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Miss Elly Mint & Robert Smith

Gosford Cup the biggest win of Miss Elly Mint’s grand career

ON January 6 2009 NSW sprinter Miss Elly Mint (Elite State x Indigo Mint) recorded the biggest victory, in terms of prize money, throughout her...

“We were wrong on greyhound ban” – NSW Baird Government

PREMIER Mike Baird has apologised to the good people within the greyhound racing industry. The apology from the NSW premier come during a press conference...

Mainstream media types are too lazy to check the greyhound facts

YOU would think anyone who has penned a series of books on historical events would have a pretty good handle on sifting fact from fiction....

Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

OVER a week has passed since the Special Commission of Inquiry report into greyhound racing was made public, with Premier Mike Baird ignoring 79 recommendations...

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...

How do you judge greyhound training techniques?

We live in a very confusing world. Amongst the plethora of election claims, counter-claims and straw polls doing the rounds today two processes are noteworthy...

Lies, damn lies and greyhound statistics

I MENTIONED the other day that KPMG (and the industry) has had a rough time making sense of greyhound statistics, thereby delaying the finalisation of...

Greyhounds need to go to the fair work tribunal

DOGS are not as strong as we hope they might be. Or most of them anyway. While there is unshakeable evidence that over-racing does not...

Joint Working Group report is another curate’s egg

THERE is good stuff and doubtful stuff in the 110-page report by the Joint Working Group in NSW. It is massive by any measure. It...

Report points the way to better betting on greyhound racing

THE recent Roy Morgan report on wagering profiles, ferreted out by colleague Kat Ernst in her recent article, represented a huge jump in knowledge for...

Powers of commissions always need careful scrutiny

THE current spate of arguments calling for the NSW Premier to sack or stand down the chief of ICAC for improper or even illegal behaviour...

Mug gamblers to control racing’s fortunes

THE onward march of betting operators continues unchecked. Tabcorp will continue to get bigger, with more international activity to please its shareholders and a compensating...

Racing authorities still stuck in the past

IT HAS now been eight months since the live baiting drama occurred yet there are few signs of the industry slowing down. Betting turnover, for...

Minority rule misleads everyone

WHAT on earth are “community expectations”? How can you define them? Perhaps by a referendum or an election, as we do for governments in a...

Good tracks – finding the secret

WHEN asked to nominate the most important feature in any new track, South Australian trainers have just voted overwhelmingly in favour of “no bend starts”....

Fantastic Dotty joins a select record-breaking group

THE incredible come-from-behind victory by Fantastic Dotty to maintain her unbeaten record in the final of the Dapto Maiden Classic (Group 3) came on the...

Bunyip Bint: speed without heart

TRAINED by the great mentor Stan Cleverley (pictured), when he was at the height of his powers, Bunyip Bint was arguably one of the fastest...

Greyhound stewards’ erratic decisions a worry

NO SOONER had I said nice things about the Victorian stewards’ increased attention to variable form than the following happened. Stewards Report, Race 7, The...

Amazing greyhound chases Miata’s record

WOW, it’s been a long time since there was a faster and neater racer than Fernando Bale. He never does anything wrong and any distance...
Greyhound betting

2015 Group 3 Magic Maiden tips & betting preview

THE Group 3 Magic Maiden series has again unearthed some talented youngsters, with Kim Hyde’s Kihael Kaluna the most impressive thus far throughout the 2015...

Ignorance is no defence

RECENT reactions from readers bring up vitally important points about the nature of greyhound racing and how we deal with both welfare and business matters....

Stewards on the march?

THERE is movement at the station. For the first time in recent memory Victorian stewards have started querying trainers about improved performance of their dogs....

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...

Promises Free & Winifred Bale fought out a furious Futurity final

THE 1982 final of the National Futurity, run over the 530 metres trip on the old grass circuit at Wentworth Park, bore witness to a...

Drums are beating for Fernando Bale in National Derby final

ANDREA Dailly has a great chance of landing both Group 1 finals next Saturday, after National Derby hope Fernando Bale sizzled around the 520-metre circuit...