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

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

The 16 greyhounds lost in September

Greyhounds killed in September 2021

16 greyhounds died on Australian tracks in September, according to stewards’ reports. Other injured dogs would have been killed away from the tracks after the race meetings. Rest in peace 2 Sep MAGICAL MAX Hobart TAS Fractured hock Home straight, break down 3 Sep TARAWI CHRISSY Richmond NSW Compound fractures of radius/ulna First turn, collisions, fall 8 Sep PACE OUT Ballarat VIC Fractured hock Home turn, collisions, fall 8 Sep DR LEWIS Bendigo VIC Fractured … Read moreThe 16 greyhounds lost in September