Greyhound Racing History

Queensland greyhound racing

Cyndie’s Magic carves out unique distance final record

It’s noteworthy that since the turn of the century the Queensland all-distance champion Cyndie’s Magic is the only greyhound which has managed to make the...
Token Prince wins Sapphire

Token Prince: five Group finals in a short career

IT was the peak achievement of his short but spectacular career. When the undefeated NSW sprinter Token Prince (Malawi’s Prince x True Temptation) scored a...
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The Smoother: A fast and furious six-month career

NOW known as the Peter Mosman Classic, in honour of the former highly-respected GBOTA Chairman who sadly passed away in 1987, this great race for...
Dotie Wilson

Remembering the career of dual Gold Cup winner Dotie Wilson

JUST as many racehorses appear to run better at some tracks than others, so it is with many greyhounds. When night racing was conducted at...
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Australian greyhound racing celebrates its 90th anniversary

GREYHOUND racing behind a mechanical lure took place for the first time on Australian soil on a cold Saturday night May 28, 1927. Yet that...
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Corcoran: Sandown Cup victory propelled him to stardom

THE Sandown Cup has always been one of the great distance events on the Australian calendar, but before the Group racing era commenced the race...
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Dawn Mini joins a rare group

DAWN Mini’s victory in the Ladies Bracelet final at Wentworth Park at what was her 114th start has placed her in sixth position on what...

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...