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Wentworth Park set for its eighth National Sprint Championship

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THIS year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Sprint Championships, and it is a little surprising that for Wentworth Park this will only be the eighth time in 51 runnings that the event has been hosted at the Glebe …Read More..

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

SEVEN people have been charged by Greyhound Racing Victoria over their involvement in live baiting at the Tooradin Trial Track. Tooradin, south east of Melbourne, was the scene of the Four Corners program that aired in January. The footage showed …Read More..

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is arguably the leader of the pack when it comes to the industry Australia-wide. In the post-Four Corners climate there are plenty of people involved with greyhound racing wondering if those in charge of running it …Read More..

Where to bet on the 2016 Golden Easter Egg

Where to bet on the 2016 Golden Easter Egg

The race is a three week series, comprising of heats and semi-finals on the two Saturday’s prior to the decider, with greyhounds able to ensure a start in the heats through winning one of the Easter Egg Preludes in the …Read More..

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

NOT long back I was critical of a club (I think it was Sandown) when it put on a race for female trainers. I suggested that was nonsense as the name in the racebook usually had more to do with …Read More..

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

ONE of the most amazing examples of the failure of the greyhound hierarchy to deal efficiently and professionally with the vast amount of video evidence collected by the undercover cameras shown on the recent Four Corners exposé has been by …Read More..

Live baiting saga: Zipping Willow & Zipping Saxon suspended

Live baiting saga: Zipping Willow & Zipping Saxon suspended

ZIPPING Willow and Zipping Saxon have both been suspended from racing by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) as a follow on from the live-baiting saga. The two star NSW sprinters, which are owned by leading breeder Martin Hallinan, were …Read More..

Greg Board slams GRNSW decision to suspend dogs

Greg Board slams GRNSW decision to suspend dogs

LEADING breeder and owner Greg Board is shocked at the decision by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) to suspend two of his promising pups in the wake of the controversial live-baiting scandal. 

 Board, who is the owner of …Read More..

Supreme Court rules Awesome Project can start in Aus. Cup heats

Supreme Court rules Awesome Project can start in Aus. Cup heats

After six hours in the Victorian Supreme Court on Friday night, Awesome Project has been given the all clear to start in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Cup heats at The Meadows. It was announced early on Friday that Awesome Project …Read More..

Baiting saga update: Brad Canty takes matters to Supreme Court

Baiting saga update: Brad Canty takes matters to Supreme Court

A NEW welfare levy is being imposed on greyhound prize money and subsidies by Racing Queensland, with it set to raise more than $1.6 million in additional funding as a part of a plan to improve integrity and animal welfare …Read More..

Live-baiting scandal update: Caillard resigns, Birch stood down

Live-baiting scandal update: Caillard resigns, Birch stood down

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria chairman Peter Caillard has quit his post in the latest twist in the live-baiting saga. Caillard informed Martin Pakula, the Victorian Minister for Racing, on Monday he has chosen to resign from his position on the board. …Read More..

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

JUST a week has elapsed since the nation was shocked by revelations of live baiting in the greyhound industry broadcast on the ABC’s investigative program Four Corners. The week has seemed more like a month as the hits kept coming …Read More..

Hallinan confirms Zipping Willow will not compete in 2015 Temlee

Hallinan confirms Zipping Willow will not compete in 2015 Temlee

ZIPPING WILLOW is back in the Richmond Vale kennels of her original trainer, Jason Mackay, after a tumultuous week in the lead-up to the Group 1 Temlee at The Meadows. 

After drawing box one in the invitation-only feature, the New …Read More..

More suspensions in NSW and Vic; Qld greyhounds impounded

More suspensions in NSW and Vic; Qld greyhounds impounded

LEADING Londonderry trainer Harry Sarkis has been suspended immediately by GRNSW stewards following an inspection of his property and kennels. Sarkis is no stranger to trouble with GRNSW stewards and has been stood down after the inspection revealed vials of …Read More..

Live-baiting scandal: more suspensions on way in Victoria

Live-baiting scandal: more suspensions on way in Victoria

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria CEO Adam Wallish has told Australian Racing Greyhound that it expects to stand down more registered participants in coming days as the live-baiting saga intensifies. 

 The state body suspended the registration of 10 participants and the …Read More..

Integrity Commissioner reacts to public outrage on live baiting

Integrity Commissioner reacts to public outrage on live baiting

THE crime has been exposed, now it’s time to find all of the culprits. Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, has announced an Own Motion Inquiry into live baiting practices exposed on the ABC’s Four Corners report on Monday night. …Read More..

ABC live-baiting investigation draws blood

ABC live-baiting investigation draws blood

“This is the vision the greyhound racing doesn’t want you to see.” Powerful opening words backed up by a horrific image of a terrified live rabbit on the lure. In the lead-up its screening on Monday night, ABC’s investigative program …Read More..

Fields Announced for 2015 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top

Fields Announced for 2015 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top

THE final fields have been announced for three of Australia’s most prestigious invitation-only greyhound races: the Temlee, the Rookie Rebel and the Zoom Top. Each race holds Group 1 status and will be run and won at The Meadows on …Read More..

Azza Azza Azza annihilates competition in Shepparton Cup final

Azza Azza Azza annihilates competition in Shepparton Cup final

AZZA Azza Azza has arrived. The son of Collision and Alotta Mojo won tonight’s Group 2 Shepparton Gold Cup in devastating fashion to take his career earnings past the $100,000 mark after earning connections $45,000 with tonight’s victory. It was …Read More..

2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup final tips & betting preview

2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup final tips & betting preview

THE 2015 Shepparton Gold Cup will give some of the best chasers in the land a chance to add $45,000 and a Group 2 title to the trophy cabinet. An amazing spread of established group performers and up and coming …Read More..

Azza Azza Azza sizzles in Shepparton Cup heat

Azza Azza Azza sizzles in Shepparton Cup heat

THERE is no doubt that Victoria is the home of country cups racing and with $45,000 on offer to the winner of Sunday’s Group 2 Shepparton Gold Cup, the trend continues. Monday’s heats unearthed a new generation of superstars which …Read More..

2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup heat tips & betting preview

2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup heat tips & betting preview

THE 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup series will see some of the sport’s brightest stars compete for a spot in Sunday night’s final worth $45,000-to-the-winner. With six heats being conducted, each winner plus the two fastest seconds will progress through …Read More..

ARG rates the Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top invitees

ARG rates the Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top invitees

Fifty-three invitations have been sent out for the three Group 1 races on February 21: the Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m), all of which will be run and won at The Meadows. Twenty-six greyhounds have been …Read More..

Ronray Spirit goes all the way in 2015 Warragul Cup

Ronray Spirit goes all the way in 2015 Warragul Cup

THE 2015 Warragul Cup was taken out in superb fashion in 25.78 by the Terrence Reid-trained Ronray Spirit (8) from a gallant Luca Neveelk (1). The first surprise in the race was Luca Neveelk being clearly crossed early by Jubilea …Read More..

Finalists announced for 2014 Victorian Greyhound of the Year

Finalists announced for 2014 Victorian Greyhound of the Year

Six superb finalists have been announced for the 2014 Victorian Greyhound of the Year with the winner to be announced on Friday, February 20. Three sprinters and three stayers make up the numbers for the prestigious title and, between the …Read More..

Avondale Porche Hits Top Gear In Cranbourne Cup Heat

Avondale Porche Hits Top Gear In Cranbourne Cup Heat

A new wave of hopefuls and some seasoned veterans ventured to Cranbourne today to contest six heats of the Group Two Cranbourne Cup. The six heat winners and two fastest seconds will contest next weeks $45,000 to the winner final, …Read More..

Star Recall Shines In Group One Sale Cup Final

Star Recall Shines In Group One Sale Cup Final

STAR Recall has finally broken through for a deserved win at the highest level, claiming tonight’s Group One Sale Cup in terrific fashion. 
Beginning brilliantly from box four, the daughter of High Earner and No Recall went straight to the …Read More..

2015 Gosford Gold Cup Heats Preview

2015 Gosford Gold Cup Heats Preview

Four star studded heats of the Group Two Woy Woy Poultry Gosford Gold Cup will be run and won this Friday night over 515m, with thirty two greyhounds vying for a chance to qualify for next week’s $40,000 to the …Read More..

2014 Group One Sale Cup Final Preview

2014 Group One Sale Cup Final Preview

THE early speed will be on in the Sale Cup, to be run on Boxing Day, but there are also several more than handy stayers who have claims on the $75,000 feature. In what is shaping as an intriguing affair …Read More..

Allen Deed The Fastest Qualifier For 2014 Sale Cup

Allen Deed The Fastest Qualifier For 2014 Sale Cup

Adelaide Cup winner Allen Deed has qualified fastest for the Group One Sale Cup to be run and won on Boxing Day with a superb 37.15 effort tonight over the 650 metre trip. Starting as the $2.30 favourite from box …Read More..

 

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