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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..

Spend money on the public, not just the bad guys

Spend money on the public, not just the bad guys

ACROSS the country, greyhound racing authorities have been galvanised into action following the appalling reports of live-animal baiting by a few trainers. Task forces are being set up with high-profile leaders, media statements made, money is being set aside and …Read More..

A greyhound trilogy poses serious questions

A greyhound trilogy poses serious questions

THE human race is not a perfect one, no matter what area you look at. In competition, there is always someone willing to go to extremes in order to succeed. Using live prey, or even dead ones, to school your …Read More..

The country’s biggest mystery bet of all

The country’s biggest mystery bet of all

WE ARE venturing into the great unknown. Right now, I doubt anyone knows how much Australians are wagering, or on what code or bet type, not for the latest financial year 2013-14. Some will know bits and pieces but it …Read More..

Greyhound tips & betting preview February 13 2015

Greyhound tips & betting preview February 13 2015

IT should be an excellent night of racing at Wentworth Park tonight with some highly talented greyhounds engaged including the recent Group 1 National Futurity winner Zipping Midge. Lets get into our tips for today… Best Roughie: Race 8: Tina’s …Read More..

Sandown Park greyhound tips & betting preview February 12 2015

Sandown Park greyhound tips & betting preview February 12 2015

ANOTHER great night of racing awaits at Sandown Park tonight with 12 races to be run and won at the Victorian circuit. Lets get straight into our selections for the meeting. Best Bet: Race 2: Shanlyn Jed Best Roughie: Race …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

February 12 Champion local sprinter True Vintage notched her fourth consecutive win in taking out the 1988 final of the Launceston Cup by six lengths over the 502-metre trip. True Vintage would go on to win 15 races on end …Read More..

Fernando Bale lands Group 1 National Derby for Andrea Dailly

Fernando Bale lands Group 1 National Derby for Andrea Dailly

THE 2015 Group 1 National Derby trophy is heading to Victoria, after favourite Fernando Bale took advantage of some good fortune at the first turn, racing away in a time of 29.87. Jason Magri’s Bad Boy Sniper took enormous ground …Read More..

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..

The Meadows greyhound tips & betting preview February 7 2015

The Meadows greyhound tips & betting preview February 7 2015

WHILE the spotlight will be on Wentworth Park and Cannington tonight, there are still 12 fantastic races on offer for punters at The Meadows with some talented chasers engaged throughout the meeting. Best Bet: Race 12: Tiggerlong Fox Best Roughie: …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..

 

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