Racing Victoria

Lithgow president says air conditioning essential for all tracks

Lithgow president says air conditioning essential for all tracks

THE Lithgow greyhound racing track will be ready to race throughout summer, with a brand new split-system air conditioner being installed in the kennels this week. It comes as the non-TAB track had its meeting abandoned last Saturday after the …Read More..

2016 Group 1 Melbourne Cup: best odds, tips and betting preview

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Can Zambora Brockie win the Melbourne Cup?ALL eyes will be on Sandown Park this Friday night for the running of the world’s richest greyhound race, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (515m). Worth a massive $420,000 to the winner, the race …Read More..

GRV rewards its safest track with second weekly meeting

GRV rewards its safest track with second weekly meeting

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria has introduced a second weekly race meeting at the safest track in the state. The Healesville Greyhound Racing Club has been rewarded for its low injury record on the long, straight track – the only one of its …Read More..

An explanation of GRV’s proposed rule changes

An explanation of GRV’s proposed rule changes

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced a suite of proposed rule changes with the aim of improving animal welfare outcomes. The proposed rules are aimed at tightening regulation surrounding ownership and rehoming responsibilities and will put further responsibilities on trainers …Read More..

GRV appoints its first General Manager of Integrity

GRV appoints its first General Manager of Integrity

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) made the announcement on Monday it has appointed its first General Manager of Integrity, Shane Gillard. Under the previous structure of the authority body, integrity, racing and animal welfare all fell under the one umbrella, however, …Read More..

GRV introduces new greyhound racing hotline

GRV introduces new greyhound racing hotline

A NEW telephone hotline has been established by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) to address unlawful and suspicious activity within the greyhound racing industry. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be used …Read More..

Stewards’ wrap – prominent trainer Darren Brown suspended

Stewards’ wrap – prominent trainer Darren Brown suspended

PROMINENT Victorian greyhound trainer and breeder Darren Brown has been suspended by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) stewards after one of his greyhounds returned an out of competition swab sample to a permanently banned substance. The sample was taken from the …Read More..

Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

Seven of twelve Maturity heats won by NSW fails to get a mention

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria is currently celebrating a successful night of racing at The Meadows last Saturday, with 12 heats of the Group 1 Maturity Classic run and won. But it was what they failed to mention that caught the eye. …Read More..

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

The announcement by the Baird government that it will ban greyhound racing in New South Wales starting from the beginning of July 2017 is yet another reminder of how the sport/industry failed over a long period of time both internally …Read More..

Queensland, Victoria say greyhound racing won’t be banned

Queensland, Victoria say greyhound racing won’t be banned

The greyhound industry as we know it in NSW is over, but what about the rest of Australia? Racing Minister Grace Grace has confirmed Queensland will continue with increased vigilance in animal welfare and racing integrity, and Greyhound Racing Victoria …Read More..

Weekly Stewards wrap: Austen suspended as GRNSW open an inquiry

Weekly Stewards wrap: Austen suspended as GRNSW open an inquiry

SCOTT Austen has had an interim suspension placed on his license following a targeted welfare and integrity inspection at his Box Hill property led by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW). Members of GRNSW’s Regulatory and Welfare units attended the property, with …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Trainer disqualified over poor living conditions

Stewards wrap: Trainer disqualified over poor living conditions

DOUGLAS Blake recently faced the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for a breach of GAR 106 (1)(c) and LR 42.1. The charges stemmed from a kennel inspection by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Animal Welfare Compliance Officer Arthur Evans on …Read More..

GRV appoints new Chief Steward & Animal Welfare General Manager

GRV appoints new Chief Steward & Animal Welfare General Manager

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Karen Lees as its new Chief Steward. Lees, who has been appointed for a two-year period, takes over from Glenn Fish, who left the top job earlier in 2016 to take …Read More..

Weekly stewards wrap: more fines and disqualifications issued

Weekly stewards wrap: more fines and disqualifications issued

VICTORIAN trainer Steve Nagy faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board last Tuesday after his greyhound, Roseline, returned a urine sample which showed the presence of prohibited substance 6 alpha – Hydroxystanozolol taken at the Sale meeting on December 6, …Read More..

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GRV throw their support behind banning Irish greyhound export

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced its support to push a ban on the export of Irish greyhounds to Macau. The announcement follows recent reports which suggested that some greyhounds from Ireland had been sent to the Peninsula off the …Read More..

All Vic racing codes to be overseen by a single integrity body

All Vic racing codes to be overseen by a single integrity body

FOR the first time in history, the three racing codes in Victoria will be overseen by a single independent body to manage the integrity of the sports within the state. To be named the Victorian Racing Integrity Until, the body …Read More..

In the steward’s room – SA trainer has his penalty restarted

In the steward’s room – SA trainer has his penalty restarted

LAST Tuesday Greyhound Racing South Australia officers attended the property of trainer Duncan Stewart for a routine kennel inspection. During their time at the property, disqualified person Michael Stewart was located on the premises who was deemed to be in …Read More..

Britton urges participants to have their say at industry workshop

Britton urges participants to have their say at industry workshop

LEADING trainer Rob Britton has urged all participants to head to The Meadows this Sunday and have their say on the future of the industry when Greyhound Racing Victoria hosts its second Stakeholder Engagement Workshop. Britton is a member of …Read More..

There’s engagement but no enlightenment in greyhound racing

There’s engagement but no enlightenment in greyhound racing

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria has just conducted a thing called an Engagement Workshop, mainly to do with trialling tracks. We know that because a lengthy media release told us so. It is one of a series on various subjects and some …Read More..

In the steward’s room – two disqualified for amphetamine offences

In the steward’s room – two disqualified for amphetamine offences

TWO trainers have been slapped with bans after their greyhounds returned positive samples to the prohibited substance Amphetamine. On February 11, South Australian trainer Michele Famiglietti was informed that his greyhound Are Ate had shown the presence of Amphetamine in …Read More..

Craig Monigatti appointed the new manager at Warrnambool

Craig Monigatti appointed the new manager at Warrnambool

FORMER Carlton Blues Football IT Manager Craig Monigatti has been appointed as the new manager of the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) announced the decision on Friday following the hugely successful Cup and Classic night on Wednesday …Read More..

$12,000 raised for the RSL through GRV’s Red Dog Run

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A MASSIVE $12,000 has been raised through Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) Red Dog Run, with the proceeds going to the RSL’s 2016 Anzac Appeal. The inaugural Red Dog Run saw GRV donate $250 to help current and former members of …Read More..

GRV show support for the ANZACs through 2016 Red Dog Run

GRV show support for the ANZACs through 2016 Red Dog Run

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) have announced the industry will be supporting the RSL’s 2016 ANZAC appeal through the ‘Red Dog Run’ which is set to be staged in the week leading up to Anzac Day. Following along the same lines …Read More..

Stewards wrap: QLD trainers cleared over Pentobarbitone anomaly

Stewards wrap: QLD trainers cleared over Pentobarbitone anomaly

QUEENSLAND trainer Clarence Wilcox recently fronted a Racing Queensland (RQ) inquiry after a urine sample from his greyhound Asa Top Agent showed the presence of the prohibited substance Pentobarbitone when it won at Townsville on November 26, 2015. Confirmatory analysis …Read More..

Stewards wrap: Participants found guilty in Il Bacaro inquiry

Stewards wrap: Participants found guilty in Il Bacaro inquiry

LEADING trainer Anthony Azzopardi is one of five people to have been found guilty by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Stewards as a part of the Il Bacaro inquiry. Azzopardi was the licensed trainer of the greyhounds Il Bacaro and Asa …Read More..

Dyna Double One takes out 2016 Australian Cup

Dyna Double One takes out 2016 Australian Cup

DYNA Double One became just the third greyhound to break the $1 million mark in the history of greyhound racing on Saturday night when taking out the Group 1 Australian Cup at The Meadows. Starting from box two in the …Read More..

Stewards wrap- WA trainer disqualified for amphetamine possession

Stewards wrap- WA trainer disqualified for amphetamine possession

IT has been a busy few weeks in stewards rooms around Australia, with several participants facing the respective authority bodies over a range of prohibited substance and misconduct offences. Last week, WA owner/trainer/attendant Joshua Jovanovic faced Racing Wagering Western Australia …Read More..

Advertisers, readers out of pocket as NGF enters administration

Advertisers, readers out of pocket as NGF enters administration

National Greyhound Form PTY LTD has been placed into administration with many people in the industry left out of pocket after the abrupt disappearance of Hotdogs.com.au and print publication National Greyhound Form. Paid-up subscribers have flooded social media sites and …Read More..

When it hots up, greyhound racing gets wobbly

When it hots up, greyhound racing gets wobbly

LAST Sunday, with bushfires everywhere, Sale went within a whisker of breaking a 52 years old record for its hottest day ever – 40.8 degrees. Yet that night they ran the four heats of the Sale Cup over the testing …Read More..

If you want eggs, first get a hen

If you want eggs, first get a hen

IN RACING, when trouble strikes, it’s become fashionable to call in either lawyers or management consultants, both of which can be very expensive to hire. Yet it is hard to see where anyone gets their money’s worth. When the Productivity …Read More..

 

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