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The NCAV will be holding their 2017 Coursing Awards evening on:-

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH @ SANDOWN PARK GREYHOUND TRACK

Situated in the Marque adjacent to the finishing line there will be a 3 course buffet meal with refreshments commencing at 6.30 pm.

Along with the awards for Greyhound of the Year, Greyhound Bitch of the Year, Owner & Trainer of the Year, the Noel Banks Award and Junior Encouragement award we plan to have a wonderful evening meeting up with old and new coursing friends.
If you would like to put a table together please contact the Club Secretary @ secretary@ncav.org.au or telephone Sue Delaney on 0425 737 418.

Last year was a super night and there is no reason why this year should not be the same.

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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.

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GREYHOUND AWARDS OF THE YEAR (COURSING POINTS)
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GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR   -  LAST OUTLAW

GREYHOUND BITCH OF THE YEAR  -  GOTHAM QUEEN

GREYHOUND TRAINER OF THE YEAR - ANNETTE KAMPMAN

GREYHOUND OWNER OF THE YEAR  -  ANNETTE KAMPMAN


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BENALLA COURSING CLUB have held their AGM on Sunday, September 17, 2017
their new Executive & Committee are listed in COURSING CLUBS.
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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
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2017 TALLY OF COURSING POINTS TO 21.8.2017 UPLOADED!
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2017 NCAV WATERLOO CUP sponsored by Cranbourne GRC Flyer has been uploaded on this site
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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.

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2017 COURSING POINTS as at JULY 2, have been uploaded..................................
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DERBY & OAKS WINNERS
LAST OUTLAW and GOTHAM QUEEN after their successive coursing at the Derby & Oaks at Lang Lang last weekend.
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WINNER OF THE SILENT AUCTION drawn Sunday of a Service to BANJO BOY .....
 GAIL ELSTON!!!!!!!!  Congratulations.
Thanks to Ken Virtue for his generosity.
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LANG LANG COURSING CLUB SILENT AUCTION drawn on the DERBY & OAKS weekend. JULY 16 on track.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

JN Smith Memorial winner Tally Ho Billy.jpg


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LET’S CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS WEEK!


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.

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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

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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

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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.



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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

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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.

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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.

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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:-

BENALLA COURSING CLUB

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
WHERE:               LONGWOOD RECREATION RESERVE
                            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

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 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.

FIELDS FOR THIS YEARS WATERLOO CUP AND SUPPORT PROGRAM HAVE BEEN  UPLOADED ON THIS SITE.


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.

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2016 COURSING GREYHOUND POINTS:

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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CONTINUATIONS OF THE 2016 VICTORIA DERBY & OAKS 24.7.2016

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.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE TWIN CODE CHALLENGE SEE BELOW!..............

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.



FIELDS FOR LONGWOOD MEETING LOADED into FIELDS!

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.



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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!

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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.

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

http://www.australianracinggreyhound.com/australian-greyhound-racing/talking-breeding-buck-fever-reverberate-litter-top-of-class/77641.

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


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

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                              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.

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BENALLA PLUMPTON COURSING CLUB NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!

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.


COLLAGE OF PHOTOS FROM BENALLA ALL MAIDEN MEETING  1.5.2016


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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

RACE 8: GOTBA FREE FOR ALL.  4 Dog.

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

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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 !