The NSW GBOTA controlled NSW Greyhound Alliance makes a show of announcing a legal challenge to the Special Commission Of Inquiry’s McHugh Report in the NSW Supreme Court. The action was later dropped for reasons that were never fully explained to the industry.
Roger Clark talks breeding and takes a look at a recently whelped litter by Golden Easter Egg winner Don’t Knocka Him.
Bruce Teague wonders why the industry is not sending out the message to the public that its swabbing and integrity programs are working, and the sport is racing clean? The message seems even more relevant in hindsight given events that would unfold in 2015; and the demonisation of participants that was allowed to flourish, due in no small part to the lack of public engagement from the sports leader bodies historically.
Seventy four year old Barry Moloney experiences his biggest thrill in greyhound racing hen Marcus Joe wins the Group 1 Maturity Class at The Meadows.
The Victorian Government make a bit of a show of inviting Tabcoro, Tatts and Ladbrokes to tender for the states retail TAB wagering licence. No one is shocked when the incumbent Tabcorp are awarded the 12 year licence.
Local stayer Seminole is aiming to win four Albion Park staying races in succession at race start 136 for trainer Michael Thrupp.
GRV announce increases to the GOBIS and VBIS breeder incentive schemes, but quite prophetically for something written all the way back in 2009; Australian Racing Greyhound ask is appropriate to have an breeders incentive schemes in place, while at the same time proactively discouraging breeding?
The final stage of the Gosford greyhounds $900,000 redevelopment is completed to much fanfare. Fast forward nine years and another $750,000 has needed to be spent to fix initial errors and mismanagement of the “new” track. Was it money well spent?
In a move that always seemed a little odd and destined for a short life span, the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club announces it will take over the administration Queensland’s only straight track at Capalaba.