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What you may have missed: National Championships taking shape

What you may have missed: National Championships taking shape

THE Nationals puzzle is almost complete, with the representatives from Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania all locked into place after various qualifiers have been run around the country over the last week. The winners from each state …Read More..

What you may have missed: Whyte’s super Darwin Cup win

What you may have missed: Whyte’s super Darwin Cup win

VICTORIAN trainer Stephen Whyte made it back-to-back wins in the Darwin Cup, landing the 2015 feature with the talented Superfonic on Sunday night at Winnellie Park. Starting as the $3.70 favourite from box three, the son of Fear Zafonic and …Read More..

GRV CEO Adam Wallish leaves the top job

GRV CEO Adam Wallish leaves the top job

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) CEO Adam Wallish has made the decision to step down from the top job. In a statement released on Friday, it was revealed that Wallish had elected not to pursue a further three year term with …Read More..

What you may have missed: GRV release study results

What you may have missed: GRV release study results

IT is now possible to differentiate between naturally occurring testosterone in a male greyhound and testosterone which has been administered in order to improve performance, a study by Greyhound Racing Victoria shows. A joint effort by the Faculty of Veterinary …Read More..

Greyhound industry paying a high price

Greyhound industry paying a high price

THE key question, as always, is how governments attack embarrassing problems. Well, maybe “attack” is too strong a word. This time, “address” might be better and more attuned to what has happened in the greyhound industry. As we forecast earlier, …Read More..

Victorian greyhound inquiries offer debatable solutions

Victorian greyhound inquiries offer debatable solutions

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..

Stewards wrap: Victorian found guilty of live baiting

Stewards wrap: Victorian found guilty of live baiting

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..

VIC Integrity Commissioner releases final report on live baiting

VIC Integrity Commissioner releases final report on live baiting

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..

Wheeler removes his dogs after Nicole Davis returns positive swab

Wheeler removes his dogs after Nicole Davis returns positive swab

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..

The greyhound industry should be wary of racing inquiries

The greyhound industry should be wary of racing inquiries

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..

In the stewards room: QLD legend Ron Ball banned for life

In the stewards room: QLD legend Ron Ball banned for life

LEGENDARY trainer Ron Ball has been banned for life by the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board in the aftermath of the live-baiting scandal. Ball had previously been issued a show cause notice as to why he should not be …Read More..

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

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..

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

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..

People aren’t getting the message: most greyhounds don’t back-up

People aren’t getting the message: most greyhounds don’t back-up

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..

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..

What you may have missed: GRNSW taking best practice submissions

What you may have missed: GRNSW taking best practice submissions

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..

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

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..

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

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..

In the Stewards room: Live-baiting trainer inquires to commence

In the Stewards room: Live-baiting trainer inquires to commence

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..

Live-baiting saga: Dogs free to run after NSW appeals upheld

Live-baiting saga: Dogs free to run after NSW appeals upheld

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..

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

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..

GRV board steps down, another swiftly appointed

GRV board steps down, another swiftly appointed

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..

Leading trainer the target of undercover investigator

Leading trainer the target of undercover investigator

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..

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

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..

Greg Board slams GRNSW decision to suspend dogs

Greg Board slams GRNSW decision to suspend dogs

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..

Supreme Court rules Awesome Project can start in Aus. Cup heats

Supreme Court rules Awesome Project can start in Aus. Cup heats

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..

Baiting saga update: Brad Canty takes matters to Supreme Court

Baiting saga update: Brad Canty takes matters to Supreme Court

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..

Live baiting saga update: Legislation to go before SA Parliament

Live baiting saga update: Legislation to go before SA Parliament

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..

Sweeping changes need to be made from the top down

Sweeping changes need to be made from the top down

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..

Live-baiting scandal update: Caillard resigns, Birch stood down

Live-baiting scandal update: Caillard resigns, Birch stood down

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..

 

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