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Tragedy to triumph as Thirty Talks takes out the Richmond Riches

Tragedy to triumph as Thirty Talks takes out the Richmond Riches

THIRTY Talks has proven he is a force to be reckoned with throughout the upcoming Queensland Winter Carnival with a dominant victory in the Group 2 Richmond Riches (535m) on Saturday night. Open to greyhounds purchased through the 2014 Richmond …Read More..


Questions need to be asked regarding Cup favourite’s performance

Questions need to be asked regarding Cup favourite’s performance

I HAVE now read four different accounts, including reports from the stewards and GRV, of the running of “world’s richest greyhound staying race”, the 715m Sandown Cup, and not one has discussed the abysmal performance of No Donuts (aside from …Read More..


Thirty Talks takes out 2016 Richmond Riches

Thirty Talks takes out 2016 Richmond Riches

QUEENSLAND star Thirty Talks has taken out the inaugural Group 2 Richmond Riches (535m) at Richmond on Saturday night, defeating a high quality field to land the $100,000 winner’s purse. Starting from box two as the even money favourite, the …Read More..


2016 Group 2 Richmond Riches – best tips and betting preview

Ritza Lenny

THIRTY Talks is the favourite to take out the inaugural Richmond Riches final (535m) on Saturday night after two dazzling performances in his heat and semi-final. Trained in Queensland by Tony Brett, the brindle dog is unbeaten over the track …Read More..


Sandown Cup win delivers O’Keeffe the biggest thrill of his life

Sandown Cup win delivers O’Keeffe the biggest thrill of his life

GERRY O’Keeffe was the happiest man in Australia on Thursday night after his underrated stayer Bells Are Ringin’ took out the world’s richest staying race, the Group 1 Sandown Cup, at Sandown Park. Jumping from box five as the rank …Read More..


Empire Entourage out to claim the WA Oaks for Victoria

Empire Entourage

JESS Hopkins will be aiming to land her first feature race on Saturday night when her promising greyhound Empire Entourage contests the Group 2 WA Oaks (520m) at Cannington. A winner of three of her 12 starts in Victoria, Hopkins …Read More..


Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

THE newly proposed Victorian Racing Integrity Unit involves putting stewardship and related functions for all three codes under the one roof, thus separating them from each code’s administration. It follows a report by Paul Bittar to the Racing Minister. The …Read More..


Talking breeding: Buck Fever-Reverberate litter top of class

Brett Lee betting

THIS week’s review of litters from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending January is starts with a litter of seven pups, registered by Illabo breeder, Peter Sims, by the outstanding stud prospect, Buck Fever (December 2009 Brett Lee …Read More..


McLaren Missile & Team Roper fastest qualifiers for Howard Ashton

McLaren Missile & Team Roper fastest qualifiers for Howard Ashton

THE 2016 Group 3 Howard Ashton (515m) is shaping up to be one of the most exciting finals in recent memory after two action packed semi-finals were run and won at Angle Park on Thursday night. Hukanui, which set the …Read More..


Bells Are Ringin causes a colossal upset in 2016 Sandown Cup

Bells Are Ringin causes a colossal upset in 2016 Sandown Cup

BELLS Are Ringin’ has defeated some of the country’s best stayers to take out the 2016 Group 1 Sandown Cup (715m) at Sandown Park on Thursday night. Up to $51 was on offer for the brindle bitch to take out …Read More..


2016 Group 2 WA Oaks – free tips and betting preview

ladytoy

ENZO Crudeli will be aiming to secure his second group 2 victory within a week when Been Pippin’ lines up in the final of the Group 2 WA Oaks (520m) at Cannington on Saturday night. Crudeli had plenty to celebrate …Read More..


Veteran trainer and chaser out to secure Sandown Cup glory

Veteran trainer and chaser out to secure Sandown Cup glory

LEN Ketelaar and Luna Jinx are both getting towards the end of their careers, but the pair are hoping they can go out with a bang in Thursday night’s Group 1 Sandown Cup (715m). Juna Jinx, which is officially trained …Read More..


2016 Group 1 Sandown Cup – best odds & betting preview

chasingtheline

DUAL group 1 winner No Donuts is the favourite to take out Australia’s Richest staying race, the Group 1 Sandown Cup (715m), at Sandown Park this Thursday following a slashing victory in his heat last week. Beginning from box six …Read More..


Stewards wrap: feeding Knackery meat leads to disciplinary action

Stewards wrap: feeding Knackery meat leads to disciplinary action

TWO Victorian trainers faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) on Monday after their greyhounds returned positive swab samples to prohibited substances – both thought to have been a result of their greyhounds being fed knackery meat. Mark Whelan …Read More..


Does travel affect a greyhound’s performance?

Does travel affect a greyhound’s performance?

GREAT stuff for Geoff Scott-Smith and his talented dog Dundee Osprey after winning $145,000 Group 1 Harrison-Dawson at Sandown Park last Thursday. “Absolutely incredible, just absolutely incredible,” said the spritely 69 year old of his first win at group level. …Read More..


GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced its support to push a ban on the export of Irish greyhounds to Macau. The announcement follows recent reports which suggested that some greyhounds from Ireland had been sent to the Peninsula off the …Read More..


Family victory for Crudeli in 2016 WA Derby final

Family victory for Crudeli in 2016 WA Derby final

SHELL Shocked stamped himself as one of the best youngsters in the west with a determined victory in Saturday night’s Group 2 WA Derby (520m) at Cannington. Despite heading into the race as the fastest qualifier, the son of Bekim …Read More..


Local chasers shine in WA Oaks heats at Cannington

Local chasers shine in WA Oaks heats at Cannington

LOCAL greyhounds stole the show in the heats of the Group 2 WA Oaks (520m) on Saturday night at Cannington, claiming each of the four heats and defeating some classy interstate competitors in the process. Victorian chaser Empire Entourage was …Read More..


Stayers at Sandown Park? Barely

Stayers at Sandown Park? Barely

WHAT an extraordinary night’s racing at Sandown on Thursday! Has there ever been seven heats for a group 1 distance race before? Anywhere? I can’t recall one. The next question is whether there are even seven dogs capable of running …Read More..


Joyanna the fastest qualifier for 2016 Richmond Riches final

Joyanna the fastest qualifier for 2016 Richmond Riches final

JOYANNA stepped out of the shadow of his superstar litter brother Ritza Lenny with a sensational victory in a semi-final of the Group 2 Richmond Riches (535m) on Saturday night. Beginning evenly from box one, the son of Barcia Bale …Read More..


Jumping dog posing a threat to other greyhounds at Sandown Park

Jumping dog posing a threat to other greyhounds at Sandown Park

AS regular readers would be aware my colleague Bruce Teague often refers to stewards reports and points out what he considers to be incorrect commentary. Sadly, it’s my turn to take issue with the stewards, although in my case it …Read More..


Creighton on cloud nine after Narralee crowned Sapphire Queen

Creighton on cloud nine after Narralee crowned Sapphire Queen

GIFFARD West trainer Steve Creighton is still pinching himself after his bonny bitch Narralee saluted in Thursday night’s Group 1 Sapphire Crown (515m) at Sandown Park, giving the veteran trainer his first win at the highest level after more than …Read More..


Talking breeding: Banjo Boy and Rustic Reeta match made in heaven

Banjo boys greyhound

THIS week’s review of litters from the Victorian Litter Registrations for the week ending April 22 is one of 10 pups, registered by Merbein South breeder Jamie Quinlivian, by the highly rated stud prospect Banjo Boy (April 2011 Vee Man …Read More..


Five year old marvel Knocka’s Return wins 40th race

Mark Wilcox and Knocka's Return

VETERAN chaser Knocka’s Return proved age is just a number at Maitland on Thursday afternoon, scoring his 40th career win at start 100 in a leg of the GBOTA Distance Challenge series over the 565m trip. Stepping fairly from box …Read More..


Fabregal the favourite to take out 2016 WA Oaks

Fabregal the favourite to take out 2016 WA Oaks

STAR South Australian chaser Fabregal is the favourite to take out next week’s Group 2 WA Oaks (520m) at Cannington following some sensational performances at her most recent starts. Three runs back the daughter of Fabregas and Allinga Aye Jay …Read More..


The two sides of Sandown greyhound racing

The two sides of Sandown greyhound racing

IF Sandown’s provincial meeting last Sunday is any guide the next generation is coming along nicely – never mind some naysayers guessing that over-breeding is a big problem and should be cut back (let’s wait for proper figures before drawing …Read More..


No Donuts dominates in Group 1 Sandown Cup heat

No Donuts dominates in Group 1 Sandown Cup heat

NO Donuts affirmed his status as Australia’s best stayer with a dominant display in a heat of the Group 1 Sandown Cup (715m) at Sandown Park on Thursday night. Stepping fairly from box six in the fifth of seven heats, …Read More..


Dundee Osprey claims 2016 Harrison-Dawson

Dundee Osprey claims 2016 Harrison-Dawson

DUNDEE Osprey has produced the biggest run of his career to capture the Group 1 Harrison-Dawson (515m) at Sandown Park on Thursday night. Stepping fairly from box two, the Geoff Scott-Smith trained greyhound was able to slip into third spot …Read More..


Narralee wins the 2016 Group 1 Sapphire Crown

Narralee wins the 2016 Group 1 Sapphire Crown

VETERAN trainer Steve Creighton has scored the biggest victory of his training career with Narralee taking out the 2016 Group 1 Sapphire Crown (515m) at Sandown Park on Thursday night. Stepping beautifully from box two, the black bitch clocked a …Read More..


GAP story: how Tia raced into the hearts of the McGill family

Michael McGill Tia

DESPITE having a background in thoroughbred racing, journalist Michael McGill recently found himself immersed in the world of greyhound racing when making the decision to adopt a new family pet. McGill and his wife Loretta as well as his sons …Read More..


 

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