Kaluk Kaluk killed on racing minister’s local track

Two-year old greyhound Kaluk Kaluk was killed on 16 October 2021 at Tamworth – the home town of NSW racing minister Kevin Anderson. Yes, the same Kevin Anderson who has overseen an industry where 53 greyhounds have died racing in 2021, compared to 48 for the whole of 2020. An increase of 43 percent over the same period last year. The same Kevin Anderson who proudly boasted that “NSW already has the highest standards of … Read moreKaluk Kaluk killed on racing minister’s local track

Lucky Lewis gets an upgrade

One of the most heartwarming greyhound stories of recent times was the fabulous tale of Lewis, the Greyt Greys Rescue dog who got an upgrade. The owner of Lewis was relocating from Australia to Italy. Rather than spend three days in the cargo hold, Lewis earned an upgrade to business class in a near-empty Singapore Airlines plane. And because there was a lot of love going round, Lewis celebrated his birthday mid-flight with cake and … Read moreLucky Lewis gets an upgrade

Skintight dies after contact with a trainer

Skintight’s sad death on 14 October 2021 showed there are many ways for greyhounds to die on a racetrack. The three-year old died in the catching pen at Casino NSW in an incident that raises quite a few questions. To quote the stewards’ report: “Following an incident in the catching pen after the event, SKINTIGHT (3) collapsed after coming into contact with a trainer and was unable to be revived. A full post-mortem will be … Read moreSkintight dies after contact with a trainer

Brutal incident claims greyhound Hustle Hard

Another Victorian racetrack showed its lethality after two-year old Hustle Hard was killed after suffering a fractured hock at Sale on 8 October 2021. Entering the back straight, Kutcher’s Ruslie crossed to the rail, “severely checking” Hustle Hard, who then “faltered” and “pulled up”, in the words of the stewards’ report.   Kutcher’s Ruslie had started from wide out at number 8 box, cutting across the field to the rail, and unfortunately running across Hustle … Read moreBrutal incident claims greyhound Hustle Hard

Rivergum Rebel killed at Taree in only his second race

Two-year old Rivergum Rebel was another victim of the first turn at the Taree NSW racetrack. He was euthanased with a fractured wrist after colliding with other dogs during Race 9 on 6 October 2021. This was only the second race of his career; he had won $100 in his first race. Three other dogs were injured during the race meeting, one with a dislocated toe. Eight other greyhounds were scratched prior to racing due … Read moreRivergum Rebel killed at Taree in only his second race