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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..

Chute for the stars – interest sparked in track improvements

Chute for the stars – interest sparked in track improvements

OUR item about the hassles with bend starts (ARG, February 3) was an immediate hit with readers, all in favour of getting rid of them bar one or two who doubted the practicality of the project. Those doubters may be …Read More..

2015 Group 1 National Derby final tips & betting preview

2015 Group 1 National Derby final tips & betting preview

AFTER a gruelling three-week series, Wentworth Park will host an epic conclusion to the Group One National Derby final tomorrow night. Last month 48 greyhounds stepped onto the metropolitan circuit, hoping to book a place in this week’s $75,000 to …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..

Bad Boy Sniper on target for Group 1 National Derby title

Bad Boy Sniper on target for Group 1 National Derby title

FREAKISH New South Wales sprinter Bad Boy Sniper turned heads, after a sizzling 29.43 performance last Saturday in taking out a semi-final of the Group One National Derby. Exiting from box four, the son of Dyna Tron and Isseymiyake was …Read More..

Sandown Park greyhound tips & betting preview February 5 2015

Sandown Park greyhound tips & betting preview February 5 2015

THURSDAY is usually a fantastic night night of racing at Sandown Park and tonight is no exception with 12 fantastic races on the card for punters and greyhound enthusiasts. Best Bet: Race 9: Full On Bling Race 12: Gaucho Take …Read More..

Provincial meetings are getting belted

Provincial meetings are getting belted

THE most interesting thing about Monday night’s cup meeting at Shepparton was that the second- and third-fastest runs of 25.17 and 25.15 were in Maiden and Grade 6/7 races respectively. Once A Drifter and Jodies Knee were the responsible dogs, …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..

Dover’s star set to shine in 2015 Perth Cup final

Dover’s star set to shine in 2015 Perth Cup final

IT WAS a massive weekend for brilliant speedster Star Recall, taking out the 2014 WA Greyhound of the Year title on Sunday night, just 24 hours after qualifying for her second Group 1 Perth Cup final. Trained throughout most of …Read More..

Disqualified Linda Britton takes out WA’s leading trainer award

Disqualified Linda Britton takes out WA’s leading trainer award

LEADING greyhound identities in Western Australia have defended the decision to crown disqualified Linda Britton the state’s no.1 trainer. Britton, who was not allowed to attend the function on Sunday night, continued her stranglehold on the mantle as WA’s leading …Read More..

It’s time. In fact, it’s overdue that bend starts should go

It’s time. In fact, it’s overdue that bend starts should go

LAST Thursday, Trip To Cairns (5), a 26 months old bitch, got out quite nicely in a 595m race at Sandown (R2) but was then sideswiped by another dog as they straightened up. It still had enough pace to lead …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..

 

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