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ANNUAL COURSING AWARDS will be held at SANDOWN PARK on THURSDAY, JAN. 24 2019. Come along and join us in celebrating the 145th year of the Waterloo Cup, Sylvester Doyle, Derby & Oaks winners. The presentation of the NOEL BANKS AWARD, 2018 GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR, TRAINER OF THE YEAR, OWNER OF THE YEAR as well as the JUNIOR ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD.Bookings will be taken in the new year - WATCH THIS SPACE.

145th RUNNING OF THE WATERLOO CUP live streaming is available on the GRV website.

Waterloo Cup results and write-up have been added to this site.__________________________

LANG LANG COURSING yesterday proved to be the battle of the fittest....

There were very competitive coursing throughout the day.Fantastic to see quite a few new faces assemble at the start of the meeting to watch the commencement of Event 1 (Western Saws Cup) with 8 dogs nominated with exceptional records for this season.  We were not disappointed at all for all courses in this event were close and left you wondering 'which one got over the line first'.
With so many consistent performances leaves you with 'who is going to win the 145th running of the Waterloo Cup'.  We shall see in a fortnight when they all return to Lang Lang for this time honoured event.
Insert is of Rosacky Thunder winner of the 2018 Western Saws Cup trainer by Darren Archer from Korumburra.

See you all at Lang Lang on Saturday August 18 for the heats of the Waterloo Cup followed by the WC Purse and Waterloo Plate.
Sunday August 19 commences with the follow on with the Waterloo Cup, Purse and Plate then the support events which include:-

We are very grateful to Cranbourne GRC for their sponsorship & support along with GOTBA in providing lovely trophies for the winners!
Don't forget there will be delicious freshly cooked bacon & eggs rolls, etc. etc., along with fresh scones & creme available from Lang Lang's lovely ladies in the canteen.  Bookmaker Gary Thomas will be on course to take all your bets!


The Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championships, Ray Boundy Memorial, Gippsland Maiden Cup and support events concluded today at Lang Lang in very mild weather and good coursing weather.

The Sylvester Doyle quarter and semi finals were well contested with the eventual winner trained by David McKenzie of Tynong North LYKA SKYWALKER too strong for BLUE IRISH trained in Lang Lang by Marion Walker.  It was a rather rugged start to the course with dogs keen to make the most of getting out of the slips in front, however, Lyka Skywalker came up trumps.  The result may have been different if it was a smoother release.  That we'll never know but we do know that Blue Irish will make his presence felt at any upcoming meetings.
Gippsland Maiden Cup was hotly contested with coursing stalwart from Kyabram Calven Russell's fawn dog BOOMING ZULUS too strong for Patrick Ryan's (Lang Lang) ADALA PRINCE.  In fact all times were close in this event and as a spectator anyone of the dogs could have won.
Ray Boundy Memorial.  GOTHAM QUEEN trained at Devon Meadows by Sean Lithgow defeating the Darren Archer (Korumburra) ROSACKY THUNDER.  The Queen certainly reigned in this event and appears to come back better than ever after her stint in the whelping box. All courses leading up to the final recorded fast times so it was any dogs race to the finishing line and hard to make a positive selection.
We must thank the sponsors/donators of the events and the folk that worked on the day especially our slipper Michael Webb.

CONGRATULATIONS to Team Galea with their win last Thursday night at Shepparton GRV.

Coming off his first go at coursing winning his heat of the Slips To Boxes Event at Longwood on June 3, their dog MAIN ONE went on to win in smart time of 22.00 the SLIPS TO BOXES CHALLENGE FINAL.
Well done to this first time coursing dog for his trainer Ryan Galea of Brookfield. Second in the event was seasoned courser and new mother GOTHAM QUEEN trained by Sean Lithgow of Devon Meadows going down by approx., 2 lengths and to top it off for the night Team Galea came in 3rd with LOCKROD trained by Tess Galea.
The trophy was presented by NCAV President Mr Peter Craig, Longwood Coursing Club President Mr Gary Robinson and Mr Bob Greig (SGRC Committee member)

The NCAV thank the Shepparton GRC for supporting this concept of coursing and circle track racing. The long trip to Shepparton was well worth the effort for Team Galea.
The next SLIPS TO BOXES HEATS will be at Lang Lang on Sunday July 8, 2018.  There will be 4 Winners & 4 Runner-Ups having won their respective events at coursing go through to the SLIPS TO BOXES CHALLENGE FINAL at Cranbourne GRC over the short distance on Wednesday July 18.
We look forward to good nominations for this event which is proving very popular with trainers.

FIELDS and RESERVES for Coursing at Lang Lang this Sunday.

RAY BOUNDY MEMORIAL (21 noms) have been uploaded.

In the event of Scratching's trainers will be notified by GRV.

A very interesting day at coursing today.  Longwood Coursing Club hosted the Noel Ryan Memorial Werribee Cup meeting with support events incl., NJ Smith Memorial, Slips to Boxes events +++.It was a perfect day all round, a crisp fresh morning with the sun shining through all day as the Greyhounds performed at their best with smart times recorded.

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up dogs and especially to the Cup Winner CULLQUIN BOMBER trained by Richard Anchen (Nagambie) and Runner-Up NIGHT ATTACK trained at Langwarrin by Leigh Howard.

The Winners and Runner-Ups of the 4 Slips to Boxes events will go on to compete at Shepparton on Thursday June 14. We wish them the best of luck.

It was pleasing to see new trainers to coursing winning events and with dogs that had never coursed before.  The new timer was an added bonus which kept everyone abreast of the times the dogs were running and some were very SLICK!

On behalf of Werribee Coursing Club I would like to thank Gary Robinson and his willing team of workers at Longwood - Julie Stefanos (Sec.), chef extraordinaire Mrs Jean Hamilton (OAM), Neil Mason, the Wetzels, J Donaldson, G Howard, R Groom, S Doust and race caller Noel Massina and if I have missed someone please accept our thanks.

Perhaps we shall see you at Lang Lang on Sunday June 17 for Week 1 of the Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championships.

Sue Delaney (Secretary NCAV)



FIELDS for NOEL RYAN MEMORIAL WERRIBEE CUP, JN SMITH MEMORIAL, SLIPS TO BOXES HEATS & SUPPORT EVENTS have been uploaded. Thanks to all the trainers who supported this day as 172 NOMINATIONS were received.  Just goes to show that coursing is in full swing for this season.___________________________________________________________________________________

KID RINGO at his second attempt at coursing wins the McRAE HOLDEN BENALLA CUP. Kid Ringo trained in Westmeadows by Don Jarvis wins by 1 length at his fastest time for the day defeats seasoned courser CULLQUIN BOMBER trained in Nagambie by Richard Anchen.

We saw quality coursing today with some dogs recording slick times according to bookmaker Gary Thomas.  Thanks to the Benalla team and their volunteers for a well run day considering they are short of man power.  Good vibes came out of a cool but comfortable day at the racetrack.

COURSE OF THE DAY as decided by the Race Caller Luke Humphrey's.TOTAL DIVA trained by Alan Tougher at Warragul.

LANG LANG results from today's meeting now uploaded everyone.



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BENALLA MAIDEN MEETING information/flyer has been uploaded for the their meeting on 29/4/2018

2018 COURSING CALENDAR  Click link below



THE 2017 COURSING AWARDS WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS and enjoyable night delicious food, fun and frivolity was had by all.

Congratulations to the Award Winners for 2017.
OWNER & TRAINER OF THE YEAR - Mrs Annette Kampman

Most importantly we must thank the clubs and personal contributions to the prizes that were raffled for our Special Effort.
Benalla Coursing Club; Longwood Coursing Club; Lang Lang Coursing Club; Melton Greyhound RC., Werribee Coursing Club.....
Sandown Greyhound Racing Club, Melbourne Greyhound Racing Club 'The Meadows', Cranbourne Racing Club. Sale & Dist. Greyhound Racing Club, GOTBA.
Pet Pacific P/L., XP3020 product, Winning Post Supplies products  and Mr D Patrick
For without your support the Special effort would not have been the success it was.  $$$ + thank you.

The NCAV recently conducted their AGM.  Our Association were saddened by the decision of one of the stalwarts in coursing Mrs Heather Villinger who has chosen to stand down from the Executive Committee after many, many years as both Secretary and Treasurer.  Mr Peter Craig (President) expressed his appreciation for Heather's untiring work in the support of coursing with the NCAV.  We wish Heather well in her retirement.






BENALLA COURSING CLUB have held their AGM on Sunday, September 17, 2017
their new Executive & Committee are listed in COURSING CLUBS.

The National Coursing Assoc. of Vic. are saddened to hear that one of their Life Members
MR STANLEY JAMES CLEGHORN in his 99th., year passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017.

Our executive and members are very appreciative of Stan's contribution to our coursing code and his devotion to his beloved greyhounds.  Rest Peacefully Stan.

The Service to Celebrate the life of Stanley James Cleghorn will be held in our Williamstown Chapel on TUESDAY (Aug. 22, 2017) at 2.30 p. m.
Funerals Published in Herald Sun on 18/08/2017


2017 NCAV WATERLOO CUP sponsored by Cranbourne GRC Flyer has been uploaded on this site

NEXT MEETING @ LONGWOOD for the Richest Cup in the North of Victoria - Longwood Cup.
 For information on this meeting see our flyer on this site.


2017 COURSING POINTS as at JULY 2, have been uploaded..................................

LAST OUTLAW and GOTHAM QUEEN after their successive coursing at the Derby & Oaks at Lang Lang last weekend.

WINNER OF THE SILENT AUCTION drawn Sunday of a Service to BANJO BOY .....
 GAIL ELSTON!!!!!!!!  Congratulations.
Thanks to Ken Virtue for his generosity.

Looking ahead the Lang Lang Coursing Club offers a Service to BANJO BOY by way of a SILENT AUCTION to be RUN over the weekend of Derby and Oaks meeting 15 & 16 July.  The Lang Lang Coursing Club are grateful to Ken Virtue for donating this prize to the value of $1650- frozen or $2200 natural. To win this service obtain a form from the canteen at Lang Lang anytime during the Derby Oaks w’end, write the price you are willing to pay for the stud service, complete your details on the form, seal it in the envelope provided and place in the box near the canteen.  The envelopes will be opened at afternoon tea on Sunday July 16 and the winner will be notified by text message on the Monday July 17 if not present at the meeting. ___________________________________________________________________________________
Slips to Boxes Challenge final at Shepparton Take the Cake takes it all.
The trip from Wagga Wagga NSW was worthwhile for trainer Paul Strutt. Wearing the #9 guernsey exiting from the dreaded box 5 Take The Cake went straight to the lead and was never headed. There is a story to this greyhound who was racing was still to learn how to race truly.  Trainer Paul Strutt took advantage of our Catch On To Coursing meeting at Longwood in early April since then Take The Cake has not looked back.  Trainer Paul Strutt said he is really impressed with how the coursing has turned Take The Cake around and last night’s win was evidence of that. For trainers that want to give their dogs a change of scenery or a freshen up coursing is the perfect alternative.
The first week of the Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championship, Ray Boundy Memorial and the Strathbogie Maiden Cup at Longwood today.  It's was a perfect day with plenty of exciting heats throughout the day.  Results are uploaded.  We look forward to the finals at Longwood next Sunday with some brilliant courses expected.

A very successful day of coursing at Benalla today with the running of the McRae Holden Benalla Cup & MeltonGRC Western Saws Damsels trophy.  The results are included and the full writeup with be uploaded Monday.

NOEL RYAN WERRIBEE CUP - JOHNNIE RED pictured below.  Full results in our Results section.

Werribee Cup winner & Ryan Family.jpg


JN Smith Memorial winner Tally Ho Billy.jpg


Where would coursing be with its huge team of volunteers?

Put bluntly we wouldn’t get one course commenced.

The Executive of the National Coursing Association of Victoria Inc. would like to thank the volunteers at all of our coursing clubs.  Each and every one of you contribute significantly to our wonderful sport of coursing. 

Our tracks are kept in pristine condition, our facilities too are maintained by some industrious volunteers, not to mention our wonderful canteen staff who keep us feed and hydrated.  Coursing day staff, from the judge, to the slipper, to the lure driver, to the club steward, to the slips steward and the catching pen staff all give their time freely.

At every coursing meeting you will see people volunteering their services to keep our coursing clubs active.  In turn give our canine charges something different to let off some steam and let the wind flap around their ears and run at top speed.

Thank you one and all.


BENALLA TRIALLING - For those wishing to trial at Benalla the week before their cup meeting which is May 28, trials are planned for the Sunday morning May 21.  Any queries feel free to contact either Murray Hehir or Andy Scott, for their phone contact details click here


Pleased to advise that the 2017 Coursing Calendar has now been approved by GRV and is included on our site.
ALSO at the same time there has been an upgrade by GRV of the Coursing Grading Rules & Regulations. Click the link below for you to view and acquaint yourselves before the commencement of this coming season.

Coursing Calendar


2016 COURSING AWARDS NIGHT....  A fantastic night was enjoyed by all who attended our Awards Night. The NCAV appreciates the support by our sponsors - The Meadows, MGRA., Cranbourne GRC., Sale GRC., Sandown GRC, Winning Post Supplies, Roger Clarke at  www.victoriangreyhoundweekly.com.au

A special thanks to the team at Sandown GRC., Greg Miller and Yvette Oudman for decking out the marquee.  This area created a perfect atmosphere for the coursing stalwarts to talk about old times and to hear that coursing has a strong following in the Greyhound Industry.  Thanks also to GRV for your participation and to the coursing folk who travelled down from Kyabram, Longwood and particularly the Charlton CC to be a part of a memorable night and witness Marty Sait's presentation of the Noel Banks medal.


BENALLA COURSING CLUB met recently at their Annual General Meeting. As a result the locals have rallied together to keep the club functioning.  Our executive are extremely pleased to hear this as Coursing is a vital part of the Greyhound industry.

Special thanks must go to Carolyn Mills, ex Secretary and long time advocate of coursing. Carolyn is Benalla's representative on our exec., lives in the Gippsland area many hours drive from Benalla and has offered her valuable time to co-ordinate the AGM. Special thanks to Carolyn.

Onwards and upwards for this club as according to the 'word around the traps' the coursing venues are going to receive extensive support from the GRV.  For those who have not ventured to Benalla and the Benalla Thoroughbred Race Track the straight track is in the centre of this very picturesque course.  Benalla's new executive are:-

PRESIDENT: Andy Scott   VICE PRESIDENT: John Carr   SECRETARY/TREASURER:  Murray Hehir E: mhehir@optusnet.com.au


2016 COURSING AWARDS and Announcement of Coursing Greyhound of the Year; Coursing Bitch of the Year; Coursing Owner of the Year and Coursing Trainer of the Year.  NCA AWARDS NIGHT - Thursday, January 25th., Australia Eve.

Coursing Greyhound of the Year:  BETTER THAN THIS - Trainer Andrew Paraskevas

Coursing Bitch of the Year:  AUBURN GAL - Trainer Paul Ellul  (Noble Park North) 

Coursing Owner of the Year:   John Taylor (Kyabram)

Coursing Trainer of the Year:   Donna Dean (Nyora)

The presentation of the 2016 Awards will take place at our Awards Night on Thursday January 25th., Australia Day Eve. Everyone welcome to join us.  Arrangements will advised mid December.


As you are well aware the Coursing Season for 2016 is done and dusted and now the executive committee are preparing the Calendar for next year. As soon as this is confirmed the calendar will be posted on our site.


For the folk who are in a position to assist the BENALLA COURSING CLUB whether it be in some small way.  Those who are local to the area are well aware of the importance to keep this facility available to trainers.  The track which is in the middle of the Benalla Racing Club is an excellent venue to train your young dogs and condition the older greyhounds.

This club needs your support and have arranged their AGM @ the Longwood Coursing Club.  See details below:-


Attention all Members, Trainers, Owners and Participants

 Please find below details of The Annual General Meeting for the Benalla Coursing Club to be conducted on:-
DATE:                  SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, 2016
                            DOWN ROAD, LONGWOOD VIC

TIME:                   11.00 AM                               

Hoping you can join us for a sausage sizzle beforehand.

Any queries please contact either:

Murray Hehir on 0417 548 971 Or Carolyn Mills 0408 317 874


 PLEASE NOTE - LANG LANG COURSING CLUB will not be trialling this coming Sunday August 28th.  Trialling will resume the following Sunday.

RESULTS  WATERLOO CUP & WATERLOO PLATE UPLOADED & supporting program uploaded.


The Executive of the National Coursing Association of Victoria with deepest regret, advise the passing of Lionel Kraemer. Lionel was a respected member of the Lang Lang Coursing Club committee, and a Lang Lang delegate and Executive member of the NCAV. Lionel was a passionate greyhound man for over 35 years training winners on the track and coursing ground. Some of his best charges included the Group 2 & 3 winner Phantom Devil, the Healesville Greyhound of the Year Bomber Lucas, and the 2015 NCAV Coursing Greyhound of the Year Noise Attack. Lionel's dream had been to win the Waterloo Cup and he had hoped he would have one last chance on his favourite coursing ground at Lang Lang in 2016 with Noise Attack, but sadly that was not to be. Our thoughts are with Cath and family at this sad time.



For interested parties who have been awaiting notification of the progress of the cumulative Coursing Points for 2016 they are NOW uploaded.  These Points are cumulative and will require updating after the GOTBA & Waterloo Cup results.  The graph is only the highest scoring Greyhounds as at August 1, 2016.  If you wish to know the status of other competitors please feel free to contact the Secretary via email.


FIELDS for the GOTBA CUP MEETING hosted by Lang Lang Coursing Club 7th August have been uploaded to this site.  See FIELDS:-


WATERLOO CUP Flyer has been included in this site.  Hopefully we will see you all there!


Don't forget to check the Flyer on our site - NEXT MEETING - for the upcoming GOTBA Cup meeting on August 7th., at Lang Lang.  The GOTBA committee have increased the stake money for the main events which makes the trip well worthwhile.


RESULTS OF THE 2016 DERBY & OAKS, TWIN CODE CHALLENGE and Write-Up on the weekend now completed and inserted on this site under Results & Write-Ups.



Quarter Final – 2016 Victoria Derby

Ali’s Title                     V          Gold Compass
Barney Bubble            V          Campeon
Night Hawk                 V          Fiamatta
Aussie Infrared           V          Bye

Quarter Final – 2016 Victoria Oaks

Minnesota                  V          Nallak
Taytor Tot                  V          Fiery Miss
Fiery Melody              V          Miss Mercy
Auburn Gal                 V          Bye

 2016 Derby Consolation No 1:

Big Tommy Mae         V          Say Nothing
Dessy Fozz                 V          Cindy’s Zafonic
Thomas Jay               V          Bye

 2016 Oaks Consolation No.1

Glen Mica                   V          Ebony Eclipse
Dami Gal                    V          Keep Up
Firing Point               V          Janray Lady Muck

Derby Consolation No 2 and Oaks Consolation No 2

Fields to be drawn tomorrow (Sunday) prior to 9.30 am.

FIELDS FOR THE DERBY & OAKS sponsored by SALE GREYHOUND RACING CLUB and the TWIN CODE CHALLENGE supported by SHEPPARTON GRC., GREYHOUND RACING VIC. also includes supporting events have been uploaded on this website.


WHAT IS IT?        The latest information is available on GRV FastTrack!

This event is to show how greyhounds can compete at both codes.  Course successfully and also circle race successfully. 
It is a Stake/Event for greyhounds that are either Grade 7, Grade 6 or Grade 5 over the 390 at Shepparton.
Plus greyhounds that have also coursed will be given preference.

Win your first 2 courses @ Longwood on 24th., July in the All Aged Speed Stake and you are on your way to the Grand Final @ Shepparton on Thursday August 4th.

  1st. Place $1650.00 - 2nd Place $475.00 & 3rd Place $235.00.


ATTENTION ALL TRAINERS, OWNERS & COURSING PATRONS.....  Your support is required to keep the Benalla Coursing Club functioning.  A meeting will be held during the lunch break at the Longwood Cup Meeting.


FINALS DAY OF THE SYLVESTER DOYLE, RAY BOUNDY MEMORIAL & GIPPSLAND CUP Sunday June 26, @ Lang Lang along with the supporting events - One Win Stake, Maiden's or Puppy's. See Fields for the event within this site!


2016 MELTON WESTERN SAWS CUP hosted by Longwood CC results, write-up and photo of the winner uploaded for viewing.  See Results, Write-Ups and photo gallery on this site.


Coursing off to a great start................ Report by Roger Clark in his Talking Breeding column in Australian Racing Greyhound. Check it out!



BETTER THAN THIS winner of the VCC Cup 29.5.16...  See Results page for more info....


For Photos from the Werribee @ Lang Lang meeting view them in Photo Gallery


                              VALE - NOEL RYAN                                

Noel Ryan was a long time Committee member, past President of the Werribee Coursing Club and also a long time executive member of our Association. Noel was made a Life Member of the NCA of Victoria in 2010 and was also the winner of the 2014 Noel Banks Medal which was awarded for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  Noel trained many winners both on the circle and coursing. He had a great passion for the sport and loved his Greyhounds.

Our thoughts are with his dear wife Wilma and family at this sad time.  May Noel rest peacefully.



At the Benalla meeting last Sunday it was pointed out to everyone present that the club is in DESPERATE need of helpers to keep this excellent venue available to all Greyhound trainers in the area and surrounding shires.  If this club folds then this will impact upon any future trials being conducted at this facility.

Firstly as a Coursing Club who are unlike their cousins on the ‘circle’ are run entirely by volunteers.  Yep, people who give up their time not only on the day to conduct a meeting but at other times to conduct trials and also to maintain the track.  The Benalla club would undoubtedly have one of if not the best surface and it would be a pity to see it not available because there was no one available to maintain it.  If you live in the surrounding area and can help out in any shape or form you might contact their secretary/treasurer Helen O’Brien on 0431 717 038 or their delegate to the NCAV Carolyn Mills AH on 0408 317 874 to offer your support as the situation is becoming desperate.

Action Photo below of our young slipper Michael Webb settling well into his Role as the club slipper.  Photo courtesy of Shona.



Condolences to the Barlow family - from your friends at the NCA

COURSING NEWS from South Australia GOTBA's Coursing Meeting 17.4.2016        Judge: S Coates.  Racing Manager: J Hurley.  Slipper: P Frith

RACE 1: GOTBA Juvenile/Maiden  4 Dog.

Harbison Miss (W)  V Bekalia's Freak (R). Winner T Cattermole's HARBISON MISS.               

RACE 2: GOTBA Juvenile/Maiden  3 Dog.

Remo Size (R) V Tarkeah (W).  Winner T Cattermole's TARKEAH.

RACE 3: GOTBA Juvenile/Maiden  4 Dog.

Havana Sky (W) V Another Mai (R).  Winner D Turner's ANOTHER MAI.

RACE 4: GOTBA Maiden Stake  4 Dog.

Collision Course (R) V Lucky Marina (W). Winner C Haagman's COLLISION COURSE

RACE 5: GOTBA Maiden Stake  4 Dog.

Dakota Rose (R) V Rhynstone Joey (W).  Winner C Lopresto's DAKOTA ROSE

RACE 6: GOTBA Maiden Stake  4 Dog.

Senior Lid (R) V Petitie Belle (W). Winner K Gill's PETITE BELLE

RACE 7: GOTBA Maiden Stake  4 Dog.

Boogiewoogie Boy (W) V Fire Inside (R).  Winner N Mann's BOOGIEWOOGIE BOY

RACE 8: GOTBA Maiden Stake  4 Dog.

Kool Alexia (R) V American Tony (W).  Winner K Gill's AMERICAN TONY


Unleash Hell (R) V Vail (W)  Winner R Parry's VAIL


We are currently creating content for this section.

All the news will be made available to everyone as soon as possible to keep you all up to date.  

If you have any queries at all contact our Secretary - secretary@ncavic.com.au

Thank you for your interest !