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This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

December 17 Mick The Miller took out the last running of the Bookmaker’s Trophy (now called the Bold Trease Carnival Cup), over 513 metres at Sandown Park, in 1987. In a close finish Mick The Miller defeated Fletcher Miss by …Read More..

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Greyhound Box Draw For The Meadows – Saturday, 20 December 2014 Race No. 1Rsn – Racing & Sport7:12 PM (VIC time) Mixed 4/5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney. 1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer …Read More..

The Meadows Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview December 13 2014

The Meadows Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview December 13 2014

It should be a great night of racing at The Meadows tonight, lets see how many winners we can get for you all. Best Bet: Race 11: Droopy’s Bentley Best Roughie: Race 3: Reiko Bale Quaddie: Leg 1: 1 – …Read More..

The Breeding Behind A Melbourne Cup Finalist

The Breeding Behind A Melbourne Cup Finalist

Let’s face it, we would all love to have a greyhound running in the Group One Melbourne Cup final on Friday night at Sandown. So what does it take to get a finalist into the coveted race? A look behind …Read More..

Buckle Up Wes Becomes The Best Ever From Tasmania

Buckle Up Wes Becomes The Best Ever From Tasmania

When it comes to Tasmanian chasers, the victory of Buckle Up Wes in the Topgun, combined with his success earlier this year in the Australian Cup, arguably makes a case for him to be called the best sprinter to have …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

October 8 Osti’s Style raced away to score by just over two lengths from Anthem and Railway Road in the 1994 final of the Canberra Cup. Osti’s Style overcame box five and ran a fast 30.68 for the 530 metres …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST 6 The first greyhound hurdle using a jumping mechanical lure ever to be tried in Australia took place at Wentworth Park in 1954. The device had been invented by Pat Kieran, the ground manager at Wentworth Park. The first …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

JULY 30 The beautifully-bred black bitch Ascapella Miss (Chariot Charm x Fullock) took out the 1973 Strathalbyn Puppy Championship, running 32.30 to equal the race record. Mid City Mandy downed Rocky by a neck with Miss Brook third in the …Read More..

Background To The Maturity Classic

Background To The Maturity Classic

Background to the Maturity Classic This is arguably the premier restricted age event held in Australia. Yes, superior to the National Derby and the Silver Chief Classic. Just a look through the honour roll of the winners is a walk …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

JULY 16 Montana Jet won her first race start, over 380 yards at Geelong, by nine lengths in 1957. The black bitch was just 12 months old and went on to win her first four starts, all over the next …Read More..

Quality Aplenty In Sandown Harrison Dawson Heats

Quality Aplenty In Sandown Harrison Dawson Heats

Sandown Park is set to sizzle on Thursday night when four heats of the Group Two Berwick Mazda Harrison-Dawson set to take place over the 515 metre journey. Quality will be omnipresent with no less than 13 individual Group winners …Read More..

Thompson’s Speedy Duo Dominate 2014 Warrnambool Cup Heats

Thompson’s Speedy Duo Dominate 2014 Warrnambool Cup Heats

Jason Thompson will rug up the two fastest qualifiers, and three runners in total, in next week’s Group Two 2014 Warrnambool Cup final after five heats were conducted on Wednesday night. Black Magic Opal (24.84) and Innocent Til (25.00) dominated …Read More..

Hot Fields For 2014 Warrnambool Cup Heats

Hot Fields For 2014 Warrnambool Cup Heats

There is no rest for the wicked as Victorian feature racing shifts to the picturesque town of Warrnambool this Wednesday evening, where a quintet of Cup heats will take place under the watchful eye of the grand old twin sentinels …Read More..

Phenomenal Sets Standard In Warrnambool Classic Heats

Phenomenal Sets Standard In Warrnambool Classic Heats

Star chaser Phenomenal ran the fastest of fifteen 2014 Warrnambool Classic Heats at Wannon Park during the week. Competing in Heat four, Phenomenal lead throughout to set new track record figures of 24.83 seconds for the 450 metres, and without …Read More..

Finalists Decided For 2014 Group One Golden Easter Egg

Finalists Decided For 2014 Group One Golden Easter Egg

Over half the field for the 2014 Group One Golden Easter Egg final will be trained by two trainers. Andrea Dailly has qualified three runners for the final (Ollie Bale, Jordan Allen and Hawk Alone) and Brooke Ennis has qualified …Read More..

Keybow Sizzles In Golden Easter Egg Heats

Keybow Sizzles In Golden Easter Egg Heats

The Dailly and McDonald kennels both head back to Victoria with doubles under their belts after the conclusion of the Group One Golden Easter Egg Heats at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. As expected, the Victorian trainers dominated, taking out …Read More..

Vale Vapour Whirl

Vale Vapour Whirl

I’m sure all greyhound followers will feel both a tinge of sadness and nostalgia when they hear the once mighty Vapour Whirl passed away this week. Many greyhound fans will recall the deeds of the black flash with a great …Read More..

Veetee Express Rewards The Anderton Team In The Mount Gambier Cup

Veetee Express Rewards The Anderton Team In The Mount Gambier Cup

Paul Anderton is a workaholic. I was going to use the term driveaholic, but driveaholic wasn’t deemed a word, so I went with the former. On Sunday the Anderton camp was rewarded for these efforts with victory in the 2014 …Read More..

2014 Group 2 Horsham Cup Preview

2014 Group 2 Horsham Cup Preview

The strength of the Victorian Country Cups circuit goes on display again this Saturday night when the final of the Group Two 2014 Horsham Cup takes place. Four quality heats were held last Tuesday over the demanding 480 metre trip, …Read More..

Judy Hayley Honoured In Style At Sandown

Judy Hayley Honoured In Style At Sandown

On a night dedicated to the ladies of the industry, the 50 Shades Of Greyhound event at Sandown Park was certainly a night to remember, and it wasn’t just the topless male waiters that made the night so memorable. Underneath …Read More..

2014 Group One Australian Cup – Heat Previews

2014 Group One Australian Cup – Heat Previews

The Australian Cup carnival at The Meadows moves into full swing on Saturday, with eight heats of the 2014 Group One Australian Cup being conducted on a big night of racing that also includes the heats of the Super Stayer’s …Read More..

The Breeding Behind A Temlee Finalist

The Breeding Behind A Temlee Finalist

Temlee is one of Australian greyhound racing’s true immortals, the brindle dog by Tivoli Chief x Temora Lee (Mister Moss x Venetian Babe) is the namesake of the big Group 1 race, The Temlee, which will be run at The …Read More..

2014 Healesville Cup Heats Preview

2014 Healesville Cup Heats Preview

The Victorian feature racing spotlight will shine brightly on the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges this Sunday when eight heats of the greyhound racings richest straight track race in the world, the Healesville Cup will take place. The race was …Read More..

2014 Perth Cup Heats Previewed

2014 Perth Cup Heats Previewed

It’s finally that time of year for WA racing; when a number of Australia’s best greyhounds brave the heat for their working holiday in the West, with the end result a rug the Perth Cup final (530 metres) and a …Read More..

Speed Needed To Succeed In Warragul Cup Heats On Sunday

Speed Needed To Succeed In Warragul Cup Heats On Sunday

The Group 2 Lion Quality Products Warragul Cup heats will be run on Sunday evening with the first heat starting at 7:14pm. The race has attracted some big names including Black Magic Opal, Paw Licking, Banjo Boy and Farmor Las …Read More..

Upsets Galore In Paws Of Thunder Heats

Upsets Galore In Paws Of Thunder Heats

Upsets were the order of the night in the Group 1 Centrebet Paws of Thunder series on Saturday at Wentworth Park. The most notable big name to miss the final was Black Magic Opal, who was unplaced in his heat. …Read More..

Croweaters Battle For Local Supremacy In S.A Sprint Championship

Croweaters Battle For Local Supremacy In S.A Sprint Championship

All too often South Australia is the target of interstate raiders when it comes to their feature races. There aren’t many five-figure prizes on the GRSA calendar, and every so often it seems appropriate that the people that regularly patronise …Read More..

Paws Of Thunder Attracts The Stars

Paws Of Thunder Attracts The Stars

The Group 1 Centrebet Paws of Thunder series over the 520 metres at Wentworth Park kicks off on Saturday night with eight star studded fields. The heats will be cut-throat, with only the winner of each heat progressing through to …Read More..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

JANUARY 8th At what was only her 15th race start and her first attempt over the 800 yards (732 metres) trip at Harold Park, glamour stayer Golden Twinkle won a third grade event in 1972 by 10 lengths in 43.0, …Read More..

Ollie Bale Too Strong In The Silver Chief Final

Ollie Bale Too Strong In The Silver Chief Final

Ollie Bale (8) took out the 2014 Group One AJS Corporation Silver Chief at The Meadows on Saturday night for trainer Andrea Dailly and owner Paul Wheeler. The 31kg chaser registered the time of 30.19 en route to landing the …Read More..

 

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