Author Archives: Mick Floyd

Barooga brilliant in the final TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude series

While Orson Allen was  brilliant in winning the Shootout – a race billed as the speed championship of Australia – it was the unheralded Barooga Brett who stole the time honours running a blistering 29.078.    • Orson awesome in Shootout    • Million dollar dog qualifies for world’s greatest greyhound race    • Spring Bridge […]

‘Sonny’ gives Sharp the ride of a lifetime

Days after contesting the world’ richest greyhound race, trainer Jason Sharp is still on cloud nine. His star greyhound, Kouta Mayhem, has given the 46 year old trainer from Lara the most memorable ride in his decade of training greyhounds. Kouta Mayhem was touted by many as a candidate to lead the TAB Melbourne Cup […]

Aston Dee Bee dazzles in TAB Melbourne Cup

Aston Dee Bee secured his place in greyhound racing folklore after a brilliant victory in the $600,000 group 1 TAB Melbourne Cup last night. The hulking 36kg speedster took full advantage of his inside draw, railing powerfully through the first turn to take a lead he wouldn’t relinquish, charging to the line 3½ lengths clear […]

Arm chair guide to the world’s richest greyhound race

It’s TAB Melbourne Cup night! Greyhound racing’s night of nights, starring the fastest greyhounds in the land chasing the $420,000 winner’s cheque. But the action isn’t restricted to the track – as well as exciting racing action on the track, there’s a ton of entertainment off it with a heap of prizes and giveaways off […]