In the same week close blood relation El Galo has officially been retired to stud a little over $10,000 short of the $530,995 Australian Prizemoney Record held by Rapid Journey; early Imagetec Gold Coast Cup favourite High Earner will have his shot this Thursday night at a fourth Group Two win to take his prizemoney earnings to nearly $140,000.
The Queensland Derby and West Australia Derby winner will line up in box eight in the Imagetec Gold Coast Cup at Albion Park and has lead the betting at 3-1 since qualifying in last Thursday nightâ€™s heats.
The Group Two Gold Coast Cup is worth $38,000 in total prizemoney, including a $25,000 winnerâ€™s cheque.
Continue reading High Earner’s Prizemoney Total Heading To $138,000
Queensland and Western Australian Derby winner High Earner will go into next weekâ€™s $38,000 Imagetec Gold Coast Cup as favourite after blitzing his field in the Heats last Thursday night.
The Christine Robartson-trained dog is leading the market for the Group Two race at 3-1 after the box draw put him out wide in box eight.
Last Thursday nightâ€™s heats saw a barrage of top talent hit the track along with High Earner, including former Victorian performer, Velocette.
Continue reading High Earner Looks For Fourth Group Win In Gold Coast Cup
Welcome toâ€™s free for Thursday 2nd July 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Tonight’s racing features four heats of the Imagetec Gold Coast Cup, which for the first time and for near future is being run at Albion Park due to the closure of Gold Coast track last year.
But the highlight of the night should be the Superstayers Invitational at Albion Park, which depsite the loss of Queen Lauryn to a season and Lady Moscato to an injury, has brought together a sensational field of stayers. The four dog field conditions give every greyhound their chance and it should be a cracker of a race.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 2nd July 2009
Collision has for the first time claimed the the top of the Australian national sires rankings for the year to the end of June 2009.
Always handy in the rankings to the end of May 2009 and always in the top 10 sires, Collision has done enough to dethrone Bombastic Shiraz who has been Australia’s leading sire since March 2009.
While Bombastic Shiraz could only add 57 sires points to his May total of 499 points, Collision had a stellar June, ramping up 148 points to claim the ltitle of Australia’s leading sire to the end of June 2009.
Continue reading Collision Claims The Top Of The Australian Sires Ranks
El Galo remains defiant atop the AGRA GroupRankings to the end of June 2009, despite not winning a group final in June..
Having claimed the top spot right from the outset in January courtesy of a Group 1 Adelaide Cup win, El Galo has managed to add enough points every month to persist in premier rank. In June El Galo only raced three times and onlw twice in group company, that being a heat and final of the Wangaratta Cup.
Those starts resulted in a Group 2 heat win and a < ahref="http://www.australianracinggreyhound.com/australian-greyhound-racing/group-listed-greyhound-racing/remo-rubik-upsets-el-galo-in-wangaratta-cup/14230" title="Remo Rubik Upsets El Galo In Wangaratta Cup" >narrow second to Remo Rubik in the Group 2 final. The 25 points was just enough to see El Galo stay ahead of Fedex, who depsite some indifferent form, has managed to hold second place ever since the first rankings for 2009 were released.
Continue reading El Galo Defiant At The Top Of June AGRA Rankings
AGRAâ€™s Greyhound of the Month for June 2009 is Queensland raced and trained sprint star High Earner.
The very talented young performer won his third Group final this year when he led all the way to win the Group 2 Queensland Derby at Albion Park. In 18 race starts, High Earner has now won more than $100,000 with wins also in the Group 3 Vince Curry Maiden at Ipswich and the Group 2 WA Derby final at Cannington.
After a lead up second to Surfin Silence High Earner won his heat of the Queensland Derby in a best of the night 30.09 defeating Trew Chase. He again showed his early speed and a fast middle section to record a best of the night 11.61.
Continue reading High Earner Named AGRA June Greyhound Of The Month
Welcome toâ€™s free for Saturday 27th June 2009 with tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).
Tonight’s racing is highlighted by four heat of the Group 2 Bob Payne Winter Stake with El Galo continuing in his evermore forlorn quest to set the Australian stakes record fro a greyhound. With another $20,000 to go to get past Rapif Journey, he can’t get there tonight and will have to win next weeks final.
So with racing from the Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia), letâ€™s recap out betting advice for tonightâ€™s tracks.
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Welcome toâ€™s free for Thursday 25th June 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
It doesn’t get much better than this withcoming our way from the Group 1 Laurels Final for the young females, the final of the Group 2 McKenna Memorial and the final of the Group 3 Queensland Cup at Albion Park
Despite the scartching of Ashby Rose and the inclusion of group clas bitch Brislane back in to the Laurels field, Nova Surf who is three time group placegetter is a clas aboce the field and will go around odds on despite an injury scare.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 25th June 2009
Top performer Santino Marella is sure to head into Thursday nightâ€™s Group 3 Big Dog Queensland Cup at Albion Park as favourite after drawing box two in the final.
The Stephen Rolf-trained, Surf Lorian-dog dominated his heat winning by almost six lengths and in a blistering time of 34.97.
Jumping from box two tonight, the classy middle-distance runner only made the step up to 600m for the first time last week, and will be looking to take the $15,000 winnerâ€™s cheque in only his second start.
Continue reading Fastest Qualifier Draws Top Box For Big Dog Cup
Australia’s newest superstar sprinter High Earner ($2.50) swept to his third Group victory in 18 starts when he won Thursday nightâ€™s Group 2 Qld Derby (520m) at Albion Park.
The son of Collision-Double Guess led throughout to win by three-quarters of a length over Fedex with a head to Dashing Corsair in third.
High Earner has now won 13 of his 20 race starts and been placed six times.
Continue reading High Earner Proves To Be Just That In Qld Derby
Welcome toâ€™s free for Thursday 18th June 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Some fantasticcoming our way tonight with the semi finals of the Group 1 Laurels for the young females, heats of the Group 2 McKenna Memorial and, in our opinion, the best Group 2 Queensland Derby final seen for decades as well as the Group 3 Queensland Cup heats at Albion Park.
The scratching of Setanta from the Queensland Derby final has only strengthened to quality of the field with Fedex gaining the run from first reserve. Should be a great race and if you only do one thing tonight be sure to tune in at 9:10pm for what should be one of the best races you’ll see this year.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 18th June 2009
Welcome toâ€™s free for Wednesday 10th June 2009 with tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), Bulli (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland) and Cannington (West Australia).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t like Tuesdays and Bob Geldof definitely went one day early. After overlooking a scartching we managed 2 wins and a 2nd from our 5for a small loss of about 1.5 bets. Not terrible and certainly not enough to worry our profit margin.
So, with tonightâ€™s racing coming Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), Bulli (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland), and Cannington (West Australia), lets review our betting advice for those tracks.
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In a blow to connections and both the Sandown and Albion ParkClubs, the first lady of Australian , Queen Lauryn has been scratched from this Thursday night’s Group 2 McKenna Memorial heats and will also miss the upcoming Superstayers Challenge at Albion Park.
Owner Steve Hawkins has reported this morning that trainer Tony Brett has been forced to scratch his former star sprinter and now confirmed staying superpower, after she came on season, yet again.
Queen Lauryn was to have lined up in box seven at Sandown this Thursday night in the Group 2 McKenna Memorial against Chinatown Lad, Amity Bale and Octane Al; after her last start demolition job of the Albion Park Group 1 Gold Cup against super field.
Continue reading Queen Lauryn Shock Scratching From McKenna Memorial
The bookies will have trouble deciding opening prices this Thursday night at Albion Park for the running of the 36th Group Two Queensland Derby.
The exciting heats last week produced a multitude of potential winners, and the box draw has evened the $38,000 race considerably.
To make doing the form more difficult, Setanta has been scratched from the race, which makes way for Group One Maturity winner Fedex to fill the box five vacancy and confirm the best Queensland Derby field in years.
Continue reading Queensland Derby Night The Best In Years
Jacobs Well-based businessman and BrisbaneClub sponsor Paul Felgate might just get a fairytale this Thursday night in his tenth anniversary of sponsoring the Queensland Derby.
The Group Two race, which dates back to the GabbaClub where the home of the Brisbane Lions now stands, was first sponsored by Mr Felgateâ€™s electrical contractors business in 1999.
Now ten years on the former greyhound trainer has his first greyhound in the race as owner of speedy dog, Jamaican Bolt, named after the flamboyant world sprinting sensation from Jamaica, Usain Bolt.
Continue reading Sponsors 10th Anniversary Could Bolt In The Derby
Next weekâ€™s Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby will have punters scratching their heads after the box draw evened up the field following last nightâ€™s Heats.
Experience at Albion Park shined through in the six Heats, with several Brisbane regulars making the cut, including fastest qualifier and reigning WA Derby winner, High Earner who won in 30.09.
The Group Two race is worth $38,000 including a $25,000 winners cheque.
Continue reading Box Draw Evens Out Queensland Derby Final
Welcome toâ€™s free for Thursday 11th June 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Some fantasticcoming our way tonight with the heats of the Group 1 Laurels for the young females and the males leading the way at Albion Park in the Queensland Derby heats. We’ll provide our betting for each of the heats and hopefully find a few winners.
The Sky Channel Winter Chasing Carnival at Albion Park continues to heat up as Australiaâ€™s best young male sprinters line up this Thursday for the Group Two Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby.
The heats feature all-star fields of Group dogs from around Australia and they are sure to produce one of the best Queensland Derbys in the history of Brisbane.
The $38,000, 520m final will take place next Thursday, 18th June.
Continue reading All Stars Battle In Brisbane For Queensland Derby
One lucky punter ended up over $1800 richer after the Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup last night by outlaying only pocket change.
The punter, James Allen, won the Unitab $500 Bet promotion on the Gold Cup and placed it on Queen Lauryn, who took out the $74,000 race for trainer Tony Brett.
The $500 Bet promotion gives one lucky punter who attends Albion Park a $500 win-bet on the Group race of the night and to enter all they have to do is put any losing betting (TOTE) ticket, with their details on the back, into the entry boxes.
Continue reading Queens Delivers Gold For One Lucky Punter
Amongst a barrage of Group and Feature race wins for 2008, Mr Kay trains or owns three out of the four finalist greyhounds in the running for the prestigious Queensland Greyhound of the Year award.
Continue reading Trifecta For Champion Ipswich Greyhound Trainer
The three final contenders for the 2008 Schweppes WA Greyhound of the Year (GOTY) title have been officially released by Racing and Wagering Western Australia.
Elektra, Eye Murrunna and Miss Slick are the three greyhounds in the running for the Award which honours the best performed greyhound during the calendar year.
Continue reading WA Greyhound Of The Year Final Three Named
Away from the spotlight of group racing and headline press, a 33kg Black dog in South East Queensland is quietly going about the business of building the race form of a budding stud dog and future champion.
Continue reading Dual Enforcer Continues To Rack Up The Wins
Boxes win races, just ask trainer Reg Kay. Kayâ€™s star sprinter Size Can Matter (Elite State-Queen Size) utilized his rails box draw to perfection to lead throughout to win Thursday nightâ€™s Group 2 Qld Derby at Albion Park.
Continue reading Size Does Matter