Category Archives: Melbourne Cup

Black Opium will contest TAB Melbourne Cup series

After two weeks of deliberation between connections it has been confirmed that young sprinter Black Opium will be set for a TAB Melbourne Cup campaign. “She will be heading towards the Melbourne Cup,” revealed Seona Thompson (pictured with Black Opium) today on Sky Sports Radio’s Going Greyhounds. Black Opium stunned punters when winning in 29.34 […]

Black Opium breathtaking on city debut

Black Opium continued the electrifying start to her career with a breathtaking debut at Sandown Park last night. After dominating a Vic Bred Maiden series recently at Bendigo she jumped as the near unbackable $1.30 favourite. She began well and swooped around the field before unleashing down the back straight. Her winning margin was 5½ […]

Miss Splendamiro moves to Victoria

New South Wales’ premier sprinter Miss Splendamiro has joined the David Geall kennel. The move has been made to give her ample opportunity in preparation for next month’s Shootout and TAB Melbourne Cup, as well other feature races around Victoria. “We felt that she would be better positioned to give herself every opportunity,” said part-owner […]

‘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 […]