Half Your Luck

The top eight seconds in the history of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup

APART from being the richest greyhound race in Australia, surely one of the reasons the Melbourne Cup is so highly regarded is that since its...

Sandown winds back the clock to stage match racing

FOR the first time in 21 years the innovative Sandown club will host not just one, but four, match races, to be called the Speed...

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...

This Week In Racing History

November 12 The first successful full meeting of the newly-opened track at Maitland took place, in 1927. The track had been opened in early October...

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...

Ed Tucker’s Unique Melbourne Cup Double

When champion sprinter Gold Grotto streaked away to score a sensational race record victory in the 1972 Melbourne Cup he completed a unique double for...

The Australian Cup – 20 Points Of Interest

This year will see the 55th running of the Australian Cup. For 29 of its runnings it was the richest race in the country. For...

What The Champs Tell Us About Being First-Up On A City Track

As most punters are well aware, backing a greyhound having its first start in the city is probably a long-term losing proposition, unless the animal...

Celebrating The Greats: Half Your Luck – A Genuine “People’s Champion”

In 2011 the Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame admitted Half Your Luck, one of the most consistent and arguably one of the greatest sprinters ever...

Who Was Silver Chief?

This week sees the 46th running of the Silver Chief Classic, a restricted age event for male greyhounds. Formerly held at Sandown Park, until 1999,...