The Laurels

Up Hill Jill favoured to win National Futurity series

VICTORIAN speedster Up Hill Jill is the favourite to win this year’s Group 1 National Futurity ahead of four cracking heats at Wentworth Park this...

Home-bred chaser lands 2016 Group 2 Laurels Classic

DAVID Geall says his promising youngster Up Hill Jill will target next month’s Group 1 National Futurity heats at Wentworth Park following a determined win...

Group 2 Laurels Classic final – heat tips and betting preview

FANTA Bale and Striker Light are the equal favourites to capture Thursday night’s Group 2 Laurels Classic (515m) at Sandown Park. Trained by Rob Britton,...

Striker Light ignites 2016 Laurels Classic semi-finals

KELLY Bravo is optimistic that her exciting speedster Striker Light will be able to overcome box five this Thursday night when the lids fly open...

Jacqui Blax striving for Laurels stardom after overcoming injury

KEITH and Lisa Hellmuth have their fingers crossed that injury woes with their promising sprinter Jacqui Blax are a thing of the past heading into...
1966 Melbourne Cup

Flashback to the 1966 Melbourne Cup

THE modern-day Melbourne Cup kicked off in 1956 and since then has arguably become the most sought-after race to win on the greyhound racing calendar,...

2015 Group 2 Laurels Classic – free tips and full betting preview

IT’S All Talk will be aiming to maintain her unbeaten record when she contests Thursday’s Group 2 Laurels Classic (515 metres) at Sandown Park. The...

2015 Group 2 Laurels semi-final tips and best odds

FOUR semi-finals of the Group 2 Laurels Classic (515 metres) will be run at Sandown Park on Sunday afternoon featuring some of the most exciting...

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview January 1 2015

IT’S the first day of 2015 and what better way to start the year than backing some winners at Sandown tonight! Best Bet: Race 11:...

Lamia Bale Lands The Laurels Classic

Lamia Bale recorded her second Group victory within the space of 10 days when she took out this afternoon’s Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown...

Lady Ronray Primed To Steele The Laurels Classic

Lady Ronray will be the sole NSW representative when she exits box seven in this Sunday’s Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown Park. Trained at...

Group Two Laurels Moves To Semi Final Stage

The semi-finals of the Group Two Laurels Classic take place on Sunday afternoon at Sandown. There was plenty of action in last week’s heats with...

Lamia Bale Seeking Rare Feature Race Double

Lamia Bale was ultra impressive at her first start over the middle distance last Thursday when claiming her heat of the Group Three Sir John...

AGRA Rankings Fail To Inform

Are the AGRA national ratings useful, or even true reflections of ability? Figures to the end of November are just out and that order will...

Lucy Lobster Gives Hays Bailey Group One Glory

Victorian syndicate manager Hays Bailey is sitting on cloud nine at present, having notched up his first Group One win on Saturday night with brilliant...

Johnson Not Declaring Senor Slamma A “Good Thing” In Hobart St Leger

Despite the fact that smart chaser Senor Slamma has won four races in succession, Leith trainer Gary Johnson is not overly confident that the greyhound...

Track Records Don’t Go Often In Big Race Finals

The Horsham and Temora Cup finals, run over the last weekend, produced two fairly rare occurrences: a track record in the former (Crump), and an...

2014 Group One Australian Cup – Heat Previews

The Australian Cup carnival at The Meadows moves into full swing on Saturday, with eight heats of the 2014 Group One Australian Cup being conducted...

Rinaldi’s Success Is Not The “Norm”

Under normal circumstances, if you had a Victorian Greyhound of the Year finalist and two Group One starters in the space of a fortnight, it...

2014 Cranbourne Cup Preview

New Years Day will see six heats of the Group 2 Ken Hickey Concreting Cranbourne Cup take place. The race carries a first prize of...

Sale Of The Year

Dyna Nalin’s win in the 2013 Sale Cup was not only a gutsy one, but also a much improved run – from 37.53 in its...

2013 Laurels Classic Final Preview

Tonight’s Laurels Classic final has well and truly been overshadowed by the other big group race on tonight, the 2013 Sale Cup. However there will...

This Week In Racing History

DECEMBER 24th The Harold Park (Epping) racecourse introduced a 660 yards (603 metres) distance in 1927, seven months after the start of greyhound racing behind...

Quirky Habits Can Win Races

An interesting sidelight to last Thursday’s Hobart Thousand was the interaction between dogs’ running styles, the way the race was run, and the nature of...

Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup Heats Preview

The Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup heats will be run on Wednesday night over the tough 650 metre trip. A number of noted...