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A new Plus for Qld carnivals

The curtain has been drawn on another successful edition of the TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival and what a way to do it, with the Maroons winning the Origin Greyhound Series for the first time in four years.

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Breeding Column – By David Brasch

VICTORIES by Gatlin in the G1 Vic Peters and Embrace in the G1 Peter Mosman Opal at Wentworth Park celebrated some significant bloodline combinations that continue to be proven at the highest level.

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Mark’s loving Grafton move

The morning winter chill may have been biting outside, but inside Mark Moroney’s custom-built caravan annex at the Grafton Greyhound Racing club there was the warm glow of contentment.

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Capalaba tips hat to one of the best

John ‘Bunny’ Brasch has seen and called plenty of major race days and isn’t flustered by any background pomp and ceremony. But recently at the boutique Capalaba straight track, even Bunny was feeling just a little emotional.

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Ekka puts greyhounds on show

Trainer Corey Mutton’s ‘bench’ at the Ekka, where he waits to exhibit his racing greyhounds, has become a pseudo information booth for curious showgoers keen to know more about one of the oldest pure-bred canines in the world.

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Nev gives the nod to This Time Sara

A greyhound owner-trainer in his own right and a show judge for almost five decades, Nev Jackson said it was a privilege and honour to judge last month’s Ipswich Racing Greyhound Sweepstakes at the Ipswich Showgrounds.

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Hinto chases more success

UP-AND-COMING chaser Hinto franked his WA Derby win from earlier in the year when he claimed the Westcha$e final over 520m on a drenched Cannington circuit at the start of July.

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Ruby dazzles in Oaks romp

WYNYARD-bred, owned and trained greyhound Wynburn Ruby made amends for her unsuccessful mainland campaign by scoring an all-the-way win in the recent final of the $11,255 Sires On Ice Tasmanian Oaks (515m) at the Ladbrokes Racing Centre in Launceston.

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No shortage of Townsville highlights

Have dog will travel! That is the motto of almost everyone in the greyhound industry and is the reason why its followers are among the most travelled of any Aussie. Each month Chase will highlight a spot on the map of Australia, usually coinciding with a major greyhound race, and explain why you should stop off and smell the roses. This month we look at Townsville.

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Industry’s future is secure

As the new financial year commences, the long-term sustainability of the Queensland racing industry has been secured following the recent funding announcement from the Palaszczuk Government.

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Darwin wins more than the ‘numbers game’

Former A Grade batsman Greg Aldam has always been good at the ‘numbers game’. In recent years, as manager of the Darwin Greyhound Club, he has been at the striker’s end as the boutique club has notched some impressive numbers.

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Mosman is always a Classic

One of the great greyhound races in NSW is run at this time each year and although it has had a few name changes over the years, it is its current title – the Peter Mosman Classic – that provides its fame and prestige.

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Sit back and relax … Darwin style

Have dog will travel! That is the motto of almost everyone in the greyhound industry and is the reason why its followers are among the most traveled of any Aussie. Each month Chase will highlight a spot on the map of Australia, usually coinciding with a major greyhound race, and explain why you should stop off and smell the roses. This month we look at Darwin.

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Ned is quietly confident Flying Amy history will repeat

Veteran South-East Queensland trainer Keith ‘Ned’ Snow sat quietly with friends at the ‘Table of Knowledge’ on Thursday night at Albion Park as a powerhouse platoon of interstate raiders assembled to steal the Group 2 $150,000 Flying Amy Classic final away from the Sunshine State.

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Queensland racing funding secured

The long-term sustainability of the Queensland racing industry has been secured following today’s (Monday’s) funding announcement from the Palaszczuk Government including a new 5% racing levy.

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Just A Sort puts Brett in carnival party mood

Premier Queensland trainer Tony Brett may not currently boast the ballistic missiles of previous major race campaigns, but his ‘ground troops’ have already made an impact on this year’s $1.9million TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival.

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Ezmae the pick of Futures market

Betting into any greyhound futures market is a double-edged sword, as genuine value may be identified but the realization that you are also wagering on an ‘all-in’ product with no refund possible should your selection fail to make the final field, naturally causes apprehension.

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‘Duke’ finally has a ‘good one’

Mark Duclos has been surrounded by greyhound greatness almost all his life – so close he could literally touch it. But for the man widely regarded as the media face of greyhound racing in Australia, close enough isn’t good enough.

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Who’s your delegate at GCA?

For those not aware of the make up of Greyhound Clubs Australia, there are two delegates from each state who have been nominated to represent their respective regions at a national level.

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Race honours Tassie icon

A COVETED trophy, a rug, and cheque for $12,050 await the winner of this year’s Shane Yates Memorial (461m), to be decided at the Devonport@Hobart meeting on July 26.

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Pair combine for another ‘Rumble’

JEFF Cumming and Steve Kavanagh have been mates for decades. The pair have combined with the whelping of three bitches and two dogs by Steve’s Golden Easter Egg winner and top sire Cosmic Rumble from Donna Rumble (Primo Uno-Rumble Street).

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The Blip has become a major success

GREG Paull refers to him simply at “The Blip” and insists that without Masters racing in Queensland the dog may have been in the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) a long time ago and not building a forever home with his owner.

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The Trainer column: Warren Nicholls

South-East Queensland trainer Warren Nicholls returned to the lead and collar as a full-time trainer eight years ago when he bought the Churchable property and has worked his way into the top ranks of the profession.

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We’re straight back into racing

At just after 12.49pm on a sunny Wednesday in April the lids pinged on what should have been a low-interest maiden at Capalaba. But in the long history of this boutique straight track, few events have attracted as much focus and relief.

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August 27: The Nationals are back!

After Covid 19 took care of the 2020 and 2021 Nationals it is fantastic to be able to announce that the Nationals Championships will return in 2022 under the banner of ‘Sensational Sydney’ in late August.

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Tips for newcomers: By Tom Tzouvelis

BEFORE I get into giving my insight into the ways and means of embracing greyhound racing, I have to tell a story … a story I’m a bit embarrassed to tell, but one all newcomers to the industry should take on board.

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McInerney lands Easter Cup

Trainer Blake Pursell kennel landed his first classic race win for 2022 at Ladbrokes Park in Hobart recently when McInerney claimed the 84th running of the Brighton Hair & Beauty Easter Cup (461m).

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Darren Taylor

CENTRAL Queensland’s Darren Taylor last year achieved something few can claim – he won both the Rockhampton and Bundaberg trainers’ premierships.

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The welcome mat is out at Moree

The hard-working committee from the Moree Greyhound Racing Club, one of the country’s most historic greyhound organisations, is hoping this year’s rich Easter carnival will help reinvigorate the sport in the western NSW region.

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Jodie follows family tradition

Family dynasties are as crucial a part of greyhound racing as the collar and lead. On April 8, Ballarat Cup night, Jodie Faralla’s lineage will come squarely into the industry’s spotlight.

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Queensland Racing Industry connects for flood relief

As the full devastation of the Southeast Queensland floods became clear, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) and Racing Queensland (RQ) joined forces to contact as many racing participants as possible to see if they were safe and if they needed any assistance.

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RMIS scheme a positive for animal welfare

“I would like to remind you about the benefits of the Racing Meeting Injury Scheme (RMIS) which has been in place since mid-2020 and provides significant financial support to cover veterinary treatment and rehabilitation costs for greyhounds injured during race meetings or official stewards’ trials.”

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Dam Slippery heads whelping focus

JANUARY produced some fascinating whelpings in Queensland to start the New Year. The standout of course had to be the three dogs and three bitches by Fernando Bale from Queensland greyhound of the year Dam Slippery (Dyna Double One-Go Mini Mouse).

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Test the soothing waters of Moree

Each month Chase will highlight a spot on the map of Australia, usually coinciding with a major greyhound race, and explain why you should stop off and smell the roses. This month we look at NSW’s Moree.

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Eddie wants to go down the Egg Carnival road again

WHEN the dust had settled at the end of the 2021 Golden Easter Egg carnival, glory had been bestowed upon some greats, boom youngsters were set on a career path to history, and tears were shed for legends of the industry achieving success in trying times.

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Kelly and Shipwreck gang up for Curry takeaway

VETERAN trainer Keith ‘Ned’ Snow, who admits his family has a distant connection to the infamous Ned Kelly, couldn’t stop smiling after his smart youngster Shipwreck won a drama-packed $72,250 Group 3 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden (520m) at Ipswich early last month.

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Looking back at 30 years of Qld GOTY stars

The Queensland Greyhound Of The Year Awards will be held on Friday, April 1, at the Queensland Cricketers Club at the Gabba. Former top racecaller, greyhound historian and popular Chase columnist Paul Dolan is tracking the award winners from 1971 through to the present.

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Plenty to see, and do, in Maitland

Each month Chase will highlight a spot on the map of Australia, usually coinciding with a major greyhound race, and explain why you should stop off and smell the roses. This month we look at NSW’s Maitland.

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Pivotal stage for new Qld HQ

The Greater Brisbane Greyhound Centre is now open for public consultation phase, which is the final phase before the Minister for Planning decides if the project should proceed under the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process.

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Industry thrives despite Covid impact

Covid continues to impact many in our industry as with most industries. It has caused significant disruption across the jurisdictions in terms of staff both at the controlling bodies as well as at the tracks around the country.

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Qld breeding stats show confidence is high

SOME fascinating whelpings among the latest Queensland listing, one by an age-old stud dog, another bred on some amazing proven crosses, another from a racetrack star – all going to prove the confidence of greyhound breeders in this industry.

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From the Caller’s Box

While in my local watering hole recently, helping to keep the profits of the XXXX parent company alive, there was a greyhound race on Sky which resulted in a dead heat.

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Ipswich riches return

“IT’S back where it belongs,” said Ipswich Greyhound Club president Merv Page, commenting on the prizemoney boost for the rich Group 3 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden Series over 520m, kicking off with heats on Saturday, January 22.

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Russell flushed by Deck’s straight win

TRAINER Darren Russell’s confidence in the lead-up to December’s Queensland Straight Track Championship was justified when Deck Fifty Two beat home heavily supported favourite Impact to book his place in the national final.

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A grand comeback by Mackay

Fernando Grand continued to enhance his reputation as one of South East Queensland’s most promising youngsters when he took out November’s Capalaba Derby.

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Thunder honour board includes greyhound elite

THE Paws Of Thunder was introduced in 2001 when the National Coursing Association turned a long-standing classic race into a major Group One feature that has since provided some of Australia’s  great sprinters with the ultimate glory.

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Meet the team behind GA

There is always such a build up to the Festive Season and then just like that, it’s over and we are into a New Year. I hope everyone had a wonderful break.

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Flame sparks euphoria for Hall

Graham Hall isn’t one to overuse superlatives but could only describe the feeling that came with training the winning quinella in December’s Queensland Flame as ‘euphoric’.

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Harley ready for clubs role

In greyhound racing, as in life, timing and communication are key.
That’s why most knowledgeable people in the industry nodded with genuine approval when Troy Harley was named as the new boss of Greyhound Clubs Australia (GCA).

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Retired racers benefit from grants program

Queensland organisations who maximise the post racing careers of racing animals have featured heavily as recipients of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (the Commission) Racing Animal Welfare RAW grants program.

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New QRIC boss appointed

After a comprehensive national and international recruitment campaign Mr Shane Gillard has been appointed as the new Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner.

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Bundy Mundys just get better

JUST like everyone else, we had to struggle through COVID-19 restrictions during 2021 but despite some difficulties at times, Bundy on a Mundy powered on and not only had a successful year of racing but an enjoyable one.

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Mandurah star on Cup path

LOCAL star Stanga Moose is to be given a chance of landing Mandurah’s biggest and most prestigious greyhound race, the Group 2 Mandurah Birthday Cup this month.

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Flame sparks a golden summer

An exciting new race that dangles a $1.145 million carrot in front of the winner and significant prizemoney increases has laid the platform for what promises to be a memorable 2021/22 TAB Golden Greys Summer Carnival at Albion Park.

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Rumble blitzes Ipswich rivals

“IT’S a nice feeling,” said legendary trainer Steve Kavanagh after his talented sprinter Louis Rumble impressively won last month’s $108,750 Group 2 TAB Ipswich Gold Cup (520m).

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From The Caller’s Box

THE spectacular win by the Leanne Hall-trained Extra Malt at Albion Park recently, coming from last to score over 520 metres, got a lot of chins wagging.

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Boody-ful night out at Rocky

IT was a fantastic night, says Amber Boody. The team had just landed the Futurity-Derby double with litter mates Love You Peaches and Blue Jeans Talk at Rockhampton last month.

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Flaming start to Qld summer carnival

By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL I’d like to start by touching on the recent unveiling of Racing Queensland’s qualifying race to determine its representation in the inaugural

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Who should Qld send to the Phoenix?

Caption: Proven chaser Farmor Beach is a popular selection to be Racing Queensland’s representative in the Phoenix, however Sky Racing’s Jason Lincoln believes it should be Indictment, pictured. (Photo: Box

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Queensland Flame is set to ignite

The Listed Queensland Flame is set to provide the Sunshine State with its qualifier into the inaugural running of the $1.145 million TAB Phoenix. Racing Queensland has announced the Flame

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Top price was a great buy says Mackay

Caption: A $9000 purchase … Claude Dacey with the Zambora Brockie-Jeannie Dreamer pup that  topped last month\’s Ipswich Puppy Auction. (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By MIKE HILL GARY Mackay was

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Typhoon alert for Melbourne Cup

Caption: Champion Victorian trainer Jason Thompson and Typhoon Sammy after the NSW country whirlwind set a new mark during the heats of the Bendigo Cup (Photo: BlueStream Pictures)   Group

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‘Fred’ proved himself a top gun

Caption: Poke The Bear with connections (from left) Holly and Sophie Thompson, Darren and Michael Puleio, Jason and Seona Thompson and the 2018 TAB Topgun trophy (Photo: BlueStream Pictures). Group

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Mal eyes Casino Cup repeat

Caption: Celebrations after the 2020 Casino Cup following Phantom Bonnie’s win. From left are Helen and Mal Ross, Lauraine Bailey and John Free (Photo: Lisa Vanderstok) By ALEX NOLAN Victory

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Simonette hands on GCA baton

By Chase editor Pat McLeod One of the greyhound industry’s most articulate advocates, David Simonette, has stepped out of the national spotlight, but not away from the sport. The inaugural

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Correct nominating procedures

As RQ moves to 100% online nominating by the start of 2022, it is important that trainers understand optimal nominating procedures when using the OzChase system. Nominations need to be

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Darryl lands first ‘quadrella’

CAPTION: Trainer Gary Mackay’s promising chaser Fernando Grand winning at Albion Park last month. (Photo: Box 1 Photography)  Albion Park News By ALEX NOLAN One of the most satisfying moments

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Stud career for No Easy Beat

By David Brasch HE\’S been a superstar from day one, but frustrating as well, but that is all about to change. ‘HE’ is No Easy Beat, the Zambora Brockie-Lilly Sur

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Proven matrons are August flavour

Each month Chase will highlight the story behind Queensland’s most recent complete monthly breeding statistics: August, 2021 By DAVID BRASCH PROVEN matrons, high class race bitches … that’s the theme

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Darren’s Sovereign hat-trick

Caption: Catcher Nicole Connell with the Darren Russell-trained chaser Hondo Herrera, winner of last month\’s Col Harris Gold Sovereign (630m) at Ipswich, with Susan Harris (left) and Debbie Leagh-Murray (right).

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Honeymoon is over for Destruction

Caption: Steve and Krystal Shinners (centre) with connections and Mandurah Cup winner Destruction. West Australian News By JAMES BROADHURST RISING star chaser Destruction gave Steve and Krystal Shinners their second

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Bob a master who did it all

Caption: The great Bob Brown with 1985 Launceston Gold Collar winner Matador Magnet. By Brennan Ryan Throughout the greyhound industry Robert William Brown is remembered as a fine conditioner of

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Devonport racing’s vital meeting

Caption: The future of Devonport greyhound racing is clouded after hurdles were reported in the shift from The Showgrounds to a newly built track. (Photo courtesy: Hobart Mercury) By David

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National straight track titles back on

Racing Queensland advises that The National Straight Track Championship (NSTC) Final has been rescheduled to December 19, 2021, at the Capalaba Greyhound Racing Club. All participating states (GRV, GRNSW, GRSA,

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Braddon duo on fire at Dubbo

Caption: Leading NSW country trainer Paul Braddon  MIKE HILL tracks the multiple-winning trainers across Australia THE powerful kennels of  Paul and Pamela Braddon dominated  the Lesley Ann Leonard Memorial Series

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Spotted Elk now a cult hero

Caption: Spotted Elk on her way to yet another Albion Park victory (Photo: Box 1 Photography) By Alex Nolan Spotted Elk may already be a hero to trainers Graham and

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Ipswich boasts quality auction

Caption: Trainer Peter Sullivan (centre back) with connections after Pokie Payout hung on to win a thrilling Futurity final (520m) at Ipswich (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By MIKE HILL POTENTIAL

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Cutlack joins elite company

Caption: Jedda Cutlack and Showdown (Photo: Box 1 Photography) Alex Nolan’s Albion Park wrap Seven days was all it took for up-and-coming trainer Jedda Cutlack to supersede her own career

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Qld phone nominations will end soon

RQ reminds stakeholders that phone nominations will be discontinued for all Queensland greyhound race meetings from January 1, 2022. We are now less than 100 days away from the deadline.

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Community and industry have their say

Caption: Results from the Commission’s industry survey highlighted that while each racing code faced different challenges, all racing codes consistently rated community perception as the greatest challenge for the industry.

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GAP greyhounds great global day out

Caption: The Great Global Greyhound Walk attracted more than 30 hounds to the walk at Decker Park, Brighton, in Brisbane. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) took

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Remembering Paddy Fitch (1926 – 2021)

Compiled by Paddy Fitch’s son David, Paddy’s family, Desley Williams and friends The final chapter in one of greyhound racing’s most endearing stories was completed on  Sunday, 19 September, with

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Bullet finishes like a shot

CAPTION: Talented sprinter Barcia Bullet wins the $5250 Bundaberg Derby  from Unencumbered and Off Break. (Photos: Uncle Rustys Photos) Qld regional round-up by MIKE HILL SMART Central  Queensland -trained sprinter

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Stargazer salutes after late berth

CAPTION: Robbie Brankstone (owner), Annalise Crudeli and Graham Crudeli (Team Crudeli) with Stargazer after the chaser’s upset victory. West Australian news by JAMES BROADHURST Stargazer made the most of his

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Maitland series reaches for the stars

Caption: A busy presentation arena after last year’s Ladbrokes Maitland Future Stars Maiden Series (400m) was taken out by Zipping Kyrgios By MIKE HILL THE $15,000-to-the-winner Ladbrokes Maitland Future Stars

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Exciting new era for Gawler Cup

Caption: Jackson Murray (Troy’s son), Troy Murray, Josh Thompson, Brett Thompson and Sarah Thompson with Major Major and Golden Night (right) after last year’s Gawler Gold Cup. (Photo: Kurt Donsberg)

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$28.9M boost to racing industry

By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL The Queensland racing industry continues to go from strength-to-strength following the recent unveiling of its Investment Growth Plan. As announced by Racing

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Nipper and Maggie look south

Caption: Wayne Scott and Farmor Beach after victory in the Queensland Sprint final (Photo: Box 1 Photography By ALEX NOLAN CONNECTIONS of Queensland’s newest State Champions Farmor Beach and Maggie

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Spotlight is back on Angle Park

Caption: Last year’s Adelaide Cup winner Golden Night with trainer Troy Murray (green vest at back) and a band of supporters. (Photo: Kurt Donsberg)  G3 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DERBY (530m) At

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Bundy sprinter is on a hot streak

Caption: The David Plummer-trained Fogelberg scoring another impressive win at Bundaberg ( Photo: Uncle Rustys Photos) Queensland Roundup with MIKE HILL THE David Plummer-trained sprinter Fogelberg is shaping as the

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Thompson eyes Healesville Cup

Caption: The Jason Thompson-trained Pirate Pete is a proven Healesville performer. (Photo: Bluestream Pictures) By Andrew Thomson There will be strong support for a local with a chance in the

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Syd goes back a long way

Caption: Syd Norris (right) caught up with his good mates Kevin Ellis and Merv Page (centre) at a recent Capalaba meeting. By TERRY WILSON SYD Norris is one of a

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Repeat mating of MDC breeding

Caption: The latest Qld breeding statistics reveals a repeat mating of the litter that produced Million Dollar Chase winner Handsome Prince (Photo courtesy The Daily Telegraph) Each month Chase will

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Unregistered training tracks warning

QRIC Stewards are warning all licensed participants that the use of unregistered training tracks is against the rules. In recent months Stewards have identified several greyhound trainers who are using

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The Barbers are off to a flying start

Caption: Cherylee and Stewart Barber with Bedrock Fred and Zinfandel Zara By David Brasch CHERYLEE Barber didn\’t think much of her husband Stewart\’s choice of pigeon racing. At weekends, when

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Coonamble switch to January

By TERRY WILSON SOME frantic work by dedicated officials may have saved one of country New South Wales’s biggest social events from going the way of the dodo. The Coonamble

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Mandurah Cup lures stars

CAPTION: One of the great Mandurah Cup winners, Sandi’s Me Mum, in full flight in one of her 62 career wins. Trained by the late Gerry O’Keefe, the champion WA

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Bigger is better for Toxic

Caption: Kira and Steve Withers (centre) with star chaser Tommy Shelby and connections after his recent return to the track. WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS With JAMES BROADHURST A CHANGE in diet

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Radley, Rushes take SA finals

Caption: SA Sprint Final winner Rushes gets a well-deserved pat from Tara Rasmussen. (Photos: Kurt Donsberg) South Australia wrap with KURT DONSBERG THE South Australian editions of the National Sprint

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Tradies love ‘Bundy Mundy’

Caption: Straight to the pool room! A happy group of tradies with On The Buses, winner of the Fraser Coast Plumbers and Gas Fitters 5th Grade (550m) at Bundaberg recently.

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Twisted Reality takes Shane Yates Memorial

CAPTION:Trainer Blake Pursell and connections after Twisted Reality’s victory in the recent Shane Yates Memorial Cup in Hobart. Tasmanian roundup with Brennan Ryan BRIGHTON mentor Blake Pursell celebrated his second

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Leading trainers bag five winners

MIKE HILL tracks the multiple-winning trainers across the nation IT\’S been a big few weeks for top trainers, Victoria\’s Andrea Dailly and Hunter Valley\’s Jason Mackay. Juggernauts of the sport,

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Tony Brett: The ‘Go To Man’

By Brisbane Greyhound Club CEO LUKE GATEHOUSE INTERSTATE raiders may have claimed the major prize pool from this year’s TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival, but true-blue Maroon Tony Brett

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More challenges on horizon

By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL The eyes of the nation have been on the Sunshine State over the past month, but that does not mean that challenges

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Dogs lure in top WA jockey

CAPTION: Jockey Ryan Hill gets plenty of attention from some of the pups at his 18-acre property. By David Brasch THAT Linda Britton can be pretty persuasive when she puts

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GA reset key to sustainability

By Greyhounds Australasia CEO Cherie Nicholl This is the last of three columns on the history, structure, and now purpose and strategy of Greyhounds Australia. In this column, I will

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Nationals finals cancelled

Caption: Part of the victory celebrations when Reidy’s Runner won the National Distance Championship at Cannington in 1999, the last time the Nationals were held. Greyhound Clubs Australia (GCA), in

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Qld scratching procedures

Racing Queensland would like to remind stakeholders of correct procedures for scratching a greyhound. We encourage trainers to scratch greyhounds via the OzChase portal. If this is not possible, trainers

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GAP team on show at the Ekka

The Queensland Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) will again be part of this year’s Ekka. We invite Queenslanders to visit the GAP team at the Stockman’s Rest outside the main arena

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New North Qld GAP now open

Caption: Kennel attendant Kerrianne Kerr with Normie at the new NQ GAP The North Queensland Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) now has new premises. The doors are open at the new

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Baba just keeps on running

CAPTION: Jeff Galea’s fawn sprinter Run Baba Run has raced as light as 24.5kg but that hasn’t stopped her from clocking up 23 wins at multiple tracks from an impressive

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Ownership model takes off in WA

Caption: Some of the participants in Racing and Wagering WA’s ‘Chase The Dream’ greyhound racing promotion By DAVID BRASCH (Each month Chase puts the spotlight on a person and/or their

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Coonamble is ready to hit back

CAPTION: All being well, the popular Coonamble carnival will return in early October after falling victim to the COVID-19 crisis last year. By TERRY WILSON THEY’RE showing tons of spirit,

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Trainers back Cranbourne Classic

Caption: Last year’s Cranbourne Cup winner Taken (Jason Thompson). Photo: BlueStream Pictures  CRANBOURNE CLASSIC (520m) Group 3 ($25,000 to winner) Heats August 13. Final Saturday August 21. Restricted to greyhounds

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Trainers laud Grafton track

CAPTION: From left, co-trainer Mick Lill with More Sauce, winner of the Village Green Hotel ‘Fat Albert’ Sprinters Cup at Grafton, Claire Johnson (Village Green Hotel), Mark Knott (retail manager

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St Leger launches super careers

Caption: Catch The Thief (Matt Clark) flys to victory in last year’s Warragul St Leger (Photo: BlueStream Pictures) WARRAGUL ST LEGER (460m) Group 3 ($25,000 to the winner) August 7

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Serong kicks goals of his own

Caption: Trainer Paul Stuart with Serong after the chaser had held on to win the recent Wescha$e at Cannington. West Australian news By JAMES BROADHURST Unlike his namesake, classy young

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Sassy a classy Tassie lassie

CAPTION: Sassy Galaxy winning the Country Oaks before completing a feature double in the recent Tasmanian Oaks at Launceston. By Brennan Ryan Exceptional Tasmanian sprinter Sassy Galaxy continued Loira trainer

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A Champagne hurdling performance

Caption: The Ray Burman-trained Out Of Champagne crushes her rivals with a brilliant 30.33s maiden romp at Ipswich last month. Photo: Just Greyhound Photos. By MIKE HILL HIGHLY promising youngster

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Hopes high for a home victory

Caption: Owner Todd Wiegand with his winning treble at Capalaba (Photo: Erin Cameron) By TERRY WILSON THERE are still plenty of trials and racing to be done, but a month

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Dave excited by new Grafton track

PICTURED: Dave Irwin with his dual Sprinters Cup winner Scissor Queen. (Photo: The Daily Examiner) WINTER CARNIVAL FINALS NIGHT July 7: Sprinters Cup (450m) $20,000. Stayers Cup (650m) $15,000. Maiden

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Date changes for feature Qld races

Racing Queensland advises some important changes to the feature race calendar in 2021-22. Firstly, the Townsville Cup carnival will be run in the first two weeks of September rather than

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Ricciardo gives owners a flying start

By DAVID BRASCH THE unfortunate breakdown during the Golden Easter Egg carnival of superstar Flying Ricciardo (pictured) has given broodbitch owners a golden opportunity to tap into the fastest Wentworth

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Garrard family steeped in racing

CAPTION: Stephen Gerrard as a young boy with his father Mal. Stephen learned a lot from his father,  a talented jockey-turned-trainer who enjoyed great success with the likes of Doomben

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Damien’s star on the rise in WA

Caption: Trainer Damien Crudeli (left) celebrates with family at the Winter Cup presentation. James Broadhurst’s West Australian roundup AS Damien Crudeli walked back to the kennels following the victory of

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Upset \’Victa-ry’ in SA Group 3

Caption: Distance Championship winner Bedrock Fred with (from left) Gavin Harris, Stewart Barber, Michael Ceravolo, Cherylee Barber and Shaun Mathieson. (Photo: KURT DONSBERG) KURT DONSBERG’s South Australian roundup The Howard

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The Caller’s Box

By PAUL DOLAN HERE’S a question that would stump most greyhound racing enthusiasts at a trivia night. Name a feature race which has had four homes? That is, has been

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National rules update extension

Due to overwhelming interest in the proposed national rules update, we are extending the consultation period to August 9, 2021. This is to ensure that everyone involved in the industry

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Carnival is off and racing

By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL The TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival officially commenced last month, with two Listed races – the Brisbane Young Guns and Carnival

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From The Caller’s Box

Caption: Keith Sternberg with champion trainer Tony Brett  (Photo: Box 1 Photography) By Paul Dolan SINCE retiring from racecalling in September, 2018, I haven’t made it to the Ipswich track

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Greyhounds a hit at Ipswich Show

By MIKE HILL MOTHERHOOD is certainly agreeing with the former Jason Bloomfield-trained chaser Monica\’s Joy. Not only has the white and brindle bitch, owned by the Rinky Dink syndicate of

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Greyhound investment starts to pay off

Caption: Champion Queensland trainer Tony Brett, with another potential champion, Orchestrate, after success in the Rockhampton Cup  By DAVID BRASCH THIRTY-year-old Tom Kinnear was just 24 when he realised thoroughbred

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Houdini Boy off to stud career

Each month Chase will highlight the story behind Queensland’s most recent complete monthly breeding statistics: March, 2021 By DAVID BRASCH GROUP 1 star Houdini Boy has been retired to stud.

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Qwara Bale rules at ‘the Bool’

Caption: Qwara Bale was at her brilliant best in demolishing her rivals in the Warnambool Cup. (Photo: Clint Anderson – BlueStream Pictures) By ANDREW THOMSON UP-and-coming star sprinter Qwara Bale

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Qld race meeting injury scheme

The race meeting injury scheme (RMIS) was introduced to provide funding towards treatment and rehabilitation of greyhounds sustaining serious injuries at race meetings in Queensland. Eligible injuries include bone fractures,

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Role changes for QRIC Stewards

Wade Hadley has commenced in the role of Acting Greyhound Chief Steward and Dan Broxham has commenced in the role of Acting Greyhound Deputy Chief Steward. Wade and Dan both have

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Rehome your greyhounds through QRIC’s GAP

Each year The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC)’s Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) rehomes approximately 240 greyhounds with Queensland families. When greyhounds retire from racing, owners and trainers can rehome them

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Location update a key responsibility

By Mark Ainsworth APM, Acting Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner While most greyhound owners are diligent about updating the location of their greyhound, there have been instances of greyhounds not having

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‘Woosie’ is already a winner

Caption: Darcy Tyrrell, son Elliot and friend Ian Harris with their first greyhound, whose kennel name is ‘Woosie’ (Zambora Brockie-Alpha Nemesis) By David Brasch JENNIFER Tyrrell sat with her family

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Garth back in sport he loves

Caption: Garth Roese and his son Aidan with Zulu Thunder, the trainer’s first winner when he returned to greyhound racing. By GARY CLARK DESPITE his love of dogs, family became

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At 43.2kg, he’s one big bopper

Caption: Trainer Bianca Whitford and Chris Johnson with General Rose (Photo: Box 1 Photography) By DAVID BRASCH COOMINYA trainer Bianca Whitford could see the funny side when Mick Zammit was

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Pav is building a strong team

Caption: Rockhampton owner Pav Cheimardinov with his smart sprinter Black Maxie. By MIKE HILL CONSTRUCTION company boss Pav Cheimardinov says his foray into the greyhound industry at Rockhampton is just

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Rhonda ends quiet run in style

Caption: North Queensland trainer Rhonda Essery with Saltarello after victory in the Versatility Final (498m) at Townsville. (Photo: Louise Partland) QUEENSLAND WRAP by MIKE HILL LEADING trainer Rhonda Essery couldn’t

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New-look track so much better

MAIN GRAFTON WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE June 28: Maiden heats (450m). June 30: Sprinters Cup heats (450m); Stayers Cup heats (650m). July 7: Sprinters Cup final (450m) $20,000; Stayers Cup final

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Race honours top Tassie caller

Caption: The 2005 Minister’s Gift winner Supa Snoop with with trainer Ted Medhurst’s daughter Emily. SHANE YATES MEMORIAL CUP TASBRED – 461m – Grades 3, 4 & 5. Run  at

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Hobby scores six in WA

Caption: WA’s Nambeelup-based trainer David Hobby has celebrated plenty of success recently  Mike Hill Tracks the multiple-winning trainers across Australia LEADING trainer David Hobby led the charge with multiple winners

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Paul Dolan’s flashbacks

TEN YEARS AGO – JUNE 2011: PRETTY MALAIKA for Frank Hancock wins the Border Park Galaxy. That was the third last running of the event, which ceased in 2013 and

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Covid remains a challenge

By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL Once again, COVID-19 has presented its challenges, with Brisbane and surrounding local government areas forced into another snap lockdown at the back

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That was a Hallmark decision

Caption: Time to celebrate for Leanne and Graham Hall. (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By MIKE HILL A RELIEVED Leanne and Graham Hall embraced trackside after their brave sprinter Extra Malt

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Larry is feeling right at home

John Strachin (Larry) relaxing indoors By MIKE HILL THE well-known phrase \’Happy as Larry\’ could have been penned solely for talented North Queensland greyhound John Strachin. The super consistent Townsville

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Capalaba is set to make history

Caption: Handler Chenille Yeomans, part-owner Jenny Emery and trainer Jamie Hosking with Columbian King (Photo: Erin Cameron) By TERRY WILSON THINGS are looking good for an historic National Straight Track

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Big bucks for Grafton ‘gala’

Caption: Work on the redeveloped Grafton greyhound complex is surging towards completion MAIN GRAFTON WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE June 28: Maiden heats (450m). June 30: Sprinters Cup heats (450m); Stayers Cup

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Strong first season for Sennachie

Each month Chase will highlight the story behind Queensland’s most recent complete monthly breeding statistics: February, 2021 By David Brasch VICTORIAN studmaster Steve White is beaming with confidence about the

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From The Caller\’s Box

Caption: The presentation after Columbian King (Jamie Hosking) had taken out the recent Capalaba Cup. (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By PAUL DOLAN The recent Con Sciacca Capalaba Cup had all

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Cup honours Wagga icon

By Gary Clark The Hull name in Wagga is famous within the areas of politics, business and racing. And one of the most famous members of the family is Graeme

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All participants must be truthful

By Mark Ainsworth APM, Acting Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner I would like to highlight to all Queensland greyhound racing participants the importance of the information that you provide to the

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Interval training a winner

Top trainer Jamie Ennis By DAVID BRASCH \”When I was in the US working with (US thoroughbred Hall of Famer) Bob Baffert, I noticed that the most improvement I had

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Tonk times Cup run to perfection

Caption: Perth Cup presentation – Dennis O’Brien (Greyhounds WA) with Correy Grenfell (trainer) and Tiggerlong Tonk  WA wrap by James Broadhurst Two out of three isn’t bad, in fact it’s

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Family cheers Doll’s dazzler

Steve Bland with Cambla Doll and members of his family. (Photo: Uncle Rustys Photos) Queensland country wrap by MIKE HILL GOODWOOD trainer Steve Bland admitted to being a bit emotional

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Fancy Pants just keeps getting faster

Caption: Owner-trainer Scott Atkinson with his smart young sprinter Fancy Pants, winner of last month’s $3675 Townsville Maiden 1000 Final (380m). (Photo: Louise Partland) By MIKE HILL EX-soldier Scott Atkinson

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Mark just wild about Teddy

By DAVID BRASCH MARK Bell was a young man pottering about the streets with a couple of greyhounds in his kennel when he made the best choice of his life.

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GAP National Adoption Days

This year, National Adoption Days will be a little different across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With each state having differing levels of COVID-19 restrictions and requirements for

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The heartache behind the cheers

Caption: There’s been plenty of tears, but it was time for cheers when owner/breeder Clint Kratzmann, (centre) and training duo Mick and Selena Zammit celebrated Oh Mickey being named the

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Latest Stud Book is now available

Greyhounds Australasia is pleased to announce that Volume 68 of the Australian and New Zealand Greyhound Stud Book is now available for download online. The Stud Book is often referred

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Women certainly ‘roar’ in Queensland

By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL The Queensland racing industry recently celebrated the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in recognition of International Women’s Day on

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Byers receives prestigious award

Pictured: Trainer Pauline Byers and her son Shane with Greg Board, owner of  Ipswich GOTY winner Spring Rock. Photo: Just Greyhound photos. By MIKE HILL PAULINE BYERS – Woman in

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Dream start for Ipswich Young Gun

Caption: Proud trainer Daniel Lee with Ipswich Young Guns winner Nando Dreamer (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By MIKE HILL THE most pleasing thing about Nando Dreamer is that she\’s a

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Extra Malt arrives for Team Hall

Caption: Graham and Leanne Hall with Extra Malt (Photo: Box 1 Photography)  ISAAC MURPHY’S Albion Park Roundup A week’s a long time in greyhound racing and that’s all it took

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Grafton on track for grand opening

Caption: Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis pictured with Grafton Greyhound Racing Club President, John Corrigan, Greyhound Racing NSW CEO Tony Mestrov and ‘Rusty’ the greyhound outside what will be the new

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‘He’s changed our lives’

Caption: Brian is relaxed and at home with his family on the Gold Coast. \”IT\’S one of the best things we\’ve done,\” says Gold Coast couple Mike and Miok. They

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National rules: Have your say

By Mark Ainsworth APM, Acting Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner A HIGHLIGHT of the Queensland greyhound calendar is the annual Greyhound of the Year awards, which were held on March 19.

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Joanne receives QRIC Welfare Award

Caption: A justifiably proud Joanne Wooler with her QRIC Welfare Award, which was presented by Greyhound Senior Stipendiary Steward Dan Broxham (Photo: Box 1 Photography) North Queensland trainer Joanne Wooler

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From the Caller’s Box

Caption: All eyes up the straight at Capalaba (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By Paul Dolan There’s been a real resurgence of interest in straight track greyhound racing in recent years.

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Star NQ chasers retired

Caption: Segredo, a former Townsville GOTY title holder, has been forced into retirement. Photo: Louise Partland. By MIKE HILL TWO of the stars of Townsville racing have been forced into

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Memphis sizzles from the jump

Caption: Jay Jacobsen (handler – kneeling) and Shayne Williams (far right) with connections of Rippin’ Memphis WA Roundup with JAMES BROADHURST Early speed is a huge advantage in greyhound racing

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Albert’s Diary

Caption: I recently met up with GRNSW CEO Tony Mestrov after taking a look at the work going on at the Grafton track which is on target for its comeback

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Air Marshall has Mt Gambier lure

COMMERCIAL HOTEL MT GAMBIER CUP (512m) Listed (14,275 prizemoney) Heats: Sunday, April 11. Final: Sunday, April 18. By TERRY WILSON CLUB officials were hoping that leading trainer Ray Murray would

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Sweet taste of that first victory

Caption: Tim and Hannah Prado are all smiles after their winning debut in greyhound racing courtesy of Tupelo Tommy, at Ipswich recently. (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos)  By David Brasch TIM

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Veteran cameraman has a new focus

Caption: Dan Fewtrell, left, and long-standing Ipswich club official Merv Page (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos)  By PAUL DOLAN After twenty years working as the video cameraman at the Capalaba and

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The Jet is now at stud

By DAVID BRASCH JOHN Catton knows only too well the raw ability and lightning pace possessed by Jasper The Jet. He knows it so well, he now wants to share

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Rod recalls his Classic double

Caption: Trainer Rodney Walker (white jacket) after Swanky View’s win in the inaugural Illingworth Classic. The race honours Tasmanian greyhound great Des Illingworth, who is pictured on the left.  

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This is an industry for everyone

By Greyhounds Australasia CEO CHERIE NICHOLL At the time of writing, Victoria again finds itself in stage 4 lockdown. I had been very much looking forward to attending The Meadows

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Red hot field set for Capalaba Cup

Caption: Capalaba Derby winner Columbian King with handler Chenille Yeomans and trainer Jamie Hosking (Photo: Erin Cameron) CON SCIACCA CAPALABA CUP ($37,500) (366m, Listed) Heats March 21, final March 28

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Our future is already here

By David Brasch LUKE Adams knew from the time he was 12 that greyhound racing was for him. Every weekend he would head out to Barry Gibbons\’ property where his

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Be aware of heartworm in racing dogs

What is heartworm? Heartworm is a parasitic nematode (Dirofilaria immitis) that is transmitted to greyhounds by both saltmarsh and freshwater mosquitoes. Heartworm larvae migrate in the blood vessels of greyhounds

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Record ‘debut’ for rising star

Caption: Lynette and Des Gough with their kennel star Silver Lake (Photo: Peter Morganti)  By Andrew Thomson A star was born in the heats of the Western Districts Derby at Ballarat

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