Roy Maidment

Why are we risking the welfare of the breed for pure speed?

HAS our uniquely Australian obsession with breeding for speed led to weaker greyhounds? Are we far too obsessed by track records and ever faster times?...

This week in racing history

FEBRUARY 5 Beau Palomino won the 1972 Hobart Thousand, the last to be run over 540 yards (494 metres) before the distance was changed to...

This week in racing history

January 29 Victorian entrant On Par won the fourth running of the Hobart Cup, in 1938. The race, which became the Hobart Thousand the following...

He’s Some Boy proved to be that when annexing Maidment Memorial

INAUGURATED in 1972 as the successor to the New Year’s Handicap, the Roy Maidment Memorial was contested over the staying trip at Sandown Park until...

This Week In Racing History

January 8 Local champion Scull Murphy gave Victorian speedster El Galo a severe thrashing in the 2009 Interstate Challenge Cup, run over 515 metres at...

My Bro Fabio’s Record Victory Margin

To win any race by 14 and a half lengths is an unusual achievement in practically any event; to do it in a major race...

Background To The McKenna Memorial

Anyone wondering why Victoria has always produced some of the best ‘half-milers’ in the country only needs to look at the plethora of major distance...

This Week in Racing History

JANUARY 29th A record crowd attended Wentworth Park in 1972 to watch a non-betting hurdle race. The runners had come up from Victoria. The winner...

This Week in Racing History

JANUARY 8th At what was only her 15th race start and her first attempt over the 800 yards (732 metres) trip at Harold Park, glamour...

This Week In Racing History

JANUARY 1st The 1970 Christmas Gift final was run in 1971, with Shapely Escort winning by three lengths from Acem and Tivoli Chief in a...