closed circuit television;

(c) upon the notes of evidence taken by the Stewards or the Investigators;

(d) upon the case stated by the parties to the proceedings; or

(e) by rehearing upon affidavits, statutory declarations and viva voce evidence;

(f) with as much expedition and as little formality as a proper determination requires;

(g) that the rules of evidence as generally applied in court of record shall not apply.

(h) that the required standard of proof in determining a matter be on the balance of probabilities.

(2) No obligation to conduct appeals as hearings de novo:

For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that an appeal to the RAD Board is not required to be conducted as a hearing de novo.

(3) Dismissal of certain proceedings:

The HRV RAD Board may dismiss a proceeding without a hearing if it is satisfied that the proceeding is frivolous, vexatious, misconceived or lacking in substance.

(4) Right to legal or other representation:

A party to a proceeding is entitled to be represented at the hearing of the matter by a legal practitioner or other person. Where a party is unrepresented and it is the view of the HRV RAD Board that representation by an advocate (as opposed to legal practitioner) would assist with the conduct of the proceeding, the HRV RAD Board may at its discretion appoint an appropriate advocate from a pool nominated and provided by HRV.

(5) Expert Witnesses:

(a) A party that intends to call an expert witness at a proceeding shall by 7 days prior, or such other time as the HRV RAD Board directs, serve the HRV RAD Board and every other party a report signed by the expert containing the name, address and relevant qualifications of the expert and the substance of the expert’s proposed evidence including a list of all the documents to which the expert will refer;

(b) If a party fails to comply with the provisions of VLR 50 (5)(a), the party may not call the expert witness without the consent of the HRV RAD Board which may be granted on such conditions as is deemed appropriate.

(6) Proceedings are open to public unless otherwise ordered:

All proceedings of the HRV RAD Board must be held in public unless the HRV RAD Board directs or orders, either on application of a party or acting on its own initiative, that:

(a) a proceeding or any part of a proceeding be held in private; or

(b) any evidence given at a proceeding, the content of any documents produced to the HRV RAD Board or any information that might enable a party or another person to be identified must not be published or published only in the manner and to the persons specified by the HRV RAD Board.

(7) To provide reasons:

The HRV RAD Board must give reasons for any decision made in relation to a matter before it, and whether oral or written, such reasons form part of the record of the proceeding in which the decision was made.

(8) To provide written reasons on request:

If the HRV RAD Board gives oral reasons, a party may within 28 days of the decision, request the HRV RAD Board to give written reasons in which case, the HRV RAD Board must comply with the request within 28 days after the request was made.

VLR 51 Powers of the HRV RAD Board

(1) Decisions of HRV RAD Board in relation to a proceeding:

The HRV RAD Board may in the hearing or determination of any matter:

(a) draw inferences of fact;

(b) penalise any person, and for that purpose a reference in the Rules to any penalty by the Stewards or Controlling Body includes a penalty by the HRV RAD Board; and

(c) give any judgement or decision or make such order as in the HRV RAD Board’s opinion the justice of the case requires.

(2) Decisions of the RAD Board in relation to an appeal:

Without limiting VLR 51(1), the HRV RAD Board may in hearing an appeal:

(a) confirm, set aside or vary the decision appealed against;

(b) quash, set aside, mitigate, reduce, alter, vary, increase or add to the penalty imposed by the Stewards or Controlling Body in exercising any power conferred on Stewards by the Rules; and

(c) refer the matter on appeal back for rehearing or reconsideration of the decision.

(3) Where only part of decision appealed against:

The powers of the HRV RAD Board may be exercised notwithstanding that in the notice of appeal part only of the decision was objected to or sought to be reviewed, varied, or otherwise dealt with.

(4) Exercise of powers against other persons:

The powers of the HRV RAD Board may be exercised against all or any other person or persons considered by the HRV RAD Board to be in breach of the Rules notwithstanding that he or she or they may not be a party to any proceedings or may not have been dealt with by such Stewards, or the Controlling Body provided that due notice is given to him or her by the HRV RAD Board of its intention to investigate and deal with the matter in relation to him or her.

(5) Interim orders:

The HRV RAD Board may make any interim orders it thinks fit in any proceedings before the HRV RAD Board.

(6) Directions:

The Chair or Deputy Chair of the HRV RAD Board may give directions on any matter or thing not provided for by the Rules in relation to any proceeding before the RAD Board.

(7) Improper or insulting behaviour:

Any person guilty of improper or insulting behaviour at any time towards the HRV RAD Board or any member thereof or person in attendance at a hearing of the HRV RAD Board may be penalised by the HRV RAD Board as it thinks fit.

VLR 52 Decision final

All decisions of the HRV RAD Board are final subject only to any further rights of appeal provided by law.

Definitions

Racing Integrity Commissioner “Racing Integrity Commissioner” means the Racing Integrity Commissioner appointed by the Minister for Racing under the Racing Act 1958 (Vic).

Serious Offence “Serious offence” means an offence under, or breach of, one of the following Australian Rules of Harness Racing (ARHR):

(a) ARHR 147; (b) ARHR 148; (c) ARHR 173(1); (d) ARHR 187; (e) ARHR 190(1), (2), (3), (4) & (5); (f) ARHR 190A; (g) ARHR 192; (h) ARHR 193(1), (2) & (3); (i) ARHR 194; (j) ARHR 195; (k) ARHR 196A; (l) ARHR 213; (m) ARHR 215; (n) ARHR 216; (o) ARHR 217; (p) ARHR 218; (q) ARHR 227; (r) ARHR 228; (s) ARHR 229; (t) ARHR 230; (u) ARHR 231(1); (v) ARHR 232; (w) ARHR 236; (x) ARHR 241; (y) ARHR 243; (z) ARHR 244; (aa) ARHR 245; (bb) ARHR 247;

Appeal Results

This information is currently being collated and the web page will be updated.

Hearing Date Name Suspension Rule No. Chairman Panel Result
13 January 2014 Haydon Gray 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against severity allowed, penalty varied to 3 weeks.
15 January 2014 Shayne Cramp 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Kevin Carson Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 4 weeks.
21 January 2014 Glenn Douglas 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 3 weeks.
4 February 2014 Chris Shinn 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal upheld.
28 March 2014 Matthew Craven 3 weeks 149(1) Anthony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal upheld.
28 March 2014 Michael Stanley 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Anthony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
28 March 2014 Jim O'Sullivan 4 weeks 149(1) Anthony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal upheld.
31 March 2014 Simon Jardine 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
28 April 2014 John Newberry 3 months 240 Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 2 months.
28 April 2014 Matthew Newberry 6 weeks 240 Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 3 weeks.
28 April 2014 Scott Dyer 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC   Withdrawn
16 May 2014 Alex Ashwood 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC   Withdrawn
20 May 2014 David Miles 10 days 163(1)(b) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal upheld.
20 May 2014 Lance Justice 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal upheld.
20 May 2014 Lance Justice 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction withdrawn, penalty varied to 2 weeks.
10 June 2014 Josh Aiken 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
10 June 2014 Kevin Weidenbach Jnr 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
11 June 2014 Ian Dornauf 9mths/$10,000 168(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/Kevin Carson Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 6mths/$5,000.
11 June 2014 Ian Dornauf $500/$300 168(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/Kevin Carson Appeal dismissed.
27 June 2014 Shayne Cramp 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal abandoned.
4 July 2014 Simone Walker 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 2 weeks.
14 July 2014 Shayne Cramp 8 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Kevin Carson Appeal upheld.
25 July 2014 George Schembri 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
12 August 2014 Shayne Cramp $500 162(1)(www) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/Kevin Carson Appeal dismissed.
19 August 2014 Derrick Krafft 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Hugh Millar Appeal dismissed.
12 September 2014 Greg Cramp 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Paul Connolly/Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
12 September 2014 John Caldow 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Paul Connolly/Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
12 September 2014 Shayne Cramp 7 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Paul Connolly/Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
19 September 2014 Terry Brown 7 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
19 September 2014 Jim O'Sullivan 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
10 October 2014 Lance Justice 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 7 days.
10 October 2014 Lance Justice 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty veried to 2 weeks.
14 October 2014 Jason Lee 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/Brent Fisher Appeal dismissed, penalty varied 3 weeks.
20 October 2014 Zac Phillips 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed.
20 October 2014 Daniel Jack 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed.
20 October 2014 Daniel Jack $500 168(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal upheld.
24 October 2014 Jason Hackett 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appela upheld.
31 October 2014 Malcolm O'Bree $1000/$500 231(2) Brian Collis QC Paul Connolly/Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
10 November 2014 Rodney Petroff 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
19 November 2014 Michael Stanley 3 weeks 168(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 10 days.
2 December 2014 Haydon Gray 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 7 days.
2 December 2014 Haydon Gray 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Hugh Millar/John Kellett Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 3 weeks.
3 December 2014 Josh Aiken 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Hugh Millar/John Kellett Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 7 days.
19 December 2014 Nathan Weightman 2 weeks 168(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal withdrawn.
19 December 2014 Daryl Douglas 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 6 days
19 December 2014 Charlie Salerno 8 weeks/10 trials 168(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to 6 weeks/5 trials.
Hearing Date Name Suspension Rule No. Chairman Panel Result
07 January 2013 Austin Mifsud 4 months Disq 259(1)(g) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. 3 months to be servied concurrent with current disqualification, 1 month cumulative.
08 January 2013 Monique Burnett 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 7 days.
08 January 2013 Tony Xiriha 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 3 weeks.
08 January 2013 Terry Woodyard 8 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed. 
11 January 2013 William Drury 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed. 
16 January 2013 Rebecca Bartley 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal dismissed. 
16 January 2013 Zac Phillips 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 2 weeks.
16 January 2013 John Justice 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal dismissed. 
01 February 2013 Christopher Shinn 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed. 
01 February 2013 Matthew Dornauf 3 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 9 days.
04 February 2013 Riley Fortin 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed. 
04 February 2013 Nathan Jack 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 6 days.
01 March 2013 Matthew Higgins 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed. 
01 March 2013 Aaron Dunn 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed. 
01 March 2013 John Newberry 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed. 
08 March 2013 Daniel Jack 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against severity allowed. Penalty varied to 2 weeks.
08 March 2013 David Moran 8 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 6 days.
22 March 2013 Alfred Spiteri 4 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/ Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed.
22 March 2013 Shane Cramp 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/ Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed.
22 March 2013 Shane Cramp 6 months disq 168(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne/ Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 6 month suspension and $10,000 fine.
04 April 2013 Emmett Brosnan 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal upheld.
05 April 2013 Craig Demmler 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal upheld.
19 April 2013 Shayne Cramp 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal dismissed.
19 April 2013 Nathan Jack 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal against severity allowed. Penalty varied to 10 days.
26 April 2013 George Schembri 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
28 May 2013 Nathan Jack 6 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against severity allowed. Penalty varied to 4 weeks.
28 May 2013 Daryl Douglas 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal upheld.
18 June 2013 Craig Hoban 6 weeks 168(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against severity allowed. Penalty varied to 3 weeks.
22 July 2013 Daryl Douglas $500 162(1)(d) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Penalty varied to $250.
22 July 2013 Daniel Jack 4 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against severity allowed. Penalty varied to to 3 weeks.
23 July 2013 Ian Dornauf 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
23 July 2013 Ian Dornauf 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Suspension reduced to 10 days.
7 August 2013 Jason Fearn 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 3 weeks.
13 August 2013 Nathan Jack 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 3 weeks.
13 August 2013 David Moran 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 3 weeks.
26 August 2013 Lance Justice 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 7 days.
4 September 2013 Alex Ashwood 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal withdrawn.
4 September 2013 Michelle Manning 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal upheld.
13 September 2013 Rod Petroff 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed.
20 September 2013 Jason Hackett 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. Penalty varied to 3 weeks.
27 September 2013 David Magri 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
14 October 2013 Jodi Quinlan 3 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal upheld.
23 October 2013 Glen Craven 3 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
12 November 2013 David Moran 8 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
             
             
Hearing Date Name Suspension Rule No. Chairman Panel Result
16 January 2012 David Murphy 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against penalty dismissed penalty varied to 10 days
16 January 2012 Rhys Nicholson 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed
2 February 2012 Rhys Nicholson 4 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Elizabeth Clarke Appeal against penalty dismissed penalty varied to 3 weeks
2 February 2012 Scott Dyer 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Elizabeth Clarke Appeal Upheld
2 February 2012 Brett Archibald 3 months 168(1) Brian Collis QC   Withdrawn
14 February 2012 Jen Micallef 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Peter Beaumont Appeal dismissed
14 February 2012 Gavin Lang 2 weeks 156(3)(b) Brian Collis QC Elizabeth Clarke Appeal dismissed
22 February 2012 Scott Dyer 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 3 weeks
22 February 2012 Nathan Jack 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 6 days
2 March 2012 David Jack 8 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 5 weeks
14 March 2012 Brett Shipway 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 4 weeks
23 March 2012 Greg Sugars 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 6 days
30 March 2012 Karen Kendall 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed
30 March 2012 Michael Bellman 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed
30 March 2012 Rhys Nicholson 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 13 days
30 March 2012 Nathan Jack 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal Upheld
11 April 2012 Christopher Shinn 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 12 days
27 April 2012 Nathan Jack 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 3 weeks
27 April 2012 Glenn Douglas 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 2 weeks
8 May 2012 Chris Alford 7 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Upheld
16 May 2012 Daryl Douglas 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 2 weeks
25 May 2012 David Moran 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 4 weeks
8 June 2012 Kerryn Manning 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Peter Beaumont Appeal upheld
12 July 2012 Michael Stanley 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed
12 July 2012 Ross Graham 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed
3 August 2012 Haydon Gray 2 weeks 163(1)(b) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 9 days
13 August 2012 Greg Sugars 3 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 2 weeks
13 August 2012 Nathan Jack 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry Appeal dismissed
4 September 2012 Rebecca Bartley 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 13 days
18 Septemeber 2012 Scott Phelan $500 168(1) Brian Collis QC   Withdrawn
12 October 2012 Rita Burnett 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 3 weeks
12 October 2012 George Schembri 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 2 weeks
31 October 2012 Nathan Jack 7 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed
31 October 2012 Paul Diebert 8 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed penalty varied to 6 weeks
13 November 2012 Daryl Douglas 2 weeks /$500 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against severity dismissed penalty varied to 10 days and $500 fine
23 November 2012 Michelle Manning 2 weeks 163(1)(b)     Withdrawn
21 December 2012 Boris Devcic 6 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Peter Beaumont Dismissed
Hearing Date Name Suspension Rule No. Chairman Panel Result
13 January 2011 Duncan Dornauf 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against severity of penalty dismissed.
17 January 2011 Geoffrey Martin 4 weeks 149 (2) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against conviction was dismissed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 2 weeks. 
17 February 2011 Greg Sugars 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Phil Byrne Appeal dismissed
17 February 2011 Greg Sugars 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Phil Byrne Apeal was upheld
17 February 2011 Daryl Douglas $300 231(2) Brian Collis QC Phil Byrne Appeal dismissed
25 February 2011 Chris Lang Jnr 3 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Phil Byrne Appeal was upheld
03 March 2011 David Moran $500 168(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy, Elizabeth Clarke Appeal withdrawn
03 March 2011 David Moran 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy, Elizabeth Clarke Appeal dismissed
03 March 2011 Nathan Jack 3 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy, Elizabeth Clarke Appeal against convication dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 2 weeks
03 March 2011 Nathan Jack 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy, Elizabeth Clarke Appeal against convication dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 3 weeks
09 March 2011 Samantha Mullan 10 days 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal was upheld
14 April 2011 Ashley Warton 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC   Appeal withdrawn
19 April 2011 Ellen Tormey 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against severity of penalty dismissed.
27 April 2011 Karen Kendall 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction was dismissed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 4 weeks. 
13 May 2011 Debra Wicks-Moss 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed
27 May 2011 Lance Justice 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 3 weeks
14 June 2011 Shayne Cramp 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 23 days
16 June 2011 Monique Burnett 3 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal was upheld
24 June 2011 Gavin Lang 3 weeks 149 (2) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal was upheld
24 June 2011 Gavin Lang 3 weeks 149 (2) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal was upheld
11 July 2011 Daniel Jack 4 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Peter Beaumont Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 3 weeks
11 July 2011 Jodi Quinlan 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Peter Beaumont Appeal upheld
15 July 2011 Daryl Douglas 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal upheld
30 August 2011 Ian Dornauf 3 weeks 163(1)(a)     Withdrawn
2 September 2011 Chris Lang Jnr 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 4 weeks
2 September 2011 Brett Shipway 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 5 weeks
13 September 2011 Danielle Lewis 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 3 weeks
13 September 2011 Emmett Brosnan 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal dismissed
13 September 2011 Simon Lawson 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Oborne Appeal dismissed
26 September 2011 Rebecca Bartley 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Kellett Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 8 days
26 September 2011 Nathan Jack 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Kellett Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 10 days
25 October 2011 Karen Kendall 3 weeks 167(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 10 days
25 October 2011 Phillip Walters 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed
25 October 2011 Chris Lang Jnr 4 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 3 weeks
18 November 2011 Terry Woodyard 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed
18 November 2011 Terry Woodyard 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 2 weeks
28 November 2011 Robert Young 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Phil Byrne Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 4 weeks
20 December 2011 Shayne Cramp 4 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal Dismissed
20 December 2011 Rebecca Bartley 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed penalty varied to 3 weeks
Hearing Date Name Suspension Rule No. Chairman Panel Result
29 March 2010 Daryl Douglas 10 days 163 (1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 5 days.
12 April 2010 Philip Duffy $400 Fine 156(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed. 
30 April 2010 Ellen Tormey 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Dix Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 1 week.
30 April 2010 Brian Shelley 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Dix Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 1 week.
19 May 2010 Rhys Nicholson 4 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce/Phillip Byrne Appeal dismissed.
03 June 2010 Shane Graham 2 weeks & $500 fine 163(1)(a) Tony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal was withdrawn 28 May 2010.  Ordered to pay costs of $196.
03 June 2010 Scott Dyer $1,000 fine 163(1)(a) Tony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal dismissed.
17 June 2010 Alexander Douglas 8 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Kevin Carson Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 6 weeks.
17 June 2010 Nathan Jack 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Kevin Carson Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 10 days.
02 July 2010 Daryl Douglas 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal upheld.
02 July 2010 Gerrard Surkitt 5 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 4 weeks.
20 July 2010 Andrew Vozlic 6 weeks 149(1) Tony Burns John Dix Appeal upheld.
20 July 2010 Craig Northcott 8 weeks 162(1)(www) Tony Burns John Dix Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 4 weeks.
  Ian Dornauf 6 weeks 149(2) and 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC   Appeal was denied due to late submission.
02 August 2010 Ian Dornauf $250 fine 44(1) Brian Collis QC   Appeal was withdrawn prior to hearing date.
02 August 2010 Royce Gregory-Jack 6 weeks 149(1) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal dismissed.
02 August 2010 Ellen Tormey 3 weeks 149(2) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal upheld.
04 August 2010 Peter Salathiel 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Brian Pearce Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 12 days.
17 August 2010 Craig Demmler 10 days 167(2) Brian Collis QC Kevin Carson Appeal against conviction dismissed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 10 days.
23 August 2010 Rodney Petroff 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal dismissed.
30 August 2010 Brian Sylvia 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed.
30 August 2010 Brian Sylvia $500 fine 231(2) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal against conviction dismssed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to $250 fine.
30 August 2010 Rita Burnett $500 fine 273(1) Tony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismssed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to $300 fine.
30 August 2010 Derrick Krafft 5 weeks 149(1) Tony Burns Rod Osborne Hearing adjourned to 21 September 2010
21 September 2010 Derrick Krafft 5 weeks 149(1) Tony Burns Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction dismissed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 4 weeks.
18 October 2010 Phillip Walters 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Rod Osborne Appeal against conviction and penalty dismissed.
20 October 2010 Phillip Walters Suspended until HRV RAD Board hearing in Jan/Feb 2011 183(d) Brian Collis QC Tony Burns Appeal against suspension of trainer's licence dismissed.  Suspended until the outcome of HRV RAD Board hearing in Jan/Feb 2011.

Appeal against suspension of driver's licence varied. Only permitted to drive in races and perform stablehand duties at racecourse only.  Not permitted to assist in the training of any horse. Conditions remain in place until the completion of HRV RAD Board hearing in Jan/Feb 2011.
25 November 2010 Greg Sugars 2 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal against conviction dismissed.  Appeal against penalty upheld and varied to 10 days.
25 November 2010 Andrew Clarke $1,500 fine 273(7) Brian Collis QC Phillip Byrne Appeal against severity of penalty upheld and varied to $1,000 fine.
01 December 2010 Emmett Brosnan 4 weeks 163(1)(c) Brian Collis QC Noel Perry, Brian Pearce Appeal dismissed.
23 December 2010 John Justice 3 weeks 163(1)(a) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Appeal dismissed.
23 December 2010 Frank Scicluna Suspended until HRV RAD Board hearing 23/12/10 183(d) Brian Collis QC John Denahy Breach of Rule 187(3) - $500 fine
Breach of Rule 248 - $500 fine
Charge relating to breach of sectional time requirements was withdrawn by Stewards