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THE MEADOWS Trainers Please Note: The Meadows will be closed from Sunday 11th September to Thursday 23rd September in order to carry out major track works. As a result of these works the meetings scheduled for the following dates have been transferred as follows:
Wednesday 14th & 21st (Cranbourne) Saturday 17th September (Sandown) Works to be undertaken at this time Installation of 3 new canopies over starts Installation of 3 new sets of starting boxes Re-laying of concrete slabs Increase length of fence at first bend Installation of new Supergrass in front of boxes Installation of wiring for all new sets of starting boxes Remedial work to the 600 metre starting area Relocate Parade Yard
Trials will resume on Friday 23rd September and bookings can be made in the normal manner by phoning the Club before 4pm on Thursday 22nd
NOTE: PROGRAM ALTERATIONS Saturday 24th September Super GOBIS Grade 5 Heats – 525m (Final 1st October - $10,000 Winner plus Super GOBIS Bonus
TOPCAT VIDEO CUP – 725m Heats – SE. (Final 1st October $15,000 to Winner)
Wednesday 28th September
Grade 5 Heats 1-5 Wins Non-Penalty 525m - Final on October 8th - FFA Prizemoney Maidens & Grade 5 - 525,600, 725m Please check GRV/Meadows Website regarding 600m events
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A CLEAR RUN in transit was all that outsider, Onya Splash needed to secure victory in the State Mid Distance Challenge final over 600 metres at The Meadows last weekend. Heading into the race with mediocre form, the hit-and-miss beginner bounded out of the five alley smartly and had only Miss Jarrah ahead when rounding the first bend. With the advantage of the rail, Onya Splash ($14.50) took over and registered 9.08 a lap out, while Miss Jarrah and Scusami Hotel were his nearest rivals. Along the back straight the bold striding brindle chaser was doing it easy and reached the next checkpoint in 22.26 with Scusami Hotel second, and they’d put a handy break on Miss Jarrah and the hard railing Boo Weekley. Even though Scusami Hotel steadily reduced the gap in the run to the judge, Onya Splash lasted to score by a length, with just over two lengths to third placed Boo Weekley. It was a relatively cleanly run race, with a few checks occurring as greyhounds found the 600 metres trip beyond means. Prepared by Barry Stephens at Tooborac, a small hamlet on the McIvor High-
THE Northern Territory Greyhound Stewards have been advised that the sample taken from the greyhound, TONNELI BALE at Winnellie Park Greyhound meeting held on 25 July 2011, has, upon analysis, shown the presence of the drug DICLOFENAC. The trainer of the greyhound TONNELI BALE, Mr Graeme Bate, was advised of the findings and further advised that the Stewards intend to conduct an inquiry into the matter. The reserve portion of the urine sample was tested and the presence of DICLOFENAC was confirmed.
way near Heathcote, Onya Splash has now won three times from 11 attempts over the middle distance trip at the Northcorp Boulevard track, and the run indicated that he’d clearly recovered from his tumble at the same venue on July 27. A son of Where’s Pedro and Hotlips McGechan, raced by the Willow Springs Syndicate, it was Onya Splash’s first victory since July 22 when he scored over 658 metres at Traralgon, whilst it was the December 2008 whelp’s 11th career win at his 54th outing. And for being GOBIS qualified, connections also collected the $2,400 bonus that accompanied the $5,740 winner’s purse.
CONTESTED over 725 metres were heats of the Grade 5 series, with the first of those taken out by Avalon stayer, Ed Pacino. A red hot $1.50 favourite who’d drawn box seven, he began fast, zipped across to the rail and already had a good break on his rivals when rounding the initial corner. Setting a hot pace, Ed Pacino passed the post in 15.86 holding an eight lengths lead over Kinga Will and Sips Her Coffee with a lap to go.
Mr Bate was advised of the analysts results on 1st September 2011, and is required to attend an inquiry at the offices of Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy, 28 Knuckey Street Darwin, on Monday 19 September 2011 at 10.00am. Mr Bate has been invited to bring any witnesses that may assist the inquiry by the Stewards into the circumstances relating to the obtaining of the positive urine sample. - EDDIE BERRY Chief Steward, Department of Justice Northern Territory Government
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Still travelling well heading down the back, the Diane Bartolo owned son of Spiral Nikita and Betty’s Angel increased his lead and paused the timer at 29.70 with the race at his mercy. And whilst Kinga Will did take some ground from the winner in the run home, Ed Pacino was far too classy. The Ray Bartolo trained racer won by six lengths to Kinga Will, completing the half-mile journey in 43.35, with Sips Her Coffee third, more than two lengths further astern. Ed Pacino, a winner 14 times from 33 starts, was on debut over the longest trip at the Broadmeadow layout. ALTHOUGH not up to running slick splits like Ed Pacino, the other heat winner, Double Champ did post a faster overall gallop. Kept safe in betting at $6.60, Double Champ had been slowly away at most of his lifetime outings but last Saturday night the Tina Womann trained stayer found his best form. Checked at boxrise and again rounding the first bend, the immaculately bred son of Just The Best and Miss Brook was only fifth with a circuit to travel, where Two States clocked 16.16 to show the way over Atelier and Timmy Woodcock. Things started to hot-up along the back straight, and to the cheers of the Buck’s Night crowd, the Paul Felgate owned fawn made his move. And even though Two States registered 30.06 coming off the back, his advantage had been greatly reduced, with both Atelier and Double Champ finishing determinedly. After Two States copped a bump, Double Champ whizzed past Atelier then drew clear for a three and a half lengths win in 43.16, while the luckless Two States was a close third. It was the fourth success from 24 starts for Double Champ, and his first at The Meadows. If Ed Pacino gets out and bowls along in front again in this weekend’s final
Onya Splash with grandad, Barry Stephens of Tooborac and daughter, Sharon and young Jack after taking out the Mid Distance Championship final in 34.78 at The Meadows last Saturday night. - pic courtesy Paul Munt then he could become a target for Double Champ and greyhounds that race in similar fashion.
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BACKED to the exclusion of all others in the 525 metres Peter Sadler Transport Mixed 3rd/4th Grade, Dyna Tron ($1.70 fav) had a comfortable victory. Showing blistering early pace from the seven gate against five rivals, the Brendan Wheeler owned speedster sizzled past the post the first time in 4.98 then made the initial turn with a two lengths break on Allen Lennox and Sleep Walk. With the pedal to the metal, the son
of Collision and Gold Rush Bale completed the next phase in 17.66, and coming off the back had the race well and truly won. Although the wide tracking Allen Lennox was doing better than the winner on the line, Dyna Tron scored by a length and a half in 30.04, with third placed Shintaro Samurai a similar distance further adrift. Trained by the Dailly team at Anakie, Dyna Tron made it four wins from 10 tries at the track and distance, whilst careerwise the red brindle sprinter’s CV reveals 32 starts for 15 wins and eight placings, earning $59,515 along the way. -Allan Hawkswell
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SOME very knowledgeable dog people had labelled Victorian chaser, Shimaguni a champ, whilst others have called her a superstar, even the very rare compliment of a ‘freak’. Well, what the eyes witnessed at Wentworth Park last Saturday night proved everyone to be right, and a lot more as this daughter of Primo Uno arrived in Sydney and delivered the unbelievable. Contesting a heat of the Tedesco Chairman’s Cup, Shimaguni put in an effort that had the die-hards shaking their heads in disbelief. When the lids rose the speedy Nana Cook got away well, while Arica Dora also began well from the three. Coming across from the outside was Lavana, and sitting in the middle of the pack was Shimaguni, who exited the four trap. Leaving the first corner Nana Cook led, while Arica Dora dropped back into the lap of Shimaguni, who had nowhere to go but straight out the back, and it had that look of ‘Welcome to Sydney’ about it. Down to the one lap mark, Nana Cook still led over Lavana and Arica Dora when there was a distinct blur as something like a blue flash appeared before the crowd. The old Superman show was started by “is it a bird, is it a plane, no its Superman”. Well the crowd dropped the Superman word and said Shimaguni.
Staying sensation, Shimaguni, prepared by Jim Redenbach for the SGC Syndicate, passes the post six lengths clear of her rivals in a heat of the Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park last Saturday night, clocking 42.14 over 720 metres at the Glebe Venue.
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Quickly Shimaguni had raced around top grade performers and had cleared out by the time they entered the back straight. Okay, let’s get over that part, now how is her stamina? Off the back led by four
lengths, down the side by five, turning for home six lengths and at the judge Shimaguni was a dominant seven and a half lengths winner. Piping Hot ran on to grab second place, a length in advance of Nana Cook, who did a great job to finish third at her first start over the half-mile trip for a long time. Then the crowd thought, well, that was great, but the time will probably be only average, as Shimaguni did lose six lengths on the top bend. Wrong again, it was 42.14, which is only .20 outside China-
Lady Arko, another Victorian visitor to the Harbour City, claimed the other round of the Chairman’s Cup series in 42.31 for Darren McDonald and the owning CCU Syndicate.
IN NSW last Saturday, the feature greyhound meeting was at Betchoice Gardens, where the running of the Multicam Systems Black Top final was conducted. And it was another Victorian that grabbed the cash, giving “the Mexicans” all feature races on the day, along with the two Chairman Cup heat winners at Wentworth Park thrown in for good measure. For trainer, Jason Thompson, he
had the distinction of preparing two runners for the Group 2 final, with one of those being the $2.00 favourite, Aston Galilee. However, it was the $25 chance, Penthouse that upstaged his more fancied kennelmate and led most of the way to claim the $40,000 first prize. When the lids opened for the 515 metres event, best away was Sienna’s Delight from box six, with Penthouse also out fast from five. Leaving the straight Sienna’s Delight led but Penthouse had the drop on the leader, and upon entering the back straight quickly surged to the front. On the top bend they started to bunch, with Penthouse still in charge but Devine Law was driving along the fence, while Aston Galilee and
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Fancy Dean were also chasing home rapidly. With the four runners packing up on the home turn something had to give, and it was Aston Galilee that was the ham in the sandwich. However, this assisted Penthouse, who was able to kick again and go on to victory. Penthouse drew clear at the post, winning by two lengths to Fancy Dean, with Devine Law a length away third, whilst the time was a very slick 29.53. Penthouse, by Run’s Horse out of By Request, is owned by Seona Hood, with career stats of 16 wins and 22 placings being acquired from 58 attempts, whilst the win took career earnings to $105,000. Fancy Dean (Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy), trained by Wally Luti-
town Lad’s track record that coincidentally was run in this very same series in 2008. Shimaguni (x Messines), trained by Jim Redenbach, to date has had 22 career starts for 15 wins and three placings. The huge bonus for our sport is the 29kg black chaser is only 29 months old and hopefully has a long career ahead. Piping Hot, by Bit Chili out of Nikita Grove, trained by Glenda Dart, and from 24 career starts has notched six wins and 10 placings, whilst Geoff Cook’s Nana Cook (Bombastic Shiraz x Cookie’s Habit) after 36 career starts has amassed 14 wins and 10 placings. IT WAS GREAT to see leading Victorian trainer, Darren McDonald at the Glebe venue once again, and the top conditioner gave the “Mexicans” a perfect scorecard when Lady Arko charged home to win the other heat. This white and black chaser did all her early racing in this state before being transferred into the nation’s top kennel, which has helped gain her star status that includes a narrow defeat in the recent National Distance final. When the lids lifted the race was really on, with veteran, Slick Lee spearing out of box four to lead Yella Mustard and Mr. Meana. Incredibly, Slick Lee set a new first section record of 15.00, which
had all the immediate chasers off the bit, and Lady Arko had settled down a dozen lengths away with a lap to go. Entering the back Slick Lee led, however, Yella Mustard worked overtime to head him but it was noticeable that he couldn’t get the break that would be needed for victory. Down the side Yella Mustard still led but under sufferance, as Slick Lee once again angled for a run through as heads were turned for home, whilst tracking him through was the flying Lady Arko, who was looking for a split. With four across the track in the home straight, Lady Arko threaded through and charged away over the concluding stages, scoring by two and a quarter lengths from Slick Lee in 42.31, with Yella Mustard a half length away third. Lady Arko, who’s by Where’s Pedro from Zarbo, has contested 32 races for 15 wins and nine placings. Prepared by Keith Pedrana, Slick Lee (Brett Lee x Goodoo Mate) has had 89 career starts for 21 wins and 41 placings, whilst the Jason Mackay trained Yella Mustard (Bombastic Shiraz x Awesome Berger), who sampled defeat for the first time in six starts, overall has made 24 raceday appearances for 12 wins and eight placings.
ger, has had 29 career starts with 14 wins and 12 placings, whilst the Pat Parelli prepared Devine Law (Collision x Majestic Rush) has produced seven wins and eight placings from 21 career starts.
tions and turned for the run home in front. But as they headed for the judge, Dana Travis found a clear path and then unleashed a powerful finish. Overwhelming the leaders, Dana Travis charged to the line and scored by three quarters of a length to Fancy Will in a smart 29.70, with a neck to third placed Chenzhou Boy. Dana Travis is by Big Daddy Cool out of Dana Gretel and to date has had 26 career starts for six wins and 13 placings. Fancy Will (Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy) has had 28 career starts yielding seven wins and 14 placings for trainer, Anthony Azzopardi, whilst the Luke Azzopardi trained Chenzhou Boy (Bombastic Shiraz x Ocean Song) from 32 carer starts has produced 10 wins and 11 placings.
Fitting tribute ANOTHER FEATURE on the program was named in honour of popular course announcer, John McDermott, and victory in the event went to the Neville Brown trained Dana Travis, who won the Multicam Macca over 515 metres. At boxrise it was Chenzhou Boy from box four that led comfortably into the first corner, whilst finding a forward position was Fancy Will, with Fully Chic with Dana Travis next in line. This order stayed the same, with Chenzhou Boy clocking good sec-
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NZ bound: Recent National Sprint winner, Metz Magic made it back to back wins at Albion Park when the Ron Ball trained racer landed a heat of the Sister Cities Cup in 30.02 last Thursday night.
JIM CROOKS is 84 and loves nothing better than a greyhound. Jim has been celebrating in the past few weeks with the success of Metz Magic, the Bombastic Shiraz and Witheren’s Girl dog that wais bred and is raced by his son, Bill. Metz Magic landed the Group 1 National Sprint two weeks ago and then added to that with the Albion Park heat of the 520 metres Sister Cities Cup last Thursday night. Jim whelps, rears and nurtures all of Bill’s pups at the family’s Canungra property in the Gold Coast hinterland. On the Friday morning after Metz Magic had won the National Sprint, Jim headed to the Canungra Hotel with the Group 1 trophy under his arm. “He put $300 on the bar and celebrated the dog’s win.” “The trophy went on display in the pub,” said Bill. With the success of Metz Magic in last week’s Sister Cities Cup heat, Jim hasn’t finished celebrating yet. The dog will now go to Christ-
QLD David Brasch church for the $40,000 final in another week. Metz Magic swept around the leaders at the home turn then raced away to win by three lengths in 30.02, beating Marshall Star, with a head to third placed Mercy Rule. Metz Magic took his record to six wins and a second in nine starts. Ron Ball trains the dog for Bill Crooks. Bill was at Albion Park last Thursday night to catch his dog. It is the second time he has been at the races in 12 months. Bill suffers from severe diabetes that has affected him for the past 20 years. “The past two or three years have been particularly bad,” said Bill. “I have a lot of trouble walking. My legs are numb from the
knees down.” Bill is not complaining; he’s just explaining why he does not get to the racetrack as much as he once did. He and wife, Diane will head to Christchurch though. “Of course, we will be there,” said Bill. “It will be the chance for us to have a break.” The Canungra Hotel might have a Sister Cities Cup trophy on display in another couple of weeks. Metz Magic was the second leg of a winning double for Crooks and Ball, who had landed the 520 metres Novice with Metz Magic’s litter sister, Miss Shayla. The bitch scored in 30.33, downing Bessy Blue and Restless Teddy. “She hurt a fibula when she was at pre-training,” said Bill. “Ron had to give her quite a time off to let it heal.” Miss Shayla has been knocking on the door for a win at Albion Park in recent weeks but has run into a couple of smart gallopers, including Reg Kay’s Grafton Maiden winner, Knocka Down.
THE Townsville Showgrounds will again be open to speedway racing, with a new track being built in time for a meet next month. Showgrounds boss, Chris Condon has insisted the meet will be a one-off event, but there are concerns the newly built track will create hell for nearby residents by opening the floodgates for more noisy racing meets at the venue. Townsville city councillor, Vern Veitch said council was powerless to intervene because the facility was on state-owned land, but he was already bracing for a barrage of calls from cranky nearby residents having to put up with the noise. “Every time there are race cars using the showgrounds, I receive phone calls... but if people are annoyed by this, don't ring council, it's a State Government issue,” he said. “West end residents can expect to have to put up with regular evening speedway events until a site in the Townsville area can be found for speedway.” The decision by the Show Society to branch out into speedway will also place in jeopardy the Townsville
Greyhound Racing Club’s future because a high fence will have to be built around the inside perimeter of the dog track. This means the lure driver won't be able to see the “bunny” and no races will be allowed because of safety concerns. Racing Queensland Chairman, Bob Bentley will be in Townsville today and he is expected to instruct lawyers to act on the greyhound club’s behalf to resolve the impasse. The greyhound club has gone from strength to strength in the past 18 months after being granted TAB coverage. Last night it hosted 1000 people at its Townsville Cup meeting, which boasted prizemoney of $40,000. Despite the opposition, Mr. Condon said he had garnered “unbelievable support” from the community for the event, which will run over two days on September 23 and 24 between 6.00pm and 10.00pm in honour of the late local racing identity, Bob Hourigan. He said the Bob Hourigan Solo Test Match would pit Queensland and New South Wales drivers against each other to win a shield and $1500. Mr. Condon said the
event would be held annually and would feature test match solos, side cars and formula 200s. He said the showgrounds had to be upgraded to include several extra facilities like a safety fence, which would be inspected next week, with everything needed for the new track being supplied by local businesses free of charge. ` “There’s still a bit of work to do, but we'll be right,” he said. Mr. Condon said once business realised the event was in memory of Mr. Hourigan, they jumped at the chance to help. Cr Veitch said while he supported motorsport in Townsville and next month's event in particular, opposition to the meet emphasised the need for a genuine motorsport precinct in the region, where speedway and drag racing could be held without disturbing residents. Mr. Condon told the Townsville Bulletin he also supported a new motorsport precinct, but was happy to host one-off events at the showgrounds in the meantime. nathan.paull@townsvillebulletin. com.au
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ROB HARNAS is riding the crest of a wave, and at Angle Park last Thursday night, Random Test kept the ball rolling when he notched his second win from as many starts over the 600 metres trip by landing the Showpony Advertising feature final. Poorly drawn in box six yet starting the short-priced $1.55 favourite after his 35.29 heat victory, Random Test jumped safely and showed brilliant field sense to cross to the lead over Arissa with a lap to run. Working his way to a three length break passing the catching pen, Random Test got away from Arissa in the back straight and arrived at the top turn with a six lengths lead. Rounding the final bend well clear of Alvania Bale, Random Test coasted to the line under no pressure. And whilst Tigre Bale flashed home, the son of Collision and Camden Shiraz still crossed the line five lengths ahead in Best Of Night 35.32, with Alvania Bale third. A strong chaser cursed by health concerns over recent times, Random Test took his record to 21 wins and six placings from 41 career starts. POINT TWO OVER gave Harnas a training double when he took out the 515 metres SA Racing on Facebook Free For All. Having his first start back in SA since running fourth to Metz Magic in the National Sprint final, Point Two Over was all the rage in betting, starting at $1.80. Drawn out wide in box seven, Point Two Over jumped fast and showed good pace but was checked back to third through the first turn, with Woodside Woody taking the lead. Regaining his balance and making good ground in the back straight, Point Two Over loomed ominously and reached the top turn camped on the leader’s heels. Taking a split and moving through to second behind Woodside Woody through the final bend, Point Two Over charged to victory. After taking over in the closing stages, the son of Collision and Camden Shiraz scored by just over two lengths to Woodside Woody in 29.86, with Forty Twenty making late ground in third place.
Class prevails MAKING a triumphant return to Angle Park last Thursday night after his third placed effort in the National Distance final, Kalden Mayhem won the Fundraising @ Chasers Mixed 3rd/4th/5th Grade over 600 metres dis-
SA Paul Rehmann tance for trainer, Troy Murray. Sporting the blue vest and sent out at the cramped quote of $1.35, Kalden Mayhem began slowly and settled down fifth with a lap to run behind early leader, Custom Catch. Railing into fourth place passing the catching pen, Kalden Mayhem took a long time to warm up and reached the top turn still fourth, eight lengths adrift of Custom Catch. Making a strong run through the final bend and railing through to be second behind new leader, Airbag upon straightening for the homeward dash, Kalden Mayhem showed his class and forged his way to the front in the straight. The son of Big Daddy Cool and Abbadale Gold saluted the judge three quarters of a length ahead of Airbag in 35.36, while Handsome Shiraz wound up third. Kalden Mayhem looked a bit flat in the race after his long journey The happy team from GRSA’s advertising agency, “Showpony”, were at Angle Park last Thursday night to north the previous week, but the win witness Random Test win the 600 metres event named in the company’s honour. Trained by Rob Harnas, it took his record over the Angle Park was the consistent racer’s 21st victory and he clocked 35,32. middle distance to an impressive five ASTON THOMAS put in a per- Bandanna Lad starting to make wins from six starts. Railing through to third in the KALDEN KAMIKAZE racked- back straight, Sargent Trigga made sonal best performance for trainer, ground, Aston Thomas found his secup a training double for Murray on good ground to closed in on second Troy Murray when he won the sec- ond wind and held his advantage in the run home. the night when he led most of the place at the top turn, where Vanilla ond heat. The son of Where’s Pedro and Drawn box eight, Aston Thomas way to win a Grade 5 event in 29.83. Gorilla still showed the way. Working through to second and jumped only fairly but showed siz- Elite Oriental crossed the line five Off to New Zealand setting out after the leader through zling pace to cross into second place and a half lengths ahead of Bandanna SA TRAINERS, Lesley Sermon and the final bend, Sargent Trigga railed behind Led Zeppelin ($1.75 fav) Lad in Best Of Night 29.89, with Troy Murray are off to New Zealand to the lead on straightening for home through the first turn. Stove Rocks making late ground to later this month after their respective and kicked clear of Vanilla Gorilla Racing around Led Zeppelin and snare third place. chasers, Sargent Trigga and Aston over the closing stages. skipping away down the back Sargent Trigga and Aston ThoThomas each won a SA heat of the The son of Most Awesome and straight, Aston Thomas ($4.20) mas will line up against National Sister Cities Cup at Angle Park last Resigned passed the post over three reached the top turn with a six champ, Metz Magic and Marshall Monday. lengths ahead of Vanilla Gorilla in lengths break over kennelmate Ban- Star, who will represent the The Sister Cities Cup concept 29.91, with Arckaringa occupying danna Lad. “Sunshine State”, whilst the New sees two SA Chasers from Angle third place. Rounding the final bend with Zealand chasers are yet to be chosen. Park and two Queensland chasers from Albion Park take on four New Zealanders representing the Christchurch and Auckland tracks. SARGENT TRIGGA was the first runner to get through to the Sister Cities Cup final when he took out the opening heat for trainer, Lesley Sermon Drawn in box three and starting the $2.20 favourite, Sargent Trigga commenced sweetly but was beaten for early pace and head towards the first turn fifth behind the pacesetting Vanilla Gorilla.
It was a double for Rob Harnas when Point Two Over charged passed the post a two lengths winner in 29.86 in the 515 metres Free For All.
INTERSTATE visitors Weekend Rush and Molly Molloy both had a look at the Angle Park circuit last Thursday night in preparation for the SA Coffex Coffee and Coca Cola sponsored Group 3 Oaks and Derby series. Weekend Rush is headed for the Derby heats and recorded a
30.00 trial, running 4.61 and 17.10 through the splits whilst Molly Molloy, a promising daughter of Premier Fantasy and Witch Magic, and a winner of six of her past nine starts, is being aimed at the Oaks, clocking a steady 30.23, with sectionals of 4.49 and 17.20.
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Kalden Mayhem with trainer, Troy Murray and the kennel’s number one catcher, Matty Petersen. The son of that top litter by Big Baddy Cool from Abbadale Gold had contested the National Distance final a week earlier in Brisbane, so his 35.36 was okay in the Mixed grade race, and kick-started a treble for the Lewiston mentor. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.
ONCE AGAIN last week, Dapto staged a double-header meeting, with heats of the Merlot Constructions Maiden conducted over 520 metres conducted on Wednesday night. This event is a three-week series and is always worth watching the progression of each run of the young dogs as they gain field experience. One youngster you must keep an eye on is the Julie Brodie owned and trained Hurry Scurry, who opened her winning account in a first-up effort. The 19 months old daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Realon Melody had a performance trial recently and was beaten in fast time, so the
NSW Ron Arnold form was well disclosed. When the lids lifted, best to begin was Olay Angel from the five alley and Find Cotton from box two, and they raced into the first corner together, whilst Hurry Scurry slotted in behind them and found the fence. Olay Angel led down the back, with Hurry Scurry giving chase and
angling for a rails run. Approaching the home turn Olay Angel left the fence and it was Hurry Scurry that drove through and headed to the judge in front. At the post it was Hurry Scurry scoring by two lengths over Olay Angel in 30.22, with a similar margin to third placed Fruity Shiraz. Olay Angel, by Over Flo from Joan’s Dream, trained by Phillip Jones, has had four placings from seven starts to date, whilst Fruity Shiraz (Bombastic Shiraz x Frosty Fruits) prepared by Craig Chappelow and was also a debutante. Another of the impressive first time winners was the John Finn
trained Ninganar, who proved too strong to win his heat in 30.35. It was the red vested I’m In Command that jumped best, with Ninganar and Unfinished next in line. At the first bend Ninganar was able to cross I’m In Command, who in turn was crossed by Unfinished as they entered the back straight. Leaving the top turn Unfinished led with Ninganar waiting patiently for a run, and it took until they neared the home bend before the leader left the fence and presented a dream run along the paint. Ninganar drove to the front halfway down the home straight and went to the line solidly, winning by a half length to Unfinished, with I’m In Command occupying third spot, a further six lengths adrift. Trained by Majella Ferguson, Ninganar is by Where’s Pedro out of Special Sign, whilst kennelmate, Unfinished is a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Stylish Scene, and I’m In Command (Commandant x Mary Chase) is trained by Tony Pagano.
Watta Whisper was surrounded by connections and friends after he’d secured a neck victory in the 297 metres Dave Taylor Free For All in 17.05 at Dapto’s August 31 meeting. - pic courtesy robshots.com.au
WITH WINTER officially over, the Dapto club staged its second meeting for the week last Thursday night on the first day of Spring. This meeting brought together a strong group of up and coming fifth graders, who were competing in the Jack Turner Memorial heats over 520 metres. Showing no sign of winter chills was the Anne Hector trained Chilling Amy, who handed in her best effort to date with an all way victory in the handy time of 30.12. The red brindle chaser has only had six starts to date, all at the Dogdome. From box one, Chilling Amy began well and held her outside rivals at bay in the run to the first corner. Race favourite, Fast Finish charged up the track at the first bend and caused a huge mix-up that gave Chilling Amy the ‘fly’, and entering the back the race was all over.
Stretching right out, Chilling Amy was untroubled over the concluding stages and at the judge had six and three quarter lengths to spare over Go Cyril Go, who just nosed out Oh Bailes in the battle for the minors. Chilling Amy, by Bit Chili out of Fresh Fantasy, overall has now had two wins with three placings. Trained by Sheila Lewis, xGo Cyril Go (Most Awesome x Cyclone Mini) from 103 career starts has registered six wins and 32 placings, whilst Oh Bailes (Mister Twink x Indigo Flame), trained by Valetta McDonald, has had 40 career starts for a win and 16 placings.
Litters hot hour AS A SIRE, Run The Risk has not had the number of matings he deserves, however, the former Group winner may start to get recognition with a handy litter at present. Within the space of an hour and across two states, the litter of Wez Da
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Picnic nearly grabbed a hat-trick of victories, with only an odds-on pop from the trio letting the sibling team down. One of the litter now races in Tasmania, where Centennial Bark scored another top win to make his way to Invitation class at the Hobart Track. Then along came Bazmo’s Babe to record her first provincial victory for new trainer, Pauline Moran. The Londonderry based mentor whelped and reared this entire litter in their first few months and took on the training of Bazmo’s Babe following her success with others from the litter. The decision was well received by the owners, as the blue chaser was having her first start for her new home. The trifecta failed when Wez Da Risk could manage third placing a little later on. In Bazmo’s Babe heat, where she exited box three, all the pace came from the inside brigade, and Prime Escort off the rails box led them out of the straight. Bazmo’s Babe worked up on his outside and entering the back straight, quickly took over then drew clear. Having her first hit-out over 520 metres, Bazmo’s Babe was strong to the corner, and then Prime Escort rallied again. In the drive to the line Bazmo’s Babe was able to hold out Prime Escort and score by a half length in 30.60, with General Trigga a further one and three quarter lengths away third.
IN OTHER races, the main event of the night was the Dave Taylor Trophy over the short course 297 metres in which victory went to the most consistent Watta Whisper, who notched his 28th win,. Ruth Matic’s white and black son of Elite State and Half Sovereign has featured in quinella results at his past six starts, and at boxrise Keneally was best away from the four gate, along with Claim To Fame on the inside and down the outside came Watta Whisper. Keneally led them out of the top corner, with Watta Whisper crossing into second spot, aiming straight for
Hurry Scurry railed to perfection and broke through when on debut at Dapto, clocking 30.22 over 520 metres. - pic courtesy Clarinda Campbell the rail in a hope that a run would materialise on the home turn. Keneally left the fence only marginally as heads were turned for home and Watta Whisper found the short cut. Keneally ‘lifted’ half way down the straight, but the bold striding 34kg Watta Whisper pushed underneath and went home too well, grabbing victory by a neck in 17.05. In third place was Claim To Fame, a further two and a quarter lengths away. Watta Whisper has now won four out of six over this course. Watta Whisper, by Elite State from Half Sovereign, overall has had 62 career starts for 28 wins and 19 placings. Keneally (Elite State x Power Of Lee), trained by Charles Gales, has contested 34 races for 16 wins and 10 placings, whilst Adele Powell’s Claim To Fame (Bombastic Shiraz x Outrageous Claim) after 28 starts has notched 10 wins and eight placings.
Chilling Amy led from go to whoa at Dapto last week, running 30.12 in a heat of the 520 metres Jack Turner Memorial. - pic courtesy robshots.com.au Bazmo's Babe has now had 11 career starts for owner, Ray Morcomb, and has the consistent record of four wins with six placings. Prime Escort (Collision x No Way Carol) for Garry Lynch, has three starts showing one win and one placing, whilst General Trigga (Big Daddy Cool x Gemini Jessie) from seven starts has produced two wins and two placings for trainer, Radomir Manojlovic. All the punters thought it would be three wins for the litter, but Wez Da Risk found a couple too good and bookies cheered when the $1.70 pop went under. At the start it was Compact Love that came crashing out of box seven and jammed the inside rivals. Wez Da Risk from box two had enough pace to push through and work to the front at the first corner, but when a traffic jam occurred just
behind, the leader was galloped on from behind and couldn’t break clear. Down the back Wez Da Risk was quickly joined by Floodlit and Brikate, with both chasers racing clear off the top bend. Over the concluding stages Floodlit drew away to defeat Brikate by one and a quarter lengths in 30.50, while Wez Da Risk held on for third, two and a quarter lengths astern. Floodlit, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Floodfawn, who’s owned and trained by Glenn Suter, has raced eight times for three wins and three placings. Brikate (Droopy’s Maldini x State Of Volente), prepared by Mark Gillies, from 17 starts has notched four wins and four placings, whilst Wez Da Risk (Run The Risk x Wez Da Picnic) to date has had 16 starts with six wins and six placings for trainer, Pauline Moran. - Ron Arnold
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IT’S HARD to win a Derby anywhere, as such events usually involve heats and a final and the competition is keen. Bogie King already has two Derbies to his credit, and will chase a third one at Ipswich this Friday. The son of Collision and Bogie Skye won the National Derby at The Gardens in February this year and followed that with victory in the Queensland Derby at Albion Park in March. An accident involving a fight with another greyhound whilst out walking saw Bogie King sidelined for a couple of months. Trainer, Ryan Ayre didn’t rush the dog back to the track, but at the same time produced a nicely-timed run towards the recent National Sprint Championship. Bogie King ran second to Glen Gallon in the Queensland State Final of that series before finishing seventh to Metz Magic in the Grand Final. At Ipswich last Friday it was the Bogie King of old. Given a clear passage, he stormed home to victory after settling third mid-race. The time of 30.65 stacks-up well against other heat winners, Mr. Premier (30.56) for Reg Hazelgrove and Peter Ruetschi’s Here’s To You, who ran 30.64. Breeder and part owner of Bogie King, Les Bein says the dog is about three to four lengths off the form he showed when winning the two Derbies earlier in the year. “He was really knocked around in
QLD Paul Dolan that scrap with a kennelmate whilst out walking, and it’s been a case of steady as he goes in the recovery stakes in an attempt to find form.” Ipswich also staged three heats of the Futurity for the females last Friday. Saluting were Surfin Steffi for Sandra Giles in 30.40, Bob Giltinan’s Matilda’s Charm ran 30.44 and Tony Brett’s Withcott Miracle scored in 30.52. Both finals this Friday are worth $5,000 to the winner. Okay, ít isn’t a king’s ransom… but a Derby and Futurity look great on any greyhound’s list of achievements. Ipswich re-introduced the Derby and Futurity about five years ago after they were canned about a decade prior. The events have got stronger year by year. A prizemoney hike next year would be appropriate.
It ain’t broke… THE recent National Championships held in Brisbane raised a few questions. In particular, in “the Man In The Tree” column in this publication last week, a couple of issues were raised.
There was a suggestion that the Championships should be “State of Origin”. Where a greyhound was born is who it should represent is a suggestion. Quite clearly, this is impractical. In effect, the Nationals are largely State of Origin events anyway. A greyhound has to contest heats in the state where it has been domiciled, that is, trained for 90 of the 150 days leading up to the closing date of nominations. To me, that’s a sensible rule. The situation of the host state providing both reserves has been queried. I don’t see how that can be avoided. For instance, take Albion Park for the recent Grand Finals. Had the reserves been decided from say AGRA ratings, you would have had He Knows Uno from New South Wales as the first reserve. Is it reasonable to expect that dog’s trainer should sit around for 12 days after his State Final sweating on a run in Brisbane? Bear in mind, it’s rare to see one scratching in a National Championship, let alone two scratchings, as occurred in the National Sprint. Or look at it this way. Next year, the Nationals are in Hobart. If the reserves are from the mainland, and there’s a scratching on say the Tuesday or Wednesday, or even more tricky, race morning,
could a trainer get to Hobart in time from say Brisbane or Sydney? The answer is “no”. Even if that’s possible via a last minute flight, is the greyhound being given every chance to be competitive? This is particularly relevant to Hobart because it’s a ‘U-bend’ or one-turn track, completely different to the shape of the mainland metropolitan tracks. I’d reckon every candidate for the Hobart Grand Finals will want to trial there. A last minute call up from the reserves bench wouldn’t get that opportunity. My summation is – if it ain’t broke, why try and fix things? The Nationals rules look pretty sensible to me.
Memorable moments from the Nationals RON HAWKSWELL at the AGRA dinner: “They will bring the grandstand down if Dashing Corsair wins.” A little late there Ron, the bulldozers did that at Albion Park two years ago. Host Steve Hawkins at the AGRA dinner: “Please thank Ron Hawkswell for his last ever phantom call in Queensland.” That was stated after Ron called Allen Hertz and Lady Arko as winners of both Championships in phantom calls. Actually, Ron wasn’t far out, as
Allen Hertz ran third and Lady Arko second. Jason Mackay to Tony Brett: “What’s that, 25 stone?” It was Brett’s birthday and Mackay asked how many, to which Brett replied – 25. Rugby League legend and club manager, John Sattler to a Victorian visitor to the Runaway Bay (Gold Coast) Leagues Club when asked is VB available: “We only serve beer here.” And on Dashing Corsair… handler, Desley Lennon: “He’s a one in a million dog.” Trainer, Dwyer Lennon: “He’s got a heart as big as Phar Lap.” Macro Meats MD, Ray Borda: “He’s an iron dog and the most popular greyhound in the country.” GRV CEO, John Stephens: “I thought Queenslanders were loyal. When was the last time Dashing Corsair paid $6.60 for a win?” The answer is we underestimated the dog this time, John. And it was January 9, 2010 when he last paid better, winning at Wentworth Park, paying $10.20. Brisbane club treasurer, Bob Lambert: “He might be Greyhound Of The Year again.” Lambert could be right. Dashing Corsair won the 2010 Queensland GOTY title and has had a fabulous eight months of racing in 2011 leading into his retirement.
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COLD FUSION is warming up for a big race run in two states. Part owner and trainer, Neil Falls said this last Thursday night after his dog had won at Albion Park. Falls is not getting ahead of himself, but he certainly keeps a close eye on the feature race programs throughout Australia. That’s because exciting galloper, Cold Fusion is Fall’s newest star, which he proved once again by coming from midfield to win a 520 metres Best 8. The son of Hallucinate and Arena Lee scored by three and a quarter lengths over Citi Hawk, with two lengths to Hillcrest Gwen third.
QLD David Brasch Cold Fusion took his record to 12 wins and seven placings in 22 starts. He was a flashing second to Metz Magic in the Group 1 National Sprint at Albion Park the previous week. “He’s amazing,” said Neil. “From where he was early, and the run he had during the race, he wasn’t entitled to finish second last week.”
“And tonight he has put up a great run again.” “To run down a very good dog like Citi Hawk and come from behind to run 29.92… well he’s something.” Falls is considering his options with Cold Fusion. He is aiming at the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder series, but has his eye on races like the Vic Peters at Wentworth Park and the Silver Chief at The Meadows later in the year. “He is still eligible for those age races,” said Neil. Immediate plans may include one more start at Albion Park and then into the Paws Of Thunder heats 10 days later. Cold Fusion finished his race off with a 12.68 final section. Falls knows in the back of his mind the dog could develop into a stayer of the future. “But that is a long way in the future,” he said.
Neil Falls with his star boarder, Cold Fusion, the National Sprint runnerup who came out a week later and won the Best 8 in BON 29.92.
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JOHN PAY couldn’t fathom it out. In 30 starts in the south, Southern Flyer had won two races. John reckoned she was a stayer for sure, but the bitch had never even been tried over a middle distance. Then Chris Haigh bought her and gave her to John to train. The rest, as they say, is history. Chris’ handy staying bitch, Southern Flyer (Carnage - Blitzin’ Bianca) led throughout to win a 600 metres Fifth Grade at Albion Park last Thursday night in 35.39. Southern Flyer scored by a length and three quarters over Tallow Beach, with a similar margin to third placed Extended Edition. It was the winner’s sixth success
Southern Flyer, prepared by John and Moira Pay at Park Ridge, opened her account over 600 metres Fifth Grade event at Albion Park last week, running Best Of Night 35.39. in 46 starts. Pay says the bitch has “grown a leg” since stepping her up in distance. “Chris bought her from Victoria, where she had won only two races in 30 starts,” said John’s wife, Moira. “But she was never tried over more distance.” Since she has gone up to 600 metres, she has never looked back.” Southern Flyer has won three over 630 metres at Ipswich in recent
weeks, including a better than handy 37.61 there on August 19. “She just loves the extra distance and pings out,” said Moira. Chris Haigh is already looking around for another dog to add to his kennel. “But Chris hardly ever comes to the races,” said Moira. “He came to a couple of her early trials but is content to stay at home when she is racing.”
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THE PERFORMANCE of Tasmanian greyhound racing, in terms of local and national turnover, has led to the code receiving a substantial increase in finding for this financial year. Tasracing, the industry’s governing body, finalised code funding for the 2011/2012 financial year last month, with the greyhound code the big winner. The greyhound industry will have an extra $490,000 to distribute to its participants. The allocations, determined following the introduction of a new funding model that recognises and rewards the performance of each of the codes, are as follows: ♦ Greyhounds - $4 million, an increase of more than $490,000 compared to last year ♦ Thoroughbreds - $11.59 million, an increase of more than $75,000 compared to last financial year ♦ Harness - $5.83 million, an increase
Tasracing CEO, Gary Lottering.
Tassie Peter Staples of more than $36,000 compared to 2010/11 The introduction of the new model follows a comprehensive review of the former funding model for all three codes in Tasmania. The recognition of performance in allocating code funding provides an initial base stakes adjustment, which in the first year highlights the relative performance of the greyhound code. When Tasracing announced earlier this year that it would be basing allocations on a new funding model, the greyhound code was originally expected to net an increase in excess of $800,000. Tasracing CEO, Gary Lottering said improved wagering performance figures of the thoroughbred and harness codes in 2010/2011 had resulted in a higher funding allocation than originally foreshadowed. “As Tasracing has noted previously, the funding model we have introduced takes account of individual code performances,” he said. “Before final figures for 2010/2011 were available, based on turnover of previous years, we predicted that the thoroughbred and harness codes would have their funding reduced by 1.5% and 1.2% respectively. “But simply because of their improved performance in 2010/2011, thoroughbred and harness allocations have increased.” “There is an obvious link here between performance and funding.”
Prince Diablo created a new track record with his two lengths victory in a heat of the Mower Service Cup on the weekend. The explosive sprinter took full advantage of the cherry alley and recorded a hot 30.10 win. - all Canberra pic courtesy robshots.com.au
Versatile chaser, Clark No Ee notched his 23rd career victory with an all the way heat win in the Canberra Cup on the weekend. Raced by Marie Critchlow and trained by Lisa McFarlane, the white and blue chaser recorded 30.63.
Mr. Lottering said while it was important to reward performance, it was also important to take account of other factors to provide appropriate funding to each code. “The model also takes into account relative cost to participants, the economic benefit delivered by each code, the attraction of the product to wagering customers and funding history,” he said. “The model is a commonsense approach that reflects normal commercial practices.” Mr. Lottering said Tasracing had written to and met with industry representatives seeking their input on funding for specific races for the 2011/2012 season. “It is Tasracing’s intention to consult further with industry in the coming weeks regarding this specific funding detail,” he said. The code is expected to make an announcement this month as to where the additional funding will be channelled.
Interstate invader VICTORIAN owned and bred dog, Educated Cash broke through for his first win in his adopted state when he gave a handy field of juveniles a galloping lesson at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Thursday night. Educated Cash was having his third outing for top Tasmanian trainer, Mick Stringer, and made it look easy as he strolled to an effortless seven and three quarter lengths win over Doc Berkshire over 461 metres. He covered the trip in a handy 26.41, which is good enough to suggest he can make his way through the grades, at least on the Hobart circuit. The son of Cash Express went into the race with two minor placings at his only other Tassie starts. He finished second a week earlier to Place Your Bet in the Young Star
Callamac Kid, who scored a hat-trick of wins at Wentworth Park during June/July, was another all the way heat winner in his respective outing in the Canberrra Cup series on Sunday. A 3-state metropolitan winner, Callamac Kid clocked 30.58 for the 530 metres trip.
Cowra specialist, Good Thing continued his fine form with a strong 30.46 heat win of the Canberra Cup series on the weekend. His recent outings reveal a hat-trick of wins at Dapto, plus a slick 30.10 win at Wentworth Park.
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Centennial Bark racked-up a hat-trick by powering to victory in a Grade 3 over 461 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Thursday night. Trained at Moonah by Graeme Moate, he defeated Rusty Nails in 26.41.
Well backed Educated Cash, trained by Ted Medhurst, powers home to annex a 461 metres Juvenile event by over seven lengths in 26.41. Classic final over the same course and distance, and it was that run which encouraged punters to send him around the $2.90 favourite. Stringer has a good association with the dog’s owner, Allan Britton, with this dog one of a number of promising pups sent across Bass Strait to start their racing careers. Educated Cash began his racing career with a minor placing at Sandown, followed by some unplaced efforts before winning two at Geelong prior to making the trip across the water in late July.
Three of the best CENTENNIAL BARK made it three wins in the space of as many weeks when he scored impressively in a strong Grade 3 over 461 metres in
AS A consequence of a joint Racing Integrity Commissioner and GRV investigation, on Friday 5th August 2011, the Minister for Racing, the Hon. Dr. Denis Napthine MP confirmed the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to maintain the highest level of integrity in Victoria’s racing industry following a crackdown on inappropriate betting by some GRV staff. In endorsing this stance at their meeting of Tuesday 31st August, the GRV Board went further in approving a new gambling policy applicable for all GRV employees, as well as all GRV Board members. In announcing this significant and pro-active step, newly appointed GRV Chairman, Peter Caillard said; ‘I am pleased that there is no evidence of any collusion, corrupt practice or any suggestion that any greyhound race has been compromised. However, GRV is keen to be a first mover in setting a new gambling benchmark for officials. ‘Accordingly, all GRV employees – including the Board of GRV – will be banned from betting on greyhound races. Betting activi ties, curre ntly considered to be unacceptable for racing stewards, are now also unacceptable for GRV Board members. We will not bet on events under our control.’ ‘GRV takes its statutory responsibility to control the sport of greyhound racing very seriously.” “We must avoid any perception of conflict and maintain the highest standards of integrity. Thus GRV is totally committed to working with its Clubs to
Hobart last Thursday night. The Graeme Moate trained son of Run The Risk and Wez Da Picnic dog began well from box three but had to tough it out with Rusty Nails to the home turn. Rusty Nails crossed to the fence from the widest draw and looked set to boot clear turning for home. But Centennial Bark dug deep and went on to defeat Rusty Nails by a length and a quarter, with the wellbacked favourite, Sandbanker over two lengths away third. Centennial Bark won two in succession at Devonport in Grade 4 and Grade 5 company, while just prior to this latest win he was a luckless third in Launceston’s Monday meeting. This latest win was the dog’s third from four tries at Hobart.
constantly improve its processes.’ In a separate announcement, Mr Caillard said that Brett Clothier had been appointed to the GRV Board’s Independent Integrity Sub-Committee. Mr Clothier was previously Legal Counsel to the stewards of Racing Victoria before assuming the role of AFL Integrity Manager in August 2008. In announcing this appointment, Mr Caillard today said, ‘We are delighted that someone of Mr. Clothier’s experience and stature has joined the GRV Board’s independent Integrity Sub-Committee. There should be no doubt that we are serious about maintaining the highest standard of integrity.’ In other changes, current Integrity Sub-Committee member, Rick Harley will become Chairman of the Integrity SubCommittee, and the GRV Board will continue to be represented by its Deputy Chairman, Bill Salter.
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Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is a statutory body responsible for controlling greyhound racing under the Victorian Racing Act. Greyhound racing is one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment in Victoria and a major employer. This popular sport is experiencing a renaissance in Victoria with its share of totalisator turnover approaching 20%; more than 10,000 registered owners and nearly 3,000 registered trainers. The Integrity Sub-Committee was established by GRV after a review of Victoria’s racing industry by Judge Gordon Lewis in 2008.
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REWIND proved too strong for his rivals in the Rapidvite Grade 5 final over 515 metres. Drawn in box one as favourite at $2.40, the Darren McDonald trained chaser was away reasonably and nicely placed in third spot at the first mark, where Flash Drive had a length and a quarter lead over Zippstar in a flying 4.97. Flash Drive was still low-flying in front at the back turn, going through in 18.79 but Rewind was now second, just two lengths down, and they had more than four lengths on Push The Paint in third place. Rewind claimed the leader coming to the final bend and took the lead then came away to score by four and three quarter lengths over Push The Paint ($14.30), with the tiring Flash Drive ($3.80) a half head further away.
Hard chasing Granduer handed in the run of the night at Sandown Park last week. Raced by Charlie Bates of TOPCAT video fame, and trained by MGRA Director, Len Ketellar, Granduer was spotting the leaders nearly a dozen lengths start in the back straight after copping a couple of early checks in the 595 metres Special Event. Never leaving the rail, the 35.3kg chaser stuck to his task and eventually nailed Red Hot Andy on the line in 34.46.
Rewind stopped the clock at the new PB and BON time of 29.64 when making it two from four at the trip, and 22 firsts in 32 runs overall. The white and black chaser, a son of Collide and Ricky’s Angel, is owned by Morrie Strickland.
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GRANDUER finished best along the rails to take out the www.tab.com.au Special Event over 595 metres. Rated at $6.80 out of box seven, the son of Mogambo and Off Springer was only fairly away and back last early before moving to seventh, 10 lengths off the lead at the first peg, where Robert Andrew was in charge in 9.23. Allen Lawson had taken over and was calling the shots at the second marker, going through in 23.42, whilst Granduer, who’d gone back to last out of the straight, was now second last and still 10 lengths off the lead. With Allen Lawson trying to hold on in front while being seriously challenged by Timbo and Red Hot Andy, Granduer had hit top gear and was making ground quickly. Granduer had all the momentum and got home hard on the inside to beat Red Hot Andy ($12.50) by a half length, with Bling It On ($29.00) collecting third money, a length and a quarter in arrears. Granduer, trained by Len Ketelaar for Charlie Bates, has now won seven of his 21 starts, and in clocking the BON time of 34.46, the brindle chaser made it two wins in three tries at the trip. Happy 21st Enry ENRY WALT was having his 58th start when he lined up in the Macro Meats Free For All over 515 metres and tickedup his 21st win with a very strong come from behind effort. After lining up in box seven as the popular elect at $2.00, the black chaser was second last out and only sixth at the first peg, where Allen Elroy had a narrow lead over Black Saharrah in 5.04. Enry Walt copped a nasty check turning out of the straight and was sixth at the back corner, spotting the leader, Allen Elroy eight lengths start, with the clock paused at a slick 18.83. Enry Walt cranked it into top gear
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coming off the back and swept around the outside his rivals on the side to get to third and was looming ominously. He continued his forward charge to claim the leading duo on straightening before coming away to score by a length over Black Saharrah ($23.10), with Allen Elroy ($10.90) tiring to be a length and a half back third. Owned and trained by Gary Ennis, the son of Primo Uno and Awesome Saint clocked 29.71 to bring up his ninth win in 22 tries at the trip.
At the double
JEFF BRITTON led in a double, and firstly for the Anakie trainer was Lucy’s Rose in the Sandown Dogs Facebook website Grade 5 over 515 metres. Coming from box seven at $5.20, the daughter of Head Bound and Lucille’s Ball was away smartly to lead them through the first two splits in 5.07 and 18.89, and with a three lengths break, looked to be travelling like a winner. Lucy’s Rose greeted the Judge a length and a quarter clear of Our Lisa ($5.30), with Harbour Rose ($3.90 fav) a length further adrift. Lucy’s Rose, owned by the Blitzem Racing Syndicate, returned the new PB time of 29.81 to make it two wins in 10 tries at the journey, and five firsts in 18 attempts in total. OWNED by Jacob Weinmann, Explosive Drop gave Jeff his double by registering 29.94 to land the Radio Sport National Grade 4 over 515 metres. Sent to box seven at $8.40, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Miss Tayliana was away well but didn’t have the early pace to lead, settling fifth and wide at the first mark, where his kennelmate, Fantasia was ahead in 5.14. Explosive Drop zoomed around the outside of the leaders through the first bend. took over then zipped away to a three lengths lead at the back corner in 19.22. Proving far too good on the night, Explosive Drop reached the post two and a quarter lengths ahead of the luckless Mini Emily ($2.50 fav), with Dyna Bert ($4.70) two lengths further astern. Explosive Drop has won seven of his 20 lifetime start, eight of which have been at this venue for five wins.
Total Rebellion had been placed in five of his past eight outings, and with the added advantage of the cherry alley, he deserved a change of fortune. Raced by the Money Pit Syndicate and trained by Carl Haas Jnr, Total Rebellion dodged the early trouble and worked home nicely to post a 29.71 victory.
Paul Anderton doesn’t mind travelling with his honest team if he thinks he can win a race. With a kennel of eight fit chasers, he is just as likely to pop up at a Warrnambool on Saturday for their twilight meeting then take on the city slickers. Last Thursday night he was happy to see Show Me How win his second race in a row over the 595 metres trip and mentioned “that Christmas had come early” after the Irish sired son of Late Late Show and the good producer, Somerton Lass hit the line in 34.77 at the handy odds of $10.30.
CAN it get any worse? Lax security in Victorian kennels recently have thwarted GRV Stewards from taking samples on more than one occasion. The publication of the Coffey Report hinted that there were more track closures on the way, and now another blooper with the lure lid cover being left on the bunny at Geelong. Not forgetting the two betting scandals, Victoria’s shining profile is getting a little tarnished at the moment. Furthermore, Sky Channel hosts might want to hold their horses when close photo finishes, such as what occurred at Rockhampton recently, show the wrong winner on their screen. With the heavy traffic of wall to wall racing, overlaps happen and when there is a tight finish, so it might be prudent to wait until the official ‘All Clear’ is semaphored before jumping the gun and relying on the host back in the studio to make a decision. Perfect Thrill was declared the winner on Sky Channel, but the results board at Rockhampton clearly shows No 5, Yankee Trick as the winner. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.
FOUR HEATS of the $18,000 Spring Gift over the sprint journey highlighted the small 10-event card at headquarters on Saturday. The star of the show was class bitch, Rock Pool, who sizzled over the trip in a brilliant 30.11 for trainer, Ben Abercrombie. The brilliant three year-old has been solid form in top grade of late and greatly appreciated the diluted company offered by four heats of the feature series. In recent weeks the daughter of Where's Pedro and Will You Behave has only been jumping moderately before working home hard in her runs. However, on Saturday the $2.60 favourite was away cleanly, and with room to muster took a length lead into the first turn over Barney Stinson. After an opening stanza of 5.69, the Damon Fardig owned bitch clocked 13.40 through the pen and held an unassailable three lengths break. Barney Stinson was second, with a similar margin to a trio of runners that included Banzai Pipeline on the paint. Second elect and winner of the WA Bred final, Kalden Athena was tightened for room at the first turn and was out of contention. Off the back in 18.76, Rock Pool was putting on an exhibition gallop as she led with ease then came home strongly to win by seven lengths in a sizzling 30.11. Barney Stinson battled on for second
WA Laurence Torpy place, holding Banzai Pipeline at bay by two lengths. It was the 19th win for the 2010 WA Oaks champ and it took her earnings to $114,000 from 51 outings
Britton’s strong hand
LEADING WA MENTOR, Linda Britton will play a strong hand in the Spring Gift final, with three runners making it through from her team. If successful, it will be Britton's seventh win in the feature, with Torque Bale being her most recent winner in 2007. The second heat saw a Britton quinella across the finishing line when Rousay ($3) proved too strong for Avalanche Angel ($2.60). Rousay was away fairly in the black vest and was posted four wide, three lengths off the leading duo of Pure Macs and Avalanche Angel into the first turn. The Ben MacLean trained Pure Macs slipped away by a couple of lengths onto the back, with Ballyduff and Avalanche Angel leading the pursuit. Pure Macs was still the lamplighter
into the second turn, with Rousay three wide moving into second alongside his kennelmate. Still giving cheek for turning home, Pure Macs was overpowered by Rousay on his outside and Avalanche Angel on the rail. The black son of Bombastic Shiraz saluted by a length, with Pure Macs two lengths away third. It was the 12th win from 18 outings for the Greg Smith owned chaser. The opening heat was won by the John Carmody prepared chaser, Spring Legend ($3.70) in convincing fashion. The top liner jumped well in the check vest only to be shaded by the speedster, Olivia's Asset into the turn in a slick 5.67 opener. Spring Legend pushed past the leader on the turn and emerged with a clear lead onto the back, with only bad luck likely to thwart him. After leaving the back in 18.90 with a three lengths buffer, he doubled his advantage in the run home, defeating Ever Grace by six lengths in 30.35. Paul Stuart and John Iwanyk qualified runners for Saturday’s final, with the veteran, Oliver Allen defeating a recent newcomer to WA, Kid Cudi by three lengths in a hand timed 30.43. Kid Cudi led at all the sections but found the Oliver Allen too tough and classy in the run home. Rousay has come up with the cherished red vest for the Spring Gift final and should be able to manoeuvre himself into a forward position early on. Pace will come from the middle, with Rock Pool, Kid Cudi and Barney Stinson, while Oliver Allen will have to work hard from another outside draw. I think Rousay can bring up a feature win by defeating Oliver Allen and Rock Pool.
Ben Abercrombie with Rock Pool, who snared a heat of the Spring Gift, completing Cannington’s 530 metres trip in a sparkling 30.11.
Northam Trainers Incentive Scheme
CONGRAULATIONS to trainer Steve Withers who collected the Northam Trainers Incentive Scheme jackpot of $3,110 when Bank On Doom was successful in Race 11 last Monday.
Greyhound Box Draws
FOLLOWING recent media reports in r e spe c t to in t e g ri t y i s s ues surrounding box draws within the Victorian greyhound racing industry, we would like to confirm to all greyhound participants that RWWA has carried out the following audit reviews and is confident that integrity within our state is of the highest standards. In April 2005 Matthew Williams, a Biometrician at the Department of Conservation and Land Management was commissioned by RWWA to conduct a statistical
WA Kennel Notes examination of the greyhound box draw data for calendar 2004. He concluded that the actual allocation of boxes was random, and that the computer program used to allocate boxes was generating random draws. In July 2010 an internal audit was conducted by RWWA’s Internal Audit Manager on the Barrier/Box Draw process for all three racing codes. RWWA’s Internal Audit function is independent of the racing operations of RWWA and reports directly through to the RWWA CEO and to the Chairman of the RWWA Integrity and Assurance Committee. The audit reviewed the entire draw process and the adequacy of controls that would ensure the integrity of the draw outcomes. The review also conducted
Young Dan Beamish performed handling duties for the John Carmody trained Spring Legend, who won a Spring Gift heat in 30.35. trial the previous week, Miata came home to make it six from six at headquarters on Wednesday evening. After being engaged as a pinball from the boxes, the classy conveyance moved up three wide for a share of the lead in the opening stanza. Miata worked hard through the bend before crossing to a two lengths lead onto the back section. Off the back in 18.87 and into overdrive, Paul Stuart’s kennel star blitzed them, running away to an 11 lengths win in 29.98. She heads to the SA Oaks in fine
condition and looks very hard to beat, even on the tighter circuit. ON FRIDAY night the Linda Britton trained Mungo Park tried hard to re-write the record books with a blistering 22.37 gallop over 405 metres. Having begun only moderately, Mungo Park accelerated well on the rails and shot out to a three lengths break passing the 302 metres boxes before running out a nine lengths winner. The time was new a Grade 3 race record and went within a half length of Back Tonight's 2007 track record of 22.35.
RAPT IN RACING’S Tipping competition finished with Royal Grip (Kathy Glenny) grabbing a head win over dead heaters Short "Ernie" Haul and Freeway Fame in 42.39 in the final event on Saturday, bringing the 10 weeks and 112 race marathon to a close. The tipping champion title, along with the Premier Fantasy and Tayza pup went to Sean Kavanagh with a return of $288.24 from a notional $224 invested. Justin Wright was a very close second on $284.34, then came Tony Dwyer ($278.84), Dan Starkie ($263.66) with Joe Galipo ($262.79) rounding out the top five. Full details are available on www.raptinracing.com. AFTER SLIPPING OVER the border for an Angle Park
statistical analysis on historical draws, and on system generated “phantom” draws for evidence of bias in the results. The audit concluded unequivocally that the “draws for the allocation of boxes in the Greyhound racing code are random.” T h e s e results were communicated to the industry in the September 2010 edition of Chasing WA. The audit also found evidence of strong system controls over greyhound computer draws, and strong supervisory controls over manual draws. It also evidenced a satisfactory degree of transparency in the process. RWWA is currently rewriting its greyhound racing system as part of a joint venture with the New South Wales Greyhound Racing Authority. The integrity of the draw process is a key objective for this project and the veracity of this will be i nd epe nde ntl y verifi ed o nce complete.
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DASHING CORSAIR is probably not the best stayer that has have ever raced. And he’s probably not the best sprinter. And I write that with all due respect. But he is now legendary. And as a legend, he should become the newest member of the Hall of Fame. He’s just done something that no other greyhound has done; he’s won the National Sprint Championship and the National Distance Championship. And on top of that, I also think he’s the first greyhound to contest three National Grand Finals. In his early days, he was a sprinter and he went from Queensland to Perth to win the NSC. Not long afterwards he switched to staying, and we all marvelled at his great contests with the reigning NDC, Jarvis Bale. In 2010 Dashing Corsair got his first chance of becoming a legend when he qualified to represent Queensland in the NDC Grand Final in Adelaide. Despite being unsuccessful in his quest, the 2011 Championships were being held on his home patch over the staying trip at Albion Park, where he was almost unbeatable. Fate may have at first looked like it was working against him when he was highballing out in front in a race, and a dog that had fallen came charging back towards the runners. Fate smiled down on Dashing Corsair, as he raced by the dog heading the wrong way. Again, in the NDC State Final fate looked like stepping in again, as Dashing Corsair at 1/10, had the race safely in his keeping until approximately the 600 metres boxes when he started to struggle. It was obvious something had gone wrong with the champ, as Abby Shiraz sailed past, and for a fleeting moment it appeared as though Dashing Corsair would drop right out and fail to qualify. However, his big heart wouldn’t allow that, and he gallantly lifted himself over the final 100 metres to hold on for second spot, thus qualifying for the Grand Final. And you just couldn’t fault his final win,
as he led, was passed then came back to find the front and just gave his all to the finish. He wouldn’t have known that Lady Arko was travelling at “100 miles an hour” and gobbling up the ground behind him, although he may have sensed it. He just had the head down and ran his heart out to the Judge, and not one person on this planet could or should begrudge him of that victory. In years to come we’ll look back and say he got a home track victory, and those people in the future won’t really be able to ever know how great this win was… unless, of course, we document it with his Hall of Fame induction. Yes, just another reason why we should move hell and high water to preserve our history.
THE FACT that Dashing Corsair had to be carried off the track following his State Final second did set up two options for the Grand Final. He’d either be right or he’d be scratched. There was no third option, as far as I was concerned. I rated the final a race in two, with Dashing Corsair at 9/4 and Zipping Lad at 5/2. The only other runners I rated under double figure odds were Bobby Boucheau at 4/1 and Lady Arko at 9/2. Dashing Corsair’s SP astounded me. Let’s look at the facts. He’d won 14 of 17 on the track at the trip and he holds the track record. He’s an on-pace runner who’d drawn box two, with a slow beginner in box one. In any other race he’d have been long odds-on, but seeing as this was one of the best NDC Grand Finals we’d ever had (class-wise), he was entitled to be in the black. Even my assessment of 9/4 was probably a bit generous. Back to those options, once he hadn’t been scratched pre post, and once he’d gone “over the table” prior to kennelling, that should have sent the message out that this dog was 100%. And as such, he was entitled to be favourite, not 6/1.
THERE’S no doubt that Ron Ball is the “National’s King”. With Metz Magic scoring this year in the National Sprint Championship it took Ron to four wins in the Nationals, two apiece. He, of course, won two Distance crowns with Boronia Blossom, whilst his previous NSC came via champion sprinter, Flying Amy. Now two of Ron’s wins have been at home, obviously Metz Magic was one and
LOW thyroid hormone levels can result from d r ug s s uc h as c or t i c ost e ro i d s (Dexamethasone), phenylbutazone, sulfonamides and anticonvulsants. More concerning is a recent report on a labrador bitch suffering from acute thyroid deficiency from over-dosage with trimethoprim/sulphonamide (Trisoprim, Trivetrin, Tribrissen, Septrin, etc.) antibiotic. The dog was given a double dose to treat an infection and within a few days was suffering from general muscle weakness, which progressed until a diagnosis was established, to severe depression and an inability to walk. The hind leg weakness seemed to become more obvious when the dog was treated with cortisone injection, and there is a connection between cortisone levels and thyroid-stimulating hormone output. This family of antibiotics is popular in the greyhound industry and is also present in the commonly used scourban. They have been seen as the recommended treatment for Neospora, but in fact most antibiotics are equally as effective. The paired thyroid gland is located in the upper part of the neck next to the trachea (windpipe). When stimulated by the hormone, TSH that’s produced by the pituitary gland, it produces and releases thyroid hormones into the blood. The thyroid hormones are iodine-
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containing amino acids, which are released into the bloodstream after being produced by the thyroid gland. Production of these hormones called T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (tetraiodothyronine or thyroxine) are dependent upon adequate dietary intake of iodine. T3 contains three iodine molecules and T4 four. Most commercial dog foods contain at least three to five times the minimum iodine needed, so iodine deficiency (commonly resulting in a disease called goiter) is very rare, hence seaweed supplements are of little use in treating greyhound hypothyroidism. Most thyroid hormone is bound to larger proteins and acts as a reservoir of the active free form of the hormone. The T3 and T4 hormones affect most tissues in the body by stimulating oxygen utilization, regulating fat and carbohydrate metabolism and being an essential hormone for normal growth and maturation. The level of T4 hormone in the blood is the regulator of the level of subsequent production. High levels have a negative feedback, which slows down output, and very low levels should increase production. In the greyhound breed there appears
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Boronia’s Blossom’s second win was the other. Her first victory was at Olympic Park, whilst Flying Amy’s win was at Sandown.
On a roll
QUEENSLAND is on a bit of a roll with the Nationals, as they took out both titles this year, albeit on their home soil. However, in the Sprint category, they’ve won three of the last four, with Knocka Norris and Dashing Corsair winning in 2008 and 2009. They got their first NSC back in 1975 when the Paul Cauchi trained Coorparoo Flyer scored at Wentworth Park. Incidentally, that same galloper ran third the following year. And then in 1982 Madonna Lee won at the Gabba; this chaser was trained by N.A. Thomson. The next NSC for Queensland was six years later, and it was at the Gabba also where the Pauline Fruend trained Dancing Gamble claimed the crown. Flying Amy scored on enemy territory when she won at Sandown in 1995. And Elite State in Adelaide at Angle Park in 2003 was the next, saluting for trainer, Reg Kay. Reg really kicked some Nationals butt when he won with Knocka Norris, as that galloper was a son of his first winner. Oh, and in case you’re interested, three other trainers have won two NSC’s, they being Gerry O’Keefe, Petar Jovanovic and Ruth King. Gerry won it twice with the same dog, Sandi’s Me Mum, whilst Petar won it for two states, firstly South Australia with Scenic Spa and secondly Victoria with Shayne’s Champ. And back to Queensland’s feats, they had the first dog to stand on the podium twice, as the “Quinella King”, Pied Rebel ran third in 1969 and second in 1970.
A LOT of greyhounds that contested an NSC Grand Final went on to great things in the breeding barn, and I’d be here all day trying to name them. However, the first winner to sire a winner was none other than Temlee (1974), who produced Kate’s A Scandal (1981). He then produced Winifred Bale, who won the crown in 1983. And we had 2003 winner, Elite State produce 2008 winner, Knocka Norris. Of the non-winners, Malawi’s Prince has sired three winners; Shayne’s Champ (1996), Prince Of Tigers (1997) and Placard (2000). The first dog to stand on the podium that sired a winner was Chariot Charm. He ran third in 1965 then as a sire produced 1969 winner, Red Zero. Old Berry Hermes was the first imported stud dog to produce a winner when Regal Hermes won in 1970. to be a genetic weakness in this production, which during periods of high stress, is further compromised leading to very low circulating T4 blood levels. A chronic deficiency in thyroid hormone production causes clinical signs of symmetrical bilateral hair loss, with the remaining hair coat being dry and dull in colour, a mental lethargy or dullness, anaestrous (lack of reproductive cycles) in females, increased pigmentation of the skin and an intolerance to cold. Bald Thigh Syndrome may be a sign of thyroid deficiency in greyhounds, as it is responsive to supplementation of thyroid hormones. Diagnosis of thyroid gland insufficiency is made on the presence of typical clinical signs and the results of blood tests. Measurement of thyroid hormones by your veterinarian is the definitive way to diagnose hypothyroidism. The greyhound has a genetically weak thyroid gland, and even apparently healthy dogs struggle to have low normal readings. If the reading is low and the dog is concurrently treated with a sulphonamide antibiotic then it would be prudent to retest a couple of weeks after the antibiotic course is finished. It is important to take thyroid problems seriously and be aware that with all drugs there may be interactions. Walnut Veterinary Clinic 84 Clarendon Street Cranbourne, 3977 (03) 5995 5255
Sunview, who sired the first winner, saw two of his sons produce winners, as Sungari threw Kinta’s Son (1966) and Saskaview produced Princess Kerry (1968). Finally, a bit of a quirky one. One of Australia’s greatest ever sires, Black Top produced the winner in 1973, New Mariner. The winners of the previous two NSC’s were King Miller and Lord Galaxy, who were sired by sons of Black Top, namely Miller’s Moss and Top Bomber respectively.
THE NSC has been dominated by male chasers, but the girls that did win it were an amazing lot. Princess Kerry was the first by scoring in 1968, and it wasn’t until 1981 that we got our second, Kate’s A Scandal. The girls kept the momentum going by winning in 1982 and 1983 per medium of Madonna Lee and Winifred Bale, and it wasn’t until 1989 that we got our next female winner, Sandi’s Me Mum. She repeated the dose the following year, making it three on the trot for the fairer sex, as Jessica Casey scored in 1991. Flying Amy was the next female to score when victorious in 1995. And In The Frame scored in 2002, and that’s it, you have all the girls.
A teaser of info
LAST week’s Teaser had eight NSC winners, and they were chosen for a specific reason. In their own way, they created history, well history besides winning a National Sprint Championship. The first dog is Best Sun, who had the honour of being the first ever NSC, and stating the obvious, the first winner for his state, which just happened to be New South Wales. The second dog is Kinta’s Son, the first Victorian to win the crown. The first eight times the NSC was held it alternated between NSW and Victoria, and in the first seven of those a local dog won. The third dog on our list is Lord Galaxy, a champion from NSW who came to Sandown to become the first ever winner on “enemy territory”. The fourth dog is Coorparoo Flyer, the first Queenslander to take the title. The fifth dog is Mister Toewhyte, the first West Aussie to score. Kate’s A Scandal might have been South Australia’s first NSC, but she did something even more remarkable. She was chasing the Australian TAB Consecutive Wins record when she lined up at Olympic Park in 1981, and I can’t think of any better way to bring up such a record. Our seventh dog on the list is Busy Vintage, the only dog from Tasmania to win the crown. Finally, Sandi’s Me Mum, our only ever dual winner of the NSC.
HAVING owners or trainers whinge about grading is nothing new, I can assure you. Many years ago a trainer, with plenty of years experience, had a young dog that was going really well. Off the top of my head, I think it had four wins and a second from its previous five starts, and there was a Provincial Cup coming up on the track where this dog had run a fast time to score only a few weeks prior. Anyhow he was entered, and when the fields came out you’d think blue murder had been committed. True, this young dog drew box four, and he seemingly had the three best dogs that were entered all in his heat. But it was a blind draw, so you just have to accept the fact that those dogs came “out of the hat” against yours. So for the next four days this trainer mouthed-off non-stop about how it was rigged, etc., well, I guess you’ve all heard the drill many times. Suffice to say he scratched his dog. Now, karma can be a real bitch at times, and the reserve that went in ran second, beaten a head or so. The three champions, well, the best of those ran third. The winner ran three lengths or so slower than the PB of the dog that was scratched. The first three from the heats progressed to the semi-finals. The reserve that ran second drew the red in its semi but it failed, but the winner’s
time was again slower than the PB of Mr. Whinger’s dog. The dog that had won the heat ran second in his semi, thus qualifying for the final. Oh, the next week, the final, which was worth quite a lot for the time, was won by a dog that returned a winning time a half length or so slower than you know who. Guess there are a lot of lessons to be learned there; the first would have to be that it’s far better to get a run than to be left out. The second would be to remember that any dog can win any race, no matter what box it has or what the opposition is. And the third is the motto from my old school, “Accept The Challenge”. And as legendary trainer, Tommy Smith always said, “They can’t win it if they’re at home”.
FOLLOWING last week’s “Pick it now” story, only one change in the TOPGUN early selections. Anyhow, the changes are Glen Gallon out; Velocity Regina in. The former’s failure in the NSC sees him removed from the line-up, whilst his kennelmate gets promoted, courtesy of her Townsville Cup win. I guess it makes little difference to Tony Brett, as he trains both, although he’d be happier with two in, as opposed to one. So the eight now stands at: Cold Fusion, El Grand Senor, Enry Walt, Kilty Lad, Radley Bale, Shereen Bale, Tonneli Bale and Velocity Regina.
I JUST want to send a big cheerio to Kenny Patterson. Matey, there are plenty of your friends who are thinking about you, and a couple in particular who’d make my life a misery if I overlooked putting this in.
“Very Ordinary” with, “I’d agree with your view on the NSC Grand Final being Grade 5 standard. In fact, I reckon it’s the worst Grand Final field I’ve ever seen.” It certainly wasn’t the best, but by the time they crossed the line it was no longer Grade 5 standard, as one runner was now a Group 1 winner. However, you’d feel that some will go on with things. “Sour Grapes” with, “I have a problem with the grading and....” Firstly, every time a race is run, there’s a fair chance several of the seven beaten dogs’ trainers will have a problem with the grading. Minor errors we can all live with, as it probably evens itself out over the years, although you never hear those same people whinge when it works in their favour. As for petty gripes, end of story on issues like how your dog with three wins was against someone else’s dog with six wins when it was the ONLY race over that journey!
This week’s Teaser
UNLIKE Henry Ford, who in the early days of car manufacturing supposedly said, “You can have any colour you like as long as it’s black”, greyhounds come in many different colours. We have black, blue, blue fawn, blue brindle, red brindle, dark brindle, light brindle, brindle, red fawn, fawn, light fawn, dun and white. With the exception of white (as the jury is still out on whether there’s ever been a pure white greyhound), the other 12 can be just the one colour on the dog. But they can also be that colour and white or conversely, white and that colour. That gives you 36 possible colour combinations. So, can you make up four fields of eight using any combination just once so that no dog in adjoining boxes has a colour in common? ANSWER NEXT WEEK
Last week’s answers
THE answers to last week’s NSC Teaser: 1. Best Sun 2, Kinta’s Son 3. Lord Galaxy 4. Coorparoo Flyer 5. Mister Toewhyte 6. Kate’s A Scandal 7. Busy Vintage 8. Sandi’s Me Mum
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WHILST Dolores Ruth maintained her tremendous path through the ladbrokes.com Irish Derby via her two semi-finalists safely negotiating the penultimate stage at a packed Shelbourne Park on Saturday, the fairytale rise of Rockchase Bullet to the top echelon of the canine ranks continued in exhilarating fashion, as the Ronny Wuyts trained black raced to another hugely impressive victory. Virtually unconsidered by most at the start of the classic, Rockchase Bullet has now forced his way to the very forefront on betting lists for the premier classic, and it is quite possible that he will go off favourite for next weekend’s final. Despite his highly impressive victories in the previous two rounds he was freely available at 3/1 in betting, with Razldazl George the hot favourite at a shade of odds-on. The race took on an early shape as Rockview Head broke fast from six and immediately moved inwards, in the process crashing into Droopys Twirl, which became the meat in the sandwich completed by Rockchase Bullet. Razldazl George didn’t make one of his better starts, but with Hey Gringo keeping a strict middle course, he had plenty of room to operate and by the bend was a close third behind Rockchase Bullet and Rockview Head. By this stage Rockchase had already nosed ahead, and entering the back he led from Rockview Head, with Razldazl perfectly poised just in behind on the rail. But the Ronny Wuyts trained Rockchase now showed his class as he slightly increased his advantage down the far side, and Razldazl failed to get past Rockview. Rockchase, owned by Essex businessman, Richard Forrest, accelerated off the final bend to win by two and a half lengths in an excellent 29.67. Razldazl George got up late to edge out Rockview Head by a neck for second. But what a race the gallant Droopys Twirl ran to get within a length of a qualifying spot after being
in another parish down the back. The second semi provided a few more fairytales, particularly so the qualification of Fraser Black’s Krug Ninety Five for another Derby final, having finished third in both the English and Irish Derby finals last year. But victory was sealed by the stunning early pace of Razldazl Bugatti as he showed his appreciation for the lack of rain and the resulting lively track. Bugatti was tardy from the four box and it was renowned strong finisher, Croom Star that flashed out of the three box, though he had to ride a rough early bump from Coolykereen Imp. However, Bugatti then shifted into gear and powered to the front on the run up, with Dream Walker getting up the inside to bump Croom Star out of his way, and also out of the final. Into the far side Bugatti enjoyed a lead of two and a half lengths from Dream Walker, and it was some five lengths to Piercestown Sand third, with Krug Ninety Five now fourth after Coolykereen Imp and Croom Star had been involved in a first bend clash. Dream Walker had come from further behind Bugatti to win the previous week, and the latter’s supporters must have feared the worst. But that finishing burst never materialised, with Bugatti staying on better on the lively ground, and Dolores Ruth’s charge raced on to win by three parts of a length in 29.99. Fraser Black’s Krug Ninety Five produced a scarcely believable finishing burst to get up for second, a length and a half in front of Dream Walker, and then it was a length to Piercestown Sand in fourth. The Black/Blunt/Wakefield team also have a big say in the Derby Plate final after Droopys Diarra won the second semi in 29.95.
Rockchase Bullet leads Razldazl George, Rockview Head and Hey Gringo to the first bend at Shelbourne Park on the weekend in the first semi final of the Ladbrokes .Com derby at Shelbourne Park He had a stirring battle with Smooth Daddy from the second bend and his superior stamina saw him emerge a three parts of a length winner in 29.95. The other semi was won by Jackie Devine’s Cian Jamie by a short head from Toberadora Holly in 29.94 after a thrilling battle. The draw for the Derby Plate final: 1. Big Bam; 2. Toberadora Holly; 3. Smooth Daddy (m); 4. Cian Jamie (m); 5. Royal Patrol (w); 6. Droopys Diarra (w) The draw for the final was made on the infield presentation podium by Ladbrokes’ representative, Darragh Fitzpatrick, and Liam Marks, one of the main figures in the Razldazl operation, expressed his satisfaction with the situation, even before the draw was made. “I am just glad the two dogs are there”. He wasn’t unhappy with the subsequent draw, which saw Bugatti ideally situated in the inside box and George in four.
Pacemaker Dream Walker is the early leader to the first bend at Shelbourne Park last Saturday night from Croom Star, Razldazl Bugatti, Piercestown Sand and Krug Ninety Five in the second semi final. - Irish pics courtesy Imelda Grauer
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George has run from four on six occasions and won five of them, the only defeat coming when he wore black in the Wimbledon final. Speaking yesterday, the Razldazl trainer Dolores Ruth said, “It’s all down to the night now. The two dogs are in great form and they came out of their races very well.” “I am happy enough with the draw, and things just have to go right on the night.” “Luck will play a big part in it, and it could all boil down to trapping.” Richard Forrest and Ronny Wuyts, the owner and trainer of Rockchase Bullet, were both on the podium, and their immediate response was one of disappointment with the outside box in a field of inside seeds. But mature reflection will surely show them that their dog has the trapping ability and the early pace to be poised in a brilliant position on the second bend. By lunchtime on Sunday, Forrest was already back home in Essex watching his son playing football. He said, “I have had so many phone calls this morning, I didn’t realise how many people had my number.” “It is a lovely feeling to have a Derby winner and I have really enjoyed meeting all the top owners and trainers.” “I am looking forward to tomorrow’s lunch.” And wouldn’t it be some story if the veteran Krug Ninety Five finally brought an end to a year-long search for an Irish or English Derby winner by Fraser Black and his loyal owners, Laurence Blunt and Martin Wakefield? The trap matters not a whit, as he is probably guaranteed to be at the rear early and will then be travelling fastest of all from half-way.
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It adds that extra element to what has been an extraordinary classic. Peter Cronin has been in a Derby final before, with Machu Picchu three years back, and he has Rockview Head in there this time. But for Tom O’Neill it will be a first time experience and the Corkman is delighted to have reached this stage. The draw for the final of the Ladbrokes.com Irish Derby Final on Saturday: 1. Razldazl Bugatti; 2. Dream Walker; 3. Rockview Head; 4. Razldazl George; 5. Krug Ninety Five; 6. Rockchase Bullet
Milldean’s brilliant trial ALL the advance hype was proved to be absolutely accurate when Milldean Panther was trialled before racing at Shelbourne on Saturday, covering the 525 yards in a sensational 28.13. There was a huge crowd out on the steps to witness the run, and a gasp greeted the figures when they appeared on the infield display. Having won six from six around Thurles, his Shelbourne debut on Saturday next will add another intriguing factor to the Derby final program. By the way, Dolores Ruth’s new puppy sensation, Razldazl Will was unveiled and he clocked 28.55 in his second qualifying trial. He is now on course for the big unraced competition coming up at Shelbourne.
Chris lands Guineas DROOPYS CHRIS, trained by Nicky Turner for Hexham based owner, Robert Bennett, won the Gain Waterford Guineas final at Kilcohan Park on Saturday. The son of Droopys Kewell came through on the run-in to beat Cabra Legend by three parts of a length in 28.45, with Bua Dearg a length away third.
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TWO very young WA puppies made impressive debuts at Mandurah recently. Blues Guess and Smart Guess, two 19 month-old litter and kennelmates in the care of Linda Britton at Nambeelup both led all the way in their respective Maiden victories on August 23. Raced by Christine Robartson, this pair are from a Where’s Pedro and Miss Hot Gossip mating and were whelped in January 2010. Blue Guess is a blue bitch, whilst Smart Guess is a similar colour but is the male. The former has big shoes to fill as her dam, Miss Hot Gossip, apart from registering three Group wins during her stellar racing career, was successful in the 2007 WA Oaks, emulating her dam, Roxy Reason’s success in the same race back in 1999. Both dam and grand-dam won their classics in race record times, Miss Hot Gossip in 30.43, whilst Roxy Reason recorded a slower 30.76. What are the odds young Blue Guess can follow in her maternal dam’s footsteps and capture a WA Oaks title too. Long odds, very long odds, but the pedigree and family tree has produced some freakish sprinters over the past decade, so this not beyond her capabilities, even at this early stage of her career.
Simply the best
WHAT a privilege to observe Dashing Corsair win his second National title. Firstly a Sprint title in 2009 then a Distance crown in 2011. It doesn’t get any better than this in greyhound racing. Yep, fairytales do come true, but not too often. What his victory does do is put into perspective just how good he was, as he’s has now hung up his lead and collar, but the performance also emphasises the importance of Bold Trease winning four Sandown Cups. A strange analogy maybe, but “Dee Cee” certainly enhanced his profile with this incredible and sentimental win, and it’s up there with the Warrnambool Warrior, but can you imagine the Queensland chaser lining up next year for another crack at immortality. Hard to comprehend really, but in my opinion, it ranks as one of the best alltime performances of the modern era.
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. Just how far that “modern era” stretches back is debatable, but I saw Bold Trease’s four Sandown Cups in the flesh and every one was spine-tingling, especially his last win with the exceptional and emotional call by Terry McAuliffe. Sadly I wasn’t at Albion Park to enjoy the ambience of Dashing Corsair’s second National victory, but savoured his performance via Sky Channel, and let me tell you, it was very special. Another bound and Lady Arko gets the chocolates, and this article wouldn’t be written, but “Dee Cee” had made his run and had done the hard yards by contesting the lead then holding his own with the other two pilots. I rate it the second best effort behind Bold Trease, as far as prominence goes. Now, if I’m game enough to mention the two top performances I’ve witnessed in well over five decades of going to the dishlickers then there naturally has to be a third placegetter, and a fourth and finally a fifth to end the discussion. I could go on, but five will do. The third best performance, maybe Brett Lee winning the 2001 Adelaide Cup and in doing so shattering the track record at Angle Park. He is my all-time best greyhound, but we’re comparing the best runs seen at the moment and we’ll save that topic for another day. Brett Lee won 31 of his 39 starts, including nine track records. He lowered the Angle Park track record to 29.04 when he defeated Traralgon Cup winner, Dutchy’s Angel in the Interstate Challenge then accounted for Melbourne Cup winner, Classic Capri in the final in a staggering 28.88 a fortnight later. Three weeks later he established a new track record at The Meadows over the 518 metres trip when scoring by nearly a dozen lengths in 29.43. That’s enough with his praises. Then comes Rapid Journey’s National Sprint win at Cannington in 1998.
Two gutsy come from behind wins enabled rising star, Irma Bale to go through the Shepparton Labour Hire Young Star (GOBIS) Classic series undefeated. Raced and trained by the successful Wheeler/Bate combination, this hardy, low to the ground chaser has a very bright future, and although early in her prime, she looks destined to run a longer trip once she is given time to mature. Irma Bale is pictured with handler, Michael Gibbons, plus club representatives Geoff Hayward, John Martin, Denis Ryan of (Labour Hire) Peter Desmond, Maurie Blair and John Stephens. Her potential was further enhanced when she made her Sandown Park debut four nights later and once again showed plenty of determination as she weaved her way through the field to run over the top of her rivals in a very creditable 29.89. It might be a little premature to compare her to one of Paul Wheeler’s recent stars, Amity Bale, but this youngster, a daughter of Bartrim Bale and Amelia Bale does look a potential star. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.
The reigning Wentworth Park track record holder at the time landed the title in slow time. No, make that pedestrian, but remember he was racing the best each state could offer. His uncanny track sense showed a committed chaser, and for those unaware of his feat, he was in last place going out of the front straight. Still languishing in eighth place on the rail in the back straight, Rapid Journey continued to push forward and eventually threaded his way into fifth position approaching the home bend. Wearing the green rug, Rapid Journey rushed past his rivals in the long home straight to score a length victory over Bula Boy and Faithful Hawk in 31.22, well outside the BON honours of 30.77. You don’t get any extra prizemoney for running quick times, and this gutsy win was possibly the best of his career. He only appeared another seven times before retirement beckoned, with six of those starts resulting in wins, including a Lismore Cup, Melbourne Cup and TOPGUN. His defeat came at the hands of Questions, who ran him down in a CocaCola Cup at Albion Park. Then there was China Trip. The Group 1 Australian Cup is regarded as one of the top three races in Australia, and this fawn sprinter won it back to back. Her feat has never been repeated. Possessing early pace, China Trip survived a four run series conducted over 20 days in 1992. She was never headed in the final, holding off Buka Blitz in 29.96. The following year China Trip displayed the same good box manners as the previous year, but this time she won her qualifying trial, heat, semi and final, outlasting the fast finishing South Australian, True To Do in 29.71. I was lucky enough to be standing in front of the winning post on the grassed area inside the track and witnessed a record crowd go bananas after her win. She came back for a third crack in 1994 and won her qualifying trial and heat before stumbling in the semi when challenging for the lead. That was her swansong and she never raced again, but three Australian Cup campaigns are testimony to her freakish ability. That’s four done, now for the fifth best run I’ve seen. Strangely, it involves the Shaky Isles, and anyone who has ever seen Swift Fantasy storm home in staying races would certainly endorse this choice. Swift Fantasy was the canine Kiwi. The NZ Melbourne Cup winner staged one of the biggest runs ever seen to win the race that stops the nation back in 1983. Well, Swift Fantasy’s Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Collar Group 1 win at Auckland on June 20 last year was spinetingling stuff. It was worth $20K to connections, but if readers can acquire a video of the performance, it is worth more than that just for entertainment value. Even her June 6 victory in the same TOP USA sprinter, Atascocita Bowl (Dodgem By Design - Atascoita Sally) recently broke a 16 year hoodoo by slicing .02 seconds off the 545 yard track record at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Raced by the Suncoast Kennel, the 40 month old fawn sprinter lowered Twilite Demand’s (HB’s Commander - Twilite Fantasy) previous benchmark of 29.14. Apart from his record breaking run, it was also Atascotia Bowl’s tenth straight win.
IS IT TRUE that Atkinsons Dam resident, Peter Ruetschi led in a treble at Albion Park on August 22? Too right, as Heavy Weight, You And Yours plus the aptly named Is It True completed the feat over the 520 metres trip in 30.64, 30.38 and 30.37 Best Of Night respectively. Is It True and You And Yours are young litter brothers from a mating of Elite And Classy and Where Are You, whilst Heavyweight is from a Bombastic Shiraz and Boudica pairing. Ruetschi has 18 greyhounds in full work, and over 90 on a 40 acre property set up by Kevin Crawford. Also on the property is eight year old sire, Elite And Classy, the dad of Is It True and You And Yours, and has been mentioned in OTL previously as a well bred former sprinter raced by Reggie Kay. A son of Elite State and Sherry year when she won at the same venue and netting a first prize of $40, was unbelievable. NZ journalist, Scott Guthrie confirms my views, but reckoned her recent win in the Group 2 Wanganui Stayers Final is right up there with those two staying victories. I haven’t seen her latest win, but that is a statement from a respected and knowledgeable greyhound scribe. Those five outstanding performances epitomize the chasing characteristics of our racing canines, and if anyone would like to differ I’m only too happy to mention your “best runs”.
INTERESTING concept that accompanies the Irish Derby is the pre-Derby lunch. The get-together is being introduced again this year and will be staged at Shel-
Forest, Elite And Classy certainly held his own against some of Queensland’s best sprinters in the mid 2000’s by winning 26 of his 53 starts. He won five races at Albion Park, but it was at the old Parklands Gold Coast venue that he really excelled. He won a dozen of 18 starts over both the 429 and 457 metres trips. Peter Ruetschi admitted that Elite And Classy had been overlooked by breeders in the sunny state but deserved a few more opportunities to prove his worth as a stud dog. “He only has two litters on the ground and this one by Where Are You have already made their presence felt at Albion Park. These three youngsters, who are yet to turn two years of age, are sure to get better with maturity and expect to see their names in the winners circle more often. bourne Park on Monday, September 5, prior to the historic final the following Saturday evening. Previously, I’m reliably informed, these social gatherings are a sell-out, with owners, trainers and many sections of media dining whilst the important box draw is being conducted. I reckon one of our major clubs should have a crack at running something similar. Both city clubs have dispersed with their Australian and Melbourne Cup balls, so an opportunity exists to conduct the box draws for both Group 1 races on the following Sundays after the semis have been concluded on the Thursday and Saturday nights. Or Sandown Park could jigger with the concept by having a Friday night dinner on course, whilst the MGRA could host a Sunday roast carvery function. Gives everyone ample opportunity to meet deadlines with publishing requirements and increases the build up towards the famous two races. Both clubs could invite their resident bookie to either functions and get a first hand market as soon as the box draw was announced. Any opportunity to build up excitement and atmosphere for these two famous greyhound races should be investigated, and I don’t think there would be any trouble with numbers.
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Pat Ryan (of Wine Glass fame) stands in the background as his son, Brendan Ryan presents the winner of the Group 3 Townsville Cup, Velocity Regina on the dais. - pic courtesy of Kurt Stockham
HAVING BROKEN the track record in the heats the previous week from the one box, the question relating to the favourite, Velocity Regina in the NQ Wholesalers Group 3 Townsville Cup was… how would she handle the seven box. That question was answered in the early stages of the 498 metres race when she pinged the lids and got the lead down on the rail, where she likes to be. Herman John from the eight followed her across but did not have enough early pace to match the Surf Lorian and Super Size bitch. See Blue, trained by Errol Waters, used her inside draw to be handy after the start, while the rest of the field, including the Graeme Bate trained Shereen Bale, Christina Apap trained Isadel, Selena Zammit trained Red Rocket, as well as locals, Ralphy Rocket and Mr. Solution, all sorted themselves out following early interference. Velocity Regina, trained by Tony Brett but handled by Paddy Ryan whilst in Townsville, came away to win the first Group race in Townsville by five and three quarter lengths over Herman John, with a further four lengths to third placed See Blue. The time of 28.57 was a length outside Velocity Regina’s track record set in the heats Velocity Regina had an unsuccessful campaign in Townsville last year and handler, Paddy Ryan said after the win that she’d been recovering from injury last year
Unfortunately while trialling at Angle Park on Tuesday 23rd August Satanic Cash dislocated and fractured his left hock. He was taken to Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery on Wednesday and had a plate and six screws inserted. He is now home and wondering when he will be racing again. We would like to thank John Katakasi and staff for their expert care and attention. We would also like to thank Scotty,
and was not quite right. But this year, with lead up wins at Albion Park, she was at her peak. “She is owned by two guys from Hervey Bay, who have set up a greyhound complex at Cessnock and are having a fair bit of success,” Ryan said. “Whilst I don’t know her immediate racing plans, I do know the owners plan to use her at stud,” he added. The upgrading of the Townsville Cup to a Group 3 race is testiment to the higher profile placed on Townsville racing since going full-time TAB/Sky Racing last year. The Townsville committee is to be congratulated with an expectation that more high profile races on the Townsville calendar will become ‘black type’ races. Yvonne Olsen, part owner of second placed Herman John, said after the event, “Since Townsville went TAB, owners and trainers have been getting better quality dogs, which in most cases could match the southern invaders.” “We are looking at sending Herman John south, but as yet undecided as to a Brisbane or Melbourne campaign to asses his ability,” she told us. Velocity Regina collected $25,000 for the win, with Herman John’s second prizemoney of $6,600 being more than the winner of last year’s cup received. Peter Gage, a respected greyhound journalist who has a long association with North Queensland racing, penned this story
Des Hockley and in particular Christine Costa for their help and assistance on the night Cash injured himself. He has been a wonderful dog to us over his career and we look forward to possible stud duties in the future. To his many supporters we thank you. Cash ends his career with 74 starts for 37 wins, 17 seconds and 6 thirds with total prizemoney of $169,710. - Bob and Debbie Isaacson
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THERE have been some extraordinary statements made over recent weeks by the LNP regarding the future of Racing Queensland Limited should it win the next state election. It’s high time some facts were introduced to balance the rhetoric. On Friday, August 19, 2011, the LNP racing team of Opposition Treasurer, Tim Nichols and Ray Stevens MP launched its racing election policy. It is policy that bears a striking resemblance to submissions made by Bill Carter to the Racing Industry Integrity Review at the Shanahan Inquiry in 2004, and again in 2005 to the Daubney/Rafter Commission of Inquiry. Stevens has also championed this cause along with some sections of the racing media who seek to reinstate the integrity order prior to 2003. Back then, the integrity function of racing was not accountable and some critical procedures were not fully enforced. Fast forward almost a decade and that lack of governance and administration is flatly unacceptable. For those who were involved in 2003 when integrity was separated from the then control body (Queensland Principal Club) with the premises at Edmonston Street, they will recall the stewards were accountable only to the Chief Steward, Steve Railton, who was accountable to no one. The stewards made their own decisions, making the control of racing dysfunctional. Further comment in relation to this matter can be found in the ‘Report of the Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Inquiry 2005’ following the Daubney/Rafter Inquiry. The recently released LNP policy should be seen for what it is justification to change the Racing Act, remove the Board, and empower those who will bend and sway with the whims of political fortunes. There is no justification to make this retrograde step. The only losers will be the industry stakeholders, who will pay dearly. If you examine the LNP plan closely there will be massive costs to the industry. Apart from the cost of establishing a separate entity, the industry will have to contend with a new bureaucratic arm of government. This will be another unnecessary and unjustifiable expense and it will cause a further drain on the ability to lift prizemoney levels. Interestingly, the very supporters of this change are the same complainants of the current QCAT tribunal that remains in operation. Also worthy of consideration is the Australian Racing Board’s position. Australian Rule of Racing 7 (ii) puts the matter beyond doubt. It states that, “A Principal Racing Authority shall have the control and general supervision of racing within its territory”. At the last attempt to separate integrity from the Principal Racing Authority, advice was given to Bill Carter that this was unacceptable to racing authorities both nationally and internationally.
Bob Bentley; Operationally, the LNP plan would be a nightmare to coordinate with the conduct of racing. Consider the additional layer of bureaucracy and decision-making that would take place in a situation of another EI outbreak. Those who worked through the EI outbreak will understand the importance of decisive decisionmaking and the accurate communication of decisions to all parties. Integrity services must not be separated from the operational side of racing. The current system allowed the coordination of the commercial and integrity arms to work quickly and cohesively to minimise the overall damage to the industry during the EI outbreak in 2007. There has been not one instance of a serious breakdown in integrity control in Queensland to warrant the consideration of a separation. The move to return to three separate Boards of control also defies logic. The separate Boards of harness and greyhound racing prior to amalgamation operated independently to control and licence their respective codes, all with paid boards, individual well-paid CEOs and a full administration staff. ``Harness presided over just four (4) clubs; greyhounds seven (7) while the thoroughbred Board represented the interests of 123 Queensland clubs. Neither the harness nor the greyhound codes are of sufficient size to justify separate Boards and administrative structures. It appears the LNP is making populist promises without understanding the actual impact of the associated costs. There are only so many things that can be funded at the moment because times are tough and no government can afford to be making promises that, if implemented, would be detrimental to hard working industry participants. Consider the following, prior to the three code amalgamation: • the harness Board returned a loss of $1.50m 2009/2010 • the greyhound Board returned a loss of $1.25m 2009/2010 This included $410,000 for costs associated with the operation of Albion Park. The losses recorded excluded a number of expenses that were not
disclosed in the amalgamation and would have added to the losses as at June 30, 2010. The harness and greyhound codes had spent little in the preceding years leading up to amalgamation on maintenance of venues or machinery and in addition, there was no plan to arrest the ongoing losses or attend to failing infrastructure. The amalgamated Racing Queensland Limited Board has repaired the tracks from the 2011 floods, expended funds to upgrade machinery, introduced a sustainable club administration model and maintained the level of prizemoney, notwithstanding falling turnover on the harness product. The greyhound industry has been the beneficiary of increased prizemoney of $1.5m as well as capital works being undertaken at Capalaba, Cairns and Bundaberg. These clubs at the time of amalgamation were facing closure. Rockhampton greyhounds have been the recipient of both increased prizemoney and capital works. RQL has streamlined the administration, attended to obvious lapses in integrity from past practices of the harness and greyhound codes and managed to save $1.3m in operational costs in year one. The return to separate control bodies will cost the industry dearly, possibly as much as $6 million for 11 harness and greyhound clubs – quite apart from the additional costs associated with the LNP integrity plan. This will certainly annihilate any hope of prizemoney increases for all codes in the foreseeable future. The LNP has advised if it wins government that there will be no handouts for prizemoney – a position adopted by both sides of politics. But when Tim Nichols argues he would “stop the waste” it is illinformed, poorly researched political grandstanding. RQL is recognised as the most cost-efficient racing authority in Australia. The costs of administering racing excluding track maintenance at external venues were $12M in 2003 and $15.9M in 2009/2010. The only identifiable “waste” is the cost borne by industry defending litigation and inquiries instigated by the very people who appear to inform LNP racing policy. RQL has not launched one legal challenge during its term. The simple truth is the LNP proposal will add massively to costs, not provide savings. There is also the notion that a representative Board will improve efficiency. This has been tried on numerous occasions and failed. Representative committees have had their time in the past and the industry deserves better for a very challenging future, not a return to the past. A promise to sack the RQL Board is not a policy and the racing industry deserves more from its elected leaders. The future of racing will depend on policy that is steeped in fact and an unwavering commitment to produce positive outcomes for an iconic Queensland industry.
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Victorian Litter Registration Details Sire
In the week from August 16 to August 22 there were 27 litters registered with GRV. BIG DADDY COOL (Just The Best x Sobbing Sal) sired a litter of one dog and three bitches from Extra Burst whelped March 6 that was registered by Adrian Zappa, Manager of the Mousetrap Syndicate. Extra Burst is a daughter of Primo Uno and Hotburst and won 12 of her 48 outings, scoring at Wangaratta over 403 metres in 23.61 and four times at Geelong over 457 metres with a PB of 25.71, as well as winning over the 600 metres there in 34.31. She picked up a win at Sale over the 440 metres in 25.54 and over the 520 metres there in 29.72, plus over the 650 metres as well in 37.69. She was successful over 513 metres at Traralgon in 30.12 and won over 525 metres at The Meadows in 30.36 and over 520 metres at Cranbourne in 30.52. The other successful members of her litter were Feel The Fury (10 wins), Jail Burst (4 wins), Storm Burst (8 wins) and Transadler (18 wins), whilst a follow-up litter produced Obama’s Girl (3 wins), Princess Player (2 wins) and Turbo Burst (1 win). Extra Burst has had one litter to race to date and that was to Solve The Puzzle whelped November 2008, producing Dynamic Dylan (9 wins). The dam was a strong sprinter/stayer from a very successful line and is now proven, which puts the future of these youngsters in good stead.
KNOXFIELD breeder, Alan Connolly registered a litter of one dog and six bitches by Velocette (Bombastic Shiraz x Texan Lady) from Susan Penman that was whelped April 30. Susan Penman is a daughter of Collision and Deception Bay, who scored in two of her five tries, picking up a win at Cranbourne over 311 metres in 18.32 and at Warragul over 400 metres in 23.02. The other members of her litter were Bingle Bay (5 wins), Darrange (10 wins), Same Option (6 wins) and Sweet Impact (10 wins). The dam comes from a smart litter and is part of a great line, telling us that these youngsters should have a very bright future on the track.
YAMBUK breeder, Tom Sinnott registered a litter by Meticulous (Brett Lee x Dance Portrait) from On Shore and the eight dogs and two bitches were whelped March 30. On Shore, a daughter of Waterview Star and Bally Kay, won 12 of her 50 starts, victorious twice at Geelong over 457 metres with a PB of 25.98 and a win at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.54. She won at Gawler over 531 metres in 31.32 and four times at Angle Park over 515 metres with 29.67 being her best, as well as winning over the 600
metres there in 35.43. She scored twice at Port Pirie over 516 metres with 30.30 being her quickest and won at Strathalbyn over 536 metres in 31.24. The only other member of her litter was Frosty Dawn (3 wins). On Shore has had one litter to race and that was to Where’s Pedro whelped March 2009, giving us Across The Drink (3 wins), Another Jim (3 wins), Up And Away (11 wins) and We’re Sure (10 wins). The dam has already produced a Group 1 winner, which says that these youngsters should have a very bright future on the track.
PREMIER FANTASY (Premier County x Nifty Niamh) was the sire chosen by Killarney breeder, Kevin Mugavin for Sure Lightning and the four dogs and three bitches were whelped April 17. Sure Lightning, a daughter of Big Smig and Sure Princess, won 10 of her 21 attempts, scoring twice at The Meadows over 525 metres with 30.11 being her best, whilst she scored over 332 metres at Warrnambool in 19.14 and three times over the 450 metres there with a PB of 25.45. She picked up two wins at Ballarat over 450 metres with 25.51 being her best and two wins over 480 metres at Horsham where 27.12 was her fastest. The other members of her litter were Big Classic (5 wins), Morning Glory (5 wins), Princess Value (1 win) and Short Smig (5 wins). Sure Lightning has had one litter to race so far and that was to Big Daddy Cool whelped March 2007, giving us Cool Movement (3 wins), Little Miss Mary (8 wins) and Sure Cool (27 wins). The dam is a member of a very successful family and has already produced the winners of plenty of races, which suggests that these youngsters should more than make their presence felt on the track too.
LANG LANG breeder, Marion Clay registered a litter by Talk’s Cheap (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) from Just Like Heaven and the five dogs and three bitches were whelped May 16. Just Like Heaven, a daughter of Primo Uno and Carlyn Flyer, won two of her 14 starts, both at Sale over 440 metres for a PB of 25.53. The other members of her litter were Bateman’s Chance (7 wins), Black Charisma (4 wins), Cotchin Talent (4 wins) Doolaly (14 wins), Doolaly Max (14 wins) and Rita Flyer (5 wins). The dam comes from a more than handy litter, suggesting that these youngsters should be make their presence felt on the track too.
Dyna Lachlan DYNA LACHLAN (Go Wild Teddy x Benden Flex) sired a litter of three dogs and five bitches from Our Black Rain.
These youngsters were whelped March 21 and registered by Wattle Glen breeder, Stephen Aiken. Our Black Rain is a daughter of Bond and September Rain, who raced 53 times and scored just once, that being at Angle Park over 515 metres in 30.62. The other members of her litter were Chances We Take (13 wins), Hot September (16 wins), Kenso Rain (2 wins), We Three Kings (15 wins) and Your Show Jake (16 wins). The dam comes from a litter that won 63 races, which suggests these youngsters should taste plenty of success on the track too.
INVERLEIGH breeder, Tarlalyn Sharman registered a litter by Superman (Brett Lee x I’m Puzzles) and the one dog and two bitches whelped April 24 are from Ginger Lodge. The dam, a daughter of Big Ginger Boy and National Crime, won three of her 44 runs, scoring at Bendigo over 430 metres in 25.34 and at Ballarat over 550 metres in 32.20, as well as at Traralgon over 513 metres in 30.17. Ginger Lodge, the only successful member of her litter, has had one successful litter to race so far and that was to Where’s Pedro whelped November 2007, producing Allegra’s Sunset (12 wins) and Where’s Ginger (8 wins). The dam traces back to National Lass and has already thrown a couple above average chasers, which says that these youngsters should have a bright future on the track.
PEARCEDALE breeder, Frederick Bickerton registered a litter by Boris Reigns (Token Prince x Charming Dawn) and the three dogs and four bitches whelped April 19 are from Why Not Gail. The dam, a daughter of Brett Lee and World Mover, started 116 times for 15 wins, winning at Warragul over 424 metres in 24.44 and over 440 metres at Sale in 25.27. She was successful at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.24 and three times there over 600 metres with a PB of 34.44, whilst she won twice at Sandown over 515 metres with 29.75 being her best. She scored four times at Cranbourne over 520 metres with 30.36 being her quickest, won at Geelong over 457 metres in 25.87, scored at Ballarat over 450 metres in 25.65 and over 550 metres there in 31.47. The other members of her litter were Why Not Beth (4 wins), Why Not Gillian (4 wins), Why Not Leigh (2 wins), Why Not Tayla (8 wins) and Why Not Wizard (1 win). Why Not Gail has had one litter to date and that was to Paddy’s Flame whelped in October 2008, producing Why Not Cher (1 win), Why Not Jacob (1 win), Why Not Joel (3 wins) and Why Not Mitch (2 wins). The dam was a smart chaser from a good line and is now proven, which sug-
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gests that these youngsters should have a very bright future.
DEVON MEADOWS breeder, Elaine Johannsen registered a litter of four dogs and three bitches by Turanza Bale (Primo Uno x Daishi Bale) from Judge Me Not, whelped April 16. Judge Me Not, a daughter of Collision and Black Satin, won nine of her 72 attempts, saluting five times at Sale over 440 metres with a PB of 24.75 and a victory at Traralgon over 513 metres in 29.88. She won over 450 metres at Warrnambool in 25.85, as well as winning at Sandown over 515 metres in 30.09. The other successful members of her litter were Ricky Satin (10 Wins), Rocky’s Mission (7 wins) and Veszpremi (16 wins). The dam comes from a good line, which tells us that these youngsters should make their presence felt on the track.
PREMIER FANTASY (Premier County x Nifty Niamh) sired a litter of six dogs and one bitch whelped May 11 from Monasito that was registered by Drysdale breeder, David Burnett. Monasito is a daughter of Pure Octane and Marungi Fire, who won 13 of her 54 starts, scoring twice at Devonport over 452 metres with a PB of 25.81 and nine times at Elwick over 461 metres with 26.16 being her best, plus two wins at Launceston over 515 metres where 30.09 was her fastest. Monasito was the only successful member of her litter. The dam was a smart galloper on the track, which augurs very well for the future of these youngsters.
Andy Palmer ANDY PALMER (Trendy Leigh x Speed Dancer) sired a litter of two dogs and seven bitches whelped May 15 from Talking Jive, registered by Mincha breeder, Belinda King.
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M. Manariti A. Zappa T. Sinnott B. O’Keefe D. Sadler B. Boyd A. Connolly K. Mugavin D. Puleilo M. Clay A. Gallagher S. Aiken M. Rodgers P. Groves T. Sharman F. Bickerton E. Johannsen D. Burnett B. King B. King M. Rodgers F. Flegg M. Davis J. Caulfield S. Wood D. Burnett G. Debono
Talking Jive, a daughter of Royal Assassin and Ashley Franko, scored in three of her 25 attempts, picking up a win at The Gardens over 272 metres in 15.95, as well as scoring there over 413 metres in 24.39 and over 515 metres there in 30.14. The other members of her litter were Celtic Angel (5 wins) and Em I Five (1 win). The dam comes from a very good line, telling us that these youngsters should meet with plenty of success.
WHERE’S PEDRO (Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel) sired a litter of five dogs and four bitches whelped April 28 from Sisco Train that was registered by Cressy breeder, Mark Rodgers. Sisco Train, a daughter of Primo Uno and Full Streak, scored in 17 of her 100 goes, winning four times over 525 metres at The Meadows with 30.33 being her quickest and scoring twice at Shepparton over 450 metres with a PB of 25.62. She won two races at Bendigo over 430 metres where 24.56 was her best, picked up two races at Wangaratta over 403 metres with 23.52 being her fastest, scored at Geelong over 347 metres in 20.26 and twice at Ballarat over 450 metres where 25.65 was her best effort. She picked up a win at Warrnambool over 450 metres in 25.60 and a win over 480 metres at Horsham in 27.68, landed a race at Cranbourne over 520 metres in 30.89, plus a 424 metre Warragul win in 24.26. Sisco Train was the only member of her litter. She has had one litter to race so far and that was to Superman whelped January 2009, producing Kilty Lad (22 wins), Sisco Diamond (10 wins), Sookie (8 wins), Super Payment (16 wins), Super Rico (6 wins) and Super Train (5 wins). The dam’s first litter included one of Australia’s best gallopers and has already won 67 races, which tells us that these youngsters should pick up more than their share of races too.
2011 LEADING SIRES - from January 1st GEELONG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WHERES PEDRO 498 -67-66-78 13.45% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 361 -57-52-50 15.78% COLLISION 177 -30-29-21 16.94% PREMIER FANTASY 134 -24-18-25 17.91% ELITE STATE 178 -23-26-20 12.92% BLACK ENFORCER 174 -20-22-21 11.49% HALLUCINATE 134 -20-15-16 14.92% PURE OCTANE 271 -18-37-26 6.64% SURF LORIAN 127 -14-15-15 11.02% SUPERMAN 64 -14-8-10 21.87%
MEADOWS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WHERES PEDRO 498 -67-66-78 13.45% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 361 -57-52-50 15.78% COLLISION 177 -30-29-21 16.94% PREMIER FANTASY 134 -24-18-25 17.91% ELITE STATE 178 -23-26-20 12.92% BLACK ENFORCER 174 -20-22-21 11.49% HALLUCINATE 134 -20-15-16 14.92% PURE OCTANE 271 -18-37-26 6.64% SURF LORIAN 127 -14-15-15 11.02% SUPERMAN 64 -14-8-10 21.87%
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 929 -121-119-118 13.02% WHERES PEDRO 856 -115-108-124 13.43% PREMIER FANTASY 251 -53-38-39 21.11% COLLISION 239 -41-34-43 17.15% PURE OCTANE 347 -38-48-41 10.95% BIG DADDY COOL 227 -29-30-28 12.77% PRIMO UNO 186 -28-21-24 15.05% BRETT LEE 138 -24-21-17 17.39% BIT CHILI 102 -21-15-9 20.58% HALLUCINATE 150 -21-8-23 14.00%
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ALBION PARK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
BLACK ENFORCER 1181 -151-151-139 12.78% SURF LORIAN 915 -122-98-98 13.33% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 579 -90-92-72 15.54% MADE TO SIZE 512 -74-71-55 14.45% COLLISION 537 -73-85-75 13.59% BIT CHILI 458 -73-76-67 15.93% GIVE ME FIVE 338 -61-37-48 18.04% WHERES PEDRO 527 -60-73-66 11.38% PURE OCTANE 378 -60-48-61 15.87% HALLUCINATE 342 -50-42-40 14.61%
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 517 -75-75-69 14.05% HALLUCINATE 409 -68-53-55 16.62% COLLISION 477 -58-62-54 12.15% BIG DADDY COOL 387 -49-50-55 12.66% WHERES PEDRO 285 -49-43-52 17.19% BIT CHILI 297 -36-39-38 12.12% SLATER 181 -27-33-19 14.91% ELITE STATE 212 -25-28-22 11.79% SURF LORIAN 268 -23-27-33 8.58% PRIMO UNO 148 -21-23-18 14.18%
LAUNCESTON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
COLLISION 232 -49-35-29 21.12% WHERES PEDRO 372 -47-53-49 12.63% COLLIDE 163 -32-24-23 19.63% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 155 -26-18-24 16.77% BIG DADDY COOL 253 -25-22-35 9.88% SURF LORIAN 161 -23-23-27 14.28% BOND 123 -16-15-21 13.00% PURE OCTANE 156 -14-22-16 8.97% PADDYS FLAME 53 -8-8-4 15.09% BRUMBY LAD 42 -8-4-3 19.04%
ANGLE PARK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WHERES PEDRO 970 -142-152-125 14.63% BIG DADDY COOL 815 -117-110-135 14.35% PURE OCTANE 632 -96-88-76 15.18% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 488 -81-83-67 16.59% SURF LORIAN 635 -71-92-109 11.18% COLLISION 425 -68-42-53 16.00% HALLUCINATE 308 -39-39-38 12.66% COLLIDE 167 -35-30-22 20.95% BLACK ENFORCER 171 -30-31-20 17.54% BIT CHILI 200 -26-21-27 13.00%
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WHERES PEDRO 882 -126-133-92 14.28% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 663 -104-88-91 15.68% HALLUCINATE 551 -86-67-71 15.06% PURE OCTANE 684 -76-81-91 11.11% BLACK ENFORCER 497 -74-65-71 14.88% PRIMO UNO 482 -73-71-73 15.14% BIG DADDY COOL 526 -68-64-62 12.92% COLLISION 375 -52-52-63 13.86% GLOBAL WARMING 271 -49-34-37 18.08% ELITE STATE 413 -44-60-48 10.65%
National Greyhound Form, Thursday, September 8th, 2011 – Page 59
Memorial win Horsham August 30 COME ON LUANN collected the GOBIS Bonus when she ran the new PB and BON time of 27.16 to take out the Grade 5 Gary Voigt Memorial final over 480 metres on Tuesday night. Sent to box seven as favourite at $2.20, the Joe Borg trained chaser scored by five lengths over Forever Strong ($15.10), with Where’s Luke ($4.60) three quarters of a length further adrift. Come On Luann, a daughter of Return The King and Star Diva, owned by Wally Heras, has now won eight of her 20 starts. Union Lad picked up a GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 480 metres Maiden Final. Drawn in box two at $4.60, the son of Collision and Current Dream led throughout to score by three and three quarter lengths over Wicked Trip ($1.50 fav), with Nancy Jay ($17.70) five and a half lengths further astern. Union Lad, trained by Darren Brown for Brian Parkinson, stopped the clock at the new PB time of 27.35. Flint Bale took the time honours over the 410 metres by registering the new PB of 23.50 to score in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The son of Where’s Pedro and Gold Rush Bale came from box two as the punters elect at $2.70 to lead throughout and score by six and a half lengths over Mandy Shiraz ($6.80), with Arolok Lady ($3.50) three and a half lengths back in third spot. A winner of 18 of his 88 starts, Flint Bale was the first leg of a winning double for owner, Paul Wheeler and the first of four winners for trainer, Graeme Bate. Numero Uno Bale completed Paul’s double and was Graeme’s fourth leg when he posted 27.35 to land the 480 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Coming from box eight as favourite at $1.50, the son of Where’s Pedro and Dyna Celeste beat his kennelmate Allen Bullman ($7.70) by three and three quarter lengths, with Why Not Nick ($36.90) three lengths back in third spot. The Keith Dawson owned My Mate Max was Graeme’s second leg and he dead heated for first in a 480 metres Grade 5. Rated at $4.00 out of box four, the son of Where’s Pedro and Cash Up shared the prize with Wilham’s Son ($4.90) in 27.54. Graeme also scored with the Brendan Wheeler owned Dyna Deary, who ran 27.72 to score in a 480 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Westmead Hawk and Summer Bale wore the green vest at $4.00 to an all the way three lengths win over Grant Bale ($7.80).
Jolly bonus Warragul August 30 GOTTA BE JOLLY collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 460 metres Maiden Final on Tuesday night. Coming from box seven as favourite at $1.50, the Karen Leek owned and trained chaser scored easily by seven and a half lengths over Batten Rouge ($12.00), with
Hannah’s A Cru ($13.30) a half length further adrift. Gotta Be Jolly, a son of Black Enforcer and Miss Amberbee, stopped the clock at 26.24. Parfait Armour led throughout to take out the Final of the 400 metres Restricted Win Stake. The daughter of Diffuser and Lady Lafourche wore the yellow vest at $25.70 to a three and a half lengths win over Rattling Rubie ($9.90), with half a length to third placed Crafty Ian ($2.90). Parfait Armour, who clocked the new PB time of 22.90, is trained by Maria Barber for the J And J Syndicate. Jamie Ennis took the training honours with a treble, and the Todd O’Neill owned Maddison’s Girl was his first leg, posting a new PB of 26.04 to score in heat one of the Restricted Win Stake over 460 metres. Drawn in box seven as favourite at $2.30, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and So Busy beat Barney’s Buddy ($22.60) by two and a half lengths, with Total Rebellion ($10.70) a length and three quarters back in third spot. Cape Hawke for owner, Terry Wales, was leg two for Jamie and he registered 26.13 to score in heat two of the Restricted Win Stake over 460 metres. Sent to box three as favourite at $2.70, the son of Where’s Pedro and Viva Odessa saluted by a half head over Ocean Deep ($3.30), with Montebello Oscar ($5.30) six and a quarter lengths further astern. Excel To Fly completed the treble for Jamie by recording the equal PB and BON time of 25.97 to score in the 460 metres Mixed 3rd/4th Grade. The son of Elite State and Mystical Unicorn came from box seven at $3.10 to defeat Heza Blazin’ ($13.80) by three lengths, with Spot On Rob ($11.90) a length and a half away in the minor end of the prize. Excel To Fly, who’s won nine of his 17 outings, is owned by the Bigger Then Life Syndicate. Mid Levels took time honours over the 400 metres by registering 22.73 to score in the Mixed 3rd/4th Grade. After lining up in box one as favourite at $1.30, the Peter Giles trained sprinter saluted by three quarters of a length over Rellim Riley ($9.30), with Free Dream ($15.80) a length and a quarter back in third spot. A winner of 25 of his 78 starts, Mid Levels is a son of Pure Octane and Black Chantilly, owned by Arthur Cooper.
Not too easy for peasy Ballarat August 31
EASY PEASY did best at the end to take out the 550 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade on Wednesday night. Coming from box eight as favourite at $2.10, the Steve McKenna trained chaser got there by half a length over Zippy Galore ($20.00), with Proven Chevy ($2.60) a length and a quarter back in third spot. Easy Peasy, who recorded the BON time of 31.28 to make it 11 wins in 25 outings, is a son of Pure Octane and Petal, owned by Anthony Forte.
Instant Bale ran 22.30 to take out the 390 metres Maiden Final. Sent to box five at $9.10, the son of Bartrim Bale and Dyna Beauty beat his kennelmate Shauny Bale ($4.40) by three and a half lengths, with a neck to third placed Dancing Eskimo ($18.10). Instant Bale is trained by Graeme Bate and was the first leg of a winning double for owner, Paul Wheeler. The Steve Collins trained Carmelo Bale gave Paul his double by registering 25.53 when successful 450 metres Grade 5. Wearing the red vest at $3.60, the son of Give Me Five and Jasmine Bale led throughout to beat Cheese Soufflé ($7.40) by a half head, with Amado ($2.50 fav) the next to arrive, two lengths further in arrears. Time honours over the 390 metres were awarded to Aston Tyler after he recorded 22.12 to land a Grade 5. The son of Where’s Pedro and Elite Oriental came from box two at $5.20 to lead all the way and score by three lengths over Dyna Dadam ($4.90), with He Ain’t Casper ($6.10) picking up third money, six and a half lengths astern. A winner of five of his nine outings, Aston Tyler, owned by Chris Carroll, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Garry Selkrig. Stagger completed Garry’s double by running the new PB and BON time of 25.15 to score in the 450 metres Free For All. After lining up in box five at $5.40, the son of Primo Uno and Instructed First defeated his kennelmate Allowance ($16.50) by three and three quarter lengths, with Rich Shiraz ($14.20) three quarters of a length further afield. Stagger has now been around 24 times with this being his 11th win.
Shepparton August 31 VELVET SKY scored an all the way win in a 450 metres Grade 5 on Wednesday in the new PB and BOD time of 25.69. Coming from box one at $7.70, the Peter Stanwix trained chaser saluted by three quarters of a length over Stolen Goods ($2.20 fav), with Northern Gunna ($4.60) a length and a quarter further adrift. Velvet Sky, who’s won nine of her 60 starts, is a daughter of Meticulous and Lika Witch, owned by Yvonne Andrews. Cee Rioli took time honours over the 390 metres by leading all the way to land a Grade 5 in the new PB time of 22.32. Sent to box two as favourite at $2.50, the son of Path To Power and Proven Unique defeated Super Creative ($8.50) by four and three quarter lengths, with a neck to third placed What An Impact ($4.60). Cee Rioli, trained by Neville Tait for Daniel Wallace, has scored in seven of his 33 outings. Kyle Roulette provided owner trainer, Peter Bartlett with the first leg of a winning treble by clocking 25.78 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5, with two of those being littermates. The son of Surgeon and Jill’s Revenge
came from box seven as favourite at $1.60 to beat Crying Texan ($22.50) by three lengths, with Chase A Fame ($14.50) a half length back in third spot. Jack’s Revenge made it the litter double with a gallop of 22.50 to score in a 390 metres Grade 5. Rated on top at $2.40 from box one, the brindle sprinter saluted by a half head over Hot An Creative ($5.70), with Gold Pledge ($3.40) the next to arrive, three lengths in arrears. The Raymond Hitchcock owned Lynie Mac completed the treble by running 22.62 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5. Wearing the black vest at $5.50, the daughter of Elite State and Spence’s Girl accounted for Copeland Gaze ($4.00 fav) and Napa Valley ($6.90). with four and a half lengths by a length and a half being the margins.
It’s a gift
Geelong September 1 RAINBOW’S GIFT ran the new PB and equal BON time of 25.98 when an all the way winner of the 460 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade on Thursday night. Coming from box seven at $8.30, the Noel Carthew owned and trained chaser scored by two and a quarter lengths over Blitzem Bale ($4.60), with a half length to third placed Ocean’s Own ($32.90). Rainbow’s Gift, a son of Elite State and Lady Alouette, has won eight of his 20 starts. Arvo’s Hannah clocked 22.93 to take out heat one of the 400 metres Grade 5. Rated at $4.10 out of box one, the daughter of Path To Power and Arvo’s Carisma saluted by a head over Lady Latino ($22.40), with Pluto Power ($5.50) a length and a half back in third spot. Arvo’s Hannah, owned by the Arvo’s Syndicate, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Mark Delbridge. The John Falvey owned Super Aden completed the double for Mark with a gallop of 22.83 to take out heat four of the 400 metres Grade 5. The son of Bond and Camilla Rose came from box seven at $5.10 to beat Shunted ($17.20) by a length and a quarter, with a half length to third placed Smokin’ Gonzales ($2.20 fav). Zaber took time honours over the 400 metres by running 22.58 when an all the way winner of heat two of the Grade 5. After lining up in box two as favourite at $1.50, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Molly Corleone defeated Annmala Magic ($19.70) by four and a quarter lengths, with Octagon ($5.40) a half lengths further adrift. A winner of 17 of his 46 starts, Zaber, owned by the McLovin Syndicate, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Mark Delbridge. The Colin Brennan owned Entice Me Juliet completed the double for James by recording the equal BON time of 25.98 after leading throughout to score in a 460 metres Grade 5. Sent out at $6.80 in the white vest, the daughter of El Galo and Enticed Lass saluted by a length and a half over Where’s Mahogany ($5.20), with Jason Bale ($5.80) picking up third money, a length back. Entice Me Juliet has now started 12 times with this being her fourth win.
Reserve is best
Warragul September 1
The Lismore Heights Public School held its annual fundraiser at Lismore’s August 30 meeting and despite the inclement weather, it still received a warm welcome from the punters. Seen here receiving some TLC from some of the students is Queensland sprinter, Quick Wink - pic courtesy Lisa Vanderstok and handler, Mrs Green.
Page 60 – National Greyhound Form, Thursday, September 8th, 2011
HELLO PAPA, who was listed as a reserve for a 400 metres Grade 5 on Thursday, gained a start and scored in the BOD time of 22.90. After lining up in box two at $16.90, the Tony Cortese owned and trained sprinter scored by two and three quarter lengths over Topsy Louise ($4.20), with Northern Nick ($5.20) two and a half lengths further afield. Hello Papa, a son of Shanlyn Prince and Mia Emma, has now won two of his 30 tries. Burn Notice started the day off on a good note for punters by taking out the first race, a 400 metres Maiden. Sent to box one as favourite at $2.80, the brindle sprinter led throughout to score an easy five and three quarter lengths win over Tsunami Joe ($4.10), with Lar Dee Dar ($54.60) six and a half lengths further astern. Burn Notice is a son of Meticulous and
Conspiracy Lass, owned and trained by Diane Young, stopped the clock at 23.08. Bozzco took time honours over the 460 metres by posting the new PB of 26.07 to take out a Grade 5. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Tureena Lee came from box three at $4.90 to lead throughout and score by a length and three quarters over Days Of Steam ($3.10), with Kongo ($7.10) two and three quarter lengths further afield. Bozzco is trained by Lionel Kraemer for Ray Hawkes, and at his 43rd start, this was his seventh win. Ring King ticked-up his second win by taking out a 400 metres Grade 5. Coming from box two at $10.70, the Peter Simone trained sprinter led all the way to defeat Poppy’s Raffle ($9.10) by four and a half lengths, with a length to third placed Hush ($2.10 fav). Ring King, who returned 22.97, is a son of Return The King and Spacies Girl, owned by Andrea Gurry.
New track record
Geelong September 2 IN HIDING broke the 520 metres track record by running the new PB of 29.96 to take out heat one of the Memorial Special Event on Friday night. Sent to box eight at $8.10, the son of Where’s Pedro and So Faithful scored an all the way three and a quarter lengths win over Martili Bale ($14.10), with Limburg Gold ($19.20) four and a half lengths further astern. A winner of nine of his 29 runs, In Hiding is owned by Dennis Trewin and was the second leg of a winning double for trainer, Tina Womann. The Paul Felgate owned Four More was Tina’s first leg and she posted 30.70 to take out the 520 metres Maiden Final. Coming from the outside trap at $19.30, the daughter of Trewly Special and Optimum Angel led throughout to beat Ellen Bale ($4.70) by a length and a quarter, with Lektra Strike ($5.50) the next one in, three and three quarter lengths away. Breathe Fear took the time honours over the 460 metres by running 25.67 to score an all the way win in a Grade 5. The Gary Shingles owned and trained chaser came from box two as favourite at $3.30 to beat Lucky Cara ($11.00) by four and three quarter lengths, with Chaz Bale ($3.60) three and a half lengths further astern. Breathe Fear, a son of Where’s Pedro and Ann Shirly, has now won nine of his 31 attempts. John Maple rugged-up two runners in the 400 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade and led in the quinella on the event. Victory went to Crash Cart Kev, who came from box eight as favourite at $2.80 to defeat Super Payment ($3.60) by two lengths, with Huey Houdine ($11.00) collecting third money, three lengths in arrears. Crash Cart Kev, who recorded the new PB and BON time of 22.57 to make it 13 wins in 34 outings, is a son of Return The King and Spacies Girl, owned by the Theatre One Syndicate. Owner Paul Wheeler took the night’s honours with a treble, and Numero Uno Bale was his first leg when he ran 29.99 to take out heat two of the 520 metres Memorial Special Event. Wearing the pink vest at $3.40, the son of Where’s Pedro and Dyna Celeste beat Cosmic Cooper ($7.10) by a neck. Numero Uno Bale was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Graeme Bate and he combined with Paul to get his double when Flip Bale posted the new PB of 25.99 to score in a 460 metres Grade 5. The son of Where’s Pedro and Horizon Bale came from box six at $5.20 to salute by a length and a quarter over Dominco Bale ($2.80 fav). The Steve Collins trained Aralu Bale was middle pin for Paul and she returned 22.77 to take out a 400 metres Grade 5. Rated at $4.00 out of box three, the daughter of Give Me Five and Jasmine Bale led all the way to defeat Miss Stackhouse ($3.50) by three and a quarter lengths.
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IN BLUSTERY but warm conditions, Sunday’s Werribee meeting held at Melton got off to a good start and began on time. Nine events from our 69 nominations were scheduled. Whilst our noms were a wee bit lower than what we have had in recent times, we are calling on a different area for greyhounds. Many thanks to those who entered their dogs after the extension of nominations, but put bluntly, in extending our noms it gave us a meeting. The feature event on the program was the Werribee Cup, and a good selection of greyhounds was on hand. The final came down to a showdown between Alisdair Armstrong’s Silverwater Jack and Barry Wells’ Bluette Lassi. This was one of the finest courses for the day, and Bluette Lassi came from behind to snatch a three quarters of a length victory. Although a reduced field of 6 and for the bitches, the J. N. Smith Memorial also saw a great coursing display. This event is named in honour of one of the NCAV executive members, (Tony Smith) father, and Ian Vigor’s Venus Grange defeated Graham Long’s Snowing.
Slipper, Gary Brett sends Alisdair Armstrong’s Silverwater Jack and the Barry Wells trained Bluette Lassi on their way in the Werribee Cup.
IT’S A WELL WORN saying, from the Penthouse to the outhouse, and vice versa. But that has nothing to do with Penthouse, the greyhound that became a Group 2 winner in The Black Top at The Gardens last Saturday night, beating an outstanding field. The evolution of Penthouse’s pedigree is simply amazing. Firstly, let me say I am a real fan of Run’s House (Awesome Assassin - Amy’s Sonnet). His city winners to pups born stats are first rate and he is punching above his weight for quality gallopers, considering the opportunities he had when he first went to stud. Okay, Jason Thompson, who stands him at stud, gave him a couple of pretty quality bitches, including Penthouse’s dam, By Request, the Sale Oaks and Geelong Rosebowl winner who was third in the Group 1 Laurels. But Run’s House is a stud dog that got under the radar. I consider him the perfect alternative to champion sire, Collision because the pair is bred almost identically. Both are sons of Awesome Assassin. Both have Malawi’s Prince via their damline. Both have daughters of Brother Fox in their tail female line. I love nothing better than tracing all the elements of a quality greyhound’s pedigree (tragic, aren’t I?). Penthouse, and his close relations El Galo and High Earner, have as their sixth dam a bitch called Smooth Service (The Smoother Lucy Borgia). Anyone remotely interested in greyhound pedigrees should study hers closely. It is a saturation of dominant female lines.
Whilst it wasn’t snowing, it was blowing a gale, causing an ‘assist’ for runners. Event three saw an All Aged event for the dogs and this race was a testament to the number of greyhounds that have won coursing events in this season, or earlier. The final was between Bianca Whitford’s Little Master and Peter Grills’ Our Pal Sal, with Little Master getting to the line first. The rest of the meeting consisted of puppy and maiden events, and once again Queen Selene showed a clean set of paws to her opponent, Dazee Agogo in the final. Queen Selene is trained by Dave Dawson from the tiny hamlet of Crossover in East Gippsland. Dazee Agogo is trained by the Colpoys team from Bass, which is on the way to Phillip Island, for those who are wondering. Alisdair Armstrong’s Diddy Daire and Dave Dawson’s Hanadarko gave us an unusual final, as both are white and black dogs. Wearing the red collar, Diddy Daire defeated Dave Dawson’s Hanadarko. Graham Long had a great day out, snaring two winners, the first being in the second Dog Puppy Stake of the day. High Thyme defeated Bianca Whitford’s Arctic Master, and in the Bitch Maiden one of another of Long’s charges, Time Share defeated Greysynd Zero. The Dog Maiden 1 was taken out by Barry Marshall’s Hot Drink, after it was determined that Mark Roberts’ Mara’s Boy was scratched owing to injury in the second round. Dog Maiden 2 was won by Lionel Kraemer’s Arcadia Enforcer, with his defeat of Peter Grills’ Barker’s Rumor. Thus another great day and successful meeting drew to a close. So, where to next? Lang Lang for the Waterloo Cup on September 17 & 18! And what events are scheduled, or more to the point, what are we hoping for?
I have said before, in pedigree research one will often come across a brood bitch with a saturated pedigree (just like Smooth Service), who appears to be a foundation bitch of sorts. Smooth Service’s damline traces directly to Venetian Babe, Venetian Rose, Golden Dimples, Jolly Colleen, etc. It is the damline of Temlee. The first thing that strikes you about Smooth Service’s pedigree is that she is incestuously in-bred 2x2 to the litter brothers Bandar Prince and The Stripper (Shan’s View Byam Rose). Byam Rose, anyone remotely interested in greyhound pedigrees will know, is a famous brood bitch. Rowan Vale, second dam of legend New Tears, is line bred to The Stripper and Bandar Prince as well. But what is even more significant about the pedigree of Smooth Service is that she also contains a 3x4 cross of Top Linen and his sister, Brenda’s Daughter (Fine Linen - Brenda Gay), who are positioned to be able to impact upon Smooth Service… much more than Bandar Prince and The Stripper even though they appear 2x2. Legendary Temlee is also line bred 3x4 to Top Linen and Brenda’s Daughter in exactly the same position as Smooth Service. Smooth Service obviously didn’t inherit the racetrack ability those genes gave Temlee, but they were there nevertheless. Without even thinking hard about it, surely a cross of Smooth Service and Temlee would be a natural… somewhere in future pedigrees. Remember, like Smooth Service, Temlee traces directly to Venetian Babe, Venetian Rose, etc. etc. etc. The fifth dam of Penthouse is Lucky Senoj
(Waverly Supreme - Smooth Service). Whilst Waverly Supreme and Temlee’s grandsire, Tivoli Dreamer are from the same family, this was not quite the mating that reinforced the Temlee/Smooth Service mix. It was too early, and too close for such a saturation of like genes to be mixed. Mother Nature will always have a say about the results of intense in-breeding. Lucky Senoj was mated to champion, Brother Fox to produce Senojian Fox. The mating again brought in one cross of Temlee (third sire of Brother Fox) but it was hardly positioned to have any great effect on the resultant offspring (Senojian Fox). So, Senojian Fox twice went to the import, Curryhill Brute and amongst her offspring was a bitch called Playground. Again there was no reinforcement of Temlee. The multiples of hybrid vigor allowed Playground to become a better than handy brood bitch. She was ripe for line breeding and in-breeding. Playground, to Malawi’s Prince, who carries one cross of Temlee (in a great position in the pedigree of Malawi’s Prince) via his son, Tempix, produced WA Oaks winner, Roxy Reason and the very smart city performer, Roshanna Reason. Both could run. Temlee, however, was laying in wait for this damline. It was nearly time for a saturation to arrive. Roxy Reason would go to Surf Lorian (who has no fewer than 10 crosses of Temlee in his pedigree) to produce champion bitch, Miss Hot Gossip. To Where’s Pedro (who has no fewer than nine crosses of Temlee) she produced El Galo.
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Waterloo Cup – for 64 All Aged greyhounds (in other words no age or gender restrictions) Waterloo Plate – for greyhounds run out in round one of the Waterloo Cup (to be drawn on the day after the first round of the Waterloo Cup) Waterloo Purse – for greyhounds run out in round two of the Waterloo Cup (to be drawn on the day after the second round of the Waterloo Cup) DRAW for the Silver Eagle Challenge – preference given to greyhounds run out in round three of the Waterloo Cup (to be drawn on the day after the third round of the Waterloo Cup) PAWNOTE: Greyhounds run out of Waterloo Plate and Purse can also enter for this event.
Sunday’s meeting Continuation of Waterloo Cup Continuation of Waterloo Plate Continuation of Waterloo Purse Commencement of Challenge Commencement of Veterans (for greyhounds that have coursed and must be older than 4 years) Commencement of Maiden event for young persons aged 14 to 16. Yes, they’ll take the greyhounds to slips. If you do not have an Attendants Licence or a Catchers Licence then obtain your parents’ permission and hopefully if mum or dad do not have a greyhound to enter, you can handle someone else’s. If assistance is needed, the trainer will always accompany one of our young person’s to slips as a precaution. How else can kids get experience? Commencement of Lady Trainers Maiden. Come on girls, there must be a few of us around who can handle and train a greyhound. So many men train them, it can’t be that hard. The rest of the programme will be sponsored events determined by our nominations. We are planning a huge weekend and hope that any trainer, who may not have any greyhounds entered, will
Barry Well’s and the Romsey crew with Bluette Lassi, winner of the Werribee Cup at Melton. The blue daughter of Collision and Miss Osti Lee has won five times on the circle, but maybe her future is on the grassy straight tracks.
A delighted Ian Vigor and the team from Anakie surround Venus Grange, winner of the J. N. Smith Memorial at the Werribee Coursing meeting on Sunday. come down to Lang Lang for a sneak peak. Head down the South Gippsland Highway to Lang Lang, take the left turn at the Shell Roadhouse and follow the signs. Remember, our dog float promotion?
All greyhounds that course at one of our registered coursing meetings this season are in the draw and it is to be drawn Waterloo Cup day. For more information go to our website www.ncavictoria.org Heather Villinger NCAV Secretary
To Wild Season (seven crosses of Temlee) she produced Gold Coast feature winner, Double Guess, who in turn to Collision (seven crosses of Temlee) produced High Earner. Roshanna Reason, a litter sister to Roxy Reason, was mated to Lindale Blue (11 crosses of Temlee) to produce By Request. By Request, when mated to Surf Lorian (10 crosses of Temlee) produced champion staying bitch, Next Top Model, the Sandown Cup winner and track record breaker. To Run’s House (15 crosses of Temlee), By Request has produced Penthouse. Penthouse’s pedigree also shows a 4x3 duplication and sex balance to Malawi’s Prince (High Earner has a duplication of Malawi’s Prince), a 5x4 duplication and sex balance to Curryhill Brute, and many, many other combinations.
This damline has really emerged in the past few generations to become one of the best in the land. Is it coincidence that only in the past couple of generations has it met up with stud dogs that contained a saturation of Temlee blood all to link with Smooth Service? Does the Temlee/Smooth Service link have more to do with Penthouse being able to run than the duplication of Malawi’s Prince, or Curryhill Brute or any other ancestor within this pedigree? Who can say for certain? What I, for one, would have loved to see was a duplication of Smooth Service within a pedigree somewhere along the line. Maybe that’s not too late to happen. - courtesy www.pedigreesbydesign.com
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