What you may have missed: Cannington conducts final meeting
CANNINGTON conducted its final race meeting on Saturday night after 40 years of operation. Greyhounds WA were forced to make the decision to relocate due to high rental payments at the current venue.
The track has hosted some of the sports best ever greyhounds, including local superstar Miata, with it flagship event being the Group 1 Perth Cup worth $140,000 to the winner.
The new Cannington track is expected to be completed by the end of August, with Northam and Mandurah to conduct extra meetings during the interim period.
The facility, which cost an estimated $14 million dollars to construct, will conduct races over 380m, 520m, 600m and 715m.
NSW TAB Dates Announced
Greyhound Racing NSW have finalised their TAB dates schedule, with some major changes occurring for 2015/16 season.
– Metropolitan A2 meetings at Wentworth Park will move from a Friday evening to Wednesday evening.
– TAB meetings at Bulli will move from Wednesday evenings to Friday evenings.
– TAB C meetings will be removed from Wentworth Park on a Monday night and distributed to A1 and A2 meetings, including conducting 11 race programs.
– Grafton will replace Monday night Wentworth Park TAB C meetings.
– TAB C meetings at Maitland will be removed from Wednesday afternoons.
Several of the states feature races will continue to be conducted on a Friday evening and where nominations permit, while 11 race cards will also be held across a variety of tracks.
These changes come into effect from 1 July, 2015.
Blue Paws Scheme Ceases Operation
Greyhound Racing New South Wales has made the decision to suspend the blue paws breeding program after it was found the program didn't coincide with the National Welfare Strategy.
Some of the key reasons included the state's purpose of decreasing the number of greyhounds that are deemed unsuitable for racing and to prevent over-breeding practices.
The program has been in operation since 2006 and was implemented to encourage and rewards participants breeding successes.
GRNSW will offer refunds to registered greyhounds which have raced since 1 January 2015 and never won a TAB race, or unnamed Blue Paws registered greyhounds which are under two years of age on 30 June, 2015.
Run of the Week:
Not only did Dyna Double One take ground off freakish kennel mate Fernando Bale in last week's Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic, but he then backed up five days later at Albion Park and ran the hands of the clock, recording a track record time of 29.51.
Leading all the way and scoring by nine and a quarter lengths from box eight, team Dailly look set to continue their interstate Group race domination, qualifying both their runners for next week's Group 1 Winter Cup final.
Check out his tremendous victory from box eight below:
Dyna Double One is expected to start a short priced favourite in this week's final.
Lock In Your Diary:
2 July – Group 1 Garrards Winter Cup Final – 520m – Albion Park
2 July – Group 2 McKenna Memorial Heats – 595m – Sandown Park