IN RACING, when trouble strikes, it’s become fashionable to call in either lawyers or management consultants, both of which can be very expensive to hire. Yet it is hard to see where anyone gets their money’s worth. When the Productivity …Read More..
QUICKEST off the mark with its FY2015 annual report, Greyhound Racing Victoria has recorded a $5 million surplus on the back of rising income from both Fixed Odds betting and racefield fees from corporate bookmakers. The turnover increase of 5.5% …Read More..
THE Group 3 Chairman’s Cup series was rocked by scandal over the weekend, with champion bitch Sweet It Is withdrawn from the heats of the $25,000 to the winner feature after returning a positive swab to Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of …Read More..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..