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Welcome back, and here’s to a great 2010 for Australian greyhound racing!

by Matt on January 4, 2010

Welcome back, and happy new year from the team at! We hope all our visitors had a safe and happy festive season. We took a brief break over the Christmas/New Year period, but we’re back now, recharged and raring to go!

What’s been happening while we’ve been gone?

Here’s a quick recap to get you up to speed:

  • Well, first, we thought we would point you towards our Australia Greyhound fan page on Facebook. If you have a facebook account, and you’re at all interested in this website, then you should definitely consider becoming a fan of the page. Its seems like just yesterday we were celebrating its 200th fan, but while we were gone over the festive season, the page picked up another 100 fans, now numbering over 300 members! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the community – both there and on this site itself. There’s a great amount of discussion that takes place on the page, so why not pop past and say hello?
    While we’re on the topic, don’t forget that you can leave comments on any of the posts we put up on this site; we love hearing your opinion!
  • In results, Mantra Lad managed to fend off a spirited challenge from Next Top Model to win the $50 000 2009 Sale Cup final on Boxing Day, by just three quarters of a length. Below, we’ve included full results for the race:
Place Dog Trainer Box Rug Weight Start Price Hdcp Margin Margin
1 MANTRA LAD G Jose 4 4 32.4 $1.80F
2 NEXT TOP MODEL J Thompson 8 8 28.9 $4.00 0.75 0.75
3 SMOKIN’ ICHIBAN M Wallworth 1 1 30.3 $10.30 5.25 4.50
4 MICKIE KEATO M Fearnley 2 2 30.4 $20.40 6.50 1.25
5 SHADOW BOXER D N McDonald 7 7 34.0 $7.50 8.75 2.25
6 CHO CHANG W A Vassallo 3 3 29.5 $20.40 14.75 6.00
7 PURE CITY C J Johannsen 6 6 27.1 $32.10 16.75 2.00
8 ARVO’S SPHINX M Chilcott 5 5 32.0 $28.30 19.50 2.75
  • Finally, in the “Random Reads” section, we came across this nice piece on Brett Lee from the Herald Sun, who rate him as the best greyhound of the decade. You can read the piece here.

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on that comment of “the best greyhound of the decade”. Would you agree or disagree?

That’s about it from the catch up department. Now that the crazy holidays are over, regular updates will resume on this site; so be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed or subscribe to our email list in the right hand sidebar!

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