AGRA-GCA Honour Rolls – New South Wales

EASTER EGG

Listed below is the Golden Easter Egg honour roll it has been won by some superstar sprinters over the years including five Hall of Famers. First conducted in 1990 when won by the Jim Coleman trained Ultra Sense the race quickly took pride of place in the Harbour city. It is one of most sought after on the AGRA Group racing calendar and each year attracts the best sprinters racing in the country, all vying for not only the outstanding first prize but also the glory and their place in history as winners of the Egg.

1990 Ultra Sense, 1991 Highly Blessed, 1992 Jessica Casey, 1993 Billy Binjang, 1994 Mancunian Girl, 1995 Malawi Law, 1996 Tenthill Doll, 1997 Bahama Image, 1998 Rapid Journey, 1999 Faithful Hawk, 2000 Stately Bird, 2001 Brett Lee, 2002 Carlisle Jack, 2003 Cyrus The Virus, 2004 Bogie Leigh, 2005 Paua To Burn, 2006 Edie Beuchamp, 2007 Slater, 2008 Blazing Token, 2009 Dana Beatrice, 2010 Cosmic Rumble, 2011 Radley Bale, 2012 Don’t Knocka Him, 2013 Grigorieva Bale, 2014 Tonk 2015 Fernando Bale, 2016 Moreira, 2017 Striker Light, 2018 Up Hill Jill, 2019 Zipping Bailey, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Tommy Shelby.

MILLION DOLLAR CHASE

In 2018 Greyhound Racing NSW introduced the Million Dollar Chase, the richest greyhound race event in the world, and one which culminates with a Grand Final at Sydney’s Wentworth Park in late October, the winner to collect a $1 million prize.
The Million Dollar Chase is more than just one race however, with the series weaving its way through Regional NSW, greyhounds are able to qualify for semi-finals which are run at Wentworth Park. From there eight greyhounds qualify for the Grand Final, where one becomes the sport’s latest millionaire.
The event also has a strong focus on the welfare side of the industry, with 100% of all entry fees donated to the GRNSW charity, Greyhounds as Pets, to help with re-homing of greyhounds after their racing careers.  A gala luncheon is also held prior to the Grand Final, with money raised at that event, also going to GAP NSW.
In its inaugural year, the race was won by Mystic Riot, trained at Llandilo in Western Sydney by Jodie Lagogiane, whose husband Peter was her handler that night and produced emotional scenes as he danced up the home straight in jubilation.

A year later, and this time it was Western Sydney couple Frank and Tracey Hurst celebrating as their greyhound Good Odds Harada took out the world’s richest race.

2018 Ladbrokes Million Dollar Chase Wpk 520m Mystic Riot 29.67 Peter Lagogiane
2019 TAB Million Dollar Chase Wpk 520m Good Odds Harada 29.34 Frank Hurst
2020 TAB Million Dollar Chase Wpk 520m Handsome Prince 29.72 Peter Lagogiane

ASSOCIATION CUP 

The Association Cup over 720 metres is the first Group 1 event of the calendar year for the NSW GBOTA at Wentworth Park. A time-honoured event the Association Cup was first run in 1965. The race was first conducted at Harold Park on a grass circuit over 732m. The first event at Wentworth Park over 720m was held in 1988.  The Association Cup has been won by the household names of the Australian staying ranks. Greyhounds like Rose Moss, Zoom Top, Travel Rev, Ragsie, Ascapella Miss, Bay Road Queen, Quick Pulse, Bold Trease, Whip Tip, Worthy Reward, Northern Legend, Many Tricks, Classy Customer, Mantra Lad, Miata, Sweet It Is and Space Star. The Cup has always been the yardstick of the best and listed below is the full honour roll.

The past winners of this great staying race are as follows:

Harold Park – 732m – Grass Track:

1965 BLUE AUTUMN 44.00
1966 ROSE MOSS 44.20
1967 GLOAVON 44.00
1968 ZOOM TOP 43.70
1969 ZOOM TOP 43.80
1970 HEATHER REV 43.80
1971 TRAVEL REV 43.60
1972 RAGSIE (VIC) 43.60
1973 PLUNDEROLA (VIC) 43.26
1974 ASCAPELLA MISS 43.39
1975 DOTIE WILSON 43.33
1976 WOOLLEY WONG 43.51
1977 TE ROPA LEE 43.81
1978 CYCLONE CORSICA 43.44
1979 LITTLE VOGUE 43.50
1980 GINI’S CHOICE 43.57
1981 BLACK AZTEC 43.27
1982 BAYROAD QUEEN 43.47
1983 QUICK PULSE (VIC) 43.40
1984 LEASE OF LIFE 43.21
1985 QUEEN’S CROSS 44.18
1986 CLOVER PARK 43.04
1987 BOLD TREASE (VIC) 43.62

Wentworth Park – 720m – Grass Track:

1988 WHIP TIP 42.97
1989 FROSTY ZULU 44.03
1990 VALLEY MAIL 43.59
1991 FAST APPEAL 42.96
1992 EQUABILITY 42.40

 Wentworth Park – 720m – Loam Track:

1993 CALL ME CASEY 43.45 Group 1
1994 WORTHY REWARD 42.67 Group 1
1995 ROB’S REBEL 43.54 Group 1
1996 GROOVEY DANCER 42.89 Group 1
1997 NORTHERN LEGEND 43.22 Group 1
1998 THOMA DI 42.94 Group 2
1999 MOE’S TAVERN 43.17 Group 2
2000 MANY TRICKS 42.55 Group 2
2001 FLASH JOAN 43.11 Group 2
2002 NIMUAY 42.96 Group 1
2003 BIG SAM BANNER 42.77 Group 1
2004 IRINKA BARBIE 42.54 Group 1
2005 CLASSY CUSTOMER 42.65 Group 1
2006 ENDLESS PIT 42.99 Group 1
2007 EXCUSED 42.73 Group 1
2008 MIAGI 42.91 Group 1
2009 LILLEY CRIMINAL 42.24 Group 1
2010 MANTRA LAD 42.14 Group 1
2011 SEEK AND DESTROY 43.00 Group 1
2012 MIATA 41.94 Group 1
2013 BELL HAVEN 41.94 Group 1
2014 SWEET IT IS 41.78 Group 1
2015 SPACE STAR 42.09 Group 1
2016 LIONESS LU LU 42.21 Group 1
2017 TRIP TO EDEN 42.02 Group 1
2018 SIMON KEEPING 42.10 Group 1
2019 VELOCE NERO 41.90 Group 1
2020 NOT HELD    
2021 STANLEY ROAD 42.10 Group 1

PETER MOSMAN CLASSIC

The Classic was first run at Harold Park in 1952 when won by Robin Buchanan. In those days the race was called the Bi-Annual Classic and remained the same until 1988 when the GBOTA renamed the Classic honouring legendary administrator the late Peter Mosman. Like all other GBOTA features it moved with the club to Wentworth Park in 1987. Some outstanding sprinters have won the race over its journey going back to Miss Oakey (53), Tell You Why (59), Classy Jane (the dam of Black Top 60), Rokoko (68), The Smoother (70), Satan’s Legend (78), Tegimi (79), Promises Free (82), Brother Fox (85), Farmer Wilson (91), How’s The Fort (92), Worthy Reward (93), Tap Dance (94), Solve The Puzzle (98), Great Wish (99), Winsome Dollars (2001), Elite State (2003), Surf Lorian (2004), Tuiaki (2010) and a trio of Wheeler owned winners Allen Harper, Garrick Bale and the mighty Xylia Allen before winning again with the 2015 winner the mighty Fernando Bale. The GBOTA in 2019 made the Group 1 Classic a Bitches only race and renamed the event the Peter Mosman Opal. The final is conducted in July on the same night as the Group 1 Vic Peters Memorial which is for dog pups only.

1952 Robin Buchanan, 1953 Miss Oakey, 1954 Farrago Hawk, 1955 Proto Girl, 1956 Double Jade, 1957 Fine Earl, 1958 Town Ghost, 1959 Tell You Why, 1960 Classy Jane, 1961 Silver Khan, 1962 Nimble Aye, 1963 Keen Linen, 1964 Sudden Linen, 1965 Satyr Rocket,1966 Perfect Socks, 1967 Dark Durante, 1968 Rokoko, 1969 Silent Ring, 1970 The Smoother, 1971 Alray Lad, 1972 Toouli, 1973 Dusty Trail, 1974 Early Copy, 1975 Arctic Raider, 1976 Proper Calibre, 1977 Ripa’s Regard, 1978 Satan’s Legend, 1979 Tegimi, 1980 Dick’s Gem, 1981 Merry Tempest, 1982 Promises Free, 1983 Acacia Park, 1984 Crathie Drive, 1985 Brother Fox, 1986 Yob Yobbo, 1987 Paris In Spring, 1988 Kinjarra, 1989 Style Leader, 1990 Classy Spider, 1991 Farmer Wilson, 1992 How’s The Fort, 1993 Worthy Reward, 1994 Tap Dance1995 Patchtime, 1996 Casino Jack, 1997 William Wallace, 1998 Solve The Puzzle, 1999 Great Wish, 2000 Token Wave, 2001 Winsome Dollars, 2002 Big Sam Banner, 2003 Elite State, 2004 Surf Lorian, 2005 Over Flo, 2006 Faithful Love, 2007 Run The Risk, 2008 Lend Us Fifty, 2009 Devine Road, 2010 Tuiaki, 2011 Allen Harper, 2012 Garrick Bale, 2013 Xylia Allen, 2014 Bessy Boo, 2015 Fernando Bale, 2016 Buck Forty, 2017 Mister Twister, 2018 Velocity Liberty, 2019 Start A Riot, 2020 Lilly Banner, 2021 Light And Lily.

NATIONAL DERBY 

The National Derby was first run in 1963 and was a long time Group 1 flagship event for the NCA’s at one time was worth $100,000 to the winner. The club changed its direction a few years ago making the St Ledger better known as the Paws Of Thunder the richer of the two events settling on $75,000 to the winner for the Derby and Futurity. Both events are now conducted by the GBOTA. Listed below is the full honour roll.

1963 Keen Linen, 1964 Flying Myobb, 1965 Chariot Charm, 1966 Roman Earl, 1967 Mister Moss, 1968 Second Stage, 1969 Abbey Road, 1970 Arthur’s Desire, 1971 Bomber’s Gift,  1972 Young Moss, 1973 Rushin’ Moss, 1974 Steelflex, 1975 Steelflex, 1976 Baguio, 1977 Chief Holly, 1978 True Leader, 1979 Tegimi, 1980 General Jeff, 1981 Handicap, 1982 Lord Tegimi, 1983 World Park Ned, 1984 Inch Time, 1985 Rapid Supreme, 1986 Holstein Boy, 1987 Shy Sultan, 1988 Clover Chief, 1989 Worth Doing, 1990 Master Hilo, 1991 Pretty Tardy, 1992 Little Denver, 1993 Major Gossip, 1994 Indian Dance, 1995 Dallas Man, 1996 Cattle Drive, 1997 Comrade In Arms, 1998 Mepunga Blaze, 1999 Hahn Bale, 2000 Fond Regards, 2001 Mean Bean, 2002 Medinah, 2003 Greasy Grizzly, 2004 Pacific Sky, 2005 Eiffella, 2006 Brother Knows, 2007 Slater, 2008 Borat, 2009 Fedex, 2010 Elite Blue Size and 2011 Bogie King, 2012 Sure As, 2013 Jagger Swagger, 2014 Zipping Brock, 2015 Fernando Bale, 2016 Magic Spring, 2017 Big Daddy Bee 2018 Out Of Range, 2019 Axel Footluce, 2020 Oh Mickey, 2021 Zipping Moose.

NATIONAL FUTURITY

The National Futurity was a time-honoured flagship event for the NCA first run in 1964. It has been won by some wonderful sprinting bitches’ over the years most of which continued to carve out outstanding race careers. Listed below is the full honour roll.

1964 Cultured Girl, 1965 West Opal, 1966 Miss Lane, 1967 Pearl Moss, 1968  Rocket Bridge, 1969 Anne Lewis, 1970 Tidal Mist, 1971 Top Saba, 1972 Spanish Dancer, 1973 Likely Light, 1974 Tintawin, 1975 Night Aim, 1976 Woolley Wong, 1977 Little Fresh, 1978 Tearaway Owl, 1979 Baretop Girl, 1980 Beaumaris Sue, 1981 Zany Zen, 1982 Promises Free, 1983 Winifred Bale, 1984 Turbo Top, 1985 Sophistication, 1986 Flash Jass, 1987 Expensive Lee, 1988 Tiger’s Sunset, 1989 Mary Casey, 1990 Gozo Nicoloa, 1991 Just Jedda, 1992 November Sunset, 1993 National Night, 1994 Mystery Idle, 1995 Tar Dinn, 1996 Holiday Belle, 1997 Rare Missile, 1998 Fine Devil, 1999 Crystal Light, 2000 Junoesque, 2001 Queen Muffin, 2002 Hotshow Lil, 2003 Lissiloo, 2004 Nulkaba, 2005 Lukeamy 2006 Jinderra Flame, 2007 Bralyn Maisie, 2008 Elite Oriental, 2009 Digital Magic, 2010 Daydream 2011 Crystin Bale, 2012 Midnight Capers and 2013 Sometimes Speedy, 2014 Rue De Kahn, 2015 Zipping Midge, 2016 Cash In Motion, 2017 Striker Light, 2018 Blue Sky Riot, 2019 Circle Of Dreams, 2020 Zipping Veyron, 2021 Zipping Zapporo.

PAWS OF THUNDER

Listed below are the past winners of Paws Of Thunder which was formerly known as the St.Leger and first run in 1957. The NSW NCA restructured the prizemoney and the race name in 2001.

1957 Idle Sign, 1958 Ebony Minda, 1959 Super Samson, 1960 Constant Raider, 1961 Elsie Moss, 1962 Black Top, 1963 Miss Warcroft, 1964 Revival King, 1965 Daily Tide, 1966 Sunset Fire, 1967 Another Glitter, 1968 Zoom Top, 1969 Beau Brin, 1970 Size Seven, 1971 Romantic Top, 1972 Likely Light, 1973 Trella Light, 1974 Busy’s Chief, 1975 Mighty Aussie, 1976 Palaver, 1977 Fine Arama, 1978 Oberon Lily, 1979 Lord Raleigh, 1980 Glider’s Son, 1981 Promises Free, 1982 Winifred Bale, 1983 Winston Lass, 1984 Beach Rhythm 1985 Another Flash, 1986 Memories Gate, 1987 See Yah, 1988 Grizzly Bear, 1989 Jessica Kate, 1990 Dixie Lass, 1991 Little Denver, 1992 Iago, 1993 Leon Mal, 1994 Zazziam, 1995 Nine Inch Nails, 1996 Tamborine Dancer, 1997 Elle’s Commando, 1998 Waiwera Marika, 1999 Stately Bird, 2000 Some Secret, 2001 Suellen Bale, 2002 Modern Assassin, 2003 Winsome Shot, 2004 Kobble Rock 2005 Pure Octane, 2006 Suave Fella, 2007 Leprechaun Pace, 2008 One Tree Hill, 2009 Cindeen Shelby, 2010 Lochinvar Marlow, 2011 Fancy Will, 2012 (Not Held) 2013 Sheikha, 2014 Iona Seven, 2015 Dyna Villa, 2016 Asa Flying Spur, 2017 Shima Bar, 2018 Raw Ability 2019 Buck’s Future, 2020 King Cratos, 2021 Wow (Disqualified) .

GOSFORD CUP 

The Gosford Cup became the clubs feature race for the year when they changed their surface to loam in 2003. At the same time a circuit of NSW Country Cups was started. It was a Group three race worth $10,000 to the winner to start with and has risen in status and profile to Group two in 2006 and again in 2007 prizemoney increased to $40,000 to the winner. Loyal sponsors Woy Woy Poultry Supplies has been with the race in all of its nine years.

2003 Thai Flame, 2004 Addis Boy, 2005 Cheeky Sprite, 2006 Cool Matt, 2007 Prey For Mercy, 2008 Suave Fella, 2009 Miss Elly Mint, 2010 Elite Blue Size,  2011 Tuiaki 2012, Prince Diablo, 2013 Free Will, 2014 Awesome Project, 2015 Ritza Hattie, 2016 Knight Sprite, 2017 Barking Bad, 2018 Cosmic Bonus, 2019 Beast Unleashed, 2020 Kid Candle, 2021 Wow.

BULLI GOLD CUP

Listed below are the previous winners of the Bulli Gold Plate and Cyril Rowe Memorial Cup, the Plate was first run in 1996. The race was sponsored for many years by the famous Rooty Hill RSL Club. Rooty Hill was in the coursing days a famous site where feature Coursing events in New South Wales were held.

1996 Ultimate Wish, 1997 Awesome Assassin, 1998 Tommie Streaker, 1999  Bob’s One, 2000 Kirsty’s Crown, 2001 “Not held” 2002 Casino Roller, 2003 Flash Peter, 2004 Spring Secret, 2005 Whisky Assassin, 2006 Winsome Force, 2007 Commandant, 2008 Bartrim Bale, 2009 Proven Diego, 2010 Goodsey, 2011 Greta Bale, 2012 Prince Diablo, 2013 Hoover Boy, 2014 Gradence, 2015 Kayda Shae, 2016 Black Bear Lee, 2017 Falcon’s Fury, 2018 Ritza Lenny, 2019 Pindari Express, 2020 Pindari Express, 2021 Barcia Blue Boy.  

SYDNEY CUP

1963 Wally’s Best, 1964 Pinkstone, 1965 Barry’s Pixie, 1966 Rose Moss, 1967 Only Ten, 1968 Zoom Top, 1969 Our Vent, 1970 Miss Limit, 1971 Top Saba, 1972 Jan’s Issue, 1973 Miss High Lo, 1974 Miss High Lo, 1975 This Guy Moss, 1976 Glahda,1977 Bozo Belmont, 1978 Brigante Babe, 1979 Debraja Flash, 1980 Henry’s Girl, 1981 Supreme Hiwai, 1982 Pleasure O’Hope, 1983 Olympic Rose, 1984 Linen’s Best, 1985 National Lass, 1986 Beautiful Dream, 1987 Sonic Wave, 1988 Kirsty’s Charity, 1989 Rules, 1990 Rocket To Tubrid, 1991 Vindicate, 1992 Sailing Waverly, 1993 Trojan Tears, 1994 Raven Kelly, 1995 Fire Lad, 1996 Bonza Boy, 1997 Ringside Fire, 1998 Gallant Seagull, 1999 Kobble Creek, 2000 Valley Cowgirl 2001 Pearl Larricki, 2002 Westend Prince, 2003 Distintive, 2004 Resigned, 2005 Royal Riddle, 2006 Quidame, 2007 Miagi, 2008 Others Quoted, 2009 Amity Bale, 2010 Nana Cook, 2011 Key To Eden, 2012 Bell Haven, 2013 Lucy Wires, 2014 Sweet It Is, 2015 Ada Mary, 2016 Apatite, 2017 Fanta Bale, 2018 Paco Dorado, 2019 Boom Down, 2020 Here’s Tears, 2021 Miss Ezmae.

SUMMER CUP – SUMMER DISTANCE PLATE

This staying race was first conducted by the Association in 1965, at Harold Park over 732metres. The event distance reduced to 720metres in 1987 when racing relocated to Wentworth Park. This feature went from a Group 2 event to Group 3 and is now listed and called the Summer Distance Plate which changed in 2013. Current race record is held by Victorian True Detective at 41.87 which he set this year.

Honour Roll – Harold Park 732 metres – Grass Track 1965 – 1986- 1965 West Opal 43.70, 1966 Rose Moss 44.00, 1967 Lord Baden 43.80, 1968 Zoom Top 43.50, 1969 Bunyip Bint 43.20,1970 Travel Rev 43.00, 1971 Slender Eyra 43.90, 1972 Dynbolt 43.10, 1973 Allocate 43.29, 1974 Dotie Wilson 43.05, 1975 Liberty Lover 43.47, 1976 Mandarin Girl 43.67, 1977 Alisha Amanda 43.21, 1978 Brettainly 43.15, 1979 Irish Haste 43.29, 1980 Rod’s Advice 43.40, 1981 Dench 43.09, 1982 Fawn Villager 43.47, 1983 Olympic Rose 43.16, 1984 Shy Julie 42.67, 1985 National Lass 42.83, 1986 Terimoto 43.30, Honour Roll – Wentworth Park- 720 metres – Grass Track- 1987 – 19911987 Sonic Wave 42.09, 1988 Revon Rebel 42.36, 1989 Frosty Zulu 43.04, 1990 Fast Appeal 42.66, 1991 Pace Galore 42.81, Honour Roll – Wentworth Park- 720 metres – Loam Track – 1992 – Present- 1992 Gem Supreme (SA) 43.68,1993 Trojan Tears (QLD) 43.29, 1994 Rob’s Rebel 42.97, 1995 Ultra Desire 43.15, 1996 Donovan Baily 42.96, 1997 Ringside Fire 43.27, 1998 Gallant Seagull 42.86, 1999 Joyful Azz 42.76, 2000 Mr Boswell 43.61, 2001 Yaroun Express 42.92, 2002 Baretta Betty 42.73, 2003 Spanish Belle 42.84, 2004 Classy Customer 42.18, 2005 Royal Riddle 42.48, 2006 Glen Abbey Doll 42.85, 2007 Double Trouble 42.96, 2008 Lilley Criminal 42.29, 2009 Amity Bale 42.45, 2010 Beware 42.55, 2011 Zipping Lad 42.49, 2012 Bell Haven 42.16, 2013 Irma Bale 42.32, 2014 Dyna Willow 42.48, 2015 Space Star 42.18, 2016 No Donuts 41.97, 2017 Dublin Bull 42.45, 2018 Fanta Bale 42.25, 2019 Double Gee 42.33, 2020 True Detective 41.87, 2021 Stanley Road 42.12.

NEWCASTLE CUP

The Newcastle Cup was first run at the old Newcastle track over 686 metres from 1985 until it was discontinued in 1994. The feature was reintroduced when racing commended at the Gardens in 2005 and is conducted over the rarely used distance of 715 metres. The feature has been won by outstanding stayers at the Gardens including Miagi, Dashing Corsair and Poco Dorado to name a few.

1985 Busy Maika, 1986 Spotty Dottie, 1987 Tiara Rapid, 1988 Black Revella, 1989 Black Revella, 1990 Shandy Anne, 1991 Sailing Waverly, 1992 Razor Riot, 1993 Dolly’s Gal, 1994 Flashing Bamaga, 2006 Royal Riddle, 2007 Miagi, 2008 Lilley Criminal, 2009 Drill ‘Em, 2010 Dashing Corsair, 2011 Zipping Lad, 2012 Zsa Zsa, 2013 Smart Valentino, 2014 Dusty Moonshine, 2015 Ada Mary, 2016 Melissa’s Pride, 2017 Zipping Katelyn, 2018 Poco Dorado, 2019 Just Terms 2020 Here’s Tears.

BATHURST GOLD CUP

2009 Dana Beatrice, 2010 Dana Beatrice, 2011 Retro Zarr, 2012 Irinka Luca, 2013 Mythical Eagle, 2014 Zipping Tess, 2015 Are Jai Que, 2016 Aqua Cheetah, 2017 Falcon’s Fury, 2018 Miss Splendamiro, 2019 Caitlyn Keeping, 2020 Nangar Diva, 2021 Zulu Warlord.

NOWRA PUPPY CLASSIC

2003 Boonchu Boy, 2004 Fashion Thief, 2005 Little Bit Shy, 2006 Old Fifty Five, 2007 Mountain of Love, 2008 Black Warhorse, 2009 Tian Hao Lee, 2010 Tasman Boy, 2011 Chenzhou Boy, 2012 Classy Love, 2013 (Apr) Double Twist, (Oct) Ritza Hattie, 2014 (Mar) Shilton Blue (Oct) Paua To Roar, 2015 (Apr) Fantastic Spiral (Oct) Spritely Dancer, 2016 (Apr) Megsie Marble (Oct) Shy Gambler, 2017 Tiempo Dinero, 2018 Sky Wave, 2019 Zipping Leroy, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Bandit Ned.

CYCIL ROWE GOLD CUP & PLATE

The Cyril Rowe Cup is a combination of two Bulli feature events which have been conducted since 1996 as the Bulli Gold Plate at Group 3 level and the Cyril Rowe Memorial Cup. Last year in 2015 the GBOTA decided to make the event the Cyril Rowe Cup and elevate the it to Group 2 status and prizemoney. Listed below are the previous winners of the Bulli Gold Plate and Cyril Rowe Memorial Cup, the Plate was first run in 1996. The race was sponsored for many years by the famous Rooty Hill RSL Club. Rooty Hill was in the coursing days a famous site where feature Coursing events in New South Wales were held.

1996 Ultimate Wish, 1997 Awesome Assassin, 1998 Tommie Streaker, 1999 Bob’s One, 2000 Kirsty’s Crown, 2001 “Not held” 2002 Casino Roller, 2003 Flash Peter, 2004 Spring Secret, 2005 Whisky Assassin, 2006 Winsome Force, 2007 Commandant, 2008 Bartrim Bale, 2009 Proven Diego, 2010 Goodsey, 2011 Greta Bale, 2012 Prince Diablo, 2013 Hoover Boy, 2014 Gradence, 2015 Kayda Shae, 2016 Black Bear Lee, 2017 Falcon’s Fury, 2018 Ritza Lenny, 2019 Pindari Express, 2020 Pindari Express.  

CHRISTMAS GIFT NSW

1965 Blast Off, 1966 Spotted Baron, 1967 Winter Parade, 1968 Pride Of Cork, 1969 Sammie Sparrow, 1970 Shapely Escort, 1971 Millumbawa, 1972 Quality Blend, 1973 Early Copy, 1974 Busy’s Chief, 1975 Gemini Monaro, 1976 Fair Bullion, 1977 Fresh Approach, 1978 Glen’s Elect, 1979 Facsimile, 1980 Little Blade, 1981 Osti’s Star, 1982 Snow Beacon, 1983 Acacia Park, 1984 Dominance, 1985 Daisy Emm, 1986 Tom’s Two, 1987 Swift And Direct, 1988 Arahini, 1989 On Ice, 1990 True Blue Tah, 1991 Warren’s Flyer, 1992 How’s The Fort, 1993 Top Region, 1994 Austwide, 1995 Cuban Slide, 1996 Cattle Drive, 1997 Elle’s Commando, 1998 Tommie Streaker, 1999 Pagan Babe, 2000 Bolt Of Silver, 2001 Big Bad Raymond, 2002 Cyrus the Virus, 2003 Dancing Habit, 2004 Elffella, 2005 Buddy Rich, 2006 Bim Ban Boom, 2007 Jesse Bale, 2008 Miss Elly Mint, 2009 Take The Kitty, 2010 Lochinvar Marlow, 2011 Noble Pedro, 2012 Left Field, 2013 Double Twist, 2014 Chica Destacada, 2015 Black Bear Lee, 2016 Royal Turbo, 2017 Riley Tokaam, 2018 Mondus Operandi, 2019 Feral Franky, 2020 Incapacitated (event run as a time trial).

CHRISTMAS CHEER

A new event on the calendar in 2019 was the four-dog Christmas Cheer, a Group 3 staying event over 720m at Wentworth Park. The inaugural winner was the Jodie Lodie Lord-trained Just Terms, who repeated her defeat of Blue Moon Rising two weeks earlier in the Newcastle Cup at Ladbrokes Gardens.
Just Terms was fourth in the four-dog field early, but railed to the lead over pacemaker Blue Moon Rising on the home turn and won in a slick 42.35s. In 2020 the event went back to a normal eight dog field and the race was won by Here’s Tears in 42.36.

LADIES BRACELET

The Ladies Bracelet was first conducted by the GBOTA at Harold Park over 500 yards in 1971 when won by that mighty little brindle sprinter Shapley Escort. The event is open to the best 32 bitches nominated and the Final of the event is always conducted on the Saturday eve of Mother’s Day every year. The trophy is a beautiful ladies bracelet/watch and has been donated by the sponsor Evans & Sons Jewellery for many years. The feature was held at the GBOTA’s head quarters until 1987 when the track was closed for greyhound racing. It moved to Wentworth Park in 1988 and has been won by some famous bitches over the years. Gold Spring won the race in successive years 79/80 plus AGRA Hall of Famer Winifred Bale in 1983. Other brilliant greyhounds to win included Mandarin Girl, Camden’s Ghost, Jessica Casey, Short County and Victorians Amy’s Doll and Mutombo Miss. Listed below is the full honour roll.

1971 Ladies Bracelet Hpk 500y Shapely Escort 26.50
1972 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Shane’s Monaro 26.50
1973 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Thunder Sue 26.51
1974 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Maybe Now 26.73
1975 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Swanky Matic 26.68
1976 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Mandarin Girl 26.62
1977 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Nimity Streak 26.95
1978 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Smooth Spectre 26.38
1979 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Gold Spring 26.42
1980 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Gold Spring 26.60
1981 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Judo Art 26.57
1982 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Friendly World 26.38
1983 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Winifred Bale 26.50
1984 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Better Flight 26.47
1985 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Silver Tail Miss 26.61
1986 Ladies Bracelet Hpk Camden’s Ghost 26.26
1987 Ladies Bracelet Hpk 457m Paris In Spring 26.56
1988 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Aussie Value 30.23
1989 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Peerless Star 31.11
1990 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Spider Web 30.56
1991 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Jessica Casey 30.17
1992 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Short County 30.37
1993 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Amy’s Doll 30.74
1994 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Stormy Opera 30.62
1995 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Mutombo Miss 30.53
1996 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Flash Davina 30.39
1997 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Oriana 30.22
1998 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Lucy Lawless 30.16
1999 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Nella Lucy 30.52
2000 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Junoesque 30.21
2001 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Mint Mojo 30.47
2002 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Hotshow Lil 30.49
2003 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Eriskay 30.27
2004 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Fools State 30.59
2005 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Twisted Angel 30.17
2006 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Magenta Rose 30.56
2007 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Bralyn Maisie 29.90
2008 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Miss Beeslee 30.05
2009 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Starfire Havoc 30.02
2010 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Cindeen Shelby 29.85
2011 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Tonneli Bale 29.66
2012 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Desalle Bale 30.10
2013 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Lagoon Lowanna 29.98
2014 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Zipping Willow 29.44
2015 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Elfen Bale 29.8
2016 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Zipping Lilly 30.08
2017 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Dawn Mini 29.94
2018 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Miss Splendamiro 29.58
2019 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Zipping Bailey 29.71
2020 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m
2021 Ladies Bracelet Wpk 520m Pay Call 29.44

MAITLAND CUP

The Maitland Cup was first run in 2003 and was awarded Group 3 status, paying $12,000 to the winner. Due to track conversion the race was not conducted in 2004, but every year it has been run it has been supported by the Maitland Supporters Club and in 2005 and 2006 the Maitland Branch of the GBOTA has joined the Supporters Club as co-sponsors. For the first year this year the cup has been sponsored by P.P.K Mining.

Maitland 457m – Grass Track Thread Prince 26.72, 2004 Track Conversion – not conducted, Maitland 450m – Loam Track 2005 Whatuira Banner 25.46, 2006 Needa Mint 25.62, 2007 Run The Risk 25.09, 2008 Awesome Hustler 25.43, 2009 Magnifique 25.14, 2010 Elite Blue Size 24.93, 2011 Elite Blue Size 25.07, 2012 Oaks Road 25.16, 2013 Black Magic Opal 24.92, 2014 Paw Licking, 2015 Space Craft 25.08, 2016 Marbo’s Magic 25.04, 2017 Aussie Infrared 25.02, 2018 Aston Duke 24.88, 2019 Black Forge 24.90, 2020 Mottza 25.08, 2021 Ebby Jet Power 24.87.

 

CASINO CUP

1946 Bonall’s Return 1947 King Moon, 1949 More Zeal, 1950 Lady Raema, 1951 Paymore, 1952 Paul’s First 1967 Twist The Same, 1969 Black Cindy,1972 Speedy Sparrow, 1973 Rod’s Special, 1974 Goldstar Lass, 1975 Wyalong Oil, 1976  Sugar Bar, 1975 Unknown, 1989 Coomerang Chief, 1990 Prince Of Pace, 1991 Bundy Cane, 1992 Beagle Boy Eyes, 1993 Dolmio Grin, 1994 Jurassic Vapour, 1995 Jurassic Vapour, 1996 Zipazoom, 1997 Travelling Twin, 1998 Mercedes, 1999 Top Dasher, 2000 Yahshua, 2001 Furious Pace, 2002 Pretty Lee, 2003 Diamond Deb, 2004 Hot Syrup, 2005 Bank Manager, 2006 Bralyn Maisie, 2007 Tarawi Gem, 2008 Gazza Shiraz, 2009 Within Site, 2010 Bundanoon, 2011 Cawbourne Smash, 2012 Bralyn Midge, 2013 Glenreach Rocket, 2014 Bralyn Stalker 2015 Jack Cade, 2016 Black Lee Bonus, 2017 Terra Torra, 2018 Fab Fit, 2019 Fernando Blaster, 2020 Phantom Bonnie, 2021 Aston Titan.

CANBERRA CUP

Listed below is the Honour Roll for the Canberra Cup first run in 1979.

1979 Brenrae Girl, 1980 Reno Boy, 1981 Shamrock Kelly, 1982 Pinecliff Boy, 1983 Lady Seagull, 1984 Monwonga Flash, 1985 Blue Coup, 1986 Statistician, 1987 Tiffany Eagle, 1988 Sir Kudos, 1989 Devastate, 1990 Shannon O’Reilly, 1991 Soldier On, 1992 Spirit Master, 1993 Pepper Lilly, 1994 Osti’s Style 1995 Sandy Honcho & Scholars Mate, 1996 Kid Keroma, 1997 Leonie’s Osti, 1998 Lucy Lawless, 1999 Ritsa Star, 2000 & 2001 Coulta Bandit,  2002 Shuttle Train,  2003 Stoddard, 2004 Awesome Cole, 2005 Edie Beauchamp, 2006 Jaimandy Coops, 2007 Marks Wild Girl, 2008 Borat, 2009 Runaway Promises, 2010 Mytholgical, 2011 Prince Diablo, 2012 Mepunga Geordie, 2013 Zipping Willow, 2014 My Bro Fabio, 2015 Uno Suzie, 2016 Let It Develop, 2017 Champion Model. Cup not run 2018 and 2019 due Government track closure. 

RICHMOND RICHES

The Richmond Riches took its first steps in 2014 when the Richmond Riches Puppy Auction was held. A total of 325 pups went under the hammer yielding a gross amount of $1.4 million. The lure was that pups going through the sale could race in two years’ time for $100,000 in the Richmond Riches race series. The inaugural race in 2016 was taken out by Tony Brett’s Thirty Talks, purchased at the sale for $30,000. Jason Mackay’s Mister Twister would win the Richmond Riches in 2017, while in 2018, the scratching of Uncle Donuts allowed first reserve My Mate Fox to gain a start and the Peter Barnes-trained roughie saluted. In 2019, a young dog from the kennel of Forbes trainer Jack Smith who was about to become the next big thing, a dog named Feral Franky, claimed the Richmond Riches.

2016 Thirty Talks, 2017 Mister Twister, 2018 My Mate Fox, 2019 Feral Frankie       

MAGIC MAIDEN

2002 Country Zulu 30.67, 2003 Winsome Revenge 30.31, 2004 Infinite Beauty 30.47, 2005 Gilderoy 30.68, 2006 Modern Supreme 29.93, 2007 Breeze It In 30.19, 2008 Albino Rossi 30.43, 2009 Devine Road 29.97, 2010 Humdrum 30.51, 2011 Zipping Man 30.29, 2012 Tifia 29.86, 2013 Clockwise 30.01, 2014 Anything Less 29.62, 2015 Black Bear Lee 30.27 2016 Wicked Warrior 30.06, 2017 Blitzing Lass 30.09, 2018 Nangar Jill 30.23, 2019 Timeless Moment 30.03, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Bandit Ned 30.07.

NEW SENSATION

2013 Charmed Assassin, 2014 Hooksy, 2015 Lord Gee, 2016 Tilly’s Boy, 2017 Chevy King, 2018 Winsome Money, 2019 Feral Franky, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Jungle Deuce.

THE AMBROSOLI

The race which was formerly known as the Golden Easter Egg Consolation, essentially remains a consolation event for those narrowly missing out on qualifying for the Egg final. It was renamed in 2009 to The Ambrosoli in recognition of the contribution that legendary race caller Paul Ambrosoli has made to the greyhound industry, and in particular Wentworth Park. A Group 3 event, The Ambrosoli field is made up of the greyhounds which finish third and fourth in the semi-finals of the Golden Easter Egg a week earlier.

2004 Sparge Banner 30.21, 2005 Miss Bekkie Lee 30.29, 2006 Oxley Hero 29.84, 2007 Catmandoo 30.35, 2008 Mandagery Man 29.94, 2009 True Kihael 29.82, 2010 Cindeen Shelby 29.91, 2011 Numero Uno Bale 29.84, 2012 Ritza Ryder 29.71, 2013 Spud Regis 29.73, 2014 Ritza Hattie 29.47, 2015 Lamia Bale 29.90, 2016 Marley Bale 29.60, 2017 Black Hole Sun 30.11, 2018 Big Black 30.04, 2019 Jamella Jet 29.88, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Lakeview Walter 29.62.

ULTRA SENSE

Named after the inaugural winner of the Golden Easter Egg in 1990, the Ultra Sense is a listed event which has become a part of the two week Egg carnival each year. Run for the first time in 2013, the event for fourth and fifth grade greyhounds, has been won by some smart greyhounds since El Brooklyn took out first running of the Ultra Sense in 2013.

2013 El Brooklyn, 2014 Awesome Project, 2015 Flash Earner, 2016 Hugo Boss, 2017 Penny Monelli, 2018 Real Simple, 2019 Zipping Falcon, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Redshift Seven.

THE COLLERSON

The feature event which began in 2006, was named in honour of long-time Daily Telegraph greyhound writer Jeff Collerson. The event is the Consolation for the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder staged in January each year.

2006 Stole The Show, 2007 True Destiny, 2008 Repeated, 2009 Not Held, 2010 Magnifique, 2011 Dana Bel, 2012 Proven Wag, 2013 Joshua, 2014 Gradence, 2015 Dyna Nico, 2016 Nangar Flash, 2017 Barking Bad, 2018 Royal Turbo, 2019 Drink Schooners, 2020 Seal The Deal, 2021 Ebby Infrared.  

RICHMOND DERBY

Listed below is the Richmond Derby honour roll first run up the straight 320 yards in 1957 it then changed to a grass circle over 537 metres in 1974. In a major revamp the club put down a new loam surface and track re-shape in 1999 and the Derby is now run over the new distance of 535 metres.

1957 Lilac’s Luck, 1958 Some Clue, 1959 Sudden Glory, 1960 Little Budgie, 1961 Dodger’s Luck, 1962 Gold Packet, 1963 Flying Myobb, 1964 King Ming, 1965 Top Mitch, 1966 African Ballet, 1967 Fleetfoot Joe, 1968 Red Park, 1969 -1973 “Not Held” 1974 Roomatic, 1975 Ainslie Boy 1976 Wade Park, 1977 Woodburn Wonder, 1978 Leon Kuley, 1979 Major Willa, 1980 Papuana, 1981 Timeaclog, 1982 Peter Glider 1983 Opal Columbus, 1984 Bindall’s Hope / Ceamy Koco (DH) 1985 Rapid Supreme, 1986 Tiger Country, 1987 Buka Sunset, 1988 Maggiore, 1989 Rumpus Brandi, 1990 Whisky Bale, 1991 Kedo’s Image, 1992 Tallest Peer, 1993 National Leader, 1994 Wiljarra, 1995 Fabian, 1996 Antique Vision, 1997 Spanish Master, 1998 Murphy’s Benji, 1999 Royal Pilgrim, 2000 Stately Bird, 2001 Zingalong Red, 2002 Tourist Dan, 2003 Cyrus The Virus, 2004 Spring Secret, 2005 Gozo Master, 2006 Cool Matt, 2007 Laurie’s Tigers, 2008 Mandagery Man, 2009 Cool Flight, 2010 Bogie Brave 2011 Decembrist, 2012 Path To Vegas, 2013 Jagger Swagger, 2014 Red Road, 2015 Quasi Bale, 2016 Knight Sprite, 2017 Nangar Flame, 2018 Hone In, 2019 Catch Me Curly, 2020 Oh Mickey, 2021 Incapacitated.

RICHMOND OAKS

Listed below is the known past winners of the Richmond Oaks. It is somewhat incomplete and is still being researched to bring it up to date.  Like the Derby the Oaks was first run in 1957 up the straight 320 yards and it then changed to a grass circle over 537 metres in 1974. In a major revamp the club put down a new loam surface and track re-shape in 1999 and the Derby is now run over the new distance of 535 metres.

1957 Winter Sweet,1958 Queen Rhombo,1959 Eve’s Joy, 1960 Crofton Light, 1961 Evandale Babe, 1962 Sandalla, 1963 Top Nell, 1964 Social Rose, 1965 Tina Capri, 1966 Star Stripper, 1967 Brenda Rene, 1968 Zoom Top, 1969 – 1978 Not Held, 1979 Matana Gee, 1980 Eat Your Words, 1981 Busy’s Bullet, 1982 Gwendalyn Bale, 1983 Winifred Bale, 1984 Werosie Again, 1985 Brave Gambler, 1986 Current Design, 1987 Letrac’s Choice, 1988 Expensive Lee, 1989 Little Apex, 1990 Butterfly Blue, 1991 Gracious, 1992 Amy’s Doll, 1993 Silver Cassie, 1994 Mystery Idle, 1995 Summer Blitz, 1996 Dashing Mittens, 1997 Silent Tribute, 1998 Sailing, 1999 Lyntanga, 2000 Arenia Miss, 2001 Creative Whisky, 2003 Mariska, 2005 Frosty Fruits, 2007 Sweet Fancy, 2009 Kelmatt’s Melody, 2010 Little Sparkle, 2011 Premier Journey, 2012 Zipping Catra, 2013 Calm Model, 2014 Smashing Sally, 2015 Rue De Khan, 2016 Mitcharlie Mia, 2017 Mumma Josie, 2018 Blue Sky Riot, 2019 Dam Slippery, 2020 Sniffy, 2021 Crazy Cool. 

BLACK TOP

The NSW NCA could not have selected a better name for this on going feature at the Gardens. The race is now operated by the GBOTA Black Top by Top Linen from Classy Jane was an icon of the sport, he was raced by Frank Holmes of Highfields (near Newcastle) and his breeder Mrs. Edna Hanson bred him in Birmingham Gardens the suburb in which the Gardens track is located. He raced in the early 60’s only contested 20 races for 17 wins and two seconds. He retired as Australia’s highest stakes winner with 5352 Pounds. His introductory stud fee set at 65 pound was a record service fee in Australia. A breeding success of extraordinary proportions Black Top created his own dynasty which continually re-wrote the record books on greyhound racing in this country. The feature races his progeny won and the stars he produced are too numerous to list, he served a record 1326 bitches and sired 6000 puppies earning approximately $150,000 in service fees. There is no doubt we will never see another Black Top, he was the one and only. Black Top was inducted into the AGRA Hall of Fame at the AGRA Awards night at Sandown in March 2008 and again in March 2009 in Perth when he went into the Sires category.

Previous winners of the Black Top 2005 Buddy Rich 29.41, 2006 Mojestic 29.87, 2007 One Tree Hill 29.44, 2008 Lochinvar Prada 29.65, 2009 Cindeen Shelby 29.64, 2010 Snozz 29.34, 2011 Penthouse 29.53, 2012 Bye Bye Bucks 29.71, 2013 Billy Buzzard 29.65, 2014 Rose Of Galo 29.52, 2015 Uno Suzie 29.44, 2016 Pantera Nera 29.72, 2017 Mister Twister 29.44, 2018 Caitlyn Keeping 29.35, 2019 Aston Duke 29.65, 2020 Flying Ricciardo 29.28, 2021 Zipping Kyrgios.

BOB PAYNE WINTER STAKE

First run in 1961 the Winter Stake is a time honoured GBOTA feature sprint event. It was sponsored for many years commencing in the early 80’s by Bradshaw’s Waste one of Greyhound racings major contributors during that period. The company shared a long affiliation with former GBOTA Chairman of eight years (1978-1985) Bob Payne and following his retirement from that position Bradshaw’s requested the Winter Stake be named after Payne to commemorate his massive contribution to Greyhound racing in New South Wales and in particular the GBOTA, he had first joined as a member in 1943. The feature race has remained named in his honour and is now held as a memorial following Bob Payne’s passing nine years ago. For the first and only time the event was conducted twice this year as the Summer Stake in January but has now been moved to late September and renamed the Spring Sprint with the cross over period causing no race to be run in 2011. The race has been won by some of the sports finest sprinters and listed below is the honour roll. The feature was conducted at  Harold Park 457m on the  Grass Track 1964 -1987,  at Wentworth Park 520m on the  Grass Track 1988 – 1991 and Wentworth Park 520m on Loam since 1992.

YEAR WINNER TIME YEAR WINNER TIME
1964 CREAM RANGE 26.60 1991 MOUNTAIN RED 30.39
1965 KEWIN 26.90 1992 HOWS THE FORT 30.85
1966 JET AGAIN 26.90 1993 DYNAMITE LAD 30.70
1967 MEGS DELTA 26.80 1994 GALLANT RULER 30.39
1968 GOLD HERO 26.50 1995 WARRIGAL ROAD 30.45
1969 SILENT RETREAT 26.90 1996 MIDNIGHT FLIRT (VIC) 30.45
1970 LINDENS CHARM 26.90 1997 HONCHO FLASH 30.99
1971 GEMINI TODD 26.50 1998 SOLVE THE PUZZLE (VIC) 30.03
1972 WOOLLEY WILSON 26.60 1999 FAITHFUL HAWK (QLD) 30.21
1973 SILENT WONDER 26.52 2000 GO WILD TEDDY 30.14
1974 BUFFATEER 26.76 2001 WINSOME DOLLARS 30.58
1975 SMOOTH APPROACH 26.49 2002 PHANTOM DEVIL 30.59
1976 LORD ZEPHYR 26.58 2003 KUMTA CHASE 30.37
1977 TREACHEROUS GAL 26.45 2004 JUNEY RELTUB 30.70
1978 RIVIERA TIGER 26.53 2005 OVER FLO 29.83
1979 RUSTY BRAIN 26.71 2006 STRYKER’S SHADOW 30.25
1980 LOVELY KATHY 26.71 2007 TRAIN A JOURNEY (VIC) 30.16
1981 FRANC METEOR 26.42 2008 DANA GRETEL 30.14
1982 BETTER FUTURE 26.52 2009 DENTAX BALE 30.05
1983 BOBBY RICH 26.38 2010 DID I ENTERTAIN 30.13
1984 SWITCH BLADE 26.61 2012 OAKS ROAD  (January) 30.28
1985 SNOW REPORT 26.58 2012 TRANSCEND TIME (September) 29.83
1986 CAMDEN ‘S GHOST 26.43 2013 GOLD TOWN 29.59
1987 CROTTY KID 26.37 2014 TOMMY BRISLANE 29.70
1988 RUMPUS BRANDI (VIC) 30.43 2015 BRAD HILL BILLY 29.84
1989 VALLEY MAIL 30.47 2016 RITZA LENNY 29.74
1990 NOBLE SPADES 30.51 2017 WATCH THE WASP 29.99
2018 Not Held Not Held  2019 GOOD ODDS HARADA 29.58
2020 Not Held Not Held 2021 ZIPPING KYRGIOS 29.80

***Harold Park 457m – Grass Track 1964-1987, Wentworth Park 520m – Grass 1988-1991 and Wentworth Park 520m – Loam 1992- Present.  

DAPTO MEGASTAR

The first winner of the Megastar Dapto invitational in 2010 was Mr Metz and in 2011 it became a Group 3 event and was won by Oaks Road in 29.94. Last year in 2012 the race was elevated to Group 2 status and was won by Bye Bye Bucks in 29.75 and 2013 Peter Rocket in 29.81, in 2014 Tommy Brislane won in 29.82, in 2015 Fantastic Dotty in 29.51. In 2016 Let It Develop won in 30.02, in 2017 the winner was Aqua Cheetah in 29.99. In 2018 the Group 1 was won by Zipping Tayla 30.00 and in 2019 Good Odds Harada in 29.58. In 2020 the winner was Flying Ricciardo in 29.48 The club changed the conditions of the event in 2017 to heats and a final after it had been an invitational from 2010 to 2016.

DAPTO PUPPY CLASSIC

The Dapto Auction Series was first conducted in 2000 when sponsored by All Fab Constructions. They remained the race sponsor until 2003 when the Glendon Motor Holden Company took over in 2004/05 while current sponsor Country Motor Company came on board in 2006. Listed below are the previous winners.

2000 Electric Grace, 2001 Toll Security, 2002 Most Awesome, 2003 Bazwill, 2004 Miss Megastar, 2005 Here I Come, 2006 Adris Echo, 2007 Merciless Lu, 2008 Never Quoted, 2009 Jedd Lion, 2010 Vancouver Kiss, 2011 No Rules League, 2012 Magic Fancy, 2013 My Bella Rose, 2014 Bertacious Bee, 2015 France Soir, 2016 Topper Teretto, 2017 Ask King Jeff, 2018 He’s All Shine. No longer a Group race final.

DAPTO MIDDLE DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

2020 Second Exit 34.16, 2021 I’m Explosive 34.31.

VIC PETERS CLASSIC

The Vic Peters Classic is the oldest feature event on the NSW GBOTA’s Calendar, this traditional classic, age restricted event (open to greyhounds whelped between July 1 and June 30) was first conducted in 1951 and known as the ‘Annual Classic’. It was re-named the Vic Peter’s Memorial Classic in 1962 – in honour of and on the passing of Vic Peters, the first Secretary of the Association (1939 to 1961). The word ‘memorial’ was dropped from the race’s title in 2001. The Classic has been won by the likes of Black Top, Shapely Escort, Sammie Sparrow, Woolley Wilson, Tegimi, Alpha Brava, Brother Fox, Worth Doing, Go Wild Teddy, Collision, Spring Gun, Zambora Brockie and Ando’s Mac.

Harold Park 457m Grass Track- 1951-1986, Wentworth Park 520m Grass 1987-1991, Loam 1991- Present.

YEAR WINNER TIME YEAR WINNER TIME YEAR WINNER TIME
1951 SHARID 26.80 1975 ALPHA BRAVA 26.22 1999 FLASH JOAN 30.43
1952 HAPPY KAY 27.10 1976 BLACK DERBY 26.65 2000 GO WILD TEDDY 30.27
1953 COLA MINDA 26.80 1977 ROCKET MONARO 26.53 2001 TOLL SECURITY 30.16
1954 DASHER’S BOW 27.00 1978 TEGIMI (VIC) 26.35 2002 LONG STITCH 30.65
1955 KNIGHT RULER 27.20 1979 SCOTT OF MINMI 26.71 2003 COLLISION 29.73
1956 SMOOTH EVENT 27.05 1980 BAVARIAN AZTEC 26.43 2004 CHEEKY RENEGADE 30.46
1957 CANTEE 26.93 1981 GLEEFULLEE 26.44 2005 WATCH THE WEB 30.12
1958 MONTANA J ET 27.04 1982 KING SEAGULL 26.37 2006 CROMLAH BALE 30.14
1959 FESTIVAL TIME 26.91 1983 INCH TIME 26.27 2007 ASHBY BALE 30.12
1960 PINE TOP 26.89 1984 BROTHER FOX 25.82 2008 NITRO BURST 29.89
1961 ROCKET MAC 27.10 1985 DAISY DOLL 26.42 2009 DANCING SURF 30.13
1962 BLACK TOP 26.40 1986 SPANISH DANCE 26.54 2010 ISADOLL 29.93
1963 SERAPHINO & TEST PATTERN (DH) 26.80 1987 ALICE IRENE 30.61 2011 SPRING GUN 29.75
1964 BONGEARON 26.80 1988 WORTH DOING 29.74 2012 PROVEN NITRO 29.96
1965 DAILY TIDE 26.60 1989 ALYSSA BELLE 30.30 2013 BELFAST JOHNNY 29.63
1966 AFRICAN BALLET 26.80 1990 MCVELLA 30.65 2014 LUCY LOBSTER 29.85
1967 MR SPOT 26.60 1991 ALASTIC REBEL 30.10 2015 ZAMBORA BROCKIE 29.58
1968 SAMMIE SPARROW 26.80 1992 SPARKLING SPIRIT 30.78 2016 ANDO’S MAC 29.69
1969 MILLIMSIMBI 26.50 1993 LEON MAL 30.55 2017 CRASH BANDICOOT 30.21
1970 SHAPELY ESCORT 26.70 1994 BARNEY BLUE 30.96 2018 DELIVER 29.90
1971 REAL WORDS (VIC) 26.40 1995 PLACID BOY 30.55 2019 FERAL FRANKY 29.80
1972 WOOLLEY WILSON 26.70 1996 TRICKY WIND 30.54  2020  PLAYLIST 29.96
1973 KIM’S MONARO 26.31 1997 BOBNIAK 30.25  2021  BANDIT NED 29.47 
1974 CELL BLOCK 26.59 1998 BIGBAD LUTHER 30.20  2022

LISMORE CUP

The Lismore Club has enjoyed 33 years of being sponsored by the Lismore Workers Club, something quite rare these days furthermore the association is set to continue in 2013.

The Cup has been won by some fantastic sprinters over the years, since it was first run in 1968 when won by Bonnie Beaver, the prizemoney was the princely sum of $50. It was worth $500 when John Scholten took over the reins in 1978 that year the cup was won by Deb’s Jewel and rose to $8000 when Rapid Journey won it in 1998.

The Association has gradually increased the prizemoney and this year the first prize to the winner is $40,000 and holds Group 2 status. The race was first awarded Group status (Group 3) in 2001. The event is open to the best 32 greyhounds nominated and below is a list of Cup winners since 1968.

Lismore 512m – Grass Track 1968-2002, Lismore 520m – Loam Track 2002 present.

YEAR WINNER TIME YEAR WINNER TIME YEAR WINNER TIME
1968 BONNIE BEAVER N/T 1990 BUNDY CANE 29.66 2012 IMA GEISHA GIRL 29.91
1969 NOT RUN THAT YEAR N/T 1991 BUNDY CANE 29.85 2013 REGAL LAURYN 29.96
1970 COLONEL QUE N/T 1992 TICKETY BOO 29.73 2014 YOGI BLUE 30.23
1971 GOLDESS N/T 1993 GOLD STREAM 30.06 2015 KINGSBRAE NELLY 30.01
1972 GOLDESS N/T 1994 PRETTY NELSON 29.69 2016 TRIPUM 29.53
1973 SLEEPY QUE N/T 1995 JURASSIC VAPOUR 29.45 2017 JURY 29.46
1974 MISTER OOLLEE N/T 1996 GRYSBOK 30.11 2018 RAVEN IZMIR 29.66
1975 REFIDEX N/T 1997 ROANOKEE 29.71 2019 FERNANDO BLASTER 29.50
1976 SUGAR BAR N/T 1998 RAPID JOURNEY 29.57 2020 FIRE LEGEND 29.80
1977 DEB’S JEWEL N/T 1999 TOOLIBUK 29.73  2021  CASH VIEW 29.61 
1978 DEB’S JEWEL 30.56 2000 No Race        
1979 HARRIS TWEED 30.15 2001 BRIGHT EBONY 29.42      
1980 BARETOOP GIRL 30.22 2002 YO YO’S GEM 29.73      
1981 YO YOU DANCER 30.00 2003 BOGIE LEIGH 29.85      
1982 CARNIVAL MELODY 26.69 2004 FOOL’S STATE 29.65      
1983 WEE ROBBIE 30.03 2005 QUE 30.39      
1984 WEROSIE AGAIN 29.82 2006 GENISTA GEMINI 30.49      
1985 GET BEHIND ME 29.69 2007 CARNAGE MAKER 30.07      
1986 ANOTHER FLASH 29.52 2008 WHIRLEY STORM 29.99      
1987 SAM’S SHORT 30.14 2009 ROBO RAPTOR 30.30      
1988 DAVID’S DYNAMO 30.04 2010 CHACHI 30.26      
1989 COOMERANG CHIEF 29.92 2011 DUFFY 30.50      

DUBBO CUP

Along with the Bathurst Gold Cup, the Dubbo Cup is one of the premier events in the NSW Central West, and much sought after by the regions’ leading trainers. In 2021 The Dubbo Cup was renamed – The Brother Fox after the regions great Hall of Fame champion race dog and Sire of the early 80’s.
2014 Tricky Jade, 2015 Fancy Top, 2016 All A Blaze, 2017 Falcon’s Fury, 2018 Little Digger, 2019 Caitlyn Keeping, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Jungle Deuce.

CHIEF HAVCO CUP GUNNEDAH

The feature event on the calendar of the Gunnedah Greyhound Club, named in honour of their favourite son, champion chaser Chief Havoc. The Cup has been won three times in recent years by Northern Rivers’ trainer Garry Streatfield. Streatfield won the 2013 and 2014 Chief Havoc Cup Finals when his grand campaigner Glenreagh Rocket won back to back titles, coincidentally the last on grass, and the first on sand at the Gunnedah track. In 2019, Glenreagh Skud, who is the son of El Grand Senor and Magic Diore – who was runner-up to Glenreagh Rocket in the 2014 Cup – won the Cup again for Streatfield.

2010 Tadmore Buckshot, 2011 He’s No Boy, 2012 Go Jessie’s Girl, 2013 Glenreagh Rocket, 2014 Glenreagh Rocket, 2015 Karma Connie, 2016 Suzi Cargo, 2017 Knight Sprite, 2018 Not Held, 2019 Glenreagh Skud, 2020 Not Held, 2021 Lucky Lance.

GOULBURN CUP

A time-honoured event in the region, the Goulburn Cup has regularly attracted strong fields, and with an increase in prizemoney in 2019, that line-up received a massive boost.

1971 Joe’s Fawn, 1972 Ronnoco’s Choice, 1973 Lots Of Gleam, 1974 Ebony King, 1975 Flat Mate,1976 Flat Mate,1977 Speedy Muffler,1978 Welikey,1979 Gold Spring, 1980 Spring Fantasy,1981 Fly Whisk, 1982 Speedy Laroo, 1983 The Oaks Fables,1984 McGillucuddy,1985 November Prince,1986 November Prince,1987 Cashell’s Lass, 1988 Kedo’s Benji,1989 Tokyo Tramp,1990 Blinky’s Pride,1991 November Earl, 1992 Attunga Country,1993 Top It Out, 1994 Heading West (VIC),1995 Spider Surprise,1996 “Not Held”,1997 Tough Hombre,1999 Yodeller’s Wish, 2006 November Louis, 2007 Awesome Hustler, 2008 Awesome Hustler, 2009 Shamus O’Shaw, 2010 Joey Gez, 2011 Loathsome, 2012 Not Run, 2013 Knocka’s Return, 2014 Natural Player, 2015 Let It Develop, 2016 Clock’s Ticking, 2017 Champion Model, 2018 Scientific Man, 2019 Emerald Rainbow (VIC), 2020 Wow, 2021 Wow

TWEED HEADS GALAXY

The Border Park Galaxy was the brainchild of legendary club administrator Harry Pledger, Pledger severed a record number of years as club secretary now in his 80’s he is still Club president. The name of the race was conceived by Harry and meant a galaxy of stars racing under the stars. It has been a most sought-after feature since its inception in 1971 and has been won by a number of quick dogs over the horseshoe circuit of 420 metres. Not only do they need to have high speed but also the ability to back up on the Monday after winning their heat on the Saturday. The race is just as famous for its winners as it is for the cavalcade of top liners that have got beaten trying to win it. It remained the richest non-TAB feature race in Australia a mantel it had held since King Doolittle won in 1971. The race had to drop prizemoney and Group status in 2010. The last Galaxy held was won by Pierino for John and Glenda Dart in 2013. Sadly, the land the venue raced on was sold to be used for the nearby Gold Coast Airport in 2016 and a replacement racing venue for the Tweed Heads club has yet to be found. Listed below is the full honour roll.

1971 King Doolittle, 1972 Lass Come Home, 1973 Enduxi, 1974 Ebony King, 1975 Ebony King, 1976 Golden Spur, 1977 Romaro’s Triumph, 1978 Kelowna Prince, 1979 Miss Perlita, 1980 Society Romeo, 1981 Kununurra, 1982 Border Tracker, 1983 Mister Biggles, 1984 Hallowed, 1985 November Prince, 1986 Gumangan, 1987 Lord Tanga, 1988 Yannick, 1989 Eastern Lad, 1990 Brutess, 1991 Go Series, 1992 Genesis, 1993 Winning Jim, 1994 Travelling Ghost, 1995 Mr Kent, 1996 Gotta Be Gold, 1997 Sobbing Sal, 1998 Golden Clover, 1999 Mint Magic, 2000 Mint Magic, 2001 Springtime Magic, 2002 Bitability Bale, 2003 Sootie Allover, 2004 Harvey Bale, 2005 Lilli Pilli Power, 2006 Cape Bruny, 2007 Singin The Blues, 2008 Never Surrender, 2009 Dazzle You, 2010 Big Bunga, 2011 Pretty Malaika, 2012 Chasing Glory, 2013 Pierino.