Greyhound racing in time: Fabregal’s record run breaks, Mr Metz Dapto furore

Fabregal
Fabregal

2017

2016

  • Kilty Express win the Group 1 Maturity Classic providing Ray Drew and family their biggest win after a lifetime of greyhound training.
  • Fabregal’s remarkable record of 34 races in succession without missing place comes to a narrow end when she runs fourth at Sandown Park.

2015

  • Bruce Teague takes a looks at some key vital signs to investigate the health of greyhound racing in the wake of the live baiting fiasco and the early signs are not good.
  • Trainer Caroline Hughes is hopeful Shesa Felon can win the Group 3 Laurie Healion Memorial final at .

2014

  • Victorian greyhound trainer Tony Vass is disqualified for two months over a positive swab to an anti-inflammatory from one of his greyhounds.
  • Rob Sheeley previews the two heats of the Queensland Distance Championships heats that include Hougenie, Wag Tail, Rain Stream and Set Her Again
  • Duncan Stearn takes a look at this greyhound racing week in history including the 1939 establishment of the NSW , ’s 1998 win, and the then record sale of Farrago in 1951 for a price of 4,000 guineas.
  • Bruce Teague takes a close look at the ongoing issue of interference in greyhound races and wonders if track changes are making things better or worse?
  • Clarinda Campbell previews the South Australian heats at Angle Park with Token McLaren, Long Gully Surf, Psychotic Gold and Zara McLaren engaged.

2011

  • Duncan Stearn celebrates the career of one of Australian greyhound racing’s greats, triple age classic winner Satan’s Legend.

2010

  • Fifty three greyhounds nominate for the SA National Sprint and Distance Championships at Angle Park including Boozeroo, Smooth Character and Texas Tiger.
  • GRNSW refuse the application from Ray King for a kennel attendant’s licence to handle his wife’s greyhounds as the fallout is still felt decades later from the ICAC inquiry and Chief Steward Rodney Potter scandal of the late 1990’s.
  • Michael Radley has Winsome Gun all the rage for the semi finals of the Group 3 Laurie Healion Memorial at The Gardens.
  • Controversy embroils the running of the Dapto MegaStar final where the trained Mr Metz wins the $25,000 to the winner final despite weighing in 2.5kg heavier than his last recorded weight, and GRNSW Stewards allow the greyhound to start.

2009

  • The new association between the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club and Capalaba greys appears to pay dividends when the straight track club acquires eight sponsors in 24 hours.

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