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Robert Camilleri Fined And Disqualified On Two Charges

Robert Camilleri Fined And Disqualified On Two Charges

Offences Charged: (1) GAR86(d) – Mr. Camilleri, being a trainer having official duties in relation to greyhound racing, did make a false or misleading statement on 5 December 2013 regarding Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets to Greyhound …Read More..

GRV Stewards Lodge Appeal To Bate Sanction

GRV Stewards Lodge Appeal To Bate Sanction

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards have lodged an appeal of two of the sanctions delivered by the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) in the case of Mr Graeme Bate, which they believe to be manifestly inadequate given the …Read More..

Graeme Bate Receives 24 Months Disqualification And $1000 In Fines

Graeme Bate Receives 24 Months Disqualification And $1000 In Fines

Offences Charged: (1) GAR83(1) – In that Mr. Bate, the trainer of the greyhound Luxurious, which was nominated to compete in an Event, namely, Race 8, the Liam and Taryn Syndicate – Mixed 3&4,conducted by Sale Greyhound Racing Club at …Read More..

Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa And Amy Cole Penalties Handed Down

Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa And Amy Cole Penalties Handed Down

Three members of the Bate Kennel have had their penalties decided with the findings completed for Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa and Amy Cole. The hearings centred around the use of Hydrocortisone in tablet form in racing greyhounds. The Hydrocortisone administered …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

MAY 21st Poetic Magic won the 2005 Maturity Classic for trainer Kevin Mugavin, defeating Plastered by almost two lengths in 30.15 and earning $50,000. 22nd Whyalla became the first place to stage a registered greyhound racing meeting in South Australia …Read More..

Background To The Sandown Cup

Background To The Sandown Cup

With upset results the order of the day in the heats, this year’s Sandown Cup final has been robbed of a lot of interest. There’s no doubt the overall quality of the field does not reach the standards of the …Read More..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

MAY 7th In the closest finish of any Ladies Bracelet final, Nimity Streak won the 1977 running at Harold Park by half a head from Donna’s Tosca with Hoolahan a nose away third. Champion sprinter Winifred Bale took out the …Read More..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

APRIL 23rd The final of the 1960 Autumn Cup, run over 580 yards (530 metres) at Wentworth Park, was taken out by Carnham Valley who defeated the brilliant Festival Time by a length and a half with Fine Mia third. …Read More..

25 Years Of Golden Easter Eggs

25 Years Of Golden Easter Eggs

In some ways the Golden Easter Egg, which is now one of the premier blue-ribbon events on the racing calendar, is the indirect result of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking track managers ever seen in the sport: the …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

APRIL 9th The photo finish camera was used for the first time at the White City, Launceston track in 1949. Only two races required the judges to use the photo finish print for that first official meeting. The automatic totalisator …Read More..

Dub Me In Lowers Mount Gambier 512m Record

Dub Me In Lowers Mount Gambier 512m Record

The Cup final may have been run and won earlier in the week, but none of those finalists went as fast as Thomas Sinnott’s Dub Me In went around Mount Gambier on Friday. The son of Lonesome Cry and On …Read More..

This Week in Racng History

This Week in Racng History

FEBRUARY 26th The Brindle Havoc-Runaway Joe ring-in took place at Lismore in 1949. Three men brought a greyhound they claimed was a Queensland sprinter named Brindle Havoc to race at Lismore. The dog was backed in from 5/2 ($3.50) to …Read More..

What You Might Like To Know About The Australian Cup

What You Might Like To Know About The Australian Cup

This race, the richest, or equal richest, in the country at times, is awash with history. This year will mark its 13th running over 525 metres at the Meadows, and it’s 56th overall. It’s also interesting to see what alleys …Read More..

Time to Buckle Up – It’s Tassie’s Australian Cup Duo

Time to Buckle Up – It’s Tassie’s Australian Cup Duo

Unlike the Melbourne Cup where runners need to travel over for a prelude before getting a start, the Australian Cup gives all interstate dogs a chance to be graded on their interstate efforts and line-up in one of the highest …Read More..

Playing With Figures – Not Kindergarten Stuff

Playing With Figures – Not Kindergarten Stuff

Confusion, guesswork, allegations, bias and “let you know later” are some of the descriptions that might be applied to statements and figures offered at the NSW parliamentary hearings. The main offenders, but not the only ones, are animal welfare groups …Read More..

2013 Queensland Greyhound Of The Year Nominations

2013 Queensland Greyhound Of The Year Nominations

The 3 finalist for the Queensland Greyhound of the Year have been announced with Xylia Allen, Glen Gallon and Starliner set to do battle off the track to claim this prestigious title. With wonderful track performances throughout 2013, the judging …Read More..

Australian Racing Greyhound Facebook Followers Show Industry Outrage At Mackay Ruling

Australian Racing Greyhound Facebook Followers Show Industry Outrage At Mackay Ruling

According to the commentary from the Australian Racing Greyhound Facebook page, the opinion regarding the decision handed down by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) in the Jason Mackay case is almost unanimous. When you compare the penalties given to …Read More..

Only Form Chasers Win The Devonport Cup

Only Form Chasers Win The Devonport Cup

The Devonport Cup only gained Group status in 2010, but it ranks as one of the longest-established major races on the Australian calendar. It also rates as one of the toughest races to win, with no chaser ever being able …Read More..

Locals Hoping To Repel Raiders In Devonport Cup Heats

Locals Hoping To Repel Raiders In Devonport Cup Heats

Six heats of the Group 3 Devonport Cup provide the pinnacle of racing at the showgrounds this Tuesday afternoon. The one-turn feature event will take place over the 452 metres, with the current track record standing for well over a …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

DECEMBER 24th The Harold Park (Epping) racecourse introduced a 660 yards (603 metres) distance in 1927, seven months after the start of greyhound racing behind a lure in Australia. The newly remodelled Newcastle greyhound track opened in 1953. The mighty …Read More..

This Week In Greyhound Racing History: 17th December – 23rd December

This Week In Greyhound Racing History: 17th December – 23rd December

17th DECEMBER NSW stayer Chief Zephyr won the 1959 Interstate Challenge, run over 785 yards (718 metres) at Sandown Park, by eight lengths from Boodler in 44.0, a new track record. The Stan Cleverley-trained Benjamin John took out the 1969 …Read More..

Twelve Things You Don’t Know About The Hobart Thousand

Twelve Things You Don’t Know About The Hobart Thousand

2013 will see the 77th running of the Hobart Thousand, arguably Australia’s longest-running feature event. I say ‘arguably’ because while the Hobart Thousand, which started simply as the Hobart Cup in 1935, has been almost continuous (only missing two years …Read More..

Twelve Facts About The Summer Cup

Twelve Facts About The Summer Cup

This week will witness the 48th running of the Summer Cup. At one stage this was arguably the premier race for stayers in the nation, taking place, as it did, over the gruelling 800 yards (732 metres) of the Harold …Read More..

This Week In Greyhound Racing History: 19th November – 25th November

This Week In Greyhound Racing History: 19th November – 25th November

19th November Brother Bee (The Fort x Shantung) had his first start in Australia in 1974 after winning the New Zealand St Leger and being automatically seeded into the NSW St Leger (now Paws of Thunder) series. From box one …Read More..

Xylia Allen Returns As Champion Of Our Sport

Xylia Allen Returns As Champion Of Our Sport

Sandown Park’s landmark Superdog series got into swing Thursday night with an incredible card of racing that included three feature finals and eight Melbourne Cup preludes. The main event of the night was Sandown Shootout, which is always an entertaining …Read More..

Group 3 Shootout Field Released

Group 3 Shootout Field Released

Four of the nation’s best greyhounds were announced tonight as the starters in the Group 3 Shootout to be held at Sandown on Thursday 7th November 2013. The $50,000 to the winner event may not have the standard eight dog …Read More..

2013 Group 1 Topgun Preview

2013 Group 1 Topgun Preview

This Saturday Night the Meadows plays host to the 21st edition of the invitation-only Group 1 Topgun.  With a wonderful field of sprinters engaged the race features champion greyhounds from 4 different states. Victoria,  South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia – …Read More..

This Week In Racing History: October 22nd- October 28th 2013

This Week In Racing History: October 22nd- October 28th 2013

22nd Bright Agricola took out the Harold Park Derby for owner Schute Saxon and trainer George Bunn, scoring over 800 yards (732 metres) at Harold Park, just five weeks after springing a toe. His owner said if it hadn’t been …Read More..

Black Magic Opal Runs Riot At Geelong

Black Magic Opal Runs Riot At Geelong

Those that missed Monday night’s Sita Australia Geelong Gold Cup heats were unfortunately unable to see the fastest run ever around the 460 metres of Beckley Park. Former NSW based, turned Jason Thompson trained sprinter, Black Magic Opal put in …Read More..

Victorian Decision Spurs GRNSW Stewards In To Action

Victorian Decision Spurs GRNSW Stewards In To Action

As has been widely reported, greyhound racing stewards in at least two states have been sitting an numerous positives swab inquiries, mostly to elevated Testosterone levels. Today Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) Racing and Appeals Disciplinary Board (RADB) finally heard the …Read More..

 

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