TheNSW greyhound industry was shocked to find a trainer had been found to have used a cattle prod on a greyhound in the starting boxes and called on the person to be named and shamed. The culprit was later found to be Robert Newstead who was referred to police and received a 15 month disqualification from GRNSW.
Australian Racing Greyhound pokes a bit of fun at the growing trend of steward’s inquiries to refer only to “incidents” without detailing the actual issues.
It was back in 2009 when the current trend of bookmakers taking naming rights at tracks was started by Tabcorp in harness racing. ARG wondered if it might have been the answer for the embattled Gardens greyhounds and the NSW NCA. Well as it turned out the NCA didn’t survive and its not Tabcorp’s name on the track, it’s Ladbrokes.