Daily Mail: ‘Kepal’ looks great at Shepparton

Kepal – triumphant in six successive races before finishing third in the Pink Diamond Champion Short Course Final on June 17 – lines up in a Great Eight 385m event at Shepparton tonight. Prolific winners Handsome Jack and Body Hack, plus Masked Avenger – racing for the first time since May 6 – are considered the biggest threats to Kepal claiming his 20th victory at start 32. Group finalists Zigzag Cabang (won 19 from 40) and Ultimate Avenger face Whiskey Road, Conroy (top-two in his past five starts) and Kraken…

Good ‘old’ Flying Pie forever!

Flying Pie, a giveaway greyhound, successfully went ‘panning for gold’ in today’s Mark Hughes Foundation The Prospector heats (425m) at Bendigo.  And now a $15,000 ‘nugget’ awaits him in the final next Friday.  Trained at Pakenham by ‘one-eyed’ Collingwood supporter Brad Sands (main pic), Flying Pie ($2.70F) clocked a flying 23.66sec (Best) win in heat one. It was his fifth win from 11 starts.  Flying Pie – aka “Daicos” – was to ‘uphold the Magpies name’ with a brilliant frontrunning effort. Not dissimilar to AFL club Collingwood, which held on by…

Daily Mail: ‘Pie’ set to fly at Bendigo

Pink Diamond placegetter Flying Pie headlines the first of two heats of The Prospector at Bendigo, while two heats of the Bendigo Roses are also being staged. Pink Diamond winner Benchester stands out in a Mixed 4/5 425m race, while Group winners Mallee Magic and Weblec Jet clash at Sandown Park. 2021 G1 winner Lakeview Walter races for the first time since November 26 at Sale this evening. Dale Code’s Predicted Market FirmerWEBLEC JETTAB fixed odds at 8:45am: $2.80 Win Sandown Pk Race 6 Box 8 3:44pm Form https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/666538734/race/6 Today’s…

Queen Kasemi

The NCAV Coursing season moves into full swing with the Victoria Derby and Victoria Oaks preliminaries at Lang Lang on Sunday. The Dozus Two syndicate – comprising father-and-son team Brendan and Matthew Dewan – have six members of a Nov ’20 Fernando Bale x Dewana Dimie litter contesting the heats: four in the Derby and two in the Oaks. Winners of next week’s Derby and Oaks will each take home a $4000 first prize. CLICK HERE  FOR LANG LANG COURSING PROGRAM  But the star attraction on tomorrow’s program is ‘coursing…

Gibbons’ Classic Floodfawn breakthrough

Daniel and Rebecca Gibbons broke their frustrating feature race curse in style at Traralgon on Friday night, training the quinella in the $15,750 Floodfawn Classic (500m). Even-money favourite McKeon Bale defeated kennelmate Gracie Bale in 27.99sec to claim the $10,000 winner’s purse. It was McKeon Bale’s ninth win from 20 starts, with the daughter of Feral Franky having previously finished third in the G3 Ladies Bracelet at Wentworth Park, while runner-up Gracie Bale had been placed in both the G2 Laurels and G3 Provincial Plate. WATCH: Favourite MCKEON BALE (3)…

‘Cakewalk’ for Flying Pie?

Pakenham trainer Brad Sands is hoping Flying Pie can ‘uphold the Magpies name’ in the Mark Hughes Foundation The Prospector heats (425m) at Bendigo on Sunday. A staunch Collingwood supporter – hence Flying Pie’s moniker – Sands is quietly confident his exciting prospect can make a ‘cakewalk’ of heat one – Race 10, 1.47pm. Sands may not believe in omens. However, Flying Pie (Box 2) – whose kennel name is “Daicos” – will wear the ‘black and white’ rug! Flying Pie has won four races from only 10 starts and…

Daily Mail: ‘Velvet’ too smooth at The Meadows?

Premier Racing at The Meadows tonight is highlighted by the appearance of Pink Diamond Champion Distance winner Aston Velvet in the Great Eight event over 730 metres. The G1 Sandown Cup placegetter will face strong opposition from kennelmate and G1 Sandown Cup finalist Golden Quest, G1 Hume Cup winner Knicks Bale and dual G3 winner Hank The Hustler. Pink Diamond finalist Manila Dusk v Little Tiger v Spanish Miss v Runway winner Good To Go and Daph’s Zac v G1 finalist Fernando’s Quest v Shima Pearl v dual G3 finalist…

GRV expresses heartfelt thanks to Minister for Racing

Greyhound Racing Victoria Chair, Peita Duncan released the following statement acknowledging today’s announcement by the Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula: “On behalf of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board and staff, our Clubs and thousands of participants, I wish to acknowledge the significant contribution Martin Pakula has made to greyhound racing in Victoria during his time as the Minister for Racing and sincerely thank him for his strong support of the industry. “Victorian greyhound racing has been the beneficiary of Martin’s great love of all codes of racing, his support for…

Breeders reap the rewards in Pink Diamond

GRV extends its congratulations to the breeders listed below, who shared in $109,810 in Breeders Bonuses during the recent GRV Vic Bred Pink Diamond series. Open exclusively to greyhounds bred in Victoria, the series boasted a total of $1.175m in prize money and bonuses making it the richest regional series in Australian greyhound racing. Breeders names (in alphabetical order): OLIVIA ALCOCK MAUREEN BARRY RAY BORDA COLIN BRENNAN MAUREEN BROWN SERGIO BUCCILLI LOUIE CARDILLO SHARON-LEE CHIGNELL PETER CRAIG TRISTAN DALES DONNA DEAN AARON DEBATTISTA TROY DEGLAITIS BRENDAN DEWAN MICHAEL DEWAN JANE…

GRV Covid update: Entry into racetracks

GRV has approved the removal of the restriction of entry into greyhound racing tracks based on mandatory vaccination status, effective 11.59pm on Friday 24 June, 2022. This decision falls into line with the latest Government advice (link below). GRV thanks all participants and racegoers for your compliance with this restriction, which has allowed the industry to continue racing over the past two years. To continue maintenance of a COVID-19 safe racing environment, GRV asks that people do not attend racetracks if they feel unwell, and that people adhere to continuing social…