THREE heats of the Chairman Cup are set to be held at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, with some of the best greyhounds from NSW and interstate heading to the Harbour City circuit for a crack at the $25,000 to …Read More..
AMIDST all the turmoil created by the NSW Premier’s decision last week to end greyhound racing in June next year, we still have litters being whelped and registered, with the biggest problem now being the future of these well bred …Read More..
The Superstayers is a listed, invitation only event run over the 710m trip at Albion Park in Queensland. The staying feature is one of the highlights of the Brisbane winter carnival and is run in June, two weeks after the …Read More..
he Albion Park Gold Cup is the sole group 1 event run over the staying trip at Brisbane’s premier greyhound track. The Gold Cup is the first group 1 throughout the Brisbane winter carnival and is run in June each …Read More..
The Sandown Cup is Australia’s most prestigious staying event and is run over the 715m trip at Sandown Park. The race is also the richest long-distance event on the greyhound racing calendar, offering a massive $175,000 to the winner in …Read More..
COLLINGWOOD supporters will be tuning in to the Tassie greyhounds on Monday night to rally behind the cleverly named Joffa’s Me Mate in the Group 2 Launceston Cup (515m). Trained by Katrina Gregory, the striking black and white chaser qualified …Read More..
IN 2010 the long-standing John McKenna Memorial was first run over the middle distance of 595 metres at Sandown Park. Previously, the Group 2 event had been conducted over the stayers’ journey from its inauguration in 1971 until 2009. The …Read More..
Greyhound Box Draw For Launceston – Monday, 2 March 2015 Race No. 1Hof Busy Vintage Division17:38 PM 6 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $2,010 Prizemoney. 1st: $1,410 2nd: $400 3rd: $200. No.NameGradeFormBestLastTrainer 1COSMIC MISSILE411NBTAllan Anderson 2PASTRANA641130.72Paul Hili 3LOOPY …Read More..
Former champion stayer Chinatown Lad was one of four inductees to the Tasmanian Greyhound Hall of Fame at the Hobart Thousand function on Saturday night. The dark brindle son of Lilli Pilli Lad and Chinatown Babe was owned by Katrina …Read More..
I have to admit to being somewhat surprised by the reaction to my article ‘Buckle Up Wes becomes the best ever from Tasmania.’ Following his first-up from an injury-enforced spell victory in the Topgun, I made the suggestion that Buckle …Read More..
October 15 Rose Moss defeated Inky Ebony by three lengths with Jagson third in the 1966 Sydney Cup final, run over 790 yards at Wentworth Park. Star South Australian bitch Bristol Miss resumed racing in 1973 in a heat of …Read More..
The Sydney Cup was the first of what became the ‘big four’ distance events on the Sydney city racing calendar. Starting in 1963, it was eventually joined by the Association Cup (1965), Summer Cup (1965), and Wentworth Park Gold Cup …Read More..
This Saturday night will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chairman’s Cup, a race inaugurated by the GBOTA to honour its past and present chairmen. What is now the fifth major distance event conducted over 720 metres at Wentworth Park …Read More..
SEPTEMBER 10 Security Star set a new track record time of 20.03 for the 350 metres trip at Kempsey in 2005. Lochinvar Prada annexed the 2008 Black Top over 515 metres at the Gardens, defeating Elite Oriental and Cindeen Shelby. …Read More..
If you could select a trio of stayers that you’d hope to see contest a Group Three event, chances are that all the greyhounds you select are taking part in the 2014 Chairmans Cup series at Wentworth Park, which kicks …Read More..
A classy field will contest the George and Eileen Johnston Puppy Championship Final (452 metres) at the NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway next Tuesday. The annual feature, named in honour of two former stalwarts of the industry in …Read More..
In some ways the AWM Distance Title is one of the ‘unsung’ long-standing major distance races on the Australian calendar. Of course, if Xylia Allen manages to win the 2014 final and extend her winning streak to nine on end …Read More..
Almost as soon as greyhound racing behind the mechanical lure commenced in Australia in May 1927, the venues began thinking of ways to keep attracting the crowds. One of these was the introduction of hurdle races. The biggest problem for …Read More..
Group one racing graces the environs of Albion Park this Thursday evening with the final of the 2014 Group One Gold Cup taking place. The $75,000 to-the-winner event is run over the 710 metre journey and three Victorians, as well …Read More..
From the time of its inception, the Albion Park Gold Cup (originally the Gabba Gold Cup) has been a tough race. This is particularly so at the Albion Park track, where the 710 metres trip is considered one of the …Read More..
Group One racing moves to the Sunshine State this Thursday night when three heats of the 2014 Gold Cup are conducted at Albion Park. The $75,000 to-the-winner event is run over the 710 metre journey and has attracted plenty of …Read More..
With upset results the order of the day in the heats, this year’s Sandown Cup final has been robbed of a lot of interest. There’s no doubt the overall quality of the field does not reach the standards of the …Read More..
MAY 14 Josh won the 1949 Easter Stake, run over 800 yards (732 metres) on the loam track at Harold Park. Josh scored by a neck from Be Faithful, who had been knocked back to last at the start, running …Read More..
It’s a race that demands quality, the world’s richest staying race, The Group One Sandown Cup. Four heats of the time honoured event are set to be conducted over the gruelling 715 metre journey at Sandown Park this Thursday night, …Read More..
The 2014 Dapto Puppy Auction took place on Sunday, 4 May. A total of 350 lots were catalogued to be auctioned. A number of pups were withdrawn on the day so approximately 280 greyhounds went under the hammer at an …Read More..
APRIL 9th The photo finish camera was used for the first time at the White City, Launceston track in 1949. Only two races required the judges to use the photo finish print for that first official meeting. The automatic totalisator …Read More..
Relbia owner–trainer Tony Dawson’s pleasant memories of the outstanding matron Silverdome (Pat To Stop – Campus Flyer) and the Devonport Raceway were revived at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting, when Flash Innings (High Earner – Ricky’s Angel) took out the City Of …Read More..
The loss of former Tasmanian staying champion Chinatown Lad this week evokes great memories of the brilliant half miler who, along with his litter sister Fallen Zorro, took the Australian staying ranks by storm in 2008. As greyhound fans, the …Read More..