Todays greyhound time: Black Magic Opal injured, Burn One Down downed

Black Magic Opal


  • Burn One Down remained favourite for the G3 2017 Destini Fireball Starers at the Meadows despite being beaten by Billy's Bake in the heats.
  • Dennis Trewin was giving Dyna Jerry a chance in the G1 final after he upset the favourites winning his semi final at 50/1.


  • The Rob Britton trained Rippin Hayne came right in to G1 Maturity Classic final calculations after a 29.82 semi final win.


  • Trainer David Pringle has high hopes for his G3 Series semi final winner Movie Fever.
  • The dire situation facing racing in Queensland started to emerge after the board was sacked and KPMG found a $12M loss on the books


  • Duncan Stearn takes us way back in greyhound history looking at the notable races and dogs to have raced this week in the past decades.
  • Online bookmakers have installed Schroder Bale as clear favourite for the G1 Maturity Classic final.


  • Black Magic Opal fractures a metacarpal in his semi final of the G1 Maturity Classic and according to trainer Jason Thompson was facing three months on the sidelines. Black Magic Opal raced again within nine weeks, winning his next nine races straight.
  • Australian Racing Greyhound takes a look at the career of 2004 Hobart Thousand winner Regent Thunder who suddenly passed away aged 11 years of age.


  • announce the introduction of the follow on or “finish on” lure at Mt Gambier greyhounds after successfully implementing the lure system at Angle Park and .
  • Trainers Ken Gill and Neil Mann train doubles at the SA coursing meeting at Virginia.
  • Bruce Teague rates the current state of play in greyhound racing nationally surprisingly scoring breeding and welfare issues as seven out of ten, which perhaps goes someway to explaining how the industry was blindsided by events in 2015 and the following NSW greyhound ban.
  • Peter Oliver takes a look at the success being enjoyed by ex Tasmanian greyhounds who have furthered their chasing careers by moving to West Australia.


  • Back while the now defunct NSW NCA was running the show, The Gardens greyhound track undergoes the second major redevelopment moving the 413m boxes to create a 400m start that still exists today; although many would argue it is still not right.


  • Ex You One was the most impressive winner of the night from the Gosford greyhounds meeting for owner and trainer Craig Shelton.


  • The sale of greyhound artificial insemination business Frozen Puppies to ASX listed gene technology company Genetic Technologies was revealed.
  • John Carruthers was adamant Borat would win the Cup after annexing the National Capital Distance Championship at the now closed ACT greyhound track.
  • The Barry Hall trained dog was the standout performer from the night at Rockhampton greyhound races from Callaghan Park.
  • Chloe Milne wins her fourth race to become Mudgee greyhound trainer Robert Milne's winningest greyhound of his then short training career.
  • The John Carmody trained greyhound On The Case was playing an instrumental role in the support and rehabilitation of injured police constable Cameron Butcher
  • Australian Racing Greyhound takes a look at the up and coming young greyhounds engaged in the Stan Cassidy Memorial Stake final at Bathurst greyhounds
  • Greyhound trainers Peter McAlister and Maureen West both trained doubles at the Armidale greyhounds meeting where only one local trainer was successful
  • Bryan had a successful day out at Dubbo greyhounds Dawson Park, training a double on the card.
  • The racing career of budding New Zealand greyhound star comes to an abrupt halt after a heavy fall at . Cawbourne Jessie would go on to have four litters after transferring back to Australia.