Dangerous

Shooter and Fisher Borsak says Pearson is clutching at straws

SHOOTERS, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert Borsak has slammed the Animal Justice Party’s Mark Pearson for his last ditch attempt to bring down the...
Dyna Double One

Talking Breeding: Dyna Double One litters continue to dominate

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending August 29 begins with three litters by 2015-16 AGRA...

Anti-racing crowd are the most dangerous predators of all

THE world’s greatest predator has invented the combustible engine, the computer, flown to the moon, and even produced all of the world’s great literature. But,...

Stewards wrap: Trainer disqualified over poor living conditions

DOUGLAS Blake recently faced the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for a breach of GAR 106 (1)(c) and LR 42.1. The charges stemmed from...

Greyhound racing truths are hard to find

CAN we tidy up some misconceptions that worry readers today? First, “Lone Widow” claims that ”better brains than ours have been trying to eliminate interference...

Figuring out Queensland greyhounds

WE have had a couple of calls for the retention of breeding subsidies in Queensland. The stated reason is that current activity is too small...

Is greyhound racing dangerous?

HERE is a good question, and one that might set the stage for the next century. Well, the next decade anyway. A reader passed on...

Stewards wrap: Trainer disqualified for failing to seek vet care

QUEENSLAND trainer Tony Millen has been suspended for two years after an injured dog in his care was not given immediate veterinary attention. Millen, who...

The greyhound inquiry wash-up – so far

NATIONAL coverage: Nothing could be more helpful to the industry than the RIC recommendation that a consistent national approach would be better than six or...

Adoption program moves to dispel myths after live-baiting saga

ASK any greyhound owner about the breed’s suitability as a family pet and you’ll hear about a dog with a beautiful, placid and sometimes lazy...

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...

Up And Down, Mostly Down

The time when favourites won most of the distance races now seems ancient history. To see why the current pattern is different it is necessary...

The Signs Are Everywhere

There’s probably nothing new about these two events but it’s worth mentioning them anyway. On Wednesday, in an ordinary maiden at Bendigo, Bramwell Brown was...

Beware Monopoly Sell-Offs

Our recent claim that state governments got it wrong when they sold off their TABs to the highest bidder has some direct parallels in the...

Thailand’s Only Greyhound Lives In Luxury

The city of Pattaya, in Thailand, is home to an increasing number of Aussie expats, and one of them is about to celebrate seven years...

Try The Dartboard

Tonight’s Sandown distance races present more quandaries for punters. Amazingly, the club and GRV have scheduled heats and final for a Grade 5 series over...

Playing With Figures – Not Kindergarten Stuff

Confusion, guesswork, allegations, bias and “let you know later” are some of the descriptions that might be applied to statements and figures offered at the...

Greyhound Betting Tips For Monday 12th August 2013

Me managed a nice winner last night at great odds of $6.80. That’s About Me, got the job done at Sale, showing his less experienced...

Profits Are Not Always In Cash

There are two ways the industry can make money. One is to get more people to have a bet. The other is to spend capital...

A Bridge Too Far

We have gone too far in recent times. SA has been busy filling in holes in the weekly TAB program and scheduling more short races;...

The Suburban Housewife Is The Key

Many years ago, during a downturn, I read that the boss of the NSW Greyhound Racing Control Board – I think it was Norm Smith...

Hobart Mystery Deepens

Poor old Brendan Wheeler. Both his dogs, Desalle Bale and Barcia Bale, got squeezed out of the NSW National heat at Bulli. They jumped reasonably...

Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Last Monday’s article queried the validity of GRV prize money distribution but it is equally important to consider where that cash is coming from. Maybe...

When Is A Drug Not A Drug?

To this writer – a non-chemist, non-veterinarian and non-trainer, just an interested fan – Australia’s drug policies have never been totally clear or logical. Well,...

Who Calls Boards To Account?

The drawn out saga about the new ARL commission points up comparisons with other sports. Most are now set up with reasonably independent boards –...