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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..

Preview Of The Group Three Ladies Bracelet Heats

Preview Of The Group Three Ladies Bracelet Heats

Group racing continues at Wentworth Park on Saturday night with four heats of the Group Three Ladies Bracelet taking place over 520 metres at Wentworth Park. The race is open to the best 32 female greyhounds nominated and is worth …Read More..

Bendigo Gold Rush Carnival In Full Swing

Bendigo Gold Rush Carnival In Full Swing

The 10th annual Bendigo Gold Rush Carnival is in full swing, with the rich Gold Rush Maiden Series at the Semi Final stage, while the heats of the 2014 Group 2 Bendigo Cup have also been drawn. It promises to …Read More..

2014 Group One Golden Easter Egg Heats Preview

2014 Group One Golden Easter Egg Heats Preview

The heats of the Group One Golden Easter Egg kick-off on Saturday night. The three-week series will see 10 heats conducted on Saturday night followed by four semi-finals next week. Notable absentees from the heats include Black Magic Opal and …Read More..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

APRIL 2nd Farrago, who would later go on to become one of the best all-distance greyhounds of his time, won his maiden over 370 yards (338 metres) at Broken Hill in 1949 at the age of 17 months. It was …Read More..

Shoulders Stands Tall

Shoulders Stands Tall

Hunter Valley breeders Brett and Deborah May have unleashed another potential superstar on the racing circuit, with Shoulders ultra-impressive once again at Wentworth Park on Friday night. The son of May’s own breed of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed, recorded …Read More..

Zoom Top: The ‘Bradman’ Of Australian Greyhound Racing

Zoom Top: The ‘Bradman’ Of Australian Greyhound Racing

In the pantheon of greyhound racing’s superstars there is just one name, almost Bradman-like if one is seeking sporting comparisons, standing practically head and shoulders above the rest. That greyhound is Zoom Top. A cold and calculated look at Zoom …Read More..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

MARCH 26th World Park Ned defeated Queenslander Hardell by just three-quarters of a length to take out the 1983 National Derby, run over 530 metres at Wentworth Park. World Park Ned had been a semi-finalist in the 1982 Derby. Victorian …Read More..

Question Time Podcast With Jason Mackay – Ask Your Questions

Question Time Podcast With Jason Mackay – Ask Your Questions

We have been lucky enough to secure some time with leading NSW trainer Jason Mackay. This interview follows on from our Question Time Podcasts with Paul Wheeler, Jason Thompson, Rob Britton and Tom Dailly. The interview will take place at …Read More..

Dynabolt: Sensational Stayer, Foundation Dam

Dynabolt: Sensational Stayer, Foundation Dam

In a podcast for Australian Racing Greyhound, leading breeder and owner Paul Wheeler recounted the origin of the ‘Dyna’ prefixes which, along with ‘Bale’, ‘Allen’ and ‘Flex’ are the four the family uses to distinguish their racing animals. “Dyna”, recounted …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

MARCH 12th Feltebarb outstayed Benjamin John to win the 1969 Bulli Gold Cup by a length and half over 675 yards (617 metres) at Bulli, running a fast 36.3. Three finalists fell at the first turn. The Smoother became the …Read More..

This Week in Racng History

This Week in Racng History

FEBRUARY 26th The Brindle Havoc-Runaway Joe ring-in took place at Lismore in 1949. Three men brought a greyhound they claimed was a Queensland sprinter named Brindle Havoc to race at Lismore. The dog was backed in from 5/2 ($3.50) to …Read More..

Dean Swain’s Sensational Futurity Upset

Dean Swain’s Sensational Futurity Upset

Vineyard trainer Dean Swain recorded his maiden Group One victory at Unibet Gardens last Friday night, when $21 outsider Rue De Kahn was victorious in the National Futurity Final worth $75,000. Rank outsider Queen Esther led the field at the …Read More..

The Breeding Behind A Temlee Finalist

The Breeding Behind A Temlee Finalist

Temlee is one of Australian greyhound racing’s true immortals, the brindle dog by Tivoli Chief x Temora Lee (Mister Moss x Venetian Babe) is the namesake of the big Group 1 race, The Temlee, which will be run at The …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..

Upsets Galore In National Derby And Futurity Finals

Upsets Galore In National Derby And Futurity Finals

A healthy crowd was in attendance at Unibet Gardens last night, for the running of the Group One National Derby and Futurity finals, worth a juicy $75,000 each to the winner. Eight talented bitches stepped out in the National Futurity …Read More..

2014 Group One National Futurity Preview

2014 Group One National Futurity Preview

The Group One National Futurity final features eight female finalists racing for $75,000. The race kicks off the first of two big feature races at The Gardens on Friday night, with the Futurity listed as race six on the card …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..

Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014

Greyhound Box Draw For Unibet Gardens – Friday, 7 February 2014 Race No. 1Welcome To Unibet Gardens7:19 PM 5 event over 400 metres at Unibet gardens Of $1,550 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,080 2nd: $315 3rd: $155. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1BRANDEX541122.90Joanne Willis 2WEEKEND WES553622.80Peter …Read More..

 

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