Launceston Cup

2015 Group 2 Launceston Cup semi-final tips & betting preview

2015 Group 2 Launceston Cup semi-final tips & betting preview

THREE semi-finals of the Group 2 Launceston Cup will be run and won on Monday night with first and second plus the two fastest thirds progressing through to the following week’s $40,000-to-the-winner final on February 16. Race No. 6A Total …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

FEBRUARY 5 Beau Palomino won the 1972 Hobart Thousand, the last to be run over 540 yards (494 metres) before the distance was changed to 500 metres. Arvo’s Junior won the 2004 Roy Maidment Memorial, run over 715 metres at …Read More..

Provincial meetings are getting belted

Provincial meetings are getting belted

THE most interesting thing about Monday night’s cup meeting at Shepparton was that the second- and third-fastest runs of 25.17 and 25.15 were in Maiden and Grade 6/7 races respectively. Once A Drifter and Jodies Knee were the responsible dogs, …Read More..

2015 Group 2 Launceston Cup heat tips & betting preview

2015 Group 2 Launceston Cup heat tips & betting preview

SIX heats of the Group 2 Launceston Cup will be run and won in Tasmania tonight with the local chasers taking on some tough interstate competition. The first four greyhounds from each heat will progress through to next Monday’s semi-finals …Read More..

What you may have missed: Wild Soul crowned No.1 in SA

What you may have missed: Wild Soul crowned No.1 in SA

WILD Soul has been crowned South Australia’s best greyhound for 2014, as well as being named the state’s sprinter of the year. Trained by Kim Johnstone, the son of Mogambo and Velocity Thunder had 42 starts for the year, recording …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

January 29 Victorian entrant On Par won the fourth running of the Hobart Cup, in 1938. The race, which became the Hobart Thousand the following year, was run over 410 yards and consisted of 10 starters. All four Hobart Cup’s …Read More..

Beaten Brigade Make For A Quality Hobart Undercard

Beaten Brigade Make For A Quality Hobart Undercard

While all the focus will be on the Group 1 Hobart Thousand, the R.W (Bob) Brown Memorial Consolation event will again take its regular spot on Tassie’s biggest night, and as such stands as much a part of the Thousand …Read More..

Champion Bitch Xylia Allen Retired As Australian Prizemoney Leader

Champion Bitch Xylia Allen Retired As Australian Prizemoney Leader

Xylia Allen, one of the greatest chasers our sport has seen, has been officially retired. The daughter of Turanza Bale and Tayah Bale started on 83 occasions, resulting in the amazing record of 40 victories and 25 minor placings. She …Read More..

Star-studded Field To Contest Johnston Puppy Final At Devonport

Star-studded Field To Contest Johnston Puppy Final At Devonport

A classy field will contest the George and Eileen Johnston Puppy Championship Final (452 metres) at the NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway next Tuesday. The annual feature, named in honour of two former stalwarts of the industry in …Read More..

Tasmanian National Sprint Aspirant To Be Determined At Launceston Tonight

Tasmanian National Sprint Aspirant To Be Determined At Launceston Tonight

Tasmania will determine its National Sprint representative on Monday night at Launceston. The race, which runs at 9:58pm, features multiple Group One winner Buckle Up Wes, who was also the fastest qualifier into the state final. Anthony Bullock has qualified …Read More..

Wentworth Park Greyhounds And Golden Easter Egg Tips & Betting Preview April 12th 2014

Wentworth Park Greyhounds And Golden Easter Egg Tips & Betting Preview April 12th 2014

Sportsbet is Australia’s largest corporate bookmaker and ARG has a sensational promotion to offer our readers. Receive a Free bet BONUS up to $650! This offer is only available until the 24th, so get on board to take advantage of …Read More..

Another Track Record To Xylia Allen

Another Track Record To Xylia Allen

In the modern era many greyhounds are labelled as champions, some well before they are worthy of the title, however nobody has any qualms about describing Xylia Allen as a genuine champion of our sport. Without a doubt, she is …Read More..

Maitland Gold Cup Heats This Thursday

Maitland Gold Cup Heats This Thursday

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..

Track Records Don’t Go Often In Big Race Finals

Track Records Don’t Go Often In Big Race Finals

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..

You Little Beauty Wes

You Little Beauty Wes

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..

Keybow Stamps His Authority In Australian Cup Heats

Keybow Stamps His Authority In Australian Cup Heats

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..

Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

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..

2014 Group One Australian Cup – Heat Previews

2014 Group One Australian Cup – Heat Previews

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..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

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..

Time to Buckle Up – It’s Tassie’s Australian Cup Duo

Time to Buckle Up – It’s Tassie’s Australian Cup Duo

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..

Debbie Cannan’s Great Run Of Success Continues

Debbie Cannan’s Great Run Of Success Continues

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..

One For The Locals – Tassie’s Best To Create A Memorable Launceston Cup

One For The Locals – Tassie’s Best To Create A Memorable Launceston Cup

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..

Monday, 17 February 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014

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..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

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..

Bullock Hoping For Initial Launceston Cup Success

Bullock Hoping For Initial Launceston Cup Success

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..

Monday, 10 February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014

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..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

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..

Tassie’s Finest Progress To Launceston Cup Semis

Tassie’s Finest Progress To Launceston Cup Semis

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..

2014 Group 2 Launceston Cup Heats Preview

2014 Group 2 Launceston Cup Heats Preview

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..

Monday, 3 February 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014

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..

 

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