The distance between Hobart and Perth is approximately 4000kms, and would take approximately 4.5 hours of flying time should one be lucky enough to find a direct path. It is also further than the distance across Europe, from England to Turkey as an example, and despite this, an ever growing number of our canine athletes are making this taxing journey to find greener pastures.
Whereas just getting starts in a comfortable grade is becoming increasingly harder in today’s racing landscape, it would be understandable that both owners and trainers would be looking outside the traditional routes. However, the link between Western Australian and Tasmanian greyhound scenes is no overnight fad, but more an ever-growing relationship that is seeing both sides of the Nullabor benefit.
In the most recent Saturday night Cannington programme, no less than five former Tasmanian greyhounds were engaged for a regular graded meeting, through four different trainers. While that number may seem co-incidental enough, the highlighted card at The Meadows the same night contained only six genuine interstate greyhounds from three individual states. However, unlike visitor greyhounds that travel for feature events and return home immediately, the number of migrating Tasmanian dogs becoming based in the west is something quickly gathering attention.
Continue reading Unlikely Partners – How The West Is Becoming Tassie’s Second Home
Cindeen Shelby created history as she stamped herself as Australia’s premier sprinter with a devastating win in the $72,500 Group 1 Macro Meats Crown Classic at Sandown Park tonight.
Having secured the Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park in Sydney followed by the Sky Racing Topgun at the Meadows a week later, Cindeen Shelby clinched her third consecutive Group 1 title inside four weeks with an all-the-way in Australia’s premier race for female greyhounds.
“I still can’t believe it,” said handler Jackie Greenough.
Continue reading Cindeen Shelby Wins Third Group 1 In Four Weeks
At the close of nominations Greyhounds WA have received the most nominations of all Australian states with a combined total of 100 nominations for the West Australian National Sprint Championship heats and the West Australian National Distance Championship heats.
75 greyhounds were nominated for the West Australian National Sprint Championship heats to be held at Cannington on Saturday 22nd August 2009. Included amongst the nominees is West Australia’s 2009 Group 1 Perth Cup winner Miss Slick as well as group race performer Joanne Monelli.
The West Australian National Distance Championship heats are to be held the same night at Cannington, and they attracted 25 nominations including evergreen performers Tayza and Western Land.
Continue reading West Australia Finds 100 Nominations For National Champs
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The late Joe Grima was smiling down from heaven at Mandurah on Friday night as two of his greyhounds that he owned saluted at big prices.
Continue reading Emotional Wins At Last Weeks Mandurah Meeting