Greyhound Racing History

Zambora Brockie faces yet another ‘box’ hurdle in Ballarat Cup

TOP class sprinter Zambora Brockie recently failed as the punter’s elect in the Melbourne Cup (515m), and became the 21st successive greyhound to be defeated...
1966 Melbourne Cup

Flashback to the 1966 Melbourne Cup

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,...

Straight track match racing, a test of both speed and strength

AFTER Healesville, the premier straight track in the country, conducted its showcase Cup day on Sunday September 11, it’s worth remembering that in past decades...

Reprising the Top Linen (NSW) vs Rookie Rebel (VIC) Match Race

LAST Tuesday marked the 58 year anniversary of one of the most eagerly awaited contests in the history of greyhound racing – a match race...

Lochinvar Brogue revives memories of past ‘slow’ starters

WHEN the Robert Smith-trained brindle dog Lochinvar Brogue finally broke through for his maiden victory at his eighth race attempt, at Gosford on May 10,...

Unsung ‘heroes’ join a select band of greyhound greats

ANYBODY looking through the form for the Sandown meeting on Thursday night (April 14) might have noticed two greyhounds drawn to compete who, between them,...

Vince Curry dead heat a rarity in Australian greyhound racing

THE amazing dead-heat between kennelmates Split Image (box 4) and Paua To Avoid (box 8) in the final of the Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial...

Dyna Double One sets rare record breaking double

THE incredible dual track record performance by champion sprinter turned middle distance star Dyna Double One is, I believe, unique in the annals of greyhound...

Secret Spell attempting a rare double in Cranbourne Cup final

THE classy Secret Spell is deservedly one of the favourites to take out the final of this year’s Group 2 Cranbourne Cup, and with a...

The 1974 Summer Cup: Clash of the Titans

THE final of the 1974 Summer Cup, run over the gruelling 732 metres distance on the grass at Harold Park, produced one of the most...