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

Fabregal
Fabregal

2017

  • The Jeff Britton trained Mepunga Blazer takes out the Group 1 Maturity Classic at The Meadows.
  • Zinzan Brooke takes out the Group 2 Shepparton Cup for husband and wife trainers Jamie and Brooke Ennis.

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 The Gardens.

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 National 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 GBOTA, Faithful Hawk’s 1998 Young Star Classic 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 National Distance Championship 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 Ron Ball 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 immediate dividends when the straight track club acquires eight sponsors in 24 hours.