Miss Elly Mint

Gosford Cup the biggest win of Miss Elly Mint’s grand career

Miss Elly Mint & Robert Smith

ON January 6 2009 NSW sprinter Miss Elly Mint (Elite State x Indigo Mint) recorded the biggest victory, in terms of prize money, throughout her impressive career when she took out the Gosford Cup. The white and blue brindle bitch …Read More..

How does Swimming Goat’s record rate against history?

How does Swimming Goat’s record rate against history?

SINCE March this year the performances of the intriguingly-named former Australian short-course sprinter Swimming Goat in New Zealand have made headlines not only in the greyhound press but have also spilled over into the general media. In what has been …Read More..

Worm Burner: lose weight and win (a lot of) races

Worm Burner: lose weight and win (a lot of) races

THERE really must be something in the South Australian water table. Reigning National Sprint Champion Worm Burner resumed racing on June 6 after a two-month break and in 13 starts since then, all at Angle Park and all over 515 …Read More..

Fernando Bale out to equal Zipping Willow; chasing Tenthill Doll

WHEN Fernando Bale lines up in the final of the National Sprint Championship he will be attempting to preserve his unbeaten record in Group events and seeking to extend his incredible string of successive victories over 520 metres at Wentworth …Read More..

Fernando Bale Equals the all-TAB Record in Sensational Fashion

Fernando Bale Equals the all-TAB Record in Sensational Fashion

WHAT a difference a week can make. Last week I made the statement that, in my opinion, Fernando Bale could not yet be classed as the greatest chaser ever seen in Australia. Among the greats? Absolutely. The greatest? Not yet. …Read More..

Freakish Fernando out to dominate Bendigo Cup series

FERNANDO Bale looks destined to extend his marvellous winning streak to 14 this Sunday when he contests the sixth heat of the Group 2 Bendigo Cup over 425 metres. Drawn ideally in box one in race eight, the son of …Read More..

Can you hear the record drums Fernando?

FERNANDO Bale’s victory in the Peter Mosman Memorial final at Wentworth Park took his incredible winning streak to 13 on end. That makes him only the sixth greyhound since 2000 to have reached such a mark, with four of those …Read More..

What you may have missed: Freakish Fernando makes it 13 straight

What you may have missed: Freakish Fernando makes it 13 straight

AUSTRALIA’s fastest greyhound Fernando Bale notched up his 13th straight win on Saturday night when taking out the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic Final at Wentworth Park. Clocking an electrifying 29.27 over the 520-metre trip, the son of Kelsos Fusileer …Read More..

Zipping Willow leaves indelible mark on Wentworth Park

Zipping Willow leaves indelible mark on Wentworth Park

ALTHOUGH she bowed out at the heat stage of the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, it’s worth looking a little more closely at where Zipping Willow, lauded as the ‘Queen of Wentworth Park’, sits in the pantheon of those who …Read More..

Lost – A Few Hundred Dogs

Lost – A Few Hundred Dogs

If found, please contact the nearest state authority. The loss is popping up in all sorts of places but particularly in the three eastern states, where some 20% or more of all races start with a short field. However, I …Read More..

25 Years Of Golden Easter Eggs

25 Years Of Golden Easter Eggs

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..

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

JANUARY 15th Queensland stayer Worthy Reward annexed the 1994 Association Cup final at Wentworth Park, scoring by four lengths over Beau Rajah and Rob’s Rebel in 42.67. This set a new race record which stood until 2000. 16th Connections of …Read More..

This Week In Greyhound Racing History: 17th December – 23rd December

This Week In Greyhound Racing History: 17th December – 23rd December

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..

Strathalbyn Set To Sizzle For Sunday’s Cup Final

Strathalbyn Set To Sizzle For Sunday’s Cup Final

This Sunday sees the running of the Daish Irrigation and Fodder Strathalbyn Cup. The race is run over the trying 536 metres on a track that gives all runners a chance. A quality field has been assembled including the current …Read More..

Not Much Cash On The Plate

Not Much Cash On The Plate

After 13 meetings at Bendigo this month and six in the seven days leading up to the Cup, the bunny must be worn out. But it did not stop Ronan Izmir (Elite State-Adhara Izmir – a Turkish influence there?) making …Read More..

Breaking Down The Numbers

Breaking Down The Numbers

I can only speak for myself, but I find the ever-changing list of Australian prizemoney records seen on this site to be really fascinating. It’s amazing how numbers can tell a story, or in a lot cases, be so misleading. …Read More..

One Record Broken; Another Awaits Miata

One Record Broken; Another Awaits Miata

Miata’s victory in her heat of the Sandown Cup on 17 May took her sequence of successive victories to an incredible 15. Yes, we all know she is an amazing racer, but her achievement truly puts her in a class …Read More..

Australian Greyhound Racing Top Prizemoney Earning Records

Australian Greyhound Racing Top Prizemoney Earning Records

The Australian prizemoney records have seen rapid changes in recent years with major group 1 events now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, including the Melbourne Cup which is the world’s richest greyhound event at $420,000-to-the-winner. With the constant flux …Read More..

Yes, No, Maybe?

Yes, No, Maybe?

Good to hear from some readers about the quality of our tracks, but we would like to see more comments. We have plenty of time before all the hard figures come in and we can start drawing conclusions. Some suggestions …Read More..

Track Records Are Made To Be Broken

Track Records Are Made To Be Broken

With more than 84 years of greyhound racing in Australia there have been some quite amazing and unusual feats in terms of track record times. One of the most recent of these was the effort of West Australian sensation Miata …Read More..

Dapto Puppy Auction – A Buyer’s Paradise

Dapto Puppy Auction – A Buyer’s Paradise

It’s that time of year again when greyhound industry participants are exposed to buying heaven with over 300 quality pups on offer at the 2011 Dapto Puppy Auction. To be held on May 5 at Dapto Racing Club commencing at …Read More..

McDonald Sets New Record For Bathurst Gold Cup

McDonald Sets New Record For Bathurst Gold Cup

NSW trainer of the Year, Rod McDonald will be looking to emulate his 2009 and 2010 Bathurst Gold Cup (520m) victories next Monday (April 4) after qualifying three runners yesterday (March 28) for this year’s $15,000 final. With wins to …Read More..

El Grand Senor Sets A New Melbourne Cup Record

El Grand Senor Sets A New Melbourne Cup Record

As the punters favourite El Grand Senor cruised past the post to record his sensational Melbourne Cup victory, few people will have realised the black son of Where’s Pedro and Elgrando Gold was in the process of annexing a 31-year-old …Read More..

2010 Topgun Hopefuls On Target

2010 Topgun Hopefuls On Target

Connections of the two Hunter Valley contenders of the Sky Racing Topgun, Lochinvar Marlow and Snozz, are happy leading into the Group One after overcoming setbacks in the lead up to Saturday’s invitation only event worth $100,000 to the winner …Read More..

Laurie Healion Memorial Final Won By Finn’s Winsome Gun

Laurie Healion Memorial Final Won By Finn’s Winsome Gun

Outstanding young galloper Winsome Gun signalled he was a star of the future after another making a clean sweep of the Laurie Healion Memorial series with a brilliant win in the $20,000 to the winner final at The Gardens yesterday …Read More..

Laurie Healion Memorial Final At The Gardens

Laurie Healion Memorial Final At The Gardens

Two of the most respected names in greyhound racing, Finn and Northfield, will dominate interest in today’s $20,000 to the winner Laurie Healion Memorial at The Gardens. John and Minnie will line up the favourite and fastest qualifier, Winsome Gun, …Read More..

Future Stars Fire Up At The Gardens

Future Stars Fire Up At The Gardens

Tonight, The Gardens plays host to the opening round of one Australia’s biggest maiden series, Laurie Healion Memorial, which will culminate on Friday August 6 with the $20,000 to the winner final. The eight heats of the ‘Healion’ promise to …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..

NSW Greyhound Of The Year Headbutt Earns Watson 6 Months Disqualification

NSW Greyhound Of The Year Headbutt Earns Watson 6 Months Disqualification

GRNSW Stewards today announced the outcome of in inquiry in to an altercation at the New South Wales Greyhound Of The Year Awards night recently held. On the night in question Australian racing Greyhound was told by sources close to …Read More..

Gosford Gold Cup Fit For Size

Gosford Gold Cup Fit For Size

Again with the big occasion timing of Bart Cummings, veteran maestro Reg Kay, the 2008 Australian Trainer of the Year, annexed yet another Group final, this time the Group 2 Woy Woy Poultry Gold Cup at Gosford, with emerging star …Read More..

 

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