Warrnambool Greyhound Club Takes Track Criticism To Heart

Proof positive that the Australian Racing Greyhound.com Greyhound Racing Tips are being widely read and that our opinions are both frank and forthright, comes from South West Victoria’s own Warrnambool Standard this week.

In an article entitled “Dog club says track safer, still competitive despite claim of bias”, Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club’s Secretary Manager, Matt Ansell has felt the need to respond to our Warrnambool track summary from our free greyhound racing tips for Wednesday 11th March 2009.

In that summary, we summarised the new Warrnambool track this way :

Warrnambool was redeveloped in 2008 to remove much of the bias and interference that occured on the old “egg” shaped track. Unfortunately while inteference has been reduced, “transition turns” have turned the track in to a leader biased procession. In almost all races the winner comes from the greyhound in front about 50m from the boxes. Only strong railing greyhounds can make ground from behind and wide runners are decidedly disadvantaged. The red box is favoured over all distances.

Despite the fact Australian Racing Greyhound have written several articles about the new Warrnambool track, including this one : New Track Continues GRV’s Love Affair With Early Pace; the Warrnambool Standard’s Jared Lynch and Warrnambool Greyhound Club’s Matt Ansell have chosen to focus on just one paragraph from our free greyhound tips, and were so moved by the criticism that they felt the need to repond. Why?

Did Australian Racing Greyhound strike a nerve with our comments?

Does this “track controversy” and resulting free publicity have anything to do with the impending Warrnambool Cup and Warrnambool Classic Carnivals that start in just over 4 weeks from now?

That’s something only Warrnambool Greyhound Club can answer, but we should be fair and let the Warrnambool track speak for itself.

Maybe Australian racing Greyhound is wrong and we have unfairly tarnished to the good name of the Warrnambool greyhound track, or more importanly questioned the outcome for a $2 million spend of Victorian greyhound industry money?

So let’s look at last Wednesday night’s Warrnambool greyhound racing results :

    Race 1

  • First section leader : Box 1
  • Second section leader : Box 1
  • Winner : Box 1
    Race 2

  • First section leader : Box 4
  • Second section leader : Box 1
  • Winner : Box 1
    Race 3

  • First section leader : Box 5
  • Second section leader : Box 5
  • Winner : Box 6 – leaders collide on the first corner giving 6 the run
    Race 4

  • First section leader : Box 3
  • Second section leader : Box 3
  • Winner : Box 3
    Race 5

  • First section leader : Box 1
  • Winner : Box 8 – early leader checked on the corner
    Race 6

  • First section leader : Box 1
  • Second section leader : Box 1
  • Winner : Box 6 – leader did not run the journey out
    Race 7

  • First section leader : Box 3
  • Second section leader : Box 2
  • Winner : Box 2
    Race 8

  • First section leader : Box 2
  • Second section leader : Box 2
  • Winner : Box 2
    Race 9

  • First section leader : Box 3
  • Winner : Box 2 – leader threw the race away running wide in to the straight
    Race 10

  • First section leader : Box 7
  • Second section leader : Box 7
  • Winner : Box 7
    Race 11

  • First section leader : Box 2
  • Second section leader : Box 2
  • Winner : Box 2
    Race 12

  • First section leader : Box 5
  • Second section leader : Box 5
  • Winner : Box 5

The results clearly speak for themselves.

More importantly, how did Australian Racing Greyhound go with our tipping at Warrnambool greyhounds last week?

We invested $500 each at Betfair, Centrebet, Iasbet, Sportingbet and Sportsbet for a collect over $5,000 from each bookmaker, for a total win on the night from our Warrnambool greyhound tips of more than $24,500 from our $2,500 outlay. Certainly better than bank interest.

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