Brent Hogan

Ray Hadley says Newson-Baird alliance is a disgrace

RAY Hadley has slammed the interim CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Paul Newson for leaking a report to Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier...

Blows continue for greyhound racing with leaked phone call

A TRANSCRIPT from a private phone conversation between a greyhound trainer and the former CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has been made public as...

Opinion: The hardest part about greyhound racing ban in NSW

Three weeks since the announcement by Premier Mike Baird, it is still excruciatingly difficult to comprehend greyhound racing may cease to exist in NSW as...

GRNSW determined to end greyhound racing before July 1, 2017

GREYHOUND Racing NSW (GRNSW) may have just killed greyhound racing a year before it becomes illegal, with the controlling body suspending non-TAB racing pending an...

Wastage: the first battle that needs to be won

ACCORDING to Premier Mike Baird, he claims he was left with no real alternative but to ban greyhound racing in NSW following the release of...

New blood is answer to reclaiming greyhound ‘social licence’

It was an ordinary Sunday, July 10, 2016, but a meeting of a few hundred people in Warners Bay may have been the final nail...

NSW greyhound racing bracing itself as inquiry report handed down

ANIMAL welfare groups are hoping that findings from the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into greyhound racing will be the beginning of the end for...

Greyhound special commission tapers off – but to what?

THE Special Commission’s second and presumably final public hearings ended last week along predictable lines. Long and often tortured questioning concentrated on who knew what...

Too big to fail…don’t bet on it

IN HIS 2014 report to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, the famed ‘Sage of Omaha’ Warren Buffett commented on the rise and fall of conglomerates...

Finn’s greyhounds test positive for EPO, Fanning leaves GRNSW

LEADING conditioner Melinda Finn has become the first trainer to have greyhounds return a positive swab to the prohibited substance Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO). The...

News wrap: Newson says animal cruelty will be stamped out

THE stand-in CEO of Greyhound Racing New South Wales, Paul Newson, has received an interim report from Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Madden into claims that...

Three weeks of massive industry changes…and it’s far from over

THE live-baiting scandal has plunged the sport of greyhound racing into turmoil with participants nationwide struggling to pick up the pieces of their decimated industry....

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

JUST a week has elapsed since the nation was shocked by revelations of live baiting in the greyhound industry broadcast on the ABC’s investigative program...

Board reform – the chance of a lifetime

THE NSW government is proving to be far more aggressive than Queensland or Victoria in attacking the live-baiting scandal. While the others have enforced lots...

More suspensions in NSW and Vic; Qld greyhounds impounded

LEADING Londonderry trainer Harry Sarkis has been suspended immediately by GRNSW stewards following an inspection of his property and kennels. Sarkis is no stranger to...

GRNSW CEO Brent Hogan and entire board stand down

GREYHOUND Racing NSW CEO Brent Hogan and the entire GRNSW board were told by NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant on Wednesday night to either resign...

Integrity Commissioner reacts to public outrage on live baiting

THE crime has been exposed, now it’s time to find all of the culprits. Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, has announced an Own Motion...

ABC live-baiting investigation draws blood

“This is the vision the greyhound racing doesn’t want you to see.” Powerful opening words backed up by a horrific image of a terrified live...

Industry can emerge stronger and better from latest scandal

BY NATURE, greyhounds are predators. It’s their instinct to chase, catch and kill. This natural tendency was widely put to use in Australia starting in...

Apology

Apology to: (a) Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW); (b) Mr Brent Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of GRNSW; and (c) All management and staff of...

The Gardens Greyhound Club Conducting First Meeting Friday

A new era has begun for Newcastle’s premier greyhound track with the formation of The Gardens Greyhound Club, who will conduct their first meeting this...

The Hearings – Pop-Ups Are The Way To Go

Something for everybody was the pattern at last Thursday’s parliamentary hearings into greyhound racing. A GREAT idea emerged from the Australian Wagering Council (a grouping of...

It’s An Ill Wind

In the old days the threatened sackings at SPC in Shepparton would have been a disaster, not just for local farmers and the town, but...

Are You Being Served?

The GRNSW pleas to the parliamentary inquiry are probably logical enough, considering the state of its finances today (see a summary of proceedings so far...

NSW Greyhound Racing Inquiry Produces Sensational First Public Hearing

Last Friday week at Penrith Panthers Leagues Club, the commencement of the inquiry into Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) began with the with committee...