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WA racing gets biggest cash boost in history

WA racing will receive its biggest-ever uplift with a three-year financial commitment, which will see an extra $30 million in recurring funding by 2025. Strong revenue growth and careful financial management has allowed Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) to raise funding for all three codes of racing and provide the certainty of a three-year […]

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First time owners leap from Chasing the Dream straight to living the dream

Owning a share in a greyhound was thrilling enough for the winners of Chase the Dream 2021 but the competitive young athlete had much bigger plans. As our first Chase the Dream dog, with a desire to lead the pack, she naturally took on the kennel name of Chase before adding Our Dream Girl as […]

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WA greyhound track upgrades

Work is moving forward to upgrade Western Australia’s greyhound tracks to incorporate the latest design and maintenance standards and ensure high care for racing greyhounds. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has invested $366,000 on initial enhancements at Northam, Mandurah and Cannington based on recommendations from the University of Technology Sydney review of the three […]

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New greyhound rules from May 1

New rules of greyhound racing to improve the integrity and governance of the sport are being applied across Australia The updates are in place from 1 May 2022 and apply to all controlling bodies for greyhound racing nationwide. The changes have resulted from extensive consultation, with the aim of supporting the future of the sport […]

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ROLE MODELS CELEBRATED AT THE 2022 LADIES OF CHASING AWARDS

Four outstanding women of the Western Australian greyhound racing community have been recognised at this year’s Ladies of Chasing Awards.  Around 100 attendees gathered to highlight women’s achievements in the following categories: leadership, welfare, dedication to greyhound racing and administration.  The event saw one of WA’s leading greyhound racing trainers, Krystal Shinners, win the leadership […]

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Tommy Shelby calls time on his remarkable career

Champion WA sprinter Tommy Shelby has run his last race with connections announcing the retirement of the handsome blue chaser. The 2020-21 Australian Greyhound of The Year finishes his career with the remarkable statistics of 48 starts for 31 wins and 12 placings with more than $1 million in prizemoney. Trainer Steve Withers who was […]

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Women leaders of greyhound racing in the chase for awards

Inspirational trailblazers have been nominated for the 2022 Ladies of Chasing Awards, which celebrate the outstanding efforts of women in West Australian greyhound racing. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) are pleased to announce 26 women have been nominated in the categories of administration, dedication to greyhound racing, welfare and leadership. Ladies of Chasing Administration […]

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Nominations open for 2022 Ladies of Chasing Awards

The chance to honour the crucial involvement of women in greyhound racing begins today as nominations open for the Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Ladies of Chasing Awards. The awards will be presented on Thursday, 31 March 2022, across the categories of leadership, welfare, administration and dedication to greyhound racing. RWWA Head of Racing […]

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Tommy Shelby crowned back-to-back WA Greyhound of the Year

Top chaser Tommy Shelby has taken out the State’s prestigious title of Greyhound of the Year for the second consecutive year. The Steve Withers-trained greyhound had another stellar season, racing 14 times for eight wins and four placings and total of $616,830 in stakes. Dominating the national circuit early, Tommy made history as the first […]

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Top runners announced as contenders for the 2021 WA Greyhound of the Year

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that the following three greyhounds (in alphabetical order) are the final contenders for the 2021 WA Greyhound of the Year (GOTY) Title – TOMMY SHELBY, VICE GRIP and ZACK MONELLI. TOMMY SHELBY raced 14 times during 2021 for eight wins and four placings for a […]

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2021 Greyhound Media Award – Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Greyhound Media Award to be presented at the Greyhound of the Year Awards on Sunday, 30 January 2021  The award will recognise excellence in journalism and broadcasting, as well as those who went above and beyond to promote greyhound racing in Western Australia during the 2021 season (1 […]

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Greyhounds Australasia seek new leader

Greyhounds Australasia is seeking an independent chair for a two-year term. The role includes chairing directors’ and member meetings, providing advice, guidance and support to directors and other duties and functions as requested by the board and reasonably required by the Greyhounds Australasia constitution. The company is committed to an industry with high levels of […]

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New laws free retired greyhounds from muzzles

New state laws liberating pet greyhounds from wearing muzzles in public are welcomed by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). Chief Racing Officer Charlotte Mills said the racing community was pleased with the changes, which support RWWA’s goals for greyhound welfare and upholding the reputation of the breed. “Until now, greyhounds who were retired from […]

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Can Vice Grip defy the odds in The Phoenix?

West Australian hopes rest on Vice Grip in Saturday night’s inaugural running of the $1.25 million Phoenix at the Meadows. The son of Aston Dee Bee and Bells Are Ringing has been a revelation since arriving in WA and entering the kennels of Adam Smithson, with 12 starts for seven wins and five placings including […]

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WA champion Tommy Shelby on final sprint in Melbourne

Australian Greyhound of the Year Tommy Shelby is chasing the crowning glory of the Melbourne Cup and the Phoenix.  The Western Australian star will compete in a heat of Australian Greyhound Racing’s most prestigious event, the Melbourne Cup, at Sandown Park on Friday night.  A top performance in the heat will earn him a place in the final, where trainer Steve Withers is hoping he will notch up a win and be offered a slot for the highly […]

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The Dogs WA takes a spot in Australia’s richest race in 2021

The Dogs WA has secured a slot in the newest and richest race on the Australian greyhound calendar this year: The Phoenix, setting off an exciting round of qualifying races to find a contender. The Phoenix is the world’s only slot race for greyhounds, with a $750,000 winner’s cheque and total prize pool of more […]

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New brand launch for greyhound racing

Greyhounds join standardbred and thoroughbred horses today with the launch of a new brand which brings the racing family of Western Australia together. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) proudly introduces the greyhound racing brand – The Dogs WA. The move forms part of RWWA’s strategy to market and promote greyhound racing across the state. […]

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Animal welfare central to review of State’s greyhound racetracks

The State’s three greyhound tracks are being upgraded to ensure they deliver the best levels of care for racing greyhounds following a review by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As part of its commitment to provide the highest animal welfare standards, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) commissioned the UTS review, to assess the […]

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WA Sprint Heats run deep!

Two heats of the WA Sprint Championship over 520 metres highlight a stellar 12 race card at Cannington this evening. Traditionally the winner of this series heads on to the National Championships to represent WA however due to COVID 19 this year’s Nationals have had to be abandoned. Nonetheless we are left with two tremendous […]

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STUART LOOKING FOR MORE OF THE SAME

Gun Trainer Paul Stuart has been having a splendid run with his team of late and he will be hoping that trend can continue this evening at Cannington where he holds a strong hand. Fresh off training a treble overnight at Mandurah with Starlight Gina, Barriles and track specialist Quartararo, Stuart heads to Cannington tonight […]

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