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$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..

Lack of transparency is a national disease

Lack of transparency is a national disease

ONE of the tricky things about running greyhound racing is that you are never sure why authorities take certain actions. They might announce objectives (which mean fairly little and are soon forgotten) or they might announce decisions but they never …Read More..

Dyna Double One takes out 2016 Australian Cup

Dyna Double One takes out 2016 Australian Cup

DYNA Double One became just the third greyhound to break the $1 million mark in the history of greyhound racing on Saturday night when taking out the Group 1 Australian Cup at The Meadows. Starting from box two in the …Read More..

Talking breeding: Kinloch Brae kicking goals from Ireland

Kinloch brae

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending October 18, 2015 starts with a nice litter of six pups registered by Londonderry breeder, Harry Sarkis, by the US born, international stud success Kinloch …Read More..

Figuring out Queensland greyhounds

Figuring out Queensland greyhounds

WE have had a couple of calls for the retention of breeding subsidies in Queensland. The stated reason is that current activity is too small to sustain the industry, especially in the long term. However, the argument is faulty on …Read More..

Stewards wrap- WA trainer disqualified for amphetamine possession

Stewards wrap- WA trainer disqualified for amphetamine possession

IT has been a busy few weeks in stewards rooms around Australia, with several participants facing the respective authority bodies over a range of prohibited substance and misconduct offences. Last week, WA owner/trainer/attendant Joshua Jovanovic faced Racing Wagering Western Australia …Read More..

Greyhound special commission tapers off – but to what?

Greyhound special commission tapers off – but to what?

THE Special Commission’s second and presumably final public hearings ended last week along predictable lines. Long and often tortured questioning concentrated on who knew what and when about live baiting and on the recent change to steward reporting instructions. Former …Read More..

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Greyhound Box Draw For Healesville – Sunday, 28 February 2016 Race No. 1Grv Vic Bred Maiden Ht112:07 PM (VIC time) Maiden Heat event over 350 metres at Healesville Of $710 Prizemoney. 1st: $500 2nd: $140 3rd: $70. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1GUNNEWIN [M]7FSHB …Read More..

Greyhound racing needs a GPS fitted

Greyhound racing needs a GPS fitted

ONE of the strangest ideas appearing from officialdom over the last year – and there have been quite a few of that ilk – is that the system should encourage dogs to race more often. Amongst those is a brief …Read More..

Should insiders run the greyhound racing industry?

Should insiders run the greyhound racing industry?

A READER (Kondoparinga, which is the name of an up-market country homestay spot in SA)) made some useful points about the need for industry to better organise itself and react more positively when bad things occur. However, rather than spurring …Read More..

Gold Guide failure creates an opportunity for greyhound racing

Gold Guide failure creates an opportunity for greyhound racing

THE evidence is there. Now we need to act. The Gold Guide was just as much a part of greyhound history as Jack Woodward’s Greyhound Recorder and the Wigley’s deFax formguide. Maybe more so as it made a real attempt …Read More..

Advertisers, readers out of pocket as NGF enters administration

Advertisers, readers out of pocket as NGF enters administration

National Greyhound Form PTY LTD has been placed into administration with many people in the industry left out of pocket after the abrupt disappearance of Hotdogs.com.au and print publication National Greyhound Form. Paid-up subscribers have flooded social media sites and …Read More..

Report points the way to better betting on greyhound racing

Report points the way to better betting on greyhound racing

THE recent Roy Morgan report on wagering profiles, ferreted out by colleague Kat Ernst in her recent article, represented a huge jump in knowledge for the industry. None of that stuff has been available previously – or not in public. …Read More..

Greyhound racing is being subsidised by mug gamblers

Greyhound racing is being subsidised by mug gamblers

LAST Saturday produced an extraordinary range of betting volumes. It also illustrated where the code’s income is coming from. The four main greyhound meetings were at Warragul (eight Cup heats), Wentworth Park (Paws of Thunder final) plus The Meadows and …Read More..

AGRA Group racing records leave a lot to be desired

AGRA Group racing records leave a lot to be desired

THERE are certain things in life which do not need to be stuffed up, or at least not stuffed up on a regular basis, and data entry is one of these. Especially data entry when it involves simply transcribing a …Read More..

 

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