Animal Welfare

Sandown

It’s time to grasp a greyhound nettle

I am going in here where angels fear to tread. But somebody has to do something about this. There’s no more room left under the...

Old times – New times

The novel nature of The Phoenix has to be a major highlight of the year, not just because of the cash but due to the...

Love A Greyhound awarded QRIC Racing Animal Welfare (RAW) grants

Queensland organisations who maximise the post racing careers of racing animals have featured heavily as recipients of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (the Commission) Racing...
Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission

GWIC imposes 10 year disqualification over dead animal carcass lure offence

The NSW Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC) has confirmed its commitment to protecting the reputation that greyhound racing has worked hard to build over...

Horsham greyhound race meeting abandoned due to vet departure

In this COVID lockdown world we’ve become used to the unusual, and Horsham’s Tuesday greyhound racing meeting certainly delivered on that score. After having run...
Victorian greyhounds

Victorian greyhound racing strike succeeds – No greyhound racing on Saturday

This Saturday 3rd July 2021 represents an historic day in Australian greyhound racing – there will be no greyhound racing at all on Saturday in...

Greyhound transparency lost in translation

Just a couple of weeks ago I highlighted the reluctance of state authorities to tell the public and industry participants what was going on. They...

Queensland greyhound animal welfare grants open for submissions

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s (the Commission) 2021-22 Racing Animal Welfare (RAW) grants program is open for applications from 1 July 2021. Applications are welcome...
Knight Sprite

Do greyhound bosses read the newspapers?

Yet again, the failure of greyhound authorities to present the industry’s case has opened the way to naysayers and racing opponents to belittle the code,...

Do greyhound fans need to know?

Here’s something from an editorial in The Australian on 7 June 2021. “The essential work of journalism at its very best, and its most important,...
Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission

GWIC & Richmond greyhound track vet part ways after “incident”

The Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC) has confirmed that it has mutually terminated its contract with the on-track veterinary service at Richmond track following...

Still the biggest greyhound racing challenge

Periodically, it is necessary to rebirth a longstanding subject – one with numerous commentators for and against. Are stayers better or worse than they used...

Greyhounds working in the dark – mostly

The NSW Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission (GWIC) is not responsible for everything that happens in a greyhound race but it is influential and has...

Greyhound Tracks Are Money Makers – Or Not?

Australia's most controversial greyhound commentator Bruce Teague takes another look at the track design of our major city greyhound racing tracks and wonders how much...

To A Greyhound, Turns Ain’t Turns

A reader asked what I thought about the “J-track design”. A good question for all of us, of course. I guess he is talking about...

Australian Greyhound Racing Short Changed

You may have heard this story before but here is a different slant on it. In attempting to solve the puzzle of ever-shortening Australian races,...

Greyhound Recovery – Often Queried …… Never Answered

Last Saturday, Silver Chief night at The Meadows offered some very smart times on an obviously quick track. Youngsters like Lakeview Walter, Mepunga Felix, Earn...

Darwin Greyhound Club Govt Investigation Launched Over Complaints

The Northern Territory (NT) Racing Commission and the NT Consumer Affairs Commissioner have today launched an investigation into the Darwin Greyhound Association, and defined the...
Knight Sprite

NSW Ministers Claims NSW Greyhound Racing Injury Rate Is Lowest Ever

The NSW Government’s comprehensive greyhound welfare reforms have led to the lowest catastrophic greyhound racing injury rates on record in NSW, Minister for Better Regulation...

Who Is Looking Into Greyhound Racing’s Crystal Ball?

Australia's most controversial greyhound commentator Bruce Teague takes a look at where the greyhound racing track redevelopments and modernisation programs around the country are heading;...
Gosford greyhound are back racing

Greyhound track upgrades – We need hard evidence

Bruce Teague takes a look at some key figures behind the recent attempts to improve safety and performance at greyhound racing tracks across Australia.

What’s happened to greyhound breeding?

As the decade rolls to a close, we can confidently say that no subject has generated more news, rumours, lies, errors, alleged facts, potential illegalities,...
Knight Sprite

Handedness is a major influence in greyhound racing

Are greyhounds right- or left-handed and, if so, how did they get that way, how many are there and what does it mean for racing...
QLD greyhound racing

Greater Brisbane Greyhound Centre at Purga in planning stages

The Greater Brisbane Greyhound Centre has reached an important milestone in its development with several key consultants appointed to the project.

Greyhound Racing’s Future Is Open For Discussion

As always, things are changing, and not just in this crazy COVID world. They will also continue to change, so the future will depend on...