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Group Two Maitland Cup Final Preview

Eight chasers line up at Maitland on Thursday night to contest the final of the Group Two Maitland Cup over a distance of 450 metres. Paw Licking set the standard last week, breaking the track-record and becoming the fastest qualifier through to the final.

He will start as the obvious short priced favourite and is currently showing Fixed Odds of 1.45 at Sportsbet, with Natural Player and Rose Sannette sharing the second line of betting at 6.00.

Here is a close look at the form of each of the finalists.

 

Box 1
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Rose Sannette
Trainer
Kevin Johnson
Owner
Kevin Johnson
Prizemoney
$32,650.00
Last 10 Starts
1221113241
37 Months White & Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble - Sarah Sannette
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,256.00 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 26 13 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 92%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 4 5 2
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 7 3 0
Comments: ARG opinion is - Very consistent race bitch who has her favourite draw. She will be competitive from the draw and is an each-way chance.
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.17 25,25 N/A N/A
Box 2
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Fire Elusive
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
Mark Moroney
Prizemoney
$18,030.00
Last 10 Starts
6151784411
26 Months Blue Dog by El Grand Senor - Cathella Ice
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $668.00 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 11 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 59%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 1 1
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 0 1
Comments: Jason Mackay (Trainer) – “It’s common sense when a dog breaks a record and runs near-record or record sections that it will be real hard to beat. I sort of don’t worry too much about the opposition, I am more focused on him. I think he’ll be a good chance. He will go in with probably a little bit of improvement in him which he probably has to do to try and win the race.”
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.12 25.12 N/A N/A
Box 3
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Natural Player
Trainer
Mark Wilcox
Owner
Mark Wilcox
Prizemoney
$12,645.00
Last 10 Starts
7111114111
36 Months Blue Brindle Dog by Knocka Norris - Winning Shiraz
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $632.00 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 16 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
80% 90%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Comments: Mark Wilcox(Trainer) - “I think he will go all right if he is left alone early and he can get into a good position. He was caught wide a bit last week. After the run last week we had a few little issues with him.  We’ve just kept him fresh this week. It’s all got to do with the start there Thursday. There’s a bit of speed around him. The eight looks the one to beat.”
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.21 25.27 N/A N/A
Box 4
 Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Miner’s Moss
Trainer
Mathew Reid
Owner
Dennis Reid
Prizemoney
$20,290.00
Last 10 Starts
1251151561
32 Months Black Dog by Magic Sprite -

Bellbird Park

Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $507.00 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 16 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
Comments: Dennis Reid (Owner) – “I think the eight is an absolute certainty and the six dog will run second. We are just hoping to get a place. We don’t think we can win it.”
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.28 25.29 N/A N/A
Box 5
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Magic Diore
Trainer
Garry Streatfield
Owner
Garry Streatfield
Prizemoney
$16,605.00
Last 10 Starts
4316313581
38 Months Black Bitch by Magic Sprite - Avon Lee
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $449.00 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 12 2 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 0 1
Comments: ARG opinion is - Heat winner at long odds and will need luck from this box draw.
Best Maitland  Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.46 25.46 N/A N/A
Box 6
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
New Gleam
Trainer
Darren Russell
Owner
Wayne Brookman
Prizemoney
$26,545.00
Last 10 Starts
5211122322
32 Months Black & White Dog by Fear Zafonic - Joy Esme
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,062.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 9 9 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 84%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 3 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1  0
Comments: Darren Russell (Trainer) - “I think he will go all right. I’m actually happy with the box draw. His last couple of runs at Maitland he has had the red box and cut right down on the fence and probably cost himself two to three lengths in the run to the first corner. Hopefully out there he will go straight. When he had the four there he went 25.12 and went straight as a die. He has pulled up enormous from last week.” 
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25,12 25.22 N/A N/A
Box 7
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Gradence
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Joseph Scerri
Prizemoney
$128,945.00
Last 10 Starts
2412131331
46 Months Black & White Dog by Vapour Whirl - Ding’s Rocket
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,573.00 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
82 23 17 21
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 74%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 5 3 1
Comments: Mark Gatt (Trainer) –  “Paw Licking will be really hard to beat. I’m just hoping he gets a clean run and flashes home and maybe we can run into the money somewhere. He has been hitting the line really good. He is just a consistent dog. We are just hoping he gets a clean run and maybe run a a place. You never know, there could be a bit of trouble and he could get up for the win. We would be wrapped if he could run a place.”
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.32 25.32 N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$1.45
Heat Replay
Paw Licking
Trainer
Kelvyn Greenough
Owner
Allan Lang
Prizemoney
$341,850.00
Last 10 Starts
2112312221
36 Months White & Black Dog by Elite State - Kingsbrae Di
Start Excellent Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,703.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 29 11 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
57% 84%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 5 1 2
Comments: Kelvyn Greenough (Trainer) - “I never get over confident in any race. I know it’s a dog race and anything can go wrong but he’s certainly in there with a chance. The dog is fine, there’s no dramas at all.”
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
24.87 24.87 N/A N/A
1st Res
Race Odds
$17.00
Heart Replay
Waymore’s Blues
Trainer
Glenn Rounds
Owner
Glenn Rounds
Prizemoney
$22,135.00
Last 10 Starts

1512315362

26 Months Black Dog by Collide - Casey’s Angel
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1.383.00 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 3  2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Very unlucky not to have scored a spot in the final. If he gets a run, he is a natural improver and looks and each-way chance.
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.30 25.30 N/A N/A
2nd Res
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Magic Marlow
Trainer
Allan Woodward
Owner
Allan Woodward
Prizemoney
$611,190.00
Last 10 Starts

6283611122

27 Months Black Dog by Lochinvar Marlow - Gembaz
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $509.00 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 5 8 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Went well last week. Has been beginning consistently of late. He will need to draw well if he is to factor in the business end.
Best Maitland Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.30 25.30 N/A N/A

 

If Paw Licking (8) repeats the effort from last week, he will be winning. The main dangers appear to be the inside division consisting of Rose Sannette (1), Fire Elusive (2) and Natural Player (3). Rose Sannette rarely runs out of a place and she has a love affair with box one. Fire Elusive went very well last week and is open to improvement, while Natural Player has been kept fresh for this. He is a very fast dog and is a track-record holder in his own right (over 350 metres at Goulburn).

New Gleam (6) looks to be positioned well. The greyhounds on his immediate inside, Miner’s Moss (4) and Magic Diore (5), will both be looking for the fence and he has a slow beginner, Gradence (7), drawn on his outside. His trainer is hoping he runs straight into the turn and if he does, he is rated a good chance. Gradence (7) is a slow beginner but manages to work his way well through a field. He is another that is an each-way chance, especially if there is a bit of interference in front of him. Miner’s Moss and Magic Diore will need luck to feature from their respective draws.

The race jumps at 9:58pm. All eyes will be on Paw Licking to see if he can claim the Maitland Cup and shave a little more off the track-record in the process.

Walk Hard Breaks Track Record In Warragul Cup Heats

Six heats of the Group 2 Lion Quality Products Warragul Cup were conducted on Sunday afternoon and the excitement factor was at an all time high when the Nicole Mcrae trained chaser, Walk Hard, broke the track record in the third heat.

The final will be an interesting affair with Paw Licking and Black Magic Opal meeting for the first time since Paw Licking’s track record breaking win in the Hobart 1000. That match up alone will have plenty of eyes drawn to Warragul for Friday night’s final. Here is a summary of the six heats:

2014 Warragul Cup Heat One

There was a boil over in the first heat when Risk of Damage (4) finished too strongly for Whata Good Size (2). Whata Good Size and Transcend Time (1) were vying for favouritism before box rise. When the lids lifted, Risk of Damage, Ollie Bale (5), Transcend Time and Whata Good Size all got away well. By the first turn there was only Risk of Damage, Whata Good Size and Ollie Bale contending for the lead. Ollie Bale was stuck on the outside of the other two and up the straight, Whata Good Size hit the lead but Risk of Damage wasn’t finished yet as he reeled in Whata Good Size to win by half a length in 26.04. He was a $29.60 in Victorian betting markets. Ozzie Bullet (7) rattled home for third.

2014 Warragul Cup Heat Two

Black Magic Opal (4) returned to the winner’s circle with an emphatic two and a quarter length win in the second heat. Black Magic Opal recorded 25.61 and defeated Crump (7) and Empire Allen (8). Black Magic Opal led and the race was over from that point on, with the contest for second and third the only race happening. Check My Swagger (6) got away well and was positioned nicely in second but collided with Mepunga Armagh (2) in the home straight. Crump finished strongly, getting into second and booking a place in the final.

2014 Warragul Cup Heat Three

The third heat resulted in an amazing track record breaking run by Walk Hard (3) who ran down Paw Licking (7) in an exciting duel up the home straight. Walk Hard recorded 25.46 in his one length victory. Paw Licking led easily into the turn, running the fastest first sections of all the heats and the race looked all but over. Walk Hard began midfield but was able to find a nice position on the rails to begin his record breaking run. Mepunga Fearon (1) battled away for third. Walk Hard is clearly the fastest qualifier through to next Friday’s final.

2014 Warragul Cup Heat Four

Banjo Boy (7) started favourite but wasn’t able to overcome the box and finished fifth. It was a tight run into the first turn with Nic Nat Nui (8), Izack Bale (2) and Cee Ronaldo (1) all challenging for the lead. Cee Rinaldo came off best but Evie’s Entity (4) was finishing fast along the rails and she drew away to win by two and a half lengths in 25.78.

2014 Warragul Cup Heat Five

This was the hardest heat to pick a clear winner. The recent Tasmanian edition to Darren McDonald’s kennels impressed with a solid second in this heat. Cointreau Cap (6) led the field up with Premier Event (8) doing the chasing early. Behind them, Awesome Grunt (1) was working himself into the race nicely with a run along the rails. Cointreau Cap kept plugging away up front but Awesome Grunt was slowly working him down, eventually getting to him and winning by three quarters of a length in 25.79. Crawf’s Bread (3) snuck home for third.

2014 Warragul Cup Heat Six

Deadly Vane (8) was much too good in the final heat. He used the outside box to perfection to run away with a five length win in 25.57. Musquin Bale (7) performed well at his first start back from a long spell to finish second with Dark Warrior winding up in third.

The field and box draw for the final on Friday, 24 January 2014 (including heat times) is:

2014 Warragul Cup Final Box Draw

  • 1. Paw Licking – Kelvyn Greenough (25.52)
  • 2. Deadly Vane – Joe Borg (25.57)
  • 3. Awesome Grunt – Ian Bindley (25.79)
  • 4. Evie’s Entity – Lyn Smith (25.78)
  • 5. Walk Hard – Nicole Mcrae (25.46)
  • 6. Risk of Damage – Geraldine Debono (26.04)
  • 7. Black Magic Opal – Jason Thompson (25.61)
  • 8. Crump – Troy Iwanyk (25.75)
  • Reserves

  • 9. Cointreau Cap – Darren McDonald (25.84)
  • 10. Musquin Bale – Andrea Dailly (25.88)


2014 Warragul Cup Heats Replays


Melbourne Cup Final $500 Free Bet, Preview & Tips

The $500,000 greyhound racing version of Australia’s biggest race, the Melbourne Cup; is here front and centre at tonight’s Sandown greyhound racing meeting.

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Sportsbet.com.au have been betting right through the week on the final and installed Queenslander Glen Gallon the $3.50 equal favourite from box 1.

The Jason Thompson trained Don’t Knocka Him also opened at $3.50 from box 3 before drifting out to $3.60, and then returning to $3.50 under weight of money.

That move has seen Glen Gallon’s price push out to $3.60 for trainer Tony Brett.

Thompson’s second runner, Got A Moment, has drifted from $8.00 out to $9.00.

While the third of Jason Thompson’s Melbourne Cup finalists, Proven Nitro, is virtually unwanted in betting. After opening up at $5.50, he was been wound out twice, to $7.00 and now to $7.50.

Greyhound punters haven’t missed the appearance of another Graeme Bate trained greyhound in the final. After training the trifecta in the big race in 1999, winning it with champion Kantarn Bale; Bate has been searching for a fourth Melbourne Cup win for 13 years.

After starting 3 finalists in last years Melbourne Cup, Bate has just the one runner, Desalle Bale who has drawn awkwardly in box 5.

But that hasn’t stopped punters spruiking Desalle Bale’s chances, backing the chaser from $10.00 in to $9.00.

General Destini and Emilio Rinaldi have been the centre of attention in mainstream media circles this past week, but the curiosity of his American bred greyhounds hasn’t translated to the betting markets. General Destini is the rank outsider of the field, drifting out from $15.00 to $17.00 to overcome box 6.

Flying Machine and Geelong Cup winner Hurunui Hitman has firmed one point from $9.00 in to $8.00 but will have to contend with speedy Desalle Bale at box rise. From box 7 he is drawn the right side of the track but may get posted three wide to the first corner with both Proven Nitro and Desalle Bale likely to push up underneath.

Linden Magpie who was very impressive winning his heat last week, will need luck from box 8 but has been kept safe by punters at $8.00. Possessing excellent middle splits, Linden Magpie will be aiming to spear under any trouble on the first corner to get clear running in the back straight for his best chances.

With a “$5.00 the field” market the 2012 Melbourne Cup should be a race to remember and the winner of the race will go straight in to the record books as the winner of Australia’s richest greyhound race, and no better time to get your own $500 free Melbourne Cup Bet.

For the first time in Australian greyhound racing history, tonight’s race will carry an amazing $350,000 first prize money to the winner and the victorious greyhound is assured of going straight in to the top prizemoney earning greyhounds of all time. Both Glen Gallon ($324,907 #29) and Don’t Knocka Him ($376,329 #21) will eclipse High Earner’s $610,070 career prizemoney record should they be good enough to win tonight.

Meanwhile Miata, who has already won $451,758 and sits an #11 on the all time career greyhound prizemoney record list, is prohibitive odds to add another $100,000 in winnings to that tally by taking out the Bold Trease Final, also on tonight’s Sandown card.

The feature staying race has attracted a more than handy field of distance greyhounds but Miata has stifled betting at $1.60 with only the Kelvyn Greenough trained Jethro given any chance of upsetting the favourite.

2012 MELBOURNE CUP Tips

1st Glen Gallon
2nd Got A Moment
3rd Linden Magpie
4th Proven Nitro

2012 Bold Trease Tips

1st Miata
2nd Jethro
3rd Bell Haven
4th He Knows Uno

The Melbourne Cup is Race 8 on tonight’s Sandown greyhound racing meeting and is timed to go at 9:55pm.

The Bold Trease final is Race 6 and scheduled for boxrise at 8:55pm.

Renegade Chief Awarded Australias Best Greyhound Race For September 2012

AGRA’s Run of the Month for September 2012 has been awarded to brilliant Victorian chaser Renegade Chief. His enormous performance to win at only his eighth start considering what happened to him in the run flags a very solid future for the Bombastic Shiraz sprinter.

In an extraordinary effort Renegade Chief was slow to begin. He then collided with Blake The Snake on the first turn. Pushed back to sixth at one stage he started to make up ground down the back straight. Quickly weaving his way through the field he reached the lead and raced away to win as he liked by an amazing five and a half lengths in 29.67.

It was his seventh city win after commencing his career with two wins at the Meadows in July. A week later he brought up another win at Sandown Park this time in the best of the night 29.32.
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So Seductive Scores A Unique Double Being Named Australia’s Greyhound Of The Month

AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for October 2010 is current Victorian stayer So Seductive. In October the talented distance star had four starts for four wins with the highlight a come from behind victory in the Group 2 Dillon Memorial at Sandown Park on October 28.

Trainer Kelvyn Greenough only introduced So Seductive to distance racing in the first week of September and in eight city starts she has only been beaten once by Blue Lorian at the Meadows.

She had won her previous three starts there and her next outing was at Sandown Park on October 7. So Seductive won a heat of a grade feature in a sizzling 41.86.
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So Seductive Named Australian Greyhounds October 2010 Run Of The Month

AGRA’s Run of the Month for October 2010 has been awarded to current staying star So Seductive, after her amazing performance to record 41.70 at Sandown Park in a heat of the Dillon Memorial on October 21.

The 715 record had proved hard to lower after it was set by Total Denial way back in March 2002 with the time standard set at 41.80.

Beginning like a shot from box 5, So Seductive was never threatened as she smashed the record with sections of 15.93 and 30.51.

“She’s really got her confidence up at the moment,” said Jackie Greenough, who handled the greyhound for trainer and husband Kelvyn.

“After her run a few weeks ago (when she ran 41.86) we thought she’d go close to the record with the right conditions.”

In an unusual move trainer Kelvyn Greenough nominated his charge for this week’s Sandown Shoot Out over the 515. Even more surprising was the fact she was included in the field along with three class sprinters when the committee decided she provided the race with an X-FACTOR. So Seductive will then go back over the distance in the heats of the Group 1 Bold Trease on November 11.

So Seductive is raced by Tyson Barton and trained by Kelvyn Greenough of Pearcedale in Victoria. She is a Black Bitch whelped December 2007 by Go Wild Teddy from Smiles Are Free (Reggemite x Free Cape) So Seductive has raced 45 times for 15 wins and 15 placings and with her overall stake earnings standing at $84,050.

As usual we had some outstanding runs recorded in October but So Seductive got the nod for her outstanding performance in claiming a city track record that had stood for eight years.

AGRA congratulates owner Tyson Barton, trainer Kelvyn Greenough and So Seductive on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for October 2010. She join’s last month’s winner Smooth Fancy and the previous months winners Stepping Stone, Pedrosa, Velocity Cloud, Dashing Corsair, Nellie Noodles, Drill Em’, Blue Lorian and Goodesy as this year’s AGRA Runs of the Month for 2010.

El Grand Senor’s Second Sectional Record Set up 2010 Topgun Win

The Carolyn Jones-owned and trained El Grand Senor ($5.20) demoralised his rivals in a dazzling display of speed to take out the Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN at The Meadows over 525 metres on Saturday night.

The son of Where’s Pedro and Elgrando Gold was not hindered by his box four draw, spearing to an early lead after a sensational 5.03 split with a lap to run. With rivals finding trouble on the first corner, El Grand Senor opened up a race-winning lead down the back, stopping the clock at an amazing 17.48 at the next split – shaving .04 off his own previous second sectional track record.

Enjoying a massive lead turning for home, the giant 39-kilogram chaser raced away with his second Group 1 win at The Meadows (he was victorious in the Hudson Pacific Maturity in July), stopping the clock at 29.83, ahead of the impressive Enry Walt (box seven), who ran on extremely well to grab second.
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Latifi Jiam Strikes Gold In Bendigo Cup Final

Crack female sprinter Latifi Jiam won the Group 2 Bendigo Cup on Sunday night it was her eighth win from just 13 career starts.

Trained at Harston by Ron Giles, Latifi Jiam ($6.20) led all the way from box 8 and scored in the impressive time of 23.98sec winning by three quarters of a length over the Andrea Dailly-trained pair of Cohen Bale ($11.10) and Dyna Obelia ($7.40).

Race favourite Hot Price missed the start badly from his inside draw in box two. The Jason Thompson trained chaser went into the final a $2.20 chance after recording the fastest heat win of 23.86.
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AGRA Greyhound Of The Year Awards

At a gala AGRA Awards night held on the infield of the Cannington race Complex in West Australia the Australian Greyhound Racing Association last Friday night announced Cindeen Shelby the winner of the 2009 AGRA Australian Greyhound of the Year.

It was a night of nights on the National scene with Delegates and club members coming together from all over Australia to celebrate the AGRA Awards night with all the stars under stars.

Hosted by GreyhoundsWA the association’s team is led by CEO David Simonette and Chairman Pat Tassell. They staged a unique and glittering affair out in the open and have certainly set the bench mark for the other states to follow in the years to come.
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AGRA Announce 2009 Greyhound Of The Year Finalists

The AGRA today announced the three finalists for the 2009 AGRA Sky Channel Greyhound of the Year.
Amity Bale, Cindeen Shelby and El Galo were judged the top three after the judging Panel considered the achievements of five greyhounds nominated by the AGRA committee.

The judging panel consisting of administrators, media representatives from each state and a group of national media representatives from Print, Radio and Television.
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Cindeen Shelby Wins Third Group 1 In Four Weeks

Cindeen Shelby created history as she stamped herself as Australia’s premier sprinter with a devastating win in the $72,500 Group 1 Macro Meats Crown Classic at Sandown Park tonight.

Having secured the Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park in Sydney followed by the Sky Racing Topgun at the Meadows a week later, Cindeen Shelby clinched her third consecutive Group 1 title inside four weeks with an all-the-way in Australia’s premier race for female greyhounds.

“I still can’t believe it,” said handler Jackie Greenough.
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Cindeen Shelby Named AGRA October Greyhound Of The Month

AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for October 2009 is New South Wales owned and Victorian trained sprinter Cindeen Shelby. The brilliant fawn bitch had memorable month of October winning two Group 1 finals and a heat of another.

Her success started with the final of the Group 1 Paws of Thunder on October the 3rd she begun brilliantly from box four to lead all the way recording a best of the night 30.08 on the rain affected track.

Back home in Victoria she would have been the first picked to take her place in the invitational Group 1 Top Gun on October 24. Settling third on the rails she never left the fence railing hard on the home turn to reach the lead and hold the fast finishing Velocette for another stunning win.
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Airborne Cindeen Shelby Wins Group 1 Topgun

High flyer Cindeen Shelby was airborne in the $100,000-to-the-winner invitational Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun (525m) at The Meadows on Saturday night.

Cindeen Shelby entered the sprinting stratosphere for the second time in three weeks, having taken out a $100,000 first prize in the Group 1 Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park in Sydney on October 3.

Trained by Kelvyn Greenough of Pearcedale, Cindeen Shelby accounted for a crack speed squadron in notching her 22nd win from 39 starts. Her stakes spiralled to $312,000.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 15th October 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 15th October 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).

Highlight of tonight’s racing comes from Angle Park with the final of the Group 3 SA Derby for the young male chasers, with half the field full of Wheeler bred greyhounds and just the lone South Australian trained greyhound trying to defend against the marauding Victorians.

The other group race tonight comes from Sandown with the final of the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial and with Amity Bale drawing perfectly in the one box, there will be no betting and the only certainty is the exacta; it’ll be Amty Bale first and daylight second.
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Sergio Looks For His First Group Victory At Angle Park

Promising sprinter Sergio looks to only need an ounce of luck in order to take the Coca-Cola S.A Derby final this Thursday Night at Angle Park. After butchering his rivals with a 29.69sec semi-final win last week, the Collsion-Tarawi Tess pup will start a deserving favourite for the Group 3 Classic. Having been victorious in six of his seven career starts for trainer Kelvyn Greenough, Sergio looks to have a bright future for owner Lorraine Atchison and looks very hard to beat.

But the Wheeler family are making plans of their own to take the $21,000 first prize, having four runners making through to the final. Dyna Forte, owned by Brendon Wheeler looks to have the best chance, having once again drawn the coveted red alley. Having already won 13 races, Dyna Forte definitely has the ability to be competitive at this level, though a 30.17sec PB would need to be improved sharply.
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Cindeen Shelby All The Way in Paws Final

A Victorian trained runner, like last year, was victorious when the Kel Greenough trained Cindeen Shelby won the 2009 NCA Paws Of Thunder courtesy of a brilliant beginning.

Box 1 held no joy for odds on favourite Dyna Lachlan – after a slow start and a chequered passage early her chances disappeared.

NSW featured strongly as the winner is owned in NSW, while second and third are both NSW owned and trained.
All honours were with the winner which started third favourite at $7.50. Take The Kitty for trainer Ken Cheetham ran second as a $4.90 second elect.
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Cindeen Shelby’s 2009 Group 2 Multicam Black Top

Classy bitch Cindeen Shelby, unlucky in last years Group 2 Multicam Black Top Final, atoned with a hollow victory in the 2009 final at The Gardens last Friday night.

A pronounced $2.50 favourite with the NSW Tab after a very quick heat win the previous week, Cindeen Shelby jumped in front from box three. Queenslander Voodoo Prince raced up outside the favourite and put his head in front going past the winning post in a first split of five seconds. Hesa Felon quickly away from box eight made a line of three before the first turn.

A great railer, Cindeen Shelby led into the back with Hesa Felon on her outside and she went through the second section in 17.55.
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Improved Velocette Aims For Back To Back Group Wins

Southern sprinting sensation Velocette will take his shot at a fourth straight win in Brisbane in the Group One Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup Final this Thursday night.

The Graeme Bate-trained chaser has won his past three starts at Albion Park, including his heat and final win in the Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup where he collected a $25,000 winner’s cheque with a swift time of 29.90.

The Group One Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup is the curtain closer for the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival in Brisbane, and is worth $50,000 to the winner.
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Garrards Winter Carnival Cup Final Thursday 23rd July 2009

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Thursday 23rd July 2009

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Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 16th July 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 16th July 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Grafton (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).

Tonight’s greyhound racing features the five heats of the Group 1 Garrards Winter Carnival Cup from Albion Park which is a fitting culmination to what has been the best Brisbane Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival in memory.

As usual we’ll provide our betting Tips for each of the feature races tonight as well as our expert selections from the best of the other Greyhound Racing action on offer tonight.
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Garrards Winter Carnival Cup Heats Thursday 16th July 2009

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Thursday 16th July 2009

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Winter Carnival Showdown In Group 1 Carnival Cup Heats

Three of the four Group race winners from the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival will join a barrage of top interstate talent this Thursday night at Albion Park for the heats of the Group One Garrards Winter Carnival Cup 520m.

Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup (710m) winner Queen Lauryn, Group Two Brandons Queensland Derby winner High Earner and last week’s Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup winner Velocette will all be vying for a place in next week’s $74,000 final.

The Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup is the closing night of Brisbane’s Winter Carnival which features five group races and a series of feature races held from June to July.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Wednesday 20th May 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Wednesday 20th May 2009 with Tips tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), Bulli (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia), after Ipswich sucumbed to Queensland’s weather and had to be abandoned.

The feature racing tonight comes from Bulli with a dissapointing turn out of only 26 greyhounds to one of the premier one turn country cup races, the 2009 Goup 3 Bulli Gold Cup. Despite the low turnout, some very good greyhounds are engaged, so we expect to see seom good racing from Bulli tonight.

Also tonight. Ballarat continue with the semi finals of the Ballarat round of the VBIS maiden series, adn while last weeks all heats meeting was impossible to find winners on, the semi’s should be a different story.
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Selynya Magic Big Hope For Ballarat VBIS Maiden

Trainer Selwyn Coates will be hoping that his chaser Selynya Magic can follow up last weeks debut win with another win in the VBIS Maiden Series Semi Finals at Ballarat on Wednesday night.

Selynya Magic turned in an impressive first up performance last week to record a two length victory from Box 8.

On that occasion he was slow out, but quickly mustard speed to reel in the opposition.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Saturday 14th March 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Saturday 13th March 2009. Friday night’s racing produced some good results again and some near misses for a pretty much neutral night.

After Party won very well at the exceptionally good price of $7.57 at Geelong, while Ravenstoke and Marmalade Sky did the job at Richmond although at short odds. Kaygee was a near miss at Geelong leading in to the straight after working hard to get there and only just getting run down by the favourite while paying well over $7.00 the win.
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Hybrid Theory The Right Theory For Sandown Tonight

Hybrid Theory Is A Strong Tip For Tonights Sandown Meeting

Hybrid Theory Is A Strong Tip For Tonight's Sandown Meeting

Eight of Australia’s best bitches will compete for the $7,000 first prize in tonight’s World Class Sires Special Event at Sandown Park.
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World Class Field Set For World Class Sires Special Event

Eight of Australia’s best bitches will compete in the $10,000 World Class Sires Special Event at Sandown Park this Thursday night.

Betty’s Angel, the winner of three Group 1 titles and a veteran of 12 Group race finals headlines the stellar field. She will be joined by litter-sister and dual Schweppes Melbourne Cup finalist Miss Mini Mouse.
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Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup Final Thursday 5th June 2008

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