OFFICIAL reports on live baiting from two states are showing some similarities. Both Queensland and Victorian investigators have called for a change in the makeup of the controlling boards and the creation of separate organisations to handle integrity matters, including …Read More..
A VICTORIAN greyhound racing participant has been handed down a life ban in Victoria by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) following on from the live-baiting scandal. Christopher Connolly was slapped with six charges by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) …Read More..
VICTORIAN Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna has said he does not believe live-baiting is an isolated matter. As a part of his final 114-page report on the Victorian Greyhound Racing Industry, released on Thursday, Perna confirmed the industry’s worst-kept fear …Read More..
SUPERSTAR sprinter Dyna Villa will be scratched from this Sunday’s Group 2 Horsham Cup final as owner Paul Wheeler removes all of his greyhounds from trainer Nicole Davis’ property after her license was suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards on …Read More..
IT IS normal practice for governments to set up inquiries and reviews only when they already know what the outcome will be. People doing such jobs are usually classed as “sound”, to use a term favoured by Sir Humphrey Appleby …Read More..
SEVEN people have been charged by Greyhound Racing Victoria over their involvement in live baiting at the Tooradin Trial Track. Tooradin, south east of Melbourne, was the scene of the Four Corners program that aired in January. The footage showed …Read More..
Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is arguably the leader of the pack when it comes to the industry Australia-wide. In the post-Four Corners climate there are plenty of people involved with greyhound racing wondering if those in charge of running it …Read More..
WHILE we have been on record for over a year now about the constant over-racing of stayers, the problem is not limited to that category. Not long ago Geelong stewards cautioned Jenny Hunt, trainer of Dyna Malaise, about its high …Read More..
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..
GREYHOUND RACING NEW SOUTH WALES (GRNSW) are calling for submissions from qualified organisations and/or individuals for a project proposal focusing on identifying the best practice methods in the areas of rearing, socialisation, education and training of greyhounds. The project has …Read More..
VICTORIAN trainer Simon Green has avoided any penalty after allegedly shooting two of his greyhounds, Spanish Cloud and Spanish Berry, in or around July 2014. It was reported Green made an admission to a member of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) …Read More..
GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced they have recommenced the three year disqualification handed down to former champion trainer Graeme Bate following an investigation into an alleged breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rule (GAR) 99 (3) (g) which found he did …Read More..
GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) announced on Friday that the inquiries surrounding suspended participants who are alleged to have been involved in the practice of live baiting will commence next week. The first to face the stewards is Zeke …Read More..
THE New South Wales Racing Appeals Tribunal has upheld several appeals made by owners against a Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) decision to suspend greyhounds associated with trainers who have been suspended and are under investigation for allegedly engaging in the …Read More..
THE live-baiting scandal has plunged the sport of greyhound racing into turmoil with participants nationwide struggling to pick up the pieces of their decimated industry. However, maybe the whole fiasco is exactly what was needed to incite the changes required …Read More..
THE board of Greyhound Racing Victoria has resigned. Following an interim report from racing commisioner Sal Perna today, GRV interim chair Michael Harms offered the resignation of the entire board. The news came just minutes after Perna cleared the board …Read More..
WITH a second Four Corners program focused on greyhound racing expected to air in the near future, there is speculation Animals Australia, Animal Liberation Queensland and the RSPCA might have further footage of trainers engaging in live-baiting activities. Now, a …Read More..
THE New South Wales Government moved to secure the future integrity of its greyhound industry today, announcing a Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate issues of animal welfare and integrity within the sport. Troy Grant, the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for …Read More..
LEADING breeder and owner Greg Board is shocked at the decision by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) to suspend two of his promising pups in the wake of the controversial live-baiting scandal. Board, who is the owner of …Read More..
After six hours in the Victorian Supreme Court on Friday night, Awesome Project has been given the all clear to start in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Cup heats at The Meadows. It was announced early on Friday that Awesome Project …Read More..
A NEW welfare levy is being imposed on greyhound prize money and subsidies by Racing Queensland, with it set to raise more than $1.6 million in additional funding as a part of a plan to improve integrity and animal welfare …Read More..
A SOUTH Australian politician wants action on the live baiting saga with legislation set to go before parliament which will see harsher penalties for anyone found to be violating animal welfare laws. Michelle Lensink, a Liberal frontbencher, said she was …Read More..
FORMER US president Harry Truman famously had a sign on his desk which read “the buck stops here”. Although far from being the originator of the phrase, Truman displayed the sign to make it clear he was the person ultimately …Read More..
GREYHOUND Racing Victoria chairman Peter Caillard has quit his post in the latest twist in the live-baiting saga. Caillard informed Martin Pakula, the Victorian Minister for Racing, on Monday he has chosen to resign from his position on the board. …Read More..
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..
FORMER steward Amanda Hill is standing by her words despite backlash following her appearance on last Monday’s controversial Four Corners program focusing on live baiting. The ABC, working with the RSPCA, Animals Australia and Animal Liberation Queensland, launched an investigation …Read More..
ZIPPING WILLOW is back in the Richmond Vale kennels of her original trainer, Jason Mackay, after a tumultuous week in the lead-up to the Group 1 Temlee at The Meadows. After drawing box one in the invitation-only feature, the New …Read More..
LEADING Londonderry trainer Harry Sarkis has been suspended immediately by GRNSW stewards following an inspection of his property and kennels. Sarkis is no stranger to trouble with GRNSW stewards and has been stood down after the inspection revealed vials of …Read More..
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..