Amity Bale was named the 2009 Sandown Greyhound of the Year at Sandown Park tonight.
Trained by Graeme Bate for leviathan owner/breeder Paul Wheeler, the black Sonic Flight â€“ Evonne Bale bitch joined an elite group of greyhounds to win over both Sandown Park distances, and became just the second greyhound after Mantra Lad to break 30 seconds for the sprint, and 42 seconds over the â€˜half-mileâ€™.
She had nine starts over the sprint trip in 2009 for two wins (29.89, 29.98) and four minor placings, but it was over the distance that she established herself as one of the nationâ€™s best stayers.
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Just days after being named AGRA Greyhound Of The Month for November, Amity Bale has broken down hopelessly and will be retired.
Racing last night in the Group 3 Newcastle Cup at The Gardens, Australia’s top ranked stayer was always struggling and fell back sharply at the point of the home corner, dropping out quickly.
Subsequent veterinary inspection revealed a fractured hock for the Graeme Bate trained staying star.
Continue reading Australia’s Top Stayer Amity Bale Breaks Down
Australian Racing Greyhound can reveal that Dyna Forte, the winner of the $22,000 to the winner Group 3 2009 SA Derby; has returned a swab irregularity on preliminary testing of a swab sample taken from the night of the Derby win.
Dyna Forte is trained by leading Victorian greyhound trainer Graeme Bate who has been enjoying a spectacular run of feature race successes and track records in recent weeks. In fact the night Dyna Forte won the SA Derby, Bate was in Victoria watching Amity Bale win the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial at Sandown. Dyna Forte was sent to South Australia in the care of Bate’s kennel foreman, Rob Camilleri.
As a matter of routine practice the first three placegetters of the SA Derby were all subjected to urinary swab analysis and a GRSA spokesperson has confirmed that both second placegetter Beer Time trained by Shaun Matcott and third placed Dentax Bale, also trained by Bate; have returned negative swabs.
Continue reading Dyna Forte And Graeme Bate In SA Derby Drug Shock
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhoundâ€™s Greyhound Racingfor Saturday 24th October 2009 with tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).
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Big night of greyhound racing with Australia’s only Group 1 by invitation race, the Topgun being run at The Meadows, along with the heats of the Group 2 Hume Cup for the stayers. In Sydney the champions of tomorrow go around in the Group Vic Peters Classic for the young greyhounds and despite the scratching of potential superstar Outa Credit, there is still plenty of depth in the semi finals. Over in Perth the final of the $40,000 to the winner All Stars Sprint has attracted a good field including 5 time track record holder Queen Lauryn.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhoundâ€™s Greyhound Racingfor Friday 16th October 2009 with tonight from Geelong (Victoria), Richmond (New South Wales) and selected races from Mandurah (West Australia).
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Amity Bale clinched her third consecutive Group race title with a stunning win in the $36,000 Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial at Sandown Park tonight.
Clearly the best stayer currently racing, Amity Bale was sent to the boxes a $1.40F on SuperTAB but was as much as $1.80 on course.
However it was kennelmate Jarvis Bale ($15.60) who made the best of the start, jumping well with Headley Bale (18.90) and Drill â€˜Em ($5.30) to lead through the first turn. Amity Bale trailed the leaders past the winning post the first time and the order remained unchanged entering the back straight.
Continue reading Bate Wins Group Title 11, Then 12 Within Five Minutes
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhoundâ€™s Greyhound Racingfor Thursday 15th October 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Highlight of tonightâ€™s racing comes from Angle Park with the final of the Group 3 SA Derby for the young male chasers, with half the field full of Wheeler bred greyhounds and just the lone South Australian trained greyhound trying to defend against the marauding Victorians.
The other group race tonight comes from Sandown with the final of the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial and with Amity Bale drawing perfectly in the one box, there will be no betting and the only certainty is the exacta; it’ll be Amty Bale first and daylight second.
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Last night at Sandown Amity Bale demolished a class field by 8.5 lengths in 41.99 in a heat of the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial (715m).
Amity Bale ($1.40F) sat behind early leader Headley Bale ($8.50) for most of the race before making her move approaching the final turn and racing into favouritism for a fourth Group race title. Her chances improved further after drawing box 1 for the final.
The improving Drill â€˜Em ($2.70F) won his sixth race in a row when he defeated National Distance Champion Jarvis Bale ($4.40) by 5.75 lengths in 42.27.
Continue reading Amity Bale Breaks Sandown’s 42 Second Barrier
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhoundâ€™s Greyhound Racingfor Thursday 1st October 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Highlight of tonightâ€™s racing comes from Angle Park with the semi finals of the Group 3 SA Derby for the young male chasers. The semi finals are dominated by Victorian trained runners with just five lone locals trying to repel the marauding hordes, most of which are from the prolific Wheeler Greyhounds establishment. Also featuring are two heats of the Sir John Dillon Memorial for the stayers at Sandown.
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The GRV have today announced the three finalists for the 2008 Victorian Greyhound Of The Year.
They three finalsts were trimmed from a total list of 25 nominees by a seven member anonymous panel (Australian Racing Greyhound did not have a representative on the panel). The three finalsist are :
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Neville Vincent has had many greyhounds through the Lal Lal kennel over the past 40 years, but he believes there has none better than Oodles Rocks who is engaged at Ballarat this Wednesday night.
Oodles Rocks will be looking for her seventh race victory in the first of three heats of the Neverfail Springwater Grade 5 to be run over 550 metres.
Continue reading Vincent Oozing Confidence Over Oodles Rock
Fallen Zorro Briliiantly Wins The 2008 Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial At Sandown In A Thrilling Three Way Photo Finish
Continue reading Fallen Zorro Salutes In Sir John Dillon Thriller scratching of Chinatown Lad due to an infection in his tail, kennel-mate Fallen Zorro will is TAB Sportsbetâ€™s favourite for the $36,000 Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial (715m) at Sandown Park.
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Dual Group 1 one winning stayer Chinatown Lad has been scratched from the final of the $36,000 Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial after succumbing to a tail injury.
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Trew Millions will resume from a monthâ€™s lay off in tonightâ€™s $14,500 Bill Collins Memorial at Sandown Park. The superbly bred six-time Group finalist will have to overcome box 6 and several in-form chasers if he is to add to his $123,610 in prizemoney.
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