On the Saturday night after his best week ever in greyhound racing, high profile Queensland trainer Tony Brett slept better than he had in a long time.
THE 2022 Nationals – Sensational Sydney – will be staged in the Harbour City from August 25-27 and will lay the platform for what dawns as the greatest era in greyhound racing in Australasia.
Sky Racing’s greyhound doyen Jason Lincoln was having his ‘Let It Ride’ moment.
IT IS fitting it was the Capalaba Club that decided to honour veteran dog man Syd Norris, 86, with honorary life membership of the club at a special race meeting in July.
TOWNSVILLE is gearing up for its rich annual Cup Carnival, kicking off with the $25,000 Listed Wildcard (498m) series this month.
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.
Deep within the kennel block at Albion Park on Group 1 night, master trainer Tony Brett, would not have heard The Angels Tribute Show belt out the Aussie rock anthem, Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again. It was eerily prophetic.
WITH a family connection to bushranger Ned Kelly, veteran south-east Queensland trainer Keith ‘Ned’ Snow would love to hijack tonight’s (Thursday’s) Group 1 $225,000 TAB Queensland Cup (710m) final at Albion Park with potential superstar Oh Oh Range.
LEGENDS have won the Peter Mosman. Legends have won the Vic Peters. None win them both … unless it is Brother Fox.
THE June 2021 victory by Bold Character in the Regional Origin Challenge at Albion Park had a profound effect on the lives of the dog’s owners, Ben Sheppard and his family, and trainer Greg Cannon.
WHEN Dustin Drew looks back at the recent victory of his family’s star stayer Untapped in the Group 1 Sandown Cup, he is quick to give credit where credit is due.
WARRNAMBOOL breeder Noel Mugavin is nothing but loyal.
Back in early 2020 he had just retired a dog called Benali (Barcia Bale-Born Ali).
OWNER Doug Warrington just couldn’t stay awake to see his smart sprinter Wink At Me win the $9800 Grand Prix (498m) at the Townsville Showgrounds last month.
WHEN I was asked to write this article for Chase magazine I thought about the current state of greyhound racing in Australia. Greyhound racing is charging ahead and in recent years there has been a significant change in the industry.
SPRINGVALE Max showed he’s a dog on the up with a dominant display in the recent Group 3 Howard Ashton series.
Local greyhound racing participant Hannah Pearce celebrated her first success in the sport as Wellington Blaze produced a thrilling performance in taking out the Tasmanian Breeders Classic Final (461m) at Ladbrokes Park in Hobart on June 20.
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.
The Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club has announced the four invitees for the $57,500 Group 3 Garrard’s Superstayers Invitational (710m) to be held on Thursday night, 23 June, at Albion Park.
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.
Tony Brett expects the Flying Amy series of 2022 will be the strongest field ever assembled for the Group 2 event in the history of dog racing in Queensland.
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.
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.
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission reminds all racing participants there are new national and local greyhound racing rules that change vaccination and desexing requirements.
Terry Priest has weathered many storms over his lengthy career, but has been crippled by the freakish wet that has decimated the racing calendar at Queensland’s Capalaba course over the past three months.
“YES, all going well, we’ll be heading north to Townsville to defend the cup in September,” said a delighted Matt Heilbronn.
BY his own admission, Sydneysider Frank Hession has been around a bit. Dubbo based for 30 years on a 25-acre property, he is a racing fanatic.
BRILLIANT Tasmanian-bred sprinter Nail ‘Em Fencer turned in a front-running display at Launceston to take out the recent $16,100-to-the-winner Ladbrokes Illingworth Classic (515m).
he Queensland racing industry never ceases to amaze. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago, our participants have shown an unwavering support to keep the industry going.
WHILE the Group 1 Sandown Cup, boasting $175,000 as a winner’s purse, is naturally the big attraction, May carnival racing at Sandown also will feature two important Group 1 events for sprinters.
TARQUIN Neal admits he became a bit boisterous as his sprinter Sushi Mango headed for victory in the $57,500 Group 3 Ipswich Auction Series final (520m) last month.
THERE aren’t many jobs or roles in greyhound racing with which Bob Lambert hasn’t had an involvement.
The new Greyhounds Australasia Rules commenced on 1 May 2022 and Chief Greyhound Steward Wade Hadley said the changes are notable, including Rule 127 which deals with the period of suspension to be imposed for marring or failing to pursue.
ISABELLE Gilmartin is a teenager dedicated to her dogs. She’s one of the fresh, young faces the industry desperately needs for the sport to grow.
OWNER-trainer Robert Jacobsen was a happy man after Jagger Moves staged a powerful late surge to win the rich Group 3 Bundaberg Cup (550m) in late March.
In late May some of the country’s best chasers will be drawn to Dubbo because of what Shayne Stiff, his hard-worming committee and the central western NSW town have created.
TON “supremo” John Corrigan admits to being “70 something” but is adamant the time has NOT come for him to slow down a notch or two.
GRSA: Leading Victorian greyhound trainer Angela Langton’s big day at Tara Raceway yesterday now has her well placed to collect a Greyhound Racing SA Murray Bridge Cup/Mount Gambier Cup bonus.
“MY father George got me into greyhound racing when I was 15 years old … and I was so reluctant to do so.”
“It is heartbreaking. That is the only term you can use. Especially for the staff who work so hard to present great racing week-in, week-out.”
SIX years ago, Mick Gibilisco retired after 28 years as a director of Sandown Greyhound Club.
QUEENSLANDERS will be well aware of the ability of Federal Morgan who has been retired to stud duties.
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.
“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.”
ROB Readings was a familiar name and face on television in south-east Queensland for over 40 years.
PREMIER South Australian trainers Tony Rasmussen and Tracie Price achieved incredible personal milestones at their principal tracks last month.
MURRAY Bridge President Neville Loechel achieved a dream result recently when his dog Weblec Ranger won his home-town cup.
ALLAN Watts landed his biggest race win when All Genres was successful in the inaugural $25,000 Bundaberg Wildcard Series (550m) last month.
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.
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.
“I’d encourage anyone that has any doubts or misconceptions about the greyhound industry to do their own research and not just base their opinions on the thoughts of others like I did.”
It was back in 2004 when Queenslander Terry and his dog Whiskey Assassin, were thrust into the world spotlight of greyhound racing.
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.
This is a friendly reminder from the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission about the importance of keeping your racing greyhound vaccinated and protected from diseases such Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Kennel Cough.
LAST year the Western Districts Derby became a sort of unwanted smash-up race which forced the annual event to be relocated away from its traditional home at Ballarat and moved to Geelong.
TRICIA Fuller decided it was a good time to pull the plug. She has been battling away for the past two-and-a-half years, keeping her interest in greyhound training via the deeds of a very smart race bitch called Mrs Sing.
LEADING Townsville trainer Rhonda Essery is confident she can win back-to-back Country Cups in February.
TOP trainer Ron Brook last month landed his first feature success at Bundaberg since down-scaling his operation.
SIRES on Ice took a bit of a gamble some years ago when they decided to back Group 1 star Zambora Brockie at stud.
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is calling on all greyhound owners and trainers to consider vaccinating their greyhounds against Canine Coronavirus.
RQ reminds stakeholders that December is the final month of phone nominations before online nominating becomes compulsory for all Queensland greyhound meetings.
RAY Fewings has worn many caps in a long career in racing of the three codes.
THE October AGM saw some new faces as well as some old ones elected to the Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club committee.
Caption: Helen Houston and Burnt Briar after victory in the Bob Vernon Memorial (Photo: Just Greyhound Photos) By Chase Editor Pat McLeod (Each month Chase puts the spotlight on a
Greyhound breeder and trainer Graham Hall has been selected as the QRIC Greyhound Racing Injury Working Group’s industry participant representative. An expression of interest was published in last month’s Chase
Caption: Glen Mollison (pictured) is still celebrating after his first venture into greyhounds – Do It – won the Adelaide Cup. And it’s all thanks to his workmate and co-owner
Caption: Former voice of Tasmanian greyhound racing Rod Marsh had a great time calling the dogs. Group 1 Ladbrokes Hobart Thousand (461m) Heats: Thursday, December 9 Final: Thursday, December 16
Caption: Top WA trainer Paul Stuart with his promising young sprinter and Mandurah Cup hopeful Serong. By MIKE HILL LEADING WA trainer Paul Stuart will take a strong trio of
Caption: Trainer Lauren Harris and her partner Ryan Tugwell with Don’t Tell Lies after her upset win in the Coffex Coffee Oaks. (Photo: Kurt Donsberg) South Australian wrap with KURT
Many factors influence the temperament of adult dogs including genetics, whelping environment and the dam’s experience in the last trimester of pregnancy, but most importantly, experiences during the first year
The Commission encourages participants to come forward and report any information about the mistreatment of racing animals or wrongdoing within the industry. What information should be reported? We ask that
By PAUL DOLAN MOST Australians are spending more time at home presently, for obvious reasons. I don’t sit glued to the television all day but must own up to watching
By TERRY WILSON RAY and Mary Burman readily acknowledge that they did not have a clue about the breed when a greyhound first made its way into their home. That
By Isaac Murphy Jason Thompson has won some of the biggest races in Australia, but never has the Victorian had the sustained success he’s had at the Brisbane Cup. The
Caption: Trainer Darren Taylor with Barcia Bullet, winner of both the Rockhampton and Bundaberg Grand Prix features and Jordan Taylor with Off Break, third in both races. Queensland Country round-up
Caption: Plenty of smiles after Bold Character’s win in the Regional Origin Challenge at Albion Park (Photo: Box 1 Photography) By DAVID BRASCH GREG Cannon modestly describes the victory of
CAPTION: Top Victorian breeder Barry Smith has great memories of Mepunga Hayley’s win in the 2014 Group 1 Maturity at The Meadows. By David Brasch BARRY Smith knows when and
By Greyhounds Australasia CEO Cherie Nicholl By the time this edition is published, GA, with the jurisdictions, will be in the final stages of the 2021 GA strategic plan reset.
IT was a real family affair when the Evelyn Harris-trained Ultimate Display (right) caused an upset in the recent Don Waldron Memorial Final (484m) at Casino. Ultimate Display, owned by
By MIKE HILL WORK on the long-awaited lure rail replacement at the Rockhampton greyhound complex began last month. It is part of a major renovation for the track years in
Caption: Ben Rawlings gives a congratulatory kiss to Barbados Express after victory in the Bayroad Queens Stayers Final at Murray Bridge. (Photo: Kurt Donsberg) South Australia Roundup with KURT DONSBERG
By TERRY WILSON ALL going well, the Flying Amy classic could soon be among five Group 1 races staged at Albion Park in Brisbane. The latest edition of the 520m
Group 1 Sapphire Crown (515m) Best 32 females nominated Heats May 13. Final May 21 $100,000 to the winner Group 1 Sandown Cup (715m) Best 32 nominated Heats May
By DAVID BRASCH IT\’S lucky for Kevin Murnane and his partner Jeannine that Thagoona (near Ipswich, Qld) locals Bill and Jan Warner have a wanderlust for tripping about the country
Caption: Catch The Thief won last year’s WA Derby for Jason Thompson By Isaac Murphy The Group Two Western Australian Derby and Oaks are the type of races every trainer
Jack Nelson, a founding father of greyhound racing in Tasmania By BENNAN RYAN Jack Nelson’s huge passion for greyhound racing embraced a more than 40-year involvement. It was his wisdom
Tasmanian & GCA Hall of Fame administrator the late Ray Lawrence Foley By BRENNAN RYAN THERE have been only three significant characters to have held the position of club secretary
Caption: Pictured at the Queensland 2020 TAB Greyhound of the Years Awards were, from left, Qld Racing Minister Hon Grace Grace, Jodee Jennings, Todd Robartson and David Salmon, Manager RadioTAB.
Caption: Handler and trainer in her own right Lorraine Isles with the Paul McIlveen-prepared Bad And Boujee, winner of last month\’s $5250 Bundaberg Young Guns (550m). Photo: Uncle Rustys Photos.
Caption: Trainer Rhonda Essery and handler Sharon Burnett with TAB Townsville Young Guns winner Stratford. By MIKE HILL OUTSTANDING North Queensland sprinter Stratford has hit a purple patch of form
Caption: 2019 Young Achiever Jamie Hosking By Brisbane Greyhound Club CEO LUKE GATEHOUSE ON March 19 the spotlight will shine brightly on this State’s top greyhound for 2020. But somewhere
By Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer BRENDAN PARNELL The TAB Golden Greys Summer Racing Carnival reached a thrilling conclusion last month, culminating with the $235,000 Group 1 Gold Bullion. The
Caption: Shima Shine cruises to victory in the Group 1 Garrard’s Gold Bullion (520m) at Albion Park (Photo: Box 1 Photography) By TERRY WILSON AS the tune used for an