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Talking breeding: Future of litters up in the air after NSW ban

AMIDST all the turmoil created by the NSW Premier’s decision last week to end greyhound racing in June next year, we still have litters being...

Wentworth Park’s National Distance Championship history

THIS year marks a synergy for Wentworth Park as it will host its eighth National Distance Championship final, on the same night it hosts its...

The last long-distance McKenna Memorial fell to a versatile champ

IN 2010 the long-standing John McKenna Memorial was first run over the middle distance of 595 metres at Sandown Park. Previously, the Group 2 event...

Background To The Sir John Dillon Memorial

The 2014 final of the Sir John Dillon Memorial, to be run at Sandown Park, will only be the third time in what will be...

2014 Group One Hume Cup Final Preview

Middle distance racing may not often be the stage where the greats of the sport forge their names, but a quick look at the honour...

So, He’s Not The Best Sprinter From The Island State? Sure?

I have to admit to being somewhat surprised by the reaction to my article ‘Buckle Up Wes becomes the best ever from Tasmania.’ Following his...

Buckle Up Wes Becomes The Best Ever From Tasmania

When it comes to Tasmanian chasers, the victory of Buckle Up Wes in the Topgun, combined with his success earlier this year in the Australian...

This Week In Racing History

October 15 Rose Moss defeated Inky Ebony by three lengths with Jagson third in the 1966 Sydney Cup final, run over 790 yards at Wentworth...

Background to the Sydney Cup

The Sydney Cup was the first of what became the ‘big four’ distance events on the Sydney city racing calendar. Starting in 1963, it was...

Background To The Chairman’s Cup

This Saturday night will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chairman’s Cup, a race inaugurated by the GBOTA to honour its past and present chairmen....

This Week In Racing History

SEPTEMBER 10 Security Star set a new track record time of 20.03 for the 350 metres trip at Kempsey in 2005. Lochinvar Prada annexed the...

Background To The National Distance Championship

This year’s National Distance Championship final, of course, holds especial interest in seeing whether champion all-distance bitch Xylia Allen can break Miata’s prize money winning...

Background To The AWM Distance Title

In some ways the AWM Distance Title is one of the ‘unsung’ long-standing major distance races on the Australian calendar. Of course, if Xylia Allen...

2014 Group Two McKenna Memorial Heats Preview

Sandown Park plays host to six heats of the time honoured Group Two McKenna Memorial tonight with some of the countries best middle distance greyhounds...

Hurdle Racing: Spectacular, But Now Just A Part of History

Almost as soon as greyhound racing behind the mechanical lure commenced in Australia in May 1927, the venues began thinking of ways to keep attracting...

Background To The Albion Park Gold Cup

From the time of its inception, the Albion Park Gold Cup (originally the Gabba Gold Cup) has been a tough race. This is particularly so...

Listed Cup Night Stayers Preview

You could almost mistake the listed Cup Night Stayers race at Sandown Park on Thursday night as the field for the Group One Sandown Cup...

Background To The Sandown Cup

With upset results the order of the day in the heats, this year’s Sandown Cup final has been robbed of a lot of interest. There’s...

This Week in Racing History

MAY 14 Josh won the 1949 Easter Stake, run over 800 yards (732 metres) on the loam track at Harold Park. Josh scored by a...

2014 Group One Sandown Cup Heats Preview

It’s a race that demands quality, the world’s richest staying race, The Group One Sandown Cup. Four heats of the time honoured event are set...

A Look At The 2014 Dapto Puppy Auction Results

The 2014 Dapto Puppy Auction took place on Sunday, 4 May. A total of 350 lots were catalogued to be auctioned. A number of pups...

Association Cup: 50 Years Of Grand History

This week’s final of the Association Cup will mark the 50th running of the Association Cup, the second-oldest of the four major Sydney distance cups....

Vale Chinatown Lad

The loss of former Tasmanian staying champion Chinatown Lad this week evokes great memories of the brilliant half miler who, along with his litter sister...

Hellyeah Bolt Home In Ivory Classic

Classy chaser Hellyeah Bolt (Dyna Lachlan – Flash Diamond) continued on his winning way at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway, by winning...

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...