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Gold Guide failure creates an opportunity for greyhound racing

Gold Guide failure creates an opportunity for greyhound racing

THE evidence is there. Now we need to act. The Gold Guide was just as much a part of greyhound history as Jack Woodward’s Greyhound Recorder and the Wigley’s deFax formguide. Maybe more so as it made a real attempt …Read More..

Advertisers, readers out of pocket as NGF enters administration

Advertisers, readers out of pocket as NGF enters administration

National Greyhound Form PTY LTD has been placed into administration with many people in the industry left out of pocket after the abrupt disappearance of Hotdogs.com.au and print publication National Greyhound Form. Paid-up subscribers have flooded social media sites and …Read More..

Report points the way to better betting on greyhound racing

Report points the way to better betting on greyhound racing

THE recent Roy Morgan report on wagering profiles, ferreted out by colleague Kat Ernst in her recent article, represented a huge jump in knowledge for the industry. None of that stuff has been available previously – or not in public. …Read More..

Greyhound racing is being subsidised by mug gamblers

Greyhound racing is being subsidised by mug gamblers

LAST Saturday produced an extraordinary range of betting volumes. It also illustrated where the code’s income is coming from. The four main greyhound meetings were at Warragul (eight Cup heats), Wentworth Park (Paws of Thunder final) plus The Meadows and …Read More..

AGRA Group racing records leave a lot to be desired

AGRA Group racing records leave a lot to be desired

THERE are certain things in life which do not need to be stuffed up, or at least not stuffed up on a regular basis, and data entry is one of these. Especially data entry when it involves simply transcribing a …Read More..

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 17 January 2016 Race No. 1Valley Fire & Security5:58 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1NEVILLE ROSE [M]4NBTJ Chignell …Read More..

More heat on greyhound racing management

More heat on greyhound racing management

HAPPILY, the updated heat regulations just published by GRV pay more attention to pre-race conditions and not just those applying at meeting time. The new rules state “This assessment will also take into account hourly weather forecast information (where available) …Read More..

NSW ends up as greyhound racing’s big hope for 2016

NSW ends up as greyhound racing’s big hope for 2016

AS the year draws to a close and we farewell crowd pleasers like Fernando Bale and Sweet It Is, the nation is left to ponder where the industry will go now. The status quo and forward are the only available …Read More..

Let’s educate the gamblers

Let’s educate the gamblers

WE talked about prices and value last Tuesday but one of our readers has completely missed the point and verballed me to boot. The article, “When is the price right?“, was all about value and how prices get to where …Read More..

When is the price right?

When is the price right?

A FEW years ago, Tabcorp’s boss (the previous one, not the current one) announced that wagering was a “mature industry” so he started branching out to investments in casinos and the like, aimed at raising the returns to shareholders. Soon …Read More..

What are the RSPCA’s real motives?

What are the RSPCA’s real motives?

DO you know the RSPCA balance sheet shows a total equity of $100 million, which includes cash, term deposits, a share portfolio and investment property. Last year it booked a surplus of $5.9 million after expenses of $46 million. A …Read More..

In the stewards room: more live baiters appear before the RADB

In the stewards room: more live baiters appear before the RADB

PROMINENT Newcastle trainer Ron Bell has been found guilty of racing greyhound Lorna Belle with prohibited substances in its system. Bell was charged with a breach of GAR 83(2) after Lorna Belle returned a positive reading to the substances atenolol …Read More..

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Cranbourne – Wednesday, 16 December 2015 Race No. 1Rapidvite Q.final6:45 PM (VIC time) Maiden Quali Final event over 311 metres at Cranbourne Of $1,890 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1ALMANI FURY [M]118.33(Q)(5)M Cartechini …Read More..

2015 Group 3 John Dillon Memorial Final – free tips & best odds

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LAMIA Bale will be striving to go back-to-back in the Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial Final (595 metres) when she lines up in the $25,000 feature at Sandown Park on Thursday night. The daughter of High Earner and Maple …Read More..

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Sunday, 6 December 2015 Race No. 1Greyhound Adoption Program Ht112:03 PM (VIC time) Maiden Heat event over 300 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1ESS CLASS [M]2FSHG …Read More..

Special Commission’s aims are still unclear

Special Commission’s aims are still unclear

THE thing with the Special Commission is that you can’t be sure what it is trying to do. Every so often, the big chief – Judge Michael McHugh QC – injects a question of his own into the interrogations, thereby …Read More..

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 22 November 2015 Race No. 1Jacko & Amanda’s 20th Anniversary6:07 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1TIGER HUGO [M]4NBTD …Read More..

Is the Government also to blame for live baiting?

Is the Government also to blame for live baiting?

AFTER taking a month off, the NSW Special Commission will re-start public hearings this week, concentrating on the “life of a racing greyhound, injuries and veterinary care”, according to its media release. Just how that might be different to the …Read More..

How to drag greyhound racing into the 21st century

How to drag greyhound racing into the 21st century

THIS report in Fairfax media is instructive. The West Indies, now near the bottom of cricket rankings, have decided to move into the 21st century and update their board structure. “Once the undisputed world champions of the international stage, West …Read More..

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 15 November 2015 Race No. 1Rocky’s Electrical – Grv Ht15:49 PM (VIC time) Maiden Heat event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1MISS GIBLET …Read More..

Mug gamblers to control racing’s fortunes

Mug gamblers to control racing’s fortunes

THE onward march of betting operators continues unchecked. Tabcorp will continue to get bigger, with more international activity to please its shareholders and a compensating fall in attention to smaller local races – i.e. greyhounds. Tatts/Ubet will get smaller and …Read More..

Greyhound racing has failed, but so have the inquiries

Greyhound racing has failed, but so have the inquiries

AS THE 2015 year nears a close the industry is still smarting from a succession of horrendous events, all of which are self-inflicted in one way or another. They can be put down to some combination of laziness, ignorance, stupidity …Read More..

Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Friday, 6 November 2015 Race No. 1Bl Plumbing – Grv Vbis Maiden Final (gobis)7:08 PM (VIC time) Maiden Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $19,000 Prizemoney. 1st: $12,000 2nd: $4,000 …Read More..

If you want eggs, first get a hen

If you want eggs, first get a hen

IN RACING, when trouble strikes, it’s become fashionable to call in either lawyers or management consultants, both of which can be very expensive to hire. Yet it is hard to see where anyone gets their money’s worth. When the Productivity …Read More..

Racing authorities still stuck in the past

Racing authorities still stuck in the past

IT HAS now been eight months since the live baiting drama occurred yet there are few signs of the industry slowing down. Betting turnover, for one, is holding up. For example, last Saturday’s meeting at The Meadows showed well above …Read More..

Victorian annual report – good in parts

Victorian annual report – good in parts

QUICKEST off the mark with its FY2015 annual report, Greyhound Racing Victoria has recorded a $5 million surplus on the back of rising income from both Fixed Odds betting and racefield fees from corporate bookmakers. The turnover increase of 5.5% …Read More..

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Sunday, 18 October 2015 Race No. 1Thanks Newy, Axel, Knighta & Ricky Ht112:17 PM (VIC time) Maiden Heat event over 350 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer …Read More..

What you may have missed: Brad Hill Billy seizes Bob Payne

What you may have missed: Brad Hill Billy seizes Bob Payne

BRAD Hilly Billy finally broke through for his maiden Group race triumph on the mainland with a tenacious performance in Saturday night’s Group 2 Bob Payne Spring Sprint (520m). Despite a slow beginning, the son of Kinloch Brae and Breakeven …Read More..

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Traralgon – Saturday, 19 September 2015 Race No. 1Printmac Gippsland (gobis)5:34 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 595 metres at Traralgon Of $2,630 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,140 2nd: $330 3rd: $160 GOBIS: $1,000. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1NOLEN’S GIFT [M]62385FSHS …Read More..

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Sunday, 13 September 2015 Race No. 1#gothebluedog1:02 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 350 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1BOLONEY SWAG [M]68FSHT Churchill (Allambee) 2RONELL HUBBARD …Read More..

 

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