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Acclaim Star

Brisbane Cup 1979 – Acclaim Star stars at the GABBA

On the eve of the 2016 G1 Brisbane Cup, Australian Racing Greyhound takes a look back to 1979 when the race was won by arguably...
Anthony Azzopardi with Zambora Brockie

Can Zambora Brockie overcome history to win the Melbourne Cup?

THIS year’s Melbourne Cup final will be the 21st time the race has been conducted over the 515m distance at Sandown Park. Zambora Brockie has...

Speed may become an irrelevance in racing’s future

WHILE greyhound people in NSW are effectively labeled by the state premier and much of his ruling party as being incapable of following animal welfare...

Bomber collects the ‘mainland metro set’ with Winter Cup heat win

WHEN Victorian speedster Blazin’ Bomber (Kinloch Brae x Absolute Stunna) took out his heat of the Group 1 Winter Cup over 520m at Albion Park...

Why are we risking the welfare of the breed for pure speed?

HAS our uniquely Australian obsession with breeding for speed led to weaker greyhounds? Are we far too obsessed by track records and ever faster times?...

The tales of the underdogs and their huge odds

THE victory by Bells Are Ringin’ in last Thursday’s Group 1 Sandown Cup, at official odds of $38.40, although Sportsbet, for example, had her at...

Dyna Double One’s Australian Cup win equals 58-year-old record

THE brilliant come-from-behind victory by the Andrea Dailly-trained Dyna Double One in the $250,000-to-the-winner final of the Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) at the Meadows...

Chief Havoc: considered by some as the greatest ever

WHEN the Australian Greyhound Racing Association (AGRA) introduced honorary membership to the Group Racing Hall of Fame, the first three greyhounds inducted as honorary members...

Xylia Allen Joins Zoom Top In Historic Performance

Xylia Allen may have failed to win the National Distance Championship final at Cannington, but by running second she did succeed in becoming Australia’s highest...

Background To The National Sprint Championship

Cannington plays host to National Sprint Championship final in 2014 for only the fifth time in the history of the event. It first staged the...

This Week in Racing History

MARCH 26th World Park Ned defeated Queenslander Hardell by just three-quarters of a length to take out the 1983 National Derby, run over 530 metres...

Track Records Don’t Go Often In Big Race Finals

The Horsham and Temora Cup finals, run over the last weekend, produced two fairly rare occurrences: a track record in the former (Crump), and an...

What You Might Like To Know About The Australian Cup

This race, the richest, or equal richest, in the country at times, is awash with history. This year will mark its 13th running over 525...

Retracing The Steps Of The National Derby

This year marks the sixth time the NCA Derby, or National Derby, has been run at the Gardens venue and the 52nd running overall. As...

This Week in Racing History

JANUARY 8th At what was only her 15th race start and her first attempt over the 800 yards (732 metres) trip at Harold Park, glamour...

This Week In Greyhound History: October 8th – October 14th

8th October West Australian sprinter Freemantle Echo stormed home to win the 1987 National Sprint Championship, held in Hobart, defeating local star True Vintage by...

Recalling The Great ‘Seeds’ Of Appin

In an article by my always-interesting colleague Bruce Teague entitled ‘A Fine and Ancient Sport’ one of the questions he asks is ‘what has been...

High Earner Joins An Incredibly Select Group

It took just over 12 years, an Australian record in terms of time, before a greyhound finally knocked the great New South Wales sprinter Rapid...

Celebrating The Greats : Acclaim Star – Six Sensational Races

From his first race late in 1978 until close to the end of August 1979, Acclaim Star, a striking black and white dog named contested...

El Grand Senor Sets A New Melbourne Cup Record

As the punters favourite El Grand Senor cruised past the post to record his sensational Melbourne Cup victory, few people will have realised the black...

The Melbourne Cup : Steeped In More History Than Many Imagine

Forget the Topgun, ignore the Golden Easter Egg, discount the Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane Cup’s, the Melbourne Cup remains as arguably the one race all...

A Celebration Of The History Of The Nationals

Certainly one of the most exciting times of the year for Greyhound Racing in Australia is in August September. It’s Nationals time and for many...

Lord Ducal Takes Out Greyhound Racing’s Biggest Prize

Devon Meadows husband and wife team Jon and Jenny Roberts took out Australia’s richest and most prestigious greyhound race, the $250,000 Group 1 Solo Melbourne...

2009 National Sprint And Distance Championship Results

The results of the Grand Finals at Cannington on Saturday night are what the National series is all about. On the one hand we have...

El Galo Makes A One Act Affair Of The 2008 Group 1 Brisbane Cup

Last Thursday nigth at Albion Park, El Galo led throughout easily from the boxes and made every post a winner to blitz the Group 1...