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Betting on group 2 greyhound races

Betting on group 2 greyhound races

Group 2 races feature the best greyhounds chasing some lucrative coin, with the events being a step down from the most prestigious races on the calendar, Group 1 events. Group 2 races include country cups held at provincial venues around …Read More..

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview January 1 2015

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview January 1 2015

IT’S the first day of 2015 and what better way to start the year than backing some winners at Sandown tonight! Best Bet: Race 11: Caustic Bale Best Value: Race 5: Frank Furter Quaddie: Leg 1: 1,3,4,5,6 – Leg 2: …Read More..

Lamia Bale Lands The Laurels Classic

Lamia Bale Lands The Laurels Classic

Lamia Bale recorded her second Group victory within the space of 10 days when she took out this afternoon’s Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown Park. Drawn in box six, the brindle daughter of High Earner and Maple Bale began …Read More..

Lady Ronray Primed To Steele The Laurels Classic

Lady Ronray Primed To Steele The Laurels Classic

Lady Ronray will be the sole NSW representative when she exits box seven in this Sunday’s Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown Park. Trained at Menangle Park by Ray Steele and owned by his wife Irena, Lady Ronray is one …Read More..

Group Two Laurels Moves To Semi Final Stage

Group Two Laurels Moves To Semi Final Stage

The semi-finals of the Group Two Laurels Classic take place on Sunday afternoon at Sandown. There was plenty of action in last week’s heats with Mepunga Mia emerging as the fastest heat winner after a smart 29.35 run. She will …Read More..

Lamia Bale Seeking Rare Feature Race Double

Lamia Bale Seeking Rare Feature Race Double

Lamia Bale was ultra impressive at her first start over the middle distance last Thursday when claiming her heat of the Group Three Sir John Dillon Memorial in emphatic fashion. Starting from box two, the Steve Collins trained bitch went …Read More..

AGRA Rankings Fail To Inform

AGRA Rankings Fail To Inform

Are the AGRA national ratings useful, or even true reflections of ability? Figures to the end of November are just out and that order will be pretty close to the final 2014 count. They allocate points from first to eighth …Read More..

Lucy Lobster Gives Hays Bailey Group One Glory

Lucy Lobster Gives Hays Bailey Group One Glory

Victorian syndicate manager Hays Bailey is sitting on cloud nine at present, having notched up his first Group One win on Saturday night with brilliant sprinter Lucy Lobster. Bailey formed a syndicate with his fellow university students and friends, switching …Read More..

Johnson Not Declaring Senor Slamma A “Good Thing” In Hobart St Leger

Johnson Not Declaring Senor Slamma A “Good Thing” In Hobart St Leger

Despite the fact that smart chaser Senor Slamma has won four races in succession, Leith trainer Gary Johnson is not overly confident that the greyhound can extend the winning streak in the $7,150 M A Morgan St Leger (461 metres), …Read More..

Track Records Don’t Go Often In Big Race Finals

Track Records Don’t Go Often In Big Race Finals

The Horsham and Temora Cup finals, run over the last weekend, produced two fairly rare occurrences: a track record in the former (Crump), and an equal track record in the latter (My Kinda Music). These performances followed on from the …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..

Rinaldi’s Success Is Not The “Norm”

Rinaldi’s Success Is Not The “Norm”

Under normal circumstances, if you had a Victorian Greyhound of the Year finalist and two Group One starters in the space of a fortnight, it would be fair to assume that you had two greyhounds at the peak of their …Read More..

2014 Cranbourne Cup Preview

2014 Cranbourne Cup Preview

New Years Day will see six heats of the Group 2 Ken Hickey Concreting Cranbourne Cup take place. The race carries a first prize of $43,750.00 and is run over the 520 metre distance. The track record for the 520 …Read More..

Sale Of The Year

Sale Of The Year

Dyna Nalin’s win in the 2013 Sale Cup was not only a gutsy one, but also a much improved run – from 37.53 in its heat to 37.27 in the final. It had faded in the heat, as well as …Read More..

2013 Laurels Classic Final Preview

2013 Laurels Classic Final Preview

Tonight’s Laurels Classic final has well and truly been overshadowed by the other big group race on tonight, the 2013 Sale Cup. However there will be more than a few breeders, owners and trainers will be hoping they can etch …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

DECEMBER 24th The Harold Park (Epping) racecourse introduced a 660 yards (603 metres) distance in 1927, seven months after the start of greyhound racing behind a lure in Australia. The newly remodelled Newcastle greyhound track opened in 1953. The mighty …Read More..

Quirky Habits Can Win Races

Quirky Habits Can Win Races

An interesting sidelight to last Thursday’s Hobart Thousand was the interaction between dogs’ running styles, the way the race was run, and the nature of the track. First, Paw Licking excelled itself out of the box and in the run …Read More..

Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup Heats Preview

Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup Heats Preview

The Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup heats will be run on Wednesday night over the tough 650 metre trip. A number of noted stayers have been drawn amongst the six heats. The final will be run on Boxing …Read More..

Dyna Willow Leaves Connections Stoked With Summer Cup Win

Dyna Willow Leaves Connections Stoked With Summer Cup Win

Group 3 Schweppes Summer Cup winner Dyna Willow’s kennel representative Tammy Collins summed up how happy connections were with the victory in three simple words. “We are stoked.” What was most pleasing for the camp is that the daughter of …Read More..

Booming Times Ahead For Shannon Ellis

Booming Times Ahead For Shannon Ellis

Wagga Wagga based trainer Shannon Ellis and Booming Bennett have got a big month ahead of them if Ellis’ plans all fall into place. Booming Bennett, a two year old black bitch by Lochinvar Marlow ex. Bouncing Bunny, trialled at …Read More..

Toby’s Trio Set To Star In Bathurst Soldiers Saddle

Toby’s Trio Set To Star In Bathurst Soldiers Saddle

From owning a finalist in the Group 1 Bold Trease just over a week ago, to qualifying three runners in Monday night’s $10,000 to the winner Soldiers Saddle final as a trainer, there’s no doubting that Toby Weekes is riding …Read More..

Paul Anderton’s Shot At “The Really Big Stuff”

Paul Anderton’s Shot At “The Really Big Stuff”

Devon Meadows mentor Paul Anderton must wake up each morning this week and pinch himself. In late July, a thirty two kilo dog that he he had reared as a pup called Shifty Sticka, returned to his kennel with two …Read More..

Cyclone Simone Storms Her Way Into The Spotlight

Cyclone Simone Storms Her Way Into The Spotlight

Londonderry trainer Majella Ferguson is on the comeback from a quiet few months in the training department, with a small kennel that is certainly proving to be a case of quality over quantity. Exciting prospect Cyclone Simone has made an …Read More..

More About Rules & Other Stuff

More About Rules & Other Stuff

Continuing our series on suggested changes to racing rules, here are a few more to go with those we wrote about on October 3rd (Items 1, 2 and 3). These are partly rules as such and partly recommended practices. Indeed, …Read More..

Graeme Bate & Gunda Bale Upset The Laurels Classic Final

Graeme Bate & Gunda Bale Upset The Laurels Classic Final

Gunda Bale caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Macro Meats Laurels when the rank outsider proved too good at Sandown Park tonight. With first split record holder Purcell Bale missing the start from box 2, …Read More..

Punters Off The Mark In Hobart

Punters Off The Mark In Hobart

Punters were off the mark at Tattersalls Park on Thursday night when, firstly the well related bitch Li Li (Head Bound – It’s A She) took out the Shanlyn Prince At Stud Laurels Final (461 metres) paying a dividend of …Read More..

Irma Bale Wins 2012 McKenna Memorial At Sandown Greyhounds

Irma Bale Wins 2012 McKenna Memorial At Sandown Greyhounds

Irma Bale claimed her second group race title in as many months with a brilliant victory in the $58,000 Group 2 McKenna Memorial at Sandown Park tonight. Backed in to $2.80 favouritism, the Sandown Cup winner began well from box …Read More..

Stetson Donna Leads All The Way In Sandown’s 2011 Laurels Classic

Stetson Donna Leads All The Way In Sandown’s 2011 Laurels Classic

Peter Dundon’s dream start to his training career continued at Sandown Park tonight when exciting youngster Stetson Donna led all the way to win the Group 2 Macro Meats Laurels Classic. Dundon, who only started training in April, was confident …Read More..

Home Sweet Home For Kalden Athena

Home Sweet Home For Kalden Athena

After a three month drought, Group-winning bitch Kalden Athena has returned to the winner’s circle at Cannington this week. Since leaving Western Australia in February, the blue fawn chaser has been earning many frequent flyer miles with starts in Sydney, …Read More..

Australian Cup And Superstayers Heats – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Australian Cup And Superstayers Heats – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Anyone who considers themselves a greyhound enthusiast would be aware that Group 1 MTD Australian Cup and Macro Meats Superstayers heats were staged last Saturday at The Meadows. With eleven star-studded heats taking place, the cream of Australian racing was …Read More..

 

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