SINCE March this year the performances of the intriguingly-named former Australian short-course sprinter Swimming Goat in New Zealand have made headlines not only in the greyhound press but have also spilled over into the general media. In what has been …Read More..
SWEET It Is has proven to be one of the greatest stayers on Australian shores, now her trainer Braden Finn is hoping she can prove herself on the international stage when she contests Sunday’s Group 1 Duke of Edinburgh Silver …Read More..
After making several major moves during his involvement within the greyhound racing industry, former NSW trainer Glen Quirk appears to have found his niche in New Zealand. Based at Foxton, in the North Island, near Palmerston North, Quirk is enjoying …Read More..
A star-studded lineup of stayers will battle it out tonight at Wentworth Park, vying for the coveted Group Three Sydney Cup worth $25,000 to the winner. With the unfortunate scratching of Smart Valentino from box one, betting will be thrown …Read More..
Leading into the semi-finals of the Golden Easter Egg, let’s look back at last week’s results and see what lessons can be learned and where tidbits of information can be taken out. There were, after all, 80 of Australia’s leading …Read More..
The first heat for the Jet Pets Sister Cities Cup was conducted yesterday afternoon in Christchurch with New Zealand star Another Dollar for trainer J McInerney booking his trip to Adelaide for the $40,000 final on Thursday 27th September at …Read More..
There is hardly a meeting goes by on the Northern Rivers without Trevor Thompson’s greyhounds featuring. Most of these dogs are named with a “Rose Hi” moniker and Trevor was at it again on Friday with a winning double at …Read More..
The Manawatu Greyhound Racing Club is scrambling for money to pay off a massive debt it says was dumped on it last year by the sport’s governing body. Lawyers’ letters are arriving, the coffers are bare and the club president …Read More..
In a bizzare aftermath to the story we ran last month with regard to leading trainer David Schofield and his handler Willie Hodgson and their run in with greyhound officialdom and the law; Police have now had to be called …Read More..
Despite the current economic environment, Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) has taken every step to try and maintain industry funding to both its Clubs and the Licenced Persons. However the funding impact of the recession has meant that GRNZ has …Read More..
Leading New Zealand trainer David Schofield has been warned off all racecourses and faces disqualification on a number of charges including misconduct. And, if the result of an associated hearing against one of Schofield’s handlers is any guide, the North …Read More..
Court proceedings filed against the Waikato & Districts Greyhound Racing Club by prominent Tirau greyhound trainer Gary Harding were yesterday adjourned at the Hamilton District Court to next month. Earlier this month Mr Harding successfully applied for a district court …Read More..
The Wairarapa Greyhound Racing has pulled off a coup for their TAB meeting at Solway Showgrounds, Masterton today. Mindful of the strong support they receive from the local community, both in terms of sponsorship and patronage, the club sought permission …Read More..
In stark contrast to the GRV’s pathetic handling of Jason Thompson’s alleged assault in the aftermath of the Mlebourne Cup, Greyhound Racing New Zealand has appealed a three-month disqualification handed down to a former Auckland Greyhound Racing Club President over …Read More..
On the back of two recent Australian Stewards Inquiries in to Positive Swabs to procaine, one of New Zealand’s best-known owners and administrators, Thayne Green, has escaped being fined or suspended after one of his greyhounds returned a positive drug …Read More..
The Waikato Times is reporting what we beleive to be the very first case of an Australian or New Zealand race in any of the three codes being postponed due to a Court Injunction taken out be a disgruntled participant. …Read More..
Anyone who doubted that Andy Lord and Jodi Gilbert would make an instant impact on New Zealand Greyhound Racing had those doubts quickly erased last Sunday when the Foxton trainers, training under the training names of Daniel Brewer and Jodi …Read More..
Missy the greyhound may no longer be fast around the racetrack, but her story of survival over 24 days has highlighted her endurance skills. Missy, a 10-year-old former racing and breeding greyhound adopted by Christchurch couple Barbara and Gary Miln …Read More..
Four top greyhounds will battle it out in the $60,000 New Zealand Shootout race at Manukau Stadium on Thursday night. Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) Racing Manager Ross Gove says the race is unique as it features only four dogs …Read More..
The biggest stake in the history of NZ greyhound racing in Australasia is heading to Queensland. Race favourite Size Can Matter comfortably won the $250,000 Platinum Paws final at Addington Raceway Friday night, and the $NZ135,000 first-place cheque.
The flight across the Tasman has not phased Queensland’s hopes at taking out New Zealand’s richest greyhound race, says top trainer Dave Irwin.
Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s (GRNZ) commemoration of 100 Years of Governance starts today. The Centenary will unite people from all over the country to look back on what we’ve achieved together over the last century.
Excitement is building as New Zealand’s richest ever greyhound race draws near. The Gold Band Finance Platinum Paws race will run this Friday 17 October at 8:33 pm.
After several years at the top of the greyhound training tree, Craig Roberts found the pressures of the job proving too much. In the second of a two-part series, he talks to David McCarthy about changes he made and his …Read More..
Size Can Matter confirmed his favouritism for Friday nights Platinum Paws Final with an impressive all the way 30.14 win at Addington on Friday night.
New Zealander Craig Roberts came to greyhound training from a family of harness-racing enthusiasts, and success in another career. He switched after spending time at NZ’s old QE II race track at New Brighton. In the first of a two-part …Read More..
The David Hobby-owned and trained WA greyhound Octanol has settled in and trialled well in his quest to win New Zealand’s richest ever greyhound race – the NZ$250,000 Platinum Paws.
Drama and sensation were the order of the opening day of the historic $250,000 Platinum Paws greyhound meeting at Addington yesterday, and easily the biggest sensation was the exit of hotly favoured local bitch Winsome Ashley, who went out of …Read More..
New Zealand greyhound racing is getting ready to celebrate the richest dog race ever held in the country, the $250,000 Platinum Paws.
Following last Thursday night’s one-off SA Heat of the Platinum Paws, Jaykayell has earned the right to represent South Australia in New Zealand for the Platinum Paws.