She mightn’t be the fastest greyhound he’s ever trained, but there’s no doubting who David Geall believes is the best chaser he’s ever put a collar and lead on. Up Hill Jill, the well supported $8 chance in Friday night’s TAB Melbourne Cup proved again she’s one of the country’s fastest – and toughest – […]
He’s been there before, but the excitement of TAB Melbourne Cup week never lessens for Devon Meadows trainer Glenn Rounds. “It’s a great thrill to be in the race,” said Rounds. “This is the 5th Melbourne Cup we’ve been a part of and it’s always a big thrill. It’s the biggest race we participate in – […]
Pre-series favourite Aston Dee Bee scorched around Sandown Park to qualify fastest for the world’s richest greyhound race at Sandown Park last night. Heavy rain before the first race did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the big crowd trackside for what shaped as one of the most eagerly anticipated TAB Melbourne Cup series in […]
Its not hard to see why TAB Melbourne Cup night is dubbed the best night of greyhound racing of the year. There are 14 group 1 winners set to greet the starter, with the 95 runners engaged combining to win over 1250 races and more than $10m in prize money. With eight heats of the […]
Growing up in one of the country’s leading kennels, four year old Sophie Thompson has formed a many close bonds with a number of greyhounds. But her relationship with star chaser Big Flood is truly special. And unique.
Jim Redenbach has enjoyed a lot of success in his 50 years in greyhound racing, but on Friday night he’s eyeing a shot at the biggest prize in the sport. The spritely 68 year old has prepared some outstanding greyhounds in the past, including group race winners Hotshot and Shimaguni. While he believes that for […]
Defending champion Ando’s Mac will meet a familiar foe when he lines up in a heat of the TAB Melbourne Cup this Friday night. Now in the care of Anthony Azzopardi after winning the 2016 edition under the tutelage of Jason Mackay, Ando’s Mac will meet last year’s runner up Jesaulenko in one of the […]
Tony Brett has enjoyed considerable success in his career, winning numerous group races around the country. But the Melbourne Cup is the one race he places above all others. “It’s the pinnacle. It’s the highest prize money race but even before that… I don’t know it’s just got a special aura,” he said after trialling […]