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Aussie Trainer Making An Impression in New Zealand

Aussie Trainer Making An Impression in New Zealand

After making several major moves during his involvement within the greyhound racing industry, former NSW trainer Glen Quirk appears to have found his niche in New Zealand. Based at Foxton, in the North Island, near Palmerston North, Quirk is enjoying …Read More..


Smart Valentino’s Scratching Throws Sydney Cup Wide Open

Smart Valentino’s Scratching Throws Sydney Cup Wide Open

A star-studded lineup of stayers will battle it out tonight at Wentworth Park, vying for the coveted Group Three Sydney Cup worth $25,000 to the winner. With the unfortunate scratching of Smart Valentino from box one, betting will be thrown …Read More..


What Did Week One Of The Golden Easter Egg Teach Us?

What Did Week One Of The Golden Easter Egg Teach Us?

Leading into the semi-finals of the Golden Easter Egg, let’s look back at last week’s results and see what lessons can be learned and where tidbits of information can be taken out. There were, after all, 80 of Australia’s leading …Read More..


Another Dollar Wins Christchurch Leg Of Jetpets Sister Cities Cup

Another Dollar Wins Christchurch Leg Of Jetpets Sister Cities Cup

The first heat for the Jet Pets Sister Cities Cup was conducted yesterday afternoon in Christchurch with New Zealand star Another Dollar for trainer J McInerney booking his trip to Adelaide for the $40,000 final on Thursday 27th September at …Read More..


“Rose Hi” Double For Thompson At Casino Greyhounds

“Rose Hi” Double For Thompson At Casino Greyhounds

There is hardly a meeting goes by on the Northern Rivers without Trevor Thompson’s greyhounds featuring. Most of these dogs are named with a “Rose Hi” moniker and Trevor was at it again on Friday with a winning double at …Read More..


Manawatu Greyhound Club Buckles As GRNZ Call In Debt

Manawatu Greyhound Club Buckles As GRNZ Call In Debt

The Manawatu Greyhound Racing Club is scrambling for money to pay off a massive debt it says was dumped on it last year by the sport’s governing body. Lawyers’ letters are arriving, the coffers are bare and the club president …Read More..


Greyhound Racing In Chaos As Crime Runs Rampant

Greyhound Racing In Chaos As Crime Runs Rampant

In a bizzare aftermath to the story we ran last month with regard to leading trainer David Schofield and his handler Willie Hodgson and their run in with greyhound officialdom and the law; Police have now had to be called …Read More..


Greyhound Racing New Zealand Reduces Stakes

Greyhound Racing New Zealand Reduces Stakes

Despite the current economic environment, Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) has taken every step to try and maintain industry funding to both its Clubs and the Licenced Persons. However the funding impact of the recession has meant that GRNZ has …Read More..


Leading NZ Trainer Faces Ban After Fiery Night

Leading NZ Trainer Faces Ban After Fiery Night

Leading New Zealand trainer David Schofield has been warned off all racecourses and faces disqualification on a number of charges including misconduct. And, if the result of an associated hearing against one of Schofield’s handlers is any guide, the North …Read More..


Waikato Classic Court Injunction Hearing Adjourned

Waikato Classic Court Injunction Hearing Adjourned

Court proceedings filed against the Waikato & Districts Greyhound Racing Club by prominent Tirau greyhound trainer Gary Harding were yesterday adjourned at the Hamilton District Court to next month. Earlier this month Mr Harding successfully applied for a district court …Read More..


Todays Wairarapa Cup At Brewer/Gilbert/Lord’s Mercy

Todays Wairarapa Cup At Brewer/Gilbert/Lord’s Mercy

The Wairarapa Greyhound Racing has pulled off a coup for their TAB meeting at Solway Showgrounds, Masterton today. Mindful of the strong support they receive from the local community, both in terms of sponsorship and patronage, the club sought permission …Read More..


GRNZ Seek Harsher Penalty For “Punchy” President

GRNZ Seek Harsher Penalty For “Punchy” President

In stark contrast to the GRV’s pathetic handling of Jason Thompson’s alleged assault in the aftermath of the Mlebourne Cup, Greyhound Racing New Zealand has appealed a three-month disqualification handed down to a former Auckland Greyhound Racing Club President over …Read More..


Top NZ Owner Trainer Escapes Procaine Positive With Fine

Top NZ Owner Trainer Escapes Procaine Positive With Fine

On the back of two recent Australian Stewards Inquiries in to Positive Swabs to procaine, one of New Zealand’s best-known owners and administrators, Thayne Green, has escaped being fined or suspended after one of his greyhounds returned a positive drug …Read More..


NZ’s Waikato Classic Postponed By Court Injunction

NZ’s Waikato Classic Postponed By Court Injunction

The Waikato Times is reporting what we beleive to be the very first case of an Australian or New Zealand race in any of the three codes being postponed due to a Court Injunction taken out be a disgruntled participant. …Read More..


Lord/Gilbert/Brewer Training Combo Train Half The Solway Card

Lord/Gilbert/Brewer Training Combo Train Half The Solway Card

Anyone who doubted that Andy Lord and Jodi Gilbert would make an instant impact on New Zealand Greyhound Racing had those doubts quickly erased last Sunday when the Foxton trainers, training under the training names of Daniel Brewer and Jodi …Read More..


Happy Ending For NZ’s Lost GAP Greyhound Missy

Happy Ending For NZ’s Lost GAP Greyhound Missy

Missy the greyhound may no longer be fast around the racetrack, but her story of survival over 24 days has highlighted her endurance skills. Missy, a 10-year-old former racing and breeding greyhound adopted by Christchurch couple Barbara and Gary Miln …Read More..


Four Of NZ’s Best Greyhounds Go Head To Head

Four Of NZ’s Best Greyhounds Go Head To Head

Four top greyhounds will battle it out in the $60,000 New Zealand Shootout race at Manukau Stadium on Thursday night. Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) Racing Manager Ross Gove says the race is unique as it features only four dogs …Read More..


Size Can Matter All The Way Platinum Paws Winner

Size Can Matter All The Way Platinum Paws Winner

The biggest stake in the history of NZ greyhound racing in Australasia is heading to Queensland. Race favourite Size Can Matter comfortably won the $250,000 Platinum Paws final at Addington Raceway Friday night, and the $NZ135,000 first-place cheque.


Size Can Matter All Set For Platinum Paws Glory

Size Can Matter All Set For Platinum Paws Glory

The flight across the Tasman has not phased Queensland’s hopes at taking out New Zealand’s richest greyhound race, says top trainer Dave Irwin.


NZ Greyhound Racing Centenary Celebrations Start

NZ Greyhound Racing Centenary Celebrations Start

Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s (GRNZ) commemoration of 100 Years of Governance starts today. The Centenary will unite people from all over the country to look back on what we’ve achieved together over the last century.


Australasia’s Best Set For Platinum Paws Final

Australasia’s Best Set For Platinum Paws Final

Excitement is building as New Zealand’s richest ever greyhound race draws near. The Gold Band Finance Platinum Paws race will run this Friday 17 October at 8:33 pm.


NZ Greyhound Trainer Profile : Craig Roberts – Part 2

NZ Greyhound Trainer Profile : Craig Roberts – Part 2

After several years at the top of the greyhound training tree, Craig Roberts found the pressures of the job proving too much. In the second of a two-part series, he talks to David McCarthy about changes he made and his …Read More..


Size Can Matter A Class Above In Platinum Paws

Size Can Matter A Class Above In Platinum Paws

Size Can Matter confirmed his favouritism for Friday nights Platinum Paws Final with an impressive all the way 30.14 win at Addington on Friday night.


NZ Greyhound Trainer Profile : Craig Roberts – Part 1

NZ Greyhound Trainer Profile : Craig Roberts – Part 1

New Zealander Craig Roberts came to greyhound training from a family of harness-racing enthusiasts, and success in another career. He switched after spending time at NZ’s old QE II race track at New Brighton. In the first of a two-part …Read More..


Octanol Primed For Platinum Paws Semi Finals Friday

Octanol Primed For Platinum Paws Semi Finals Friday

The David Hobby-owned and trained WA greyhound Octanol has settled in and trialled well in his quest to win New Zealand’s richest ever greyhound race – the NZ$250,000 Platinum Paws.


Platinum Paws Favourite & NZ’s Best Chance Knocked Out

Platinum Paws Favourite & NZ’s Best Chance Knocked Out

Drama and sensation were the order of the opening day of the historic $250,000 Platinum Paws greyhound meeting at Addington yesterday, and easily the biggest sensation was the exit of hotly favoured local bitch Winsome Ashley, who went out of …Read More..


Aussies Land In NZ In Seach Of Platinum Paws Glory

Aussies Land In NZ In Seach Of Platinum Paws Glory

New Zealand greyhound racing is getting ready to celebrate the richest dog race ever held in the country, the $250,000 Platinum Paws.


Jaykayell To Represent SA At Platinum Paws

Jaykayell To Represent SA At Platinum Paws

Following last Thursday night’s one-off SA Heat of the Platinum Paws, Jaykayell has earned the right to represent South Australia in New Zealand for the Platinum Paws.


Platinum Paws Just One Part Of NZ Centenary Celebrations

Platinum Paws Just One Part Of NZ Centenary Celebrations

In less than four weeks Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) will commemorate 100 Years of Governance with a three day celebration in Christchurch.


NSW Trainers Side Step NZ Platinum Paws Series

NSW Trainers Side Step NZ Platinum Paws Series

Following on from the poor nominations from Victorian trainers for New Zealands Platinum Paws Series, New South Wales has attracted just three nominations.


 

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