RIP Elektra – One Of The All Time Greats

One of Australian Greyhound Racing’s true great stayers passed away today. Elektra was one of the true champions of the modern era and will be greatly missed.

ARG was lucky enough to catch up with her proud owner and long term friend Philip Lenehan to discuss the life and career of an all-time favourite.

“There was two stages to her career. Firstly was her time with Bate and then post-Bate with Keith Harding in WA. It’s funny, Batesy (Graeme Bate) actually announced her retirement to GRV and NGF and looked silly when we sent her to WA. He wasn’t real happy when I pulled her out of retirement, but we thought she would be suited going around the one track consistently at Cannington. She won the Galaxy and was the 2008 WA greyhound of the year, so I think the decision was justified.”

Philip, or Red Eye to his mates, laughed whilst telling a story involving ARG’s own Kevin Pitstock.

“Kevin trialled her one night at Warrnambool before she had raced. He had a black bitch that was similar and we had everyone convinced she was Kevin’s bitch Pitch n Putt. One of Warrnambool’s large punters backed Pitch n Putt off the map at Horsham and of course she ran nowhere.”

“The funny thing is that the plan worked beautifully until we backed her at her first start for a fair whack. Batesy was training for us at the time and had one in the race of Wheeler’s. It was also having its first start and we were told it was just a dog. It had box one and was Dyna Redbull and bolted in. We later found out that Batesy had put a lazy $800 on his and was too smart for us. Dyna Redbull went on to win over 90k in prizemoney. The shame was that 450m was too short for her, or else we might have had the last laugh.”

Whilst speaking to “Red Eye” the passion was obvious when discussing Elektra.

“Jill basically ran the show. She would always bark at strangers and was always a bit different. But we loved her regardless and loved having her around the place. She would just roam and enjoy the property daily. She started everything with the Lektra name and really put our name back on the map.”

When I asked Red Eye what his favourite memory was of this superstar bitch, the answer surprised but made perfect sense.

“It was before the 2006 Sandown Cup final and we were first reserve. Texas Gold was scratched and I was training her myself and was in my first and only group one race as a trainer. Darren McDonald offered 25k and then Dennis Trewin chimed in with a 30k offer before the final and we really ummed and arred about it. My dad wanted to sell, but we decided that we would keep her and the rest is history.”

Elektra wasn’t the only talented bitch to come out of the Primo Uno-Natural Class litter, with the highly talented Speedy Lino also flying the flag for the litter.

“Speedy Lino was meant to be Speedy Uno and the GRV couldn’t read my shithouse handwriting. Everyone wondered where the Lino came from and when she won 80k in prizemoney I didn’t care what she was called. We actually ended up calling one of the others in the litter Speedy Uno and I got my wife Sue to write the papers.”

When we look at a bitch of the ilk of the great Elektra we are instantly drawn to the breeding barn and what she has thrown and what the remainder of the line can produce.

“Lektra Jay was the best of the racedogs. Lektra Radiant also had a lot of ability and Lektra Johnson was a favorite of ours. Elektra and her pups cracked a million in prizemoney and we hope the line can continue. Lektra Scarlett has had a litter to Cosmic Chief and we are hoping that she might carry on the flag for her mum.”

When asked what the favourite Elektra run was, Red Eye was definite and instant.

“The Galaxy win and the racecall when she crossed the line sent tingles up my spine. She could do it and she did.”

Watch the replay below and remember one of the all-time greats who is still locked in the top echelon of prizemoney earners in Australian Greyhound Racing history. RIP champion.


Elektra In One Of Her Scintillating Wins – 2008 Galaxy (3)

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Thursday, 24 July 2014

Race No. 1Find Us On Facebook7:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN KESSEL (NSW)[5]25126NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2TOMMY EL [5]11822NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
3HOLD ON WINCUP [5]4252229.68(2)D Mowat (Tuerong)
4FEIKUAI MOLLY [5]61534NBTP Tabone (Nambrok)
5DECANUS (QLD)[5]2331NBTK Chalker (Pearcedale)
6RED LINE LAD [5]14816NBTG Jose (Catani)
7SANTA’S SPECIAL (NSW)[5]1634629.96(5)E Lloyd (Anakie)
8MISS PENGUIN [5]6716129.76(6)R Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
9DELTA BOLT (NSW)[5]Res.76713NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
10DUKE BALE (NSW)[5]Res.75622NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 2Follow Us @sandowndogs7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUMERO REASON (NSW)[5]25464NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2RINASH [5]1631234.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
3ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]34533NBTT Noy (New Gisborne)
4DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]51373FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
5AEROPLANE CINDY (NSW)[5]41711FSTDD Murray (Napoleons)
6VOLKSJAGER BLUE [5]31755NBTP Ryder (Corio)
7HESSION BOOTS [5]12546FSTDR Clark (Toolleen)
8MISS SOCIETY [5]4222534.78(5)J Imlach (Pearcedale)
9CRACKERJACK BABE [5]Res.2557234.34(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 3Nicki French Sprint7:44 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DELLO BALE (NSW)[5]1217429.41(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
2SOOTY LEE (QLD)[5]11173NBTM Briganti (Tuerong)
3DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]41174NBTS Collins (Lara)
4DEADLY BOY [5]5631529.54(1)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
5STYLISH SHAZZ [5]1233529.56(5)J Formosa (Heathcote)
6APRIL ROSE [5]11142NBTR Ashworth (Cowwarr)
7YAKAMOV BALE (NSW)[5]23562NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
8CHECK MY SWAGGER (NSW)[5]2521329.83(2)T Curtain (Cranbourne South)
9WOWZA LEE [5]Res.6226529.72(5)J Cottrell (Langwarrin)
10DUKE BALE (NSW)[5]Res.75622NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 4Nar Nar Goon Fc8:08 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KEYBOW (NSW)[5]2241429.36(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2AL MORAN [5]1126229.82(5)A Armstrong (Huntly)
3FULLY CHARGED [4]1121429.69(6)S Barker (Elphinstone)
4OLLIE BALE (NSW)[5]74F1329.36(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CRACKERJACK ROSE [4]2141329.71(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
6PRUE BALE (NSW)[5]7646829.42(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
7LEKTRA HAWK [4]2435329.50(4)I Cockerell (Buckley)
8WHITE WALKER [4]1241529.82(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
9DELTA BOLT (NSW)[5]Res.76713NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
10WOWZA LEE [5]Res.6226529.72(5)J Cottrell (Langwarrin)
Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au8:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANTASIZZING [5]66354NBTN King (Pearcedale)
2SIR GAZZA [5]26535NBTR Britton (Lara)
3PARIS SPARKS [5]65486NBTD Pulis (Moe South)
4UNIX BALE (NSW)[5]73355FSTDS Collins (Lara)
5OXLEY MAJOR (NSW)[5]14655FSTDR Britton (Lara)
6ARKTIKA [5]53173FSTDM Chilcott (Heathcote)
7HE ISN’T REALLY [5]81141FSTDC Schlensog (Anakie)
8SHALL SHE ROCK [5]68153FSTDD Crawford (Pearcedale)
9OPTIMUS BART (SA)[5]Res.61614FSHA Debattista (Toolleen)
Race No. 6Rsn – Racing & Sport Final (gobis)8:52 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GRUBBY [4]6114129.77(6)K Leek (Devon Meadows)
2GODRIC GRYFINDOR [5]3651229.62(2)M Dopper (Lara)
3QUICK SUCCESSION [4]3712129.63(5)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4JACK SILVER (NSW)[4]3114129.67(3)M Carter (Violet Town)
5HOSTILE (QLD)[4]6175129.53(1)D Beasley (Footscray West)
6ENNIS BALE (NSW)[4]1244129.68(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
7SEE HIM FIRST [4]2167129.72(3)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
8ELITE DEVIL (QLD)[4]2142129.77(1)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
9HOLD ON WINCUP [5]Res.4252229.68(2)D Mowat (Tuerong)
10ASTRONOMIC (WA)[5]Res.15352NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
Race No. 7Berwick Mazda Grv Vic Bred Final (gobis)9:11 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $16,685 Prizemoney.
1st: $10,000 2nd: $2,860 3rd: $1,425 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AGENT JACK [5]1414134.18(2)D Hay (Maffra)
2STAR DOLL [5]3154234.59(4)D Murray (Napoleons)
3JUST DUCAL [5]6313134.53(1)J Roberts (Devon Meadows)
4PERFECT TESS [5]3217134.42(6)D Dooley (Maffra)
5FUZZY BUZZY [5]4447134.62(3)A Meyer (Hoppers Crossing)
6LUNAR TOM [5]71712NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
7ECHELONIC ACTION [5]2364134.55(5)R Camilleri (Lara)
8LIGHTNING STORM [5]71542NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)
9NEWFIRE ROSIE [5]Res.43552NBTP Goold (Monbulk)
10RINASH [5]Res.1631234.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
Race No. 8Macro Meats9:35 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CLONE YOUR OWN (NZ)[3]5537129.41(6)R Britton (Lara)
2DREAM IT [4]1416329.53(5)B Ennis (Lara)
3DYNA ORION (NSW)[4]6713429.70(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
4SOHO RHYTHM [4]1723629.71(5)A Hyde (Lara)
5AWESOME PROJECT (NSW)[1]1114229.35(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
6JERSEY JACK [4]4146429.54(2)J Zammit (Hazelwood North)
7MARCUS JOE [1]1631129.24(4)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
8CRAWF’S BREAD [3]7211129.37(5)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale9:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEWANA SIENNA [5]7252542.37(2)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
2BLINKER’S ON [5]61114FSTDB Ennis (Lara)
3DARBAIN DASHER [5]35343FSTDR Conway (Bunyip)
4REAP THE BENEFIT [5]33571FSTDM Chilcott (Heathcote)
5BECCI LEONE [5]14472NBTM Chilcott (Heathcote)
6PEGGIE [5]13366FSTDP Anderton (Devon Meadows)
7LOOBY LU [5]11376NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
8ZIPPING MAKKA (NSW)[5]34723FSTDJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
9OPTIMUS BART (SA)[5]Res.61614FSHA Debattista (Toolleen)
Race No. 10Bring Your Club To Sandown10:12 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FRANK FURTER [5]27184FSTDC Schlensog (Anakie)
2ESPECIALLY [4]5113234.36(7)R Clark (Toolleen)
3MYSTIC TWIST [5]57144FSTDM Cauchi (St Leonards)
4FEARLESS BERT [5]24323NBTM Carter (Violet Town)
5KAYO MARCIARNO [4]4231334.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
6REBELATION [5]3875834.51(1)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
7MY BRO FABIO (NSW)[5]42215NBTB Ennis (Lara)
8TARKS NEMESIS (NSW)[4]2171334.29(7)A Langton (Anakie)
9CRACKERJACK BABE [5]Res.2557234.34(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 11Facebook.com/sandowndogs10:32 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PETER PETTIGREW [5]2641629.91(4)L Cockerell (Buckley)
2SOUL EATER [5]1342429.70(2)J Maple (Little River)
3BARON BLING [5]2411129.68(7)R Eades (Carrum Downs)
4ZAMBORA POWER (NSW)[5]5814529.83(2)G Whitford (Yarram)
5DYNA NICO (NSW)[5]12421NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6FEARSOME MINT (NSW)[5]2312830.21(5)M Lloyd (Anakie)
7DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]6122330.03(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
8TURBO NORRIS [5]5F17429.87(8)J Reynolds (Pearcedale)
9DELTA BOLT (NSW)[5]Res.76713NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
10DUKE BALE (NSW)[5]Res.75622NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Good Information Can Promote Success

Stewardship matters never seem to go away. At Sandown last Thursday, here is what stewards said about Race 9. “Al Moran (7) crossed to the inside soon after the start checking Peloton Bale (6), All One Size (5) and Ready To Riot (4)”. (Box numbers added).

In fact, Al Moran never got close to Peloton Bale or All One Size and, if it brushed Ready To Riot, the impact was minute and not relevant. In particular, Peloton Bale walked out of the box, as it is prone to do at times, and there was no chance at all for it to get checked by Al Moran, which jumped smartly and went almost straight ahead until reaching the turn.

Sometimes it’s hard to know if we are all on the same planet. Why would stewards write such stuff?

Fortunately, the GRV race results pages and videos are otherwise very informative and easy to view, print or download. But the stewards’ reports can be grossly misleading. We are better off without them, except where they concern injuries and matters which warrant penalties. Even then, sometimes you are better off seeing for yourself.

In contrast to Victoria, race results offered by GRNSW, which now cover four states, are a pain in the butt. Downloading is impossible in practice and printouts are not available as the site serves up only one race at a time. (Experiences may vary slightly, depending on your equipment). Formguides are equally impracticable as they require excessive amounts of paper to print out, contain lots of secondary pieces of information which should be made available elsewhere, and are missing numerous sectional times. Oddly, both SA and WA joined the NSW camp (in Ozchase) when they had far superior formguides in their own systems, particularly in WA.

In Queensland, slated to join the NSW brigade later on, basic results are fairly handy. However, while their videos are probably the best in the business, you have to cover more ground than the early explorers to find them, and then only one race at a time, which is time-consuming. Queensland formguides are rudimentary at best. Apart from missing all interstate sectionals (why?) they have adopted a habit long used by the old deFax guide and the current Recorder to insert an ancient run on the track if no current one is relevant. I have yet to find a six months old formline of any use in predicting a dog’s chances.

Clearly, none of the people responsible for these services have bothered to audit the effectiveness of their work or check how they are viewed by the public. Often we hear claims about the number of hits on their website but nothing about how those inspections are put to use. You could go further – the last time a state authority published any information about public or customer views and attitudes was 20 years ago in Queensland when the then-QGRA had a consultant do such a job for them. Are they all working in the dark?

It does seem so. That is exactly the point I made the other day when discussing the attitude of authorities to their customers, and how they define that group of people. The entire industry has always concentrated the vast majority of its resources on trainers and very little on the needs of the people who pay their wages – the customers. More administration than management.

Totes are no better, which is why they still run a ridiculous product – the Duet – which hardly anyone ever buys, other than a few foolish gamblers. Or why they tell lies about First Four dividends. Or why they have destroyed the integrity of betting pools by jamming too many races into an already overcrowded calendar, hoping to drag more cash out of the same old customers (it’s not working).

In total, it’s like a manufacturer supplying its customers with a fancy piece of equipment and no instructions to go with it. Or a cookbook with a recipe containing no information on amounts or how long to cook it. Or running an election with the names of candidates but nothing on which party they belong to or what their policies are. And so it goes on.

Surely somebody must soon realise that these are some of the reasons that racing is losing its edge and why it has experienced negative growth in breeding and betting over the last 20 years. Greyhounds have been an exception for betting as it has been able to stick more four-legged poker machines into the mix, but that fix has now run out of steam. There is no more room left. Where to now?

THE GREAT UNKNOWN

Never mind that the world’s leaders are coming to Australia to discuss what the future holds. Isn’t it about time that greyhound bosses took a serious look at why greyhound racing is struggling to get its act together?

Yesterday’s premium Wentworth Park meeting had not a single reserve to start with, and so ended up with six short fields for what has historically been the code’s biggest betting venue. That’s money down the drain. The Meadows had a few more starters but still had three short fields (with two 725m runners carrying with them false times ex handicap races but no note about what advantage they had or about misleading sectional times). Sandown on Thursday started off with a race full of Novice dogs, masquerading as a Grade 5 event. Albion Park’s main meeting of the week led off with the usual two Novice races and four of ten races short of a full field.

There can be no argument that the industry has over-reached. Too many races, too few dogs. Too many short course dogs, too few stayers. Too many mug gamblers, too few punters. Too many unusable betting pools. Too much secrecy. Too many rip-off products. The list goes on. Rumours are around that someone wants to put some research into better track designs, but I want to see the hard cash first. Meantime, $30 million is being invested into new tracks in Perth and Brisbane, both with obvious design faults before they get started. That’s hardly a good way to attract future customers.

Is anyone minding the shop? A stocktake would be a good way to start a program of reform.

Brian Barnsley Receives Lengthy Disqualification In The Rouw Investigation

Offence:

Mr. Brian Barnsley failed to present the greyhound Rouw free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club on Wednesday, 1 January 2014.

Report:

Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of a post-race urine sample taken from greyhound Rouw at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Wednesday, 1 January 2014.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Brian Barnsley, Mr. Glenn Barnsley (Trainer), Mr. Jason Goldsworthy (Owner), Mr. Paul Zahra (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Barnsley with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rules 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound Rouw free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Wednesday, 1 January 2014 given that the post-race urine sample taken from the
greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substances Amphetamine and Methamphetamine.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules a breach of GAR83 (2) and (3) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Brian Barnsley represented himself, with assistance from Mr. Glenn Barnsley.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Brian Barnsley pleaded guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered and having regard to GAR83 (2) and (3), the RADB determined that Mr. Barnsley was guilty as charged and disqualified him for 18 months (with 12 months of this penalty suspended for 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83 during the 12 month period), effective from Wednesday, 9 July 2014.

In assessing penalty, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) Mr. Barnsley’s guilty plea;

(b) The nature of the prohibited substance Amphetamine and Methamphetamine, being category 4 prohibited substances under the GRV guidelines and permanently banned. The Board were satisfied that Mr. Barnsley was not directly involved in any
administration of the prohibited substances and that another person was the likely culprit. However, Mr. Barnsley as the trainer of Rouw bears responsibility under the Rules of greyhound racing for presenting the greyhound for racing drug free.

(c) The general deterrent effect and the need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field for all participants;

(d) Prior penalties for similar offences;

(e) Mr. Barnsley’s age and good character (as evidenced by his written character references), his clean history and over 50 years as a registered person in the greyhound industry; and

(f) Mr. Barnsley’s community engagement through his volunteer roles in charitable and other organisations over many years.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified Rouw from Event 2 – Browns Sawdust & Shavings Grade 5 – at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Wednesday, 1 January 2014 and amended the placings as follows:

ARG Opinion:

The Barnsley investigation follows on from the Jason Goldsworthy RADB hearing and his lengthy two year disqualification. ARG’s opinion on this situation is detailed in this prior article relating to the case.

The GRV has made it perfectly clear that accidental administration isn’t acceptable and the lengthy disqualification handed down to someone of Brian Barnsley’s established character is a warning to all other participants.

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown Park – Sunday, 20 July 2014

Race No. 1Find Us On Facebook2:00 PM (VIC time)
Maiden event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ADDICTIVE LOVE [M]2657PNBTP Goold (Monbulk)
2MAVERICK BLONDIE [M]62643FSTDS Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
3DYNA BRAINIAC (NSW)[M]32324NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4QUEEN OF PATONG [M]33422NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
5COUNTESS JUANITA [M]82262NBTN Boyd (Pearcedale)
6OUR SPOTTY [M]35656NBTG Watts (Lara)
7BLUE RANGER [M]46225NBTJ Roberts (Devon Meadows)
8EMMETT RYKER [M]34361FSHN Boyd (Pearcedale)
Race No. 2Follow Us @sandowndogs2:18 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 No Penalty event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WOLFBANE MCCABE (QLD)[5]15FSHM Bodycomb (Moe)
2DYNA VILLA (NSW)[5]211FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)
3DUKE BALE (NSW)[5]77562NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4DARING ESCAPE [5]61488NBTD Jeffries (Anakie)
5WADELOCK BILL [5]11757FSHM Clohesy (Stratford)
6QUIRINUS QUIRREL [5]16154NBTL Cockerell (Buckley)
7SHATTERED ICE [5]78812NBTE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
8NOAKI LYNX [5]4221FSHG Selkrig (Devon Meadows)
9MIDNIGHT REIGN [5]Res.5566530.00(8)M Marshall (Noble Park)
10BRONCO BALE (NSW)[5]Res.56155FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 3Rupertswood Fnc – 30 Years Ht12:35 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Non Penalty Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MACBURNER [5]43542FSTDR Walsh (Koroit)
2LIGHTNING STORM [5]47154FSHC Hayes (Mill Park)
3YAMBLA MICK [5]71268FSTDJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
4DESTINI DUCATI [5]6851134.36(3)J Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
5ECHELONIC ACTION [5]32364NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
6SCANEZ CEE [5]43541FSTDB Divirgilio (Devon Meadows)
7PEGGIE [5]5133634.22(5)P Anderton (Devon Meadows)
8JOSEE [5]22215NBTL Hellmuth (Pearcedale)
9COOL MIKADO [5]Res.74566NBTM Barber (Hoddles Creek)
10KAZAM [5]Res.85468NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
Race No. 4Pakenham Silverbacks (bitches)2:59 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 No Penalty event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ADDICTIVE ACTION [5]141530.05(2)P Goold (Monbulk)
2SILK CLUB [5]33872FSHG Hall (Yarragon)
3WHY NOT HEATHER [5]84365NBTW Gray (Wendouree)
4CAZAR ROSE [5]67623FSHR Walsh (Koroit)
5SAY GOODNIGHT [5]62682NBTJ Roberts (Devon Meadows)
6TINA TWO [5]7573129.80(1)M Davis (Altona Green)
7SUZIE SANDERSON [5]14833NBTS Taylor (Keilor East)
8RUN RIGHT BACK [5]16253FSHJ Higgins (Linton)
9POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]Res.861NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10JADIE BEAR [5]Res.3777529.88(1)S Ralph (Tooradin)
Race No. 5St Johns Old Collegians Fc Ht23:24 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Non Penalty Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MANBO MAN [5]63187NBTD Geall (Lara)
2WOT PRICE LAURIE [5]64234NBTG Allen (Darnum)
3FUZZY BUZZY [5]2444734.68(2)A Meyer (Hoppers Crossing)
4SARSHA [5]31621FSHS Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
5RINASH [5]6163134.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
6TULARE DUST [5]41128FSTDG Rounds (Devon Meadows)
7FRANK FURTER [5]32718FSTDC Schlensog (Anakie)
8VOLKSJAGER BLUE [5]43175NBTP Ryder (Corio)
9COOL MIKADO [5]Res.74566NBTM Barber (Hoddles Creek)
10KAZAM [5]Res.85468NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
Race No. 6Doveton Cc – Foodworks3:41 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 No Penalty event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BIG BAD TOM [5]34641NBTC Davis (Altona Green)
2ALLEN WARLOCK (NSW)[5]16327NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
3DESTINI LOBO [5]7431430.20(6)E Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
4ALLEN KESSEL (NSW)[5]16251NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5ALPHA LEVA KEATO [5]212F4FSTDR Keating (Longford)
6STARC (NSW)[5]42723NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7MR. PATONG [5]3357330.16(5)S Ralph (Tooradin)
8BARON BLING [5]4241129.68(7)R Eades (Carrum Downs)
9BLACK TYPHOS (WA)[5]Res.14784FSHM Howe (Tarneit)
10HEEZA BOMB JET (NSW)[5]Res.65265FSHP Krasnaborodkin (Noble Park)
Race No. 7Bramall & Co. – Grv Vic Bred Ht33:59 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Non Penalty Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JUST DUCAL [5]4631334.53(1)J Roberts (Devon Meadows)
2LEWIS FIELDS [5]31263FSTDT Collins (Lara)
3ZELEMAR KNIGHT [5]6673235.14(2)A Gieschen (Maffra)
4CHASIN MIKADO [5]33774NBTP Jones (Hoddles Creek)
5JESS’ FANTASY [5]16F23FSTDG Selkrig (Devon Meadows)
6LUNAR TOM [5]27171FSTDJ Borg (Maryborough)
7PETER PETTIGREW [5]4264134.72(2)L Cockerell (Buckley)
8WHY NOT WAYNE [5]51235FSTDW Gray (Wendouree)
9COOL MIKADO [5]Res.74566NBTM Barber (Hoddles Creek)
10FLICKERING FLAME [5]Res.68737FSTDM Thomas (Meeniyan)
Race No. 8Upstream4:19 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 No Penalty event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]45541NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2KOFI KAYLAN [5]2434229.60(3)S Toner (Garfield)
3PEPPER FOZZ [5]43825NBTB Fothergill (Numurkah)
4BLUE TO BITS (NSW)[5]87716NBTS Taylor (Keilor East)
5FOOT TAPPER [5]5335329.82(8)A Britton (Lara)
6DEADLY CLEAR [5]7115529.12(5)L Smith (Devon Meadows)
7WOT PRICE DANNY [5]47873NBTG Allen (Darnum)
8AMERICAN SNIPER (NSW)[5]14153FSHM Carter (Violet Town)
9GHOST ROASTER [5]Res.23383NBTG Watts (Lara)
10FIREBALL FURY [5]Res.85657NBTM Wright (Allansford)
Race No. 9Club Challenge (bitches)4:40 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 No Penalty event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]6761230.03(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
2ONE DEE [5]3152129.62(1)S Taylor (Keilor East)
3LIMBURG LAYNE [5]2786F29.74(5)P Reivers (Lara)
4SMOKING ROSIE [5]8735529.90(4)J Reid (Notting Hill)
5AEROPLANE CINDY (NSW)[5]3441729.80(8)D Murray (Napoleons)
6MISS KIA ORA [5]61115FSHB Ennis (Lara)
7COULTA BETSY (SA)[5]4116129.67(4)G Watts (Lara)
8AMAROO MY GIRL [5]1552229.81(3)C Schembri (Moe South)
9TRANSAM SALLY [5]Res.7267429.92(6)Y Byron (Noble Park)
10JADIE BEAR [5]Res.3777529.88(1)S Ralph (Tooradin)
Race No. 10Berwick Mazda – Grv Vic Bred Ht44:59 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Non Penalty Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FEARLESS BERT [5]32432NBTM Carter (Violet Town)
2AGENT JACK [5]21414FSTDD Hay (Maffra)
3STAR DOLL [5]6631534.59(4)D Murray (Napoleons)
4KIRABILLI GEORGE [5]3534134.83(1)D Drew (Dennington)
5DEWANA SIENNA [5]6725234.69(7)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
6RUN ON ROSEY [5]21612FSHS Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
7DASHA MIKADO [5]62732NBTM Barber (Hoddles Creek)
8HE’S BONZA [5]52213FSTDJ Hunt (Avalon)
9FLICKERING FLAME [5]Res.68737FSTDM Thomas (Meeniyan)
10KAZAM [5]Res.85468NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
Race No. 11Www.tab.com.au (bitches)5:17 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 No Penalty event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STUNNING VIEW [5]2284829.99(5)P Martinovic (Koo Wee Rup)
2FLIPPIN’ GOOD [5]71885NBTS Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
3KO KO MIKADO [5]41252NBTP Jones (Hoddles Creek)
4MICK’S LADY [5]57821NBTA Meyer (Hoppers Crossing)
5RAPIDDORE [5]83746NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
6MISS PENGUIN [5]2671629.85(1)R Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
7RUN ANGEL RUN (NSW)[5]8617129.52(3)P Bartolo (Little River)
8TOTAL SILENCE (NSW)[5]17417NBTD Pattinson (Pearcedale)
9TRANSAM SALLY [5]Res.7267429.92(6)Y Byron (Noble Park)
10POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]Res.861NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Victoria Admits To A Rocky Future

A while back we pointed out that Greyhound Racing Victoria’s future income was looking a bit questionable, notwithstanding all the publicity about increases in prize money and millions being spent on new tracks and related facilities. The bottom line can be difficult to sort out as the major trend – an easing of tote betting – does not cover online bookmaker activity (which offers smaller commissions) or actions by the state government (grants and changes in taxes and commission sharing amongst codes).

We already know that GRV had done well out of the previous government-inspired alterations to commission shares, which followed the removal of racing income derived from poker machine taxes. However, it seems racing lost more on the swings than it gained on the roundabouts.

That swing appears to be statewide. Racing Victoria chairman Robert Roulston told the Herald Sun “it was looking at a $7 million reduction in its budget for the next racing season”. RV is trying to negotiate a better deal with the government “so that Victoria would remain the No 1 racing state”.

NSW greyhounds are also going down that path since it has had no luck in getting rid of the subsidies it pays to the other two codes under the fixed commission sharing agreement, signed off years ago by a short sighted administration. Balancing that loss by more favourable tax rates is its only hope.

Victoria is also watching closely to see how Racing NSW progresses its effort to force online bookmakers (and presumably Tabcorp) to accept any reasonable bets, particularly Fixed Odds bets, that they have been prone to knock back. However, whether that would make the state more profitable is open to question.

The Victorian issues follow on from the Queensland government’s published claim that its new deal with TattsBet will return perhaps $20 million more to the three codes. But the Minister is under fire because he has not yet said how much each code will get. Apparently, a by-election is in the offing and bad news is therefore deferred. But the troops are not happy.

In any event, a few more dollars in prize money are not likely to outweigh Queensland’s two main problems – a shortage of good dogs (or any dogs), and an uncompetitive tote. The small TattsBet pools are not about to stop fans favouring bigger southern pools or offers from online bookies. It’s not the cream that is the problem but the bread and butter.

When you add in TattsBet’s two other key states (SA and Tasmania), we are now looking at almost every jurisdiction in the country, perhaps except WA, facing challenges to their basic income. Even WA is still living in hope that the government will fund the rest of the new Cannington complex. So far, it has money only for the track itself.

There is no evidence that these trends will not continue, or even worsen. Apart from government belt-tightening, the country’s wagering system is arguably in a mess and is looking at an unknown future. I would defy anyone to describe a likely structure in five years from now. The dominant players are the shareholders of the two totes and the owners of online bookies and Betfair, all of which are strenuously trying to maximise their profits, regardless of the effect on the industry or its main source of income, the punters. What a curious policy! The goose and the golden egg come to mind.

Ideally, all racing authorities would get together to bring pressure to bear on Racing Ministers to introduce major reforms and perhaps to create some consistencies throughout the country. Sadly greyhounds cannot do that as its only national body, Greyhounds Australasia, does not deal with “commercial matters”. Indeed, it cannot even get the states to agree on racing rules. The other codes are not much better off.

Even the Productivity Commission recommended a national approach to the subject of racefield commissions (in its Problem Gambling Report). Yet state versus state jealousies seem to be an impossible barrier.

Racing is therefore in a precarious position as the two main influences on its fortunes are the policies of state governments and those of betting operators. Racing is in charge of not much more than lining up starters. Even then, it is flat out filling fields to suitable levels. At least one in five greyhound races start with empty boxes and a lack of reserves, thereby reducing incentive for exotic betting.

Some commentators claim it would take at least five years to bring about a national betting pool. That’s much too long, given the present state of the art and an unknown future. But that’s just the start. Love them or hate them, it’s the responsibility of state governments to take control of all betting, perhaps via a National Wagering Commission reporting to the Racing Ministers Council. Yes, that’s more bureaucracy but what other options are there?

The system is broken. Now is the time to fix it – and it is urgent.

OH DEAR!

Last week I suggested that punters should not take less than 4/1 about distance dogs in Melbourne. Alas, they still backed Lunar Jinx into $3.10 and Zipping Rory into $2.80 at Sandown on Thursday. Both lost. The race went to a rank outsider, which plodded home in a pathetic 42.54, nearly 20 lengths outside the record. There was no unusual interference, just inconsistent dogs. Or maybe they were just browned off? Would a long holiday help?

Still in Melbourne (but often elsewhere), the incidence of under-priced favourites is reaching worrying proportions. For example, at The Meadows several tipsters, including the Watchdog, pushed the wares of Bottom Dollar in a Maturity heat and it started at $3.10 or $4.10, depending where you lived. It ran nowhere after an average start but its recent form had been very ordinary, including a win at Wentworth Park in a moderate 30.27. In a smart field like this the numbers suggested it was a 100/1 chance. Its early-year form over shorter trips had been very good but it is futile to bet on what happened six months ago. Warrior King and All Strung Out were also well under the odds. Even My Bro Fabio ($2.50, box 6), which won really well after a slow start, would give you heart failure until it found its way thru the field, and then only because most of the field drifted off on the first turn, leaving the rails open.

No doubt the lack of serious analysis of likely chances is one reason the Fixed Odds people get away with their 130% books.

Breeding Ban Placed On Victorian Greyhound Participants

Chris Constantinou Report:

Stewards on 2 July 2014 conducted an Inquiry into the keeping of greyhounds at the Devon Meadows property belonging to Mr. Constantinou.

Stewards heard evidence from GRV Member Services Manager Mrs. Kate Williams and licensed trainers Mr. Constantinou and Mr. Hill. Stewards also tendered reports from Adam Evans (GRV – Animal Welfare Compliance and Education Officer).

After considering all the evidence, Stewards acting in accordance with GAR15(3), altered the conditions of Mr. Constantinou’s registration –

- No Further breeding of Greyhound litters
- No Transfer of Greyhound Brood Bitches
- No Transfer of ownership of any Greyhounds by Mr. Constantinou unless approved by GRV Stewards.

These alterations will remain in place pending a further kennel inspection to be conducted on or around 16 August, 2014.

Bradley Hill Report:

Stewards on 2 July 2014 conducted an Inquiry into the keeping of greyhounds at the Devon Meadows property belonging to Mr. Hill.

Stewards heard evidence from licensed trainers Mr. Constantinou and Mr. Hill; Stewards also tendered reports from Adam Evans (GRV – Animal Welfare Compliance and Education Officer).

After considering all the evidence, Stewards acting in accordance with GAR15(3), altered the conditions of Mr. Hill’s registration –

- No Further breeding of Greyhound litters
- No Transfer of Greyhound Brood Bitches
- No Transfer of ownership of any Greyhounds by Mr. Hill unless approved by GRV Stewards.

These alterations will remain in place pending a further kennel inspection to be conducted on or around 16 August, 2014.

ARG View:

Since the announcement of the joint animal welfare strategy by the GRV and GRNSW the topic has been a major focus at the GRV. This decision is further evidence that incidents involving animal welfare won’t be tolerated and for that the GRV are to be commended. It’s a focus that can only help the industry long term.

Coonabarabran Secretary Speaks Out Regarding The Club’s Suspension

GRNSW provided the following media release yesterday in regards to the suspension of the Coonabarabran Coursing Club licence for three months.

The Board of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has suspended the licence of the Coonabarabran Coursing Club for three months after it conducted a race meeting in March this year without a veterinarian in attendance.

The suspension will take effect from 7 July 2014 and conclude on 7 October 2014. During the term of the suspension, the Coonabarabran Coursing Club will not be allowed to conduct race meetings or trials.

GRNSW requires race clubs to have a veterinarian present at all race meetings to guarantee the welfare of racing greyhounds.

GRNSW Chairman Eve McGregor said the decision to suspend the Coonabarabran club sent a clear message to the greyhound racing industry that GRNSW will not tolerate anything that puts the welfare of greyhounds in jeopardy.

“The requirement to have a veterinarian present at race meetings is a basic standard imposed on all clubs in NSW and there can be no excuse for such a basic requirement not being met,” Ms McGregor said.

“The Board of GRNSW hopes that the Coonabarabran club understands the seriousness of its breach and take measures to ensure it does not happen again.”

ARG approached club Secretary/Treasurer Merle Clarke for comment and received the following statement.

“The Coonabarabran Committee will be appealing the severity of the penalty issued by GRNSW. Board stewards and club stewards are empowered by GRNSW to be in complete control of meetings. It is unfair to penalise clubs, owners/trainers and sponsors when they had no input into the decision made on the 15th of March.”

“To use our club as GRNSW has done as an example to others in extremely unfair. They have created the assumption and inferred that the club was totally responsible for the decision, which is beyond comprehension.”

“I have received calls from many participants expressing their absolute dismay at this imposed penalty.”

Merle went further to explain that in her 14 years of involvement at the club she was only aware of one GRNSW board member to have ever visited the Coonabarabran track, current GRV CEO Adam Wallish.

This raises an obvious question. In the current environment where animal welfare is paramount, as mentioned in the GRNSW media release above, how can regular track inspections not be on the agenda?

If we are going to see Coonabarabran hammered with a three month suspension for not having a vet on track due to animal welfare concerns, surely the safety of tracks around the state should also be of paramount importance.

Only last week we published a story in regards to the track upgrade at Wagga due to safety concerns. This upgrade was something that the Wagga club had been fighting over fifteen years to achieve. One is left scratching their head at how many tracks in NSW would be unsafe for the dogs racing there. Here we have a track in Coonabarabran that hasn’t been inspected in a long time, surely this is an essential part of fair and safe greyhound racing.

One would think our own Bruce Teague would have a field day with this news.

Bendigo Cup Betting Preview

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Race 4 – 425M GRV VBIS Maiden Final – 8:10PM

Eight highly promising speedsters are set to do battle and I think the outside division will dominate the race. I found it very hard to split Kuranda Lass and We’re Off Here, both are unbeaten in there two starts and both ran similar sectionals in qualifying. I have given the edge to We’re Off Here. In the second round of qualifying he exited box six and put on a faultless display and from a similar box tonight I think he can repeat the dose. In his brief career he has shown brilliant box manners and in both rounds of heats he reeled off the fastest second split. With a clean getaway tonight he should be able to burn across and get the job done again.

Kuranda Lass as mentioned earlier ran very similar splits to the top pick and she too has proven to be a very reliable beginner. My only concern tonight is the box draw because in previous weeks she has had the luxury of exiting the pink and the red respectively and that has allowed her to get a clear run in the initial stages. Tonight she has likely favourite Senor Grumpy and our top pick We’re Off Here drawn on her outside and they are both fast early and keen for the rails. If she can get a clear run in the first 30m she should be able to make her presence felt. Senor Grumpy showed explosive speed when scoring a 23.76 heat win a fortnight ago and he obviously must be respected, however his box manners aren’t as good as the other two and he will need to do everything right early.

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on We’re Off Here

Trifecta: 5,6,7/5,6,7/1,2,3,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race 6 – 660M Winter Cup Final – 8:47PM

Really tough race to assess but I think the classy Unix Bale should get the cash. She was unlucky in her heat and has drawn poorly again tonight, but last week was her first try at the 660m trip and I think she will be much better for the run. In her heat she was steady to begin and from there on she was always going to find it difficult to feature, however in previous starts she has proven to be a reliable beginner so if she can get away on terms tonight she will find herself in a much more prominent position initially. If you go back through her form, you will see that she did score at The Meadows in a slick 34.40 in May and I don’t think her rivals tonight are quite up to that standard.

Gambo Girl ended a string of luckless efforts when scoring here last week and she is drawn to feature again. With Loud One and Echelonic Action both expected to show speed, she should get the perfect sit on the leaders and based on last week’s run home time, she will prove very hard to hold out. The only concern with her is that she can find a lot of trouble in her races, so if you put your hard earned on, you will be hoping for a little luck in running. Zipping Maggie and Tyra Giselle are both expected to be well fancied but I think they are a little risky from their wide draws. There appears to be an abundance of early pace in this event and it is likely that they will be posted wide for most of the trip. If you are looking for a value place bet, Dewana Sienna could be the one. She doesn’t like to win races but she is rarely far away in this company, she will be huge odds but is more than capable of running a drum.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Unix Bale

Place bet on Dewana Sienna

First Four: 1,2,6/1,2,6/4/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,2,6/1,2,6/Field/4 ($30 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4,6 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race 7 – 425M Group Two Bendigo Cup Final – 9:10PM

There were quite a number of surprises in last week’s heats and it has made tonight’s final a wide open affair. Pippa Shiraz and Senor Socks both have fared well with the box draw, however I think the biggest improver from the heats will be the exciting Luca Neveelk who is aiming to win 11 races on the trot. Last week he was only fair to begin and went to the first marker in just a solid 6.60 and at his best I believe he can go around the 6.50 mark which would be enough to lead this field. Obviously this is his toughest test to date, but the times he has recorded on the provincial circuit in his brief career suggest that he has the quality to win an event like this. With the speedy White Spyro drawn directly outside him, the first 50m is very crucial but I believe he should have sufficient speed to hold her out. You should be able to get around the $4.50 or better and that is great value about a chaser who has won 10 on end.

White Spyro looks to be the danger for mine, she is the only runner in the field who has more speed than Luca Neveelk and her winning time of 23.79 last week was super impressive. She would obviously need to cross and lead to win but if Luca Neveelk happens to miss the kick, then she should be able to cross easily. She will go around at double figures and she may be worth a saver bet. Senor Socks is another exciting chaser who continues to impress, after a slow get away in his heat, he showed a tremendous turn of foot and he soon found himself in front. Obviously he can’t afford to miss the kick tonight but from the pink he will get every chance to feature. Warrior King is another who must be respected, he has the field covered in the class and ability department but his poor box manners have continued to cause him trouble. He is armed with a monster finish and if there is any shuffling up front, expect him to be running over the top of them late.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Luca Neveelk and White Spyro

First Four: 4,5,8/1,4,5,8/7/Field ($45 for 100%)

First Four: 4,5,8/1,4,5,8/Field/7 ($45 for 100%)

 

Race 8 – 425M Free For All – 9:28PM

The last leg of the quaddie sees three speedsters do battle. I expect Matt’s Entity, Ferly Reign and the up and coming Universal Size all to be vying for the early lead and the pressure up front will be intense. Based on last week’s sectionals I think Matt’s Entity should be the one who wins the speed battle and if he does that should see him snag the prize. He was a tad disappointing in his cup heat as he appeared to stop quickly in the straight, however he has won four of seven over this journey and he does have a breathtaking 23.57 PB to his credit. He meets a quality line-up here so you might be able to get around the $2.80 mark which is good shopping.

Ferly Reign has been a class act for quite a while now and her 26.50 Bulli win in May suggests that she still has plenty to give. Surprisingly she was made a reserve in lasts week’s heats and unfortunately she didn’t gain a run which means it has been three weeks since her last race, so she should be nice and fresh for this. Universal Size is going to be well supported and he has shown that he is going to be a great short course speedster in the future, however I don’t think he is quite up to Matt’s Entity at present and from the pink draw he may find himself posted wide for most of the trip. Tyronimo and Leesa Benz are two chasers which must be included in your exotic bets, Tyronimo will be steaming home late, whilst Leesa Benz has a great turn of foot from the 30m to the 200m mark and that should allow her to be in contention for most of the trip.

Top Four: 3 – 2 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Unleash on Matt’s Entity

Trifecta: 3/1,2,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

First Four: 2,3,7/2,3,7/1/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 2,3,7/2,3,7/Field/1 ($30 for 100%)

 

Best Bet:
Matt’s Entity

Best Roughie:
White Spyro

Nockabout Aussie Appeal Dismissed – What’s Your Verdict?

Offence: The greyhound Nockabout Aussie did fail to pursue the lure with due commitment at an event by reason of injury.

Report: The GRV RADB received an Appeal lodged by Mr. Peter Akathiotis against a decision handed down by the Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards at Sandown on Thursday, 26 June 2014.

The Stewards determined, under the provisions of Greyhounds Australasia Rule 69 B(1)(a), that the greyhound ‘Nockabout Aussie’ failed to pursue the lure with due commitment by reason of injury during Event at Sandown on Thursday, 26 June 2014. Subsequently, under GAR 69 B(1)(a), Nockabout Aussie was ordered to undergo a satisfactory trial pursuant to GAR72.

Mr. Peter Akathiotis represented himself at the RADB hearing.

Mr. Carl Scott (GRV Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

After hearing all the evidence tendered, the RADB determined that the greyhound Nockabout Aussie did fail to pursue the lure with due commitment by reason of injury and the appeal was dismissed. The nature of the greyhound’s injury is not a relevant issue under GAR 69 B(1)(a).

ARG’s Opinion:

Nockabout Aussie an extremely talented dog that has flown around The Meadows in 29.83 and won in excess of $50,000 in prizemoney. This performance wasn’t one of his best. You can see that he eases significantly in the home straight the first time and also down the back when disappointed for an inside run. The video below will give you the chance to make up your own mind.

Nockabout Aussie – Box Eight

 

Vision courtesy of grv.org.au

Changing Of The Guard In Bendigo Cup Heats

For the past eighteen months Victorian Country Cups have been dominated by the magnificent sprinting trio Paw Licking, Ronan Izmir and Black Magic Opal however with two retired and the other on the sidelines the time is right for an emerging star to step up to the next level and the TAB Bendigo Cup to be run next Friday night may just produce that runner.

After mixed fortunes for some of the fancied pre post runners in the heats an intriguing final has been compiled for the 425m event worth $45,000 to the winner.

One of Victoria’s most promising up and coming sprinters Luca Neveelk could not have been more impressive in a determined heat win clocking a slick 23.87 however he must contend with an awkward box four draw in the final if he is to claim his first black type trophy.

Luca Neveelk’s victory took his record to twelve wins from just thirteen career starts and he could not have been more impressive after having to work hard in the early stages to gain clear galloping room before proving far too strong for the smart Universal Size in the run to the line.

The fastest heat time was recorded in the eighth and final heat when Zipping Snoopy uncharacteristically exploded out of the boxes and clocked slick sections en route to an effortless 23.68 victory and like Luca Neveelk he will carry the same rug in the final as he did in the heat – the white.

Coincidentally four of the eight finalists will line up in the final carrying the identical rug colour to their heats after Warrior King and Senor Socks drew seven and eight respectively in both heats and final.

Warrior King proved too strong for the free rolling Matt’s Entity and Top Secret over the concluding stages of his heat when he clocked 23.84 while Senor Socks looks ideally drawn out wide after using the eight alley to perfection registering 24.06 in his run off.

Senor Socks is one of two finalists for trainer Robert Britton who will rug up the “wing” runners with Pippa Shiraz, a 24.07 heat winner drawing nicely in box one.

Bendigo track specialist Flying Bolt showed a glimpse of his old form when running down the highly talented and odds on favourite Harry Keeping in 23.92 and he will start from box two in the final.

Recent Wagga Cup winner White Spyro never gave his more fancied opposition a chance when he flew the lids and ran away with a 23.78 heat win from box eight however he moves to box five for the final and Elite Devil moves from the suitable inside draw of box two where he saluted in 23.85 to a tough box six draw.

The Group 2 TAB Bendigo Cup final will be race seven on Friday night at 9.10pm and will highlight a card of racing that includes the $10,000 to the winner 3BO FM 93.5 Winter Cup final over 660m, the GRV VBIS Maiden Series final over 425m ($7,500 to the winner) and the Bendigo Advertiser Super GOBIS final over 500m.

Racing on Friday night commences at 7.10pm.

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TAB Confirms It Takes Bets After The Jump

A friend of mine that loves a punt relayed this tale to me last night at dinner. I respect this bloke and have no reason to doubt him.

At Geelong dogs on a Monday last week he asked the TAB for $700 on Hades Meteor at $2.70 fixed over the internet. The bet was requested 30 seconds or so before the race was due to commence and as is the “norm” now, winning punters requests are referred to a trader to be accepted or part accepted or totally declined. Basically your pending bet “keeps spinning” until the decision is made. We all hate it, but recognise this as part of the current landscape, a landscape with a definite bias toward the bookie.

The decision on my mates bet was not made as the lure moved, nor was it made as the lids rose. His bet was accepted seven seconds after boxrise (a third of the way through the race). It was apparent that Hades Meteor was not going to win at this stage of the race. This is a shoddy business practice Supertab and it gets worse, much worse.

Naturally my mate was upset by what he called “thievery”, and wished to discuss his feelings with the TAB. He got a call back from the Platinum Account Manager/Representative. My mate has a Platinum Account so we know he likes to bet, and he’s good at it.

He explained what had happened and the response was extremely disturbing.

The TAB representative basically informed my mate that they have rules that allow them to accept/partially accept or decline bets after the green light. “How can that be?”, my mate asked, fully aware that we do not have “in-play” betting here.

“They are the rules”, was the reply.

I feel sorry for my mate as he did his $700 cold, but my real concerns are as follows:

1. Who wrote these rules?
2. If the bet is accepted in the run, surely that would count as in-play?
3. If they can accept bets after the green light, how long after. Perhaps they have the power to wait until the race is resulted before making their decision. What exactly are the rules?
4. Whose best interest do these rules best represent?
5. How consistently are the rules applied?
6. Do these same rules apply to the major corporate bookmakers, such as Sportsbet and Sportingbet?

If the rules do exist as we were explained then why do we bother with integrity officers at Racing Clubs etc. There is no integrity that can be salvaged from this sort of grubby business practice.

My mate intends to discuss this with the Racing Minister and I hope he goes right on with it.

ARG took this punters case to the TAB and the Platinum VIP Team to find the answers to the many issues raised by this situation.

While we couldn’t get confirmation on a number of points, we were able to get confirmation that bets are allowed to be accepted after the jump in Fixed Odds markets, and that the trader will use their discretion as to how far in the race to accept the bet. In this case the TAB Platinum VIP Team maintain that they felt the greyhound in question was in a winning position when the bet was taken. Their opinion is the bet was accepted while the greyhound was contesting the lead on the rail.

The TAB Platinum VIP Team member confirmed that they will often decline bets if after the jump it is clear the greyhound cannot win. However, it was always a fine judgement call because if the dog wins and the bet is declined they cop it and if it loses after the bet is accepted they cop it.

The easiest way to fix this would be to ban all action either way after the jump. This is why the green light was introduced, to give traders and the TAB enough time to close the market. It is a situation of damned if you do and damned if you don’t, which is unfair on all parties involved.

Officially we were referred to the TAB legal team, who give us this comment.

“It is not appropriate to publicly comment on individual customers. TAB categorically rejects any assertion that it accepts or rejects fixed odds bets based on the way runners commence in a race. Any bet accepted is done so in good faith. The betting rules, approved by State gambling regulators, do permit wagering operators to accept fixed odds bets up to the conclusion of the event.”

Hades Meteor – Box One

Video Courtesy Of GRV

Plenty Of Margin To Wow The Fans

On 9 June in a lowly maiden event run over 520 metres at Sale, a black speedster having only his second start in a race absolutely blew the opposition away in scoring by the very precise margin of 32.81 lengths. The question was soon being asked: is this some kind of record winning margin?

Mr. Wow (Bekim Bale x Sweet Stephi), trained by Des Dooley, exited box eight at a rate of knots and was soon a long way in front. He was aided by trouble in the chasing pack, but almost certainly would still have won by a huge margin.

Given the relatively poor long-term record keeping across the sport, there is no definitive answer as to whether this is officially the widest winning margin of all time. I am aware of two races where the margin is indeed greater.

The first of these took place in a race over 550 yards (503 metres) at Young in August 1957. A greyhound named Sky Jet was opposed by just one other runner in a heat of the Harold Park Classic (now the Vic Peters Memorial Classic). In those days, greyhounds would qualify at various GBOTA-controlled venues and be drawn into the semi-finals later run at Harold Park. Sky Jet demoralized his opponent, winning by an official 35 lengths and running 29.9, a new track record. That time was recognized as the new standard, since the rule requiring a minimum of four starters in a race to constitute a track record had yet to be made.

Three decades later and the up-and-coming stayer Shady City contested a 722-metres race at Richmond on 16 January 1987. The Bob Littlefield-trained brindle bitch was having only her ninth race start, and first over a distance beyond 620 metres. Shady City made light work of her opposition as she careered away to win by 35 lengths, running 42.88 to set a new track record.

A week later she won again at Richmond, but this time only by 15 lengths to take her career record to five wins from 10 starts. The closest any runner had come to her in those five victories was nine lengths. When Shady City won a race, she made sure to really win it. Of course Shady City became famous for her match race with the great Bold Trease at Harold Park in June 1987. She defeated an underdone Bold Trease by three lengths in that event.

I would hazard a guess that Mr Wow’s 32.81 lengths winning margin is probably the record for a maiden win at a TAB-class meeting. The closest maiden wins I am aware of to this margin are those of Spoken Joe, who won his maiden at Moss Vale (non-TAB) in September 1997 by 27 lengths; Mask Of Galaxy, who scored a maiden win at Traralgon in December 2005 by 23.75 lengths, and Mr Wow’s sire Bekim Bale, who won a maiden at Sandown in November 2011 by 21.75 lengths.


Mr. Wow’s 32.81 Length Win

Video Courtesy Of GRV

Ian Rilen Receives Suspension And Fine For Threatening GRV CEO

Offence:

Making a threat towards Mr. Adam Wallish Chief Executive Officer of Greyhound Racing Victoria, being a member of the Controlling Body in a telephone conversation made on 11 March 2014 to the office of Racing Integrity Commissioner.

Report:

Following an Inquiry into the circumstances of a telephone conversation between Mr. Ian Rilen and the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation.

During the investigation, Stewards heard evidence from Mr. Ian Rilen (Attendant) and the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner.

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Ms. Ian Rilen with a breach of GAR86 (g) in that being a licensed attendant and having official duties in relation to greyhound racing, Mr. Ian Rilen did make a threat towards Mr. Adam Wallish Chief Executive Officer of Greyhound Racing Victoria, being a member of the Controlling Body in a telephone conversation made on 11 March 2014 to the office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules, a breach of GAR86 (g) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M of the Racing Act.

Mr. Ian Rilen did not appear at the hearing. The RADB entered a ‘not guilty’ plea on his behalf and conducted the hearing in his absence pursuant to section 83 (n) of the Racing Act 1958.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

After hearing all the evidence tendered the RADB determined that Mr. Ian Rilen was guilty of making a threat to Chief Executive Officer Mr. Adam Wallish, contrary to GAR 86 (g).

Mr. Rilen was fined the sum of $350 and suspended for one month, effective from midnight on 24 June 2014.

In assessing penalty, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) The nature and manner of the threats made to Mr. Wallish;
(b) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing;
(c) Prior penalties for similar offences;

Accidental Administration Of Prohibited Substances Won’t Work As A Defence

A dog testing positive because of “accidental administering” is hardly a new occurrence. Back in 2009 a precedence was formed in the case involving David Righetti, who was handed an 18 month disqualification after the Dale Walker owned Thump Boxer returned a positive swab to d-amphetamine after his 20th December 2008 720m 5th grade win at Wentworth Park.

Righetti appealed the decision, based around the fact that following the race several people who had been drinking and claimed to be part owners of the dog touched and patted Thump Boxer and shook Righetti’s hand, which in turn he then touched the greyhound with. It was claimed that the drug could have been absorbed if someone had a small amount of it on his hands and allowed the dog’s mouth to have come into contact with them.

The appeal was upheld and the disqualification rescinded.

Michael Hooper was suspended only a matter of weeks ago for a positive swab containing caffeine. The reason used in this investigation was that Hooper had accidentally knocked a drink containing caffeine from its position in his vehicle, and it was his belief that the greyhound had consumed some of the drink at that time.

Then this week we saw Jason Goldsworthy receive a two year disqualification after smoking methamphetamine in the kennel address of Brian Barnsley, whilst the greyhound Rouw was present.

The GRV and GRNSW are very clear on their stance to these “accidental positives”.

Glen Canty – General Manager – Integrity, Racing and Welfare at Greyhound Racing Victoria had the following to say:

“It is the responsibility of the primary carer of a greyhound to ensure that all measures are taken to avoid a greyhound being administered, whether accidentally or not, a prohibited substance.”

“GRV encourage trainers within the sport to take care to avoid exposing their greyhounds to people or substances that could potentially cause them harm.”

Bill Fanning – GRNSW General Manager, Integrity added:

“The prohibited substance rules are absolute offences in the sense that the mere presence in a greyhound constitutes an offence, no matter how that substance entered into a greyhound’s system.”

“GRNSW encourages trainers to take measures to ensure their greyhounds are not exposed to prohibited substances.”

This will pose a problem for Brian Barnsley when he fronts the RADB on the 9th of July. Although he didn’t administer the drugs himself, he has accidentally seen a greyhound under his care exposed to a drug.

As animal welfare and drug issues in the sport continue to be a primary focus for the industry, the excuses of 2009 won’t work in 2014.

Trainers need to be mindful that all actions have consequences and that they can’t play the “blame game” when it comes to alleged accidental administration of prohibited substances to greyhounds under their care. Recent cases have shown that trainers will wear the blame and the excuse can’t be used as a defence.

Signs Of The Times

In a remarkable move, Racing Victoria is set to increase Saturday thoroughbred races from eight to nine and reduce the gap between races to 35 minutes. The aim is simply to bring in more cash. It says it will provide “more opportunities” to owners but you can forget that – it is the dollars that count.

While this has no direct effect on greyhound racing, it is consistent with the pattern being pushed by Tabcorp/SKY to ram more races into every 24 hour period, regardless of any “unintended consequences”, of which there are plenty. That’s why we are seeing all sorts of strange French and Swedish trots and oddball gallops from South Africa (a country which bans greyhound racing), to be followed before long by American races, all of which will contain unknown runners at unknown tracks. These are the classic “four-legged poker machines” which Tabcorp favours to repair its ailing tote business.

Some of these do directly impact on greyhound turnover – the South African gallops in particular, so it’s not hard to see that the clear and distinct priorities of betting operators are, first, more turnover to please their shareholders and, a distant second, progressing the Australian racing industry. They are happening on top of an already overcrowded local program which is splitting the race by race betting chunks into smaller and less usable pieces.

Unfortunately, greyhound racing itself has assisted the trend, starting mainly in 2010, when extra meetings were added to an already busy Saturday night. The immediate result was a reduction in turnover on the two biggest betting attractions in the country – Wentworth Park and The Meadows greyhound meetings – which continues to this day. Their volumes are still usable for betting purposes, but only just, and only in the state of origin, especially with more turnover going across to corporate bookmakers. All of which reduces the integrity of the trend-setting TAB prices. Other than the big two, pools of $10,000 or so are the best you can hope for. So don’t put more than $10 on your Quinella choice as you will then be buying back your own money.

To rub salt into the wound, last Saturday night GRV put on an all-maiden meeting at Bendigo to do battle with prime greyhound and harness races. What sort of future does that promise? What were they thinking?

Maybe one fresh idea might come from other sports. Rugby Union is about to get a strong proposal from a group of businessmen (also supporters of the code) to buy up the NSW Waratahs and take them to greater heights. Clubs in Rugby League have already gone down that road – Brisbane, Newcastle and Melbourne. Many others in all codes are effectively controlled by related social clubs anyway.

Maybe a better plan would be to privatise the entire greyhound code, just as happened with the TABs, and gain the weapons to fight fire with fire. Alternatively, with the benefit of hindsight, it is plain that governments would have achieved better results by retaining ownership of the totes and selling off all the codes. If you have to have a monopoly, far better to have the government handle it, thereby offering the opportunity for the public to have a stronger voice. Or any voice, actually.

AROUND THE BETTING RINGS

Day of the Week

At Wenty, pools on Friday night are often shading those on Saturday, although the class of fields on the latter must be a good 30% better. Only the Peter Mossman final broke the pattern with $28,295 on the NSW Win tote. GRNSW is to shift half the Friday dates to provincial tracks in the coming year. Will they do as well? Doubtful.

Who Are Those Guys?

Sisco Rage (WPK R9) was sent out as an extraordinary $2.40 favourite from box 8. Who on earth could have done that, other than die-hard Darren McDonald supporters? It had no special form to speak of, its last good run being back in April when it won a 500m race at Bendigo. It has generally done better from the inside, too. I made it a 20/1 chance and it ran a mediocre 2.5 lengths to a slow 30.34 after coming out stone motherless last and then crossing to the rail. It finished in 2nd place only because of huge disruptions on the first turn.

Not the Real Reason

Notable at Wenty on Saturday were the runs of Keybow (R3) and Lochinvar Impact (R4). Both had box 8, both were favourites, both began poorly, both put their paw on the accelerator and whizzed around the field to lead in the back straight. Tops dogs? Well, yes, although Lochinvar Impact was pipped on the post, but the reason they were able to do that was not just due to their abilities but because the inside division bunched up, slowed down and therefore made space for outside dogs. It’s the nature of that awful run to and around the turn. Many others have done likewise. Anyone for a track re-build?

Clerical Error

Still at Wenty, how is it possible to publish race results with every sectional time wrong (R2, Saturday)? It happens every so often in Victoria, too. Does nobody actually look at these things before they send them off?

And Still No Change

Tasmania continues to tell lies by deliberately posting sectional times against the wrong dogs, while Tabcorp and Tattsbet continue to publish imaginary First Four dividends. When will the truth come out?

Stayers continue to take turns in winning and recording times ranging from ordinary to poor – the latest a miserable 42.48 by Zipping Joe at Sandown last Thursday (record 41.17 by Miata) beating dogs that have previously run much faster. I wonder if trainers have ever thought of giving their charges a month off to roam the paddock and freshen up. Horses and humans do it all the time but not greyhounds, it seems.

And we still have four states, soon to be five, where you are unable to print out a decent copy of the race results – all of which are in the care of GRNSW. Formguides are almost as inaccessible.

Error Firmed Up

The latest plans issued by RWWA and GWA confirm that its Cannington replacement will have a bend start for 600m races. This continues the muddled thinking present in virtually all other Australian clubs to produce designs which make life even more difficult for dogs and punters. Plans for the new track at Logan in Queensland do likewise. Together, that’s around $30 million of punters’ cash being spent badly.

But here’s a suggestion; put all track design in the hands of an experienced jockey. There is no way one of them would make a racing animal suffer a start like that.

First It’s The Box Draw, Everything Else Falls In Behind

Next time you think it’s tough finding a winner or two, think about how it must have been for punters at the old Harold Park circuit in the period when 10 runners would line up for a race.

I don’t know precisely when Harold Park dropped to eight-dog fields, although it appears to have been around 1960, or a little earlier. Prior to this, fields were a maximum of 10 runners. What’s interesting is that despite the passage of 60 or more years, some things really don’t change when it comes to which boxes tend to dominate.

In a brief chart published in the Sydney Morning Herald in April 1954, a list of winning box numbers from Harold Park showed there had been 201 races run from January to the end of March. Runners exiting box one registered 36 wins, or 17.91 percent, while box two notched 31 wins and box three 32 wins. The wins then dropped away dramatically with box five next best at 20 victories, box four 16, box nine 14 and boxes six, seven, eight, and 10 with 13 wins apiece.

A couple of weeks earlier, the Herald had published the results of 190 races run at Wentworth Park. As with today, races at Wentworth Park only ever consisted of a maximum of eight starters. Box one dominated with 48 wins (a massive 25.26 percent), ahead of box three with 31 wins and box two with 29. Box four won 22 races, ahead of box eight with 21 while box five had 14 (with one dead-heat), box six 14, and box seven just 10 (with one dead-heat).

Basically, the inside three alleys won almost 57 percent of races. At Harold Park in the same period, the inside three boxes picked up 49 percent of events run.

By way of comparison, I looked up the current situation regarding winning box numbers at Wentworth Park (via thedogs website). According to their statistics, box one has recorded 3,887 wins, box two 3,152 and box three 2,598. It doesn’t say what period the figures cover, but given there are 21,129 races it must be the period since the beginning of the loam track back in 1992. So, boxes one, two and three have won 9,637 races between them in that time, or over 45 percent.

By way of further comparison, I looked at The Meadows box stats for 525 metre races, via the GRV website. They only have the past 12 months, but from 926 races box one notched 188 wins (20.3 percent), ahead of box two with 156 and box three with 125 wins. So, the inside three alleys have snared 469 of the 926 races, or a whopping 50.6 percent.

Box six, almost universally, comes out with the worst numbers (which, in my opinion, always adds further lustre to the grand career of Rapid Journey, who raced five times out of that alley for five wins; but that’s another story).

Note what I wrote earlier regarding Harold Park and Wentworth Park, 60 years ago. The numbers haven’t moved much with the passage of time, whether it is a grass one-turn horseshoe track with long straights and 10 starters like the old Harold Park, a tight grass circuit like Wentworth Park used to be, or a loam track such as The Meadows. That box draw remains the single most important element in the equation for most punters, owners, and trainers.

Robert Camilleri Fined And Disqualified On Two Charges

Offences Charged:

(1) GAR86(d) – Mr. Camilleri, being a trainer having official duties in relation to greyhound racing, did make a false or misleading statement on 5 December 2013 regarding Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets to Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) stewards Mr. Glenn Fish and Mr. Brayden Jinks and GRV Industry Veterinary Officer Dr. Steven Karamatic during the course of an investigation regarding a swab irregularity taken from the greyhound ‘Luxurious’ on 11 August 2013, in that he denied knowing the nature of the substance Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets that was being administered to Greyhounds trained by Mr. Graeme Bate.

(2) GAR86(o) – Mr. Camilleri, in that between on or about 11 August 2012 and 23 October 2013 he did administer or cause to be administered the prohibited substance Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets to Greyhounds trained by Mr. Peter Hunt without his knowledge or permission, being conduct which in the opinion of stewards is negligent, improper or constitutes misconduct.

Report

General Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of a pre-race urine sample taken from greyhound ‘Luxurious’ at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Sunday, 11 August 2013.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Graeme Bate, Mrs. Beverley Bate (Owner), Mr. Joe Briffa (Trainer), Mr. Robert Camilleri (Trainer), Ms. Amy Cole (Trainer), Ms. Jenny Hunt (Trainer), Mr. Leon Harris (Handler), Ms. Michelle Mallia-Magri (Trainer), Mr. Chris Falcke (Department of Health), Wendy Fasoli (Trainer) and received statements from Dr. Alastair Smith (Sandown Veterinary Clinic), Mr. Paul Zahra (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory), Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer), Mr. Glenn Fish (Chief Steward) and Mr. Ron Matthews (Steward).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Camilleri with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rules GAR86 (d) and GAR86 (o) as indicated in changes (1) and (2) above.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules these charges constitute Serious Offences. As a result, on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Robert Camilleri represented himself.

Mr. Robert Camilleri pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Mr. Paul Holdenson QC assisted by Mr. Patrick Considine (Corrs Chambers Westgarth) represented the Stewards Panel.

After hearing all the evidence tendered and having regard to GAR86 (d) and GAR86 (o), the RADB determined that:

(a) in relation to charge (1), Mr. Camilleri was guilty as charged and was fined $500 and disqualified for 3 months; and

(b) in relation to charge (2), Mr. Camilleri was guilty as charged and he was fined $500 and disqualified for 3 months (to commence after the disqualification for charge 1 has been served and wholly suspended for 18 months).

The RADB’s reasons for their decisions were as follows:

Charge 1 – GAR 86(d)

Evidence given by all the parties has been reviewed. As noted by the Stewards, there are inconsistencies in the evidence. Mr. Camilleri claimed at the Stewards Inquiry on 5 December 2013 and at the hearing before us on 26 May 2014 that he didn’t know that the “little white tablets” were Hysone 20mg tablets or that they contained Hydrocortisone; he said he believed they were anti-cramp tablets to be given to those greyhounds who were identified by Mr. Graeme Bate as bad crampers. Mr. Camilleri also claimed that he originally got the tablets from Mr. Bate in a little white container with no label on it, or with the label scratched off, which he kept to prevent the tablets from getting wet. In this regard, his evidence was not confined to the seven loose tablets left on a table at Mr. Bate’s kennels when Stewards arrived to notify Mr. Bate of the Gunda Bale positive swab on 10 May 2013. Mr. Camilleri said that he had used the little white tablets for a couple of years, and had even given four of these tablets to his own racing greyhounds during this period. Mr. Bate said in his evidence that he didn’t know Mr. Camilleri had done this.

From the evidence, the Board is of the view that it is highly unlikely that as at 5 December 2013, Mr. Camilleri did not know that the little white tablets were Hysone 20mg and that they contained Hydrocortisone. The Board notes the following:

1. The tablets were imprinted “H20″.

2. Mr. Camilleri has been a registered greyhound trainer since 1995 and a public trainer for most of this time. While working and residing at Mr. Bate’s property for six years, he has trained a small number of greyhounds and used the little white tablets on his greyhounds on four occasions. It is difficult to believe he would do that not knowing what the tablets really were.

3. Ms. Amy Cole, who was responsible for looking after one of the sheds at the Bate property during the time that Mr. Camilleri was there, knew that Hysone tablets were being used at the Bate property in 2012 as, according to the evidence of Ms. Michelle Mallia-Magri, another greyhound trainer for whom Amy worked for a short time, Amy suggested Michelle try them on her greyhounds. It would seem very surprising if others working at the Bate property, particularly Mr. Camilleri and Mr. Joe Briffa (both experienced trainers in their own right and in charge of the Bate operations when Mr Bate was not there) did not know at least at a similar time to Ms. Cole of the use of the Hysone tablets there.

4. Mr. Bate was notified by GRV Stewards on 24 October 2013 that a swab taken from the greyhound “Luxurious” at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club meeting on 11 August 2013 had shown the presence of the prohibited substance free Hydrocortisone at an unusual or abnormal amount of an endogenous substance. At the time of the notification Mr. Camilleri was present and telephoned Mr. Bate to inform him of the Stewards’ visit and Mr. Bate subsequently arrived and talked with the Stewards. This positive swab probably arose because, at the time of the notification of Gunda Bale positive swab, Stewards took one of the seven loose tablets which Dr. Steven Karamatic (GRV Veterinary Officer and present with the Stewards at that visit) found on a table at the Bate kennels, and took it to Racing Analytical Services Ltd on 13 May 2013 for analysis. RASL confirmed that the tablet contained Hydrocortisone (Refer witness statement of Dr Steven Karamatic). Mr. Bate said in his interview with Stewards on 24 October 2013 that he had thrown away all the remaining Hysone tablets because Stewards were constantly swabbing his dogs, so he knew Stewards “must have been looking for levels” and he stopped using them. Even if Mr. Camilleri did not know up until then what the “little white tablets” were (which we doubt), it is difficult to believe that he would not have been told or at least noticed that there was a change in Mr. Bate’s medication regime (that is, no more “little white tablets”) and to enquire as to the reason. Mr. Bate’s evidence on 10 December 2013 states that he didn’t tell Joe (Briffa) and Rob (Camilleri) initially, but “since this (presumably the Luxurious swab result), naturally Joe and Rob found out (page 54). Mrs. Bate was even more forthright in her second interview with Stewards on 24 February 2014 when she said that Rob and Joe knew what the (little white) tablets were.

In his interviews on 5 December 2013 and before this hearing on 26 May 2014, Mr. Camilleri denied any knowledge of what the little white tablets were. They were to be used, at Mr. Bate’s direction, for those dogs which were bad crampers. Mr. Camilleri said he knew nothing more about them. The particulars of charge 1 require the Board, on the Briginshaw standard, to be comfortably satisfied that on 5 December 2013, Mr. Camilleri knew “the nature of the substance Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets being administered to greyhounds trained by Mr. Graeme Bate”. Even accepting that Mr. Camilleri did not know that the little white tablets were Hysone 20mg and that they contained Hydrocortisone (and this is somewhat of a stretch given other evidence), we are comfortably satisfied that he would have known this on 5 December 2013. As an experienced public trainer with his own greyhounds, it seems to defy common sense to believe that he did not know these things by this time. His statements and his actions (or lack of obvious enquiry) may have been guided by his loyalty to Mr. Bate and his fellow workers. Indeed, all of those people who gave evidence in early December 2013, maintained a similar line of denying knowledge of what the little white tablet was. But even knowing that it was an additional tablet for the bad crampers (whereas the Pharma Mag tablets were for the “ordinary” crampers and the Pharma Mag name was always used) and then using these tablets for his own greyhounds should have put Mr. Camilleri in a position of finding out for himself what the tablets were and what was in them. We believe any reasonable trainer in Mr. Camilleri’s position would have done so. We also note that Mr. Briffa and Ms. Cole, who were both charged with a similar offence to Mr. Camilleri and who denied knowledge of what the little white tablet was in their interviews with the Stewards in December 2013, pleaded guilty to their respective charges before this Board. Therefore it is almost unbelievably strange that given his role in Mr. Bate’s operations, it was only Mr. Camilleri who did not at 5 December 2013 know about the Hysone tablets and that they contained Hydrocortisone.

The Board noted that in the course of submissions made by Mr. Camilleri after delivery of this finding that he conceded that when interviewed by the Stewards on 5 December 2013 he was aware of the nature of the substance Hydrocortisone and the 20 mg Hysone tablets and had been so aware since about 24 October 2013.

The Board finds Mr. Camilleri guilty on charge 1.

Charge 2 – GAR 86(o)

If we accepted Mr. Camilleri’s claims on charge 1, then administering the little white tablets to greyhounds trained by Mr. Peter Hunt without his knowledge or permission may be even more negligent or improper than it might otherwise be. Mr. Camilleri claimed that he was only guilty of what Mr. Bate directed. In his mind, given the family relationship (Mr Hunt being Mrs. Bate’s son), Mr Hunt’s dogs were Mr Bate’s dogs – part of the overall Bate kennel operations. Nevertheless Mr. Camilleri is an experienced public trainer who knew of Mr Hunt’s illness and he should have enquired further as to Mr Hunt’s knowledge or permission to the administration of the tablets. Otherwise he was exposing Mr. Hunt (as trainer) and those greyhounds to which the tablets were given, to a potential positive swab and the consequences and penalties that flow from that.

In the circumstances the Board are comfortably satisfied that Mr. Camilleri’s conduct is negligent and improper and in breach of GAR 86(o). The Board finds Mr. Camilleri guilty on charge 2.

In assessing penalties, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) Mr. Camilleri’s not guilty pleas;
(b) The nature of the prohibited substance Hydrocortisone;
(c) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field
for all participants;
(d) Prior penalties for similar offences, including those associated with other persons charged
in the ‘Luxurious’ swab irregularity matter;
(e) Mr. Camilleri’s character and his clean history (very minor prior offences) in the
greyhound industry;
(f) Mr. Camilleri’s false statements impeded Stewards in their investigations; and
(g) Mr. Camilleri’s conduct in relation to charge (2) was over a lengthy period of time.

GRV Stewards Lodge Appeal To Bate Sanction

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards have lodged an appeal of two of the sanctions delivered by the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) in the case of Mr Graeme Bate, which they believe to be manifestly inadequate given the nature of the breaches.

Mr Graeme Bate pleaded guilty to five serious offences under the Greyhounds Australasia Rules (GAR) before the RADB on Tuesday 10 June 2014. The charges to which Mr Bate pleaded guilty include; administering a prohibited substance to a greyhound under his care, administering a prohibited substance to greyhounds trained by another person, procuring tablets for the purpose of administering to greyhounds and making a false and misleading statement.

Across the five charges, the RADB imposed penalties totalling 24 months disqualification and $1000 in fines.

Stewards have the right to appeal the RADB’s decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) under the Racing Act (1958).

Glen Canty, General Manager – Integrity, Racing and Welfare at GRV, commented that the decision of the RADB in regard to two of the sanctions does not send a strong enough message about the seriousness of the rule breaches.

“The decision to disqualify Mr Bate for a period of two years was too lenient in our opinion and after internal
discussions, GRV Stewards have decided to lodge an appeal,” Mr Canty said.

GRV will make no further comment about this matter until it is heard at VCAT

Graeme Bate Receives 24 Months Disqualification And $1000 In Fines

Offences Charged:

(1) GAR83(1) – In that Mr. Bate, the trainer of the greyhound Luxurious, which was nominated to compete in an Event, namely, Race 8, the Liam and Taryn syndicate – Mixed 3&4,conducted by Sale Greyhound Racing Club at Sale on 11 August 2013, did administer or cause to be administered the prohibited substance Hydrocortisone for the purpose of affecting the greyhound’s condition, behaviour or performance in the Event.

(2) GAR83(2) and (3) – In that Mr. Bate, the trainer of the greyhound Luxurious, which was nominated to compete in an event, namely, race 8, the Liam and Taryn syndicate – Mixed 3&4, conducted by the Sale Greyhound Racing Club at Sale on 11 August 2013, did fail on that date to present the greyhound free of any prohibited substance, given that a pre race urine sample taken from the greyhound indicated the presence of a prohibited substance, namely an unusual or abnormal amount of Hydrocortisone.

(3) GAR86(o) – In that Mr. Bate did make a false or misleading statement on 24 October 2013 regarding the presence of the substance Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets at his property at Lara, to Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards Mr. Glenn Fish and Mr. Ron Matthews and GRV Industry Veterinary Officer Dr Steven Karamatic during the course of an investigation regarding a swab irregularity taken from the greyhound ‘Luxurious’ on 11 August 2013, which in the opinion of Stewards was dishonest, improper or constitutes misconduct.

(4) GAR86(o) – In that Mr. Bate did procure up to six thousand (6000) Hysone 20mg tablets between on or about 11 August 2012 and 6 July 2013 on behalf of Mr Peter Hunt without his knowledge or permission, which in the opinion of Stewards was dishonest, improper, or constitutes misconduct.

(5) GAR86(o) – In that between on or about 11 August 2012 and 23 October 2013 Mr. Bate did administer or cause to be administered the prohibited substance Hydrocortisone, in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets, to greyhounds trained by Mr Peter Hunt without his knowledge or permission, being conduct which in the opinion of Stewards is dishonest, improper or constitutes misconduct.

(6) GAR86(o) – In that Mr. Bate, did procure up to seven thousand two hundred (7200) Hysone 20mg tablets containing the prohibited substance Hydrocortisone between on or about 7 May 2012 and 3 April 2013 for the purpose of administering to greyhounds, which in the opinion of Stewards was dishonest, improper, or constitutes misconduct.

Report

General – General Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of a pre-race urine sample taken from greyhound ‘Luxurious’ at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Sunday, 11 August 2013.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Graeme Bate, Mrs. Beverley Bate (Owner), Mr. Joe Briffa (Trainer), Mr. Robert Camilleri (Trainer), Ms. Amy Cole (Trainer), Ms. Jenny Hunt (Trainer), Mr. Leon Harris (Handler), Ms. Michelle Mallia-Magri (Trainer), Mr. Chris Falcke (Department of Health), Wendy Fasoli (Trainer) and received statements from Dr. Alastair Smith (Sandown Veterinary Clinic), Mr. Paul Zahra
(Racing Analytical Services Laboratory), Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer), Mr. Glenn Fish (Chief Steward) and Mr. Ron Matthews (Steward).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Bate with breaches of Greyhounds Australasia Rules as indicated in charges (1) to (6) above.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules these charges constitute Serious Offences. As a result, on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Graeme Bate was represented by Ms. Carmen Randazzo SC, instructed by Mr. Rowan Slattery.

Mr. Paul Holdenson QC assisted by Mr. Patrick Considine (Corrs Chambers Westgarth) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Graeme Bate pleaded guilty to charges (1) and (3) to (6). Charge 2 was not initially put for a plea. Upon Mr. Bate pleading guilty to charge (1), Charge (2) was withdrawn.

After hearing all the evidence tendered and having regard to GAR83 (1) and GAR86 (o), the RADB determined that:

(a) in relation to charge (1), Mr. Bate was guilty as charged and he was disqualified for 12 months;

(b) in relation to charge (3), Mr. Bate was guilty as charged. His conduct was regarded as improper and he was fined $500 and disqualified for 3 months;

(c) in relation to charge (4), Mr. Bate was guilty as charged. His conduct was regarded as dishonest and he was fined $500 and disqualified for 6 months;

(d) in relation to charge (5), Mr. Bate was guilty as charged. His conduct was regarded as improper and he was disqualified for 6 months (with 3 months of this disqualification to be served concurrently with the disqualification penalty for charge 4); and

(e) in relation to charge (6), Mr. Bate was guilty as charged and was disqualified for 6 months (to be served concurrently with the disqualification penalty for charge 4);

In assessing penalties, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) The nature of the charge;
(b) Mr. Bate’s guilty pleas;
(c) The nature of the prohibited substance Hydrocortisone;
(d) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field for all participants;
(e) Prior penalties for Mr. Bate and others for similar offences, including those penalties associated with other persons charged in the ‘Luxurious’ swab irregularity matter;
(f) Mr. Bate had the main role in the operations of his kennels including what medications were to be administered;
(g) Mr. Bate’s conduct was over a lengthy period of time; and
(h) Mr. Bate was a leading greyhound trainer with significant contributions to the industry over many years.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified ‘Luxurious’ from Event 8 – LIAM TARYN SYND Mixed 440m – at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Sunday, 11 August 2013 and amended the placings accordingly.

GRV Introduces Fines for Lax Retirement Reporting

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) will become the first greyhound racing authority in Australia to monitor unnamed greyhounds that are inactive within the sport from July 1 2014 and will institute a late lodgement fee for members that are non-compliant with their retirement reporting.

From 1 July 2014, GRV will institute a late lodgement fee if a retirement has not been completed for a named greyhound and the greyhound has been identified as inactive in the racing industry for over six months. This will apply to all greyhounds born on or after 1 January 2011. Members will be given prior notice if their greyhounds fall into this category and will be encouraged to complete a retirement form if the greyhound is no longer a racing prospect.

The late lodgement fee for unnamed greyhounds will be introduced on 1 January 2015.

Although retirement reporting has been a requirement under the rules of racing for several years (GAR 106), GRV has focussed on educating participants in regards to their responsibilities. There will now be an even greater focus on enforcing these requirements as the organisation has become much better equipped and resourced to track all greyhounds.

General Manager – Integrity, Racing and Welfare at GRV, Glen Canty, said this was an important step in the being able to accurately monitor all greyhounds within the racing industry.

“We are very serious about the welfare of the greyhound at GRV and will be enforcing a number of stringent reporting measures for those participants that aren’t complying with our greyhound retirement policy,” Mr Canty said.

“The five-year Strategic Plan identified Greyhound Welfare as one of the most important areas to address and we at GRV see the appropriate and timely reporting of retirements as one of the main regulatory changes that needed to be introduced to increase the accountability of its members.”

“GRV is unwavering in its desire to improve all greyhound welfare practices and that’s why we are putting systems in place to track every greyhound through its life with quantifiable statistics to assist with the determination of further strategies to address welfare matters.”

“We have the ambitious and achievable objective to decrease the number of healthy greyhounds that are euthanised by 40% over the next five years in addition to increasing the quality of litters bred in the state, leading to 70% of all greyhounds bred making it to the track.”

Given that GRV is about to commence following up unnamed greyhounds that have fallen inactive, it is important for participants to ensure that any unnamed greyhounds that have been sold or are with new owners are correctly transferred otherwise members risk being fined for non-compliance as the last registered owner. There is no fee attached to the transfers of unnamed greyhounds.

GRV take the issue of greyhound welfare very seriously and will not tolerate improper reporting of a greyhound’s whereabouts. This is a major undertaking for GRV and its Integrity, Racing and Welfare Department.

Try The Dartboard

Tonight’s Sandown distance races present more quandaries for punters.

Amazingly, the club and GRV have scheduled heats and final for a Grade 5 series over 715m with only a four day gap between the two races. This challenges all known evidence of the physiological capability of the greyhound racer. How can we know which of them will sustain the effort? It surely cannot be a serious betting prospect although, nominally, Luna Jinx has a lot on the field.

Life gets no easier in Race 9 when 4th and 5th Grade starters line up over the long trip. Five of these raced seven days ago, while three have had only a four or five day break between races. Three of them are having their fifth start in May, another one (a possible favourite) is having its sixth start. So how much is too much?

Meanwhile, back at Albion Park our old friend, Late Angel Lee, is also having its fifth start in the month over 710m. It has already shown it is short of puff over this trip. It won its first distance start against poor opposition in a moderate 42.41 and has since run unplaced in consecutive weeks in 42.85, 42.91 and 42.56. Good dogs wil break 42 sec or thereabouts at the track.

The sad thing is that Late Angel Lee is a very smart dog over 520m and 600m, where it has won 13 races. It just cannot run out the 710m, so why keep trying, especially when it is not getting a decent break between races?

Whatever the supposed reasons or justifications for these situations, somebody has lost the plot.

It is worth adding that some of these dogs, particularly Late Angel Lee, have demonstrated big finishes over the shorter trips – hence the effort taken to try them over the 700s. Yet performances over 500m, and even 600m, offer no guarantee at all that they will get the long trip. Time and again we have seen good dogs fail to measure up that way. We should not see that as unusual, but normal for a breed which is optimised as a sprinter. Only a very tiny percentage of the population pack enough power to run out 700m.

The upshot of it all is that we, as an industry, are making a mockery of the integrity of the product. We are just kidding the customers.

BUT THERE’S MORE, MUCH MORE

Matters like the scheduling of staying races throw into serious doubt the competence of some administrators and participants to do the right thing. Consider what authorities have been doing recently.

Western Australia’s plans for a new track to replace Cannington in 2015 include a bend start. This is a feature which is known to be dangerous and disruptive. Queensland has done the same thing in at least two of its plans for tracks to replace Albion Park. These horrors exist everywhere now so we are not short of evidence to demonstrate the problems.

South Australia has just decided to dump the follow-on-lure at Angle Park, despite all the evidence – there and at Albion Park – that the FOL is superior in terms of injuries and non-chasing issues. A few noisy trainers have won out against good management decision-making. Other states are ignoring the potential improvements.

In Queensland, the Racing Minister has been seriously criticised in Parliament for incompetence, two of the five Racing Queensland board members have quit in disgust, while the greyhound board has done nothing yet to remedy the serious long term decline in the quality and numbers of dogs.

NSW continues to look on as it loses good dogs to Victoria and fails to attend to serious faults in track designs, both old and re-built, including Wentworth Park. GRNSW has persisted with a plan to shift the Tweed Heads operation into Queensland’s jurisdiction, notwithstanding the massive contractual, legal and constitutional barriers it would have to jump over. Shades of Hutt Province in WA! But at least Prince Leonard gets income from tourists.

Victoria’s average field quality is falling by the day as it inserts more and more races into the mix to fill holes in a rampant Tabcorp calendar. Novice dogs now routinely occupy spots in the major city meetings. Its supposed “profitability” is suspect as like for like turnover comparisons show little or no improvement at most clubs and funds have been boosted only by a government-inspired change in the way TAB commissions have been distributed amongst the codes.

Much of Greyhound Australasia’s work remains farcical as the states make up their own minds about whether to adopt GAL “decisions” and instead create hundreds of pages of local rules, particularly those for grading. In a recent triumph for the bureaucracy, NSW has managed to set up not one but three different grades for veterans races – after the state had virtually ignored the subject for decades. Can they fill three grades?

On top of all that, Tabcorp and Tatts are mercilessly ripping off Fixed Odds customers with scant regard to their original purpose in life – to provide a service to racing.

Is this any way to run an industry? And where will we end up in five or ten years time?

Traralgon To Close For Redevelopment

The Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club will close for redevelopment this Thursday 29 May.

GRV, the Club and the State Government are currently in discussions about the exact nature of the redevelopment and further details and timelines for the works will be announced shortly.

While Traralgon is closed for works, there will be no effect on the number of meetings conducted by GRV. Recognising the need to cater for local trainers, GRV has programmed extra meetings at Cranbourne and Warragul while Healesville and Sale will pick up some day meetings as a result of the closure.

GRV Chief Executive, Adam Wallish, commented that the track redevelopment is significant for the area and that the organisation has endeavoured to make the transition as smooth as possible for local trainers.

“With the imminent closure of the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club for redevelopment, it has become very important to communicate our plans to cater for local trainers that will be affected.”

“We have programmed various meetings at tracks that are closest to Traralgon to ensure that trainers who regularly race at the track aren’t unduly impacted and don’t have to travel too far to race their greyhounds.”

“It is also very important to emphasise that the number of meetings and races we conduct will remain the same so we aren’t expecting any adverse wagering impact.”

“This redevelopment will be very important for the area and for greyhound racing generally and we look forward to announcing further details about the specifics of the plan in the near future.”

GRV Implements New Grading Rules

It has been a long time coming, but GRV has finally accepted the need to alter the current grading structure to enable a fairer and more transparent system of grading throughout Victoria.

Chief Executive of GRV Adam Wallish has overseen the introduction of the new measures after much consultation with the industry through strategic consultation sessions, industry surveys, grading specific consultation sessions and feedback from the Greyhound Owners Trainers and Breeders Association (GOTBA).

Overall, 14 recommendations will be adopted, the most significant amendment involves the grading of “Associated Greyhounds”. The “Associated Greyhounds” rule has been introduced as a direct result of industry feedback and is perhaps the most controversial of the 14 modifications.

Local Rule 28.7 States:

“The GRV Grader may impose a limit on the number of Associated Greyhounds eligible to compete in a particular race in accordance with the grading guidelines as amended from time to time.”

In laymen’s terms this means the rule limits the number of greyhounds owned, trained or associated with any member to two per race. Exceptions will be made for Grade 4 and above, as well as distance race categories. The other stipulation is the GRV grader will have the power to add nominated associated greyhounds to fields in the event that nominations are extended and to ensure field sizes and race numbers are maintained wherever possible in the best interests of greyhound racing.

This caveat to the rules brings Victoria into line with other States, including New South Wales and South Australia, which have operated under this structure for some time.

It is anticipated this new rule will come into effect on August 1, 2014.

The implications of the associated greyhounds directive will perhaps not be fully known for some time. The professional full time trainers and the larger owners are, in the first instance, the ones who may feel the greatest impact of the new regulations.

Metropolitan racing in Victoria is unquestionably being dominated by the larger trainers and owners, especially in recent times. The issue of reducing the amount of race dogs from these larger operations is central in allowing a more level playing field for the smaller or hobby participants.

Many believe this is essential to the long term sustainability of the industry, with flow on effects in breeding numbers and member retention. Although these new rules are not specifically designed to disrupt the Wheeler operation, there is no doubt the amount of Wheeler greyhounds racing in Victoria, as opposed to other States, has not gone un-noticed by participants, or the GRV.

The dominance in Victoria of Owner/Breeder Paul Wheeler may be reduced somewhat, and he may have to re-locate some of his greyhounds to other States in order to maximise their earning capacity.

While no one would deny that the huge amount of success enjoyed by the Wheeler dynasty has been hard earned, the overall integrity of the industry must be protected, and to that end, the change in this particular rule is long overdue.

Of the other rule amendments, the introduction of Grade 6 and Grade 7 events for less experienced greyhounds which is set to be introduced in 2015, is also a positive step.

It has been interesting to note the change of direction in GRV policy since the departure of former CEO John Stephens, and the new, dare we say, more balanced stance of current boss Adam Wallish. It would seem the current GRV Administration obviously recognises the need to protect the interests of the full time professional participants, along with those of the hobbyists, in equal measure.

GRV have stated that a continual monitoring of the rules will be undertaken and, if required, further modifications could be forthcoming in order to achieve the desired goals of transparency, fairness and accessibility to all members.

Friday, 23 May 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Geelong – Friday, 23 May 2014

Race No. 1Sita Australia Ht17:10 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Heat event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PREMIER RUBY [M]FSHA Marum (Devon Meadows)
2DESTINI DIAMOND [M]56625NBTE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
3DYNA CHAOTIC (NSW)[M]8FSTDM Delbridge (Balliang)
4DANYO’S KIRSTY [M]FSHJ Borg (Maryborough)
5PROVINCIAL BEAR [M]273FSHJ Barbara (Exford)
6JAUNTY BALE (NSW)[M]FSHS Collins (Lara)
7ULLA ALLEN (NSW)[M]65FSHS Collins (Lara)
8READY JET GO [M]FSHP Carmichael (Elliminyt)
9NAUGHTY AND NICE (NSW)[M]Res.71465FSHD White (Sunbury)
10MISS HOMBRE [M]Res.7855NBTT Womann (Lara)
Race No. 2Merv Jennings Signs Ht27:27 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Heat event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DAZZLE ALLEN (NSW)[M]FSHS Collins (Lara)
2JULIE BALE (NSW)[M]52FSHS Collins (Lara)
3DANYO’S ELNA [M]FSHJ Borg (Maryborough)
4TRICKY ZORRO (NZ)[M]72FSHB Jones (Lara)
5KRISTERIN [M]8FSHG Edwards (Broadford)
6MOUYONG JIMMY [M]6FSTDW Duniam (Little River)
7TOY PRINCESS [M]36274FSHN Gost (Little River)
8IMMORTAL BEAR [M]22FSHJ Barbara (Exford)
9MISFORTUNE FADED (NSW)[M]Res.65665FSHA Hyde (Lara)
10ANGEL RAINE [M]Res.65784NBTT Womann (Lara)
Race No. 3Karazmatic Carpentry Ht37:49 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Heat event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DANYO’S AVIE [M]FSHG Borg (Maryborough)
2ERZA ALLEN (NSW)[M]533FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
3FLUX CAPACITOR [M]3FSHW Duve (Denison)
4COSTLY (QLD)[M]FSHL Lacy (Noble Park)
5MAGNETO BALE (NSW)[M]54FSHS Collins (Lara)
6GOLDEN PANTHER [M]FSHB Reid (Lovely Banks)
7SPEEDIE RIOLI [M]72734FSHK Smyth (Lang Lang)
8DANYO’S DABBY [M]FSHJ Borg (Maryborough)
9ENTICED STATE [M]Res.67645NBTG Carr (Sunbury)
10BABY BRODIE [M]Res.8786NBTT Sharp (Melton West)
Race No. 4Krock Ht48:10 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Heat event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MCTHUMPA [M]5FSHH Taylor (Langwarrin)
2COBALT MIST [M]33226NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
3ICE COLD BUNDY [M]6T724NBTJ Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
4YAMI BALE (NSW)[M]34272NBTS Collins (Lara)
5BRONCO BALE (NSW)[M]1256FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
6MACCA’S SWAY [M]FSHJ Borg (Maryborough)
7URBAN ROCK STAR [M]FSHJ Maple (Little River)
8JASPER ATTACK [M]45742NBTJ Sharp (Lara)
9ENTICED STATE [M]Res.67645NBTG Carr (Sunbury)
10BUSTER’S MAGIC [M]Res.477FSHP Clark (Wangaratta)
Race No. 5Austins Wines – Grv Vic Bred Ht18:27 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 520 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CRACKERJACK LAD [5]34864FSTDJ Hunt (Avalon)
2IMMY ROSE [5]22124NBTN Rooney (Lara)
3DUBSY RUSSELL [5]42344NBTT Mitchell (Lara)
4BLACK SALT [5]17811NBTK Karamatic (Lara)
5FOURTH CHOICE [5]62377FSTDN Wynd (Lismore)
6EL RIO [5]84328NBTD Geall (Lara)
7YAMBLA MICK [5]14355NBTJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
8PERFECT ROY [5]8338330.42(1)M Edwards (Broadford)
9BOURBON CLUB [5]Res.36368NBTJ Karamatic (Lara)
10TOMMY TOYMAN [5]Res.74372NBTN Gost (Little River)
Race No. 6Geelong Australia – Grv Vic Bred Ht28:49 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 520 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1EARLY NOTICE [5]25328NBTR Ashworth (Cowwarr)
2LUSHA BOOSHA [5]5521830.59(7)M Vaughan (Newcomb)
3MERMAID PRINCESS [5]37324FSTDJ Hunt (Avalon)
4CANDLE WISH [5]54343NBTJ Maple (Little River)
5RAPIDO GRIS [5]4736430.26(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
6DUNDEE TORO [5]27114NBTG Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
7ABBEY’S HAND [5]44674NBTR Britton (Lara)
8TO DEE BLACK [5]27188FSHD Irby (Rosebud)
9BOURBON CLUB [5]Res.36368NBTJ Karamatic (Lara)
10TOMMY TOYMAN [5]Res.74372NBTN Gost (Little River)
Race No. 7Buxton Real Estate – Geelong9:10 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SANTA’S SPECIAL (NSW)[4]7673125.74(1)E Lloyd (Anakie)
2RUMBLING RICK (TAS)[5]18518FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3PREMIER MAGPIE [4]5322525.98(7)J Condon (Tooradin)
4DYNA OLSEN (NSW)[5]35613NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
5BISCA ALLEN (NSW)[5]471F5NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
6ALLEN JENS (NSW)[5]51413NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
7DESTINY BALE (NSW)[4]4815826.30(1)S Collins (Lara)
8SENOR SOCKS (SA)[5]11311FSTDR Britton (Lara)
9COSMIC BLACK [5]Res.46881NBTJ Psaila (Little River)
10JIMMY TWO HATS (NSW)[5]Res.7466426.32(5)E Lloyd (Anakie)
Race No. 8Sita Australia – Grv Vic Bred Ht39:27 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 520 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BIT BERGER [5]11111FSHT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
2CRACKERJACK ROSE [5]51812NBTJ Cooper (Lara)
3YABBA DABBA DEE [5]73433NBTJ Shaw (Anakie)
4FLASH WILSON [5]85484NBTT Womann (Lara)
5DESIRE SMURFETTE [5]56712NBTK Karamatic (Lara)
6PRESTO DESTINI [5]7111FSTDJ Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
7CANDLE BOY [5]3463630.60(3)J Maple (Little River)
8CETTE AWAY [5]17432FSTDJ Hunt (Avalon)
9BOURBON CLUB [5]Res.36368NBTJ Karamatic (Lara)
10TOMMY TOYMAN [5]Res.74372NBTN Gost (Little River)
Race No. 9P & R Food Services9:49 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 596 metres at Geelong Of $2,305 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,615 2nd: $460 3rd: $230.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHERE’S ASHA [5]55454FSTDR Ashworth (Cowwarr)
2WENT WOOSHKA (NZ)[4]4368634.73(5)T Womann (Lara)
3CHEEZLE LIPS [5]46416FSHM Stevens (Bangholme)
4OZZIE BULLET (WA)[4]1433FFSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
5VAPOURETTE [5]77635NBTT Sharp (Melton West)
6GOLDEN HIPPY [5]38674NBTT Whitford (Sale)
7PUNCH IT [5]4F867FSTDJ Collins (Lara)
8QUO VADIS (QLD)[4]8555534.97(8)A Langton (Anakie)
Race No. 10Topcat Video Productions10:10 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MAGIC OF BEAM (NSW)[5]74426NBTD Sturgess (She Oaks)
2FAITH IN BEAR [5]251FSTDA Chapple (Exford)
3TAKOS PRINCESS [5]57443NBTL Cockerell (Buckley)
4CENTRAL ROAD [5]42771FSTDM Edwards (Broadford)
5KIMBERLEY PRINCE [5]35317NBTG Brett (Werribee)
6DYNAMO’S MISS [5]4166526.15(5)L Darby (Drysdale)
7PROJECT BOY [5]24181FSHL Cunningham (Pakenham)
8DYNA ARCLIGHT (NSW)[5]3314FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
9VIOLET DESIRE [5]Res.53765FSHN Tait (Wangaratta)
10DYNA FATBOB (NSW)[5]Res.3814FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
Race No. 11Advertising Associates10:27 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WITCH BALE (NSW)[5]42333FSTDM Delbridge (Balliang)
2RAZOR HAWK [5]42772FSTDP Furci (Maribyrnong)
3GIANTS DANCE [5]1181326.27(8)T Deglaitis (Moolap)
4ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[5]4325825.79(1)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5UNO SPRITE [5]4742825.98(5)T Fiddian (Wyndham Vale)
6HOW TIME FLY’S [5]4125326.04(1)B Cunningham (Wyndham Vale)
7BLADE BALE (NSW)[5]17715FSTDS Collins (Lara)
8TO SEVEN ELEVEN (NSW)[5]32731NBTS Wells (Nagambie)
9VARIX [5]Res.7351626.51(7)D Craven (Grovedale)
10ADDY’S DELIGHT [5]Res.87551FSTDP Clark (Wangaratta)

Where Will The Money Come From?

How are the greyhound budgets doing? With commonwealth measures about to hack into people’s disposable incomes it’s opportune to look at what happened last financial year as well as at trends since.

The outlook is not rosy. Only two states had genuinely positive wagering trends last year and one of those is chancy. The others are going backwards or just holding the line. Even worse if you take inflation into account. Tote betting is on the decline all over, mostly in response to business diverted to Fixed Odds activity which, in turn, offers less rewarding commission to clubs and authorities.

Western Australian turnover jumped 10.0% in 2012/13, helped by a 3.9% increase in meetings.

Tasmania increased turnover by 6.9% but now has to negotiate the effect of a full year’s switch from Supertab to TattsBet. The resultant smaller Tatts pools can only encourage more punters to jump the border and keep using the Melbourne Tabcorp pools.

They are the good ones and both are relatively small racing states.

NSW barely maintained its TAB turnover level, even though it offered 1.9% more races to bet on. Non-TAB turnover has been a saver but future growth there is uncertain. Authorities have rung alarm bells about the future, mostly because of the squeeze caused by state commission splits which involve greyhounds subsidising the other two codes.

South Australia was down by 10% and will also be affected by the declining value of the small TattsBet pools.

Queensland is going nowhere, which means it effectively has to go backwards, given the lack of meaningful action by Racing Queensland to reverse the trends. It needs more of everything, especially good dogs. Wagering was down 9.0% and even then was kept afloat only by a strong rise in commission on Fixed Odds and other corporate bookmaker offerings. They now comprise over 30% of all Queensland betting.

So, what about everybody’s hero, Victoria? The short answer is flat as a tack at the moment. GRV has trumpeted about an 8% rise in income last year but that was done on a 7.5% increase in races. Since then, the state has had the benefit of a big jump in the proportion of race commissions allocated to greyhounds. That will help in the future but it cannot contribute twice to growth.

The national picture is therefore cloudy. Future prospects for any industry can brighten only when it is uncovering new customers or obtaining more business from existing ones. Neither appears likely at the moment, largely because the industry has made only spasmodic attempts to deal with the public (as was clear in the hearings for the recent NSW parliamentary Inquiry) or to mount serious marketing campaigns.

The overcrowded TAB calendar now shows quite clearly that the industry’s product supply has now exceeded the demand from the limited number of gamblers.

The only other measure that would improve greyhound’s position is the creation of a national betting pool, thereby offering customers something decent to bet into. Whether any racing authorities are working on that is unknown. Logically, it would be the task of the national authority but, unfortunately, Greyhounds Australasia does not delve into commercial matters. So, who will put their hands up? The need is urgent.

THE EVIDENCE CONTINUES

After Late Angel Lee’s paddling win over 710m at Albion Park last week I commented that “I would not be taking Late Angel Lee to the races for another couple of weeks at least”.

Oh dear, they took no notice. Seven days later the dog turned up again for its second crack at the trip. It was therefore no surprise to see it floundering by the time they got to the back straight and then give it away on the home turn. This time it ran 43.44, compared with its first-up win in 42.41 – a 15 lengths difference. As a $3.50 second favourite, it took a lot of punters’ money with it. It had no hope of beating Wag Tail’s very smart 41.77 anyway, but that was not the point. This is a highly talented galloper but it should never have raced the second time.

In a similar case, lining up for its third distance race in 16 days, Heaps of Ability failed badly over 725m at The Meadows on Saturday. It had led-all-the-way in its previous two, although the second of those was substantially slower than the first, but met smarter early competition this time. However, it came out poorly anyway and clearly lacked the punch to go on with it in the second half of the race.

Michael Chilcott Fined $500 For Accessing GRV Computer

Offence : Incident that occurred in the kennel area of the Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club on the 12th of May, 2014 where Mr. Michael Chilcott accessed a Greyhound Racing Victoria Computer prior to the running of race five.

Stewards on the 15th of May 2014, conducted an Inquiry into an incident that occurred in the kennel area of the Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club on the 12th of May, 2014, where Mr. Michael Chilcott accessed a GRV computer prior to the running of race five.

After hearing the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Chilcott with a breach of GAR86(q) in that he engaged in conduct by way of accessing a GRV computer in the kennel area of the Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club which in the opinion of Stewards was detrimental to the interest, image and control of greyhound racing.

Mr. Chilcott pleaded guilty to the charge.

Stewards found Mr. Chilcott guilty and fined him the sum of $500, with $250 wholly suspended for a period of twelve months, pending no further breaches of GAR86(q) and GAR86(o).

Sunday, 18 May 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 18 May 2014

Race No. 1Lawrence & Hanson4:54 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHERE’S MILLY [5]6141825.35(Q)(5)J Gieschen (Valencia Creek)
2GO HOOTIE [5]7136225.44(5)C Duve (Denison)
3CAPTAIN BLING [5]24145FSHC Westerlo (Clyde)
4ICE COSSACK [5]18344FSHE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
5SKILLY [5]27734NBTS Nagy (Traralgon)
6DYNA REVY (NSW)[5]14FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)
7WILD LAST STRESS [5]213FSHN Carthew (Newcomb)
8DR. TALKBACK [5]53483NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
9LADY MAGIC [5]Res.5188125.72(Q)(8)D Brown (Heyfield)
10KILLER’S BOUNTY (SA)[5]Res.816FSHG Jose (Catani)
Race No. 2Financial Lifestyle Group5:12 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SERIOUS DARCY (QLD)[5]1242425.29(Q)(4)K Minne (Moe South)
2CRAZY TALK [5]5752325.20(Q)(6)A O’keefe (Giffard West)
3MR. ROSATO (NSW)[5]2416725.29(1)G Minne (Moe South)
4ROY’S SPECIAL [5]4435625.41(3)C Morris (Briagolong)
5CONCLAVE (NSW)[5]1326625.18(Q)(1)W Kenney (Sale)
6STAR CITY ROLLER (NSW)[5]5584325.81(7)P Eastley (Nungurner)
7DESTINI LOBO [5]61175FSHE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
8FORGET THE PAST (NSW)[5]61324FSHR Winter (Denison)
9I’M BAMBOOZLED [5]Res.34887NBTJ Peterson (Morwell)
10LUCKNOW HILTON [5]Res.67877NBTL Floyd (Cobains)
Race No. 3Dmg Financial Accountants & Advisers5:33 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 520 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BETSY ANN [5]77885NBTD Hill (Traralgon)
2SPADES AND ROSES [5]72254NBTS Chignell (Rosedale)
3NIFTY NEVEELK [5]84473NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
4FAIRY LACE [5]15522NBTB Proctor (Alberton West)
5FEIKUAI MOLLY [5]31124FSTDP Tabone (Nambrok)
6BUCKLE UP BRAX (TAS)[5]42284NBTJ Lindrea (Stratford)
7BLUE SALUTE [5]61453NBTR Winter (Denison)
8REEN’S PRINCE [5]3328429.90(5)J Holden (Nambrok)
9RAMPAGE RHONDA [5]Res.46376NBTJ Lindrea (Stratford)
10LUCKNOW HILTON [5]Res.67877NBTL Floyd (Cobains)
Race No. 4Little’s Gippsland Coaches (bitches) (gobis)5:54 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 440 metres at Sale Of $3,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235 GOBIS: $1,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SWEET SATIN [5]21686NBTK Minne (Moe South)
2GYPSY BLING [5]14311FSHC Westerlo (Clyde)
3STEALTHY BLONDE [5]86611FSHR Boyce (Korumburra)
4UNDERCOVER GIRL [5]6818724.83(5)A Ferguson (Briagolong)
5FAIRY’S FLY [4]1881125.07(1)T Proctor (Alberton West)
6KOOCHIE KOO [M]34555NBTC Fulford (Maffra)
7DR. ZSA ZSA [5]2277825.30(5)J Mcmahon (Darriman)
8DR. ROSLYN [4]2128825.08(7)J Gill (Darriman)
9BEYOND BROOKLYN [5]Res.T887824.74(8)A Ferguson (Briagolong)
10LOIS TOMATO [M]Res.47427NBTR Cooper (Morwell)
Race No. 5I For Insurance – Grv Vbis Final (gobis)6:12 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Final event over 440 metres at Sale Of $11,710 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,500 2nd: $2,140 3rd: $1,070 GOBIS: $1,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STARZAR BORN [M]32NBTN King (Pearcedale)
2SHANLYN PATCH [5]4631125.12(6)J Thompson (Pearcedale)
3PURE GLORY [5]4341125.21(3)A Inger (Nambrok)
4GOOD LUCK PUNK [M]3633NBTJ Van gelderen (Traralgon)
5ROZEHILL MAISIE [5]1621325.22(4)J Van gelderen (Traralgon)
6WOOFENDEN [5]3281125.07(2)D Johnston (Boisdale)
7SONNY’S MAGIC [M]322NBTS Reed (Yarram)
8BAZINGA MARJEN [M]34222NBTD Jensen (Keysborough)
9CEE CEE’S LEGACY [M]Res.47723NBTR Floyd (Cobains)
10ULTIMATE TALENT [M]Res.132425.15(Q)(2)J Gieschen (Valencia Creek)
Race No. 6Booth Cartledge Sellings Accountants6:34 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 650 metres at Sale Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISS TRINIDAD [5]5117FSHM Giddings (Kilmore)
2ZELEMAR KNIGHT [5]53814NBTG Dalton (Hazelwood North)
3VALERIA BALE (NSW)[5]51535FSTDR Camilleri (Lara)
4DAINTREE DYNASTY [5]75536NBTG Joske (Jeeralang Junction)
5TYRA GISELLE (NSW)[5]68753FSTDT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
6DESTINI SHADOW [5]46287FSHE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
7GRIFTER BALE (NSW)[5]32346FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)
8DESTINI DUCATI [5]88347NBTJ Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
Race No. 7Collins Booksellers / Abc Centre6:55 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 440 metres at Sale Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1OMEGA ELI [3]2356724.94(4)B Harper (Seaspray)
2GO SNIPER [4]5535425.28(6)K Ward (Mount Moriac)
3DR. THANOS [2]3251324.85(5)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
4DYNA JEZABEL (NSW)[4]7155324.88(4)R Camilleri (Lara)
5HAPPY OUTLOOK (NSW)[3]1214124.99(1)B Alford (Yarram)
6PRINCE DE GALLES [3]1485224.73(8)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
7ALTENA BALE (NSW)[4]5755325.41(4)J Hunt (Avalon)
8HURRICANE HARLEY [1]3235424.80(6)J Holden (Nambrok)
Race No. 8Carmody Tyre Service Gdr7:15 PM (VIC time)
Restricted Win event over 650 metres at Sale Of $4,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,925 2nd: $830 3rd: $420.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1REEN’S FABIAN [5]32761FSTDJ Holden (Nambrok)
2NIMBLE ICON (NSW)[5]62346NBTA Flores (Yinnar South)
3DEWANA BABE [5]31111FSHM Dewan (Carrum Downs)
4RECKLESS CHARM [5]2863737.62(1)B Pulis (Moe South)
5PERFECT TESS [5]81111FSTDD Dooley (Maffra)
6BLASTING BEAR [5]12138FSTDK Holland (Stratford)
7KIM KEEPING (NSW)[5]54116FSHJ Cottrell (Langwarrin)
8SWANSEA SANDS [4]4814437.91(3)L Hughes (Longford)
9SHINE (NSW)[5]Res.61617FSTDR Moore (Devon Meadows)
10RAMPAGE RHONDA [5]Res.46376NBTJ Lindrea (Stratford)
Race No. 9Findlay And Weymouth Pharmacy7:35 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 520 metres at Sale Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FUNKY CHICKEN [4]6754629.61(6)J Hunt (Avalon)
2RUFF EDGES [5]6566529.68(3)D Ferguson (Longwarry)
3DYNA EVY (NSW)[5]55135NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
4SALEGREY’S LATE [5]6454429.77(1)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
5WOT PRICE DANNY [5]52555NBTG Allen (Darnum)
6SONNY’S GLIDER [5]8162629.57(2)S Reed (Yarram)
7LEN WAYNE [5]85353NBTN Snowden (Stratford)
8NOAH ROSE [5]5864229.90(8)R Winter (Denison)
9RAMPAGE RHONDA [5]Res.46376NBTJ Lindrea (Stratford)
10LUCKNOW HILTON [5]Res.67877NBTL Floyd (Cobains)
Race No. 10Riviera Signs7:59 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MY TAB [4]4334324.98(1)P Tabone (Nambrok)
2HENRY HENRIQUES [4]3123724.98(5)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
3BUGATTI BLACK (NSW)[4]8182825.17(8)A Flores (Yinnar South)
4BLUE FLUTE [5]6186724.87(8)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
5SWANS TWELVE [5]34264NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
6JERSEY JACK [5]11781FSHJ Zammit (Hazelwood North)
7BIG TEX ROCKIN’ [5]8157324.95(7)C Jones (Rosedale)
8TEN ACES (NSW)[5]4473724.65(4)J Hunt (Avalon)
9PROWLING LAD [5]Res.62576FSHR Tartaglia (Newcomb)
10BEYOND BROOKLYN [5]Res.T887824.74(8)A Ferguson (Briagolong)
Race No. 11Wild Honey8:20 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LUNCHLESS [5]5854524.76(4)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
2TRUE WISHES [5]3521325.22(4)S Sinclair (Morwell)
3COURTESY [5]76552NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
4DIMANDU [5]72732NBTP Scott-smith (Warragul)
5BERNMAR PETE [5]1826425.07(5)J Connor (Rosedale)
6DOUGIE ALLEN (NSW)[5]82552NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
7WINSTON ROSE [5]535P425.03(4)J Chignell (Rosedale)
8WOT PRICE LAURIE [5]54725NBTG Allen (Darnum)
9PROWLING LAD [5]Res.62576FSHR Tartaglia (Newcomb)
10SMURF’S JACKO [5]Res.3558625.04(4)D Brown (Heyfield)

Sunday, 11 May 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Sale – Sunday, 11 May 2014

Race No. 1Grv Vbis Maiden S/f1 (gobis)4:56 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.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ROZEHILL WHIZ [M]364NBTO Mcgovern (Rosedale)
2WHERE’S MILLY [5]2614125.35(Q)(5)J Gieschen (Valencia Creek)
3TOMMY EL [M]683NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
4CEE CEE’S LEGACY [M]4772NBTR Floyd (Cobains)
5DR. TAYLOR [M]3472NBTJ Gill (Darriman)
6FRAGILITY [M]12425.44(Q)(8)J Van gelderen (Traralgon)
7WOOFENDEN [5]4328125.07(2)D Johnston (Boisdale)
8STARZAR BORN [M]3NBTN King (Pearcedale)
9DUBOZ [M]Res.55485NBTJ Mcmahon (Darriman)
10WE BORTA CHIEF [M]Res.3725NBTD Johnston (Boisdale)
Race No. 2Grv Vbis Maiden S/f2 (gobis)5:12 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.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DR. TIMOTHY [M]26864NBTJ Mcmahon (Darriman)
2SHANLYN PATCH [5]463125.12(6)J Thompson (Pearcedale)
3DAINTREE PUZZLE [M]6263425.43(Q)(7)G Joske (Jeeralang Junction)
4MAHALO [M]56553NBTG Wood (Warragul)
5ULTIMATE TALENT [M]13225.15(Q)(2)J Gieschen (Valencia Creek)
6SWEET SUN [5]125.51(7)P Galea (Rosedale)
7SONNY’S MAGIC [M]32NBTS Reed (Yarram)
8GOOD LUCK PUNK [M]363NBTJ Van gelderen (Traralgon)
9MIZZY SO DIZZY [M]Res.32425NBTK King (Langwarrin)
10OSIRIS [M]Res.32565NBTT Vass (Poowong North)
Race No. 3Dalys Group – Grv Vbis Maiden S/f3 (gobis)5:33 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.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STEALTHY SHADOW [M]2NBTJ Thompson (Pearcedale)
2ROZEHILL JOAN [M]443NBTJ Forrest (Rosedale)
3PURE GLORY [5]7434125.35(2)A Inger (Nambrok)
4DR. KIARALEE [M]4283NBTW Mcmahon (Darriman)
5LITTLE SPARROW [M]45334NBTL Newton (Briagolong)
6ROZEHILL MAISIE [5]162125.22(4)J Van gelderen (Traralgon)
7ROSE FOR YOU [M]42784NBTT Vass (Poowong North)
8BAZINGA MARJEN [M]3422NBTD Jensen (Keysborough)
9GOLDEN DREAM [M]Res.72425NBTJ Zammit (Hazelwood North)
10WHY NOT JAKE [M]Res.565NBTG Carter (Devon Meadows)
Race No. 4Little Jem Foundation5:54 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 520 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHERE’S WALLACE [5]46414FSTDJ Grima (Grantville)
2FAIRY LACE [5]21552FSTDB Proctor (Alberton West)
3GOLDEN HIPPY [5]55438FSTDT Whitford (Sale)
4REEN’S PRINCE [5]8332829.90(5)J Holden (Nambrok)
5BELLA OIL [5]76541NBTP Delahunty (Sale)
6CAN’T PROMISE [5]82767NBTJ Musselwhite (Lindenow)
7BLUE SALUTE [5]56145FSTDR Winter (Denison)
8REEN’S FABIAN [5]2327629.80(8)J Holden (Nambrok)
9CLOHS’ MATE [5]Res.5774630.28(2)J Lindrea (Stratford)
10DAGWOOD [5]Res.68317FSTDL Davis (Yarram)
Race No. 5Parer Painting6:12 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BERNMAR PETE [5]6182625.07(5)J Connor (Rosedale)
2LUCA NEVEELK [5]1111124.92(6)G Kleeven (Denison)
3NANCY DEVOY [5]11454FSHW Mcneil (Donvale)
4LOOKING MAGICAL [5]43237NBTD Williamson (Moe)
5PANTONE GREEN (NSW)[5]72883NBTB Alford (Yarram)
6SIR HUGO [5]4112324.95(3)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
7TWISTEX [5]84365NBTT Jones (Devon Meadows)
8HENRY HENRIQUES [4]1312324.98(5)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
9RECKLING (NSW)[5]Res.6525425.05(1)J Grima (Grantville)
10COURTESY [5]Res.77655FSHC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
Race No. 6Maffra Waste6:34 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 520 metres at Sale Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LEN WAYNE [5]58535NBTN Snowden (Stratford)
2WOT PRICE DANNY [5]71525NBTG Allen (Darnum)
3USAIN BURST [5]27414FSTDG Dalton (Hazelwood North)
4SONNY’S GLIDER [4]F816229.57(2)S Reed (Yarram)
5ZELEMAR KNIGHT [5]35381NBTG Dalton (Hazelwood North)
6WEALTHY SCHOONER [4]1344729.55(5)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
7DUNDEE TORO [5]13227FSTDG Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
8DEWANA CHEQUE [4]8657830.20(1)T Kennedy-harris (Somerville)
9CLOHS’ MATE [5]Res.5774630.28(2)J Lindrea (Stratford)
10BETSY ANN [5]Res.77885NBTD Hill (Traralgon)
Race No. 7Timberline General Store (bitches) (gobis)6:56 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $2,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190 GOBIS: $1,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FAIRY’S FLY [5]4188125.25(8)T Proctor (Alberton West)
2SALEGREY’S LATE [5]3645425.14(1)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
3GYPSY BLING [5]14311FSHC Westerlo (Clyde)
4REGAL SURPRISE [5]78578NBTP Eastley (Nungurner)
5HIGH STYLE [5]7143525.30(1)G Dalton (Hazelwood North)
6SPIRIT OF CAITY [5]58865NBTJ Lindrea (Stratford)
7GOLDEN SALUTE [5]5716125.55(1)R Winter (Denison)
8GO HOOTIE [5]7713625.44(5)C Duve (Denison)
9DR. ZSA ZSA [5]Res.2277825.30(5)J Mcmahon (Darriman)
10DR. SANSCHA [5]Res.2554825.34(4)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
Race No. 8Pc Bookkeeping Services7:16 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 440 metres at Sale Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CROWDZA CHANTING [4]2342125.23(1)K King (Langwarrin)
2WHISPERING WIND (QLD)[3]2361324.91(1)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
3HURRICANE HARLEY [1]1323524.80(6)J Holden (Nambrok)
4BUREKUP BOY [4]6668125.05(3)R Keating (Longford)
5SAM’S KINGDOM [1]4347324.82(6)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
6CHOLE DONNOR (NSW)[4]4348624.91(8)B Alford (Yarram)
7PRINCE DE GALLES [3]1148524.73(8)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
8LORD SALTIRE [4]4413725.06(4)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
Race No. 9Bdc Contracting7:36 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 520 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NIFTY NEVEELK [5]38447NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
2RAMPAGE RHONDA [5]44637NBTJ Lindrea (Stratford)
3ALPHA LEVA KEATO [5]41656NBTR Keating (Longford)
4DISCO [5]11728NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
5NOAH ROSE [5]2586429.90(8)R Winter (Denison)
6DAVID BEST [5]76284NBTD Jones (Devon Meadows)
7SPADES AND ROSES [5]27225NBTS Chignell (Rosedale)
8WOT PRICE LAURIE [5]46547NBTG Allen (Darnum)
9DAGWOOD [5]Res.68317FSTDL Davis (Yarram)
10BETSY ANN [5]Res.77885NBTD Hill (Traralgon)
Race No. 10Fitness 4 U8:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RASLEIGH RAMBO [5]6777625.58(8)F Stevens (Myrtlebank)
2STARZAR DIAMONDS [5]14FSHK King (Langwarrin)
3LUKE’S SPECIAL [5]56245NBTD Churchill (Allambee)
4DR. TALKBACK [5]45348NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
5CRAZY JAS [5]315NBTJ Van gelderen (Traralgon)
6LITTLE MANTRA (NSW)[5]61488FSHM Braithwaite (Moe)
7HELLA BAYLEY [5]317NBTJ Elston (Sale)
8BOLD FAITH [5]28444NBTJ Campbell (Drouin South)
9WICKED WENDY [5]Res.72646NBTA O’keefe (Giffard West)
10LIGHT OF FAITH [5]Res.71578FSHM Hynes (Drouin South)
Race No. 11Maffra Dry Cleaners8:20 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 440 metres at Sale Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SELECT DATA [5]4454325.29(6)K Holland (Stratford)
2YAZZ [5]3113525.68(6)L Harris (Somerville)
3HOT BLOODED [5]31231NBTG Jennings (Churchill)
4SILK CLUB [5]61151FSHG Hall (Yarragon)
5NAPALM RED [5]1228724.93(8)K Houlahan (Grantville)
6BLONDE BOY [5]1766225.17(6)S Cameron (Maffra)
7CRAZY TALK [5]2575225.20(Q)(6)A O’keefe (Giffard West)
8ALDERAAN [5]7252325.23(3)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
9ROY’S SPECIAL [5]Res.4435625.41(3)C Morris (Briagolong)
10WINSTON ROSE [5]Res.535P425.03(4)J Chignell (Rosedale)

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Ballarat – Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Race No. 1R & J Batteries Q.final6:58 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Quali Final event over 390 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC GENE [M]15122.43(Q)(5)R Harty (Cottles Bridge)
2CONGA [M]1122.54(Q)(8)P Abela (Parwan)
3BILLS BACK [M]3122.26(Q)(1)C Smith (Wonwondah)
4KIAN’S THEORY [M]122.49(Q)(4)J Barbara (Exford)
5MAKE ME FAMOUS [M]2468122.43(Q)(8)A Galea (Sunshine North)
6TEECEE RAIDER [M]327122.51(Q)(8)W Franklin (Willaura)
7HUNTER ROCKS [M]122.46(Q)(4)G White (Mount Helen)
8LEISURE LARRY [M]8122.57(Q)(7)S Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
9SENNI JOHN [M]Res.8346122.69(Q)(4)W Innes (Buninyong)
10LIGETY [M]Res.62NBTS Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
Race No. 2Ballarat Gas & Plumbing Q.final7:18 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Quali Final event over 450 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LITTLE MISS SIN [M]7587126.16(Q)(1)R Tolson (Maryborough)
2HOOK HIM IN [M]125.83(Q)(2)S Donlon (Burnbank)
3TRIP THE SWITCH [M]3D66125.96(Q)(4)W Punshon (Parwan)
4THELMA’S MAN [M]125.95(Q)(8)C Hudson (Creswick)
5PEEBO [M]325F125.81(Q)(2)I Murray (Tooradin)
6MAVERICK BLONDIE [M]2762NBTS Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
7MEPUNGA MISSION [M]5253125.48(Q)(1)J Mcdowall (Nullawarre)
8CEEJAY WHIM (WA)[M]22362NBTA Bishop (Clunes)
9FANTASY EXPRESS [M]Res.342NBTF Meyer (Maryborough)
10THEORY’S LEGACY [M]Res.2NBTJ Barbara (Exford)
Race No. 3Sasha’s Blend Grv Vic Bred Ht17:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 545 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KUNIS [5]76157FSTDC Bahen (Yuroke)
2DEADLY BOY [5]36418FSTDS Mckenna (Napoleons)
3MAHOGANY SPIRIT [5]2262531.08(1)B Haintz (Brown Hill)
4JOSEE [5]35246FSHL Hellmuth (Pearcedale)
5TIMELESS DIAMOND [5]46262FSHB Iredale (Pearcedale)
6ARAPAHOE [5]61471NBTG Flynn (Ballarat)
7CLASSIQUE [5]46716FSTDB Anquetil (Tullamarine)
8FULLY CHARGED [5]12145FSTDS Barker (Elphinstone)
9WHY NOT MAGGIE [5]Res.2763831.53(4)W Gray (Wendouree)
10SUPER VENUS [5]Res.87858NBTK Tirchett (Pascoe Vale)
Race No. 4Lynette’s Florist7:58 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 450 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JUDY’S MY NAME [5]23222NBTB Kantzidis (Bundoora)
2MUMMA HOOK [5]26165FSHR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
3HE ISN’T REALLY [5]5564425.49(8)C Schlensog (Anakie)
4RAPID INCLINE [5]84765NBTR Tartaglia (Newcomb)
5YAZZ [5]P3113NBTL Harris (Somerville)
6AQUA LAMONT (NSW)[5]3612325.85(Q)(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
7FORGET THE PAST (NSW)[5]46132NBTG Cini (Deer Park)
8HARD URNED BURST [5]132FSHD Pattinson (Pearcedale)
9SLIPAWAY KESSA [5]Res.2174525.54(2)G Hughes (Warrenheip)
10SHE’S SMILIN’ (NSW)[5]Res.83326FSHP Wilson (Mount Clear)
Race No. 5Cosmic Chief @ Stud Grv Vic Bred Ht28:18 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 545 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHAMROCK PETAL [5]8463231.36(8)A Hyde (Lara)
2ALOTTA LUCK [5]44266FSHG Jose (Catani)
3STEALTHY MARK [5]834F6FSHK Scott (Koo Wee Rup)
4LUCIFER’S FURY [5]46232NBTP Love (Strathfieldsaye)
5MEPUNGA RANGER [5]71266FSTDS Elsum (Camperdown)
6HE’S NO JET [5]3625131.36(5)P Carmichael (Elliminyt)
7MADIBA MAGIC [5]8715431.74(7)S Bonaccurso (Mount Mercer)
8STATUS BO [5]5136731.43(6)W Hansen (Daisy Hill)
9WHY NOT MAGGIE [5]Res.2763831.53(4)W Gray (Wendouree)
10SUPER VENUS [5]Res.87858NBTK Tirchett (Pascoe Vale)
Race No. 6Velocette @ Stud Grv Vic Bred Ht38:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 545 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KANDY KID [5]2717431.28(3)M Giddings (Kilmore)
2WHATTA BREW [5]56373NBTR Brewer (Camperdown)
3MINI MARVEL [5]22527FSTDC Bahen (Yuroke)
4MANTARAY LAD [5]12315FSHD Geall (Lara)
5IRELAND’S OYSTER [5]23354NBTP Franklin (Moyston)
6SLIPAWAY MAVIS [5]42555NBTE Sladdin (Sebastopol)
7BALLISTIC FIRE [5]13211FSTDM Mallia-magri (Avalon)
8MEPUNGA LANA [5]26375FSHA Mcdowall (Nullawarre)
9WHY NOT MAGGIE [5]Res.2763831.53(4)W Gray (Wendouree)
10SUPER VENUS [5]Res.87858NBTK Tirchett (Pascoe Vale)
Race No. 7Ballarat Courier Grv Vic Bred Ht48:58 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 545 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC TEQUILA [5]34244NBTA Mcdowall (Nullawarre)
2SOHO RHYTHM [5]6141FFSHA Hyde (Lara)
3FLOSSY THELLY [5]57512FSTDS Berriman (Ballarat East)
4GALLOPING ROCKY [5]14276NBTR Conway (Bunyip)
5CRY BABY JEFF [5]85381NBTC Treherne (Seabrook)
6YOUNG HAWKE [5]41428NBTC Bahen (Yuroke)
7WARRANTY [5]78468NBTK Tirchett (Pascoe Vale)
8WHY NOT WAYNE [5]81625FSTDW Gray (Wendouree)
9WHY NOT MAGGIE [5]Res.2763831.53(4)W Gray (Wendouree)
10SUPER VENUS [5]Res.87858NBTK Tirchett (Pascoe Vale)
Race No. 8Neverfail Springwater9:18 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 450 metres at Ballarat Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1USAGI BALE (NSW)[4]5677625.40(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
2HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[5]35725NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
3CLARETOWN WESTY [4]1124325.54(2)P Griffen (Claretown)
4INVENTOR [4]1511225.27(4)G Peach (Cape Clear)
5DYNA JEZABEL (NSW)[5]26715NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
6NOTHING MUCH [5]3527525.29(1)D Murray (Napoleons)
7FOURTH CHOICE [4]1262325.40(1)N Wynd (Lismore)
8MEPUNGA LOCKY [5]23348NBTS Elsum (Camperdown)
9ALLEN GIZMO (NSW)[5]Res.7857625.60(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
10TEN GRAND LARGE [5]Res.76116FSHP Smith (Pascoe Vale South)
Race No. 9Lion Quality Products9:39 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 450 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SANTA’S SPECIAL (NSW)[5]17673FSHE Lloyd (Anakie)
2TERRORIZER [5]25358NBTG Kantzidis (Plenty)
3LOOK ANOTHER DEE [5]4663225.50(7)S Bull (Snake Valley)
4WITCH BALE (NSW)[5]61423NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
5PRINCE BALING (NSW)[5]71143NBTD Drew (Dennington)
6THUNDER HAWK [5]46736FSTDP Simone (Pirron Yallock)
7PAPA HOOK [5]63142FSHR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
8TO SEVEN ELEVEN (NSW)[5]36132FSHS Wells (Nagambie)
9BOWSTREET BUSTER [5]Res.8613225.68(4)S Donlon (Burnbank)
10CHOCOLATE FROG [5]Res.6226226.01(5)P Tanti (Kings Park)
Race No. 10Bmd Constructions9:58 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 450 metres at Ballarat Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUNDANCE ROCK (NSW)[5]5342825.74(1)D Drew (Dennington)
2SWIFT WITCH (NSW)[5]4153425.66(8)L Delbridge (Balliang)
3GEMSTAR (NSW)[5]76774NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4LEKTRA CRUISER [5]57716NBTP Simone (Pirron Yallock)
5WHERE’S LEWIS [5]84438FSHR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
6SOFA SO GOOD [5]73536NBTI Vigor (Anakie)
7SPRING SPANIARD (NSW)[5]25223NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8LEKTRA CONCRETE [5]73483NBTP Simone (Pirron Yallock)
9BOSTON GEORGE [5]Res.1872325.57(3)S Barker (Elphinstone)
10MIGHTY MULLET [5]Res.1615625.69(5)J Doherty (Lake Goldsmith)
Race No. 11Mega Merch Rural & Pet10:19 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 390 metres at Ballarat Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ENCEE EYE GIBBS [5]2234F22.09(8)G Bahen (Broadford)
2SPRING SAFARI (NSW)[4]6325222.03(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
3ARCHIBALD PRIZE [5]23145FSHP Craig (Langwarrin)
4CHARMING RUMBLE (NSW)[5]25438FSTDH Clarke (Buln Buln)
5MINORITY (TAS)[5]16181NBTJ Fothergill (Numurkah)
6TEQUILA SUN [5]1522122.25(6)J Frewin (Anakie)
7FINE DINER [5]21132NBTL Hellmuth (Pearcedale)
8LEKTRA TAYLOR [5]5424422.34(8)P Simone (Pirron Yallock)
9BOSTON GEORGE [5]Res.18723FSTDS Barker (Elphinstone)
10PROWLING LAD [5]Res.4625722.54(7)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)

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