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 ulna||First turn, collisions, fall|
|8 Sep||UPWARDS||Albion Park QLD||Fractured humerus||Turn, collision, fall|
|10 Sep||MANIAC MARTINI||Geelong VIC||Acute cardiac failure||Collapsed and died in catching pen|
|12 Sep||ALPACA SUNNY||Mt Gambier SA||Fractured neck||First turn, collision, fall|
|15 Sep||TALK TALK TALK||Ballarat VIC||Acute abdominal haemorrhage||Distressed in wash bay|
|16 Sep||MONEY BANDIT||Goulburn NSW||Compound fracture of leg||Back straight turn, collisions, fall|
|17 Sep||FRIENDLY SHADOWS||Townsville, QLD||Rupture of hock||Turn, collision, break down|
|24 Sep||PAPER KITE||The Gardens NSW||Compound/complete fracture of hock||Home turn, collision, break down|
|24 Sep||FINAL OCCASION||Richmond NSW||Compound fracture of radius/ulna||First turn, collision, break down|
|25 Sep||BINGO BALLS||The Gardens NSW||Compound fracture of radius/ulna||Home turn, collision, fall|
|26 Sep||DARLING DISPLAY||Grafton NSW||Severe comminuted fracture of hock||Home turn, break down|
|27 Sep||BERMUDA||Warrnambool, VIC||Fracture of radius/ulna||First turn, collision, fall|
|28 Sep||MONTAG BALE||The Meadows VIC||Fracture of radius/ulna||First turn, collision, fall|
Click here for more information on 2021 track deaths and injuries including links to the relevant stewards’ reports.
The lethality of Australian racetracks was again apparent, with most greyhounds being euthanased after suffering broken legs following incidents at track turns.
You can imagine the agony of a greyhound suffering a compound or comminuted fracture – a shattered leg.
There were also the poor dogs that collapsed after the race, dying from acute cardiac failure and acute abdominal haemorrhage.
September was the month that saw NSW’s 2021 toll equal the number of dead greyhounds for the whole of 2020.
And also the month when Greyhound Racing NSW head Tony Mestrov said: “greyhound racing in NSW has never been safer…. In NSW, we are leading the world in greyhound care and welfare.”
Images show the last moments of these beautiful dogs.