Greyhound racing in time: Barcia Bale beats Bale & Bale, Mogambo’s record

Don't Knocka Him
Don’t Knocka Him

2016

  • 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.

2015

  • Rob Britton was confident his charges would perform well in the upcoming Victorian National Sprint and Distance Championship heats at Sandown and The Meadows.

2014

  • The Victorian National Distance Championship heats were chock full of group race performers including Mepunga Tiara, Dyna Willow, Sweet It Is and Xylia Allen.

2013

  • 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.

2012

  • It’s Bale, Bale Bale, and Barcia Bale leads home a Paul Wheeler trifecta in the Group 1 Maturity Classic.
  • He Knows Uno cracks the $400,000 in prize money by taking out the Group 2 AWM Distance Title at The Meadows.

2012

  • South Australian trainer Peter Jovanovic fails in an attempt to have a four month disqualification for a positive swab reduced on appeal.
  • Oaks Road wins the $25,000 to the winner invitational seeded Dapto MegaStar final for trainer Mark Gatt.

2010

  • 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.

2009

  • 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.

2008

    • Red Bikini won the feature staying race at the City of Lismore Lions Club fund raising night at Lismore greys.
    • Central Coast trainer Tony Duggan trained a winning litter double when litter sisters Julia Gee & McKew both won at Gosford greys.
    • Eight local pubs re getting behind the Hotel Challenge Series being run at Maitland greyhounds.
    • Trainer Darren McDonald announces the retirement to stud of his 2007 Group 1 Melbourne Cup winner Shanlyn Prince.
    • Cindy’s Shelby wins the Group 2 Young Star Classic at Wentworth Park for trainer Deen Parkinson.
    • The Reg Kay trained and Julie Edmonson owned Made To Size wins he Group 1 Winter Cup at Albion Park.
    • Sandown Greyhound Racing Club relinquish the rotational running of the Group 1 Topgun with the race to be solely run at The Meadows in the future.
    • Cheryl Bradley and Mick Niele train doubles at the Temora greys meeting.
    • The Jamie Ennis trained Mogambo smashes the Ballarat 550m track record running 30.64 to beat the previous mark set by the Jason Thompson’s Clair Maude (30.88sec).
    • The NSW GHRRA greens lights elective swab testing of greyhounds by participants.
    • The Massina family had a successful day out at the Charlton coursing taking out the feature event with Shoshone.
    • Charity greyhound On The Case continues her remarkable form for the Butcher family at Cannington.
    • Dancing Lights is seeking to win the second leg of the TriStar Series at Ballarat greyhounds.
    • Coonamble greyhound Jamberoo Julie returned to her best form winning at the Dubbo greyhound meeting.
    • The Rob Halliday trained Tickets Please wins the Anniversary Cup final at Mount Gambier greyhounds.
    • The Orange slipping track is helping local greyhound trainers since the Orange track closed in 2005.

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