New South Wales Racing

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..


Disapproval for Keniry announcement prior to Parliament decision

Disapproval for Keniry announcement prior to Parliament decision

KATRINA Hodgkinson has voiced her disapproval of the Baird government’s decision to appoint John Keniry as the head of a task force to oversee the shutdown of the NSW greyhound racing industry before legislation to ban the sport has been …Read More..


The blatant bias in parts of the McHugh Commission report

The blatant bias in parts of the McHugh Commission report

THERE is a quite bizarre quote which appears on the first page of Volume 1 of the McHugh Commission report, and, arguably, it sets the ‘tone’ for the entire document. After claiming that 40% of the 97,783 greyhounds bred in …Read More..


Mike Baird stands by his decision to ban greyhound racing

Mike Baird stands by his decision to ban greyhound racing

PREMIER Mike Baird is determined in his mission to end greyhound racing in NSW, repeating his stance at a press conference on Thursday, exactly one week after his bombshell announcement shook the greyhound industry to its core. Having met with …Read More..


Tweed Heads Greyhound Track On The Market

Tweed Heads Greyhound Track On The Market

Racing Queensland has left the door open to negotiate with the owners of Tweed-based Border Park if the NSW government follows through with its ban on greyhound racing. Secretary manager Steve McGrath said the venue would be sold, regardless of …Read More..


Richmond identities speak of their shock over NSW greyhound ban

Richmond identities speak of their shock over NSW greyhound ban

GREYHOUND racing resumed in New South Wales on Wednesday, but the afternoon meeting at Richmond was tinged with sadness as many trainers still sat in shock at the Baird government’s decision to ban the sport. Brian Rylands, the bookie who …Read More..


Live baiting: the second major battle that needs to be won

Live baiting: the second major battle that needs to be won

In a previous article I made reference to ‘wastage’, that dreadful euphemism for the elimination of healthy animals, as the first battle that needs to be won among the general public if greyhound racing in NSW is to stand a …Read More..


GRNSW determined to end greyhound racing before July 1, 2017

GRNSW determined to end greyhound racing before July 1, 2017

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) may have just killed greyhound racing a year before it becomes illegal, with the controlling body suspending non-TAB racing pending an internal review into track safety, integrity and animal welfare. The inquiry follows the release of …Read More..


GRNSW interim CEO Paul Newson to be replaced with administrator

GRNSW interim CEO Paul Newson to be replaced with administrator

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Wednesday morning interim CEO of the authority body Paul Newson will be replaced by an administrator to manage the shut down of the industry within the state. Newson stepped in as the interim CEO …Read More..


Cowra track declares non-TAB racing suspension ‘hard to stomach’

Cowra track declares non-TAB racing suspension ‘hard to stomach’

THE New South Wales greyhound racing industry has been dealt another blow, with announcement that non-TAB racing has been suspended. On Tuesday night, Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) issued a statement that the 18 non-TAB tracks within the state have had …Read More..


Nationals Chris Gulaptis states his support for greyhound racing

Nationals Chris Gulaptis states his support for greyhound racing

STATE Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has said he will do “whatever it takes” to support greyhound racing as the sport faces a statewide ban at the hands of the Baird government. Gulaptis is the member for Clarence, a region in …Read More..


Greyhound clubs & GBOTA put faith in lobbying to save sport

Greyhound clubs & GBOTA put faith in lobbying to save sport

Members of the NSW greyhound racing industry have gathered in western Sydney as clubs unite to fight the Baird government’s ban. Up to 50 people including representatives from greyhound clubs and tracks across the state gathered at the Greyhound Social …Read More..


Foley fears NSW greyhound ban could drive the sport underground

Foley fears NSW greyhound ban could drive the sport underground

NEW South Wales Opposition leader Luke Foley has voiced concerns the closure of the state’s greyhound racing industry could drive the sport underground. The Baird government announced plans last Thursday to permanently ban greyhound racing within NSW, with the legislation …Read More..


Wastage: the first battle that needs to be won

Wastage: the first battle that needs to be won

ACCORDING to Premier Mike Baird, he claims he was left with no real alternative but to ban greyhound racing in NSW following the release of the McHugh Commission report. Although the report had 80 recommendations, the first was to shut …Read More..


Labor MP Yasmin Catley throws her support behind greyhound racing

Labor MP Yasmin Catley throws her support behind greyhound racing

Labor member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley, has thrown her support behind the greyhound racing industry as the sport faces a permanent ban at the hands of the Baird government. Premier Baird announced on Thursday he intends to put legislation before …Read More..


Troy Grant: “senate inquiry is a false hope”

Troy Grant: “senate inquiry is a false hope”

The NSW coalition government is facing an internal revolt over its move to shut down the greyhound racing industry. The NSW Nationals appear to be at odds over the contentious ban, with some members including Cootamundra MP Katrina Hodgkinson saying …Read More..


NSW greyhound shutdown will massively affect Victoria

NSW greyhound shutdown will massively affect Victoria

GREYHOUND racing in Victoria has a problem it has barely acknowledged. A big problem. The announcement by Premier Mike Baird that greyhound racing in NSW would be shut down from July 1, 2017, casts serious doubt on the status quo …Read More..


Zambora Brockie’s Winter Cup win allows for momentary celebration

Anthony Azzopardi

ZAMBORA Brockie provided some momentary joy for heartbroken greyhound racing enthusiasts on Thursday night when taking out the Group 1 Winter Cup (520m) at Albion Park. Hours after the NSW Premier Mike Baird announced the state government would be shutting …Read More..


Leading trainer Dean Swain stunned as drones invade his property

Leading trainer Dean Swain stunned as drones invade his property

LEADING NSW greyhound trainer Dean Swain has spoken out in shock after a drone was pictured hovering above his Western Sydney training establishment on Saturday morning. Swain, who has been very vocal against the NSW state government’s decision to permanently …Read More..


The rocky road to Sydney more evident after NSW greyhound ban

The rocky road to Sydney more evident after NSW greyhound ban

AS I drove back through New South Wales last Friday morning it was obvious to me that great hinterland outside the Sydney CBD has been a long neglected part of the state. The backblock roads of the Hunter Valley are …Read More..


Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

The announcement by the Baird government that it will ban greyhound racing in New South Wales starting from the beginning of July 2017 is yet another reminder of how the sport/industry failed over a long period of time both internally …Read More..


Mike Baird defends his decision to shut down NSW greyhound racing

Mike Baird defends his decision to shut down NSW greyhound racing

NEW South Wales Premier Mike Baird has bitten back after being lashed with criticism since announcing the greyhound racing industry would be shut down within the state as of July 1, 2017. Baird listed 10 points on his Facebook page …Read More..


Greyhound racing in NSW to recommence this Wednesday

Greyhound racing in NSW to recommence this Wednesday

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced on Saturday morning that racing will recommence at TAB tracks across the state from Wednesday July 13, 2016. The authority made the call to suspend racing on Thursday following the State Government’s bombshell announcement to …Read More..


Relief for participants as Grafton carnival allowed to proceed

Relief for participants as Grafton carnival allowed to proceed

THE 2016 Grafton Greyhound Racing Carnival will continue in Northern NSW despite an immediate seven-day shutdown placed on greyhound racing in the state on Thursday afternoon. The decision to impose the shutdown was made by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and …Read More..


 

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