New South Wales Racing

Follow the money: is ban more about finances than welfare?

Follow the money: is ban more about finances than welfare?

As the truth is slowly but surely teased out of the Gordian knot of lies weaved into the fabric of the McHugh Special Commission, it certainly looks as though animal welfare is not the real issue at the forefront of …Read More..


Baird continues misinformation and deflection campaign

Baird continues misinformation and deflection campaign

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper published on August 3, NSW Premier Baird restated the reasoning behind his unilateral decision to shut down greyhound racing as of July next year. So, let’s look at his reasons, and take …Read More..


Misleading greyhound figures still being fed to NSW public

Misleading greyhound figures still being fed to NSW public

THE New South Wales Government is spreading an anti-greyhound racing campaign across a variety of media outlets, leaving participants angry about ‘not getting a fair go’. In a blatant attempt to justify shutting down greyhound racing to an enraged public, the …Read More..


Sidrak family face uncertain future due to greyhound ban

Frank Sidrak

SYDNEY trainer Frank Sidrak doesn’t know what he’ll do if the state government’s proposed greyhound racing ban is passed by the NSW Parliament. Sidrak, who trains from his Catherine Field property, says the decision to outlaw the sport has devastated his entire …Read More..


Ray Hadley says Newson-Baird alliance is a disgrace

Ray Hadley says Newson-Baird alliance is a disgrace

RAY Hadley has slammed the interim CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Paul Newson for leaking a report to Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant. The report was in relation to a phone conversation which was recorded between …Read More..


Blows continue for greyhound racing with leaked phone call

Blows continue for greyhound racing with leaked phone call

A TRANSCRIPT from a private phone conversation between a greyhound trainer and the former CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has been made public as the government continues to push for the industry to be banned. The NSW government released …Read More..


Industry & Politicians continue to fight despite Baird’s obduracy

Industry & Politicians continue to fight despite Baird’s obduracy

THE greyhound racing industry is determined to keep the pressure on the New South Wales Premier at an all time high as Mike Baird continues to back his plan to outlaw the sport within the state. Following a rally on …Read More..


Wheeler says his family will not move interstate if ban happens

Wheeler says his family will not move interstate if ban happens

HYDE Park turned into a sea of yellow on Tuesday as over 2000 greyhound racing participants and supporters flocked to Sydney from all over Australia to show their support for the industry. From Victoria, all regions of New South Wales …Read More..


Labor Party release a plan to clean up NSW greyhound industry

Labor Party release a plan to clean up NSW greyhound industry

THE New South Wales Labor Party has released a plan which will put before parliament with the aim of reforming the greyhound industry. It comes as the government is expected to introduce its legislation to outlaw the $335 million industry …Read More..


NSW Greyhound Racing Industry takes matters to the Supreme Court

NSW Greyhound Racing Industry takes matters to the Supreme Court

THE New South Wales Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance announced on Friday that the first legal battle to challenge the report of the Special Commission of Inquiry has commenced. The challenge comes after NSW Premier Mike Baird announced earlier this month …Read More..


Liz Brown claims commission’s ‘experts’ were unqualified

Liz Brown claims commission’s ‘experts’ were unqualified

PROMINENT New South Wales veterinarian Dr. Liz Brown has publicly called out the three veterinarians who made submissions for the Special Commission of Inquiry into greyhound racing. Brown, who runs the Northern Rivers Vet Service, has made claims that all …Read More..


NSW greyhound participants viewed as irredeemable recidivists

NSW greyhound participants viewed as irredeemable recidivists

IT is hard to believe Premier Baird is able to keep a straight face when he makes some of the comments attributed to him. For example, talking of Justice McHugh’s conclusions on live baiting and the numbers of participants involved, …Read More..


Sarkis denies wrongdoing and slams GRNSW for targeting him

Sarkis denies wrongdoing and slams GRNSW for targeting him

HARRY Sarkis has slammed Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) for failing to use common sense and victimising him after a planned property inspection at his residence uncovered a rabbit carcass on Wednesday. The authority body swiftly moved to suspend Sarkis’ training …Read More..


NSW trainer receives interim ban after carcass found at property

NSW trainer receives interim ban after carcass found at property

AN interim suspension has been handed to greyhound trainer and breeder Harry Sarkis while the GRNSW investigates offences into luring and live baiting. GRNSW compliance officers reported the discovery of “what appeared to be a rabbit carcass” on Sarkis’ property …Read More..


Rally essential for all with an interest in NSW greyhound racing

Rally essential for all with an interest in NSW greyhound racing

ANYONE who supports the New South Wales greyhound racing industry is urged to take part in the ‘Fair Go Rally’, which is set to be held in Sydney on August 2. Organised by the NSW Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance – …Read More..


Opinion: The hardest part about greyhound racing ban in NSW

Opinion: The hardest part about greyhound racing ban in NSW

Three weeks since the announcement by Premier Mike Baird, it is still excruciatingly difficult to comprehend greyhound racing may cease to exist in NSW as of next July. But strangely enough, the banning of the sport I love isn’t the …Read More..


John Cauchi banned for life by GRNSW

John Cauchi banned for life by GRNSW

DISGRACED greyhound trainer John Cauchi has been banned for life by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) for his part in the live baiting scandal. Cauchi was one of the trainers caught on secret surveillance video live-baiting his greyhounds on the ABC’s infamous …Read More..


Prest says non-TAB greyhound ban is “cutting our throats”

Prest says non-TAB greyhound ban is “cutting our throats”

YOUNG based greyhound trainer Vicki Prest says the decision by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) to put on two non-TAB meetings across the entirety of NSW is not enough to meet the demands of struggling trainers. The authority body announced the …Read More..


Greyhound industry presents rebuttal to Baird’s greyhound ban

Greyhound industry presents rebuttal to Baird’s greyhound ban

THE New South Wales greyhound racing industry has handed in a rebuttal to Premier Mike Baird to challenge the Liberal Party leader’s decision to ban the sport within the state. The rebuttal was submitted on Wednesday by the NSW Greyhound …Read More..


Fegan fires off at the AVA for supporting Baird’s greyhound ban

Fegan fires off at the AVA for supporting Baird’s greyhound ban

LEADING Victorian greyhound veterinarian Dr Desmond Fegan has condemned the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) for backing the NSW State Government’s decision to ban greyhound racing. The AVA is a professional organisation which represents veterinarians nationwide and has the vision of …Read More..


The social contagion of live baiting

The social contagion of live baiting

IN 1922 the American cultural critic Walter Lippman argued in his book ‘Public Opinion’ that for the average person, ‘the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance…’ The result, according to the web …Read More..


Baird refusing to budge on greyhound ban

Baird refusing to budge on greyhound ban

PREMIER Mike Baird is refusing to back down despite growing public outrage at his decision to shut down greyhound racing in NSW as of July 1, 2017. Baird made the decision, before the legislation to ban the sport had even …Read More..


Keinbah owners respond to investigation findings

Keinbah owners respond to investigation findings

THE current owners of the Keinbah Trial Track, Robert and Natina Howard, have expressed a sense of relief after it was announced on Wednesday an independent investigation into allegations of a mass grave on the property had been finalised. Led …Read More..


Keinbah inquiry finds at least 99 greyhound remains on property

Keinbah inquiry finds at least 99 greyhound remains on property

AN indépendant report into the Keinbah trial track has found that at least 99 greyhounds had been killed and buried in a mass grave on the property over a four year period. The deplorable revelations come after a year long …Read More..


Greyhound Racing NSW finally answers some questions

Greyhound Racing NSW finally answers some questions

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) has broken its silence to address several pertinent rumours which have developed since Premier Mike Baird announced plans to outlaw the sport within NSW as of July 1, 2017. That statement was on July 7 and …Read More..


Special Commission of Inquiry still has many unanswered questions

Special Commission of Inquiry still has many unanswered questions

I WOULD like to thank all those people who take the time to post comments about the articles I write. And, yes, this includes those who disagree with me, although not those who are just plain disagreeable. A comment by …Read More..


Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria is currently celebrating a successful night of racing at The Meadows last Saturday, with 12 heats of the Group 1 Maturity Classic run and won. But it was what they failed to mention that caught the eye. …Read More..


Anti-racing crowd are the most dangerous predators of all

Anti-racing crowd are the most dangerous predators of all

THE world’s greatest predator has invented the combustible engine, the computer, flown to the moon, and even produced all of the world’s great literature. But, as we know or we ought to know, the natural instinct to inflict pain and …Read More..


Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

OVER a week has passed since the Special Commission of Inquiry report into greyhound racing was made public, with Premier Mike Baird ignoring 79 recommendations and opting to shut down the industry as a result. The Liberal Party leader has …Read More..


Record number of greyhounds rehomed in Sydney

Record number of greyhounds rehomed in Sydney

A RECORD number of ex-racing dogs have been re-homed at a greyhound adoption day in Sydney. Hundreds of people poured through the gates at Wentworth Park on Saturday to meet and greet the animals, as tensions continue to simmer over …Read More..


 

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