Unmissable | Invitational nominations revealed

The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA) is proud to present this year’s Group 1 Invitational nominations. The Group 1 Temlee (525m) boasts 23 nominated greyhounds set to challenge for a spot in the race carrying a total prizemoney of $160,500. The Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) will see 22 nominated greyhounds vie for the $121,500 prize pool. The Group 1 Zoom Top (730m) sees 20 greyhounds nominated for the $121,500 staying event. A panel comprising of representatives from the MGRA will select the Top 12 greyhounds for each of the…

Green Light On | Episode 105 – The Meadows form plus Gavin Burke

In this edition of Green Light On, James Van de Maat and the in-form Corey Smith preview Saturday night’s Premier Racing at The Meadows. James also chats with trainer Gavin Burke. greyhoundracingvic · Green Light On | Episode 105 – The Meadows 28/1 and trainer Gavin Burke Don’t forget, you can listen to Green Light On every Thursday and Saturday on your favourite podcast app.

Derby contender is pure ‘Silk’

Being named after Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne and bred by three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Laetisha Scanlan, exciting Western Districts Derby contender Silk was destined to be an elite performer. And thus far in his brief career, Silk has given every indication he’ll fulfil his end of the bargain. A December ’20 son of Zambora Brockie and You Bug Me, Silk is trained by cousins David McKenzie and Gavin Clifton, who are coming off an unforgettable 2022, courtesy of Group 1 Topgun hero Photo Man. Silk has won four from…

‘Legend’ a Traralgon Cup hero

Mobile Legend stamped himself as Victoria’s new country cups ‘king’ on Thursday night when claiming his second successive provincial feature in the $74,335 Group 2 Bridges on Argyle Traralgon Cup Final (450m). Trained by twin brothers Daryl and Colin Brennan, Mobile Legend dominated the Gippsland Festival of Racing, winning two of the three legs, having also won the G2 Warragul Cup in race record time on January 13. “He’s a ‘legend’ in our eyes!” said a delighted Daryl Brennan. A superbly-related son of 2017 Melbourne Cup winner and Traralgon Cup…

Green Light On | Episode 104 – Sandown Park and Traralgon Cup

In this edition of Green Light On, James Van de Maat examines Thursday night’s Premier Racing at Sandown Park and the special guest is Ned McDonald. The Group 2 Traralgon Cup Final – the final event in the Gippsland Festival of Racing – is highlighted as well with Olivia Alcock, general manager of Traralgon Greyhounds. greyhoundracingvic · Green Light On – Episode 104 – Sandown Park and Traralgon Cup! Don’t forget, you can listen to Green Light On every Thursday and Saturday on your favourite podcast app.

‘Team Sharp’ – great ambassadors for the sport

In Part 1 of a heart-warming two-part series on ageless veteran Aston Profit, RSN racecaller Victoria Shaw interviewed Liam Sharp of the Avalon-based ‘Team Sharp’ about their “happy little Vegemite”. And in the final instalment, Shaw delves into matters of welfare, family background and breeding questions with the Sharp’s in relation to not only Aston Profit but their much-loved team of greyhounds. VS: I think it is interesting to note, Jessica, Jason and Liam, when we look at the milestone runners that you’ve got, some really well credentialed veterans racing right around…

Presutto chases ‘dynamic’ double

Devon Meadows trainer Peter Presutto is chasing a ‘black type’ double at Sandown Park on Thursday night. And it will be a $30,000 payday in 42 minutes if Chic (Listed Maidment Memorial – 595m) and Dynamic Prince (Listed Australian Sprint – 515m) snare their respective event. Chic (Box 2) – runner-up in last year’s G1 National Futurity behind her litter sister, Idolize – lines up in Race 6, 8.40pm. Dynamic Prince (Box 4) – a recent G2 Warragul Cup finalist and finalist in last year’s G2 Shepparton Cup (7th) and…

The Stir Up – Traralgon Cup Edition

GRV’s Peter Quilty, Gerard Guthrie and Trent Langskaill provide their thoughts on some of the star greyhounds racing in Victoria.   Keep an eye on these, they are worth saving in your WatchDog Blackbook!   Quilts  Fellas, the third and final event in the Gippsland Festival of Racing takes place on Thursday night and the Group 2 Traralgon Cup Final promises to be an absolute beauty. Trent  Quilts, my namesake – Salad Dodger – has a tremendous opportunity to break through at Group level. He has an almost impeccable record of…

Bridges On Argyle Traralgon Cup: Armchair Guide

Brilliant local Mr. Audacious set the scene for a sensational conclusion to the Gippsland Festival of Racing with a record-breaking performance in the heats of the $74,335 Group 2 Bridges on Argyle Traralgon Cup (450m). Mr. Audacious is Sportsbet’s $2.10 favourite for the $47,000 to-the-winner Cup Final, to be run Thursday night (Australia Day). Trained by Rachael Busuttil and husband Mark at Kilmany, Mr. Audacious returned to the track for the first time since September 1 when contesting the second of seven Cup heats held last Friday night. And what…

Legend a new ‘Cups King’

Twin brothers Daryl and Colin Brennan are “confident” Mobile Legend can announce himself as Victoria’s new country cups ‘king’ in Thursday night’s $74,335 Group 2 Bridges on Argyle Traralgon Cup Final (450m). Mobile Legend is chasing consecutive cup crowns after brilliantly winning the G2 Warragul Cup (450m) on January 13. After a ‘stop start’ 2022, Mobile Legend has taken the Gippsland Festival of Racing by storm, winning five of his last six starts, the defeat a third in a G1 Hobart Thousand heat in December, beaten only three-quarters of a…