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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Changes to race meetings due to extreme heat

The extreme hot weather forecast for the days ahead has triggered changes to race meeting schedules to ensure the safety and welfare of racing animals and participants. Racing WA Chief Racing Officer David Hunter said officials were in direct contact with the Bureau of Meteorology and closely monitoring weather conditions to guide their decisions. “Our […]

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Elite Machine claims top honour

Image: Greyhounds WA Elite Machine, guided by trainer Jamie Marsh, won the coveted Greyhound of the Year title after an outstanding performance for the 2023 season. Racing 27 times, the exceptional greyhound clinched victories in two Group 1 finals, notably the Perth Cup and the Brisbane Cup, accumulating more than $1 million in prize money. […]

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Top Chasers Announced as 2023 Greyhound of the Year Contenders

Photo credit: Greyhounds WA Crumble Monelli, Elite Machine and Saige Tenniele have been announced as the greyhounds in the running for the 2023 Greyhound of the Year title. Crumble Monelli raced 40 times in 2023 for 19 wins and ten placings, earning a total of $552,258 in prize money. In a highly successful year, Crumble […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

New slotholders introduced in the next chapter of The Western Trilogy

Sky Racing is joining the world’s only tri-code slot race series in 2024, securing the only available slot in The Quokka. The major racing broadcaster has joined wagering operators and big names in racing by signing up for three years to the $5 million Thoroughbred race. Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian […]

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Greyhound

Dream Result For Erasmus Duke

Erasmus Duke. Photo Credit: Davide Zamboni Chase The Dream dog Erasmus Duke has broken through for his maiden win, with the son of WA legend Tommy Shelby taking out the first at Cannington on Saturday night, October 7. The 2022 Chase The Dream competition saw 10 new groups introduced to greyhound ownership, and although the […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Rare slots available in The Western Trilogy

Places in The TABtouch Western Trilogy race series have quickly become highly prized, with limited slots available for 2024. Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards said the original 32 slot holders overwhelmingly chose to stay connected to the state’s richest racing weekend and signed up for the next three years. “Slots […]

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Greyhound, Greyhounds as Pets

Confetti adds a sprinkle of happiness to Pete and Carly’s family

When Pete and Carly met greyhound Confetti they knew she was the extra burst of colour and fun they wanted in their home. The couple were looking for a dog to complete their family and Carly said Pete’s WA Police Union membership led them to the perfect pet. “In the past, we have had whippets […]

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Greyhound, Harness

Tenniele Giving Charles A Good Vibe

Trainer Kody Charles will be hoping to continue Western Australia’s good recent run in the National Sprint Championship (525m) at The Meadows on Saturday night. Saige Tenniele booked her trip to Victoria by taking out the WA Sprint Championship at Cannington earlier this month. The daughter of Bernardo will be out to join West On […]

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Community, Greyhound, Greyhounds as Pets

Greyhounds give WA police officers paws to rest and recharge

Priority greyhound adoption is being offered to WA Police Union members in a partnership with Racing and Wagering Western Australia to support the physical and mental health of officers. WA Police Union (WAPU) President Paul Gale said the offer was available to both the union’s 7000 serving and 1300 retired members through RWWA’s Greyhounds as […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Greater prize money drives growth for WA racing

WA racing is riding high with increased funding, investment in race clubs and prize money doubled for the historic Perth Cup. The traditional New Year’s Day race will soar in value from $500,000 to $1 million to get 2024 off to a flying start. Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards announced […]

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Community, Greyhound, Greyhounds as Pets

New landing pad for racing greyhounds

A deluxe, purpose-built rehoming centre for greyhounds is planned for a large property newly secured in Southern River. Racing and Wagering Western Australia has purchased a site of almost 10,000m2 on Matison Street, which is planned as the new headquarters for Greyhounds as Pets. Head of Animal Welfare Dr Anna Smet described the project as […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Hats off to The Western Trilogy

Everyone knows racing is all about the headwear and this fundamental truth held strong throughout the world’s first tricode slot race series. The TABtouch Western Trilogy opened on Friday night with The Sandgroper at Cannington, where black cowboy hats dominated the scene as the RAM Racing crew spread out across the course in western gear. […]

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Greyhound

Interstate raiders take the lead on WA contenders in The Sandgroper

West Australian dogs are yet to catch up as interstate greyhounds dominate the list of starters for The Sandgroper. With half the contenders locked in for slots, Greyhounds WA Chief Executive Officer Noel Reilly said just one of the four dogs announced so far was a local but the quality of the competition was outstanding. […]

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Greyhound

Sandgroper Set To Get Some Wow Factor

The inaugural running of the $500,000 Sandgroper looks destined to attract Australia’s best greyhound, with Wow She’s Fast set to head west for the greyhound event of The Western Trilogy. The Jackie Greenough-trained chaser looks poised to fill Sportsbet’s Sandgroper slot, having won the first two editions of Melbourne’s slot race The Phoenix for them […]

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Greyhound

Vice Grip claims top dog crown

There is a new top chaser in town after Vice Grip was awarded the title 2022 Greyhound of the Year after a highly successful racing season. The Adam Smithson trained greyhound raced 26 times in 2022 for 13 wins and ten placings, securing over $380,000 in stakes. Vice Grip ranked fifth in Australia at the […]

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Greyhound

Top chasers announced as Greyhound of the Year finalists

Amplified, Mambo Monelli and Vice Grip have been announced as the runners competing for the prestigious title of 2022 Greyhound of the Year. Amplified raced 35 times in 2022 for 21 wins and eight placings, for $161,040 in stakes. In addition to winning the Group 3 Paradise Street Trophy and The Anniversary Cup for trainer […]

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Community, Greyhound

Volunteers recognised at Greyhounds as Pets WA (GAP)

On International Volunteer Day, Racing and Wagering Western Australia celebrate and acknowledge the immense value and joy GAP volunteers bring to the rehoming program. Vicky, Graham and Roz are three GAP volunteers who consistently take time out of their busy day to support greyhounds who are preparing for adoption. Vicky loves to spend at least […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Challengers revealed for WA’s first slot race series

Slot holders for the inaugural Western Trilogy race series include an exciting mix of racing talent and corporate power from Western Australia and across the nation. In revealing the contenders for the $5.5million prize money in Australia’s first tri-code slot racing event, Racing and Wagering Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Ian Edwards said the range […]

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Greyhounds as Pets WA adoption and foster evening

Are you interested in fostering or adopting a dog? Come along to Greyhounds as Pets WA’s (GAP) summer open evening to learn about the fostering and adoption process and find out if a greyhound is suitable for your family. Greyhounds are known to be gentle, sweet-natured dogs, and their loving nature makes them a perfect […]

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Greyhound, Harness, Thoroughbred

Huge $5.5million slot race series a triple treat for WA

The richest weekend in West Australian racing history will be held this autumn with a series of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races. Racing and Wagering Western Australia is launching a new slot race series, called The Western Trilogy, with a total of $5.5million prize money up for grabs across the three racing codes. “We’re excited […]

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