Hobart Greyhound Racing Club
Welcome to the Hobart Greyhound Racing Club
Racing is held on Thursday nights at Luxbet Park, the tri-code complex in Glenorchy, conveniently located about 10km from the the center of Hobart, Tasmania's capital city.
Racing is over four distances, 340m, 461m, 599m and 709m.
Home To Tassie's Group One Hobart Thousand
This time honored event was first run in 1939 and is set to run this year in December, with heats on the 10th and the final on the 17th.
$75,000 to the winner
The best 64 greyhounds nominated plus reserves race over 461m for the coveted title.
Hobart Thousand photo gallery here
GREYHOUND OF THE MONTH
Nicholas Jack is owned by T. Kelly, N. Kelly, R. Price and R. Kelly and trained by Ted Medhurst. A white and black dog who has been very impressive in his 12 wins and 10 placings from his 31 starts.
Thanks goes to Helen Aitchison for sponsoring the Greyhound of the Month.
More Greyhounds of the Month here...
PO Box 1221
Phone: (03) 6214 4261
Fax: (03) 6272 4013
Racing Manager: Peter Hayes
Mobile: 0409 968 386
Mobile: 0447 140 976
Thursday- Race Day Office
Phone: (03) 6211 5203
Fax: (03) 6211 5204
Hobart Thousand 2014
Congratulations to Rob Britton trainer of Above All, what an amazing run. After jumping to the lead from box 5 we witnessed incredible speed and Above All smashed the track record running the 461m in 25.52
Owner Breeder Alison Lee was on track, after traveling from New Zealand, to witness Above All create history in Tasmania's only Group 1 race.
2014 HOBART THOUSAND
Walk Hard returned to Hobart after running 3rd in the 2012 Hobart Thousand. He ran a luckless fourth in his heat but his trainer Nicole McRae entered him for the Consolation where he picked up the field and with great speed won by eight lengths. Great training effort.
This race is run in the memory of a wonderful young man, Billy Grice.
Brendan Pursell takes out the Billy Grice Memorial for the third time, this year with Bain's Lane.
Paw Licking Wins 2013
Paw Licking and Black Magic Opal jumped clear of the class field when the lids went up and pulled away from local star Yapping Jack. By the middle of the bend Paw Licking had a 3 length lead over Black Magic Opal after clocking record splits of 4.99 and 10.86.
In the long run home Paw Licking held on to win, lowering the track record set by Black Magic Opal thew week before to 25.64. Yapping Jack beat Ronan Izmir to claim the final spot on the podium, some 4 1/2 lengths behind the first two dogs.
More pictures of from this big night of racing here...
Congratulations to Allan Anderson and Neil Sargison on the great performance of Lashing Jill in the National Distance Championship. It was a great third after making up many lengths to only be beaten by 1 and a half lengths.
She's All Class
She's All Class had no luck falling at the first turn in the National Sprint Championship.
David Crosswell looking very smart at the Meadows.
Greg Fahey Middle Distance
Happy Tiger took out the Championship over the 599m distance. Starting from
box 8 Happy Tiger did not disappoint punters beating kennel mate
Cheetah Zorro by 1 length. Well done Brendan and team Pursell on a
Greg Fahey, pictured with winning trainer Brendan Pursell, is a great supporter of greyhound racing in Tasmania. Greg is a Life Member of the HGRC and the Club is grateful for his sponsorship.
Rewind who turned 4 in February has shown that he is still a very competitive dog winning the Mercury Silver Trophy in 25.85. He has had 94 starts for 57 wins, 20 seconds and 6 thirds. This was his 21st win on the Hobart track making Rewind and his trainer Maurie Strickland Champions.
GREYHOUNDS TO WATCH
She's All Class
trained by David Crosswell has certainly shown how classy she is with recent wins over the 461m going a very fast 25.77 and 25.82 respectively.
Buckle Up Wes
This is another greyhound showing great potential and also ran a scorching 25.77 in a heat of the GOTBAT heats. This talented greyhound is trained by Ted Medhurst.
Gracie convincingly won the Vet's Medley Series, she won heat one over 599m in 34.58 and the next week she took out the second heat over 461m in a very quick 26.04 winning by 10 lengths. In the Final, jumping from box 7 over 599m, she beat Shanlyn Johnno by 3 quarters of a length in 34.49.
Trainer Donna Goodluck, from Mount Direction, was thrilled with Gracie's incredible performances over the 3 week series. Great training achievement Donna.