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..
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 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..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 (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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending June 8 starts with a nice litter of 10 pups by the ill-fated Group 1 winner, Above All (July 2012 Magic Sprite x Kara …Read More..
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..
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..
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..
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..
THE resignation of GRNSW boss Paul Newson comes as no great shock. He was never up for the fight. He, like several before him in the CEO position, was attempting to use it as a stepping-stone to greater things. We …Read More..