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When a sensational finish ended the superb 1972 Gold Cup final

When a sensational finish ended the superb 1972 Gold Cup final

HOW often does the greyhound finishing second in a heat or semi-final of a major race emerge a week later and snare the final? The answer is, quite a lot. This was the case in the 1972 Wentworth Park Gold …Read More..

What you may have missed: GRNSW introduce policy on lures

What you may have missed: GRNSW introduce policy on lures

UNDER the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, participants have been advised by Greyhound Racing New South Wales that they are prohibited from using any type of animal carcass or animal part for the use of training, rearing and …Read More..

What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) will conduct their next stakeholder forum at the Gosford greyhound track on Tuesday night. Commencing at 6.05pm, GRNSW CEO Paul Newson is giving participants an opportunity to address their concerns and thoughts regarding animal …Read More..

Go back – wrong way

Go back – wrong way

THE anti-racing crowd are doing themselves more harm than good. Amidst all the noise we hear today about greyhound racing a point to remember is that self-described tree-huggers and Greens generally are very much in the minority. Numbers range between …Read More..

Do we have a leader?

Do we have a leader?

THIS one snuck quietly by and I did not notice it at first. In the aftermath of the live baiting episodes GRNSW has just called for proposals for a review of education and training methods. Coincidentally, this followed a March …Read More..

2015 Golden Easter Egg: Rolling coverage from Wentworth Park

2015 Golden Easter Egg: Rolling coverage from Wentworth Park

10:15PM AEDT: Fernando Bale has become just the second greyhound to win the National Derby – Golden Easter Egg double after a terrific victory in the Group 1 feature tonight at Wentworth Park. The son of Kelsos Fusileer and Chloe …Read More..

2015 Group 3 Ambrosoli tips & betting preview

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NAMED after the best caller the sport of greyhound racing has seen, the Group 3 Ambrosoli is essentially the consolation race on Golden Easter Egg night for those greyhounds which just missed a berth in the $250,000-to-the-winner feature. This year’s …Read More..

2015 Group 1 Association Cup tips & betting preview

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WHILE the nation’s best sprinters will be vying for the Golden Easter Egg at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, the stayers will also get their shot at glory with the running of the Group 1 Association Cup over 720-metres. The …Read More..

Usain I’m Nutty scores an insanely good win in 2015 Launching Pad

Usain I’m Nutty scores an insanely good win in 2015 Launching Pad

THE Andrea Dailly-trained Usain I’m Nutty scored a tenacious victory in Thursday’s Group 2 Launching Pad final at Sandown Park, defeating a quality field to take home the $140,000-to-the-winner prize. Stepping well from box four, the black dog was able …Read More..

2015 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg tips & betting preview

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THE stage is set for a superb showdown between some of the sport’s most sensational stars, with the running of the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg this Saturday night at Wentworth Park. After three rounds of gruelling competition, just eight …Read More..

Can the National Derby and Futurity help find the Egg winner?

Can the National Derby and Futurity help find the Egg winner?

THE Golden Easter Egg final features the winners of this year’s Group 1 National Derby (Fernando Bale) and National Futurity (Zipping Midge), in what is perhaps a fitting tribute to having those two long-standing age classics return to headquarters after …Read More..

Coleman shooting for Golden Easter Egg glory at Wenty

Coleman shooting for Golden Easter Egg glory at Wenty

FORMER NSW Steward Debbie Coleman will be aiming to secure her first victory at the elite level as a trainer when Recruitment contests this Saturday night’s Group 1 Golden Easter Egg final at Wentworth Park. The son of Cosmic Rumble …Read More..

Where to bet on the 2015 Golden Easter Egg

Where to bet on the 2015 Golden Easter Egg

The Group 1 Golden Easter Egg is the biggest race on the New South Wales greyhound racing calendar and is held at Wentworth Park on Easter Saturday each year. 

The first running of the Golden Easter Egg was held in …Read More..

Time to go back to basics

Time to go back to basics

WE ARE indebted to Robert Gottleibsen in The Australian (27 March) for a suggestion that could be worth millions for the racing industry. It comes (again) from the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, who has an international reputation for profitable …Read More..

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

Why are Group 1 races the best to bet on? Group 1 races showcase the best product the industry has — proven, fast, tenacious performers that punters can invest their hard-earned coin on. In addition to this, Group 1 races …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. 

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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..

 

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