Ken Cheetham

The tales of the underdogs and their huge odds

The tales of the underdogs and their huge odds

THE victory by Bells Are Ringin’ in last Thursday’s Group 1 Sandown Cup, at official odds of $38.40, although Sportsbet, for example, had her at $81.00 fixed odds at the finish, is easily the biggest ‘upset’ in the history of …Read More..

Emotions flow as training legend Ken Cheetham defies the odds

Emotions flow as training legend Ken Cheetham defies the odds

LEGENDARY Hunter Valley trainer Ken Cheetham returned to the winners list after a nearly three year-long battle with cancer last Thursday at Maitland, landing his first victory back with talented youngster Defy Emotion. Jumping from box eight, the daughter of …Read More..

The Breeding Behind A Melbourne Cup Finalist

The Breeding Behind A Melbourne Cup Finalist

Let’s face it, we would all love to have a greyhound running in the Group One Melbourne Cup final on Friday night at Sandown. So what does it take to get a finalist into the coveted race? A look behind …Read More..

Keybow: Keep Enjoying Yourself

Keybow: Keep Enjoying Yourself

Keybow, trained by champion mentor Darren McDonald, will become Australia’s greatest ever prize money earner if he is to win this Friday’s Melbourne Cup. The $420,000 winner’s cheque would take his earnings to $751,635, almost $8,000 beyond Xylia Allen’s current …Read More..

NSWNCA St Leger Series Begins Tonight At The Gardens

NSWNCA St Leger Series Begins Tonight At The Gardens

The Gardens will tonight play host to the heats of the Group Three Woy Woy Poultry St Leger, which is fast becoming one of the highest quality age restricted race series anywhere in the country and the 2010 edition can …Read More..

Queenslander Tony Brett Targets The Gardens Greyhounds Today

Queenslander Tony Brett Targets The Gardens Greyhounds Today

Champion Queensland trainer Tony Brett will make a rare visit to The Gardens today, when he boxes Chevez in race three, the Greyhoundsproductdirect.com.au Stake. Chevez, which has an imposing record of 20 starts for eight wins and eight minor placings, …Read More..

Big Guns Heading To The Gardens Greyhounds Tonight

Big Guns Heading To The Gardens Greyhounds Tonight

A Group quality line-up is the highlight of race program tonight at The Gardens, when Paws Of Thunder winner, Lochinvar Marlow, Tweed Heads Galaxy champion, Big Bunga and multiple Group Two finalist, New Divide do battle in race five, the …Read More..

Smooth Fancy Favourite For 2010 Rock Energy Drinks Paws Of Thunder Final

Smooth Fancy Favourite For 2010 Rock Energy Drinks Paws Of Thunder Final

Following Saturday night’s semi finals at Wentworth Park the box draw for next Saturday night’s final was completed on track. The details of the official draw are published below. The time standard for the semis was set by this year’s …Read More..

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

The Schweppes Silver Bullet, worth $5,000 to the winner is the feature event of Today’s a meeting The Gardens over the flying 400 metres, which is race five the first leg of the NSW and Victorian quaddie. The Silver Bullet …Read More..

Rock Energy Drinks Paws Of Thunder Semi Finals Box Draws

Rock Energy Drinks Paws Of Thunder Semi Finals Box Draws

Following ten heats on Saturday night at Wentworth Park a special early box draw for the semi finals of the Group 1 Rock Energy Drinks Paws of Thunder was completed today. The details of the official draw are published below …Read More..

Best Multicam Black Top Ever At The Gardens

Best Multicam Black Top Ever At The Gardens

There have been some great winners of the Group Two Multicam Black Top since its inception in 2005, including the 2009 Australian Greyhound of the Year, Cindeen Shelby and Group One winner One Tree Hill, but tonight’s running is the …Read More..

Black Top Final Wide Open After Heats

Black Top Final Wide Open After Heats

The Gardens will play host to one of the most open group races in recent memory this Saturday night, when eight accomplished sprinters line-up for a tilt at the Group 2 Multicam Black Top (515m). First run in 2005, the …Read More..

Multicam Blacktop Countdown Continues At The Gardens

Multicam Blacktop Countdown Continues At The Gardens

With only a week until the Group Two Multicam Black Top kicks off with heats for the $50,000 feature next Saturday and a number of runners will be having their final hit-outs at The Gardens today in race six, the …Read More..

Black Top Aspirants Rev Up On Black Friday At The Gardens

Black Top Aspirants Rev Up On Black Friday At The Gardens

A number of hopefuls for the upcoming $35,000 to the winner Group Two Multicam Black Top will be in action today at The Gardens in race six, the Multicam Nearing Stake over 515 metres, and all will be looking to …Read More..

Punters Can Winsome At The Gardens

Punters Can Winsome At The Gardens

The Gardens will today play host to the second round of the Laurie Healion Memorial Maiden series, with the first two in each of four semi-finals qualifying for next Friday’s $20,000 to the winner final. In the first semi-final, series …Read More..

Divide And Rule At The Gardens

Divide And Rule At The Gardens

The clash between New Divide and Rachael Robbo is the highlight of tonight’s meeting at The Gardens, in race six, the Jeffkins Best 8 over 515 metres, as racing returns to Newcastle on a Wednesday night. New Divide, prepared by …Read More..

The Gardens Unveils The New 400m Starting Point

The Gardens Unveils The New 400m Starting Point

The Gardens greyhound track will today unveil their newly installed 400 metre starting point. The is the second part of a major redevelopment for the track that started with an extension to the catching pen area, which was in use …Read More..

AAA Radiator Specialists Bob Payne Winter Stake Final To Did I Entertain

AAA Radiator Specialists Bob Payne Winter Stake Final To Did I Entertain

Did I Entertain continued his sparkling form at Wentworth Park to deliver owner trainer Robert Arnold his first metropolitan Group race win in the Group 2 AAA Radiator Specialists Bob Payne Winter Stake at Wentworth Park last Saturday over 520m. …Read More..

Crack Youngester Contest Swansea Hotel Series At Gardens

Crack Youngester Contest Swansea Hotel Series At Gardens

Today’s meeting at The Gardens is highlighted by four quality heats of the Swansea Hotel Series, for greyhounds that have won between two and six race, which has drawn together some extremely talented young chasers. Runners are hoping for a …Read More..

Bell To Bounce Back At The Gardens Today

Bell To Bounce Back At The Gardens Today

Blacksmiths trainer and NCA Director Ron Bell is hoping to put a horror outing yesterday at The Gardens behind him, and return to winning form tonight. Bell, who has been enjoying a great winning run of late, lined up three …Read More..

Big Weekend Looms For Hunter Valley Greyhounds

Big Weekend Looms For Hunter Valley Greyhounds

This long weekend is looming as a big pay day for greyhounds owned and trained from in and around Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region. Master Lochinvar trainer Ken Cheetham will line up second favourite, New Divide from box one …Read More..

Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic Final Shaping Up Sensationally

Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic Final Shaping Up Sensationally

New South Wales best young greyhounds have their sights set on the Group two Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic Final next Saturday night after four heats were staged at Sydney’s Wentworth Park tonight. The on-course box draw has delivered an exciting …Read More..

Greyhound Of The Year Returns To The Gardens Tuesday Night

Greyhound Of The Year Returns To The Gardens Tuesday Night

The Gardens will conduct a one off Tuesday night meeting next week, which will be highlighted to the return to racing by the reigning NSW Greyhound of the Year, Take The Kitty. Owned by a group of lawn bowlers, as …Read More..

Cheetham’s Plans To Divide And Conquer The Gardens

Cheetham’s Plans To Divide And Conquer The Gardens

Veteran mentor Ken Cheetham looks to have a great chance of training a winning double at this afternoon’s meeting at The Gardens. The champion trainer will line up litter mates Proper Draught in race two, the Multicam Systems Stake (413 …Read More..

Golden Easter Egg Heats Box Draw Heightens Interstate Rivalvries

Golden Easter Egg Heats Box Draw Heightens Interstate Rivalvries

The Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg will serve up its own version of State Of Origin after the box draws for the heats pitted some of New South Wales’ and Victoria’s hottest greyhounds against each other at Wentworth Park on …Read More..

Take The Kitty Wins NSW 2009 Greyhound Of The Year

Take The Kitty Wins NSW 2009 Greyhound Of The Year

He traversed up and down the east coast of Australia in search of Group racing glory in 2009, but it was at the Sydney Hilton tonight where the NSW sprinting sensation Take The Kitty covered himself in glory when named …Read More..

Take The Kitty And Cheeto’s Christmas Gift

Take The Kitty And Cheeto’s Christmas Gift

The 2009 AAA Radiator Specialists Christmas Gift at Wentworth Park last Saturday was won in a breeze by odds on favourite (1/2) Take The Kitty trained by one of the State’s most experienced and respected trainers Ken Cheetham from Lochinvar …Read More..

2009 Melbourne Cup Market Wide Open After Box Draw

2009 Melbourne Cup Market Wide Open After Box Draw

The Group 1 2009 Melbourne Cup was been thrown wide open after the box draw was conducted last night at the traditional Melbourne Cup ball. Impressive winner, Take The Kitty has drawn the rails and has been installed equal favourite …Read More..

Melbourne Cup Heats All Break 30 Seconds

Melbourne Cup Heats All Break 30 Seconds

Mr. Moorooduc ran the second fastest Solo Melbourne Cup heat time in the race’s 54 year history in a scintillating night of racing at Sandown Park tonight. Beginning well from box 2, Mr. Moorooduc ($3.90) was never threatened, racing away …Read More..

2009 Melbourne Cup Preview And Form Analysis

2009 Melbourne Cup Preview And Form Analysis

After the high drama and remarkable scenes that dominated last years Melbourne Cup fiasco, both during and after the race; the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club will hopeful this years series will be remembered purely for the greyhound racing action. Eight …Read More..

 

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