New South Wales Racing

Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance welcomes Reform Panel report

Greyhound Racing NSW reform Panel

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..


GRNSW to introduce six-dog fields in NSW

Sonia Kempshall

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..


NSW Greyhound trainer loses dogs due to bushfires

Bushfire

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..


Dwyer hoping to break maiden group 1 status in National Futurity

Greyhounds Australia

MAINLINE Osti will give trainer Ashley Dwyer his first group 1 runner when she lines up to tackle Saturday night’s Group 1 National Futurity (520m) at Wentworth Park. The black bitch qualified for the $75,000 final with a nippy 30.16 …Read More..


Nangar ready to rock for Barnes in National Derby final

Wentworth Park

DESPITE shocking his trainer when taking out a heat of the Group 1 National Derby (520m) last weekend, Nangar Rock looms as one of the best local hopes in the $75,000-to-the-winner final at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. Starting from …Read More..


Lightning Frank strikes in Group 1 National Derby heat

Greyhound racing at The Meadows

LIGHTNING Frank looks the greyhound to beat in next Saturday’s Group 1 National Derby (520m) after a sublime win in his heat of the feature at Wentworth Park on the weekend. The Victorian chaser started from box three in the …Read More..


Stellar win sees Up Hill Jill installed as Futurity favourite

UP Hill Jill has been installed as the $2.10 favourite to win next weekend’s Group 1 National Futurity (520m) after a scintillating win in her heat of the feature at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. Trained in Victoria by David …Read More..


Up Hill Jill favoured to win National Futurity series

VICTORIAN speedster Up Hill Jill is the favourite to win this year’s Group 1 National Futurity ahead of four cracking heats at Wentworth Park this Saturday night. The David Geall-trained bitch is the $4.50 top elect with Bet365 to claim …Read More..


Forty years of friendship combines for Paws of Thunder win

SHIMA Bar gave owner-breeder partners Bob Cummings and David Gleeson their second group 1 triumph on Saturday night when taking out the final of the Paws of Thunder (520m) at Wentworth Park. Trained by Andrea Dailly, Shima Bar was fairly …Read More..


Shima Bar steals the show in Group 1 Paws of Thunder

TEAM Dailly have started the new year with a bang, with Shima Bar taking out the Group 1 Paws of Thunder final at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. Drawn beautifully in box one, Shima Bar was able to stalk the …Read More..


Dublin Bull scores an upset in Group 2 Summer Distance Plate

DUBLIN Bull stunned racegoers at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, producing a stellar front-running performance to capture the Group 2 Summer Distance Plate (720m). Starting from box three as a $20 shot, Dublin Bull speared the lids and rolled straight …Read More..


Runway Bono ready to strike a pose in Summer Distance Plate

Dean Swain

SYDNEY’S leading trainer for 2016, Dean Swain, will be hoping to start the new year with a bang when he lines up in Saturday’s Group 2 Summer Plate (720m) with front running stayer Runway Bono (box four). The red brindle …Read More..


Greyhound participants celebrate Mike Baird’s resignation

Fair Go Rally

CONTROVERSIAL NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced his retirement, declaring he will be leaving the world of politics next week. The unexpected decision did not come with a concrete explanation when posted to his personal Twitter account on Thursday morning. …Read More..


Are efforts to increase track safety having a reverse effect?

Kensa

AS a greyhound owner I know there is no greater joy than my dogs. Waking at the crack of dawn, exercising dogs, cleaning kennels, grooming and feeding until sundown and beyond is a way of life for thousands of trainers, …Read More..


Gosford Cup the biggest win of Miss Elly Mint’s grand career

Miss Elly Mint & Robert Smith

ON January 6 2009 NSW sprinter Miss Elly Mint (Elite State x Indigo Mint) recorded the biggest victory, in terms of prize money, throughout her impressive career when she took out the Gosford Cup. The white and blue brindle bitch …Read More..


Barking Bad to target Paws of Thunder after Gosford Cup victory

Barking Bad & Michael Eberand

BARKING Bad will be aimed at the heats of the Group 1 Paws of Thunder (520m) at Wentworth Park on January 14 after scoring a sensational victory in Tuesday’s Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup (515m). Starting from box seven in …Read More..


Dean Swain celebrating after winning 2016 Trainer’s Premiership

Dean Swain and Miss Foxy Lee

DEAN Swain will head to Wentworth Park on Saturday night looking to commence 2017 as sensationally as last year ended after officially being named the leading metropolitan trainer for 2016. Swain trained 46 winners at Wentworth Park throughout the year, …Read More..


Barking Bad wins 2017 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup

Barking Bad wins 2017 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup

BARKING Bad caused a massive upset when taking out the Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup (515m) on Tuesday night. Stepping from box seven as a $23.90 shot, the powerhouse greyhound got a lovely run into the race on the outside …Read More..


Little looking for a big night in the Gosford Gold Cup

Little looking for a big night in the Gosford Gold Cup

WILTON trainer John Little will be aiming to secure his first group trophy in more than six decades within the sport when Black Hole Sun contests Tuesday night’s Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup (515m). The two-year-old pup will jump from …Read More..


The King of Wentworth Park Bessy Boo retired

The King of Wentworth Park Bessy Boo retired

NEW South Wales superstar Bessy Boo has been retired after tearing a back muscle at Wentworth Park on Friday night. Trained at Londonderry by Christine and Alan Proctor, Bessy Boo was having his 158th start and was remarkably still able …Read More..


Dundee Osprey wins 2016 Sale Cup

Dundee Osprey wins 2016 Sale Cup

DUNDEE Osprey added another group 1 to his rap sheet on Monday night with a stunning triumph in the Sale Cup (650m). Stepping well from box two, the black dog rolled straight to the front over Dewana Dimie (box six), …Read More..


Melinda Finn disqualified for 12 years for EPO positive swab

Melinda Finn disqualified for 12 years for EPO positive swab

LEADING New South Wales trainer Melinda Finn is the first person in the greyhound industry to be found guilty of doping greyhounds with EPO. Finn was slapped with a 12-year disqualification on Tuesday after being found guilty of the four breaches she …Read More..


Leading vet & lab chief explain how EPO swabs can be missed

Leading vet & lab chief explain how EPO swabs can be missed

DAVID Battie, head of Racing Analytical Services Ltd (RASL), has confirmed that all swabs taken from greyhounds examined by his laboratory are tested for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO). Battie’s comments follow allegations from registered Victorian trainer Charlie Wilson, who admitted to …Read More..


Christmas Gift success a triumph of ability over experience

Christmas Gift success a triumph of ability over experience

WHEN Royal Turbo took the lead going into the first bend in the final of the Group 3 Christmas Gift at Wentworth Park on Saturday night and then simply turned the race into his own, he became the third winner …Read More..


Is it time to relinquish Wentworth Park?

Wentworth Park

SEPTEMBER 2017 will mark the 30th anniversary of the closure of Harold Park. That closure reduced Sydney city racing to just one venue, Wentworth Park, and now, three decades on, isn’t it time we gave serious consideration to letting it …Read More..


Summer Cup dead-heat a true rarity in major races

Summer Cup dead-heat a true rarity in major races

THE dead-heat between Victorian stayer Ring The Bell and local hope Melissa’s Pride in the final of the 720m Summer Cup at Wentworth Park is, perhaps not surprisingly, one of extreme rarity when it comes to major distance races, not …Read More..


Summer Cup win has Shambler beaming with Pride

Summer Cup win has Shambler beaming with Pride

DESPITE thinking Melissa’s Pride had won outright the Group 3 Summer Cup (720m) at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, her Hunter Valley trainer Michelle Shambler says she was stoked to have dead-heated the feature with Victorian greyhound Ring The Bell. …Read More..


Clock’s Ticking sets the standard in Christmas Gift heats

Clock’s Ticking sets the standard in Christmas Gift heats

CLOCK’S Ticking is the fastest qualifier heading into next weekend’s Group 3 Christmas Gift (520m) after a strong 30.07 heat victory at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. Stepping well from box two, the Jason Magri-trained dog was able to muster …Read More..


Dead heat in 2016 Group 3 Summer Cup final

Ring The Bell and Melissa's Pride

RING The Bell and Melissa’s Pride have been crowned joint winners of the 2016 Group 3 Summer Cup (720m) after dead-heating in the final at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. When the lids flew open for the $25,000-to-the-winner event, Melissa’s …Read More..


Ring The Bell favourite to win Group 3 Summer Cup

Ring The Bell favourite to win Group 3 Summer Cup

VICTORIAN trainer Gerry O’Keeffe is hoping his superstar stayer Ring The Bell can bounce back to his brilliant best in Saturday night’s Group 3 Summer Cup (720m) at Wentworth Park. The brindle dog was dismal in his heat of the …Read More..


 

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