Safechase News

GRNSW Strategic Plan 2022-2024

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Upgrades include investment into global market-leading new technology such as:

1.  The Safe Chase remote lure - a battery-operated remote-controlled safer lure system without wire cables or motors.


Read more on Page 12 "CARE"...




Racing behind Safechase lure - Launceston

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Trainers are advised that racing behind the Safechase lure will commence at Launceston on Monday 3 January 2022. Two trial sessions behind the lure will occur on Wednesday 29 December 2021. The first trial session will commence at 9am (follow-on trials only) with the second session commencing at 5.30pm (normal trials only).

The Safechase lure has been in operation at trials at Launceston since 15 December 2021 and has been well received by both participants and officials alike.





Stephen chases the lure of technology


The story of the development of the remote-controlled electronic lure in greyhound racing is one of persistence, adaption of leading-edge technologies and an understanding of the need to improve safety in the infrastructure of the industry. It started with two Australian industry innovators and culminated in the thoughts and ideas of a young graduate Queensland mechanical engineer. It’s a story of initiative, innovation and Australian design and manufacturing.





Safechase Lure gets first run at Sandown

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When Terry Adamson set the lure running for the first at Sandown last week most greyhound punters would not have noticed anything different.

As Aston Wise crossed the line ahead of Mazikeen Smith and Nike Apache on Sunday 16 October, it was the start of a new era in Victorian greyhound racing.




Traralgon Track News

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Increasingly as a society we are being urged to “believe the science” – whether it be climate change or Covid-19 vaccinations.

But there is no more evidence of the belief in science than Greyhound Racing Victoria’s commitment to racing safety and welfare with its world-first, J-Curve track at Traralgon.




Traralgon J-Curve

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The world-first J-Curve Traralgon track continues to reach new milestones. The most recent update is the installation of the rail for the battery-operated lure system – a first for Victorian greyhound tracks.




Angle Park Ready For Business

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The launch of the new and improved Angle Park is just weeks away with the eagerly awaited return meeting slate for Thursday, 26 August.




Grafton Greyhound Track Life-long Dream

grafton life long dreamThe new start-of-the-art Grafton Greyhound Racing club track opens on Monday 14 June 2021 with its first official race meeting.




Richmond Improve Welfare and Safety

hawkesbury greyhounds 960x540The state's first straight greyhound racing track has officially been opened earlier this week at Richmond Race Club as a part of the NSW Government's ongoing commitment to improving greyhound welfare standards.




Richmond Straight Track Open for Business

richmond straight track open for business 960x540It was a momentous day for Greyhound Racing NSW on Tuesday with the official opening of the Richmond Straight Track, which will see TAB racing up a straight for the first time.




Richmond Straight Track Trials Begin

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Straight track racing is set to return to New South Wales this month, with the Richmond Straight track to be officially opened next week, and the first race meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 24.



Richmond Straight Track Update

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Works have gone to schedule at Richmond and the Remote Safe Chase Lure system will in place and be tested during March. The lure rail has been installed, and the remote lure itself has been successfully tested in South Australia last week, and will be installed early next month.


Richmond Straight Track Taking Shape

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Racing at Richmond’s new eagerly awaited straight track is fast approaching with news the $500,000 project proceeding right on schedule.



Steriline Safechase Lure System Case Study

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In 2014, Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) initiated a project with local engineering firm, Steriline Racing, to design a modern and innovative replacement for existing cable and bramich lure systems.


Greyhound Racing SA Annual Report 2019-20

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GRSA acknowledges support of the ongoing development of remote-controlled (battery-operated) lure technology in conjunction with locally-based firm, Steriline Racing, with a view to rolling out that technology to all SA tracks.


COVID Did Not Halt Innovation and Change

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GRSA launched a new remote / battery lure at the first race at the new Murray Bridge straight track.   Working with local engineering firms, Steriline Racing and Covey Engineering over many years, the GRSA team designed a modern and innovative replacement for cable and bramich lure systems...


Future Proofing our Tracks - Greyhound Racing NSW Annual Report 2020

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In line with GRNSW’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan, work also commenced in the second half of 2020 to construct the first straight track in NSW, which will be a 360m straight track located at the Richmond club and feature the latest Safe Chase cable-less lure system.