Andy Palmer, Sire Of Boom Youngster Disraeli Finds A New Home

The sire of boom youngster Disraeli has found a new home amongst the greyhound stud ranks.

Andy Palmer, the former dual Bendigo 545m track record holder has been placed in the astute hands of leading Victorian studmaster Bob Douglas, who stood Bombastic Shiraz at the height of his popularity.

And the move couldn’t come at a better time for the under rated stud dog. From just the one litter to race Andy Palmer has thrown one of Victoria’s most exciting young prospects in training in Disraeli. Disraeli comes from Andy Palmer’s very first mating to the Just The Best bitch, Redburst.
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Behind The Scenes At Tasmania’s Feraro Park Kennels

It’s not common that someone trains a greyhound to win two feature race wins with the first dog they train. But this was precisely the case for Tasmanian trainer, Susan Gittus. After learning the tricks of trade from her father, Susan has been able to enjoy more than her fair share of success.

“It is fantastic to have consistent top grade performers, Feraro Tiger, Feraro Jet, Exalted, Jumbo Elm and Always Believe are probably the most consistent top grade performers I’ve had through my kennel”

“Winning the Breeders Classic, Gold Collar and two races at Olympic park with the first dog I trained, Feraro Tiger, rates very high. He really kicked started my training career so it was fitting that our property is named after him.” Susan explains.
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Jim Gannon Inducted To Hall Of Fame

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) tonight launched its Victorian Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame at Sandown Greyhound Racing Club.

Dr Jim Gannon has tonight been announced as one of the inaugural 36 inductees in to the Victorian Greyhound Racing Hall Of Fame.

Hall Of Fame Inductee : Jim Gannon (Veterinarian)

Born in 1930, James Richard Gannon graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1952.
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The Race Of The Decade Is Just Six Sleeps Away

Like all great triumphs through the ages, the stage has been set, the players are known and greyhound racing fans have another six sleepless nights before one of the most anticipated clashes in recent history will take place at the Wentworth Park thunderdome.

Miss Elly Mint vs El Galo. New South Wales vs Victoria. The glamour girl of New South Wales greyhound racing and perpetual record breaker versus the hottest property on the track right now, the seven time group winning bad boy of Australian greyhound racing.

And the prize? The most coveted race in Australian group greyhound racing, the $150,000 to the winner Group 1 2009 Golden Easter Egg.
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Primo Uno, Hallucinate, Thai Again & Go Shoopa Top January Breed Rankings

Leading January 2009 Sire Primo Uno

Leading January 2009 Sire Primo Uno

Through sheer weight of numbers Primo Uno has taken an early lead in the AGRA Sire Rankings for January 2009, just ahead of Hallucinate** who had a stellar January with Lilley Criminal and Fedex both scoring group wins.

In the AGRA Dam Rankings the super producer Thai Again has taken the lead through the deeds of Magnifique, Hendrix and Radio Star, while Go Shoopa is second by just 1 point, mainly through the ultra consistent efforts of Gunnadoo Magic.
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The Dawn Of The New Corporate Greyhound?

The greyhound racing industry has been rocked with news that the publicly listed Genetic Technologies (GTG) has bought out John Newell’s New South Wales based Frozen Puppies Dot Com.
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Betty’s Angel Misses To Spiral Nakita

Former speed queen Betty’s Angel – rated Australia’s greatest female sprinter of the noughties – has failed to conceive following a frozen semen insemination to Irish stud sensation Spiral Nikita.

Betty’s Angel was due to whelp today, but a recent ultrasound revealed she wasn’t carrying any “little angels” – a term of endearment for the highly anticipated litter considering each pup would have commanded a $20,000 price tag.
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McIvor Road Meltdown Causes Frozen Panic

A failure in one of two frozen semen storage devices at Bendigo’s McIvor Road Vet Clinic has caused panic amongst Australian studmasters and breeders. The AGRA licensed storage facilty, had a storage canister fail last Wednesday 9th April 2008. That failure meant that over 100 valuable straws of frozen semen defrosted rendering the semen worthless.

A spokesperson for McIvor Road Vet Clinic said that the error was discovered late Wednesday afternoon. They state that since that time they have been working closely with the AGRA, who register and track all frozen semen in the country; to “identify each frozen semen straw and its registered owners”. Continue reading McIvor Road Meltdown Causes Frozen Panic