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Questions need to be asked regarding Cup favourite’s performance

Questions need to be asked regarding Cup favourite’s performance

I HAVE now read four different accounts, including reports from the stewards and GRV, of the running of “world’s richest greyhound staying race”, the 715m Sandown Cup, and not one has discussed the abysmal performance of No Donuts (aside from …Read More..

Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

THE newly proposed Victorian Racing Integrity Unit involves putting stewardship and related functions for all three codes under the one roof, thus separating them from each code’s administration. It follows a report by Paul Bittar to the Racing Minister. The …Read More..

Does travel affect a greyhound’s performance?

Does travel affect a greyhound’s performance?

GREAT stuff for Geoff Scott-Smith and his talented dog Dundee Osprey after winning $145,000 Group 1 Harrison-Dawson at Sandown Park last Thursday. “Absolutely incredible, just absolutely incredible,” said the spritely 69 year old of his first win at group level. …Read More..

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced its support to push a ban on the export of Irish greyhounds to Macau. The announcement follows recent reports which suggested that some greyhounds from Ireland had been sent to the Peninsula off the …Read More..

Talking breeding: Banjo Boy and Rustic Reeta match made in heaven

Banjo boys greyhound

THIS week’s review of litters from the Victorian Litter Registrations for the week ending April 22 is one of 10 pups, registered by Merbein South breeder Jamie Quinlivian, by the highly rated stud prospect Banjo Boy (April 2011 Vee Man …Read More..

The two sides of Sandown greyhound racing

The two sides of Sandown greyhound racing

IF Sandown’s provincial meeting last Sunday is any guide the next generation is coming along nicely – never mind some naysayers guessing that over-breeding is a big problem and should be cut back (let’s wait for proper figures before drawing …Read More..

All Vic racing codes to be overseen by a single integrity body

All Vic racing codes to be overseen by a single integrity body

FOR the first time in history, the three racing codes in Victoria will be overseen by a single independent body to manage the integrity of the sports within the state. To be named the Victorian Racing Integrity Until, the body …Read More..

In the steward’s room – SA trainer has his penalty restarted

In the steward’s room – SA trainer has his penalty restarted

LAST Tuesday Greyhound Racing South Australia officers attended the property of trainer Duncan Stewart for a routine kennel inspection. During their time at the property, disqualified person Michael Stewart was located on the premises who was deemed to be in …Read More..

Britton urges participants to have their say at industry workshop

Britton urges participants to have their say at industry workshop

LEADING trainer Rob Britton has urged all participants to head to The Meadows this Sunday and have their say on the future of the industry when Greyhound Racing Victoria hosts its second Stakeholder Engagement Workshop. Britton is a member of …Read More..

Lies, damn lies and greyhound statistics

Lies, damn lies and greyhound statistics

I MENTIONED the other day that KPMG (and the industry) has had a rough time making sense of greyhound statistics, thereby delaying the finalisation of its breeding report to Greyhounds Australasia. Here is one reason the industry gets into a …Read More..

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Sunday, 15 May 2016 Race No. 1Top Cat Video Productions12:08 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 300 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1SUPERIOR MACK [M]3272NBTJ Condon …Read More..

In the steward’s room – two disqualified for amphetamine offences

In the steward’s room – two disqualified for amphetamine offences

TWO trainers have been slapped with bans after their greyhounds returned positive samples to the prohibited substance Amphetamine. On February 11, South Australian trainer Michele Famiglietti was informed that his greyhound Are Ate had shown the presence of Amphetamine in …Read More..

Craig Monigatti appointed the new manager at Warrnambool

Craig Monigatti appointed the new manager at Warrnambool

FORMER Carlton Blues Football IT Manager Craig Monigatti has been appointed as the new manager of the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) announced the decision on Friday following the hugely successful Cup and Classic night on Wednesday …Read More..

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Sunday, 8 May 2016 Race No. 1Happy Mother’s Day12:10 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 350 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1ASTUTE GLIB [M]5FSHA Charleton (Deer …Read More..

$12,000 raised for the RSL through GRV’s Red Dog Run

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A MASSIVE $12,000 has been raised through Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) Red Dog Run, with the proceeds going to the RSL’s 2016 Anzac Appeal. The inaugural Red Dog Run saw GRV donate $250 to help current and former members of …Read More..

Queensland racing to remain stuck in the past

Queensland racing to remain stuck in the past

AT best, it will be more of the same old stuff. More likely, it will sustain the steady decline in the fortunes of Queensland greyhound racing. The Queensland Parliament has just passed new laws which separate its new integrity unit …Read More..

Talking breeding: Could this litter be a gold earner?

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THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending December 17, 2015 starts with two litters registered by Churchable breeder, Casey Dargusch, with a total of 16 pups. The first of the two litters …Read More..

Do we need this sort of racing?

Do we need this sort of racing?

UNABLE to find my usual Horsham fields this Tuesday I suddenly realised that Warrnambool had taken over to run their annual picnic race meetings, titled the Warrnambool Classic, spread over 14 heats on Tuesday and Wednesday with semis and final …Read More..

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown (SAP) – Sunday, 24 April 2016 Race No. 1Red Dog Run – Grv Vic Bred Ht11:53 PM (VIC time) Maiden Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: …Read More..

Greyhounds need to go to the fair work tribunal

Greyhounds need to go to the fair work tribunal

DOGS are not as strong as we hope they might be. Or most of them anyway. While there is unshakeable evidence that over-racing does not work out for stayers (see umpteen previous articles on this topic) we are now seeing …Read More..

Racing Authority goes where angels fear to tread

Racing Authority goes where angels fear to tread

GREYHOUND Racing NSW is to be congratulated on the energy it is putting into smartening up administration of the industry following some dubious incidents in recent years. However, its latest effort to ensure greater discipline from both participants and “persons” …Read More..

Greyhound welfare needs better definition

Greyhound welfare needs better definition

APPARENTLY, there are still some disbelievers amongst us. Answering our point that 7-day backups for stayers are a no-no, one reader claimed that knowledgeable trainers would be able to “rehydrate” the dog and have it tip top order for the …Read More..

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Thursday, 14 April 2016 Race No. 1Bill Collins Speed Star May 5 Final7:07 PM (VIC time) Novice Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney. 1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: …Read More..

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 10 April 2016 Race No. 1Dmg Financial – Sale4:53 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1CHASE’S CHANCE [M]82237FSTDA Smit …Read More..

GRV show support for the ANZACs through 2016 Red Dog Run

GRV show support for the ANZACs through 2016 Red Dog Run

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) have announced the industry will be supporting the RSL’s 2016 ANZAC appeal through the ‘Red Dog Run’ which is set to be staged in the week leading up to Anzac Day. Following along the same lines …Read More..

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Thursday, 7 April 2016 Race No. 1Welcome Gotba Final7:09 PM (VIC time) Maiden Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney. 1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1JOHNNY BULLET …Read More..

Stewards wrap: QLD trainers cleared over Pentobarbitone anomaly

Stewards wrap: QLD trainers cleared over Pentobarbitone anomaly

QUEENSLAND trainer Clarence Wilcox recently fronted a Racing Queensland (RQ) inquiry after a urine sample from his greyhound Asa Top Agent showed the presence of the prohibited substance Pentobarbitone when it won at Townsville on November 26, 2015. Confirmatory analysis …Read More..

Lioness Lulu roars to Grp1 Association Cup win

Lioness Lulu & Mark Giddings

Young Victorian trainer and former GRV Steward, Mark Giddings, had the biggest win of his short career last night when his bargain buy stayer Lioness Lulu roared to victory in the Group 1 Association Cup at Wentworth Park. Giddings, who …Read More..

Time to study greyhound stewards

Time to study greyhound stewards

RIGHTLY or wrongly – well, both really – stewards have been in the spotlight throughout 2015 for multiple reasons. One of the big worries about proposals to establish multi-code integrity (ie stewarding) units is that the experience and expertise to …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Participants found guilty in Il Bacaro inquiry

Stewards wrap: Participants found guilty in Il Bacaro inquiry

LEADING trainer Anthony Azzopardi is one of five people to have been found guilty by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Stewards as a part of the Il Bacaro inquiry. Azzopardi was the licensed trainer of the greyhounds Il Bacaro and Asa …Read More..

 

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