News and Updates / 18 April 2019: Update on Black Forge and Tornado Tears for this Saturday

18 April 2019: Update on Black Forge and Tornado Tears for this Saturday

Following the performance of two greyhounds at Wentworth Park on Saturday 13 April, the Commission wishes to advise that stewards have been in regular contact with the trainers and are satisfied that there are no adverse integrity or welfare issues.

Black Forge – Golden Easter Egg

Stewards inquired into Black Forge appearing to tire over the concluding stages in one of the semi-finals for the Golden Easter Egg.

Stewards sought an explanation from trainer Mr Darren Sultana. Mr Sultana explained that Black Forge’s usual training programme was disrupted due to delays in travelling from Melbourne. Mr Sultana advised that Black Forge’s flight from Melbourne was delayed for up to 7 hours which resulted in the greyhound being dehydrated.

Following a full blood analysis undertaken at the request of stewards, the Commission’s Chief Steward is satisfied that Black Forge is fit to race this Saturday in the Golden Easter Egg final.


Tornado Tears – Association CupRobert Britton, trainer of Tornado Tears, reported Tornado Tears suffered a torn pad following the greyhound’s race on Saturday.

Tornado Tears has been given every opportunity to recover throughout the week.

Stewards are monitoring this closely with the trainer expected to notify the Commission of the dog’s condition today or tomorrow.