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Westchase Preview


By James Broadhurst

As the only ‘big gun’ left standing Cropduster has brilliant prospects in ‘The Westchase’ final (520m) at Cannington this Saturday.

The race has opened up for the WA Oaks winning chaser after many of the other leading contenders tumbled out during the heat stage.

Cropduster produced a sparkling all-the-way victory in her heat,   when she led all-the-way from box five to score comfortably in the fastest qualifying time of 29.91.

The result also contributed to the demise of raging fancy All The Rave, the only greyhound to beat Cropduster in her past six starts.

From the pole All The Rave had been installed as a short-priced favourite but he ran fourth and missed out on a berth in the final.

The upsets continued in the other two heats with Garbrandt and Dusty Mac collecting wins while the likes of Leisel Monelli, Chips And Trains, Poppy Monelli and Petria Monelli were bundled out.

Cropduster will exit from box three in the trophy decider and while her trainer Paul Stuart acknowledges that his greyhound will never get a better opportunity to secure a second piece of silverware, he isn’t getting ahead of himself.

“She’s going along tremendously and all those good dogs getting knocked out definitely helps,” Stuart said.

“Even so she’ll need to begin well like she did the other night (in the heat).

“There’s not a lot of early speed in the race but there’s a few dogs that are strong and do their best work late so we’ll need to be clear.”

The Westchase is worth $19,950 to the winner, not including WA bred bonuses.

Mandurah Public Trials – Saturday 14 July & Tuesday 17 July

The Mandurah Track has been given the go ahead by Stewards to conduct Public Trials this Saturday morning and next Tuesday evening.

Details of the booked trial sessions are below:


All trials – $10

Saturday Morning:

(Booked trials only)             (Commencing 14 July)

(Solo or 2 dog maximum for the initial session on 14 July)

  • Trials commence approx 7.00am
  • On the arm / Catching Pen available
  • FINISH ON Race lure available (Muzzle on, max-2 dogs, No additional tie on.)

Trials need to be pre-booked and paid for by 4pm Friday via Greyhounds Mandurah Office in person or phone 9581 7188    

Bookings open 9.00am Thursday and close 4.00pm Friday


Tuesday Evening:

(Booked trials only)             (Commencing 17 July)

  • Trials commence approx 5.00pm
  • On the arm / Catching Pen available
  • FINISH ON Race lure available (Muzzle on, max-2 dogs, No additional tie on.)
  • Stewards Trials (booked through Stewards Office 9445 5237)  commence at 6.30pm approx

Trials need to be pre-booked and paid for by 4pm Tuesday via Greyhounds Mandurah Office in person or phone 9581 7188    

Bookings open 9.00am Monday and close 4.00pm Tuesday


20180706 – Vanderworp Wins Group 2 Bendigo Cup

Congratulations to Trainer Chris Halse and the Tanner Syndicate with WA Chaser Vanderworp taking out the Group 2 Bendigo Cup.

Click here to check out the race wrap courtesy of GRV


20180613 – Greyhounds for Sale

Greyhounds for Sale by Tender

Greyhounds WA is no longer participating in the racing of greyhounds for the Puppy Club Syndicate.

As a result, Greyhounds WA Puppy Club Syndicate is offering 3 x greyhounds for sale by tender.

The unnamed 19 month old WA Bred greyhounds are all educated, chase well and are currently trialing nicely. They are ready to be stepped up to 520m qualifying trials in the next month. The greyhounds were bred by Margaret Hepple and are currently in her training care.

Greyhound Details:

WA Bred – Razldazl Jayfkay x Jump The Queue
Whelped 19 November, 2016
Jump The Queue (High Earner x Delaque) had 75 starts 19 wins/25 placings including a feature race win in “The Peter Thomas”.

• Grace – Light Brindle Bitch 25 – 26 kg (ear brand WFARZ)
• Sienna – Red Brindle Bitch 25 – 26 kg (ear brand WFASB)
• Ava – Red Brindle Bitch 25 – 26kg (ear brand WFASD)

If you wish to submit a tender please supply the following details in writing:

• Name and address
• Contact number
• Greyhound name – tender price

You may offer a tender price for multiple greyhounds as a package.
Minimum tender is $5000 per greyhound.

Tenders should be lodged by 12 noon Thursday 21 June in a sealed envelope marked “Greyhounds WA Tender” in the Greyhounds WA black mailbox located in the entry corridor at the Cannington Kennels or hand delivered to the Greyhounds WA office at 2 Adrian St Welshpool, WA 6106 by 12 noon Thursday 21 June. Emailed tenders will not be accepted.

Greyhounds can be vet checked at purchasers expense if required. Full payment will be required 7 days after successful tenders are notified.

The 3 x dogs are doing post to post solo trials at Cannington on Monday night (June 18) around 7pm – 7.30pm

For queries contact Dennis O’Brien at Greyhounds WA (0417 918 956).

Trouper Monelli – GCA Greyhound of the Month – April

Congratulations to the connections of Trouper Monelli, winner of the Greyhound Clubs Australia “Greyhound of the Month” Award for April.

Please follow the link below for the media release:

Media Release – Greyhound Clubs Australia