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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..

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

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..

Amanda Hill stands by her decision to speak out on Four Corners

Amanda Hill stands by her decision to speak out on Four Corners

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..

Hallinan confirms Zipping Willow will not compete in 2015 Temlee

Hallinan confirms Zipping Willow will not compete in 2015 Temlee

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..

More suspensions in NSW and Vic; Qld greyhounds impounded

More suspensions in NSW and Vic; Qld greyhounds impounded

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..

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..

Live-baiting scandal: more suspensions on way in Victoria

Live-baiting scandal: more suspensions on way in Victoria

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria CEO Adam Wallish has told Australian Racing Greyhound that it expects to stand down more registered participants in coming days as the live-baiting saga intensifies. 

 The state body suspended the registration of 10 participants and the …Read More..

Racing Queensland hits seven trainers with show-cause notices

Racing Queensland hits seven trainers with show-cause notices

A DAY on from the screening of the Four Corners investigation into live baiting in greyhound racing, the hits keep coming for the besieged industry. Authorities in the three states affected by the scandal tried to present a united front …Read More..

Time for a fresh start: ARG responds to live-baiting crisis

Time for a fresh start: ARG responds to live-baiting crisis

MAKE no mistake, greyhound racing in Australia is teetering on the brink of destruction. The calls for an end to greyhound racing are coming from far and wide in the aftermath of the Four Corners expose originating from Animal Liberation …Read More..

ABC live-baiting investigation draws blood

ABC live-baiting investigation draws blood

“This is the vision the greyhound racing doesn’t want you to see.” Powerful opening words backed up by a horrific image of a terrified live rabbit on the lure. In the lead-up its screening on Monday night, ABC’s investigative program …Read More..

Fallout spreads as industry braces for Four Corners probe

Fallout spreads as industry braces for Four Corners probe

THE shockwaves in the industry from the co-ordinated RSPCA-police raids targeting alleged live baiting continue to spread and the raids may be about to net their biggest name yet. While the ruling body down south, Greyhound Racing Victoria, has stood …Read More..

What you may have missed: New incentives for Vic stayers

What you may have missed: New incentives for Vic stayers

THE Meadows Greyhound Club in Victoria has introduced a new incentive for its handicapped staying events conducted over 725 metres. Any greyhound which wins off nine metres (with 10m being the standard in stakes races) will collect an extra $1000 …Read More..

Hunt greyhound returns positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine

Hunt greyhound returns positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine

ANOTHER high-profile trainer may be in hot water with stewards: one of Jenny Hunt’s greyhounds has returned a positive swab to the permanently banned prohibited substances amphetamine, methamphetamine and its metabolites.

 The greyhound in question, Jubilea Bale, was scratched from …Read More..

What you may have missed: Best in west, new grades in Victoria

What you may have missed: Best in west, new grades in Victoria

Racing and Wagering Western Australia this week announced three finalists for its prestigious greyhound-of-the-year title to be presented at a gala awards night on February 1. They are On Coin, Star Recall and Zelemar Fever. On Coin, which was also …Read More..

 

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