Greyhound racing in time: Graeme Bate at the peak of his game in 2011

Shereen Bale
Shereen Bale

2017

  • Trainer Tony Brett says there’s plenty ready to take his place as Fast Times is withdrawn from the Queensland National Sprint Championship heats.

2016

  • Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) appoints Shane Gillard as its first General Manager of Integrity.
  • Ray Drew and family celebrate the Group 1 Maturity Classic win of Kilty Express.
  • Duncan Stearn takes issue with constantly repeated “fake news” regarding greyhound racing around the world and particularly in reference to USA greyhound raacing.

2014

  • Rob Sheeley previews the $25,000 to the winner Group 3 Darwin Cup final field.
  • Dimity Maher previews the Group 3 Laurie Healion Memorial final from The Gardens.

2013

  • Bruce Teague puts the basket case which is Queensland Racing firmyl in his sights.
  • Can Ritza Hattie go though the Group 3 Laurie Healion Memorial series undefeated.
  • Robin Wilson discusses the prospects of quality Tasmanian broodbitch It’s A She providing both the Tasmanian National Sprint and Distance Championship representatives.

2011

  • Now disgraced Victorian greyhound trainer Graeme Bate was at the peak of his powers when training the quinella of the Group 1 Maturity Classic with Shereen Bale beating Stefan Bale.
  • The Rob Redenbach trained Shimaguni wins the Group 3 AWM Distance Championship The Meadows.

2009

  • Queen Lauryn overcomes a defeat in the heats to win the Group 3 Darwin Cup final in track record time.
  • Half sisters Green Lee and Surin’ Sal quinella the feature sprint final at Casino greyhounds.
  • Forty seven nominations have been received for the Queensland National Sprint and Distance Championship heats at Albion Park.
  • GRNSW release the list of 38 greyhounds to contest the NSW National Sprint Championship heats, while 16 dogs will fight it out in the NSW National Distance Championship heats.
  • Angle Park will host 58 dogs to contest the South Australian National Sprint and Distance Championship heats.

2008

  • Sandown and The Meadows will share the Victorian National Sprint and Distance Championship heats with dogs the calibre of One Tree Hill, Lilley Criminal and Sky Hazzard engaged.
  • In the years before the AGRA controlled the group racing calendar, Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club released the dates for its group races for the coming racing year.
  • GRSA announces the 45 greyhounds set to contest the SA National Sprint and Distance Championship heats at Angle Park.
  • Stayer Sky Hazzard wins his second consecutive AWM Distance Championship final at The Meadows for trainer Don Hazzard.
  • Greyhounds Queensland announce that Albion Park greyhounds will commence to race additional meetings on a Tuesday night.

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