Scratchings

Knight Sprite

Why do greyhounds go missing?

Another of life’s mysteries pokes its head up regularly – scratchings which cause short fields to appear. The code has a standard pattern of drawing...

Lara raids still remain a mystery

CONFUSION continues to surround the circumstances which saw a greyhound racing property at Lara raided on Wednesday afternoon. A Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) media release...

Fabregas stamps his dominance as a sire in Harrison-Dawson final

THIS week’s final of the 515m Harrison-Dawson (group 1) at Sandown Park will see half the field sired by the former champion racer Fabregas. That...

Do we need this sort of racing?

UNABLE to find my usual Horsham fields this Tuesday I suddenly realised that Warrnambool had taken over to run their annual picnic race meetings, titled...

Spiral aiming for second group success in six days in Temlee

FANTASTIC Spiral will be aiming to register his second group victory within six days when he lines up in Saturday night’s Group 1 Temlee (525m)...

Research missing from Joint Working Group review

WHETHER intended or not, the underlying theme of the GRNSW Joint Working Group was not so much to review racing in general but to create...

Greyhound numbers are confusing

IS it the quantity of dogs or the quality of management? Often this column has pointed out that 20% or more of races around Australia...

More heat on greyhound racing management

HAPPILY, the updated heat regulations just published by GRV pay more attention to pre-race conditions and not just those applying at meeting time. The new...

Eighth time lucky for Lady Toy

Consistent stayer Lady Toy finally broke through for her maiden group victory at Sandown Park on Thursday night, stepping out in what was, astonishingly, her...

Dzeko does it again in Listed Superstayers final

GROUP 1 winning stayer Dzeko justified her skinny-odds in Thursday night’s Listed Superstars Invitational at Albion Park, securing victory to maintain her sensational record over...

Stewards wrap: Victorian found guilty of live baiting

A VICTORIAN greyhound racing participant has been handed down a life ban in Victoria by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) following on from...

Dzeko Strikes Gold In Group 1 Cup final at Albion Park

DULGUIGAN trainer Samuel Dart is sure to be all smiles after taking out the Group 1 Gold Cup Final with Dzeko at Albion Park on...

Troy Murray scores a flash win in Group 2 WA Oaks

TROY Murray’s Real Flash stamped herself as one of the most promising bitches to have come out of South Australia in recent years with a...

Isaac the boss of 2015 Group 2 WA Derby final

LEXIA Isaac’s Fun Boss caused a massive upset in Saturday night’s Group 2 WA Derby final at Cannington, scoring an all-the-way victory at the massive...

Sweet It Is becomes Australia’s top earner with Sandown Cup win

SWEET It Is has become the world’s highest stakes earner with a sensational display in Thursday night’s Group 1 Sandown Cup over 715-metres at Sandown...

Rue De Kahn Simply Brilliant In Group 3 Richmond Oaks Final

VINEYARD trainer Dean Swain notched up his first Group win of 2015 at Richmond on Saturday night, with Rue De Kahn blowing away her rivals...

Lamia Bale breaks her Group 1 maiden in Sapphire Crown final

LAMIA Bale produced a gutsy performance in the Group 1 Sapphire Crown Final at Sandown Park on Thursday night, holding off a late challenge from...

Wheeler scores a Group 1 double- Fernando Bale & Lamia Bale shine

FERNANDO Bale confirmed his status as Australia’s best sprinter with a stunning all-the-way display in the Group 1 Harrison-Dawson at Sandown Park on Thursday night....

More group glory for Dailly as Elfen Bale salutes in Bracelet

Victorian trainer Andrea Dailly has a phenomenal strike rate at Wentworth Park in group race finals, with last night’s victory in the Group 3 Ladies...

Ladies Bracelet recalled: Spider Web storms to victory in 1990

IN 1990 the Wentworth Park track was still a grass surface and the GBOTA were basking in the success of the inaugural Golden Easter Egg...

Anthony Azzopardi scores a fanciful Dubbo Cup victory

ANTHONY Azzopardi’s eight-and-a-half-hour round trip to Dubbo was well and truly worth it on Sunday night, taking out the Dubbo Gold Cup with his talented...

Space Star scores an out of this world win in 2015 Gold Cup final

ALL eyes were on Space Star at Wentworth Park on Saturday night in the Group 3 Gold Cup final over 720-metres, with Rob Britton’s chaser...

Dyna Villa’s dominates in Group 2 Queensland Derby final

VICTORIAN superstar sprinter Dyna Villa scored the third Group win of his career at Albion Park on Thursday night, blowing his rivals away in the...

Over Here Successful In Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity Final

A RACE named in honour of the 2004 Queensland greyhound of the year, the Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity carried a new winner’s purse of...

Usain I’m Nutty scores an insanely good win in 2015 Launching Pad

THE Andrea Dailly-trained Usain I’m Nutty scored a tenacious victory in Thursday’s Group 2 Launching Pad final at Sandown Park, defeating a quality field to...