Group racing heads to the picturesque Hunter Valley on Thursday for the heats of the Group Two Maitland Gold Cup. Seven heats of the $40,000 race over 450 metres have been drawn with the final taking place on Thursday, 27th …Read More..
The Horsham and Temora Cup finals, run over the last weekend, produced two fairly rare occurrences: a track record in the former (Crump), and an equal track record in the latter (My Kinda Music). These performances followed on from the …Read More..
Ted Medhurst answers the phone and after the introductions he simply says, “you little beauty Wes!” That statement symbolises the excitement Medhurst has felt since Buckle Up Wes, a dog he trains in Tasmania, won the 2014 Group One Australian …Read More..
Eight heats of the 2014 Group One Australian Cup were conducted on Saturday night at The Meadows, with a quality field assembled for the big final next week. Darren McDonald has qualified two runners for the final, with Keybow the …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Hobart – Monday, 24 February 2014 Race No. 1Beejay’s Delight Division16:15 PM JUV event over 461 metres at Hobart Of $1,925 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1LONELY ROAD21226.53Edward Medhurst 2MY FRIEND BILLY557427.10Robert Gourlay …Read More..
The Australian Cup carnival at The Meadows moves into full swing on Saturday, with eight heats of the 2014 Group One Australian Cup being conducted on a big night of racing that also includes the heats of the Super Stayer’s …Read More..
FEBRUARY 19th Star big-track sprinter El Gazelle won a Free For All over 457 metres at Cessnock in 1973, recording his eighth successive victory. The race turned into an unofficial match race when the field was reduced to just two …Read More..
Unlike the Melbourne Cup where runners need to travel over for a prelude before getting a start, the Australian Cup gives all interstate dogs a chance to be graded on their interstate efforts and line-up in one of the highest …Read More..
Mangalore trainer Debbie Cannan’s run of major race successes continued at the Tote Racing Centre on Monday night when the lightly raced but highly promising chaser Varcoe, blitzed his opposition in the $57,000 Curtains and Blinds Group 2 Launceston Cup …Read More..
This year’s Launceston Cup is a bit different to other years. Not because it has been conducted over three weeks, but because the 2014 version will see eight locals vying for the title. To some this might mean the race …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Launceston – Monday, 17 February 2014 Race No. 1Wayne Groves Automotive Division…7:38 PM JUV event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1HIGHTOP586NBTRobert Gourlay 2KALAWAY CRUSTY212430.42Butch Deverell 3MY …Read More..
FEBRUARY 12th Arabian Dixie, aged six years and one month, scored at Newcastle in 1949, her fourth victory at the track. It took her overall record to nine wins and 10 placings from just 32 starts. Arabian Dixie had broken …Read More..
Exeter trainer Anthony Bullock is yet to experience Launceston Cup success, but has qualified two runners for Monday night’s $57,000 feature and has an undeniable chance of being seen on the podium. Following last night’s semi – finals, both Hellyeah …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Launceston – Monday, 10 February 2014 Race No. 1Furniture City Tasbred Juvenile …7:37 PM OPEN event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1FINE ADVICE5NBTJillian Stamford 2GET UP …Read More..
FEBRUARY 5th Champion all-distance chaser Sentinel won the 1936 NSW 700 yards (684 metres) Championship, run at Maitland, by six lengths from Gay Toby, running 38.6 to clip 6/10ths from Gay Toby’s track record. Harold Park became the first city …Read More..
Two of Tasmania’s finest chasers have graduated in brilliant fashion to the semi-finals of the 2014 Launceston Cup Final to be conducted next week. Both Buckle Up Wes (Collision – Everlong Bale) and Hellyeah Bolt (Dyna Lachlan – Flash Diamond) …Read More..
Tasmania’s second-biggest series rounds out a huge four days of racing. Once you’ve battled through the Perth and Healesville Cups over the weekend, it’s time to reload with eight full fields for the Group 2 Launceston Cup on Monday night. …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Launceston – Monday, 3 February 2014 Race No. 1A Total Car Rentals Division17:38 PM JUV event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1KALAWAY CRUSTY133230.55Butch Deverell 2TOPLINE STAR1112NBTMichael …Read More..
The might of champion trainer Ted Medhurst’s kennel has never been more evident than in Thursday night’s $10,500 Maiden Thousand Final (461 metres) to be conducted at Tattersalls Park in Hobart. Half the field are occupants of Medhurst’s Mangalore complex …Read More..
JANUARY 29th A record crowd attended Wentworth Park in 1972 to watch a non-betting hurdle race. The runners had come up from Victoria. The winner was Cheeky Student. On the same night, Milo’s Charm won the Surf Lifesaver’s Cup by …Read More..
Whilst we admired and had infinite conversations about the emergence of Australia’s on-track superstars of 2013, our sensational stud dogs battled it out for top honours in the breeding barn, with legendary sire Bombastic Shiraz prevailing once again. Sires receive …Read More..
Queensland owned chaser Are Ate provided a major upset at the Devonport Raceway on Tuesday afternoon by recording an all the way victory in the prestigious Dowling McCarthy Hankook Tyres Devonport Cup (452 metres). The Anthony Bullock prepared son of …Read More..
Exeter based mentor Anthony Bullock has qualified three of his team for the $35,700 Dowling McCarthy Hankook Tyres Devonport Cup Final (452 metres), to be conducted at the Devonport Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. Bullock won heats of the Group 3 …Read More..
For everyone except Kel Greenough and Allan Lang, it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Black Magic Opal for Jason Thompson supposedly had a mortgage on Australia’s oldest race after breaking the track record with an 11-length heat win a …Read More..
This Thursday night Sandown Park hosts a wonderful night of racing including the Group 3 Macro Meats Shootout, The Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial (595m – $25,000 to winner), The Ready 2 Race Final ($20,000 to winner) and the …Read More..
The stalwart partnership of Robert and Robin Grubb caused the upset of the week by running the quinella in the opening heat of the Furniture City Ladies’ Bracelet held at Launceston Monday night. Not that seeing the Grubb kennel prepare …Read More..
If there were any doubts that Xylia Allen was a true champion, they were dismissed on Saturday night as the bonny black bitch stormed home to record an astonishing triumph in the group 1 AGRA National Sprint Championship at The …Read More..