Peter Giles

Zambora Brockie joins a special class by winning Ballarat Cup

After overcoming the ‘hoodoo’ of box two to become only the second greyhound to take out the Ballarat Cup from that alley since 1999, Zambora...

This week in racing history

January 22 Shan’s Tempest won the 1973 Maturity Classic by five-and-a-half lengths from Dougie’s Rose and Tasmanian sprinter Holding Premier, running the 511 metres at...

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 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...

Background To The Maturity Classic

Background to the Maturity Classic This is arguably the premier restricted age event held in Australia. Yes, superior to the National Derby and the Silver...

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...

This Week in Racng History

FEBRUARY 26th The Brindle Havoc-Runaway Joe ring-in took place at Lismore in 1949. Three men brought a greyhound they claimed was a Queensland sprinter named...

How One Former Champion Still Impacts The National Futurity

One of Australia’s greatest racing bitches, 1982 Futurity winner Promises Free, has had a profound influence on the National Futurity over the last 30 years....

This Week in Racing History

JANUARY 22nd Shan’s Tempest took out the 1973 Maturity Classic final, over 511 metres at Olympic Park, downing Dougie’s Rose by five and a half...

Forty Nine Nominations For Victorian Heats Of National Sprint Championships

Victoria’s fastest chasers will line up at Sandown Park on Thursday 2 August for the right to represent the Big V at the National Sprint...