This is Rake 8 at the Townsville greyhounds last night, the 2nd heat of the Easter Sprint Trophy. It swept me off my feet that it was declared a race. The inside dogs are still scratching their heads about it.
Anthony Bullock is Tasmania’s top greyhound trainer. He has won 13 of the past 14 State Premierships. Which is probably a good reason why dog racing in the Apple Isle should be shut. It’s well-known that I both like greyhounds as animals, and that I like racing them. I bought Maggie a unit at Port […]
I never cease to be astounded about the massive contradiction between the devout faith in racing integrity espoused by the people who run the three codes in this State, and the records of people employed or licensed in Queensland under their rigorous regulatory watch. Here are just a few off the top of my head. […]
On average, a well bred greyhound costs you no more than about five grand to buy as a pup. The average price of a thoroughbred yearling horse is around $120 000, twenty-four times what it costs to buy a dog. The richest gallops race in Queensland is the 2YO Magic Millions, which is worth $2 […]
Andrew Symons hit on the try hard streaker was good, but a bit high. Sam Kerr’s shoulder charge on the idiot who invaded the soccer field was grand, but the shoulder charge has been banned. The guard at the Gold Coast NRL game’s body slam tackle was good too. Not as good as the Kiwi […]
Beware I can’t take my eyes off of you I can’t take my eyes off you I can’t take my eyes off of you I can’t take my eyes off you I can’t take my eyes off you I can’t take my eyes Damien Rice, The Blower’s Daughter It was only yesterday I told you […]
How good is the Million Dollar Chase? I’m not just talking the race, which is an absolute cracker. It’s the whole concept and the promotion that really pushes my buttons. Fox Footy are going to flick straight to Wenty after the main match on Saturday night to cover the race. When’s the last time you […]
The greenest man in Port Douglas reckons there are two specials at the Bundaberg greyhounds today. He says Lucky Hero will win race 7, and that Little Byrnes will win the Bundy Cup in race 8 the next. Frogs don’t lie, only bookmakers markets do. It’s a tidy all up our friend says. Get on.
Dual code superstar John ‘JC’ Catton won the $500 000 QTIS Jewel at the Gold Coast on Saturday with his sensational two-year-old filly She’ssgottheboom. Reports are that a huge night was had that carried on well into Sunday morning. At lunchtime the very next day JC, who has clearly got the constitution of an Ox, […]
Five years ago greyhound racing was on it’s knees and bleeding, and many thought it was dead. After a few bad eggs in the industry had been exposed doing terrible things that 99% of the industry hated, the dogs were firmly in a place of live or die. The question that the sport faced was […]