KEITH and Lisa Hellmuth have their fingers crossed that injury woes with their promising sprinter Jacqui Blax are a thing of the past heading into Sunday’s Group 2 Laurels Classic heats at Sandown Park. Since making the move to the …Read More..
THE modern-day Melbourne Cup kicked off in 1956 and since then has arguably become the most sought-after race to win on the greyhound racing calendar, much like its horse racing counterpart. A decade later and its already impressive history was …Read More..
IT’S All Talk will be aiming to maintain her unbeaten record when she contests Thursday’s Group 2 Laurels Classic (515 metres) at Sandown Park. The Angela Galea-trained bitch has made a perfect start to her career thus far, winning her …Read More..
FOUR semi-finals of the Group 2 Laurels Classic (515 metres) will be run at Sandown Park on Sunday afternoon featuring some of the most exciting young bitches in training. The favourites for the $50,000-to-the-winner series are It’s All Talk and …Read More..
Group 2 races feature the best greyhounds chasing some lucrative coin, with the events being a step down from the most prestigious races on the calendar, Group 1 events. Group 2 races include country cups held at provincial venues around …Read More..
IT’S the first day of 2015 and what better way to start the year than backing some winners at Sandown tonight! Best Bet: Race 11: Caustic Bale Best Value: Race 5: Frank Furter Quaddie: Leg 1: 1,3,4,5,6 – Leg 2: …Read More..
Lamia Bale recorded her second Group victory within the space of 10 days when she took out this afternoon’s Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown Park. Drawn in box six, the brindle daughter of High Earner and Maple Bale began …Read More..
Lady Ronray will be the sole NSW representative when she exits box seven in this Sunday’s Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown Park. Trained at Menangle Park by Ray Steele and owned by his wife Irena, Lady Ronray is one …Read More..
The semi-finals of the Group Two Laurels Classic take place on Sunday afternoon at Sandown. There was plenty of action in last week’s heats with Mepunga Mia emerging as the fastest heat winner after a smart 29.35 run. She will …Read More..
Lamia Bale was ultra impressive at her first start over the middle distance last Thursday when claiming her heat of the Group Three Sir John Dillon Memorial in emphatic fashion. Starting from box two, the Steve Collins trained bitch went …Read More..
Are the AGRA national ratings useful, or even true reflections of ability? Figures to the end of November are just out and that order will be pretty close to the final 2014 count. They allocate points from first to eighth …Read More..
Victorian syndicate manager Hays Bailey is sitting on cloud nine at present, having notched up his first Group One win on Saturday night with brilliant sprinter Lucy Lobster. Bailey formed a syndicate with his fellow university students and friends, switching …Read More..
Despite the fact that smart chaser Senor Slamma has won four races in succession, Leith trainer Gary Johnson is not overly confident that the greyhound can extend the winning streak in the $7,150 M A Morgan St Leger (461 metres), …Read More..
The Horsham and Temora Cup finals, run over the last weekend, produced two fairly rare occurrences: a track record in the former (Crump), and an equal track record in the latter (My Kinda Music). These performances followed on from the …Read More..
The Australian Cup carnival at The Meadows moves into full swing on Saturday, with eight heats of the 2014 Group One Australian Cup being conducted on a big night of racing that also includes the heats of the Super Stayer’s …Read More..
Under normal circumstances, if you had a Victorian Greyhound of the Year finalist and two Group One starters in the space of a fortnight, it would be fair to assume that you had two greyhounds at the peak of their …Read More..
New Years Day will see six heats of the Group 2 Ken Hickey Concreting Cranbourne Cup take place. The race carries a first prize of $43,750.00 and is run over the 520 metre distance. The track record for the 520 …Read More..
Dyna Nalin’s win in the 2013 Sale Cup was not only a gutsy one, but also a much improved run – from 37.53 in its heat to 37.27 in the final. It had faded in the heat, as well as …Read More..
Tonight’s Laurels Classic final has well and truly been overshadowed by the other big group race on tonight, the 2013 Sale Cup. However there will be more than a few breeders, owners and trainers will be hoping they can etch …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..
An interesting sidelight to last Thursday’s Hobart Thousand was the interaction between dogs’ running styles, the way the race was run, and the nature of the track. First, Paw Licking excelled itself out of the box and in the run …Read More..
The Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup heats will be run on Wednesday night over the tough 650 metre trip. A number of noted stayers have been drawn amongst the six heats. The final will be run on Boxing …Read More..
Group 3 Schweppes Summer Cup winner Dyna Willow’s kennel representative Tammy Collins summed up how happy connections were with the victory in three simple words. “We are stoked.” What was most pleasing for the camp is that the daughter of …Read More..
Wagga Wagga based trainer Shannon Ellis and Booming Bennett have got a big month ahead of them if Ellis’ plans all fall into place. Booming Bennett, a two year old black bitch by Lochinvar Marlow ex. Bouncing Bunny, trialled at …Read More..
From owning a finalist in the Group 1 Bold Trease just over a week ago, to qualifying three runners in Monday night’s $10,000 to the winner Soldiers Saddle final as a trainer, there’s no doubting that Toby Weekes is riding …Read More..
Devon Meadows mentor Paul Anderton must wake up each morning this week and pinch himself. In late July, a thirty two kilo dog that he he had reared as a pup called Shifty Sticka, returned to his kennel with two …Read More..
Londonderry trainer Majella Ferguson is on the comeback from a quiet few months in the training department, with a small kennel that is certainly proving to be a case of quality over quantity. Exciting prospect Cyclone Simone has made an …Read More..
Continuing our series on suggested changes to racing rules, here are a few more to go with those we wrote about on October 3rd (Items 1, 2 and 3). These are partly rules as such and partly recommended practices. Indeed, …Read More..
Gunda Bale caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Macro Meats Laurels when the rank outsider proved too good at Sandown Park tonight. With first split record holder Purcell Bale missing the start from box 2, …Read More..