Graeme Bate

Maturity Classic betting

Maturity Classic betting

The Maturity Classic is arguably the country’s premier age-restricted event on the greyhound racing calendar. Some of the sport’s brightest stars have stood upon the winner’s podium, with only the best of the best lining up for a crack at …Read More..

Double agent spills beans on Animals Australia greyhound sting

Double agent spills beans on Animals Australia greyhound sting

A ROGUE Animals Australia operative, who is a trainer in Victoria, has shed light on the circumstances surrounding the Lara raids last week. At a property just outside of Geelong, owned by a member of controversial former trainer Graeme Bate’s …Read More..

Lara raids still remain a mystery

Lara raids still remain a mystery

CONFUSION continues to surround the circumstances which saw a greyhound racing property at Lara raided on Wednesday afternoon. A Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) media release confirmed the GRV Investigations Unit and welfare officers attended an unidentified property following allegations of …Read More..

Zambora Brockie joins a special class by winning Ballarat Cup

Zambora Brockie joins a special class by winning Ballarat Cup

After overcoming the ‘hoodoo’ of box two to become only the second greyhound to take out the Ballarat Cup from that alley since 1999, Zambora Brockie became only the eighth greyhound in history to have annexed three or more Victorian …Read More..

Jason Thompson records an amazing fourth Shepparton Cup

Jason Thompson records an amazing fourth Shepparton Cup

ON September 24, leading trainer Jason Thompson went into the final of the Group 2 Shepparton Cup with three runners and emerged victorious when Aston Bolero (box six) scored a brilliant victory over American Monster and Shima Song. Thompson’s other …Read More..

Horsham Cup betting

Horsham Cup betting

The Group 2 Horsham Cup is the flagship race at the Horsham track and was last run on June 12, 2016, when taken out by Zambora Brockie. The race is run over the 480m trip, with winning connections pocketing $47,000. …Read More..

WA Derby betting

WA Derby betting

The Group 2 WA Derby is an age restricted race for male greyhounds, run at Cannington over 520m. The 2016 edition was run on Saturday May 21, with Shell Shocked picking up the $40,000 winner’s cheque. Betting on the Group …Read More..

Bill Collins Memorial (Speed Star) betting

Bill Collins Memorial (Speed Star) betting

The Bill Collins Memorial is named after a former chairman of the Victorian greyhound racing control board and is run and won over the 515m trip at Sandown Park. The 2016 edition was be held on Thursday May 5, 2016, …Read More..

Lizrene Classic betting

Lizrene Classic betting

The Lizrene is a group 3 event which is run over the 715m distance at Sandown Park. The feature is worth $25,000 to the winner and is open to the best eight greyhounds nominated plus reserves. The 2016 edition of …Read More..

The Racecallers

The Racecallers

The Racecallers is a group 3 event which is run and won over the 595m trip at Sandown Park. The race is worth $25,000 to the winner, and is open to the best eight greyhounds which are nominated plus reserves. …Read More..

Warrnambool Cup betting

Warrnambool Cup betting

The Warrnambool Cup is a group 2 race run over the 450m trip, with the event growing to be a highly sought after country cup title in Victoria in recent years. The Warrnambool Cup was worth $47,000 to the winner …Read More..

Queensland Futurity betting

Queensland Futurity betting

The Group 2 Bogie Leigh Queensland Futurity is run at Albion Park over 520m and is open to the best female greyhound which are nominated under 30 months of age each year. The 2016 edition of the Group 2 Bogie …Read More..

Vince Curry dead heat a rarity in Australian greyhound racing

Vince Curry dead heat a rarity in Australian greyhound racing

THE amazing dead-heat between kennelmates Split Image (box 4) and Paua To Avoid (box 8) in the final of the Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden (520m) at Ipswich brings to mind the fact that dead-heats in major races are …Read More..

Dailly’s probable record training feat at The Meadows

Dailly’s probable record training feat at The Meadows

ON Saturday night, February 13, at the Meadows, Victoria’s leading kennel, headed by Andrea Dailly, completely dominated proceedings, winning an incredible six of the 12 races. The sequence began in the first race when Spring Bumblebee (box 5) defeated kennelmate …Read More..

Wheeler removes his dogs after Nicole Davis returns positive swab

Wheeler removes his dogs after Nicole Davis returns positive swab

SUPERSTAR sprinter Dyna Villa will be scratched from this Sunday’s Group 2 Horsham Cup final as owner Paul Wheeler removes all of his greyhounds from trainer Nicole Davis’ property after her license was suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards on …Read More..

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

THE stand-in CEO of Greyhound Racing New South Wales, Paul Newson, has received an interim report from Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Madden into claims that greyhounds had been shot in the head for $50 and dumped into a pit at a property …Read More..

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

Industry & stewards wrap: GRV send Bate back to the outer

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced they have recommenced the three year disqualification handed down to former champion trainer Graeme Bate following an investigation into an alleged breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rule (GAR) 99 (3) (g) which found he did …Read More..

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

NOT long back I was critical of a club (I think it was Sandown) when it put on a race for female trainers. I suggested that was nonsense as the name in the racebook usually had more to do with …Read More..

Stewards on the march?

Stewards on the march?

THERE is movement at the station. For the first time in recent memory Victorian stewards have started querying trainers about improved performance of their dogs. Two or three examples were noted in the last couple of weeks, including on Saturday …Read More..

Hunt greyhound returns positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine

Hunt greyhound returns positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine

ANOTHER high-profile trainer may be in hot water with stewards: one of Jenny Hunt’s greyhounds has returned a positive swab to the permanently banned prohibited substances amphetamine, methamphetamine and its metabolites.

 The greyhound in question, Jubilea Bale, was scratched from …Read More..

This week in racing history

This week in racing history

FEBRUARY 5 Beau Palomino won the 1972 Hobart Thousand, the last to be run over 540 yards (494 metres) before the distance was changed to 500 metres. Arvo’s Junior won the 2004 Roy Maidment Memorial, run over 715 metres at …Read More..

Lansley Bale’s Brilliant Cranbourne Cup Success

Lansley Bale’s Brilliant Cranbourne Cup Success

FORMER NSW sprinter Lansley Bale might have hated Wentworth Park, but the red fawn dog by Farloe Melody out of Carmel Bale certainly knew his way around the country circuit in Victoria, collecting cups like they were confetti during a …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

December 24 According to a report published in the Canberra Times on this day in 1991, the Canberra greyhound club had received just over $500,000 as its share from racing revenue for the previous financial year. While Canberra punters had …Read More..

Graeme Bate Fires Back At GRV

Graeme Bate Fires Back At GRV

Leading former trainer Graeme Bate has been left nonplussed by the decision to remove him from the Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Hall of Fame. But Bate had a parting shot for GRV, saying it had wasted its money with its …Read More..

Graeme Bate Removed From The GRV Hall Of Fame

Graeme Bate Removed From The GRV Hall Of Fame

The Board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) has resolved to remove Graeme Bate from the Hall of Fame following his disqualification for deliberately administering a prohibited substance. This decision was made after taking into account a range of factors including: …Read More..

Rapid Journey’s Great Melbourne Cup Feat

Rapid Journey’s Great Melbourne Cup Feat

It was the race that broke the ‘hoodoo’ for one of the greatest greyhounds to have ever raced over the sprint courses in Australia. The 1998 Melbourne Cup series and the Topgun, which in those days took place after the …Read More..

Graeme Bate Penalty Increased On Appeal From GRV

Graeme Bate Penalty Increased On Appeal From GRV

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) has, for the first time, appealed a decision of the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) for being too lenient. The decision of the GRV Stewards to appeal the decision was made on Friday 13 …Read More..

This Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

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..

Background to the Sydney Cup

Background to the Sydney Cup

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 Week In Racing History

This Week In Racing History

October 8 Osti’s Style raced away to score by just over two lengths from Anthem and Railway Road in the 1994 final of the Canberra Cup. Osti’s Style overcame box five and ran a fast 30.68 for the 530 metres …Read More..

 

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