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Team Dailly dominates Group 1 Golden Easter Egg semi-finals

Team Dailly dominates Group 1 Golden Easter Egg semi-finals

TEAM Dailly conquered at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, claiming three of the four semi-finals of the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg over 520-metres. The powerful Victorian kennel had Dyna Nico (box four) engaged in the first semi after gaining …Read More..

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

NOT long back I was critical of a club (I think it was Sandown) when it put on a race for female trainers. I suggested that was nonsense as the name in the racebook usually had more to do with …Read More..

Betting on group 1 greyhound races

Betting on group 1 greyhound races

In the world of greyhound racing, there are no better events to bet on than Group 1 features. In Australia during 2014, 30 Group 1 races were held at various tracks across the country, each featuring the sport’s superior canine …Read More..

Fernando Bale & Hostile seize time honours in Group 1 GEE heats

Fernando Bale & Hostile seize time honours in Group 1 GEE heats

JUST one one hundredth of a second separated the top three victors in Saturday night’s Group 1 Golden Easter Egg heats as the best sprinters from around Australia converged on Wentworth Park for a shot at glory. 

 Holding joint …Read More..

The task is bigger than live baiting

The task is bigger than live baiting

GIVEN all the hustle and bustle, the tri-state reviews of live baiting will no doubt turn up some important results. However, despite some half promises, that’s probably all they will address. What is equally important is what happens after that. …Read More..

The boys have it…for now

The boys have it…for now

WHEN searching for the potential winner of the Golden Easter Egg, the recent history of the event suggests putting a line through the female contenders, unless they happen to be truly exceptional. Seven of the last eight Egg finals have …Read More..

2015 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, odds, tips & comments

2015 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, odds, tips & comments

THIS Saturday night, Wentworth Park will host 10 heats of the 2015 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg. The top three from each heat plus the two fastest fourths will progress through to next week’s semi-finals before the $250,000 to-the-winner decider …Read More..

Science is ready to help

Science is ready to help

SCIENCE is on the march again. The use of GPS markers is not new in racing as Tasmanian gallops have been using them for some time to keep track of runners for timing purposes. Similarly, ARL and AFL teams have …Read More..

2015 Group 3 Magic Maiden – the best on breeding

2015 Group 3 Magic Maiden – the best on breeding

THE Group 3 Magic Maiden series always manages to produce some highly-talented pups and this year is no different as we look forward to 11 exciting heats this Sunday at Wentworth Park. The final will be held on April 4 – …Read More..

Wentworth Park greyhound tips & betting preview March 14 2015

Wentworth Park greyhound tips & betting preview March 14 2015

TONIGHT we see some interstate contenders make their way to Wentworth Park ahead of next week’s Group 1 Golden Easter Egg heats. It should be a great carnival and tonight’s meeting looks a cracker. Best Bet: Race 2: Schooner Doll …Read More..

No Donuts Hungry For Success in Group 2 Richmond Derby final

No Donuts Hungry For Success in Group 2 Richmond Derby final

PROMISING youngster No Donuts will contest his first Group race at just his seventh career start when he lines up in Friday nights Group 2 Richmond Derby final for Londonderry trainer Johannes Vanderburg and owner Brad Canty. The son of …Read More..

The Richmond Derby features a rare dead-heat for first

The Richmond Derby features a rare dead-heat for first

DESPITE the incredible number of feature races run across the nation over the almost nine decades since racing began, very few have resulted in dead-heats for first. The 1984 final of the Richmond Derby is one of the handful which …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

March 12 Champion West Australian sprinter Reggemite scored by nine and a half lengths over 530 metres at Mandurah in 1999 and ran a new track record time of 30.10. At his previous start, Reggemite had run seventh in the …Read More..

Too many cooks – and other matters

Too many cooks – and other matters

WIKIPEDIA may not always be completely reliable but on the subject of committees – a system which controls every aspect of Australian racing – it seems to have got it right. “Design by committee is a disparaging term when a …Read More..

Live-baiting saga update: Tom Noble to fight cruelty charges

Live-baiting saga update: Tom Noble to fight cruelty charges

TOM Noble, the Queensland greyhound trainer at the centre of the live-baiting saga, will fight the charges of alleged animal cruelty he is up against. A taskforce established to investigate live-baiting within the QLD greyhound industry has slapped the 68-year-old …Read More..

The battle between emotions and facts

The battle between emotions and facts

OUTSIDE of the live baiting saga, the biggest greyhound debate in recent years has been the rise and fall of the finish-on-Lure in Australia. Given that it also has ramifications on greyhound welfare it should not be forgotten. Consider the …Read More..

Finn’s Dynamic Duo Dominate Richmond Derby Heats

Finn’s Dynamic Duo Dominate Richmond Derby Heats

CRANEBROOK trainer Melinda Finn had a memorable evening at Richmond on Friday night, saluting in two of the four Group 2 Richmond Derby heats conducted over 535m. Finn and her team returned to the Richmond circuit after a trip to …Read More..

Wentworth Park greyhound tips & betting preview March 7 2015

Wentworth Park greyhound tips & betting preview March 7 2015

WHILE most of the attention will be focused on The Meadows tonight for the Australian Cup and Superstayers, there is still some great racing in Sydney with an action-packed 10 race card at Wentworth Park. Best Bet: Race 2: Lord …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

March 5 Malfoy broke the two-year-old track record for 725 metres at the Meadows in 2005, running 42.34 to clip 10/100ths off the previous mark set by Skipper Rip. On the same night, Pure Octane set a new race record …Read More..

Sandown Park greyhound tips & betting preview March 5 2015

Sandown Park greyhound tips & betting preview March 5 2015

THE main night in Victoria will be Saturday this week with the running of the Group 1 Australian Cup and Superstayers at The Meadows, however there are still plenty of talented greyhounds competing at Sandown Park tonight, ensuring a top …Read More..

Upsets galore in 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup heats

Upsets galore in 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup heats

THE heats of the 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup looked to offer a sensational night of racing on paper and, despite the wild Melbourne weather, when the lids flew open that is exactly what we got. While the series contained …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

February 26 Swanston Lass overcame box six to win the 1968 Australian Cup from NSW contenders Rokoko and Miami Moss. In a major upset, Lee Lana won the Western Australian National Distance Championship Title eliminator from Large Score and the …Read More..

Sandown greyhound tips & betting preview February 26 2015

Sandown greyhound tips & betting preview February 26 2015

WHILE most of the state’s best chasers will be engaged at The Meadows this weekend for the heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup, there is still 12 quality races on show at Sandown Park tonight. Best Bet: Race 12: …Read More..

Fields released for 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup heats

Fields released for 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup heats

EIGHT sensational heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup take centre stage at The Meadows this Saturday night with each winner progressing through to next week’s $250,000-to-the-winner final. 

No fewer than 25 individual Group winners will contest the series, all …Read More..

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

JUST a week has elapsed since the nation was shocked by revelations of live baiting in the greyhound industry broadcast on the ABC’s investigative program Four Corners. The week has seemed more like a month as the hits kept coming …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

February 19 Two Codes took out the 1996 Launceston Cup, defeating Standby Thunder by two lengths to pick up the $12,000 first prize over the 522 metres trip. Zoom Fox, the 1995 winner, could only finish sixth. Fond Regards defeated …Read More..

The Meadows greyhound tips & betting preview February 21 2015

The Meadows greyhound tips & betting preview February 21 2015

DESPITE a difficult week in the greyhound racing industry, there is something positive to focus on tonight with the running of three Group 1 races at The Meadows- the Zoom Top, the Rookie Rebel and the Temlee. Lets get into …Read More..

Adoption program moves to dispel myths after live-baiting saga

Adoption program moves to dispel myths after live-baiting saga

ASK any greyhound owner about the breed’s suitability as a family pet and you’ll hear about a dog with a beautiful, placid and sometimes lazy nature. It seems a far cry from the speed machines we see flying around the …Read More..

Victorian Govt waiting on inquiry before acting on GRV board

Victorian Govt waiting on inquiry before acting on GRV board

THE Greyhound Racing Victoria board will not meet the same fate as its recently-sacked NSW counterparts. For now. Speaking exclusively with AustralianRacingGreyhound.com, Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, dismissed speculation of a potential GRV clean-out on Thursday. Perna, who announced …Read More..

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Greyhound Box Draw For Sandown (SAP) – Sunday, 22 February 2015 Race No. 1Devon Meadows Cricket Club1:53 PM (VIC time) Grade 7 event over 515 metres at Sandown Of $1,890 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1BARONESS JILL …Read More..

 

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