One of Tasmania’s most well-known greyhound trainers has been given a life ban from the sport for live baiting.
The decision has been made by the Office of Racing Integrity (ORI) which has been carrying out an investigation after suspending him on August 5.
On August 3 ORI stewards say they found an animal part (a pademelon tail) attached to a mechanical training apparatus at Mr Bullock’s Exeter property.
A panel of stewards operating under the Greyhounds Australasia Rules (GAR) conducted an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the location and seizure of the item.
Mr Bullock was later charged under GAR 159(3)(b) ‘possessing an animal part capable of being used as bait, quarry or a lure’.
Mr Bullock pleaded not guilty, but was subsequently found guilty.
Mr Bullock has been advised of his rights of appeal.