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Zipping Midge claims 2015 National Futurity final

Zipping Midge claims 2015 National Futurity final

THE Jason Mackay-trained Zipping Midge scored an ultra-impressive victory in Saturday night’s Group 1 National Futurity final, saluting at double-figure odds for her Hunter Valley mentor. Beginning swiftly from box six, the daughter of Fabregas and Zipping Jewel crossed to …Read More..

2015 Group 1 National Futurity tips & betting preview

2015 Group 1 National Futurity tips & betting preview

THE 2015 Group 1 National Futurity will feature eight sensational females in a sub-30-second battle for the $75,000 winner’s cheque on Saturday night. Last year’s race went to long shot Rue De Kahn for Dean Swain, who will be looking …Read More..

General Jeff’s commanding Derby victory

General Jeff’s commanding Derby victory

IT remains one of the most devastating come-from-behind victories ever witnessed in a major age classic on Australian tracks. When General Jeff not only overcame the handicap of box six, but also a tardy start, to take out the 1980 …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..

Trainer Jeff Britton’s shot at dual state Group 1 glory

Trainer Jeff Britton’s shot at dual state Group 1 glory

JEFF Britton is hoping for a night to remember on Saturday with runners in two Group 1 races on opposite sides of the country. 

The Victorian conditioner has Star Recall in box one in the Perth Cup final at Cannington, …Read More..

Promises Free & Winifred Bale fought out a furious Futurity final

Promises Free & Winifred Bale fought out a furious Futurity final

THE 1982 final of the National Futurity, run over the 530 metres trip on the old grass circuit at Wentworth Park, bore witness to a sensational finish featuring two of the mightiest bitches to have ever raced in Australia. Promises …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..

Drums are beating for Fernando Bale in National Derby final

Drums are beating for Fernando Bale in National Derby final

ANDREA Dailly has a great chance of landing both Group 1 finals next Saturday, after National Derby hope Fernando Bale sizzled around the 520-metre circuit at Wentworth Park, clocking 29.42 in his semi-final. Stepping beautifully from box one on Saturday …Read More..

Team Dailly dominates National Futurity semi-finals

Team Dailly dominates National Futurity semi-finals

ANDREA Dailly’s star bitches Kerrigan Bale and Spring Leaf were at their brilliant best at Wentworth Park on Saturday night in winning their semi-finals of the Group 1 National Futurity. 

 The first semi was all about Kerrigan Bale with …Read More..

Swain’s chaser has class to burn in National Futurity semi-final

Swain’s chaser has class to burn in National Futurity semi-final

VINEYARD trainer Dean Swain went into the 2014 Group 1 Futurity series with an underdog and came out victorious when Rue De Kahn scored a thrilling victory, giving the father of three his first win at the highest level. 

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Warning: actual events may differ slightly from distant memories

Warning: actual events may differ slightly from distant memories

Whenever someone is asked, “What do you remember” in relation to an event or series of events in their past, most people will drag out and dust off their recollections. Naturally enough, they believe the information they then impart is …Read More..

Kerrigan Bale, Megan Keeping sizzle in National Futurity heats

Kerrigan Bale, Megan Keeping sizzle in National Futurity heats

TALENTED Victorian Kerrigan Bale was the fastest qualifier from Friday night’s Group 1 National Futurity heats at Wentworth Park, clocking a hot 29.81 over 520 metres. Her trainer, Andrea Dailly, also had the second-fastest qualifier in Spring Leaf (29.91), while …Read More..

Greyhound tips & betting preview January 23 2015

Greyhound tips & betting preview January 23 2015

IT is going to be a massive weekend of racing, with tonight featuring the Group Two Warragul Cup and the heats of the Group One National Futurity, while tomorrow the heats of the National Derby will take centre stage at …Read More..

2015 Group One National Futurity Heat Tips & Betting Preview

2015 Group One National Futurity Heat Tips & Betting Preview

Six terrific heats of the Group One National Futurity will be run at Wentworth Park on Friday night. The three week series, offering $75,000-to-the-winner, has attracted some fine female performers from around the country with the 2015 series shaping up …Read More..

Jingjing goes for glory in Group One National Futurity series

Jingjing goes for glory in Group One National Futurity series

CHRIS Nutt is hopeful his highly promising Jingjing can handle the leap in class when she contests Friday’s heats of the Group One National Futurity at Wentworth Park. 

The pint-sized rocket has had just six starts for five wins and …Read More..

Box draw settles a grand St Leger final for likely type

Box draw settles a grand St Leger final for likely type

It was a final containing three current or former track record holders of the 580 yards (530 metres) distance at Wentworth Park, a rarity that had not occurred before in an age classic and is unlikely to happen again, but …Read More..

Azzopardi unleashes powerful team for Paws Of Thunder

Azzopardi unleashes powerful team for Paws Of Thunder

LONDONDERRY trainer Anthony Azzopardi hopes his talented team of chasers can represent the locals well when they contest Saturday night’s heats of the Group One Paws Of Thunder at Wentworth Park. Azzopardi will have four runners on a night where …Read More..

Big plans for Ritza Hattie after Gosford Gold Cup win

Ritza Hattie betting

Thirlmere trainer Mark Gatt has big plans for last Friday night’s Group Two Gosford Gold Cup winner Ritza Hattie before she begins a new career as a mum. Gatt is targeting three major races for his superstar chaser this year. …Read More..

Rue De Kahn Flying Under The Radar Ahead Of Gosford Gold Cup

Rue De Kahn Flying Under The Radar Ahead Of Gosford Gold Cup

GROUP One National Futurity winner Rue De Kahn is flying under the radar this week, as she prepares to step out in her fifth group race final in the past twelve months. Her Vineyard trainer Dean Swain was elated with …Read More..

2015 Gosford Gold Cup Heats Preview

2015 Gosford Gold Cup Heats Preview

Four star studded heats of the Group Two Woy Woy Poultry Gosford Gold Cup will be run and won this Friday night over 515m, with thirty two greyhounds vying for a chance to qualify for next week’s $40,000 to the …Read More..

The Breeding Behind A Melbourne Cup Finalist

The Breeding Behind A Melbourne Cup Finalist

Let’s face it, we would all love to have a greyhound running in the Group One Melbourne Cup final on Friday night at Sandown. So what does it take to get a finalist into the coveted race? A look behind …Read More..

Lucy Lobster Gives Hays Bailey Group One Glory

Lucy Lobster Gives Hays Bailey Group One Glory

Victorian syndicate manager Hays Bailey is sitting on cloud nine at present, having notched up his first Group One win on Saturday night with brilliant sprinter Lucy Lobster. Bailey formed a syndicate with his fellow university students and friends, switching …Read More..

2014 Group Three Casino Cup Heats Preview

2014 Group Three Casino Cup Heats Preview

The best 32 greyhounds nominated for the 484m distance at Casino on Friday will contest the heats of the Group Three Casino Cup. The first of the four heats kicks off in the Northern Rivers area of NSW at 1:59pm. …Read More..

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Preview

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Preview

My Bro Fabio set the track alight in last week’s Group Three Canberra Cup Heats and he will start the favourite for Sunday night’s final. Lowering Prince Diablo’s 2011 track record of 29.96, My Bro Fabio was supremely dominant, romping …Read More..

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Heats Preview

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Heats Preview

The nation’s capital hosts the heats of the Group Three Canberra Cup on Sunday afternoon. The race is conducted over the trying 530m journey and is open to the best greyhounds nominated. The eventual winner will pocket $25,000. The first …Read More..

Victoria Leads The Way – AGRA Group Racing Calendar For 2014/2015 Released

Victoria Leads The Way – AGRA Group Racing Calendar For 2014/2015 Released

The Group racing calendar for 2014/2015 has been released and as usual, Victoria leads the way for initiative and prizemoney increases. Two feature events in Victoria carry big increases. The Melbourne Cup is now worth $420,000 to the winner. This …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

JUNE 18th High Earner annexed the 2009 Queensland Derby (520 metres, Albion Park), defeating Fedex by three-quarters of a length with Dashing Corsair just a head away third. On the same night as High Earner was winning the Queensland Derby, …Read More..

Group One Peter Mosman Classic Heats Preview

Group One Peter Mosman Classic Heats Preview

The coveted Group One Peter Mosman Classic heats will kick off tonight at Wentworth Park, with an enticing $75,000 on offer for winning connections in three weeks time. Six competitive heats will be conducted over the 520m distance, with the …Read More..

2014 Richmond Oaks Heats Preview

2014 Richmond Oaks Heats Preview

Four sensational heats of the $20,000 Richmond Oaks will highlight Saturday night’s Richmond meeting, with last week’s Group Two Ladies Bracelet winner Zipping Willow the standout performer in heat three. Last year’s Oaks winner Calm Model will step out in …Read More..

Background to the Ladies Bracelet

Background to the Ladies Bracelet

It was a race inaugurated by the GBOTA, who were then operating out of Harold Park, to compete with the very successful National Futurity, run by rival organisation, the NCA, at Wentworth Park. This year marks the 44th running of …Read More..

 

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