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In the stewards room: QLD legend Ron Ball banned for life

In the stewards room: QLD legend Ron Ball banned for life

LEGENDARY trainer Ron Ball has been banned for life by the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board in the aftermath of the live-baiting scandal. Ball had previously been issued a show cause notice as to why he should not be …Read More..

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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..

Is it the greyhound or the track which poses the problem?

Is it the greyhound or the track which poses the problem?

IT’S A bit like mining: until you start digging it up you can’t be sure what you are getting. So it is with tracks that might look the same, be planned and built the same way, but then reveal quirks …Read More..

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 10 May 2015 Race No. 1Glover Refrigeration Grv S/f1 (gobis)5:10 PM (VIC time) Maiden Semi Final event over 440 metres at Sale Of $2,890 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190 GOBIS: $1,000. …Read More..

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

SEVEN people have been charged by Greyhound Racing Victoria over their involvement in live baiting at the Tooradin Trial Track. Tooradin, south east of Melbourne, was the scene of the Four Corners program that aired in January. The footage showed …Read More..

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is arguably the leader of the pack when it comes to the industry Australia-wide. In the post-Four Corners climate there are plenty of people involved with greyhound racing wondering if those in charge of running it …Read More..

Hunt gets 18 month ban after dog tests positive for ice

Hunt gets 18 month ban after dog tests positive for ice

TOP trainer Jenny Hunt has been slapped with an 18 month ban, after a greyhound she trained tested positive to the drug ‘ice’ at a meeting in January. The drug, more commonly known for its debilitating affect on people, was …Read More..

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 3 May 2015 Race No. 1Whittaker Farms – Grv Ht15:11 PM (VIC time) Maiden Heat event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,415 Prizemoney. 1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1SELECT DANIEL …Read More..

Steward’s wrap: George Dailly fined for punching Delbridge

Steward’s wrap: George Dailly fined for punching Delbridge

A SIX month disqualification, suspended wholly for 12 months, and a $5,000 fine have been handed down to George Dailly, the brother-in-law of leading mentor Andrea Dailly, after he was found guilty of punching trainer Mark Delbridge at the Geelong …Read More..

Racing Minister to hold NSW’s purse strings?

Racing Minister to hold NSW’s purse strings?

IN AN unusual turn, NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant seems to be adopting a new approach to managing the racing industry. The Minister’s statements reported by Fairfax (April 15) suggest that the government is certain to ease the tax burden …Read More..

Sandown Park tips, suggested bets & race comments April 16, 2015

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TWELVE races will be run and won at Sandown Park tonight with the feature race undoubtedly being the eighth event which will see an exhilarating clash between Fernando Bale and Dyna Double One. Both chasers are trained by Andrea Dailly …Read More..

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Thursday, 16 April 2015 Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie7:11 PM (VIC time) Mixed 6/7 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney. 1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1SWEET BARBADOS …Read More..

What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) will conduct their next stakeholder forum at the Gosford greyhound track on Tuesday night. Commencing at 6.05pm, GRNSW CEO Paul Newson is giving participants an opportunity to address their concerns and thoughts regarding animal …Read More..

Hours and hours of film…maybe, but GRV aren’t talking

Hours and hours of film…maybe, but GRV aren’t talking

IN A recent column for this website I suggested GRV should surely have access to the literally hundreds of hours of undercover footage of the Tooradin trial track. I suggested stewards and other officials should be able to trawl through …Read More..

Betting on Group 3 greyhound races

Betting on Group 3 greyhound races

Group 3 races may not be the biggest events on the greyhound racing calendar, but they are still competitive races featuring talented greyhounds which are great to have a wager on. Group 3 races are a step up from Listed …Read More..

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

THE stand-in CEO of Greyhound Racing New South Wales, Paul Newson, has received an interim report from Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Madden into claims that greyhounds had been shot in the head for $50 and dumped into a pit at a property …Read More..

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

VICTORIAN trainer Simon Green has avoided any penalty after allegedly shooting two of his greyhounds, Spanish Cloud and Spanish Berry, in or around July 2014. It was reported Green made an admission to a member of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) …Read More..

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced they have recommenced the three year disqualification handed down to former champion trainer Graeme Bate following an investigation into an alleged breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rule (GAR) 99 (3) (g) which found he did …Read More..

In the Stewards room: Live-baiting trainer inquires to commence

In the Stewards room: Live-baiting trainer inquires to commence

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) announced on Friday that the inquiries surrounding suspended participants who are alleged to have been involved in the practice of live baiting will commence next week. The first to face the stewards is Zeke …Read More..

Live-baiting saga: Dogs free to run after NSW appeals upheld

Live-baiting saga: Dogs free to run after NSW appeals upheld

THE New South Wales Racing Appeals Tribunal has upheld several appeals made by owners against a Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) decision to suspend greyhounds associated with trainers who have been suspended and are under investigation for allegedly engaging in the …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Greyhounds granted a stay of proceedings

Stewards wrap: Greyhounds granted a stay of proceedings

IN THE lead up to the biggest race series in NSW, the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Friday that the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal had granted an interim stay of proceedings until 12pm Monday …Read More..

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

THE live-baiting scandal has plunged the sport of greyhound racing into turmoil with participants nationwide struggling to pick up the pieces of their decimated industry. 

However, maybe the whole fiasco is exactly what was needed to incite the changes required …Read More..

GRV board steps down, another swiftly appointed

GRV board steps down, another swiftly appointed

THE board of Greyhound Racing Victoria has resigned. Following an interim report from racing commisioner Sal Perna today, GRV interim chair Michael Harms offered the resignation of the entire board. The news came just minutes after Perna cleared the board …Read More..

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

ONE of the most amazing examples of the failure of the greyhound hierarchy to deal efficiently and professionally with the vast amount of video evidence collected by the undercover cameras shown on the recent Four Corners exposé has been by …Read More..

The battle between emotions and facts

The battle between emotions and facts

OUTSIDE of the live baiting saga, the biggest greyhound debate in recent years has been the rise and fall of the finish-on-Lure in Australia. Given that it also has ramifications on greyhound welfare it should not be forgotten. Consider the …Read More..

Leading trainer the target of undercover investigator

Leading trainer the target of undercover investigator

WITH a second Four Corners program focused on greyhound racing expected to air in the near future, there is speculation Animals Australia, Animal Liberation Queensland and the RSPCA might have further footage of trainers engaging in live-baiting activities.

 Now, a …Read More..

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

THE New South Wales Government moved to secure the future integrity of its greyhound industry today, announcing a Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate issues of animal welfare and integrity within the sport. Troy Grant, the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for …Read More..

Supreme Court rules Awesome Project can start in Aus. Cup heats

Supreme Court rules Awesome Project can start in Aus. Cup heats

After six hours in the Victorian Supreme Court on Friday night, Awesome Project has been given the all clear to start in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Cup heats at The Meadows. It was announced early on Friday that Awesome Project …Read More..

Baiting saga update: Brad Canty takes matters to Supreme Court

Baiting saga update: Brad Canty takes matters to Supreme Court

A NEW welfare levy is being imposed on greyhound prize money and subsidies by Racing Queensland, with it set to raise more than $1.6 million in additional funding as a part of a plan to improve integrity and animal welfare …Read More..

Live baiting saga update: Legislation to go before SA Parliament

Live baiting saga update: Legislation to go before SA Parliament

A SOUTH Australian politician wants action on the live baiting saga with legislation set to go before parliament which will see harsher penalties for anyone found to be violating animal welfare laws. 

Michelle Lensink, a Liberal frontbencher, said she was …Read More..

 

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