Greyhound Racing News

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..


Troy Grant: “senate inquiry is a false hope”

Troy Grant: “senate inquiry is a false hope”

The NSW coalition government is facing an internal revolt over its move to shut down the greyhound racing industry. The NSW Nationals appear to be at odds over the contentious ban, with some members including Cootamundra MP Katrina Hodgkinson saying …Read More..


NSW greyhound shutdown will massively affect Victoria

NSW greyhound shutdown will massively affect Victoria

GREYHOUND racing in Victoria has a problem it has barely acknowledged. A big problem. The announcement by Premier Mike Baird that greyhound racing in NSW would be shut down from July 1, 2017, casts serious doubt on the status quo …Read More..


Racing Australia boss hits back at animal welfare claims

Racing Australia boss hits back at animal welfare claims

Thoroughbred racing boss Peter McGauran has hit back at suggestions the industry loses track of horses in great numbers as a protest group calls for an inquiry into the sport. The chief executive of the thoroughbred regulatory body, Racing Australia, …Read More..


Zambora Brockie’s Winter Cup win allows for momentary celebration

Anthony Azzopardi

ZAMBORA Brockie provided some momentary joy for heartbroken greyhound racing enthusiasts on Thursday night when taking out the Group 1 Winter Cup (520m) at Albion Park. Hours after the NSW Premier Mike Baird announced the state government would be shutting …Read More..


Welfare groups call for horse racing inquiry after greyhound ban

Welfare groups call for horse racing inquiry after greyhound ban

AN animal welfare group has called for an inquiry into the horseracing industry, saying like greyhound racing, thousands of animals are killed because they are deemed uncompetitive. The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) says about 10,000 racehorses are …Read More..


New blood is answer to reclaiming greyhound ‘social licence’

New blood is answer to reclaiming greyhound ‘social licence’

It was an ordinary Sunday, July 10, 2016, but a meeting of a few hundred people in Warners Bay may have been the final nail in greyhound racing’s coffin in NSW. It confirmed everything right and wrong about the industry …Read More..


Leading trainer Dean Swain stunned as drones invade his property

Leading trainer Dean Swain stunned as drones invade his property

LEADING NSW greyhound trainer Dean Swain has spoken out in shock after a drone was pictured hovering above his Western Sydney training establishment on Saturday morning. Swain, who has been very vocal against the NSW state government’s decision to permanently …Read More..


The rocky road to Sydney more evident after NSW greyhound ban

The rocky road to Sydney more evident after NSW greyhound ban

AS I drove back through New South Wales last Friday morning it was obvious to me that great hinterland outside the Sydney CBD has been a long neglected part of the state. The backblock roads of the Hunter Valley are …Read More..


Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

The announcement by the Baird government that it will ban greyhound racing in New South Wales starting from the beginning of July 2017 is yet another reminder of how the sport/industry failed over a long period of time both internally …Read More..


Mike Baird defends his decision to shut down NSW greyhound racing

Mike Baird defends his decision to shut down NSW greyhound racing

NEW South Wales Premier Mike Baird has bitten back after being lashed with criticism since announcing the greyhound racing industry would be shut down within the state as of July 1, 2017. Baird listed 10 points on his Facebook page …Read More..


Greyhound racing in NSW to recommence this Wednesday

Greyhound racing in NSW to recommence this Wednesday

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Saturday morning that racing will recommence at TAB tracks across the state from Wednesday July 13, 2016. The authority made the call to suspend racing on Thursday following the State Government’s bombshell announcement to …Read More..


Relief for participants as Grafton carnival allowed to proceed

Relief for participants as Grafton carnival allowed to proceed

THE 2016 Grafton Greyhound Racing Carnival will continue in Northern NSW despite an immediate seven-day shutdown placed on greyhound racing in the state on Thursday afternoon. The decision to impose the shutdown was made by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and …Read More..


Five things sport loving Aussies can do to save greyhound racing

Five things sport loving Aussies can do to save greyhound racing

TENS of thousands of people have been affected over the last 24 hours as the NSW State Government announced it is closing down the greyhound racing industry from July 1, 2017. Not only is this decision set to affect the …Read More..


Hunter Valley family face uncertain future after shutdown

Hunter Valley family face uncertain future after shutdown

HUNTER Valley trainer/breeder Chris Kedwell has labelled the state government’s decision to ban the greyhound racing industry as “gutless” following the announcement the sport would be phased out in NSW by July 1, 2017. Kedwell says the industry was not …Read More..


Holloway urges participants to stay positive despite ban

Noelene Holloway

CENTRAL Coast trainer Noelene Holloway says she is determined to stay positive and fight the NSW State Government’s decision to ban greyhound racing as of July 1, 2017. Holloway, who has been involved in greyhounds her whole life, says the …Read More..


Petition to save greyhound racing in NSW gathering steam

Petition to save greyhound racing in NSW gathering steam

An online petition demanding the NSW Government reconsider a ban on greyhound racing has gathered close to 7000 signatures in a few hours. The shell-shocked industry is in disbelief after NSW Premier Mike Baird and Racing Minister Troy Grant announced …Read More..


Baird’s ban is the greatest injustice handed down by government

Baird’s ban is the greatest injustice handed down by government

YESTERDAY I was in mourning. At lunch time news broke that the greyhound racing industry would be shut down in NSW as of July 1, 2017. The news was released with an announcement on Facebook by the Premier of NSW …Read More..


GBOTA responds to greyhound racing being banned in NSW

GBOTA responds to greyhound racing being banned in NSW

THE joint greyhound representative voice in New South Wales greyhound racing has vowed to fight the ban on greyhound racing in the state. The Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association said they were “shattered and heartbroken” by the announcement from …Read More..


Greyhound racing suspended in New South Wales for seven days

Greyhound racing suspended in New South Wales for seven days

Greyhound racing has been suspended in NSW for seven days, as shock waves ripple through the sport which the state government will ban from next year. Greyhound Racing NSW said the decision to ban racing from July 1 next year …Read More..


Racing NSW boss says thoroughbreds won’t be hit in hip pocket

Racing NSW boss says thoroughbreds won’t be hit in hip pocket

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys says there are contingency plans in place to combat any loss of revenue to the thoroughbred code from the demise of greyhound racing in the state. Under the Racing Distribution Agreement, thoroughbred racing, harness …Read More..


NSW greyhound participants invited to attend meeting in Newcastle

NSW greyhound participants invited to attend meeting in Newcastle

THE greyhound racing industry has been left devastated as the shock announcement came today (Thursday) that the NSW State Government will be banning the sport as of July 2017. Now, one participant is asking others to band together to fight …Read More..


What’s next for the participants in NSW? they haven’t been told

What’s next for the participants in NSW? they haven’t been told

Welfare groups are already getting their rice confetti out, ready to throw their hands in the air and celebrate. But there is another group of people in this who have had their lives torn apart. The decision to end greyhound …Read More..


Queensland, Victoria say greyhound racing won’t be banned

Queensland, Victoria say greyhound racing won’t be banned

The greyhound industry as we know it in NSW is over, but what about the rest of Australia? Racing Minister Grace Grace has confirmed Queensland will continue with increased vigilance in animal welfare and racing integrity, and Greyhound Racing Victoria …Read More..


 

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