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20181212 – Cannington Wednesday

LAPTOP WIZARD (David Bale- Pandora’s Sin) recorded his Maiden win with an all the way victory after leading from box 4. The Enzo Crudeli trained youngster, who turns 2 years of age in April, shot out of the boxes and then with trouble behind him scored by 9 lengths in 30.48 at his 4th career start.

LEVIATHAM (Mogambo- Starlight Acacia) recorded back to win for new trainer Shayne Williams after leading from box 1. The lightly raced black dog has now won 4 times from 7 starts and recorded a PB 21.88 in defeating Mundi Marks by 4 lengths.

INCREDIBLE HERO (Barcia Bale- Onya Nine Wonwon) jumped well from box 2 and held his running into the first corner before drawing away from his rivals and winning by 2 lengths over Willie Gundi in 30.09. The Frances Farrell trained dog has now won twice in 10 starts and has been placed on another 5 occasions.

Pictured : Kiss Me Linda & crew when winning on Dec 5

From The Vault 05 – The Knocker

Over a decade ago a grumpy greyhound known as The Knocker made his television debut on our weekly web series ‘Grey Matters’. The Knocker quickly developed a fearless reputation for his accuracy, often putting the knock on some of the industry’s best competitors of the time.

Word on the street is The Knocker is still kicking, and despite looking a little worse for wear, actually shares an office with our Racing Manager Dennis O’Brien.

Today we look back at some classic performances by The Knocker and his loyal sidekick, Grey Matters host Ryan Levitzke.

National Greyhound Draft – Live on SKY 7am this Sunday

Greyhound Syndication Services – National Greyhound Draft

Greyhounds WA as a member of Greyhound Clubs Australia (GCA) is pleased to support the first ever “National Greyhound Draft” to be held on December 16.

Greyhound Syndication Services (GSS) was formed when Sandown Greyhounds Racing Club (Sandown) and Spolly Syndications Pty Ltd (SSPL) came together with a vision to offer greyhound syndicates of the highest integrity and standards. The general public can be assured that the syndicates will maintain high animal welfare standards, comply with applicable national greyhound licensing laws and the Corporations Act.

On December 16, 2018, Greyhound Clubs Australia (GCA) with the support of Greyhound Syndicating Services (GSS) will conduct the inaugural National Greyhound Draft (NGD).
This innovative concept will see the formation of ten syndicates racing three greyhounds each. The National Greyhound Draft will be broadcast nationally with unprecedented media exposure of greyhound syndication.

GSS has now announced the 10 Syndicates Leaders from greyhound industry participants around Australia.

If you wish to take part in one of the 10 syndicates involved in the National Draft check out the Leaders and Draftees on the updated website:


National Greyhound Draft

• The first National Greyhound Draft will be conducted on Sunday 16 December

• It is an initiative aimed at introducing new owners to the sport

The Draft will be shown live on Sky Racing from 10am (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) and streamed on and on the National Greyhound Draft Facebook page

• 30 supremely well bred and reared at the best establishments, pups will be syndicated

• Each syndicate will consist of three greyhounds

• There are 20 shares available in each syndicate

• Greyhounds in each syndicate will be drafted by team leaders live on the TV show, consisting of some of the country’s most prominent greyhound trainers, owners and media outlets

• Team leaders are:

o Ash Terry (Vic)
o Robert Britton (Vic)
o Andrea Dailly (Vic)
o Ben Rawlings (SA)
o Peter Lagogiane (NSW)
o Tom Tsouvalis (Qld)

o Ray Borda (SA)
o Peter Cameron (WA)

o RSN (led by James Van de Maat)
o SEN (led by Troy Little)

• Each of the owner and media teams will have their greyhounds trained by another pool of trainers from around the country.

• All team leaders have contributed $5000 to the Helping Hand Fund. The fund assists industry participants facing hardship and reaffirms the confidence and commitment to the sport by the team leaders

Shares in each syndicate will be available for $2550 per share

• The cost covers all costs, including the cost of the stock, rearing, pre-training and rehoming post-career

• Those interested in purchasing a share must watch the show and at exactly 10.05am EDST (7.05am WST) the non-binding expression of interest application opens on the website –

• Shares are available on a first-in best-dressed basis


Growing our Sport

20181211 – Mandurah Tuesday

“Yunderup Star thunders home to win Peel Plate ”

The Peel Plate Series is a Provincial Grade 5 event held over 405m. The feature event was first run in 2011 when Eric Campana prepared Good Odds Jacky to victory. Other winners include Need A Seatbelt (2012), Sissoko (2014), Cork Popper (2015) and Pinny Mack last year. A very strong lineup was assembled for tonight’s $9,000 Final with Quara’s Emma (box two) and Cosmic Ox (box three) sharing favouritism. When the boxes opened Westdale Prince erupted out and was able to take the lead but Cosmic Ox mustered quickly and settled on his tail. By half way Cosmic Ox had taken the lead but the Andrew McLaren trained Yunderup Star had charged to second and was looming as a threat. The pair straightened in unison and Yunderup Star gained the upper hand late to win by half a length. The time of 22.75 was terrific and rank outsider Fernando Monelli finished strongly to be third. Yunderup Star turns two in Febuary and looks set for a very bright future and the way she powers home suggests she will be very competitive over 520m at Cannington.


Trial 2 Number 3 KAYDA KNIGHT : Turned on the jets in the middle stages before winning easily in a promising 22.88.

Race 4 Number 9 WISE UP : Improved sharply to win over 405m at 20/1 in 22.95.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20181211 – Cannington Track Maintenance

On Tuesday 11th December the Cannington track surface was deep raked to a depth of 70mm. The track was then rolled and bladed to reconstitute the racing surface. The track is in good order.