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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
FIRST impressions of the finish-on-lure trial at Geelong are that fields are more inclined to spread out, at least after the first bun rush out of the boxes. No doubt the wide and high lure is a help in that …Read More..
THE Group 3 Chairman’s Cup series was rocked by scandal over the weekend, with champion bitch Sweet It Is withdrawn from the heats of the $25,000 to the winner feature after returning a positive swab to Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of …Read More..
WE HAVE had a couple of queries on a term we have used – The State of the Breed – and the proposal that there is a need to look objectively and independently at how the greyhound is getting on. …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Thursday, 3 September 2015 Race No. 1Man’s Night Tonight 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 1DYNA …Read More..
BOOM youngster Fantastic Dotty will be aimed at the Group 1 Dapto Megastar following on from her tenacious victory in Thursday night’s Group 3 Dapto Maiden. The daughter of Goodesy and Light Fantastic is one of five invitees for the …Read More..
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..