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Heidi Benz salutes in 2015 Vince Curry Memorial final

Heidi Benz salutes in 2015 Vince Curry Memorial final

HEIDI BENZ gave her little-known sire Westmead Osprey his first Group winner on Saturday night, taking out the Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial maiden over 520 metres at Ipswich. 

Her UK-bred father, a son of Westmead Hawk, now stands at …Read More..

Brad Hill Billy breaks through in Launceston Cup final

Brad Hill Billy breaks through in Launceston Cup final

ON A night that the greyhound industry was thrown into turmoil, a local chaser was announcing himself as the real deal on Launceston’s night of nights. Up-and-coming star Brad Hill Billy produced a sensational performance to catch runaway leader Breaker’s …Read More..

Gun Mcbain fires in Gawler Cup final

Gun Mcbain fires in Gawler Cup final

GUN Mcbain justified his short-odds of just $2.00 in Sunday’s Group 3 Gawler Gold Cup final, leading all the way from box two for Middle Beach trainer Vadim Roz. The son of Spring Gun and Flame Mcbain was the fastest …Read More..

Azza Azza Azza annihilates competition in Shepparton Cup final

Azza Azza Azza annihilates competition in Shepparton Cup final

AZZA Azza Azza has arrived. The son of Collision and Alotta Mojo won tonight’s Group 2 Shepparton Gold Cup in devastating fashion to take his career earnings past the $100,000 mark after earning connections $45,000 with tonight’s victory. It was …Read More..

Fernando Bale lands Group 1 National Derby for Andrea Dailly

Fernando Bale lands Group 1 National Derby for Andrea Dailly

THE 2015 Group 1 National Derby trophy is heading to Victoria, after favourite Fernando Bale took advantage of some good fortune at the first turn, racing away in a time of 29.87. Jason Magri’s Bad Boy Sniper took enormous ground …Read More..

Zipping Midge claims 2015 National Futurity final

Zipping Midge claims 2015 National Futurity final

THE Jason Mackay-trained Zipping Midge scored an ultra-impressive victory in Saturday night’s Group 1 National Futurity final, saluting at double-figure odds for her Hunter Valley mentor. Beginning swiftly from box six, the daughter of Fabregas and Zipping Jewel crossed to …Read More..

Pursell steals the prize in Hobart Maiden Thousand final

Pursell steals the prize in Hobart Maiden Thousand final

BRENDAN Pursell will be driving home to Brighton a very happy man after capping off a sensational Hobart Maiden Thousand series with the quinella in the final. Pursell had expressed concerns when talking to Australian Racing Greyhound about the box …Read More..

Ronray Spirit goes all the way in 2015 Warragul Cup

Ronray Spirit goes all the way in 2015 Warragul Cup

THE 2015 Warragul Cup was taken out in superb fashion in 25.78 by the Terrence Reid-trained Ronray Spirit (8) from a gallant Luca Neveelk (1). The first surprise in the race was Luca Neveelk being clearly crossed early by Jubilea …Read More..

Greyhound Racing at sixes and sevens

Greyhound Racing at sixes and sevens

It’s a simple matter but it has far reaching consequences. The background is that it seems racing authorities are divided into two halves. One lot tries to be nice to trainers, the other tries to thump them for breaking the …Read More..

Space Star’s Summer Plate win is out of this world

Space Star’s Summer Plate win is out of this world

Victorian chaser Space Star is a contender for run of the year, after producing a brilliant come-from-behind victory in the Group Two Summer Plate final at Wentworth Park on Saturday evening. Exiting from box eight at just $1.30 with most …Read More..

Dyna Villa puts his best paws forward and thunders to victory

Dyna Villa puts his best paws forward and thunders to victory

Dyna Villa has proven once and for all he is a genuine star of the sport, taking out the 2015 Group One Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park. 

Stepping cleanly from box eight, the sleek black speed machine quickly found …Read More..

Avondale Porche Scores A Thrilling Cranbourne Cup Victory

Avondale Porche Scores A Thrilling Cranbourne Cup Victory

AVONDALE Porche has won the Group Two Cranbourne Cup in one of the most exciting country cup finishes by the barest of margins from a gallant Oakvale Destiny, who was looking to add to her two previous group final wins. …Read More..

2015 Group Two Cranbourne Cup Final Preview

2015 Group Two Cranbourne Cup Final Preview

THE Group Two Cranbourne Cup field has been obliterated by the scratchings of leading contenders Luca Neveelk and Hostile. The Neveelk kennel has been rocked by a severe illness and ARG wishes Luca Neveelk and the rest of the kennel …Read More..

2014 Group One Sale Cup Final Preview

2014 Group One Sale Cup Final Preview

THE early speed will be on in the Sale Cup, to be run on Boxing Day, but there are also several more than handy stayers who have claims on the $75,000 feature. In what is shaping as an intriguing affair …Read More..

Bertacious Bee Wins 2014 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic

Bertacious Bee Wins 2014 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic

The Bertinato and Micallef combination proved a winner yet again in the Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic after Bertacious Bee (7) took out the rich $75,000 race. Chris Bertinato is one of Bertacious Bee’s owners. George Micallef trains the 34kg …Read More..

Lamia Bale Leads All The Way In Sir John Dillon Memorial

Lamia Bale Leads All The Way In Sir John Dillon Memorial

Lamia Bale (2) notched up her third victory within the space of a week when taking out tonight’s Group Three Sir John Dillon Memorial at Sandown Park. Stepping brilliantly from box two in the 595 metre feature, the Steve Collins …Read More..

Weblec Belle Leads Home A Britton First Four In Brian Johnstone

Weblec Belle Leads Home A Britton First Four In Brian Johnstone

He trained the winner of every heat and landed the quinella in both semi-finals. Yet as if that was not enough, Anakie trainer Jeff Britton also prepared the first four runners across the line in the Group Three Brian Johnstone …Read More..

Keybow Unlocks Top Honours In The Group One Brisbane Cup

Keybow Unlocks Top Honours In The Group One Brisbane Cup

Keybow (7) has finally cracked his second Group One victory following a tenacious performance in tonight’s Brisbane Cup at Albion Park. Stepping a touch slow from box seven, the son of Take The Kitty and Key Exit was given a …Read More..

2014 Group One Melbourne Cup Is Dyna Villa’s

2014 Group One Melbourne Cup Is Dyna Villa’s

Dyna Villa (8) has taken out the Group One Melbourne Cup in style, carving across from box eight to streak away for a two length victory in 29.36 at Sandown Park on Friday night. The Collision and Roxio Bale (Droopy’s …Read More..

Sweet It Is Takes Out 2014 Bold Trease

Sweet It Is Takes Out 2014 Bold Trease

She has done it again. The bitch that trainer Darren McDonald described post race as a “Bold Trease re-incarnated” unleashed her trademark run home to clinch the 2014 Group One Bold Trease at Sandown at Sandown Park on Friday night. …Read More..

Happy Haswell Dominates 2014 Group Three Ipswich Cup

Happy Haswell Dominates 2014 Group Three Ipswich Cup

The Reg Kay trained Happy Haswell reaffirmed that he’s one of the country’s most promising young dogs in the Group Three Ipswich Cup on Saturday night. Kay had told ARG through the week just how good he thought Happy Haswell …Read More..

Sunshine State Claims The Group Two Sandown Shootout

Sunshine State Claims The Group Two Sandown Shootout

Iva Vision, trained by Peter Young, has given the Sunshine State its first victory in the Sandown Shootout after an emphatic display tonight over the 515 metre sprint. Stepping cleanly from box three in the half field, the son of …Read More..

My Bro Fabio Wins 2014 Group One Hume Cup In Devastating Fashion

My Bro Fabio Wins 2014 Group One Hume Cup In Devastating Fashion

Winning a Group One race is quite an achievement, but few ever do it as dominantly as the Brooke Ennis trained My Bro Fabio did when he took out the 2014 Hume Cup at The Meadows on Monday night. He …Read More..

Keybow Proves Too Good In 2014 Group Three Silver Bullet

Keybow Proves Too Good In 2014 Group Three Silver Bullet

It is hard to keep a good dog down and Keybow (8) proved that old adage true on Monday night at The Meadows, taking out the Group Three Silver Bullet. The 30kg chaser by Take The Kitty and Key Exit …Read More..

Galilee Spirit Claims 2014 SA Sprint Championship

Galilee Spirit Claims 2014 SA Sprint Championship

Lewiston trainer Robert Isaacson already has an SA Sprint Championship on his resume courtesy of Scull Murphy in 2007. On Thursday night at Angle Park he added another to the list as Galilee Spirit (3) crossed the finishing line first. …Read More..

Buckle Up Wes Claims 2014 Topgun

Buckle Up Wes Claims 2014 Topgun

Buckle Up Wes became the first Tasmanian to win the Group One Topgun with an all the way victory at The Meadows tonight. Jumping brilliantly from box five, the son of Collision and Everlong Bale was never behind another runner, …Read More..

2014 Group One Topgun Preview

2014 Group One Topgun Preview

All eyes will be on The Meadows tomorrow night for the 22nd running of the Group One Topgun, which will see eight of the country’s best greyhounds chasing top honours and the $150,000 winner’s cheque. The Wheeler family have won …Read More..

OPSM Needed – And Then Some

OPSM Needed – And Then Some

Stewards Report, Race 1, Geelong, 17 October. “Arejay Smokey (8) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Zipping Spike (6)”. No way. These two never touched. Not even close. Stewards Report, The Meadows, 18 October. Race 1 “Untraceable …Read More..

Luca Neveelk Wins 2014 Geelong Gold Cup

Luca Neveelk Wins 2014 Geelong Gold Cup

Luca Neveelk added a much deserved Group Two victory to his remarkable record when he took out the 2014 Geelong Gold Cup final for Denison trainer Gerald Kleeven on Friday night. The son of Talk’s Cheap and It’s A Neveelk …Read More..

Sweet It Is Storms Home To Claim 2014 Sydney Cup

Sweet It Is Storms Home To Claim 2014 Sydney Cup

Dynamic bitch Sweet It Is gave her rivals a cold in the home straight to claim the 2014 Group Three Sydney Cup at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. The Darren McDonald trained daughter of Mogambo and Off Springer (Flying Penske …Read More..

 

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