A world first occurred at the Cowra greyhound track last Saturday when female trainers dominated with a clean sweep of all 10 races.
Historians were sent scurrying to the record books to see if this had been achieved before, but nothing of this magnitude could be recalled and was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon by a greyhound historian.
“A wide search of greyhound records confirms that women trainers winning all events on a full racing meeting has not been achieved in the past,” the source said.
“So Cowra enters the record book not only for Australia, but also probably world wide and for all times.”
President of the Cowra Greyhound Racing Club Peter McDonald said the milestone is a tremendous achievement regardless of the venue.
“Once again it reinforces the misbelief that many people hold of the greyhound being a savage dog with frail females controlling these beasts,” he said.
“Hopefully it will help our crowds grow with families attending our race meetings.”
Mr McDonald continued saying that women in greyhound racing are a major contributing factor to the sports’ success throughout NSW.
“Ladies are the backbone of many of the Country Clubs and the Cowra Club would not have survived if it had not been for the hard work of Janet Braddon, Rose Jadezak, Norma Gay, Margaret Taylor to name a few that have devoted countless hours to keep the sport alive.”