Owners angry as Macau Canidrome fails to stop euthanising retired dogs

Brooklyn is a greyhound icon long feared dead. Photo: Red Door News

Greyhound owners are rebelling over the mass killing of retired racing dogs at the Macau Canidrome, where animals are euthanised at the rate of more than 30 a month despite an outcry from welfare groups worldwide.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012, 4:40am 1 comment

Canidrome to 'close within three years'

An international campaign against the mass killing of greyhounds at the Macau Canidrome has embarrassed the city's government and will lead to the closure of the track within three years, the head of the city's leading animal welfare group believes.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Call to shut down Macau greyhound racecourse

A Hong Kong-based animal welfare group has written to Macau Chief Executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, asking him to close the city's greyhound racing track where hundreds of healthy dogs are put to death every year.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'10 dogs injured' at every Canidrome race meeting

Greyhounds are suffering potentially life-threatening injuries at the rate of more than 10 dogs every race day at Macau's Canidrome, according to animal welfare campaigners calling for the track to be shut down.

A report by Grey2K USA found that from October 21 to December 31 last year, 302 of the 655 imported racing dogs at the Canidrome suffered injuries.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Slaughter continues out of public view as workers harass reporters

The weekly cull of retired racehorses continued in Macau last week, five days after the gruesome practice was exposed by the Sunday Morning Post.

But unlike the previous week, the animals were shot well out of public view, away from a road outside the racecourse in Taipa.

23 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Going to the dogs

Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome: Thirty-eight years old and still going strong, Asia's only greyhound track now gives punters more comfort to go along with their action-packed nights of racing - thanks to extensive renovations. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and at the weekend, with 14 races on each card starting from 8pm. Avenida General Castelo Branco S/N, Macau. Tel: (853) 221 199.

2 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Kennel strike

More than 100 kennel workers at the Macau Canidrome went on strike for two hours in a dispute over retirement pay.

2 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Shot fired

A plainclothes policeman fired a shot and arrested two men who had knifed a motorcyclist near the Macau Canidrome.

23 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Tests for top Cup runner

MACAU Canidrome supremo Danny Osmund is anxiously awaiting the result of a dope test on a Christmas Cup favourite who stayed in the traps and almost sparked a riot at Asia's only greyhound track.

The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club was processing the blood and urine tests taken on race favourite Real Lucky within minutes of the conclusion of the Christmas Cup final at the track.

4 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Baker makes amends

AUSTRALIAN trainer Tony Baker shrugged off last year's disappointment of running second by winning this year's Carlsberg $250,000 Greyhound Derby in Macau with 6-4 favourite Why Wonder at the Macau Canidrome on Sunday night.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Quality dogs to bring in the cash

EXISTING records at the Macau Canidrome for the purchase of greyhounds are expected to be shattered on Sunday when record-breaking youngster Golden Pride goes up for auction.

The brindle dog is one of three classy Australian newcomers to be auctioned and with track records already established in trials, chief executive Danny Osmund has no doubt bids will be very high.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Prizemoney lift attracts top field

THE biggest event of the season gets underway this evening with the opening heats of the $250,000 Carlsberg Derby at the Macau Canidrome.

Four heats will be run over the 550-yard trip with another four run off tomorrow and the first four past the post in their respective heats will advance to the quarter-finals scheduled for next weekend.

6 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Canidrome revolution

THE Macau Canidrome is standing by for a summer betting spree - and not just because the action at Sha Tin and Happy Valley has shut down for three months.

Asia's only greyhound track has introduced some exciting new betting formulae which guarantees an upsurge in betting interest.

6 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Rising stars lead Canidrome pack

A CLUTCH of rising young stars are bringing increased excitement to the Macau Canidrome as the important summer months loom up.

The Canidrome regularly cashes in on the midsummer close season in Hong Kong racing and programmes special cup and other selected events.

Coming up shortly is the special Scottish Night and the Ballantines Gold Cup plus the CTM Cup.

30 May 1994 - 12:00am

Murphy turns a full Wheel

A TOPSY-turvy week ended on a distinctly upbeat note for jockey Declan Murphy at the Macau Canidrome on Saturday night.

Murphy, pin-up boy at Taipa racecourse, was partially successful in an appeal against a three-day Stewards' suspension, having it reduced to two days but was on the sidelines officially after yesterday's Macau Jockey Club meeting.

23 May 1994 - 12:00am