Greyhound Racing News

Liz Brown claims commission’s ‘experts’ were unqualified

Liz Brown claims commission’s ‘experts’ were unqualified

PROMINENT New South Wales veterinarian Dr. Liz Brown has publicly called out the three veterinarians who made submissions for the Special Commission of Inquiry into greyhound racing. Brown, who runs the Northern Rivers Vet Service, has made claims that all …Read More..


Foley heads to Dapto as Labor continues greyhound racing support

Foley heads to Dapto as Labor continues greyhound racing support

GREYHOUND racing participants are urged to head to Dapto tonight to show their appreciation for the NSW Labor Party. Opposition leader Luke Foley will be on track to meet with greyhound trainers and will be joined by deputy leader and Labor …Read More..


NSW greyhound participants viewed as irredeemable recidivists

NSW greyhound participants viewed as irredeemable recidivists

IT is hard to believe Premier Baird is able to keep a straight face when he makes some of the comments attributed to him. For example, talking of Justice McHugh’s conclusions on live baiting and the numbers of participants involved, …Read More..


Sarkis denies wrongdoing and slams GRNSW for targeting him

Sarkis denies wrongdoing and slams GRNSW for targeting him

HARRY Sarkis has slammed Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) for failing to use common sense and victimising him after a planned property inspection at his residence uncovered a rabbit carcass on Wednesday. The authority body swiftly moved to suspend Sarkis’ training …Read More..


NSW trainer receives interim ban after carcass found at property

NSW trainer receives interim ban after carcass found at property

AN interim suspension has been handed to greyhound trainer and breeder Harry Sarkis while the GRNSW investigates offences into luring and live baiting. GRNSW compliance officers reported the discovery of “what appeared to be a rabbit carcass” on Sarkis’ property …Read More..


GRV introduces new greyhound racing hotline

GRV introduces new greyhound racing hotline

A NEW telephone hotline has been established by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) to address unlawful and suspicious activity within the greyhound racing industry. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be used …Read More..


Drew ready to hop on the express to Maturity success

Drew ready to hop on the express to Maturity success

RAY Drew is hoping his exciting sprinter Kilty Express can run the race of his life in Saturday night’s Group 1 Maturity Classic (525m) at The Meadows. A son of Kilty Lad and Bogie Jewel, Kilty Express has been a …Read More..


Rally essential for all with an interest in NSW greyhound racing

Rally essential for all with an interest in NSW greyhound racing

ANYONE who supports the New South Wales greyhound racing industry is urged to take part in the ‘Fair Go Rally’, which is set to be held in Sydney on August 2. Organised by the NSW Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance – …Read More..


Opinion: The hardest part about greyhound racing ban in NSW

Opinion: The hardest part about greyhound racing ban in NSW

Three weeks since the announcement by Premier Mike Baird, it is still excruciatingly difficult to comprehend greyhound racing may cease to exist in NSW as of next July. But strangely enough, the banning of the sport I love isn’t the …Read More..


Talking breeding: Three Barcia Bale litters highlight the review

Barcia Bale

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending June 21 starts with three litters by leading Victorian Metropolitan sire Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale). Sons of Anarchy …Read More..


Stewards wrap: Sweet It Is loses her 2015 National Distance title

Stewards wrap: Sweet It Is loses her 2015 National Distance title

CHAMPION stayer Sweet It Is has been stripped of her 2015 Group 1 National Distance title after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) handed down its decision last week. Trained by Braden Finn, the daughter of Mogambo and Off …Read More..


Local chaser steals the show in Sunday’s Darwin Cup heats

Local chaser steals the show in Sunday’s Darwin Cup heats

LOCAL chaser Arnhen Villain was the standout performer at Winnellie Park on Sunday evening, taking out its heat of the Group 3 Darwin Cup (537m) in commanding style. Jumping fairly from box four, the brindle dog was outpaced in the run …Read More..


John Cauchi banned for life by GRNSW

John Cauchi banned for life by GRNSW

DISGRACED greyhound trainer John Cauchi has been banned for life by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) for his part in the live baiting scandal. Cauchi was one of the trainers caught on secret surveillance video live-baiting his greyhounds on the ABC’s infamous …Read More..


Industry calls for ‘cruel’ trainer to be named and shamed

Industry calls for ‘cruel’ trainer to be named and shamed

THERE are growing calls from within the greyhound industry for a trainer, caught on video using a cattle prod to shock one of his dogs, to be named and shamed after harrowing vision of the incident surfaced on Friday night. …Read More..


Rippin Hayne roars into Maturity Classic calculations

Rippin Hayne roars into Maturity Classic calculations

RIPPIN Hayne burst into calculations for next week’s Group 1 Maturity Classic final at The Meadows with a dominant semi-final victory on Saturday night. Trained by leading mentor Rob Britton, Rippin Hayne only jumped fairly from box three in the …Read More..


Prest says non-TAB greyhound ban is “cutting our throats”

Prest says non-TAB greyhound ban is “cutting our throats”

YOUNG based greyhound trainer Vicki Prest says the decision by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) to put on two non-TAB meetings across the entirety of NSW is not enough to meet the demands of struggling trainers. The authority body announced the …Read More..


Greyhound industry presents rebuttal to Baird’s greyhound ban

Greyhound industry presents rebuttal to Baird’s greyhound ban

THE New South Wales greyhound racing industry has handed in a rebuttal to Premier Mike Baird to challenge the Liberal Party leader’s decision to ban the sport within the state. The rebuttal was submitted on Wednesday by the NSW Greyhound …Read More..


Talking breeding: Future of litters up in the air after NSW ban

Greyhound Dyna Vila

AMIDST all the turmoil created by the NSW Premier’s decision last week to end greyhound racing in June next year, we still have litters being whelped and registered, with the biggest problem now being the future of these well bred …Read More..


Fegan fires off at the AVA for supporting Baird’s greyhound ban

Fegan fires off at the AVA for supporting Baird’s greyhound ban

LEADING Victorian greyhound veterinarian Dr Desmond Fegan has condemned the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) for backing the NSW State Government’s decision to ban greyhound racing. The AVA is a professional organisation which represents veterinarians nationwide and has the vision of …Read More..


The social contagion of live baiting

The social contagion of live baiting

IN 1922 the American cultural critic Walter Lippman argued in his book ‘Public Opinion’ that for the average person, ‘the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance…’ The result, according to the web …Read More..


Baird refusing to budge on greyhound ban

Baird refusing to budge on greyhound ban

PREMIER Mike Baird is refusing to back down despite growing public outrage at his decision to shut down greyhound racing in NSW as of July 1, 2017. Baird made the decision, before the legislation to ban the sport had even …Read More..


Keinbah owners respond to investigation findings

Keinbah owners respond to investigation findings

THE current owners of the Keinbah Trial Track, Robert and Natina Howard, have expressed a sense of relief after it was announced on Wednesday an independent investigation into allegations of a mass grave on the property had been finalised. Led …Read More..


Keinbah inquiry finds at least 99 greyhound remains on property

Keinbah inquiry finds at least 99 greyhound remains on property

AN indépendant report into the Keinbah trial track has found that at least 99 greyhounds had been killed and buried in a mass grave on the property over a four year period. The deplorable revelations come after a year long …Read More..


Stewards’ wrap – prominent trainer Darren Brown suspended

Stewards’ wrap – prominent trainer Darren Brown suspended

PROMINENT Victorian greyhound trainer and breeder Darren Brown has been suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) stewards after one of his greyhounds returned an out of competition swab sample to a permanently banned substance. The sample was taken from the …Read More..


Greyhound Racing NSW finally answers some questions

Greyhound Racing NSW finally answers some questions

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) has broken its silence to address several pertinent rumours which have developed since Premier Mike Baird announced plans to outlaw the sport within NSW as of July 1, 2017. That statement was on July 7 and …Read More..


Harness racing identity Lance Justice slams NSW for greyhound ban

Harness racing identity Lance Justice slams NSW for greyhound ban

LEADING Victorian harness trainer Lance Justice is urging all racing participants to band together after the NSW government announced plans to outlaw greyhound racing within the state as of July 1, 2017. Justice is a highly respected figure in the …Read More..


Special Commission of Inquiry still has many unanswered questions

Special Commission of Inquiry still has many unanswered questions

I WOULD like to thank all those people who take the time to post comments about the articles I write. And, yes, this includes those who disagree with me, although not those who are just plain disagreeable. A comment by …Read More..


Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria is currently celebrating a successful night of racing at The Meadows last Saturday, with 12 heats of the Group 1 Maturity Classic run and won. But it was what they failed to mention that caught the eye. …Read More..


Anti-racing crowd are the most dangerous predators of all

Anti-racing crowd are the most dangerous predators of all

THE world’s greatest predator has invented the combustible engine, the computer, flown to the moon, and even produced all of the world’s great literature. But, as we know or we ought to know, the natural instinct to inflict pain and …Read More..


Resumption of racing in Texas a win for global greyhound village

Resumption of racing in Texas a win for global greyhound village

GREYHOUND racing is set to recommence in the American state of Texas after the sport was suspended at the end of 2015. Racing will resume after track owners and dog breeders reached an agreement which will see condensed carnivals of …Read More..


 

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