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Greyhound participants speak out after the live baiting saga

Greyhound participants speak out after the live baiting saga

FOLLOWING on from February’s controversial Four Corners program titled ‘Making A Killing’, I have literally read hundreds of stories relating to live baiting with a strong call for greyhound racing to be banned altogether. I now see people who dedicate …Read More..

Stewards wrap – what you may have missed in recent weeks

Stewards wrap – what you may have missed in recent weeks

VICTORIAN trainer William Ferguson has had his license suspended for a period of nine months, six of which have been wholly suspended for a period of 12 months. The penalty comes after his greyhound, Gaelic Flyer, returned a positive to …Read More..

Is it the greyhound or the track which poses the problem?

Is it the greyhound or the track which poses the problem?

IT’S A bit like mining: until you start digging it up you can’t be sure what you are getting. So it is with tracks that might look the same, be planned and built the same way, but then reveal quirks …Read More..

Hints for greyhound racing punters

Hints for greyhound racing punters

AT A time when racing authorities should be pulling out all the stops to present a cleaner and brighter image to the public, they continue to blot their copybooks, and the stewards’ books are the most visible. Here is just …Read More..

The nature of the greyhound industry has changed

The nature of the greyhound industry has changed

It’s a different world today to that of 20 years ago, or even 10 years or five. While live baiting caused enough disruption itself, it also gave reason to look behind the curtain and see what else has been going …Read More..

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Seven charged with live baiting by Greyhound Racing Victoria

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..

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

Playing musical chairs is yet to work for greyhound boards

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..

Hunt gets 18 month ban after dog tests positive for ice

Hunt gets 18 month ban after dog tests positive for ice

TOP trainer Jenny Hunt has been slapped with an 18 month ban, after a greyhound she trained tested positive to the drug ‘ice’ at a meeting in January. The drug, more commonly known for its debilitating affect on people, was …Read More..

People aren’t getting the message: most greyhounds don’t back-up

People aren’t getting the message: most greyhounds don’t back-up

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..

Steward’s wrap: George Dailly fined for punching Delbridge

Steward’s wrap: George Dailly fined for punching Delbridge

A SIX month disqualification, suspended wholly for 12 months, and a $5,000 fine have been handed down to George Dailly, the brother-in-law of leading mentor Andrea Dailly, after he was found guilty of punching trainer Mark Delbridge at the Geelong …Read More..

Racing Minister to hold NSW’s purse strings?

Racing Minister to hold NSW’s purse strings?

IN AN unusual turn, NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant seems to be adopting a new approach to managing the racing industry. The Minister’s statements reported by Fairfax (April 15) suggest that the government is certain to ease the tax burden …Read More..

What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

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..

News wrap: Live baiting saga sees another four charged in QLD

News wrap: Live baiting saga sees another four charged in QLD

FOUR people have been charged by Police from the Joint QPS/RSPCA Greyhound Inquiry Task Force following on from further investigations into the practice of live-baiting within the Queensland greyhound racing industry. One of those charged is a 69-year-old man from …Read More..

Hours and hours of film…maybe, but GRV aren’t talking

Hours and hours of film…maybe, but GRV aren’t talking

IN A recent column for this website I suggested GRV should surely have access to the literally hundreds of hours of undercover footage of the Tooradin trial track. I suggested stewards and other officials should be able to trawl through …Read More..

Do we have a leader?

Do we have a leader?

THIS one snuck quietly by and I did not notice it at first. In the aftermath of the live baiting episodes GRNSW has just called for proposals for a review of education and training methods. Coincidentally, this followed a March …Read More..

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

THE stand-in CEO of Greyhound Racing New South Wales, Paul Newson, has received an interim report from Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Madden into claims that greyhounds had been shot in the head for $50 and dumped into a pit at a property …Read More..

Complex grading system is not helping

Complex grading system is not helping

IF READERS’ comments are any guide few greyhound participants (meaning trainers) are happy with their grading system. It doesn’t matter which one you are talking about, it’s no good. More than that, state authorities and raceclubs must have the same …Read More..

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

Simon Green avoids penalty after allegedly shooting greyhounds

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..

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

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..

In the Stewards room: Live-baiting trainer inquires to commence

In the Stewards room: Live-baiting trainer inquires to commence

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 top dogs in Queensland just don’t get it

The top dogs in Queensland just don’t get it

ONE sentence tells all. On Tuesday in Brisbane, Michael Byrne, Chairman of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Board, and Darren Condon, CEO of Racing Queensland, conducted a formal meeting with a large number of greyhound people. The aim was to bring …Read More..

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

NOT long back I was critical of a club (I think it was Sandown) when it put on a race for female trainers. I suggested that was nonsense as the name in the racebook usually had more to do with …Read More..

Golden Easter Egg heats tell a story

Golden Easter Egg heats tell a story

WELL, the same story really. What a lively packet of smart runs were seen in the Golden Easter Egg heats. All good quality stuff and all led all the way, or nearly so. A good dog out in front is …Read More..

A week in the steward’s room: Another QLD trainer warned-off

A week in the steward’s room: Another QLD trainer warned-off

QUEENSLAND trainer Michael Chapman has been banned for life following an inquiry by Racing Queensland into his alleged engagement into live baiting. The Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board decided to ban Chapman, whose case had previously been adjourned on …Read More..

Science is ready to help

Science is ready to help

SCIENCE is on the march again. The use of GPS markers is not new in racing as Tasmanian gallops have been using them for some time to keep track of runners for timing purposes. Similarly, ARL and AFL teams have …Read More..

Racing Queensland suspends a further 23 trainers

Racing Queensland suspends a further 23 trainers

A FURTHER 23 registered Queensland participants have now been suspended following on from the live-baiting scandal which has gripped the entire greyhound racing industry. The unnamed trainers have been stood down as part of Racing Queensland’s ongoing investigation into the …Read More..

Where did we come from?

Where did we come from?

A WATCHFUL reader – “RufusLelevrier” – suggests there are some doubts about long term purity of the greyhound breed, something I championed in a recent article.. Well, we may never know the precise answer to that, not over such a …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Greyhounds granted a stay of proceedings

Stewards wrap: Greyhounds granted a stay of proceedings

IN THE lead up to the biggest race series in NSW, the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Friday that the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal had granted an interim stay of proceedings until 12pm Monday …Read More..

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

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..

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

ONE of the most amazing examples of the failure of the greyhound hierarchy to deal efficiently and professionally with the vast amount of video evidence collected by the undercover cameras shown on the recent Four Corners exposé has been by …Read More..

 

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