Vic Peters Memorial Classic

Silver Chief Classic has been breeding ground for stars

The Silver Chief Classic was first inaugurated in Melbourne in 1964 and was meant to rival the National Derby, the age classic begun by the...

Summer Cup dead-heat a true rarity in major races

THE dead-heat between Victorian stayer Ring The Bell and local hope Melissa’s Pride in the final of the 720m Summer Cup at Wentworth Park is,...

Reliving the Woolley Wilson – Para Main match race 43 years on

IT was arguably one of the strangest match races ever organised in Australia. On June 15, 1973 Australia’s highest prize money winning sprinter and perennial...

Vince Curry dead heat a rarity in Australian greyhound racing

THE amazing dead-heat between kennelmates Split Image (box 4) and Paua To Avoid (box 8) in the final of the Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial...

Heavy rain failed to mar one of the great Vic Peters finals

A BLACK and white male greyhound, his physically disabled owner, and a young racecaller were among the key ingredients that made up the 22nd running...

Fernando Bale Equals the all-TAB Record in Sensational Fashion

WHAT a difference a week can make. Last week I made the statement that, in my opinion, Fernando Bale could not yet be classed as...
Rookie Rebel

Rookie Rebel: a stellar career in three states

HE IS rated as one of the greatest chasers of all time, yet, unlike Chief Havoc and Zoom Top, his complete racing record is not...

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...

Clash Of The Interstate Stars: The 1969 Silver Chief Classic

THE Silver Chief Classic was just in its fifth year when the Stan Cleverley-trained NSW speed star Milimsimbi came down to Olympic Park tasked with...

This Week In Racing History

November 5 Imported sprinter and later outstanding outcross sire Which Chariot scored an impressive 10 lengths victory over 500 yards at Harold Park in 1960....

This Week In Racing History

October 29 Dream’s Image took out the 1949 Cesarewitch Stakes, run over 500 yards at Harold Park, by three lengths from Chief Mystery, running 26.8....

Background to the Vic Peters Classic

The Vic Peters Classic was once the most sought-after restricted-age trophy in the country and at one stage supplanted the Hobart Thousand as the richest...

This Week In Racing History

October 22 The inaugural Strathalbyn Cup was held in 1973, run over 536 metres. The winner was Bululla, trained by Neil Penley, who scorched around...

This Week In Racing History

OCTOBER 1 NSW sprinter Winifred Bale defeated fellow NSW finalist Bindall’s Hope by four length to take out the 1983 National Sprint Championship, run over...

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST 27 Gay Banfort won the 1949 Lismore Cup, run over 500 yards on grass, by four lengths in 27.3. True Vintage broke the 457...

Background To The Bendigo Cup

This week will see the second running of a Bendigo Cup in 2014. This, presumably, is to avoid having a gap of 16 months or...

Plenty Of Margin To Wow The Fans

On 9 June in a lowly maiden event run over 520 metres at Sale, a black speedster having only his second start in a race...

Top Linen: A String Of Track Records

In a career spanning a mere 14 months, Top Linen proved himself to be one of the fastest sprinters of his time, setting or equalling...

This Week In Racing History

APRIL 16th The last meeting to be conducted at the North Melbourne greyhound track took place in 1962. The track had opened five years earlier....

Zoom Top: The ‘Bradman’ Of Australian Greyhound Racing

In the pantheon of greyhound racing’s superstars there is just one name, almost Bradman-like if one is seeking sporting comparisons, standing practically head and shoulders...

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...

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...

Twelve Things You Don’t Know About The Hobart Thousand

2013 will see the 77th running of the Hobart Thousand, arguably Australia’s longest-running feature event. I say ‘arguably’ because while the Hobart Thousand, which started...

Maiden Takes Out Vic Peters Classic

Forty years ago the Vic Peters Memorial Classic was taken out by a maiden greyhound for the only time in its long history. To that...

This Week In Racing History 5th November- 11th November

5th The 2007 City of Hume Cup, run over 725 metres at the Meadows, resulted in a quinella for Queensland with Technoman defeating compatriot Miss...