Two Greyhound deaths at Gosford Track

23 month old Eye Liner falls in Race Two at Gosford Track, April 8

Eye Liner and Snoozy Sioux were euthanised on site at Gosford racetrack, Friday April 8, the former losing footing at the turn and the latter colliding with another greyhound.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) point to a total of 46 greyhound deaths this year in Australia, 11 in NSW and 3 in Gosford, taking their figures from Stewards reports by the Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission (GWIC).

CPG Director, Kylie Field has raised questions over the safety measures at the Gosford track, as well as exploitative treatment for greyhounds who are raced in dangerous conditions.

“They can run at up to 80km/h and any collision with another dog, especially at track turns, often leads to bad falls, as we saw at Gosford,” Field said.

“Euthanasia is paid for by the racing club, so it’s cheaper to kill a dog than have to pay for treatment.”

Field has also condemned Greyhound Racing NSW for removing the race videos from its official website as an act of censorship, and has called on the government to provide funding for improved safety infrastructure.

“Greyhound Racing NSW obviously realises the general public has no tolerance for seeing dogs suffer, which is why they regularly censor race videos and have removed videos of the two fatal Gosford incidents from their website,” she said.

“The NSW State Government has promised $30 million for track upgrades to meet so-called stringent new minimum safety standards, Gosford and Newcastle have been promised $5.2 million.”

Haakon Barry

2 Comments on "Two Greyhound deaths at Gosford Track"

  1. How can our state Government waste taxpayers’ money on such a cruel and heartless “sport”. It is time to ban it, for good. Greyhound Racing NSW should be ashamed of themselves. This is not a “sport”. It is a disgraceful exploitation of animals for the enjoyment of a few uncaring humans. Disgusting and inhumane.

  2. Madeline Burton | April 16, 2022 at 7:38 pm |

    Dogs being exploited for money so that people can have a bet. Then killed after suffering awful injuries. This just shouldn’t be allowed in a dog-loving country like Australia. I can’t believe this would be acceptable if it was being inflicted on a labrador or a pug. And greyhounds are no different, just as loving and just as vulnerable. It’s past time we banned it.

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