Next Puppy Club Racenight :
Saturday March 16 - ZORRO Night Click here for details
What's the Puppy Club all about?
The Puppy Club is a great way for everyone under the age of 16 to discover the enjoyment and excitement of greyhounds. It's a fun and educational way to be part of the whole greyhound racing experience.As a member of the Puppy Club you can come along to any Puppy Club race meetings each year at Greyhounds WA. These days will include special benefits like free rides, free face painting and prize giveaway's plus there's free entry (New Year's Eve excluded) for Mum and Dad too !!The Puppy Club is free to join and membership to the club entitles you to:Your very own Membership Card which entitles you to special VIP Puppy Club treatment whenever you visit Greyhounds WA, plus your very own Puppy Club Birthday Card to celebrate your special day. We will also send out regular newsletters to keep you informed.If you would like to become a Puppy Club Member please download an application form and send it in. You can also phone and request a Membership Form be mailed to you:
(08) 9458 4600.
Puppy Club's Charity Chasers
Our Puppy Club Chasers run on behalf of various charitable causes.
One of these is the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants "wishes" to children with life-threatening illnesses. To date the Puppy Club has donated more than $29,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In August 2011 the Puppy Club donated a total of $18,500 to The Centre for Cerebral Palsy.
We set the young superstar Miata the challenge of winning and breaking her own track record on August 10. Greyhounds WA through the Puppy Club offered to donate $5000 if Miata won and a further $5000 if she broke her track record. She did both.
The following week August 17 , we again offered $500 for every length Miata could win by. The Paul Stuart-trained youngster won by 17 lengths, resulting in a $8500 donation to assist those with Cerebral Palsy.
Well done to Miata for playing her part but also a big thank you to Won On Points (our current charity chaser) and former Puppy Club charity grehounds (Barney Stinson, Miss Juliet, Delaque, Methane, Jazzy Judy, Glen Abbey Ben and Puppy Club Magic) who raised these funds in the first instance.
Our current charity chasers are :
Won On Points - The big white dog hails from the ACT and he arrived in WA having had one start for one win over 440m at the Canberra circuit. Let's hope he can go on and have a great career for the Puppy Club.
He commenced racing at Mandurah on Tuesday March 6 but sustained an leg injury that required several months away from the track .
When Won Points returned to the track on June 27, he put in a amazing last to first run over 297m at Cannington to notch his first win in WA. Since then , he has developed into a very consistent chaser and has a best time of 30.82secs over the 530m at Cannington. Check out his current record.
Miss Juliet - Retired from racing in August 2012 and has entered the Greyhounds As Pets program.
Update: Pictured below , Miss Juliet winning her Maiden at Cannington on November 23, 2011.
Barney Stinson - was raced and trained by Keith and Daniel Harding. He retired from the racetrack on July 4, 2012 after 118 starts. He won 25 races and was placed another 26 times for career earnings of $96,000.
He arrived from Victoria wen he had had 50 starts and in the12 months racing as a Puppy Club Charity chaser , he contributed over $20,000 to the Puppy Club Charities.
The highlight was a win in the Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge Final in May 2011. He is pictured below looking pretty proud of his big win.
Since retirement, Barney progressed through the Greyhounds As Pets program and was adopted out to a lucky home.
As you can see below , he is doing it very tough in retirement !
Delaque - was raced and trained by Margaret and Peter Hepple. "Hannah" as she is known retired from racing in April 2011after earning $40,000 in prize money.
She recently gave birth to seven High Earner puppies (2 dogs & 5 bitches born November 10, 2011)
Mum looking relieved (Pictured left) and the seven hungry puppies (pictured below right).
The Puppy Club's very own DELAQUE after winning "The Westchase" in 2010 with trainer Margaret Hepple and some of her young fans.