Katherine Ernst
Author Since : 2013-03-13 23:10:16

Katherine is a born and bred greyhound racing enthusiast from the Hunter Valley NSW. Growing up with greyhounds, she has an appreciation for all aspects of greyhound racing from breeding and rearing to training and retirement. Katherine has worked in many positions within the media industry, including as greyhound racing columnist for both the Maitland Mercury and the Greyhound Recorder and as a Producer for Sky Racing.

Monday 20th February 2017

Collins says hoop arm is pointless when used with the pen

PROMINENT Victorian conditioner Geoff Collins has labelled Greyhound Racing Victoria’s decision to introduce the finish-on style lure as ‘pointless’ unless the authority body abolishes the traditional catching pen. GRV announced that the ‘hoop’ arm lure system will be deployed at …Read More..

Burn One Down silences Pringle’s critics by winning the Zoom Top

WHEN David Pringle took star broodbitch Fancy Jaffa to his underrated sire Buck Fever, there were plenty of knockers who were quick to tell the Clergate breeder that he had made a massive mistake. However, those critics were silenced once …Read More..

Sunday 19th February 2017

Fanta Bale to contest Australian Cup before staying campaign

LEADING trainer Rob Britton says he will tackle the upcoming Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) at The Meadows before embarking on a staying campaign with his classy bitch Fanta Bale. The black bitch showed plenty of tenacity to win the …Read More..

Rather Dapper the one to beat in Vince Curry Memorial Maiden

RATHER Dapper stamped himself as the one to beat in next Saturday’s Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden (520m) at Ipswich after a dominant win in his semi-final of the series on the weekend. Jumping from box eight in the …Read More..

El Magnifico returns in fine style by winning Bulli Cup heat

INJURY plagued sprinter El Magnifico returned to the track in brilliant style on Saturday night, winning the opening heat of the Group 2 Cyril Rowe Cup (472m) at Bulli. The Julie Fletcher-trained dog was sent to the boxes as the …Read More..

Saturday 18th February 2017

Lightning Frank bolts in to win the Group 1 Temlee

LIGHTNING Frank has upstaged the best sprinters in the country to take out the Group 1 Temlee (525m) at The Meadows on Saturday night. Spearing the lids from box seven, the Matt Wright-trained dog strode straight to the early lead, …Read More..

Fanta Bale sizzles in the 2017 Rookie Rebel

FANTA Bale scored her second group 1 triumph with a tenacious victory in Saturday night’s Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) at The Meadows. The black bitch missed the start slightly but showed excellent dash to rail through and take the …Read More..

Burn One Down bursts through for first group 1 in Zoom Top

BURN One Down broke through for his first group 1 triumph on Saturday night when claiming the invitation-only Zoom Top (725m) at The Meadows. Stepping from box two as the $1.45 favourite, the black dog found interference in the early …Read More..

Friday 17th February 2017

Labor slams the government following greyhound reform report

LABOR heavyweights Luke Foley and Michael Daley have slammed the government following the release of the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel’s report. Speaking on Thursday, the NSW Opposition Leader and his deputy praised the report itself, but said it has …Read More..

Temlee, Rookie Rebel & Zoom Top tips & betting preview

THE Australian Cup carnival is set to commence in fine style on Saturday night with three group 1 events at The Meadows. The Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m) will each see a quality crew of greyhounds …Read More..

Thursday 16th February 2017

Borsak fires back at V’landys for dismissing intercode changes

SHOOTERS, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert Borsak has has fired back at claims made by Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys in The Daily Telegraph. The thoroughbred boss said the government had assured him it would not be altering the …Read More..

NSW Reform Panel recommendations – what you need to know

GREYHOUND racing faces colossal changes to structure, animal welfare and licensing following recommendations handed down in the final report by the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel. The 82-page document made 122 recommendations focusing on the separation of the commercial and …Read More..

Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance welcomes Reform Panel report

NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers’ Association Chief Executive Brenton Scott says the industry has a viable future in the state, after the release of the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel’s report on Thursday. The Panel, led by former Premier …Read More..

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Greyhound Industry Reform Panel report to be released on Thursday

New South Wales participants are waiting with trepidation to find out the future direction of the sport as the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel prepares to publicly unveil its report handed down to the NSW government. The panel, led by Morris …Read More..

Trainer suspended following cocaine & amphetamine positive

PROMINENT central west trainer Jeanette Foley has been slapped with an interim suspension by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) after one of her greyhounds returned a positive urine sample to amphetamine and benzoylecgonine. Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine, whilst …Read More..

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Can the Temlee provide Pantera Nera with an elusive group 1?

PANTERA Nera will make the voyage home to Victoria on Tuesday after scoring a sensational victory in the Group 2 Launceston Cup (515m) on Monday night. Jumping from box two, the Gavin Burke-trained dog exploded from the traps, leading by …Read More..

GRNSW to introduce six-dog fields in NSW

PROMINENT Northern Rivers trainer Sonia Kempshall does not believe the introduction of six-dog fields will have an impact on reducing the injury rate within greyhound racing. Kempshall’s stance comes after Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced it would be trialling the …Read More..

Monday 13th February 2017

Crackerjack Choc Australian Cup bound after Cranbourne Cup win

TALENTED Victorian sprinter Crackerjack Choc will be aimed at the heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) at The Meadows on February 25 after a terrific win in Saturday night’s Group 2 Cranbourne Cup (520m). Jumping from box two, …Read More..

NSW Greyhound trainer loses dogs due to bushfires

A GREYHOUND trainer in the central west of NSW has lost his entire property in a savage bushfire which ravaged a large area east of Dunedoo over the weekend. Warren Jarvis, from Turill, just under 90km from Dunedoo, fled his …Read More..

Sunday 12th February 2017

2017 Group 2 Launceston Cup – best bookie odds & free tips

PANTERA Nera (2) looks poised to add another feature race to his trophy cabinet when he contests the Group 2 Launceston Cup (515m) on Monday night. The Victorian-trained chaser has drawn box two and comes into the race having won …Read More..

Tony Brett duo claim time honours in Vince Curry heats

CHAMPION Queensland conditioner Tony Brett unveiled a couple of exciting youngsters on Saturday night in the heats of the Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden (520m) at Ipswich. One of those, Matthew Terrance, a son of Kiowa Mon Manny and …Read More..

Saturday 11th February 2017

Roughie wins 2017 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup

CRACKERJACK Choc caused a boilover on Saturday night when winning the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup (520m) at double figure odds. Beginning from box two, the Anita Courts-trained dog was only fairly away, but was able to secure a valuable spot …Read More..

Friday 10th February 2017

Group 2 Cranbourne Cup – complete runner statistics and tips

ALL eyes will be on boom pup Big Flood (pictured) this Saturday night when the exciting youngster lines up in the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup (520m). Trained by champion conditioner Jason Thompson, Big Flood (3) has won nine of his …Read More..

Full steam ahead for Cyndie’s Magic towards Rookie Rebel

QUEENSLAND conditioner Bill Elson is optimistic of his chances of taking out next Saturday’s Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) at The Meadows with his brilliant greyhound, Cyndie’s Magic. The daughter of Magic Sprite and Regal Silver is one of eight …Read More..

Thursday 9th February 2017

Cyndie’s Magic shines in Group 3 QLD Cup

CYNDIE’S Magic asserted her authority as the best greyhound in the Sunshine State with an emphatic display in Thursday night’s Group 3 Queensland Cup at Albion Park. The black bitch (pictured winning her heat) was only fairly away from box …Read More..

Thompson set to make a big impact in Cranbourne Cup decider

JASON Thompson heads into Saturday’s Group 2 Cranbourne Cup (520m) with a three-pronged assault on the $47,000-to-the-winner final. The leading conditioner puts the polish on Sleek Master, Big Flood and Extreme Magic which have drawn boxes one, three and five …Read More..

Stewards’ wrap: Azzopardi fined for positive Asa Barboza swab

LEADING conditioner Anthony Azzopardi has been found guilty of a breach of the prohibited substance rule. Azzopardi was charged with a breach of GAR 83(2)(3) after his greyhound, Asa Barboza, returned a positive sample to the banned substance methylprednisolone when …Read More..

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Group 3 QLD Cup – free tips and betting preview

Who will win the QLD Cup? Image: Dan Costello THE queen of Queensland greyhound racing, Cyndie’s Magic, looks destined to finally break through for her first group race success when she exits box eight in Thursday night’s Group 3 Queensland …Read More..

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Logan greyhound track plans officially scrapped

QUEENSLAND greyhound racing has been dealt a blow with plans for a new track in the south of Brisbane canned. The 10 hectare block at Slacks Creek in Logan has now been promised to local council for redevelopment, with $6.6 …Read More..

Fields announced for Temlee, Rookie Rebel & Zoom Top

THE fields have been announced for the Group 1 Temlee (525m), the Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) and the Group 1 Zoom Top (725m), all of which are set to be run at The Meadows on February 18. Each field …Read More..