THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending July 27 starts with beautifully bred litter of nine pups by the brilliant sprinter, Cape Hawke (October 2009 Where’s Pedro x Viva Odessa), whose …Read More..
FOUR finalists have been announced for the 2015/2016 Victorian Greyhound of the Year, with the winner to be crowned at Sandown Park on Friday night. The title covers the entirety of 2015 and the first half of the 2016 calendar …Read More..
WHILE greyhound people in NSW are effectively labeled by the state premier and much of his ruling party as being incapable of following animal welfare laws, the state government of Victoria has taken an entirely different view and, following a …Read More..
GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) made the announcement on Monday it has appointed its first General Manager of Integrity, Shane Gillard. Under the previous structure of the authority body, integrity, racing and animal welfare all fell under the one umbrella, however, …Read More..
A NEW telephone hotline has been established by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) to address unlawful and suspicious activity within the greyhound racing industry. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be used …Read More..
PROMINENT Victorian greyhound trainer and breeder Darren Brown has been suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) stewards after one of his greyhounds returned an out of competition swab sample to a permanently banned substance. The sample was taken from the …Read More..
GREYHOUND racing in Victoria has a problem it has barely acknowledged. A big problem. The announcement by Premier Mike Baird that greyhound racing in NSW would be shut down from July 1, 2017, casts serious doubt on the status quo …Read More..
The greyhound industry as we know it in NSW is over, but what about the rest of Australia? Racing Minister Grace Grace has confirmed Queensland will continue with increased vigilance in animal welfare and racing integrity, and Greyhound Racing Victoria …Read More..
SCOTT Austen has had an interim suspension placed on his license following a targeted welfare and integrity inspection at his Box Hill property led by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW). Members of GRNSW’s Regulatory and Welfare units attended the property, with …Read More..
DOUGLAS Blake recently faced the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for a breach of GAR 106 (1)(c) and LR 42.1. The charges stemmed from a kennel inspection by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Animal Welfare Compliance Officer Arthur Evans on …Read More..
GREYHOUND Racing Victoria announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Karen Lees as its new Chief Steward. Lees, who has been appointed for a two-year period, takes over from Glenn Fish, who left the top job earlier in 2016 to take …Read More..
NEW rules tackling rehoming, euthanasia, lures, live baiting, greyhound properties and suspended and disqualified persons are set to come into effect on June 14, 2016, in Victoria. Many of the new rules are in response to the recommendations handed down …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Thursday, 9 June 2016 Race No. 1Shane Franklin Memorial Final6:02 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 1KING …Read More..
Now that Greyhounds Australasia has published the final stats for Australian greyhound racing in 2015 we are in a position to confirm a point made by a couple of readers recently. Over the 12 years from 2003 the number of …Read More..
VICTORIAN trainer Steve Nagy faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board last Tuesday after his greyhound, Roseline, returned a urine sample which showed the presence of prohibited substance 6 alpha – Hydroxystanozolol taken at the Sale meeting on December 6, …Read More..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..