Ladbrokes Richmond Oaks & Derby run in fine form
It was a great night had by all who attended the running of the Ladbrokes Richmond Oaks and Derby Finals at Richmond Greyhound Racing Club on Friday night.
The group 2 feature races were taken out by Dam Slippery (Oaks – 30.43sec) and Catch Me Curly (Derby – 30.68sec), both in fine fashion and collecting a purse of $40,000 each.
One notable race on the night was the Frank Kennedy Memorial Stakes, run over 535m and taken out by Grand Izmir. It was a special moment for the Kennedy family, who were on-track for the race with son Terry, host of Sky Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast, speaking after the race.
Watch all of the action on thedogs.com.au here.
Midnight Dare comes to the city and impresses
What a star we have on our hands.
After three wins from three career starts, David Pringle believed it was time to test his 26 month-old out in the city – and what a result she produced.
Running a time of 29.55sec over 520m, Midnight Dare produced a sensational run rarely seen by a dog her age to take out the 5th grade race.
We will watch with eager eyes over the coming weeks to see where else this young pup pops up.
Watch the race replay on thedogs.com.au here.
Gold Muzzle Puppy Auctions launch
It was an exciting moment for greyhound racing in NSW on Wednesday, with the launch of Gold Muzzle Auctions.
The puppy auction will run alongside an associated race series aimed at stimulating breeding, increasing the supply of quality-bred pups and introducing new people to greyhound racing.
The initial ‘Golden Muzzle’ Race Series for greyhounds sold at the 2019 GMA Auction will carry a total purse in excess of $100,000. The series will culminate in the Golden Muzzle Race Series to be staged over 520m at Wentworth Park in October 2020, with $40,000 on offer to the winner.
Read the full details on the upcoming Gold Muzzle Puppy Auctions here.
GAP Western Sydney officially now open
The brand new Greyhounds As Pets facility has officially opened its doors to the public!
Located on Reynolds Road, Londonderry, GAP Western Sydney is open Sunday to Friday, by appointment only. There is no better time to book your appointment and meet your newest furry family friend!
Book your appointment today at firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to meet the friendly and knowledgeable GAP staff.
Get in touch with the GAP Western Sydney team here.
Dapto Market night goes off
Having run for a number of years now, the Dapto Market Night at Dapto Dogs on Thursday nights continues to be a success.
A great initiative from the “world famous” club, the Market Night has helped introduce countless people to the sport.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we highlight other great initiatives from clubs around NSW and take a look at the great work being done across the State.
Track record tumbles on Temora Cup night
While the feature event of the night, the Temora Gold Cup, went to Ample Warning, a genuine highlight to come out of the Riverina clubs major night was Embye breaking the track record over 570m in a time of 32.71sec.
Despite not getting off to the best start, the Ruth Matic-trained greyhound found an opening made by Empire Reign to break through the pack.
From there, it found the rail and headed for home without opposition to record an extremely impressive victory.
Watch the track record breaking race replay here.
Maitland Gold Cup fields released
The fields for the 2019 Maitland Gold Cup heats have been released with 2018 Gold Cup winner Aston Duke and current track record holder Pindari Express headlining the races.
After taking out the 2018 final in a time of 24.88sec, the Jason Mackay trained Aston Duke’s form has been strong of late, performing well across a number of venues and grades.
Pindari Express on the other hand has been red-hot, recording five wins from his last seven starts, including the recent Bulli Gold Cup.
See all of the race fields for the Maitland Gold Cup here.
Friday Night Lightning only one week away
The countdown is well and truly on with less than a week to go until the inaugural Friday Night Lightning!
Jam-packed with a live DJ, mechanical bull, table tennis, drink offers, the chance to watch the night in the Lightning Hot Tub and so much more - you will not want to miss the “big dash of the dogs”!
So when you knock off from work this Friday afternoon, grab your work crew and head on down to the dogs at Wentworth Park!
Get all the details you need about neds Friday Night Lightning here!