PETER Wilson scored the biggest win of his training career on Thursday night when Velocity Shirl scored a sensational victory in the Group 3 Queensland Cup (600 metres) at Albion Park. Sent to the boxes as the $4.60 second elect, …Read More..
BUNDAMBA conditioner Peter Wilson is hoping the talented Velocity Shirl can give him his first Group victory in over 30 years as a trainer when she lines up in Thursday night’s Group 3 Queensland Cup (600 metres) at Albion Park. …Read More..
WHEN Denise Priest whelped five pups by Lochinvar Marlow out of Takeover Teddy back in September 2012, no one was sure if the runt of the litter would survive. Now, just over three years later, that same pup has a …Read More..
REIGNING Melbourne Cup champion Dyna Double One looks poised to claim his second Group 1 triumph in less than a fortnight after his brilliant display in Thursday night’s Brisbane Cup (520 metres) heats at Albion Park. Starting from box three …Read More..
OLD Spice will be aiming to secure the biggest win of his career when he heads to Albion Park to contest a heat of the Group 1 Brisbane Cup (520 metres) on Thursday night. Trained in the Hunter Valley by …Read More..
On November 10 the boom Queensland short-course star Anja (Collision x Dulcinea) ventured to Lismore and continued the sensational beginning of her career by scoring a very good and determined win over 420 metres on the northern NSW circuit. The …Read More..
LEADING Queensland trainer Peter Ruetschi has three strong contenders in this Saturday’s Ipswich Gold Cup final over 520 metres. The Patrick Estate mentor puts the polish on Hougenie (box two), Sheza Keen Size (box three) and Cervelo (box seven) – …Read More..
CHAMPION trainer Tony Brett is hopeful his star sprinter Keybow will be able to confirm his spot in this month’s Group 1 Topgun when he contests the Group 3 Gold Coast Cup at Albion Park on Thursday night. The son …Read More..
ALBION Park will host the finals of both the Queensland Sprint and Distance Championships on Thursday night, with some of the best chasers from the Sunshine State set to do battle for a spot in the respective National finals to …Read More..
COLIN Graham is hoping his exciting sprinter Elusive Desire can make it four on the trot this Thursday night when he contests a heat of the Group 1 Winter Cup at Albion Park (520 metres). The son of Cold Fusion …Read More..
WADE Birch, the General Manager of Stewards and Integrity Operations for Racing Queensland, has been issued with a show cause notice and asked why he should not be sacked as a result of the live baiting scandal which has rocked …Read More..
GROUP 1 winning stayer Dzeko justified her skinny-odds in Thursday night’s Listed Superstars Invitational at Albion Park, securing victory to maintain her sensational record over the 710-metre journey. After the scratching of Sweet It Is, Dzeko was hammered by punters …Read More..
BOOM youngster Pop The Cork looms as the dog to beat in Thursday night’s Listed Flying Amy Classic at Albion Park after a near record 29.59 win in his heat last week. Trained by Peter Ruetschi, Pop The Cork, $1.65 …Read More..
TOP Queensland trainer Tony Brett had a terrific time at Albion Park on Thursday night, qualifying two runners through to next week’s Group 1 Gold Cup final over 710-metres including Tuavasa Shek ($3.20) which clocked a flying 41.73 in heat …Read More..
WELL, if ever greyhound racing in this country needed to be told where it sits in the minds of its greatest opponents, that confirmation came in stark reality with the comment made by NSW thoroughbred chief Peter V’Landy’s following the …Read More..
WITH the absence of staying champions Space Star and Sweet It Is, the door has been left wide open for trainers contesting heats of the Group 1 Macro Meats Gold Cup at Albion Park on Thursday night. Astute Grandchester mentor …Read More..
AN ALMOST terminal blow. That is how the final report from the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry has described the impact of the live baiting scandal on a decimated greyhound racing industry. The report, handed down by Alan …Read More..
ON APRIL 26 the editorial in the Brisbane–based Sunday Mail newspaper was short and sweet and straight to the point. Headlined ‘Boards Should Resign’, it began, ‘It’s time for members of Queensland’s All Codes racing board and the individual thoroughbred, …Read More..
IN THEIR 1971 release ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, the British band The Who ended the song with the lines ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss’. Well, Racing Queensland officially launched a ‘new’ website on April 20 with …Read More..
VICTORIAN superstar sprinter Dyna Villa scored the third Group win of his career at Albion Park on Thursday night, blowing his rivals away in the final of the Group 2 Queensland Derby. Stepping beautifully from box two, the Jenny Hunt-trained …Read More..
DYNA Villa looms as the greyhound to beat in next week’s $40,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Queensland Derby after its emphatic 29.68 heat performance on Thursday night. Stepping flawlessly from box one, the son of Collision and Roxio Bale rolled straight to the …Read More..
A RACE named in honour of the 2004 Queensland greyhound of the year, the Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity carried a new winner’s purse of $48,475 on Thursday night at Albion Park. Over Here started as the $2.30 favourite for …Read More..
FEW trainers are in as good a form as Peter Ruetschi at the moment, and the Patrick Estate-based mentor will be aiming to extend his hot run with five runners engaged in Thursday night’s Group 2 Queensland Derby heats at …Read More..
BANNED former greyhound trainer Tom Noble has been refused bail after it has been alleged that he intimidated a witness who appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday, providing another shocking turn of events in the live-baiting scandal which …Read More..
FOUR heats of the Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity, open to female greyhounds, were conducted at Albion Park on Thursday night, with Peter Ruetschi’s Over Here the only greyhound to break the 30-second barrier. Jumping from box four in heat …Read More..
TWO people have been arrested and charged in Bundaberg, Queensland, after the shocking discovery of 55 greyhound carcasses in bushland earlier this week. A 71-year-old man has been charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm and a 64-year-old-woman, who …Read More..
FAVOURITE backers had a rough time at the office at Ipswich on Saturday, with a night of upsets in the semi-finals of the Group 2 Ipswich Auction series. The first semi saw the in-form Whata Nice Size start the heavily …Read More..
A FURTHER 23 registered Queensland participants have now been suspended following on from the live-baiting scandal which has gripped the entire greyhound racing industry. The unnamed trainers have been stood down as part of Racing Queensland’s ongoing investigation into the …Read More..
FIVE Queensland greyhound trainers were warned off for life at a dramatic Monday afternoon board meeting of the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry. One more case has been adjourned and another has been referred back to Racing Queensland Stewards. In …Read More..
IN SEPTEMBER 2013, Racing Queensland launched a new marketing campaign titled ‘We Run As One’ which was aimed at developing sense of positivity and unison between the three racing codes, but it now appears that you can only be a …Read More..