TABCORP boss David Attenborough wants to thank all those folk who have switched to Fixed Odds betting in the last financial year. They were a big help in earning him a bigger profit – up 158% to $334.5 million, of …Read More..
IN my time I have dealt with many experienced public servants, from department heads on down. The great majority of them have been fine people and very good at what they do. But I would never give them a job …Read More..
THE Nationals puzzle is almost complete, with the representatives from Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania all locked into place after various qualifiers have been run around the country over the last week. The winners from each state …Read More..
VICTORIAN trainer Stephen Whyte made it back-to-back wins in the Darwin Cup, landing the 2015 feature with the talented Superfonic on Sunday night at Winnellie Park. Starting as the $3.70 favourite from box three, the son of Fear Zafonic and …Read More..
IT is a bit confusing. GRV, in conjunction with the vet faculty at the University of Melbourne, has just finalised a study of the impact of testosterone in greyhounds. It will allow assessments of natural and artificial quantities, thereby checking …Read More..
GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) CEO Adam Wallish has made the decision to step down from the top job. In a statement released on Friday, it was revealed that Wallish had elected not to pursue a further three year term with …Read More..
IT is now possible to differentiate between naturally occurring testosterone in a male greyhound and testosterone which has been administered in order to improve performance, a study by Greyhound Racing Victoria shows. A joint effort by the Faculty of Veterinary …Read More..
AT LONG last, another state has elected to run formal trials of the finish-on-lure. GRV will start off with a meeting at Geelong next month and continue for eight weeks. Unofficial trials have already been held at five Victorian tracks …Read More..
IT IS enough to make a grown man cry. Or even wonder about your own sanity. So far, seven men and one woman have stated that all our problems are due to overbreeding. And that’s not counting politicians. They are …Read More..
CHAMPION sprinter Fernando Bale will be aiming to bounce back from his last start defeat when he jumps from box two in Saturday night’s Group 1 Maturity Classic at The Meadows. The son of Kelsos Fusileer and Chloe Allen went …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Monday, 20 July 2015 Race No. 1Silver Eagle Outfitters12:35 PM (VIC time) Tier 3 – Maiden event over 300 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1ORIENTAL BLADE …Read More..
Can a “right” be achieved by doing the wrong thing? Perhaps in Victoria. Leaving aside suspensions and disqualifications, the first real action from racing authorities since the start of the live baiting saga has occurred in Victoria. The state’s longstanding …Read More..
THE key question, as always, is how governments attack embarrassing problems. Well, maybe “attack” is too strong a word. This time, “address” might be better and more attuned to what has happened in the greyhound industry. As we forecast earlier, …Read More..
WOW, it’s been a long time since there was a faster and neater racer than Fernando Bale. He never does anything wrong and any distance up to 530m will do. His record 23.39 run in the Bendigo Cup heat was …Read More..
NATIONAL coverage: Nothing could be more helpful to the industry than the RIC recommendation that a consistent national approach would be better than six or seven individual ones. Yet we have long had the opportunity to do it – particularly …Read More..
THE saga of live baiting is now morphing into the saga of the reports, most of which have been in the hands of legal types of one sort or another. While that is fine as far as it goes, it …Read More..
OFFICIAL reports on live baiting from two states are showing some similarities. Both Queensland and Victorian investigators have called for a change in the makeup of the controlling boards and the creation of separate organisations to handle integrity matters, including …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Warragul – Tuesday, 23 June 2015 Race No. 1Mel’s Kitchen6:50 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 400 metres at Warragul Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1CHUCK’S ME BOY (NSW)[M]3382NBTC Johannsen (Devon …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Shepparton – Monday, 22 June 2015 Race No. 1Renew Your Grv Registration7:08 PM (VIC time) Grade 7 event over 450 metres at Shepparton Of $1,890 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1ZIPPING SIMMO (NSW)63125.69(2)P …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Ballarat – Monday, 22 June 2015 Race No. 1Renew Your Grv Registration (300+ Rank)12:09 PM (VIC time) Grade 7 event over 545 metres at Ballarat Of $945 Prizemoney. 1st: $660 2nd: $190 3rd: $95. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1BARONESS …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Warrnambool – Sunday, 21 June 2015 Race No. 1Renew Your Grv Registration4:57 PM (VIC time) Tier 3 – Maiden event over 390 metres at Warrnambool Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1DON’S …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Shepparton – Saturday, 20 June 2015 Race No. 1Renew Your Grv Registration5:00 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 450 metres at Shepparton Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1MELOS GIRLFRIEND [M]FSHJ La …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Geelong – Friday, 19 June 2015 Race No. 1Renew Your Grv Registration7:07 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 400 metres at Geelong Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1KENSO BALE (NSW)[M]573FSHT Womann …Read More..
THERE are five reasons why dogs run off on a turn: 1. The dog is a youngster or a little on the clumsy side and has trouble maintaining a consistent course. 2. The dog is built to better handle a …Read More..
A VICTORIAN greyhound racing participant has been handed down a life ban in Victoria by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) following on from the live-baiting scandal. Christopher Connolly was slapped with six charges by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) …Read More..
VICTORIAN Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna has said he does not believe live-baiting is an isolated matter. As a part of his final 114-page report on the Victorian Greyhound Racing Industry, released on Thursday, Perna confirmed the industry’s worst-kept fear …Read More..
SUPERSTAR sprinter Dyna Villa will be scratched from this Sunday’s Group 2 Horsham Cup final as owner Paul Wheeler removes all of his greyhounds from trainer Nicole Davis’ property after her license was suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards on …Read More..
THE thoroughbred code’s two and a bit days talkfest, the Australian Racing Conference in Brisbane, is now over, although it failed to attract any coverage from major media. Perhaps reports and transcripts will emerge in due course. Let’s hope so …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Cranbourne – Wednesday, 27 May 2015 Race No. 1Berwick Family Butchers6:51 PM (VIC time) Maiden event over 311 metres at Cranbourne Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1SPEED AND ROCKET [M]68FSHJ Sultana …Read More..