TOM Noble, the Queensland greyhound trainer at the centre of the live-baiting saga, will fight the charges of alleged animal cruelty he is up against. A taskforce established to investigate live-baiting within the QLD greyhound industry has slapped the 68-year-old …Read More..
I QUOTED billionaire Warren Buffet the other day when he warned about “arrogance, bureaucracy and complacency” in business. Here’s one reason why I did that. Welcome to the new, updated Tabcorp racing website. It arrived without warning on the morning …Read More..
ZIPPING Willow and Zipping Saxon have both been suspended from racing by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) as a follow on from the live-baiting saga. The two star NSW sprinters, which are owned by leading breeder Martin Hallinan, were …Read More..
THINGS have been flat-out in stewards’ departments around the nation over the past fortnight in the wake of the live-baiting scandal, which has seen close to 40 participants stood down from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. On top of …Read More..
CRANEBROOK trainer Wayne Smith has been immediately suspended from training for alleged live-baiting offences following ongoing investigations by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW). The action to suspend Smith is in connection with the alleged live baiting at the property …Read More..
RECENT reactions from readers bring up vitally important points about the nature of greyhound racing and how we deal with both welfare and business matters. Consequently, it’s worth carrying on about a couple of them. Sometimes it is hard to …Read More..
FIVE Queensland greyhound trainers were warned off for life at a dramatic Monday afternoon board meeting of the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry. One more case has been adjourned and another has been referred back to Racing Queensland Stewards. In …Read More..
THERE is movement at the station. For the first time in recent memory Victorian stewards have started querying trainers about improved performance of their dogs. Two or three examples were noted in the last couple of weeks, including on Saturday …Read More..
AS SOMEONE once said, what we have here is a failure to communicate. From all points of the compass, what is emerging is that the truth, the real facts, all of them, are not obvious to many people. Sure, the …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..
CUSTOMARILY, I do not address personalities in these columns, rather I comment on events and policies. However, some of the stuff going around is beyond a joke. Yes, the industry deserves strong criticism for allowing the live baiting to take …Read More..
WORRIED owners of seized greyhounds are still desperately trying to find out the location and wellbeing of their dogs after Racing Queensland removed more than 100 greyhounds from properties of suspended trainers last Tuesday. Speculation continues to suggest the actual …Read More..
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..
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..
THE functions of racing, probably not unlike some other industries, can be roughly divided up into three broad areas; management, stewardship or the more popular term today of integrity, and clerical or back-office jobs such as finance and IT. They …Read More..
THE NSW government is proving to be far more aggressive than Queensland or Victoria in attacking the live-baiting scandal. While the others have enforced lots of suspensions, the NSW Racing Minister (and Deputy Premier) Troy Grant has quickly removed the …Read More..
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..
IF LIVE baiting was not a lead story before, it certainly is now – and deservedly so. The Sydney Morning Herald wrote three news pieces on Wednesday, including the editorial, although all were coloured by the paper’s left-leaning inclinations. The …Read More..
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..
ACROSS the country, greyhound racing authorities have been galvanised into action following the appalling reports of live-animal baiting by a few trainers. Task forces are being set up with high-profile leaders, media statements made, money is being set aside and …Read More..
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..
“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..
THE chief executive of Greyhounds Australasia, Scott Parker, has warned there is no place in the sport for those who continue to use live baiting. Parker said there was anger in the greyhound community that a small number of trainers …Read More..
THINGS are continuing to heat up in the greyhound racing industry after last week’s co-ordinated RSPCA and police raids targeting alleged live-baiting in the sport. Champion Queensland trainer Reg Kay is set to face an interview with Racing Queensland today …Read More..
THE human race is not a perfect one, no matter what area you look at. In competition, there is always someone willing to go to extremes in order to succeed. Using live prey, or even dead ones, to school your …Read More..
THE greyhound industry has been stunned by raids by police and RSPCA officials in NSW, Victoria and Queensland in the past few days, targeting training and breaking-in establishments. Allegations have emerged of live-baiting practices, with the raids following revelations by …Read More..
THE Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) has adjourned an inquiry in relation to Victorian trainer Simon Green, who is alleged to have shot dead two of his greyhounds, Spanish Cloud and Spanish Berry, around July 2014. During the investigation, …Read More..
THERE are lots of things to think about in respect to tracks and form. At its most simplistic, what dogs do and what tracks make them do are two different deals. There is a strong tendency to concentrate on the …Read More..
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..