Bruce Teague

Gilding the lily on greyhound tracks

NSW track improvements are well on the way, according to three recent media announcements by GRNSW, one with the Racing Minister in tow. The last...

Traralgon a risky guide

It’s early days at the new Traralgon track but we need to talk about it for a few reasons. First, how is the new track...

Greyhounds Victoria is kidding us – right?

Maybe there’s a bit more to the GRV experiment with 6-dog races for Maidens over 12 weeks or so later this year – quite apart...
Sandown

It’s time to grasp a greyhound nettle

I am going in here where angels fear to tread. But somebody has to do something about this. There’s no more room left under the...

Old times – New times

The novel nature of The Phoenix has to be a major highlight of the year, not just because of the cash but due to the...

How the Hobart Thousand finished

Since we spoke about Tasmanian form the other day, it is appropriate to record that the Hobart Thousand has been run and won nicely by...

Tasmanian greyhounds spoils the fun – again

Well, blow me down – again. It’s not long since I listed some serious problems with the results posted for Tasmania’s Devonport Cup. Now, it...

Horses to copy greyhounds – perhaps

Four years after the greyhounds took the plunge, the gallops have finally started to move on whole-of-life tracking, attempting to counteract adverse reports on ex-racers...
Sale greyhounds

NSW greyhound racing clutching at straws

One of the wonders of the greyhound industry is that any old town could sponsor a greyhound club/track and, with the arrival of the TAB,...

Searching For The Truth In Greyhound Racing

It’s not easy to keep up, particularly in Victoria. I am reminded of the writings of Sir Walter Scott (1808), helped along by Shakespeare: “Oh,...
TAB

Can Tabcorp’s revamp help greyhound racing?

The endless Tabcorp saga continues unabated. Once the sole provider of life to the racing industry, it’s now just one of many players. We have...

Mug gamblers sustaining greyhound racing

It’s pretty amazing. Greyhounds Victoria has suddenly found more than $10m extra to boost prize money after first rejecting complaints from the local GOBTA (representing...

Greyhound Racing Victoria mishandles a PR j-curve

The GRV publicity machine has been working overtime in recent months in an effort to counter past and possible future criticism of industry performance –...

Somersaults continued ….

It seems that my recent article (Olympic Standard Somersault) crossed in the ether with an informative item from GRV containing more details of the upcoming...

Olympic standard somersault at the dogs

Often I wonder why state authorities make something hard when it would be dead simple to make it easy. Share the worry, so to speak....

Tabcorp about to take a punt

Anyone remember those heady days when you could do the rounds of the betting ring and pick out the bookie offering the best price? A...
Sandown Cup greyhounds

One greyhound disease is spreading worldwide

It seems that the New Zealand greyhound industry is under the pump as it processes yet another review, this time by the Racing Minister. According...
Sandown Cup greyhounds

How long should the ancient two airline policy apply to greyhound racing?

Bravo to Lynton Hogan, President of the Victorian GOBTA (Greyhound Owners, Breeders, Trainers Association) for taking on the state authority (GRV) about the declining returns...

Greyhound transparency lost in translation

Just a couple of weeks ago I highlighted the reluctance of state authorities to tell the public and industry participants what was going on. They...
Knight Sprite

Do greyhound bosses read the newspapers?

Yet again, the failure of greyhound authorities to present the industry’s case has opened the way to naysayers and racing opponents to belittle the code,...

Do greyhound fans need to know?

Here’s something from an editorial in The Australian on 7 June 2021. “The essential work of journalism at its very best, and its most important,...

Speeding lessons at Sandown dogs

Extraordinary! Wednesday’s interesting Speed Star series at Sandown displayed some sparkling form, led in by Aston Rupee over 515m (29.06 – record 28.90) and Zipping...
Sandown Cup betting

Greyhounds’ Sandown Cup – A four part story

Dirty Language Before talking about the actual race, can we move to the steward’s report on the Cup final and make some editorial points. Here...
Sandown Cup betting

The greyhound you would want in your kennel

Call him anything you like but for my money this is the leader of the “Warrior” class. Some may be nippier. Some may run a...

Greyhound progress – late but welcome

Wonderful news for the Upper Hunter town of Muswellbrook. An unknown amount of cash (out of the $30m or so donated by the NSW government...