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Noble Pedro bounced back to his brilliant best last weekend and booked himself a place in the Paws Of Thunder. He has an impressive record at Wentworth Park and if he repeats his personal best run of 29.56 when taking out a heat of the Peter Mosman Classic in June, he will win Saturday night’s final with a “paw in the air”. FULL FORM WENTWORTH PARK SATURDAY - Page 32


Sandown Park Thur 29th September

Big6 : Races 4,5,6,7,8,9 $7,731.33 Wentworth Park Fri 30th September

Big6 : Races 4,5,6,7,8,9 $828.90 Wentworth Park Sat 1st October

First 4 : POT Final $25,808.15


Lismore Workers Club Cup Tuesday October 19 Four Heats: Lismore Workers Club Cup

Trials Tuesday nights

After the last race 4 dog fields only 420,520 or 635

Wednesday Nights

Field & solo commences 6.00 p.m. Sharp

Thursday Arm Trials

August 26, September 9 & 23 October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18 Bookings essential (Contact the club for further info.)

Friday Mornings

Commencing - 8.00 a.m. (Please Book)

Tuesday October 26

Lismore Workers Club Cup Final

520m (Group 2) Non Grade best 32 greyhounds nominated (plus reserves) Entry Conditions: All winners of Group Races nominated will be drawn. Heats will be seeded with fields determined by top down grading NSW TAB Grading Policy. Up to Four heats: John Stollery Novice 520m Open to Greyhounds with one (1) to three (3) wins at the close of noms

Heats: Ron Winkler Smash Repairs Novice 635m. Open to greyhounds with a 0-4 wins at the close of nominations. Maidens are eligible to nominate.

Noms close at 9.00 a.m. on Thursdays prior to the meeting with GHRRA.

Fax: (02) 8580 5301 Phone: 1300 664 565 Scratchings must be advised with the GRNSW prior to 9.00 a.m. Tuesdays. Ph: 1300 797 538

520m (Group 2)

1st : $30,000 plus cup & rug 2nd $6,000, 3rd $3,000, unplaced $100 each ALSO FEATURING :

Harvey's Towing Stayers Trophy 720m Best eight nominations in any grade Winner $8,000 plus trophy Ron Winkler Smash Repairs Novice Final 635m Winner $3,000 Final : John Stollery Novice 520m Winner $3,000 Northern Rivers Stud Invitation 420m Best eight 4th Grade or better Winner $2,000 Tony Turcato Painting Stake 520m Best eight 4th Grade or betterWinner $2,000 Plus maiden and graded races as required.

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(02) 6621 4106

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THE OLD EXPRESSION of ‘lightning never strikes twice in the same place’ may still hold true. However, it certainly doesn’t apply to Thunder, and at Wentworth Park last Saturday night there were two “Allens” and two “Fancys” and two “Gatts” who worked their way into this Saturday night’s Paws Of Thunder final. The four semi-finals produced a domination of NSW greyhounds, and that in itself is a turn of the tide, with only two Victorians making it through to the Group 1 event. THE RAIN had arrived at headquarters by the time the opening semi got underway and the track record was spared from attack, as Allen Harper led all the way to score a scintillating win but only clocked 30.00s for the 520 metres trip on the damp surface. The son of Over Flo has a 29.58 gallop under his belt at the Glebe track and on a fine night would have pushed this time for sure.

NSW Ron Arnold When the lids rose only two heads stood out, as Allen Harper and Fancy Will began brilliantly, but sporting the check vest, Allen Harper was able to hold out blue vested Fancy Will at the first corner. Allen Harper shifted off the fence going to the back, allowing Fancy Will to get through. Then the strength of Allen Harper stepped in and again he had cleared Fancy Will by the top turn. From thereon Allen Harper kept increasing his lead and when the judge called a halt the gap was five and a quarter lengths over Fancy Will, with Slick Lee again running on

to snare third place, a further three and a half lengths away. For the Wheeler/Bate combo, Allen Harper (x Kazar Bale) has now had 16 starts yielding 12 wins and three placings. Fancy Will (Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy), trained by Anthony Azzopardi, from 31 career starts has produced eight wins and 16 placings, whilst Keith Pedrana’s Slick Lee (Brett Lee x Goodoo Mate) has had 92 career starts with 21 wins and 44 placings. IN THE NEXT ROUND, when the lids lifted it was again going to be a good comparison on just how rainaffected the track had become, as Fancy Dean began the best of his career and is another with a 29.68 under his belt. The son of Where’s Pedro gave nothing else a chance and led all the way to record 29.99, so it made the track around the five lengths slow. Boxrise saw Fancy Dean go straight to the front from box three,

Fancy Dean began like a bullet and was never challenged in his three lengths Paws Of Thunder semi-final victory, clocking 29.99 to rack-up a hat-trick for Bringelly trainer, Wally Lutiger


with Kilty Lad trying to stay in touch at the first corner. Once Fancy Dean rolled clear into the back he was always going to be hard to beat, while trouble occurred behind, putting Oaks Road into a clear passage to give chase. Fancy Dean turned for home with his 11th Glebe track victory well in his sights, and at the judge held a three lengths break on Oaks Road, while Kilty Lad wound up third, a further five lengths adrift. Fancy Dean (x Sweet Fancy), trained by Wally Lutiger, overall has raced 32 times for 17 wins and 12 placings. Mark Gatt prepares Oaks Road (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Pace), who has faced the starter on 25 occasions for eight wins and 14 placings, whilst Victorian chaser, Kilty Lad (Superman x Sisco Train), trained by Kellie Bravo, to date has had 45 career starts for 23 wins and 11 placings.

Powerful Pedro AFTER A COUPLE of middle distance runs, Noble Pedro returned to his sprinting best in the third semifinal with an all way 30.00 victory. Once the white and brindle chaser stepped perfectly from the two gate it was a matter of how far, as this son of Where’s Pedro went on to chalkup win number six at the Wentworth Park. Noble Pedro was clear at the halfway mark, as Dusty Arizona worked into second spot to give chase but up front, the very strong sprinter was never under threat. Noble Pedro careered away over the concluding stages, defeating Dusty Arizona by six and three quarter lengths, while Rewind finished third, a further three and a half lengths away. Noble Pedro (x Miss Beeslee),

prepared by Mary Wright, from 32 career starts has had 15 wins and eight placings. Prepared by Elizabeth Bont, Dusty Arizona (Slater x Indiana Lee) has had 28 starts for 10 wins and 13 placings, whilst the Darren McDonald prepared Rewind (Collide x Ricky’s Angel) from 34 career starts to date has had 23 wins and seven placings. IN THE FINAL stanza there was a real upset result, as a couple of the final fancies, Prince Diablo and Cold Fusion were eliminated after a hefty collision soon after boxrise and then never raised their supporter’s hopes. Whilst the early bumping duel in progress, the outside drawn trio, headed by Sienna’s Delight, took the lead heading out of the straight. Working over from box eight Allen Hertz sat on the leader’s heels and quickly drew alongside to challenge upon entering the back straight. By the top bend Allen Hertz had worked clear of Dana Bel battling away and running on from midfield was Things Missing. Turning for home Allen Hertz was nicely clear and maintained his advantage to the post, recording a two and three quarter lengths win over the fast finishing Things Missing in a steady 30.40, while third placed Dana Bel was a half head away. Allen Hertz (Collision x Clementine Bale), whose formchart shows a dozen wins and 18 placings from 38 starts, gave the Wheeler/Bate team another finalist. Things Missing (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Pace), trained by Mark Gatt, has had 28 starts for 10 wins and nine placings, whilst Rod McDonald’s Dana Bel (Collide x Dana Betty) has had 70 career starts with 14 wins and 22 placings.

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THE MEADOWS was making a mini-comeback following some cosmetic changes, but the track was anything but conducive to fast times last Saturday night. At the 525 metres and 600 metres starts there were new Steriline boxes, with the surrounding area being now fully covered, whilst the work to reposition the parade yard closer to the grandstand was progressing slower than planned. The feature event was the 725 metres Topcat Video Cup, in which Lady Arko and Granduer headed the market on a track that was that was rated at least four lengths below its quickest by keen form students. Boxrise saw the rank outsider, Stetson Lily begin smartly out wide before Bling It On hunted through to wrest the lead entering the straight the first time and then took the section in 16.04, with Kinga Will third. Bling It On loves to lead, and box two certainly helped his cause, as down the back Carol and Jack Westerlo’s stayer had built an eight lengths buffer on his rivals and even that far out it was hard to envisage the two popular fancies catching up. Eventually Granduer saw a gap and burst through then set about reel-

ing-in thew tearaway Bling It On, while Kinga Will regained third place on the final bend. Despite Granduer inching-back a bit of ground over the latter stages, Bling It On still scored by seven and three quarter lengths in 42.64, with Kinga Will a further three lengths away third. Lady Arko, the $2.70 favourite, was shuffled back early-on, then copped a check at the first turn and again on the home turn, but even so, she was a spent force long before that. Bling It On, a son of Where’s Pedro and Miss Bling, has raced over the half-mile trip at the northern suburbs venue four times with this being his second success, whilst careerwise the Clyde based chaser has won 13 times with seven placings from 39 attempts. Pawnote: Had Granduer scored, it would have been fascinating to watch Charlie Bates, Managing Director of Topcat Video Productions, present the trophy and cheque to himself.

‘Team Dailly’ scoops pool ANAKIE’S Dailly twins have had many enjoyable nights at the track. But to prepare five winners at a

Fresh from equalling the Sandown Park first sectional record, Amado continued her fine form with another all the way win at The Meadows on the weekend. Raced by Colin Brennan and trained by Jamie Karamatic at Lara, the young daughter of El Galo and Enticed Lass is proving to be a good advertisement for her former champion sire.

Front running tactics allowed Bling It On to open a big break early and the John Westerlo trained half-miler was never threatened, scoring a runaway near eight lengths win in the $15,000 to the winner Topcat Video Stayers Cup at The Meadows on Saturday evening. Runner-up, Grandeur, raced by sponsor, and MGRA Director, Charles Bates of Topcat Video fame, presented the trophy to handler, Nicki McRae. Page 4 - National Greyhound Form, Thursday, September 29th, 2011

major metropolitan meeting is something else. For Tom and George Dailly, the night started quietly enough when Dyna Gala finished fourth behind Steve McKenna’s Easy Peasy and then Bitten took a tumble in the race won by Andy Stewart’s Tania Two Shoes. Both were Grade 5 heats over 525 metres, with Easy Peasy clocking 30.65 and Tania Two Shoes running 30.71… each being a long way outside their PB’s. THEN the action hotted-up for Team Dailly as they watched Dyna Max take over from Blue Water High (5.13) at the first turn, but had Walter Bale and Lektra Johnson hot on his heels when the timer was paused at 18.04. However, when Dyna Max left the fence at the final corner it presented a clear passage for Walter Bale. But Dyna Max thwarted the onset and did just enough to beat Walter Bale by a half length in a Grade 5 heat, while Blue Water High came again to claim the skinny end of the prize. Dyna Max, with a 30.34 PB, returned a 30.71 winning gallop to notch his 12th victory from 41 starts, whilst it was his fourth success from 13 attempts at the track and distance. AFTER an early dice with Tyer’s Special for the premier position, Gaelic Bale checked his adversary heading into the first bend then broke clear and reached the next checkpoint in 17.93 more than three lengths ahead of Tyer’s Special and Bullicourt Dylan. It was oh so easy for the son of Droopys Scholes and Lee Ellen Bale, who scored his sixth win at The Meadows by three and a half lengths to Bullicourt Dylan in 30.37, while third placed Tyer’s Special was a length and three quarters further astern. ANOTHER Grade 5 heat and another Team Dailly winner… this time via the efforts of Dyna Brownlow. Beginning brilliantly from the seven alley, Dyna Brownlow recorded 5.11 and led Rawiller out of the straight, with Typhoon Toby a close third. Sprinting away down the back, the Brendan Wheeler owned son of Over Flo and Benden Flex was doing it easy, registering 17.95 for the next phase. Three lengths ahead of Rawiller and Typhoon Toby rounding the final turn, Dyna Brownlow was under siege nearing the line. Doing just enough to score his eighth career victory, he won by a half length to avid railer, King Mick in 30.44, with a neck to third placed Typhoon Toby, who is definitely worth following.

Twinkletoes: Tania Two Shoes came out running and notched her fourth win at The Meadows on the weekend. Trained at Melton by Andrew Stewart, the Premier Fantasy and Pearlee Surprise speedster has now won nine of her 23 career starts. VASTLY IMPROVED sprinter, Dyna Tron notched his 17th win by landing the Macro Meats Free For All. Seemingly with affinity for wide draws, he flew out of the seven trap but had Finbar McCool range alongside at the post the first time in 5.14 before the Dailly trained speedster broke way. Spearing away from Finbar McCool along the Camp Road side of the course, Dyna Tron had a five lengths break and was travelling like a winner. In a shuffle for the minor placings as they rounded the final bend, it was Cosmic Planet that came off the best, and although he tried hard, could not catch Dyna Tron. The red brindle son of Collision and Gold Rush Bale defeated the fast finishing Shintaro Samurai by over

four lengths in Best Of Night 30.27, with Cosmic Planet next past the post. ROUNDING OUT a big night for the Anakie trainers was the win by Ryker Bale, who snared his fifth Meadows win in another of the Grade 5 heats. Although he matched motors with Shiraz Colour in the early stages, the son of Big Daddy Cool and Fiona Bale cut his rivals off at the first turn then held a one length advantage over Lara’s Rock and Thirteen More along the back straight. In the run home it did seem as though Lara’s Rock would catch Ryker Bale, but the black and white chaser proved too good on the night, scoring by three quarters of a length in 30.41, with Laurie Valentine a distant third. - Allan Hawkswell

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YOWYEH notched the biggest win of his career so far when the Angela Langton trained speedster took out the Group 3 Coca-Cola Derby final at Angle Park last Thursday night. A strong 29.68 heat winner from box four, Yowyeh was the strong second pick at $3.50, narrowly behind race favourite, Black Hombre ($3.30). Wearing the blue vest again in the final, Yowyeh jumped straight to the front but was beaten for early pace, dropping back to second through the first turn, where Black Hombre was the lamplighter. Trailing by two lengths in the

SA Paul Rehmann back straight, Yowyeh was under constant pressure from Explosive Drop and reached the top turn three lengths adrift of Black Hombre. Still trailing by three lengths and looking to have a huge task when they rounded the final bend, Yowyeh sprouted wings and swamped the

In a huge fortnight of Group 3 racing action at Angle Park, Jeff Britton holds SA Oaks winner, Mepunga Nicky, whilst partner, Angela Langton was delighted with the performance of SA Derby champ, Yowyeh.

POINT TWO OVER bounced back to his winning best at Angle Park last Thursday night when he overcame the windy conditions to take out the 515 metres Adelaide Cup Prelude for trainer, Rob Harnas. Sporting the white vest and starting a warm $2.20 favourite, Point Two Over commenced only fairly then got caught in the crush through the first turn, settling down fourth behind early leader, Where’s Cisco. Regaining his balance passing the catching pen and making good ground along the back straight, Point Two Over reached the top turn still fourth, but only three lengths behind Where’s Cisco. Switching wide through the final bend and straightening for home in third place, two lengths behind Where’s Pancho, who had taken over from his litter brother, Point Two Over finished with giant strides. Grabbing the lead in the shadows of the post, the son of Collision and Camden Shiraz passed the post a head winner over Where’s Pancho in 30.31, with Where’s Cisco back in third place. The win racked-up a training double for Harnas after Stove Rocks won a Grade 5 earlier in the night in 30.16.

Honky Tonk tops

HONKY TONK GIRL made it two starts for two wins over the 600 metres trip by taking out the Glanville Hotel Grade 5 at Angle Park last Thursday night for trainer, Bruce Lellmann. Nicely drawn in box eight and starting the $1.90 popular elect, Honky Tonk Girl showed good early pace to settle down a close second behind Natural Flame with a lap to run. Racing deep on the track and about a length off the front passing the

catching pen, Honky Tonk Girl was working hard to catch Natural Flame in the back straight and reached the top turn still camped on the leader’s heels. After going stride for stride with natural Flame through the final bend, Honky Tonk Girl showed great determination and outstayed her rival over the closing stages. The daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Bar Crusher scored by a length and a half to Natural Flame in a new personal best 35.20, with Forty Twenty holding down third place.

Sister Cities Cup

ASTON THOMAS performed well in the Sister Cities Cup final, run in Addington, New Zealand last Thursday night, with the Troy Murray trained chaser finishing a creditable third behind Another Dollar. Aston Thomas was away sweetly to be just behind the pacesetti8ng Another Dollar, and looked destined to finish the runner-up spot but was pipped on the post by Brisbane runner, Metz Magic. The winner, Another Dollar, representing the Christchurch track for trainer, John McInerney, took line honours in a moderate 30.54.

Miata makes impression

MIATA might have had her unbeaten record broken when finishing runner up behind Mepunga Nicky in the recent Group 3 Oaks final at Angle Park, but she left the track with a new record. Miata broke the final sectional record, running home in an astonishing 12.33. Trainer, Paul Stuart was a little disappointed that Miata was unable to get comfortable with the Angle Park boxes, as she missed the start in a trial and then at each of her subsequent starts on the track. For that reason, Miata won’t be


tiring Black Hombre over the closing stages. The son of Premier Fantasy and Que Sara Sera crossed the line a length clear of Black Hombre in best of night 29.79, while Explosive Drop was a close third. Kalden Komoto, Fantasia, Allen Lawson, Shivine and Clay Pan completed the finishing order in the ‘black type’ event. Yowyeh’s winning time was extremely good, considering the strong wind that swept around Angle Park during the night, so his effort to defeat Black Hombre from behind was first class. It was the first Group race win for Yowyeh in his third Group race final, and it took his record to 15 wins and seven placings from 40 career starts. Black Hombre had every chance but ran a great race under the circumstances for Jeff’s father, Allan Britton. In the end the early effort to find the lead from box six after a moderate jump and then contending howling wind proved to be his downfall. Explosive Drop did well to get across to third early but he couldn’t find a way past Yowyeh down the back, He lost no admirers with his strong third for trainer, Jeff Britton. It was a great week for Victorian trainers, who took $59,950 in earnings from the SA Oaks and Derby finals, and with the Adelaide Cup series fast approaching, SA looks set to hemorrhage more prizemoney to their talented neighbours.

coming back for the upcoming Adelaide Cup series and will instead be concentrating on races closer to home.

Entity entertains

RUARC ENTITY maintained his good strike rate on the track for trainer, Ken Gill when he won the Glanville Hotel Social Club Grade 4 at Angle Park last Thursday night. A $4.60 chance from box four, Ruarc Entity began only fairly and showed good pace to cross into third place through the first turn, where early leader and race favourite, Strappers Boy was in charge. Railing through to second in the back straight, Ruarc Entity was working his way into the race and closed to be within three lengths of Strapper’s Boy at the top turn. Reeling-in the leader through the final bend and taking over from Strapper’s Boy on straightening for home, Ruarc Entity finished the race off well. Edging clear over the closing stages, the son of Elite State and Ellymay Entity won by a length to Strapper’s Boy in 30.23, with Gold Tiger finishing well in third place.

Adelaide Cup Preludes

MORE PRELUDES of the Adelaide Cup will be run at Angle Park this Thursday night to go along with last Thursday night’s single Prelude. The first three runners past the post in each Prelude will have the right of automatic entry into the heats of the Adelaide Cup to be run on October 6. The final, run on October 13, will be the 40th running of the series, whilst it will also be the second Group 1 Adelaide Cup run this year after Kilty Lad took out the 39th running back in January.

GRSA CEO, Matt Corby, joined Yowyeh and handler, Paul Bourke plus Vania Dotto, Area Manager of Coca-Cola Amatil, following the white and black chaser’s 29.79 Derby victory at Angle Park last Thursday night.

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YOUTHFUL TRAINER, Jason Bloomfield was confident he could win the 331 metres Lightning at Albion Park last Thursday night. And Jason did win it via the efforts of Alota Time (Give Me Five - Alota’s Lady). But it was that dog’s litter brother, fastest heat winner, Another Roadie that Jason thought was best boxed to win. “I thought my brother, Daniel’s dog, Alota The Best would knock Alota Time down at the start,” said Jason. That was never going to happen after Alota Time began like a rocket to lead. He scored by a length and three quarters over In Fashion, with a length and a half to Alota The Best third. It was his 10th win in 25 starts. Another Roadie missed the start and never really got into the race. Jason admitted he had targeted the Lightning after giving up on a number of feature sprints, including the Casino Cup, the heats of which were run last Friday. He said the winner surprised him. “He normally needs a bit of room to move out of the boxes,” said Jason. But Alota Time began brilliantly and the race was never in doubt. “He’s been in great form, winning six of his past seven starts,” said Jason. The Bloomfields headed home to work out immediate plans for the dog.

QLD David Brasch “I was looking at the Healesville Cup, but I don’t think I will be able to get there,” said Jason. “But if there are any feature races coming up at Maitland, they would suit him perfectly.” Alota Time has improved out of sight since he was spelled some months ago. “He broke-in about five lengths slower than Another Roadie when they were pups, and it seemed to take him a while to come good,” said Samantha. “But he has always been a favourite around home.” It was the Bloomfields’ first feature race victory. Jason’s brother, Daniel recently landed the Ipswich Young Guns with Alota The Best, who was third in the Lightning final. “All I’ve wanted is this rug,” said Samantha, clutching at the presentation rug won by Alota Time. Whilst the celebrations started immediately after the victory, Jason was due to start work at 6.00am on Friday. Alota Time ran 18.93, which was just .03 outside the track record held by Royal Surfer.

Abby thunders home

Jason and Sam Bloomfield were very proud after Alota Time’s 331 metres “Lightning” win, clocking 18.93 for his 10th career victory.

IT’S NOT usual for the trainer of a “feature” race winner to complain at a presentation ceremony. But Albion Park’s premier trainer, Sandra Hunt had every right to complain after Abby Shiraz led virtually throughout to win the Thunder, the only 768 metres “feature” run at Albion Park. Since July 1 this year, Racing Queensland, who now controls

greyhound racing in the state, has allocated race prizemoney. Racing Queensland, in its “wisdom”, made the prizemoney for the Thunder a total of $5000, with the winner to get $3198. This is the same prizemoney for a lowly Fifth Grade on the same night. Sandra Hunt was fuming. She had every right to. The Thunder was run in 2010 with $5000 to the winner. “We all thought it would be worth $5000 to the winner, just as it was last year,” she said. Abby Shiraz (Bombastic Shiraz Irinka Olivia) scored by a length over the late charging Piping Hot, with eight and three quarter lengths to third placed Another Ability. The bitch is raced by the Plunkett family. She has inherited the mantle as the state’s number one stayer since the retirement of Dashing Corsair to stud. Hunt said she was in a quandary about future plans for Abby Shiraz. “There is a top grade 710 metres programmed for next week and she will go in that,” she said. “But realistically there is not much about for her in Queensland, so we might be forced to send her to Melbourne, as we had planned.” She admitted the bitch went into the Thunder after a slight setback to her training in the last week. “All it did was stop us working her as much as we would have liked,” said Sandra. Black Cat Moan led out clearly but Abby Shiraz took over after a lap and had a clear lead into the back straight. Piping Hot, her biggest danger, took off after the leader but could not peg her back in the home straight. Abby Shiraz has now won 14 of her 43 starts. The bitch ran a track record for the distance.

Cup double?

SINCE MOVING south from Townsville to the Northern Rivers of NSW, Frank and Edith Hancock have spent the past five years making an impression. Their Primo Uno and Hannalore litter is spectacular. Last Thursday night at Albion Park, El Toreador led throughout to win a 520 metres Mixed 3rd/4th Grade in 30.33. He was the dog that originally set the There were plenty of unique events at Hancocks on their quest for fame... way Albion Park last Thursday night, and back in 2009. in the 768 metres “Thunder”, the He won the Lismore feature Maiden Sandra Hunt prepared Abby Shiraz series and then landed a Young Guns at scored in 45.99. Albion Park. Since then the rest of the litter has caught up. Pretty Malaika, winner of the Tweed Galaxy, has now won 36 races. Chachi landed last year’s Group 2 Lismore Gold Cup. There have been a number of other smart gallopers from the litter that have more than paid their way. Dulcinea, a bitch that smashed a wrist when just starting her career, could have been the best of them. Now the Hancocks are hoping for a repeat Lismore Cup victory with El Toreador. His win at Albion Park last Thursday night was his 13th victory in 43 starts, and his sixth at headquarters. He just held off the fast finishing Mercy Rule to win by a nose, with a length and three quarters to Mr. Premier third. “We had to bring him to Albion Park because there was no race on for him at home in Lismore,” said Frank. “But he’ll El Toreador with Frank Hancock, who go back home to keep racing there in the landed a Mixed 3rd/4th Grade in 30.33 in Brisbane. lead-up to the Cup.” Frank and Edith won the Group 2 Lismore Cup last year with Chachi, a litter Albion Park since November last year. brother to El Torreador. He was injured soon after that and Chachi was recently retired after has only recently resumed racing around Lismore. breaking down. El Torreador had not started at His form has been outstanding.

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AT DAPTO last Thursday night it was birthday celebrations for the Lorraine Atchison owned and trained Salvatore, who turned four years this month and led all the way in the Nationwide Transport Stakes over 600 metres. The son of Collision has plenty of miles in his legs but ventured to the South Coast venue for the first time to compete in a strong middle distance event. The favourite with punters was the Minnie Finn prepared Winsome Shiraz, however, the popular pick soon became the bookies’ friend when he did plenty wrong in the early part of proceedings. From box four Salvatore began best and was up front when Winsome Shiraz caused some commotion by drifting up the track from the rails box as they hit the straight the first time. That left Salvatore holding a big

NSW Ron Arnold lead heading to the back, with only Aunty Edna offering any threat. Once Salvatore found a clear advantage he was always going to be hard to run down, and by the time they came to the home corner it was all over bar the shouting. Salvatore ran to the judge a clear four lengths winner over Aunty Edna in 35.05, with Garland Boof third, a further three lengths away. Salvatore (x Sutro Star) took earnings to over $62,000 with this victory, and from a career spanning 70 starts has now won 17 times with 24 placings.

Garlett, prepared by Lorraine Roy, made four consecutive wins by landing a 520 metres 5th Grade event at Dapto in a smart 30.16. - pics courtesy

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Aunty Edna (Big Daddy Cool x Miss Megastar), trained by Wayne Sugars, has had 60 starts for eight wins and 21 placings, whilst Garland Boof (Commandant x Floozy Suzy) with 22 career starts showing five wins and seven placings is trained by Chris Hensber.

Penny has dropped LORRAINE ROY trains Garlett, who made it four wins on end with an impressive victory in the Snare Fabrications Stake over 520 metres. The son of Collide is improving all the time, while this win was most meritorious, as he had to work hard Salvatore led from go to whoa in a 600 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade at to gain the result and has now Dapto last Thursday night, clocking 35.06 for Lorraine Atchison. stamped himself as a real future top place, a further three and a half tors with She Can Sew into the first grader. corner. When the lids rose it was the rails lengths away. Garlett (x Evil Lyn) has now had With a little trouble behind them, runner, Bell’s Action that was best to begin along with Electric Smash from seven wins from only nine starts to this duo got clear into the back to date. settle out the result. box six. Trained by Anthony Azzopardi, Dance Idol sat just off She Can Garlett exited in the white rug, and after a moderate beginning was Bell’s Action (Surf Lorian x Russell Sew at the top bend but was closing caught in traffic but got to the fence Road) has had 25 career starts for the gap rapidly and by the home four wins and 14 placings, whilst the bend, where she surged to the front. at the first turn. Leaving the straight the field Garry Edwards prepared Man Of Down the home straight Dance fanned, allowing Bell’s Action to Honour (Pure Octane x Inverleigh) Idol drew further away, winning by has had 11 starts for two wins and one and half lengths to She Can Sew skip clear. But it also produced a run for three placings. in 30.53, with Flying Albi in third Garlett, who accepted most apprecia- Favourite circuit place, a further three quarters of a tively. DANCE IDOL, trained by Ken length back. Heading down the back Bell’s Lewis, registered win number three Dance Idol (x Dance Token) has Action led, but it was under suffer- on her performance card by taking now had her 22 starts for the three ance as Garlett was ready to pounce out the Country Winnebago Stake wins and includes nine placings. by the top corner. She Can Sew, by Bank Manager over 520 metres. Down the side Garlett dashed Incredibly, the daughter of Pre- from Happy Baby, trained by Rob clear, with Bell’s Action unable to mier Fantasy has only had three wins Bennett, has had 26 career starts for match the 33kg leader. from 22 career starts to date, so it is seven wins and 10 placings, whilst Garlett ran the trip out strongly obvious she has a great liking for the Flying Albi (Texas Gold x Tranquiland was three lengths ahead of Bell’s Dogdome. izer) has notched two wins and three Action at the post in a smart 30.15, Boxrise saw Dance Idol begin placings from 15 starts for trainer, with Man Of Honour occupying third well from box five and matched mo- Mario Azzopardi.


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KALDEN AURORA returned to Perth in style after enjoying the past month in Troy Murray’s Lewiston kennels. The last start Angle Park winner was the fastest chaser in four heats of the $15,000 ‘The Peter Thomas’ over the 530 metres journey Uno Reltub was sent out $1.60 favourite, despite having not raced for three months, with Kalden Aurora on the second line at $3.70. The favourites were away best, with Uno Reltub in the check vest a half length to the good of Kalden Aurora, who made her way across from the outside box. From the Britton kennel the favourite was in charge by two lengths onto the back and was looking the goods to notch his 14th win from 19 jumps. He maintained the break over Kalden Aurora off the back in a slick 18.81, with Rock Dynamite a further two lengths adrift but racing strongly.

with Rock Affair a distant third. MARSH brought up a double later in the evening when Delko maintained his consistent WA form to salute in Grade 5, stopping the timer at 30.73.

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Kalden Aurora's strength and race fitness came to the fore through the bend, with the daughter of Premier Fantasy and Abbadale Affair levelling up with the lamplighter turning for home. The Dan Biddle owned chaser maintained her momentum in to the run to the judge, carving out a three lengths win in a very smart 30.40. Uno Reltub faded a little in the run home and was beaten into the quinella finish by the hard working Rock Dynamite from the in-form Kody Charles camp. It was the eighth win from 17 starts for Kalden Aurora and was a new PB for the talented white and black bitch. MINI EMILY also made a welcome return to WA for trainer, Jamie March, after a two month stint in Victoria. The very handy daughter of Solve the Puzzle and Austin Lee was sent to the boxes as the $1.70 favourite in the opening heat and didn't disappoint. In a three-way charge early, Bomber Command held sway narrowly over Rock Affair the inside and Mini Emily out threewide. By the time they made it through the pen it looked to be a race in two, with Bomber Command a length to the good. Leaving the back in 18.94 Mini Emily had worked to be within a length of the leader and they battled side by side through the turn. On straightening Mini Emily crossed Dan Biddle with Kalden Aurora, who took out a heat of ‘The Peter Thomas’ Bomber Command then ran away for a comfortable three lengths win in 30.54, in 30.40 at Cannington last weekend.

LENNOLD made the most of the inside draw to take out the third heat of ‘The Peter Thomas’ for owner trainer, Phil Evans. The $3.10 chance jumped to the front and was never dislodged on his way to a 30.85 victory. Two lengths separated the first five in a bunched opening stanza before the turn opened the field up. Lennold led the favourite, Bollenhagen through the catching pen, with Abercrombie trained dog hoping to make it three from three for dogs returning from an eastern states campaign. Off the back in 19.20 it was a race in three, as Lennold held a half length lead over Bollenhagen, with Reef Rider camped on his tail after a strong back section. The chasing duo came together heavily out of the home turn, allowing the even-paced Lennold to get the advantage he needed to record his fourth win from eight starts. The winning margin was a length and a half over the luckless Bollenhagen, with Autumn Rain finishing well in third place. Lennold, by Most Awesome out of brilliant short courser, White Wedding (Token Prince - Cardio Spark) has not been out of the money is his career to date, and handled the step up in company very well. KODY CHARLES trains Lilly Rocks, who took out the final heat in a headbobber over Jesse Be Cool in 30.81. It was the fourth win from 16 jumps for the daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Bradshaw Girl. Kalden Aurora is my selection for the

$15,000 final, having drawn the cherry. She has finished in the first two at her two box one jump-outs at the track and distance and comes into the final off a 30.40 PB. Mini Emily is the logical danger again drawn wide in box seven, with Bollenhagen a likely improver on his heat placing.

Weekend action

LAST SATURDAY NIGHT we witnessed another training treble by Linda Britton. Veteran campaigner, Brencole Bale kicked it off in a below par Free To All, which saw five Grade 4 chasers competing, including the winner, who broke a run of 11 outs. As is his custom, Brencole Bale ($9.10) was away smartly and held a three lengths break over the odds-on favourite, Spring Legend onto the back section. He maintained the margin, clocking 18.80 off the back before slowly being closed down through the turn. Into the home run and Spring Legend did not have enough in the tank to reel-in the lamplighter, affording Brencole Bale a length win in 30.54. Britton’s next success came about when roughie, Jersey Bale ($16.70), in a market dominated by Bramley and McQueen. There was nothing in his immediate form to indicate an excellent jump from box seven and a sizzling 11.56 opening section, which saw the son of Big Daddy Cool five lengths clear with a lap to travel. Nothing got near him, running out a seven lengths winner in 37.39. PICKLE MICKLE made it three wins in a row to bring home the treble for WA's leading trainer. The evergreen four and half year-old is running injury-free and in career best form, backing up the huge wraps that have always been on the son of Flying Penske and Classy Creek.

Sent out the $1.20 favourite over the staying trip, Pickle Mickle began well and head to head with kennelmate, Cool Checkout for a share of the lead at the post for the first time. He then exploded to the front, leading by six at passing the release point and extended that to 10 lengths at the judge in a smart 41.93. MIATA returned to Cannington and was straight back on the winner’s dais recording a Best Of Night 30.23 to take out the Mixed 4th/5th Grade opener. The only concern for trainer, Paul Stuart was another slow jump by the rising star before she made her way to the rail to be sixth after the first section, with Best Behaviour the pacesetter. Miata railed well through the first turn before picking her way between runners to (amazingly) hit the lead as they left the back in 19.18. The further the race went, the greater the winning margin of Miata grew, her amazing 11.05 run home time ensuring a seven lengths victory. She holds a 100% winning record at headquarters, with her only defeat coming in the SA Oaks final at her previous outing. The long-standing record of Back Tonight for the 405 metres trip at Mandurah was finally toppled after a four year reign by Belarus. Fittingly, it was another super sprinter from the John Iwanyk kennel that rocketed from the boxes to record a sensational 22.32 in the Holiday Coast Series final. In bringing up his win, Belarus spread eagled a classy line up, defeating his litter sister, Belarus Babe by nine lengths. The son of Digital and excellent producer, Georgia Brown has won eight of his opening 18 starts.


What a week!



Sunday September 18 Albion Park - 8 heats of the Lightning 331m feature race Give Me Five pups win 3 heats with Alota Time, In Fashion, Another Roadie. Another Roadie wins in 18.93, only 0.03 seconds outside Royal Surfer's track record of 18.90

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Tuesday September 20 Mandurah - Give Me Five x Barry's Special litter for Bill Skipper wins 3 consecutive races. Special Kath, Belle Special and Willie Special who ran the 405m in 22.39, just 0.04 outside Back Tonight's track record of 22.35 set in 2007. Race caller Peter O'Neill said "last out and wins by 4 in near track record time". Thursday September 22 Albion Park - Alota Time beats In Fashion to win the feature Lightning 331m. Quinella to Give Me Five and Alota Time runs 18.93 again only 0.03 outside the record.

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MYSTIC APPLE led throughout to take out the Macro Meats Shootout November 3rd Mixed 4th/5th Grade in the new PB time of 29.23. Drawn in box six as favourite at $2.00, the Val Awramenko owned and trained chaser exited the boxes running, having no trouble to lead the charge down to the first peg. Taking the first split in a brilliant 5.02, it was Magic Apple by two lengths over Bad Company and Gold Heritage, with Lektra Jay and Proven Puzzle close up. Mystic Apple was making every post a winner along the back, passing through the second checkpoint in 18.81 with a four lengths lead over Bad Company, and there was a further three lengths to Dyna Lowell. Mystic Apple never really looked threatened and made his way to the wire three and a quarter lengths clear of Bad Company ($10.80), with Lektra Jay ($22.80) four lengths further astern. Mystic Apple, a son of Hallucinate and Spiral Siyan, has won three of his seven goes at the trip, as part of his 21 wins in 43 career starts.

Anna alone KIALDU ANNA gave a dashing display of front running to easily take out the Melbourne Cup Nov 17th

Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 595 metres. Coming from the seven trap at $3.60, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Kialdu Le’sam came out running and had little trouble crossing to the fence to lead them into the straight the first time. At the Judge with a lap to travel it was Kialdu Anna in charge in 9.09 holding a four lengths break on Robert Andrew, with three lengths to Jamaican Ruby in third possie. Kialdu Anna was highballing out in front and reached the back turn in 23.30 with a six lengths lead over Robert Andrew, while Bee Gee Mac and Jamaican Ruby were battling out third spot. Kialdu Anna was in no danger whatsoever and sped to the Judge with seven and three quarter lengths to spare over Robert Andrew ($7.50), with a neck to third placed Bee Gee Mac ($23.00). Kialdu Anna is trained by Anthony Bullock in Tasmania for C. Dunlop, G. Aitken and T. Botten. In clocking 34.20 to bring up her first win in three tries at the trip, the

Kay (Grandma) and Neville King with the in-form Zippstar after his second win on the trot over the 515 metres trip. Boasting a top 50% win ratio, Zippstar is off to Angle Park to contest the heats of the Adelaide Cup on October 4.

OVER THE PAST 16 years, four greyhound tracks in south-east Queensland have closed, for various reasons. Lawnton on Brisbane’s northside was shut in 1995, allegedly being an unviable operation. The same fate struck T oo wo o mb a in 20 00 … an d Beenleigh in 2003. Then in 2008 the State Government resumed the land on which the Gold Coast greyhound track was situated, for the purpose of building a new hospital. There are now two TAB tracks in the south-east of the state, Ipswich and Albion Park. I have long believed that the TAB provincial clubs should be granted a Thursday night date for their feature Cup meeting each year. To do that, Albion Park would take a night off or do a swap. Various control bodies never embraced the idea and neither did the Albion Park club. How successful it would have

QLD Paul Dolan been, nobody will ever know, because it was never tried at Ipswich, Beenleigh or anywhere else in this state. Things have changed however. New control body, Racing Queensland has granted the Ipswich GRC Thursday night metropolitan status for this year’s City of Ipswich Gold Cup. Heats of the Cup will be run on Thursday night, November 10, with the $25,000 to the winner final scheduled for Thursday night, November 17. Albion Park will not race on those Thursdays, and each race at Ipswich will have the regular Albion Park minimum prizemoney alloca-

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blue chaser ticked-up her 18th win in 79 attempts.

Radley’s romp RADLEY BALE scored a very easy win in the second Prelude of the Solo Melbourne Cup over 515 metres. After lining up in box eight as favourite at $2.40, the Graeme Bate trained chaser came out smartly then after a good three-way battle to the first mark, was narrowly in front. Radley Bale on the outside had a neck lead over Select Nan and Iceman Raikkonen past the post the first time, with the leader crossing to the fence into the first corner. Radley Bale turned the speed on and he raced away along the back, reaching the second marker in 18.77, while there was a dozen lengths to Select Nan, New Year’s Punch and Allen Bullman battling out third spot. But it was a one-act affair, as Radley Bale romped in by 11¾ lengths over Select Nan ($3.90), with Total Rebellion ($53.90) a head further away. Radley Bale returned the new PB time of 29.29 to make it 11 wins in 26 goes at the trip, and 29 firsts in 79 goes overall. The red fawn chaser, a son of Big

Bold front running tactics paved the way for Tasmanian visitor, Kialdu Anna to register her first win over the Sandown Park 595 metres trip last week. Trained on the Apple Isle by Paul Bullock and handled by Jordyn Naylor, the experienced chaser lived up to her game second the previous week by posting a good 34.20 victory.

tion for a Thursday of $5,000. The club will put on various promotions. At the end of the day, though, it’s up to the people of Ipswich to support the race meetings to show Racing Queensland that the change is a move for the better. Next year’s Vince Curry Memorial Maiden will be staged on Thursday night, February 23, and has received a significant prizemoney boost from $25,000 to $40,000 to the winner.

Worth an investment ON-TRACK competitions at the twice weekly Ipswich greyhound meetings have not been won for quite some time. The Trainers Jackpot is up around $1,600 at the moment. The amount jackpots by the number of entrants at $5.00 per greyhound until it is won. As the amount increases more trainers tend to participate. The competition to pick seven winners in a row is now up to $6,700.

Thanks a million: Jimmy Auld with the first of his Sandown Park double last week. Max A Zillion, a beautifully bred young black son of Bombastic Shiraz and Elite Monelli, overcame the six alley to post a gutsy 29.64 victory in the first race. The Tatura based trainer then waited until the final race on the program and sent punters home in a happy frame of mind when $1.80 favourite, Witch Hunt notched his eighth career win from 15 race starts. Daddy Cool and Minkara Bale, is owned by Paul Wheeler.

Record holder best THE new 515 metres record holder, Cape Hawke took the time honours over that trip by running 29.20 to take out the 4th Prelude of the Solo Melbourne Cup. Sent to box two as the popular elect at $2.20, the son of Where’s Pedro and Viva Odessa was only moderately away, having to work hard to be fourth on the fence at the first mark. Up And Away was the early leader, passing the post the first time two lengths clear of Queen Of Cyprus and Smoke Home. Cape Hawke railed his way to second turning out of the straight and then came around Up And Away to hit the front at the back corner in 18.78, with David Bale running into third spot, just a length down. Cape Hawke got clear off the back and stuck to the task over the final stages, holding David Bale ($5.30) at bay by two and a quarter lengths, while Smoke Home ($13.50) was next to arrive, four and a half lengths in arrears.

Obviously it’s far from easy to pick the winners of Races 4 to 10, but it does go off on occasions. Each racebook purchase provides an entry into the “Pick 7”.

Invite despatched THE City of Ipswich Gold Cup has been sponsored by the Ipswich City Council for around 20 years and is one of the longest ongoing sponsorships of any greyhound race in Australia. Ipswich Mayor, Paul Pisasale is excited about the new Thursday night timeslot for the Cup. “It puts Ipswich on the national stage of greyhound racing.” “Myself, councillors and our tourism department will all be working to promote the carnival,” Cr. Pisasale said. It was recently announced that US President, Barack Obama will be visiting Australia on November 16 and 17. A little tongue in cheek, I put it to the Ipswich Mayor that he should invite the President to the Ipswich

Cape Hawke has won two of three on the track, and that makes his tally nine wins in just 12 starts. The black galloper is trained at Lara by Jamie Ennis for Terry Wales.

Highly talented Cape Hawke made it six on the trot with another sizzling victory at Sandown Park last Thursday evening. The current 515 metres track record holder showed that record run was no fluke on September 17 with a flying 29.20 win. Pictured with the son of Where’s Pedro and Viva Odessa is trainer, Jamie Ennis.

greyhound meeting to present the Cup. “I was in Canberra last week and delivered a letter to the US Ambassador inviting President Obama to Ipswich,” Cr. Pisasale said. Okay, we know that Mr. Obama won’t be coming to Ipswich. He will only be in Australia for 48 hours and there’s a fair chance he will be going to Canberra. Then again, how much influence does the high-profile Paul Pisasale have? Perhaps the President already knows that the roast of the day at the Ipswich greyhounds is as good as any homestyle cooked meal he is likely to taste anywhere in the world. He may also be interested to know that a dog named Obama raced in Queensland in 2009/2010, winning two races at Albion Park when trained by Bob Wright.

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Chinese takeaway

IN RECENT TIMES we’ve seen a new export market open up for our greyhounds… and that’s China. Actually, I’m surprised it’s taken as long as this to happen, but things are on the move over there. so I’m told, and they’ve been spending up in Australia. The fact that they’ve purchased breeding stock tells you that not only do they want to produce their own stock. as opposed to continually buying it. but they also want to be a part of the world greyhound racing scene at some point in time. The above is a speculative assumption on my part that’s based on logic; the logic being that in most things, China has an enormous export market of their local products. Anyhow, in Australia, as I’ve lamented quite a few times, we have more stud dogs than we really need. You can nearly count on your fingers the ones that are getting plenty of patronage, whilst a large number are just family pets. It’s just as well they won a quid whilst racing; sort of like paying for their retirement. End of the day though is that unless some of these dogs produce a real smart one early on, they’re destined to living the life of a ‘couch potato’. Of course, for quite a few, after their owners have spent thousands of dollars advertising their dog for stud duties and no brood bitch owners have come forward, they have no option other than to stop advertising and let the dog live out his days as the family pet. Unless of course there’s an offer from overseas. Mind you, even they (overseas buyers) don’t want a dog that can’t produce, no matter how well bred he is or how great he was on the track. So the options are to either get the dog established, and if that happens he may get patronage and you won’t want to sell him, or sell him before he’s proven; one way or the other. Mind you, you might just be selling the next Token Prince or Bombastic Shi-

raz for a smidgin of what he’s worth. Yes, it’s a gamble, isn’t it? I know of several dogs currently “here” that their owners wish were “there”, the “there” being anywhere other than where the current owner is footing the bill. Sadly for a couple, the move to sell the dog is too late, as their first pups to race haven’t exactly set the world on fire. On the other end of the scale, some have left us and they now have pups racing, which are ‘world beaters’. Anyhow, several people have lamented the fact that the dogs have gone and are no longer available. Firstly, well, you should have used them when they were here, and I daresay if you did, they’d probably still be here. However, in this day of “drawing straws”, I couldn’t believe that someone would sell their stud dog overseas without first drawing a few hundred straws… just in case. So there is the possibility that the dog that has left our shores will continue to sire litters of pups. Much in the same way dead dogs keep doing it, and oddly enough, some of those ‘dear departed’ dogs seem to be getting more business than the living. However, you all know my views on that; dead dogs being used as stud dogs. I just wonder if they can do the same with a dead broodie at some point in time. Doubt it, dead is dead, as far as I’m concerned. A use-by date should apply. I say six months maximum; people scream they’ve bought a product and they own it, therefore they should be able to do what they like with it. I say, buy a carton of milk, leave it in the fridge for a year then drink it.

Great point

I RECEIVED a lovely email from a chap who wants to remain anonymous, so I’ll just say he’s Stan The Man. He wrote: “I read with interest a ‘few’ of your articles over the past months regarding trainers not entering dogs for feature events.” “It does indeed seem that someone has echoed your thoughts.” “I notice The Meadows was calling for nominations for heats for Saturday night’s ’TOPCAT VIDEO STAYERS CUP’ over 725 metres, with the final to be held the following Saturday.” “The prize pool being a handy $21,600.” “Obviously this amount can’t be enough, as it seems there were only nine nominations?” “Thus, no heats but a 725 metres dash for $15,000 - $4,400 and $2,200 (Race 6. 24th September).” “Now, with the pretty hot field (1-8) having close to $300,000 in stakemoney between them, it’s nice to see the reserve ‘Ernie’s Keep’ with just $1060 in stakemoney sitting back as the one and only

Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which is capable of movement in all directions. It joins the scapula bone at what is called the glenoid cavity (‘the socket’) to the head of the humerus bone (‘the ball’). The joint at rest is in a partially flexed position and is supported at the front by the strong biceps tendon that runs through the joint. This tendon is held in place by a strong band of ligament called a retinaculum and inserts on the scapula bone. On either side there are collateral ligaments, and the joint has a strong capsule, which confines the shockabsorbing synovial fluid. Adding to the stability of the joint are the major muscles, including the triceps, deltoid, biceps, infra spinatus and supra spinatus. Racing injuries to the shoulder include: ▪ torn long head of the triceps muscle, commonly known as the ‘monkey’ muscle This is a very common injury and if treated correctly leaves no permanent disability or loss of form. Initially the tear should be iced for 10 minutes two to three times daily to reduce bleeding and subsequent adhesion

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formation then presented to the veterinarian for injection. Only on rare occasions do these tear require surgery. The dog should start galloping again within three weeks and return to racing with no loss of form. ▪ strained biceps muscle and tendon This tendon at the front of the shoulder experiences most trauma when the dog decelerates rapidly. There is no lameness, however, the dog will resent flexion of the shoulder joint. Occasionally the trauma will be so severe that the retaining retinaculum will be broken and when the shoulder is flexed there will be a distinct click whereby the tendon moves in and out of its groove. The outlook for strained biceps muscle is good, and with rest and physiotherapy, the dog should recover in three to four weeks. Torn retinaculum injuries usually spell the end of a racing career and require a

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reserve.” “Okay, it’s a pretty hot field and he seems way outclassed (mind you, searching and watching his past races, it would be nice to see him have a clear run, as he seems to find trouble running into slower dogs), but I draw your attention to one race that is most memorable.” “It was held at Salt Lake City in 2002.” “A fellow named Steve Bradbury won that one; well, need I say any more?” “As you have stated, you have got to be in it to win it!” “And I will be on the 9 for a good luck 5 quid punt (@$60) should there be a scratching.” “Let’s hope he does indeed get a chance to well and truly Ernie’s Keep!” Yes, congratulations to the connections of Ernie’s Keep. It probably is a big ask, but at least if he does get a run then he gets the chance to win, as opposed to all those dogs sitting at home in their kennels. And whilst on the subject, I mentioned Slick Lee dropping back from staying to tackle the Paws Of Thunder series. This grand campaigner got through the heats to make the semis. Hopefully by the time you read this, he’s managed to make his way into the final.

Similar problem

A SIMILAR PROBLEM to the one above seems to be the reluctance of owners and trainers to race their dogs at meetings where the stake money is the best. The Meadows for Saturday, September 24 had a total of three reserves for the meeting. One was Ernie’s Keep in the 725 metres Special Event and the other two were in the 525 metres Free For All. There were two 600 metres races on the card, a Grade 5 and a Mixed 4th/5th Grade, both with just seven acceptors. The other seven races were Grade 5 heats over 525 metres, with six of those having eight acceptors and the other with just seven. The money there is obviously far superior to any country meeting and a “mile” better than any non-penalty meeting, city or country. Mind you, I feel there are many dogs frequenting the non-penalty meetings that could be racing at a higher level, but it seems many of their owners and trainers are stuck in a real comfort zone. The money on offer at that level is pretty good and many are content to keep putting their dogs around for that sort of dough. As I keep lamenting, we are becoming more and more bottom heavy and we’re also stagnating this Industry. We also have more meetings than dogs in circulation, and I’m telling you right now, things are not going to improve,. In fact they’ll get worse, and within surgical repair. ▪ tears of the joint capsule and damage to the medial collateral or gleno-humeral ligament The weakest support for the shoulder joint is on the medial side. There is little muscle to protect the joint capsule and ligaments, so consequently when dogs slip and the front leg slides from under them, outwards; they can tear these structures quite easily. If there is lameness a radiograph must be taken, as quite often we see small avulsion chips off the glenoid cavity of the scapula. Even without bone damage, joint damage takes six to eight weeks to repair and usually requires initial antiinflammatory and subsequent anti-arthritic treatments. Any shoulder injury that has been present for more than four weeks should be radiographed to evaluate the condition of the bone and the associated structures. Establishing the exact condition of these structures is the key to management and the minimising the loss of racing potential. Walnut Veterinary Clinic 84 Clarendon Street, Cranbourne, 3977 (03) 5995 5255

the next few months I’m betting some meetings won’t go ahead due to a total lack of nominations.

Quick fix

SO is there a quick fix to the problem? Well, at the moment I reckon a couple of race meetings being removed from the program each week will certainly help. You can always put them back on if things pick up. I’m not going to say reduce the prizemoney on the low end meetings to “force” trainers to race at the better paying meetings. It’s not fair to take away the money that’s already there if the budget allows that level of money to be paid. Maybe we need less non-penalty meetings, and if the dogs that are getting giddy going around in these races aren’t getting runs so easily, maybe their connections will do something different. Like tackling a normal country race meeting for instance. The sarcastic me wants to say to some trainers, you do know what these are, don’t you? Or if the dog is a bit of a plodder, moving it down the line and getting another dog. Or retiring the dog to a life of luxury and finding a more competitive creature. Oh yes, all the “Whingeing Annies” have just removed me from their Christmas Card list. But I’ll leave you with this thought on the subject” Before there were all these low-end races, all our country meetings were run with normal penalties applying. and this part will really shock you. but there were many more battlers in the caper than what there are now. If those battlers had it as soft as it is now, I’m sure plenty would still be around. Pity we can’t find the happy balance to the problem, isn’t it?

He’s back

AFTER being sidelined for seven and a half months, Dyna Steal made his comeback to racing at Shepparton on September 19 in a 450 metres Grade 5. His previous outing was at Ballarat on February 2 when he fell, fracturing a toe. The black chaser resumed with a scorecard thst showed four wins in nine outings, but that doesn’t really reflect this bloke’s true ability. A 29.46 Best Of Night effort at Sandown to win a Maiden Final does, as too does a 25.13 BON Ballarat win and a 25.14 BON Warrnambool win, both over 450 metres. I was so impressed with this dog at the end of 2010 that I had him on top as the best new talent in my GOTY awards. So yes, it was disappointing to see him get hurt and become laid up. This dog might have a great future, but it might not be just on the track. He’s a son of leading sire, Collision from the great brood bitch, Gold Rush Bale. Collision of course, needs no introduction to anyone. Gold Rush Bale is the dam of Dyna Bert, Dyna Kate, Dyna Morris, Dyna Tron, Ashby Bale, Atlantic Bale, Princess Bale, Whitfield Bale, Bremerton Bale, Greta Bale and BARTRIM BALE.

Prelude time

IT’S THAT time of year again when we see the Melbourne Cup Preludes begin. Last Thursday night at Sandown there were four of those on the card, and it was quite interesting looking through the fields. The dog that stood out in the entries was 2009 winner, Lord Ducal, who sported the blue vest in the second prelude. Looking at his form, and it was only five runs earlier than he defeated Dyna Lachlan in the Group 1 race. Wouldn’t it be great to see him in the 2011 final later this year? How would that be, for him to win it hot on the heels of what Dashing Corsair achieved. One thing’s for certain, he’ll certainly be a sentimental favourite with many. The Jenny and Jon Roberts owned

and trained chaser has only started 30 times in his career, due to the fact they retired him to stud not long after his 2009 win. He made his comeback to the track in May of this year with a great win at Sandown in a Free For All over 515 metres, posting a BON time of 29.60. One thing we do know about him is that he’s certainly good enough to win a Melbourne Cup, don’t we?

Dear Sandown

DEAR Sandown, Please fix your clock.

More fish

IN MY story titled “A change” last week, I missed a word and a slash. I wanted it to read promotion/ relegation system not just relegation. Memo to self, eat more fish. Actually, I eat a lot of fish, so much so that I’m taking on whale proportions, pardon the pun. Not helping with the old grey matter though I’m afraid. Also, the mathematics are a bit out, one too many zeros too in my reply in the Your Say; it should have been $50 per 100 metres. Gee, lucky I’m not doing the budget eh?

Pick it now - week five

WE’RE up to week five of my early picks for the TOPGUN. It’s getting a bit tougher, as a few of the ones I’ve included aren’t contesting the POT. And from the POT heats, there was only one dog (yes one) out of 80 that went around that really impressed me… and that was Prince Diablo. But there were some strong efforts handed in, and I’m pleased to say from a couple on my list… Kilty Lad and Cold Fusion. Anyhow, I’m not going to change my eight this week, as nothing has happened to elevate any that aren’t there into the field. So alphabetically, we still have; Cold Fusion, Enry Walt, He Knows Uno, Kilty Lad, Radley Bale, Shereen Bale, Tonneli Bale and Velocity Regina.

Your Say

“Per Plexed” stated, “Team Dailly rarely put a foot wrong but I wonder why, when they had two brilliant young chasers, they didn’t hold one back for a fortnight and win two of those rich Maiden Finals.” A few of us wondered the same thing. “Sick Ovem” back with, “I had a look at where the majority of the whingeing noise came from, and it’s not those that can’t win a race, it’s those milking the low-end (as you call it) meetings.” You know what’s funny, I hear some of those that are doing quite well whingeing too....and they have the gall to label the “Pommies” as whingers.... hehe. “Looking Forward” remarked, “I just love this time of year with all the big spring races coming up.” And the dog races aren’t bad either.... hehe.

This week’s Teaser

FOLLOWING-ON from Tom Threeletters and Fred Fourletters, this week we have Frank Fiveletters and he likes to name his dogs with words of just five letters, and he too has eight dogs in his team. See if you can work out their names. 1. Great place to finish 2. Did it again 3. Should be obvious or maybe the lowest on the podium 4. Finished here without you so to speak 5. In this position 6. This came next 7. This one seems right 8. And so does this ANSWERS NEXT WEEK

Last week’s answers

FRED FOURLETTERS’ dogs were: 1. Once 2. Pair 3. Trio 4. Four 5. Five 6. V-eye 7. Luck 8. Oh-Oh




WEDNESDAY The Meadows Richmond Albion Park Rockhampton Angle Park Cannington Shepparton Ballarat Dapto Grafton Allen Harper powers his way into another ‘black type’ event by landing a semi-final of the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder in 30.01 at Wentworth Park last Saturday night. 2011 Greyhound Recorder Paws Of Thunder Final Dinner

Allen Hertz ran a steady 30.40 to take out the fourth semi, but with the Graeme Bate polish, you can rest assured he will have derived plenty of benefit from the hit-out.

John Pearson NGF

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Looking for a great way to watch the 2011 Greyhound Recorder Paws Of Thunder? Why not join invited guests and trainers on Level 1 for a spectacular 3 course meal at $60 per person. Packages include entry, racebook, plated entrée, mains from the buffet table, dessert, tea or coffee and cheese platter. With $100,000 up for grabs in the final there will be great racing and the Level 1 Function Centre is just the place to see the action from. For bookings or further information please call Ellen on 02 85871210 or email: 2010 Paws Of Thunder winner Lochinvar Marlow will lead out the 2011 Greyhound Recorder Paws Of Thunder finalists. Plus the Lochinvar Marlow at Stud Stake with the winner to win a service to Lochinvar Marlow. James Boags girls will be onsite with James Boags Torches to giveaway to those who purchase a beer. Plus buy a James Boags beer and go in the draw for $1000 Good Guys Gift Voucher. The 2011 ‘Collerson’ conducted in recognition of Daily Telegraph Journalist Jeff Collerson’s contribution to the Greyhound Industry is also on the great race card this Saturday night.


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THURSDAY Sandown Park Geelong Elwick Maitland Dapto Warragul Albion Park Mandurah Angle Park

FRIDAY Geelong Traralgon Ipswich Wentworth Park The Gardens Casino Gawler

SATURDAY The Meadows Warrnambool Wentworth Park The Gardens Richmond Launceston (Monday) The above form guides may change without notice due to box draws being held over or nominations extended due to insufficient noms at the time of printing.

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OWNER BREEDERS, Karlene Cuthbertson and Sally Wilson could have another star in their midst following Millie Grace’s impressive debut win in a heat of the Laurels at Tattersall's Park in Hobart last Thursday night. On debut, Millie Grace could not have made a more impressive. She started from box seven and after beginning moderately, mustered speed and at the top turn crossed to the fence then booted clear. Whilst she was starting to feel the pinch close to home, she had enough in reserve to hold out Peejay Tadmore, scoring by a head, with Roo’s Blue two lengths away third. The odds-on favourite, Apparently So began only fairly from box one and nearing the top turn was checked, causing a domino-effect when she dropped back through the field. The winner’s owners have enjoyed a lot of success over the past year, and this latest litter also has been kind to them. A litter brother to Millie Grace,

MOVING from one state to another can be a very daunting experience, but for Darris Fahey and his family it’s all about living the dream and experience that is greyhound racing. From Hobart to Nowra, 1500 kilometres apart, Darris and his family are already more than satisfied with their new surroundings. “The atmosphere you get in NSW is awesome.” “Nowra is very much underrated; it has a great track and great locals.” Despite being new to the area, Darris is already awestruck by the help and support he has received from not only Nowra’s best trainers, but some of the best in NSW, including Hall of Fame legend, Paua to Burn’s tutor, Steve White. “Steve has been a sensational mentor since I have been up here in NSW, as well as Garry Edwards, trainer of the late More Space.” Darris also contributes his success to his team of owners, including Robert Maher in Victoria and Rod Radford in Tasmania, who put their faith in him to do the job. Darris caught the greyhound bug as a child from his influential grandparents, Keith and Joan Nichols, who are both highly respected Tasmanian trainers. After gaining his Catchers License at just 13 years of age, it became a love of football and greyhounds. “I was a mad keen footballer all my childhood but always wanted to train my own dogs eventually.”

Tassie Peter Staples New Recruit, also scored an impressively in a Juvenile last Thursday night, following a win in the Puppy Classic at Devonport. The remaining Laurels heat produced a sensational finish between race favourites, Baretta Bee from the Ted Medhurst kennel and the Keith Nichols trained Pretty In Blue. From the eight alley, Baretta Bee held a convincing lead turning for home and looked set to score easily before Pretty In Blue rattled home to fail by only a half head. Our Silhouette was almost three lengths away third, just in advance of the well-backed Irinka Julia. It was Baretta Bee’s fourth win from her past five starts, which also

Having realised that childhood dream 10 years ago, with a small team of greyhounds, Darris is ready to make an impact on the NSW greyhound racing scene. “I have a little dog called Prank Call, who just keeps improving with every run.” “Fingers crossed he will be able to run 500 metres very soon.” Despite weighing in at just 26.8kg, Prank Call’s career statistics so far are greatly promising, having had just six starts for two wins and two minor placings, including a Best Of Night 17.28 performance at Dapto over 297 metres and a solid 20.98 at Nowra over 365 metres. Darris’ biggest thrills in greyhound racing so far have come from his star performer, Cradoc Park. By Addis Boy out of Emotional Law, also owned by the Faheys, he’s the winner of 12 races and 15 minor placings from just 42 starts. In 2010 he took out a heat of the Group 3 Horsham Cup, defeating Cosmic Rumble, who one month later went on the win the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg final. In a stellar 2010 he also took out a heat of the Group 3 Devonport Cup, made the Hobart Gold Cup final and in 2009 claimed the Young Star Classic final at Hobart. With new surroundings and new goals to accomplish, the Fahey family will no doubt be regularly featured on the winner’s lists, with that illustrious Group race victory seemingly very much not out of reach. -Dimity Maher

Prank Call wins a 365 metres 5th Grade event in 20.98 at Nowra.

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Having her first race start in a 461 metres Laurels heat in Hobart last Thursday night, the Mick Stringer trained Millie Grace defeated Peejay Tadmore in 26.30. included a convincing victory in the Ladies Bracelet in Launceston on September 12. Baretta Bee (Collision - Baretta Betty), owned by NSW Vet, Tom Astbury, has had nine starts in Tasmania for five wins, three seconds and a third, earning $8000, which could be bolstered by another $5000 if she is successful in the final on Thursday night. The final shapes as a classic event with nearly all of the best from the heats making it through. Apparently So would have been competitive had she made it through, but despite her absence, it promises to be a gripping final. The Laurels is one of the most sought-after prizes for bitches in Tasmania, as Ted Medhurst and Mick Stringer have trained multiple winners.

Awesome heat win VICTORIAN owned and bred pup, Wandy Neg powered his way into this week’s M A Morgan St. Leger final with an awesome heat win at Tattersall’s Park, Hobart, last Thursday night. Wandy Neg was having only his second start in the state, coming off an impressive nine and a half lengths win in a Juvenile in Hobart a week earlier. Whilst his winning margin in his St. Leger heat was only two lengths, it was how he still managed to win the race that impressed most. The dog began fairly from box two but was unable to hold out Rob Pines and Rusty Nails and wound up running up behind them nearing the home turn, with Pendle Beri looming large out wide. Despite being almost stopped in his tracks, the dog forged through a gap turning for home, wrested the lead then went on to win comfortably. Wandy Neg (El Galo – Sophia’s Destiny) had only modest form in Victoria prior to making the venture across Bass Strait. At his first run over the 461 metres trip in Hobart he clocked 26.02, and despite being held up in last Thursday night’s heat, he still managed to stop the clock at 26.11. Novice trainer, Brendan Pursell could box the testing material for

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A former Victorian that’s made good down south is Wandy Neg, who took out a St. Leger heat in a smart 26.11 for Mick Stringer. Wandy Neg in the final. Pursell prepares Lika Whisper, who scorched his way around the Uturn circuit in 26.02, leading all the way to score by over three lengths. Lika Whisper won a Grade 4 in Hobart two starts prior by leading all the way, but this was clearly against far superior opposition. The dog has had only three starts in the state, winning twice in Hobart, and Pursell, who has only been training greyhounds for about four months, has been a regular visitor to the winner’s circle. Pursell was a talented harness

trainer but business commitments prevented him from going on with preparing a small team of horses. H o w e ve r , t h e s w i t c h t o greyhound training has been a natural and profitable transition. Lika Whisper was in (arguably) the toughest of the two heats, with Sandbanker, Pudzianowski, Riley Diary and Denersur all proven performers in Grade 4 and Grade 5 company in recent months. The final promises to be a great race, but if Lika Whisper can mirror this latest effort, he could be the one to beat.

There will be no trials held at The Meadows on Monday 3rd October Apologies to owners & trainers

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THOSE readers unfamiliar with the result of the recent Ladbrokes Irish Derby at Shelbourne Park, Razldazl George defeated Dream Walker in a head-bobber in 30.02. The rough-house race ib which severe interference contributed to the slowest run Derby for over 20 years, was overshadowed on the night by a performance from Ireland’s latest sprinting star, Millean Panther, who continued his amazing unbeaten run in his short career. Make no mistake, this is one serious hot young speedster, and his career will be watched by many breeders throughout the world. Milldean Panther scooted around the 480 metres/525 yards circuit in a breathtaking 28.13, earning him plaudits from every sector of the 4,500 crowd. Unbeaten at seven starts, this son of College Causeway and Auld Nag looks destined for a tilt at Ireland’s most famous race in 2012. His exceptional sire, who landed the Irish Derby in 2008 when he went through the six-week (yep, six long gruelling weeks of competitive racing) undefeated, is the flavour of the month in the Emerald Isle. He is the boom sire at the moment. And if this young black prodigious December 2009 whelp continues to annihilate his opposition, as was the case on Derby night, he really is something special. Yet to be extended further than 480 metres, Milldean Panther had previously won six on the trot at Thurles and his Shelbourne Park debut on Derby night indicated just how good he is. College Causeway is a son of Mark Bell’s 2008 Melbourne Cup race record winner, Go Wild Teddy from a mating to College Tina (Staplers Jo - Minnies Surprise). Auld Nag, Milldean Panther’s dam, is from a mating of Spiral Nikita and Slippy Dilemma (Pepes Dilemma - Slippy Incline). Go Wild Teddy and Brett Lee have been outstanding success stories in the UK and have certainly ‘clicked’ with their dams. Milldean Panther’s exploits will further enhance his reputation and standing as a world class sire.

Walk-up start THE PAWS OF THUNDER, or the St. Leger to the old greyhound folk, has been a great form source for those entrusted with assembling the TOP-

When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry. GUN field. The POT is worth $100K to the winner and will be decided at Wentworth Park over 520 metres on Saturday, October 1. Three weeks later the MGRA’s now signature event, worth $125K, will be run over 525 metres at The Meadows. Selecting the best eight sprinters is not an easy task, and one wonders would it be any easier for the panel if the winner of the POT was given a ‘wildcard’ entry into this unique invitation only race. A gilt-edged invitation no less. Remember, this is the race that is supposedly concocted under the guise that the only rule that applies for this often contentious field is “there are no rules”. Would it simplify the panel’s task if they opted and supported a suggestion that the POT is an automatic selection. Supporting the idea are the facts that Lochinvar Marlow (5th in 2010), Cindeen Shelby successful in 2009, One Tree Hill, (3rd in 2008), Leprechaun Pace (3rd in 2007), Suave Fella (4th in 2006), Pure Octane (6th 2005) and Kobble Creek (3rd 2004) were all POT winners in their respective TOPGUN appearances. Winsome Shot never raced in Australia after his surprise 40/1 win in 2003, but Modern Assassin continued the stance with his fourth behind WA’s Lindale Blue at Sandown Park in 2002. The same can be said about the champion bitch, Suellen Bale in 2001, but unfortunately her TOPGUN outing proved to be her last after her near-fatal tumble at The Meadows. That’s as far back as I wanted to delve, as that’s enough evidence to push a case for this unusual implementation. The 2011 POT winner is a ‘lock’ for automatic selection for the TOPGUN. One slot that was also locked in was the automatic selection for six time Group winner and megastar, El Grand Senor. The panel can cancel his reservation immediately. Sadly, the superstar, who genu-

Amado equalled the first split record at Sandown Park recently. The Colin Brennan owned and Jamie Karamatic trained speedster sizzled with a 4.98 split, the same time Hagan’s Hero registered in August this year. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.

inely holds champion status is, according to his trainer, Carolyne Jones, “running around her new Sale property and enjoying his freedom “. “He won’t run in the TOPGUN, probably will never race again, he just loves his stud work.” His absence from defending his TOPGUN title is disappointing from a promotional aspect, but it also opens the door for another budding aspirant. Now for the bunfight for the other seven positions. Oh, if it was that easy.

Hot times HESTON BALE’S new track record run at Sandown Park on September 15 lasted just 48 hours. The 23 months-old puppy clocked a sizzling 29.14 at only his second race start, charging through the sectional marks in 5.10, 18.80B and eventually posting a two lengths win over his litter brother, Bekim Bale. Two nights later Cape Hawke took advantage of another fast racing surface at the Springvale venue and trimmed a further .01 off Heston Bale’s two day-old record, scoring a 10 lengths win on the unusual Saturday evening meeting in 29.13. Cape Hawke had won four races on the trot prior to his latest victory, and the win wasn’t unexpected, but to scoot around Sandown Park in 29.13, well that was a surprise for the Terry Wales owned, Jamie Ennis trained sprinter. A son of Where’s Pedro and Viva Odessa, Cape Hawke hit the splits in 5.05 and 18.62, before motoring home in 10.51. And whilst the track record went under twice in the space of two days, the first split record was also under fire. Amado, raced by Colin Brennan and trained by Jamie Karamatic, won the 11th race on the September 15 meeting, leading all the way in 29.73. He came out running and posted a flying 4.98 early, equalling Hagan’s Hero’s previous best first split record at Sandown Park established in mid August this year.

Chinese takeaway LACK of interest from the breeding sector virtually made it impossible for Paul Wheeler to ignore some “Godfather” offers for some of his retired male racing stock. Chatting to the biggest greyhound owner and breeder in the world, Wheeler said “once breeders shunned Bartrim Bale when he was originally offered at stud”, he decided to accept a lucrative offer for the former top sprinter. Along with former kennelmates Cromleah and Turanza Bale, Bartrim Bale is now living in China. “Unfortunately there’s no more straws available from him.” “I used what I had on my own bitches and sadly there’s none left.” I decided to accept what I thought was a realistic offer for the dog, and in my case it’s a business, and he was sold along with Cromlah and Turanza Bale.” “There’s no chance of getting any more semen, as China isn’t recognized by the WGRF.” “Even if I could, it would be a

Cracker of a night: Those readers who have been in the game a long time may recall the famous Moomba fireworks display that disrupted a sprint race at Olympic Park many years ago. Well, it nearly happened again during Sandown Park’s unusual Saturday night fixture on the weekend when Stewards held up the seventh race due to a local fireworks display at Pic courtesy Paul Munt the nearby Sandown thoroughbred track for the Chilean Festival.

logistical nightmare trying to retrieve his semen.” Wheeler has over 500 pups and brood bitches on his 700 hectare Young property, and according to an article by Sydney Telegraph’s greyhound doyen, Jeff Collerson, earned over $4M in prizemoney in the past 12 months. “Look, I’m not disappointed in the decisions I’ve made to sell these dogs.” “I got offered good money and I accepted the offers, and I’m rapt for the people who have invested in them.” Wheeler predicts a big future for our greyhound industry if the Chinese Government decides to legalise horse and greyhound racing. “At present, what I can understand is that these rich Chinese businessmen love to gamble and buy top quality ready to race greyhounds to compete in match races on greyhound tracks, which we would refer to as trial tracks.” “The betting is enormous, sometimes turnover exceeds $2M, they fill the tracks with punters, close the gates and away they go, the track operator receives 20%.” “Yes, it’s illegal, but it seems authorities turn a blind eye to the huge betting.” “These people are really serious about their racing and betting and are now willing to part with $50K/$60K for decent brood bitches.” “We’ve all heard tall stories about their culinary tastes, but I guarantee that these dogs would be treated like royalty over there.” “It’s only in it’s infancy stage at the moment, but there is huge potential for it to kick on, provided the Government sanctions it.” Sure, I’ve lost a good sire in Bartrim Bale, but you can’t hang on to all of them.” Wheeler mentioned that there are ominous signs that Bartrim Bale might not be the only former good chaser that has been lost to the Aussie breeding scene. “Gee, there are some Turanza Bale pups that look okay at this stage of their career, but I’m not fazed that

he’s gone to China too.” “But I did draw a few more of his straws than I did of Bartrim Bale before he was sold.” “Some of the wealthy businessmen have invited me over there but I’m a little reluctant to travel, as it would be just my luck I’d be at one of these meetings and the police would turn up.” “That would look lovely, wouldn’t it.” “Aussie greyhound breeder nabbed at illegal greyhound meeting.” “I only hope that the Chinese Government realizes what they can earn from legalised gambling on racing and hurries up with legislation.”

No option TASSIE Stewards were faced with no other option other than to abandon the Wednesday September 20 Devonport meeting after a power loss. Chief Steward, Michael Hoyle officially abandoned the meeting at approximately 2.08pm due to a power loss from the control tower to the running rail. After initially putting the second event back two races, he had no other option than to abandon the meeting when the fault couldn’t be rectified. Not so long ago a similar problem caused a Launceston meeting to be cancelled for the same reasons. Might be too many greens down south.

Fertility count still good NO need for any AI in the outer western suburbs, as their resident stud has produced another youngster. Sky Channel caller, Robbie Testa has added another member to his large flock when wife, Brooke presented the mad Bomber fan with their second child on Tuesday, September 20. Weighing in at 8lbs, Rory Hayden Testa is a young brother for Hunter, as well as Allanah, Jorja, Zak and Elijah. And the Colac boy has no intentions of putting the cue in the rack. Bombastic Shiraz, eat your heart out.

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His Dam: SENSATION LEE - One of the fastest race bitches to race in Victoria, now a Champion broodbitch by Brett Lee from Grigorieva. Sensation Lee won 29 races, inc 4 Track Records. Her litter included Brilliant Lee 22 wins including the G2 Warmambool Cup, Leefull a 5 times Group finalist, Ikari Lee city winner (who produced 4 city winners in her first litter) Opening Attack W.P. 30.08, and Tzar Bowler GRV VIC BREEDERS FINAL winner.


with John Pearson

BREEDING NEWS In the week from September 6 to September 12 there were 28 litters registered with GRV. TALK’S CHEAP (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) sired a litter of two dogs and six bitches whelped March 1 from Kiama Bay that was registered by Rosedale breeder, Sharon-Lee Chignell. Kiama Bay, a daughter of Ginger Bread Man and Winifred Cash, started 77 times for 13 wins, scoring at Sale over 520 metres in 29.87, whilst she picked up 12 wins at Traralgon over 513 metres with 29.71 being her PB. The other members of her litter were Kanangra (1 win), Kanjaro (2 wins), Kiama Road (2 wins), Macwood Blue (1 win) and Teddy Evil (3 wins). Kiama Bay has had two litters to date, with the first to Our Barney whelped June 2007 producing Buddy Rose (18 wins) and Out Tyler Rose (17 wins). Her second litter was to Mister Twink whelped December 2008, leaving us Buckley Rose (8 wins). The dam was a smart chaser in Gippsland, who’s already produced some smart ones, suggesting that these youngsters should win their fair share of races too.

Knocka Norris

WARRAGUL breeder, Edward Wertiechowski registered a litter of four dogs and three bitches by Knocka Norris (Elite State x Oriental Angel) from Babylon Star, whelped April 8. Babylon Star, a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Chili Berger, won three of her 35 starts, including a victory at Ballarat over 450 metres in 26.08 and at Sale over 650 metres in 37.84, as well as winning at Elwick over 461 metres in 27.17. The other members of her litter were Bit Chili (14 wins), Chili Negra (18 wins), Chili Pepper (1 win), Miss Merlot (11 wins) and She’s Hot (14 wins), whilst a follow-up litter produced Danny Phantom (23 wins), Did I Entertain (30 wins), Gold River (2 wins), New Model (14 wins), Tifi (9 wins) and Wow Pretty Girl (3 wins). The dam came from a cross that won 142 races, including a Group 1 National Sprint Championship, which says these youngsters should have a bright future on the track.

Pure Octane

PURE OCTANE (Token Prince x Elusive Rebel) sired a litter of three dogs and two bitches from Bulletproof Girl whelped April 11, registered by Brendan Eime, Manager of the Like A Punt Syndicate. Bulletproof Girl is a daughter of Whisky Assassin and Al Fresco, who won 12 of her 23 runs, scoring at Wentworth Park over 520 metres in 30.50 and over 506 metres at Lithgow in 29.89. She picked up a win at Bathurst over 520 metres in 30.41, at Cannington over 530 metres in 30.71, won seven races at Angle Park over 515 metres with a PB of 29.70 and was successful over 531 metres at Gawler in 30.79. The other members of her litter were Chorus Line (2 wins), Navigator Miss (7 wins) and Porcelain Girl (10 wins). Bulletproof Girl has had one litter to race so far and that was to Big Daddy Cool whelped May 2009, producing Bomb Disposal (3 wins). The dam, who was a very smart chaser, comes from a great line and is

already proven, which tells us that these youngsters should make their presence felt on the track.

Trewly Special

DAVID McDONALD, Manager of the Three Legs In Syndicate, registered a litter by Trewly Special (Brett Lee x Chloe Jones) and the three dogs and two bitches from Quick Drink were whelped May 1. Quick Drink, a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Pee Wee Express, won five of her 36 starts, successful three times at Sale over 440 metres with 25.03 being her best, as well as winning at Traralgon over 513 metres in 29.99 and at Shepparton over 450 metres in 25.83. The other members of her litter were Deb’s Wee Shiraz (1 win) and Red Cordial (1 win). The dam, who had ability, comes from the Wee Sal damline, which tells us that these youngsters should have a bright future.

Lochinvar Marlow

LOCHINVAR MARLOW (Bombastic Shiraz x Sensation Lee) sired a litter of one dog and five bitches from Rozehill Maddie whelped May 2 that was registered by Boolarra breeder, John Simmonds. Rozehill Maddie is a daughter of Elgrando and Bernmar Lass, who won nine of her 38 attempts, scoring twice at Healesville over 340 metres with a PB of 18.77, as well as winning at Traralgon over 513 metres in 30.67. She picked up two wins at Sale over 440 metres where 25.12 was her best, notched two victories over 450 metres at Shepparton where 25.48 was her fastest, saluted over 400 metres at Warragul in 22.95, plus she won there over 460 metres in 26.31. The other members of her litter were Bernmar Milo (3 wins) and Rozehill Hanna (5 wins). The dam was a smart chaser from a good line, which suggests that these youngsters should more than make their presence felt on the track.

Talk’s Cheap

ATHLONE breeder, Jessie Fowler registered a litter of three dogs and three bitches by Talk’s Cheap (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) from Uno Maybe that was whelped May 11. Uno Maybe, a daughter of Primo Uno and Wanton Girl, won 10 of her 76 attempts, being successful twice over 311 metres at Cranbourne with a PB of 17.88 and scoring three times at Sale over 440 metres where 25.32 was her quickest. She picked up four wins at Healesville over 340 metres with 18.54 being her best and also won over 424 metres at Warragul in 24.43. The other members of her litter were Uno Andy (1 win) and Uno Wanton (2 wins). The dam had ability and comes from a successful line, telling us that these youngsters should make their presence felt on the track.

Talk’s Cheap

ANOTHER litter sired by Talk’s Cheap (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) comprises three dogs and five bitches from Katie Racoon whelped May 22, registered by Alisdair Armstrong, Manager of the Buckley Post Syndicate. Katie Racoon, a daughter of Elite

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State and Katie Reltub, won five of her 21 attempts, picking up three wins at Bendigo over 430 metres with 24.54 her best, as well as winning twice at Shepparton over 390 metres with a PB of 22.46. Katie Racoon was the only successful member of her litter, but a previous pairing produced Karen Reltub (7 wins), Makayla Reltub (15 wins), Nizzey Reltub (4 wins), Nooshi Reltub (1 win) and Told Twice (1 win). The dam had ability and comes from a very good line, suggesting that these youngsters should more than make their presence felt on the track.

Cool Effort

A LITTER of two dogs and four bitches whelped May 17 was registered by Stratford breeder, Robert Cook, and these youngsters are by Cool Effort (Big Daddy Cool x Token Effort) from State Of Volente. The dam, a daughter of Elite State and Deo Volente, scored in five of her 14 goes, winning three races at Shepparton over 390 metres with a PB of 22.19 and twice at Albion Park over 520 metres with 30.52 being her quickest. The other members of her litter were Butchy Boedecker (3 wins), Jude’s Girl (5 wins), Red State (12 wins), Ship To Shore (3 wins) and Silent Running (6 wins). State Of Volente has had two litters to date, and the first was to Late Late Show whelped August 2007 giving us Heston (1 win), Hopkins (1 win), Powerfull Miss (10 wins), State Of Power (9 wins) and Taabinga Lad (4 wins). Her second litter was to Droopys Maldini whelped April 2008, producing Brikate (4 wins), Droopy’s State (5 wins), Reef Runner (5 wins), Revir Nova (2 wins) and Taabinga Boy (4 wins). The dam comes from a very good female line and has already thrown plenty of winners, suggesting these youngsters should have a bright future.

Mantra Lad

TOOLONG breeder, Susan Lenehan registered a litter by Mantra Lad (Pure Octane x Al Fresco) from Miss Gabby, with the three dogs and three bitches whelped June 1. Miss Gabby, a daughter of Gable Lafourche and Shimawai, scored in 20 of her 50 attempts, winning over 319 metres at Strathalbyn in 18.54 and three times there over 416 metres with a PB of 24.24. She won 10 races at Angle Park over 515 metres with 29.93 being her best, scored twice at Gawler over 531 metres where 31.04 was her quickest, won over 412 metres at Port Pirie in 24.83 and twice over 516 metres there with a PB of 30.55, whilst she also won at Kulpara over 300 metres in 16.65. The other members of her litter were Chipboard Lad (5 wins) and Ice Limit (8 wins). Miss Gabby has had one litter to race so far and that was to Pure Octane whelped November 2008, producing Lektra Billy (13 wins), Lektra Bob (10 wins), Lektra Express (13 wins), Lektra Gold (3 wins), Lektra Lou (7 wins), Lektra Rice (2 wins), Lektra Sharp (8 wins) and Lektra Swift (2 wins). The dam was a smart chaser, whose first litter has won 58 races, suggesting that these youngsters should leave their mark on racing too.

Fear Zafonic

A LITTER registered by Denison breeder Wendy Duve is by Fear Zafonic (Premier Fantasy x Farloe Oyster), and the three dogs and six bitches whelped May 24 are from Hot Zippin’ Lady. The dam, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Hazzafuture, won four of her 28 starts, scoring at Cranbourne over 311 metres in 17.98 and over 520 metres there in 30.49. She won at Traralgon over 298 metres in 17.24, as well as winning there over 430 metres at Bendigo in 24.37. The other members of her litter were Anakin Skywalker (3 wins), Chalk It Up (7 wins), Faza Me Not (10 wins), Tizz Magic (11 wins), White Admiral (23 wins) and Zimran (11 wins). Limburg Miss has had one successful litter to race so far and that was to Paddy’s Flame whelped January 2009, producing Hippy Chic (5 wins). The dam, who comes from a very good damline, has already produced one with plenty of ability, suggesting that these youngsters should win their fair share of races too.

Run’s House

RUN’S HOUSE (Awesome Assassin x Amy’s Sonnet) sired a litter of three dogs and three bitches whelped April 25 from Miss Carlisle that was registered by Terry McDonald, Manager of the Rising Above Syndicate. Miss Carlisle is a daughter of Carlisle Jack and Viter Temptation, who won three of her 24 starts, scoring twice at Sale over 440 metres with a PB of 25.35 and she won over 520 metres at Cranbourne in 31.06. The other members of her litter were Jack Temptation (6 wins) and Viter Jack (6 wins), whilst a follow-up litter produced Aqua Zone (1 win), Aquilla (2 wins), Best Delight (15 wins), Carrie On Jackie (7 wins), Liars Lane (6 wins), Princess Daisy (11 wins) and Teasing (5 wins). Miss Carlisle has had three litters to race, and the first was to Jim Joes Up whelped May 2006 producing Carlisle Joe

(5 wins) and Miss Jim (8 wins). Litter number two was to Whisky Assassin whelped August 2007, throwing But White (2 wins), Crime Wave (11 wins) and Tye Me Down (11 wins). And her third litter was to Spiral Nikita whelped November 2008, giving us Chicago (5 wins), Ibrahim (3 wins), Keep Me Covered (11 wins), Scanty Miss (5 wins), Trew Cruiser (3 wins) and Trew Trust (1 win). The dam has been a great producer, with her pups winning 65 races so far, which augurs very well for the future of these youngsters.

Whisky Assassin

WHISKY ASSASSIN (Awesome Assassin x Princess Whisky) sired a litter of three dogs and two bitches from Princess Plunky, whelped April 8 and registered by Maffra breeder, Andrew Gieschen. Princess Plunky, a daughter of Prince Of Tigers and Plunky’s Girl raced 47 times, scoring in six of those, winning three times at Traralgon over 513 metres with a PB of 30.32 and at Sale over 424 metres in 24.54. She won over 440 metres at Sale in 25.52, as well as winning there over 520 metres in 29.85. In her litter were Maltra Marbil (2 wins) and Twin Cam Annie (14 wins). Princess Plunky has had three litters to race, and the first was to Elgrando whelped April 2006, giving us Miss Vendetta (2 wins) and Tiffany’s Plunky (2 wins). Her second litter was to Whisky Assassin whelped March 2007, throwing Assassin’s Foley (2 wins) and Mighty Mu (11 wins). Litter number three was to Primo Uno whelped October 2008 and that produced Heza Blazin’ (5 wins), Makari Girl (4 wins), Mighty Foxy (2 wins), Mighty Grumpy (7 wins), Mighty Uno (2 wins) and Uno Dazza (4 wins). The dam is from a good line and has already thrown plenty of winners, making the future for these youngsters seem quite bright.

2011 LEADING SIRES - from January 1st VICTORIA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 7530 -1056-966-952 14.02% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 5222 -740-664-744 14.17% PURE OCTANE 4182 -430-564-552 10.28% COLLISION 2026 -333-286-310 16.43% PREMIER FANTASY 1537 -295-242-208 19.19% BLACK ENFORCER 2248 -272-285-299 12.09% HALLUCINATE 1752 -262-222-217 14.95% ELITE STATE 1952 -247-258-263 12.65% BIG DADDY COOL 1933 -225-236-248 11.63% PRIMO UNO 1747 -211-232-229 12.07%


NEW SOUTH WALES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 4661 -698-678-607 14.97% BIT CHILI 4591 -679-646-560 14.78% COLLISION 4110 -649-577-593 15.79% BIG DADDY COOL 3875 -624-512-520 16.01% HALLUCINATE 3777 -587-500-519 15.54% ELITE STATE 3785 -532-535-519 14.05% WHERES PEDRO 3042 -486-415-426 15.97% SURF LORIAN 3502 -379-435-457 10.82% PURE OCTANE 2946 -348-392-394 11.81% BLACK ENFORCER 2280 -316-354-320 13.85%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BLACK ENFORCER 2780 -343-384-343 12.33% SURF LORIAN 1809 -250-208-217 13.81% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 1277 -195-195-197 15.27% COLLISION 1142 -178-189-163 15.58% WHERES PEDRO 1206 -171-160-135 14.17% GIVE ME FIVE 878 -169-125-114 19.24% HALLUCINATE 909 -160-142-111 17.06% MADE TO SIZE 1109 -154-143-142 13.88% BIT CHILI 962 -142-140-144 14.76% PURE OCTANE 901 -136-124-142 15.09%



TASMANIA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 1145 -129-157-153 11.26% COLLISION 731 -125-107-85 17.09% BIG DADDY COOL 774 -107-89-108 13.82% COLLIDE 421 -79-64-48 18.76% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 426 -71-49-54 16.66% PURE OCTANE 499 -58-58-59 11.62% SURF LORIAN 383 -45-52-49 11.74% HALLUCINATE 223 -38-37-38 17.04% BOND 416 -34-52-68 8.17% LILLI PILLI LAD 253 -30-26-40 11.85%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


WHERES PEDRO 2024 -295-289-274 14.57% BIG DADDY COOL 1717 -236-218-268 13.74% PURE OCTANE 1268 -174-176-156 13.72% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 997 -149-148-126 14.94% SURF LORIAN 1105 -144-151-179 13.03% COLLISION 749 -116-86-93 15.48% BLACK ENFORCER 445 -79-79-59 17.75% COLLIDE 359 -67-62-48 18.66% HALLUCINATE 544 -63-69-70 11.58% ELITE STATE 355 -61-60-51 17.18%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 1504 -228-202-197 15.15% WHERES PEDRO 1607 -207-208-189 12.88% BIG DADDY COOL 1332 -201-183-163 15.09% PRIMO UNO 994 -165-149-149 16.59% PURE OCTANE 1302 -148-157-172 11.36% HALLUCINATE 931 -146-124-121 15.68% SURF LORIAN 1371 -128-164-195 9.33% BLACK ENFORCER 847 -126-109-114 14.87% PREMIER FANTASY 512 -110-94-65 21.48% COLLISION 761 -102-102-117 13.04%


NORTHERN TERRITORY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOND 136 -31-23-18 22.79% WHERES PEDRO 78 -21-13-9 26.92% SURF LORIAN 88 -16-22-19 18.18% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 90 -13-12-21 14.44% PURE OCTANE 149 -12-23-20 8.05% KNOCKA NORRIS 49 -9-10-11 18.36% NOVEMBER FURY 51 -9-7-9 17.64% SCHWARTZANAGER 23 -9-1-0 39.13% SOLVE THE PUZZLE 19 -8-2-4 42.01% ELGRANDO 23 -6-3-5 26.08%


WHERES PEDRO 16718 -2378-2226-2152 14.22% 2 BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 14386 -2118-1974-1979 14.72% 3 COLLISION 9706 -1531-1370-1389 15.77% 4 BIG DADDY COOL 10393 -1467-1340-1410 14.11% 5 PURE OCTANE 11399 -1333-1517-1516 11.69% 6 HALLUCINATE 8298 -1290-1118-1096 15.54% 7 SURF LORIAN 9995 -1175-1225-1344 11.75% 8 BLACK ENFORCER 8921 -1167-1250-1175 13.08% 9 BIT CHILI 7682 -1100-1077-964 14.31% 10 ELITE STATE 7727 -1021-1075-1049 13.21%

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Bonus shot

Horsham September 20

ABSINTH SHOT picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the final of the 410 metres Restricted Win Stake on Tuesday night. Coming from box seven as favourite at $2.50, the Nathan Rooney trained sprinter led all the way to score by a length and three quarters over Alvaro Bale ($5.30), with More Lightning ($5.10) coming in third, three lengths back. Absinth Shot, a son of Hallucinate and Wicked Witch, owned by the Family In Arms Syndicate, recorded the time of 23.60. Speedastic ran 23.98 to take out a 410 metres Maiden. Drawn in box eight as favourite at $1.60, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Brood Saquan saluted by a length over Whiz Bang Ayers ($7.00), with Domain Road ($11.20) a length and three quarters further adrift. Speedastic was the first leg of a winning double for owner trainer, Jeff Galea. Crossy’s Rival completed the double for Jeff when an all the way winner of a 480 metres Maiden in 27.98. Wearing the black vest as a $4.00 fancy, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Sisco Chick defeated Ally Mac ($4.40) by two and three quarter lengths, with Who Be What ($19.20) the next one to arrive, a head away. Wilson’s Venom led all the way to take out a 410 metres Grade 5 in the new PB and BON time of 23.48. Rated at $6.50 from box six, the Lyn Smith trained sprinter scored by six and a half lengths over Just In Black ($2.00 fav), with Glenville Jock ($31.40) two and three quarter lengths further afield. Wilson’s Venom, a son of Velocette and Proven Unique, owned by the Winning Glory Velocity Syndicate, has now won two of his 16 outings. There was a Grade 5 run over the 570 metres and Lara’s Rock took that out with a gallop of 33.16. After lining up in box seven at $3.10, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Kirabilli Tiger saluted by four and a quarter lengths over Bella Cullen ($7.70), with Zuri Diamond ($1.80 fav) picking up third prizemoney, a half length back. A winner of eight of her 59 attempts, Lara’s Rock is trained by Jim Psaila for the Four Runs Syndicate. Zara Zulu took time honours over the 480 metres by posting 27.36 after leading throughout to land a Grade 5. Sent to box six as favourite at $1.40, the Bruce Baxter trained chaser bolted in by nine and a half lengths over Terry’s Delight ($7.20), with a neck to third placed Built To Last ($8.70). Zara Zulu, who’s scored twice in five goes, is a daughter of Mogambo and Zulu Zepha owned by Geoff Collins.

Smells great

Warragul September 20

BEST PERFUME led throughout to easily take out heat three of the Warragul Oaks over 460 metres on Tuesday night. Sent to box six at $6.90, the Tina Womann trained chaser romped in by seven lengths over She’s Purring ($3.00), with Wicked Trip ($9.50) a length and a half back in third place. Best Perfume, a daughter of Paddy’s Flame and Always Chloe, owned by Dennis Trewin, stopped the clock at 26.09. Lucy’s Rose ran the BON time of 25.93 to take out heat one of the Warragul Oaks over 460 metres. After lining up in box five at $2.50, the daughter of Head Bound and Lucille’s Ball beat Dyna Erina ($2.40 fav) by six and a half lengths, with Jay Jay’s Girl ($25.40) two and three quarter lengths further afield. Lucy’s Rose, who’s won six of her 21 attempts, is owned by the Blitzem Syndicate and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Jeff Britton. The Barry Smith owned Mepunga Nicky completed the double for Jeff by registering 25.99 to score in heat two of the Warragul Oaks over 460 metres. Coming from box three as favourite at $1.30, the daughter of Premier Fantasy and Mepunga Diamond saluted by two and a quarter lengths over Great Gunns ($9.70), with Set To Talk ($8.10) the next to arrive, a neck away. Dyna Dadam took time honours over the 400 metres by recording 22.87 when an all the way winner of a Grade 5. ‘Rated on top at $3.70 out of box four, the Graeme Bate trained sprinter beat Vixen Red ($4.70) by three and three quarter lengths, with three quarters of a length to third placed Axeman ($6.40).

Dyna Dadam is a son of Droopys Maldini and Talina Bale, owned by Brendan Wheeler, and at his 27th run, this was his fifth win.

Grand record

Ballarat September 21

THE Laurie Gray Memorial over the 650 metres on Wednesday night carried a GOBIS Bonus and that was picked up by the winner, Granduer. The Len Ketelaar trained stayer came from box eight as favourite at $1.20 to defeat Elite Strike ($6.80) by six and a half lengths, with More Moo ($26.70) four and a quarter lengths further astern. Granduer, who recorded the new PB and track record time of 37.64 to make it nine wins in 24 starts, is a son of Mogambo and Off Springer, owned by Charlie Bates. Path To Vegas collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 450 metres Maiden Final. Sent to box eight as favourite at $1.30, the son of Path To Power and Runway Model led throughout to bolt in by 12½ lengths over Mr. Cobalt ($11.20), with Catarina Bale ($5.90) three and three quarter lengths further astern. Path To Vegas, trained by Paul Westerveld for the You Know It Company Syndicate, posted the new PB and BON time of 25.27 to make it two wins from two starts. Burnt Fuse took time honours over the 390 metres by clocking 21.90 to take out heat two of the Grade 5. Rated on top at $1.50 from box one, the Eddie Caruana trained sprinter led throughout to score by five lengths over Big Blue Rooster ($8.60), with Delfina Bale ($15.60) a length and a quarter back in third spot. Burnt Fuse, who’s a winner of 11 of his 30 outings, is son of Knocka Norris and Ebony Jess, owned by the King High Syndicate. Riley Mak posted the BON time of 31.38 to take out a 550 metres Grade 5. Sent to box two at $3.10, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Sionara Baby scored by two and a quarter lengths over Cobra Show ($17.50), with Proctor Rules ($25.10) the next one in, three and a quarter lengths back. A winner of three of his 15 runs, Riley Mak is owned by Nadine Brown and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Darren Brown. Spark Up for the Park Long Syndicate gave Darren his double by running 22.31 to take out heat five of the 390 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box seven as favourite at $2.40, the son of Paddy’s Flame and Encampbell saluted by a length over Arvo’s Twink ($4.40), with Secret Raider ($7.50) three and three quarter lengths further afield.

Jimmy’s bonus

Cranbourne September 21

VETERAN sprinter, Riverdale Jimmy collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 311 metres Grade 5 Final on Wednesday. Sent to box one at $6.70, the Ian Green chaser led throughout to score by two and a quarter lengths over Jessina ($7.30), with Ben’s Cousin ($11.60) eight and a quarter lengths further astern. Riverdale Jimmy, a son of Typhoon Tide and Riverdale Lil, owned by the Riverdale Syndicate, clocked the new PB and BOD time of 17.85 to make it 20 wins in 132 starts. Goldie Bale scored her first win by taking out the 520 metres Maiden Final. Drawn in box two at $5.20, the daughter of Bartrim Bale and Dyna Beauty saluted by two lengths over Ultimate Cruiser ($.70 fav), with a neck to third placed Itchycoo Keats ($3.80). Goldie Bale, trained by Graeme Bate for Paul Wheeler, stopped the clock at 30.92. Bureaucrat clocked the new PB and BOD time of 30.36 after leading throughout to land the 520 metres Grade 5. Coming from box six at $4.50, the Tricia Curtain trained galloper defeated Launchinator ($4.10) by two and a half lengths, with Price Increase ($2.80 fav) a length and a half back in third spot. A winner of eight of his 30 starts, Bureaucrat is a son of Path To Power and Misty Lee, owned by John White. Robert Britton was the first of two trainers to land a double, and the Tony Devola owned Laurie Valentine was his first leg when he ran 30.88 to score an all the way win in a 520 metres Grade 5. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Unlimited Surge came from box three as favourite at $2.10 to beat Morotai ($3.90) by three and a half lengths. The David Burnett owned Spiritual One gave Rob his double by clocking 30.79 to take out a 520 metres Grade 5. The son of Run’s House and Oodeim Lara came from box two at $4.70 to lead throughout and score by two and a quarter lengths over

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Suzie Waves ($11.00). Jason Formosa chimed-in with a double too, and the Steve Cairns owned Target Octane was his first leg when she posted a 30.72 success in a 520 metres Grade 5. Rated at $12.60 out of box five, the daughter of Pure Octane and Aye Jay Assassin saluted by a head over Crafty Warwick ($3.50 fav). Le Pippy for David Francalanza gave Jason his double by registering 30.59 when an all the way winner of a 520 metres Grade 5. Wearing the black vest at $6.60, the daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Prize Possession beat Dodge Challenger ($1.90 fav) by five and a half lengths.

Plenty is best

Shepparton September 21

PLENTY PEARL ran the new PB and BOD time of 25.75 to take out heat two of the 450 metres Grade 5 Damsels Dash on Wednesday. Sent out at $4.70 from box seven, the Tony Salpigtidis trained chaser led throughout to beat Phyllis Ellen ($8.00) by four and a half lengths, with Burrawonga Jen ($28.40) a length and a quarter back in third spot. Plenty Pearl, a daughter of Collision and Beautiful Pearl, owned by the Mozza Syndicate, has scored in two of her four runs. Super Creative looked boxed to win a 390 metres Grade 5, coming from the outside trap to score by a length. The son of Pure Octane and Creative Action was rated at $2.90 to account for Supermen Lover ($13.40) and Bluey’s Joy ($27.00), with three and a quarter lengths separating second from third. Super Creative, trained by John McClelland for Kevin, Narelle and Kerry Podmore, stopped the clock at 22.78. Voltage Line took time honours over the 390 metres by running the new PB of 22.57 after leading throughout to land a Grade 5. Wearing the pink vest at $6.90, the Mark Osborne owned and trained sprinter scored by four lengths over Northern Nick ($4.60), with Hot An Creative ($2.80 fav) a length back in third spot. A winner of four of his 20 starts, Voltage Line is a son of Fenceline and Trevi Fountain. Tassie Tomato posted the new PB of 22.64 when successful in a 390 metres Grade 5. Coming from box four at $14.20, the black sprinter greeted the Judge four lengths in advance of Caitlyn May ($3.80), with a length to third placed Absolute Bond ($9.20). Tassie Tomato, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Tomato Paste, is owned and trained by Peter White.

Really blazing

Geelong September 22

BLAZING SKY sped over the 400 metres on Thursday night in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade to score an all the way win in the new PB and BON time of 22.36. Drawn in box eight as favourite at $1.40, the Tony Attard owned and trained sprinter scored by six and three quarter lengths over Walk Don’t Run ($14.50), with Mister Austin ($56.40) a length back in third spot. Blazing Sky, a son of Big Daddy Cool and Renee’s Special, has now won seven of his 15 outings. Debutante, Emma Bale scored a huge win in a 400 metres Maiden, leading throughout to greet the Judge with 12¾ lengths to spare. Coming from the seven alley at $6.60, the daughter of Go Wild Teddy and Marzeena Bale accounted for Bold Bandido ($4.20) and Forrester ($20.50), with a length splitting second from third. Emma Bale, trained by Steve Collins, was the first leg of a winning double for owner, Paul Wheeler. The Graeme Bate trained Instant Bale gave Paul his double by posting 26.14 to score in a 460 metres Grade 5. Sent to box four at $2.90, the son of Bartrim Bale and Dyna Beauty saluted by two lengths over Limburg Hope ($8.20), with Five More ($10.50) five and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Zaber took time honours over the 460 metres by running 25.87 to land the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Rated at $4.20 from box three, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Molly Corleone defeated Lordie Keats ($10.60) by a length and three quarters, with a similar margin to third placed Gula Bale ($3.50 fav). A winner of 18 of his 49 runs, Zaber is owned by the McLovin Syndicate and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Jamie Karamatic. Miss Jarrah for the Six Signals Syndicate completed the double for Jamie by running the

new PB of 26.00 when an easy all the way winner of a 460 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box two at $8.40, the daughter of Surgeon and Trendy Oak romped in by nine and a quarter lengths over Wilham’s Son ($3.20), with El Sporto ($5.90) a neck further away.

Odds on debut

Warragul September 22

FEW ARE CHOSEN made his debut in a 460 metres Maiden on Thursday a successful one by scoring as the odds-on favourite. Sent out at $1.80, the Darren McDonald trained chaser led throughout to score by a length and a half over Windermere World ($7.20), with Code Nine ($3.90) a half head away third. Few Are Chosen, a son of Brett Lee and Ferly Gain, owned by the Kent Racing Syndicate, stopped the clock at 26.48. Amaroo Romanos posted 26.28 after leading all the way to land a 460 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box one at $9.60, the son of Elgrando and Amaroo Gypsy defeated Flaming Waters ($2.60 fav) by three and three quarter lengths, with Saxy Sara ($20.80) half a length further adrift. Amaroo Romanos, who is owned and trained by Charlie Schembri, was the first leg of a winning double for the litter. Amaroo Sharpa completed the litter double by running the new PB and BOD time of 26.27 to take out a 460 metres Grade 5. The Carole Schembri owned and trained galloper wore the red vest as favourite at $2.40 to a length win over Hillview Franky, with a half length to third placed Hell’s Inferno ($4.70). Amaroo Sharpa has now been around 18 times and this was his fourth win. Always Puzzled took time honours over the 400 metres by posting 22.80 when an all the way winner of a Maiden. Coming from box two as favourite at $2.50, the Norm Rilen trained youngster scored a five lengths win over Stealthy Express ($7.30), with Dazer ($33.70) three and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Always Puzzled, who was having his third attempt at breaking through, is a son of Droopy’s Puzzle and Royalties, owned by Dinah Moles.

A good buy

Geelong September 23

RIPABUY scored her first win by taking out the second semi-final of the GRV VBIS Maiden Series over 460 metres on Friday night. Sent to box four at $27.50, the Brian Jones trained youngster led throughout to score by three quarters of a length over Prancing Joe ($18.50), with Katie Merry ($1.60 fav) a neck further adrift. Ripabuy, a daughter of Premier Fantasy and Ebony Night, owned by Barry Seaman, stopped the clock at 26.53. Warning Label took the time honours over the 460 metres by posting 25.90 to score in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The son of Surf Lorian and Diamond Label wore the green vest as favourite at $3.00 to an all the way three lengths win over Bledisloe ($7.50), with Why Not Fran ($16.00) four and a half lengths further astern. A winner of 16 of his 59 runs, Warning Label was the first leg of a winning double for the Champagne Syndicate and trainer, Angela Langton. Miss Stackhouse completed the double for connections by registering 30.34 to score in the 520 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Coming from box two at $4.30, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Miss Tayliana led throughout to defeat Silverwater Jack ($1.80 fav) by three quarters of a length, with Darken Rahl ($5.40) two and a half lengths further afield. Miss Stackhouse has now been around 36 times and this was her eighth win. Hamel took the time honours over the 400 metres by registering 22.85 when successful in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The Garry Watts owned and trained sprinter wore the pink vest at $3.10 to salute by three quarters of a length over Smoky’s Turn ($7.50), with Poisa ($26.20) half a length back in third spot. Hamel, who’s won 13 of his 62 outings, is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Coulta Tess.

Hodge’s bonus

Traralgon September 23

HODGE collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 513 metres Maiden Final on Friday night. Sent to box six at $3.00, the Corey Siekman trained youngster led throughout to score by two and a quarter lengths over Shore Sal ($2.80 fav), with Velocity Zoom ($5.60) four

and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Hodge, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and African Beauty, owned by the African Dream Syndicate, stopped the clock at 30.08. Elite Capri led throughout to easily take out the 298 metres Maiden Qualy Final. After winning her qualy in 17.17, the white and black youngster went to box two for her race debut as favourite at $2.80 before scoring in 17.14. The John Jarkis owned and trained daughter of Elite State and Jackie’s Capri defeated Coop Jak ($29.70) by six and three quarter lengths, with She’s Delicate ($21.00) coming in third, a length and three quarters back. Federal Bureau was only a reserve for the 658 metres Grade 5 but after gaining a start in box eight, scored in 38.87. Rated at $7.50, the John Connor trained galloper saluted by a head over Magic Penski ($1.60 fav), with Wadelock Sal ($13.40) nine and a half lengths further astern. A winner of five of his 31 goes, Federal Bureau is a son of Where’s Hoover and Right Way Gloria, owned by George Wapshott. Audacious Elle ran the BON time of 29.75 to easily score in a 513 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box seven at $4.10, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Pure Elle bolted in by eight lengths over My Mate Max ($2.80 fav), with Si Sootee Run ($9.10) three and a quarter lengths further afield. Audacious Elle, who’s won three of her six runs, is trained by Michael Fearnley for Kevin Wainwright. Loveable Lyn took the time honours over the 298 metres by posting the new PB of 16.92 when an all the way winner of heat two of the Special Event. The Lionel Kraemer trained sprinter came from box seven at $14.40 to beat Falay Allen ($8.70) by a length and three quarters, with a length and a quarter to dead heaters for third, Sooty Smith ($4.40) and Mid Levels ($2.70 fav). Loveable Lyn, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Demonica, owned by the Vanechteldabel Syndicate, at her 23rd run scored her eighth win. Bill McMahon took training honours for the night with a double, and Dr. Aye Jay for the Doctors Kennels Syndicate was his first leg when he ran 29.99 to take out the 513 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The son of Pure Octane and Dr. Xavier came from box two at $8.30 to beat Ruby Ha Ha ($1.90 fav) by a half length. The Jeff Galea owned Hamilton Speed gave Bill his double by clocking 30.05 to land a 513 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box one at $3.20, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Sisco Chick romped in a six lengths winner over Dongy ($6.10).

First win in final

Warrnambool September 24

SHIRAZ REEF scored his first win by taking out the 450 metres Maiden Final on Saturday night. Drawn in box seven at $6.00, the Steve Elsum trained chaser saluted by a half length over Daisy Flame ($4.00), with Smiling Moment ($4.90) a length and three quarters back in third spot. Shiraz Reef, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Schne Boodles, owned by Itza Tuff Gig Syndicate, stopped the clock at 26.19. There was a Grade 5 run over the 650 metres and Slashing Junior posted 38.09 to score. Coming from box one at $11.20, the son of Mogambo and Cool Doc got there by a head over Premier Boloney ($1.20 fav), with Going Home ($12.60) four and three quarter lengths further afield. A winner of three of his 11 runs, Slashing Junior is trained by Ray Mahony for Duane Dalton. Mepunga Premier ran the BON time of 25.38 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5. Rated on top at $2.20 from box seven, the Joy McDowall trained chaser led throughout to score by three lengths over Wongawilli Vila ($2.40), with Edinburgh Logan ($27.70) a length back in third spot. Mepunga Premier, who’s won two of his five runs, is a son of Premier Fantasy and Mepunga Diamond, owned by Barry Smith. Atomic Spitfire took time honours over the 390 metres by clocking 22.22 when an all the way winner of a Grade 5. The son of Spitfire Jet and Happy New Year came from box three as favourite at $2.90 to beat Tiger Bomb ($6.40) by a length and a quarter, with that same margin to third placed Paper Chaser ($4.10). Atomic Spitfire, owned and trained by Daryl Williams, has now scored in three of his five attempts.


John Coburn and the Waterco Syndicate are having lots of fun with Marmion, who recently took out a 440 metres Grade 5 heat at Sale in Best Of Night 24.73.

– Sale pics courtesy Clint Anderson of Blue Stream Pictures

Nicky McRae with Sam’s Kingdom, winner of the 440 metres Free For All at Sale on September 25 for the Shopping Spree Partners Syndicate and Devon Meadows mentor, Chris Johannsen.

Five starts for four wins: Beautifully bred Excess All Areas (Bombastic Shiraz - Los Caballos), pictured with handler Jacqui Greenough at Sale on September 25.

Rocket’s boilover Sale September 25

DAINTREE ROCKET caused a boilover by taking out the 520 metres Grade 5 final on Sunday night. Coming from box seven at $26.30, the Lauren Gorman trained galloper scored by a nose over Elmira Bale ($11.40), with a half length to third placed Simply Charlie ($1.70 fav). Daintree Rocket, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Daintree Lady, owned by Gary Joske, stopped the clock at 29.81. Major Monogram took time honours over the 520 metres by posting the new PB of 29.61 to take out the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Sent to box four at $24.60, the son of Where’s Pedro and Somerton Lass beat his litter and kennelmate Launchinator ($1.50 fav) by two and three quarter lengths, with Mr. Macquire ($19.40) a nose away. Major Monogram, a winner of eight of his 71 runs, is owned by Ian Freeman and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Chris Johannsen. Sam’s Kingdom for the Shopping Spree Partners Syndicate gave Chris his double, returning the new PB of 24.90 to score in the 440 metres Free For All. Coming from box two at $2.80, the son of Return The King and Belinda Belle beat Budgie Lass ($2.60 fav) by three and three quarter lengths, with Four Across ($6.90) picking up third money, a length and three quarters in arrears. Marmion ran the BON time of 24.73 to take out heat two of the 440 metres Grade 5. The John Coburn trained chaser came from box three as the popular elect at $1.30 to defeat Undercover Girl ($14.70) by six and a half lengths, with Arvo’s Twink ($11.90) three lengths further astern. Marmion is a son of Elite State and Show Stopper, owned by the Waterco Syndicate, and at his 52nd start, this was his 20th win. Kel Greenough chimed in with a double also, and the Stuart Hazlett owned Ocean Foam was his first leg when she registered 25.01 to take out heat four of the 440 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box four as favourite at $2.30, the daughter of Premier Fantasy and Best Of Diablo beat Sonic Chick ($5.10) by three and a half lengths, with Is It Gunnamatta

($10.30) the next to arrive, a length and three quarters back. Excess All Areas for the Olinda Syndicate completed the double for Kel with a gallop of 25.30 to land heat five of the 440 metres Grade 5. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Los Caballos came from the inside trap as favourite at $1.40 to salute by two and a quarter lengths over Arvo’s Josie ($10.30), with Kistex ($10.00) a length and a half further adrift.

Record goes again Sandown September 25

THAT 515 metres track record was lowered again when Bekim Bale posted 28.96 to take out a Grade 5 on Sunday. Rated on top at $1.20 from box eight, the black chaser led throughout to bolt in by 13½ lengths over Speedy Colour ($36.60), with Fat Boy Johnny ($9.50) two and a half lengths back in third spot. Bekim Bale, who’s won two of his three starts, was the last of five winners for owner trainer combo of Paul Wheeler and Andrea Dailly and the third leg of a winning treble for the litter. Fyna Bale was the first leg for the litter and she posted 29.65 to take out a 515 metres Maiden. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $1.80, the black youngster saluted by four and

Big week for the Kiwis. Another Dollar defeated Aussie chasers Metz Magic, the reigning National Sprint champion, and Aston Thomas in the Sister City Cup series held at Christchurch’s Addington stadium last Thursday night. Another Dollar led throughout for trainer John McInerney, clocking 30.54 and giving him his fifth success in the International event. Then on the weekend the NZ Warriors touched up the Melbourne Storm for the right to take on Manly in the NRL Grand Final. a quarter lengths over Mid City Hannah ($3.20). Heston Bale completed the litter treble with a gallop of 29.46 to take out a 515 metres Grade 5. Sent to box seven as favourite at $1.10, the son of Bartrim Bale and Amelia Bale defeated Zero’s Hero ($34.10). The first leg for Paul and Andrea was Halle Bale, who posted 29.98 to land a 515 metres Maiden. The daughter of Velocette and Keeko Bale came from box one at $4.00 to score by three quarters of a length over Whispering Wind ($2.00 fav). Ellen Bale completed the set with a gallop of 30.01 to take out a 515 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Go Wild Teddy and Talia Bale wore the green vest at $10.80 to a length and a quarter win over Barnaby Bale ($1.70 fav). Jet Blast took the time honours over the 595 metres by posting 34.52 to land a Grade 5. After exiting box six at $7.80, the Michael Carter owned and trained chaser scored by two lengths over Che Wah ($13.50), with Groober ($1.90 fav) three and a quarter lengths further afield. Jet Blast is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Poptart, who’s won four of his 27 starts. Grand Garcon scored an easy win in a 595 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box three as favourite at $2.50, the son of Where’s Pedro and Petite Mamselle bolted in by 10 lengths over Pure Chantilly ($63.30), with Sips Her Coffee ($3.00) four lengths further astern. Grand Garcon, trained by Peter Giles for John Kennedy, stopped the clock at 34.57.

Best limes

Warrnambool September 25

EMILY LIMES ran the new PB and BOD time of 22.30 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5 on Sunday. Coming from box two as favourite at $1.50, the Ray Brewer trained sprinter scored

Sunday’s Strathalbyn Cup winner Kalden Mayhem with Jarrad and Troy Murray after the classy sprinter came from midfield to score a strong victory in 31.05. A member of the brilliant Big Daddy Cool and Abbadale Gold litter, Kalden Mayhem has now chalked up 24 career wins from 54 starts.


- pic courtesy of The Southern Argus.

by six and a half lengths over Doc’s Dancer ($6.00), with Markev Boy ($11.60) coming in third, a length and three quarters in arrears. A winner of two of her seven runs, Emily Limes is a daughter of Kiowa Sweet Trey and Spring Limes, owned by Bernard Bouchier. Daryl Douglas broke through for his first win by running 23.06 to take out a Tier 3 Maiden over 390 metres. Sent to box five at $4.70, the son of Premier Fantasy and Bo Douglas saluted by a neck over Surfin’ Rocks ($7.20), with Glenferrie Lass ($3.60 fav) the next one in, two lengths back. Daryl Douglas was the first leg of a winning double for owner trainer, Kevin Ward. Dribbles Douglas completed the double for Kevin by posting 22.65 to score in a 390 metres Grade 5. Rated on top at $3.10 in the blue vest, the son of Where’s Pedro and Elle Douglas beat Charlie Charlie ($5.00) by a neck, with Perfect Five ($20.50) collecting third money, two and a half lengths back. Mepunga Leeza ran 25.97 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box two as favourite at $2.40, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and

Mepunga Diamond beat Where’s Jacko ($6.80) by two lengths, with a neck to third placed Magical Opening ($19.30). Mepunga Leeza, owned by Barry Smith, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Joy McDowall. Perfect Rio completed the double for Joy by registering the BOD time of 25.76 to score in a 450 metres Grade 5. Listed as a reserve but gaining a start in box one, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Skye Puzzle was at $3.20 before cruising home a six lengths winner over Surf Thunder ($23.90), with Perfect Dallas ($14.00) the next one in, two and three quarter lengths in arrears. Perfect Rio, owned by the Levarg Racing Group Syndicate, has now won two of his three runs.


TUIAKI, winner of last year’s Group 1 Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic and Group 2 Woy Woy Poultry Gosford Gold Cup has cracked a hock and been retired. The injury has prevented owner trainer, Neville Brown testing the dog as a stayer, but Tuiaki has gone to Sam Cauchi’s Rocky Ridge Stud in Calga at an $880 fee. A son of sensational sire, Premier Fantasy and Shireen’s Habit, Tuiaki won 23 of 65 races and $129,000 prizemoney. ********** CHINA is our biggest greyhound export market, but Wyee breeder, Tony Duggan has just sold five Big Daddy Cool puppies to owners in Prague. “They flew British Airways via Hong Kong and Heathrow, and there was quite a ceremony when they landed, with Australian flags flying at the airport,” Duggan said. ********** UNO JIMBO, sidelined for six months after breaking a metacarpal bone in March, scored his second comeback win in as many starts at Bulli on Monday. The black dog is trained by Julie Brodie for her father, 85 year-old Jim Patton, a former leading trainer and Bulli GRC President. Uno Jimbo is a son of Miss Eleftheria, the last greyhound Patton trained. “The dog pulls-up sore on the injured leg after each run, but if he stays sound I plan to take him to Wentworth Park,” Brodie said last week. ********** ELIZABETH ROYAL is the sport’s latest supermum. She whelped a litter of pups to Magic Sprite six months ago but has since returned to the track with brilliant sub 31-seconds wins at Richmond on August 31 and September 17. ********** GLEN JONES, partner of successful London-

derry trainer, Margaret Greer, has been honoured with life membership of the Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association. Deputy Chairman of the GBOTA from 1969 to 1973, Jones raced the former top class sprinter Topini Fire. Before his retirement Jones’ promotional flair helped draw huge crowds to Harold Park, including a ‘novelty race’ between a surf lifesaver and his greyhound, Glen’s Topini. “The lifesaver ran 250 yards and the greyhound twice that journey, so the dog would catch the runner near the finish,” Jones recalled. He also persuaded Sir Roden Cutler, the then Governor of NSW, to attend a Harold Park meeting, believed the only occasion when such a dignitary has ‘gone to the dogs’. ********** CUDAL breeder, Dennis Barnes says a trip he made several years ago to Crookwell was the best he ever made. The visit to fellow breeder, Bruce Gay’s farm resulted in Barnes buying Miss Fancy, a daughter of top producer, Gay’s Fancy. “I was educating a litter from Gay’s Fancy for Bruce and phoned to tell him how good they were,” Barnes reflected. “When he said he also had some younger pups from Gay’s Fancy, I asked if I could buy some bitches.“ “Amongst my purchases was Miss Fancy, who became the mother of Sweet Fancy. “She is the dam of Fancy Dean and Fancy Will, semi-finalists in this year’s Paws Of Thunder, and she has a new litter, 10 months old that’s by Brett Lee.”

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