Background to the Maturity Classic This is arguably the premier restricted age event held in Australia. Yes, superior to the National Derby and the Silver Chief Classic. Just a look through the honour roll of the winners is a walk …Read More..
One of Australian Greyhound Racing’s true great stayers passed away today. Elektra was one of the true champions of the modern era and will be greatly missed. ARG was lucky enough to catch up with her proud owner and long …Read More..
Saturday night at 8.30pm Perth time the boxes will open and in a matter of seconds the 2014 Group 2 Cannington Oaks winner will be named. The field is congregated with talented bitches from around Australia, with Jeff Britton the …Read More..
This week will see the second running of a Bendigo Cup in 2014. This, presumably, is to avoid having a gap of 16 months or so between competitions, with the new plan of staging the club’s flagship race in late …Read More..
On 6 September 1987 the greyhound community was stunned by the sudden death of Peter Mosman, the 52-year-old chairman of the GBOTA. This charismatic man, of whom the late Doug Phillips, a former NCA vice-president, once said, “His word is …Read More..
JUNE 18th High Earner annexed the 2009 Queensland Derby (520 metres, Albion Park), defeating Fedex by three-quarters of a length with Dashing Corsair just a head away third. On the same night as High Earner was winning the Queensland Derby, …Read More..
Offences Charged: (1) GAR86(d) – Mr. Camilleri, being a trainer having official duties in relation to greyhound racing, did make a false or misleading statement on 5 December 2013 regarding Hydrocortisone in the form of Hysone 20mg tablets to Greyhound …Read More..
Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Stewards have lodged an appeal of two of the sanctions delivered by the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) in the case of Mr Graeme Bate, which they believe to be manifestly inadequate given the …Read More..
Offences Charged: (1) GAR83(1) – In that Mr. Bate, the trainer of the greyhound Luxurious, which was nominated to compete in an Event, namely, Race 8, the Liam and Taryn Syndicate – Mixed 3&4,conducted by Sale Greyhound Racing Club at …Read More..
Three members of the Bate Kennel have had their penalties decided with the findings completed for Beverley Bate, Joe Briffa and Amy Cole. The hearings centred around the use of Hydrocortisone in tablet form in racing greyhounds. The Hydrocortisone administered …Read More..
MAY 21st Poetic Magic won the 2005 Maturity Classic for trainer Kevin Mugavin, defeating Plastered by almost two lengths in 30.15 and earning $50,000. 22nd Whyalla became the first place to stage a registered greyhound racing meeting in South Australia …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 7th In the closest finish of any Ladies Bracelet final, Nimity Streak won the 1977 running at Harold Park by half a head from Donna’s Tosca with Hoolahan a nose away third. Champion sprinter Winifred Bale took out the …Read More..
APRIL 23rd The final of the 1960 Autumn Cup, run over 580 yards (530 metres) at Wentworth Park, was taken out by Carnham Valley who defeated the brilliant Festival Time by a length and a half with Fine Mia third. …Read More..
In some ways the Golden Easter Egg, which is now one of the premier blue-ribbon events on the racing calendar, is the indirect result of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking track managers ever seen in the sport: the …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..
The Cup final may have been run and won earlier in the week, but none of those finalists went as fast as Thomas Sinnott’s Dub Me In went around Mount Gambier on Friday. The son of Lonesome Cry and On …Read More..
FEBRUARY 26th The Brindle Havoc-Runaway Joe ring-in took place at Lismore in 1949. Three men brought a greyhound they claimed was a Queensland sprinter named Brindle Havoc to race at Lismore. The dog was backed in from 5/2 ($3.50) to …Read More..
This race, the richest, or equal richest, in the country at times, is awash with history. This year will mark its 13th running over 525 metres at the Meadows, and it’s 56th overall. It’s also interesting to see what alleys …Read More..
Unlike the Melbourne Cup where runners need to travel over for a prelude before getting a start, the Australian Cup gives all interstate dogs a chance to be graded on their interstate efforts and line-up in one of the highest …Read More..
Confusion, guesswork, allegations, bias and “let you know later” are some of the descriptions that might be applied to statements and figures offered at the NSW parliamentary hearings. The main offenders, but not the only ones, are animal welfare groups …Read More..
According to the commentary from the Australian Racing Greyhound Facebook page, the opinion regarding the decision handed down by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) in the Jason Mackay case is almost unanimous. When you compare the penalties given to …Read More..
The Devonport Cup only gained Group status in 2010, but it ranks as one of the longest-established major races on the Australian calendar. It also rates as one of the toughest races to win, with no chaser ever being able …Read More..
Six heats of the Group 3 Devonport Cup provide the pinnacle of racing at the showgrounds this Tuesday afternoon. The one-turn feature event will take place over the 452 metres, with the current track record standing for well over a …Read More..
DECEMBER 24th The Harold Park (Epping) racecourse introduced a 660 yards (603 metres) distance in 1927, seven months after the start of greyhound racing behind a lure in Australia. The newly remodelled Newcastle greyhound track opened in 1953. The mighty …Read More..
17th DECEMBER NSW stayer Chief Zephyr won the 1959 Interstate Challenge, run over 785 yards (718 metres) at Sandown Park, by eight lengths from Boodler in 44.0, a new track record. The Stan Cleverley-trained Benjamin John took out the 1969 …Read More..
2013 will see the 77th running of the Hobart Thousand, arguably Australia’s longest-running feature event. I say ‘arguably’ because while the Hobart Thousand, which started simply as the Hobart Cup in 1935, has been almost continuous (only missing two years …Read More..
This week will witness the 48th running of the Summer Cup. At one stage this was arguably the premier race for stayers in the nation, taking place, as it did, over the gruelling 800 yards (732 metres) of the Harold …Read More..
19th November Brother Bee (The Fort x Shantung) had his first start in Australia in 1974 after winning the New Zealand St Leger and being automatically seeded into the NSW St Leger (now Paws of Thunder) series. From box one …Read More..