New South Wales Racing

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..


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..


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..


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..


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..


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..


Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

OVER a week has passed since the Special Commission of Inquiry report into greyhound racing was made public, with Premier Mike Baird ignoring 79 recommendations and opting to shut down the industry as a result. The Liberal Party leader has …Read More..


Record number of greyhounds rehomed in Sydney

Record number of greyhounds rehomed in Sydney

A RECORD number of ex-racing dogs have been re-homed at a greyhound adoption day in Sydney. Hundreds of people poured through the gates at Wentworth Park on Saturday to meet and greet the animals, as tensions continue to simmer over …Read More..


Disapproval for Keniry announcement prior to Parliament decision

Disapproval for Keniry announcement prior to Parliament decision

KATRINA Hodgkinson has voiced her disapproval of the Baird government’s decision to appoint John Keniry as the head of a task force to oversee the shutdown of the NSW greyhound racing industry before legislation to ban the sport has been …Read More..


The blatant bias in parts of the McHugh Commission report

The blatant bias in parts of the McHugh Commission report

THERE is a quite bizarre quote which appears on the first page of Volume 1 of the McHugh Commission report, and, arguably, it sets the ‘tone’ for the entire document. After claiming that 40% of the 97,783 greyhounds bred in …Read More..


Mike Baird stands by his decision to ban greyhound racing

Mike Baird stands by his decision to ban greyhound racing

PREMIER Mike Baird is determined in his mission to end greyhound racing in NSW, repeating his stance at a press conference on Thursday, exactly one week after his bombshell announcement shook the greyhound industry to its core. Having met with …Read More..


Tweed Heads Greyhound Track On The Market

Tweed Heads Greyhound Track On The Market

Racing Queensland has left the door open to negotiate with the owners of Tweed-based Border Park if the NSW government follows through with its ban on greyhound racing. Secretary manager Steve McGrath said the venue would be sold, regardless of …Read More..


Richmond identities speak of their shock over NSW greyhound ban

Richmond identities speak of their shock over NSW greyhound ban

GREYHOUND racing resumed in New South Wales on Wednesday, but the afternoon meeting at Richmond was tinged with sadness as many trainers still sat in shock at the Baird government’s decision to ban the sport. Brian Rylands, the bookie who …Read More..


Live baiting: the second major battle that needs to be won

Live baiting: the second major battle that needs to be won

In a previous article I made reference to ‘wastage’, that dreadful euphemism for the elimination of healthy animals, as the first battle that needs to be won among the general public if greyhound racing in NSW is to stand a …Read More..


GRNSW determined to end greyhound racing before July 1, 2017

GRNSW determined to end greyhound racing before July 1, 2017

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) may have just killed greyhound racing a year before it becomes illegal, with the controlling body suspending non-TAB racing pending an internal review into track safety, integrity and animal welfare. The inquiry follows the release of …Read More..


GRNSW interim CEO Paul Newson to be replaced with administrator

GRNSW interim CEO Paul Newson to be replaced with administrator

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Wednesday morning interim CEO of the authority body Paul Newson will be replaced by an administrator to manage the shut down of the industry within the state. Newson stepped in as the interim CEO …Read More..


Cowra track declares non-TAB racing suspension ‘hard to stomach’

Cowra track declares non-TAB racing suspension ‘hard to stomach’

THE New South Wales greyhound racing industry has been dealt another blow, with announcement that non-TAB racing has been suspended. On Tuesday night, Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) issued a statement that the 18 non-TAB tracks within the state have had …Read More..


Nationals Chris Gulaptis states his support for greyhound racing

Nationals Chris Gulaptis states his support for greyhound racing

STATE Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has said he will do “whatever it takes” to support greyhound racing as the sport faces a statewide ban at the hands of the Baird government. Gulaptis is the member for Clarence, a region in …Read More..


Greyhound clubs & GBOTA put faith in lobbying to save sport

Greyhound clubs & GBOTA put faith in lobbying to save sport

Members of the NSW greyhound racing industry have gathered in western Sydney as clubs unite to fight the Baird government’s ban. Up to 50 people including representatives from greyhound clubs and tracks across the state gathered at the Greyhound Social …Read More..


Foley fears NSW greyhound ban could drive the sport underground

Foley fears NSW greyhound ban could drive the sport underground

NEW South Wales Opposition leader Luke Foley has voiced concerns the closure of the state’s greyhound racing industry could drive the sport underground. The Baird government announced plans last Thursday to permanently ban greyhound racing within NSW, with the legislation …Read More..


Wastage: the first battle that needs to be won

Wastage: the first battle that needs to be won

ACCORDING to Premier Mike Baird, he claims he was left with no real alternative but to ban greyhound racing in NSW following the release of the McHugh Commission report. Although the report had 80 recommendations, the first was to shut …Read More..


Labor MP Yasmin Catley throws her support behind greyhound racing

Labor MP Yasmin Catley throws her support behind greyhound racing

Labor member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley, has thrown her support behind the greyhound racing industry as the sport faces a permanent ban at the hands of the Baird government. Premier Baird announced on Thursday he intends to put legislation before …Read More..


 

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