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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 - No. 841


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Billy The Sid is a smart hombre, who has gone a lot quicker at Wentworth Park than his 30.08 Peter Mosman Classic heat win last weekend. He has pace to burn early on and does look the one to beat in Saturday night’s semi-finals stage of this Group 1 classic. FULL FORM WENTWORTH PARK SATURDAY - Page 41




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WITH A RESURGENCE to his best form, Gippsland greyhound, Wy Yung Tiger took out the Maurice Blackburn Grade 4 at The Meadows on Saturday night, running the quickest splits and stopping the clock at 29.82, which was the fastest time over 525 metres. Since winning in a fast time at Sandown in March, the Yinnar kennelled chaser went two months without troubling the judge. But he bounced back at Sandown on May 10 with a hot 29.38 gallop in the Harrison-Dawson and then went to Cranbourne on May 28 to clinch a

THE MEADOWS Saturday with Allan Hawkswell Mixed 4th/5th Grade in 30.32. Last weekend from box two, Wy Yung Tiger was sent out the $1.80 popular pick and after beginning smartly he led them past the post a lap out in 5.00, clear of Amado and Witch’s Potion. When his nearest rivals collided and slid back through the field, the

light fawn dog travelled smoothly down the back, reaching the next checkpoint in 17.75 holding a two lengths buffer on Lektra Express and Dyna Digger. Coming to the home turn Lektra Express was checked, ending any aspiration of victory. That opened the floodgates for the Mick Fearnley trained son of Bombastic Shiraz and Paddy’s Meika, as he coasted to the line almost 10 lengths ahead of Dyna Digger, while motoring home along the rail into third place was Disraeli, a length further astern. Raced by the Wy-Yung Syndicate, Wy Yung Tiger has won half of his six starts at The Meadows, whilst career-wise he’s notched 16 wins and seven placings from 49 attempts, earning $43,100 along the way.

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Paul and Ray Brewer made the long trip up from Camperdown and were rewarded when Shaw Street Race led all the way in a Grade 5 over the 525 metres trip in 30.36.

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AT THE START of her racing career, Fyna Bale was widely touted as being the fastest greyhound in the October 2009 litter of Where’s Pedro and Amelia Bale. As you would know, that’s the one that contained Heston Bale, Irma Bale, Bekim Bale, etc. Well at that early stage nobody would have guessed that Fyna Bale’s fortè was going to be as a stayer. Having run second to Mission Complete at the Broadmeadows halfmile trip, beaten a neck on May 12, the ‘Team Dailly’ trained racer returned to contest the 725 metres Superman at Stud Mixed 4th/5th Grade last Saturday. And with steady rain falling, the $4.60 chance Fyna Bale went straight to the front at boxrise, dashing to the past post the first time in 16.09 with two lengths on Lektra Jay and Adelle Bale, a littermate of the pacesetter. Doing it easy along the back straight, the Paul Wheeler owned chaser was over two lengths ahead of Lektra Jay and Sisco Turbo when the timer was paused at 29.79. For some stayers, their second run over the trip can be a problem, but not so for Fyna Bale, who came away to beat kennelmate and $2.40 favourite Lektra Jay by almost five

Mick Fearnley has Wy Yung Tiger flying at the moment. The recent Harrison-Dawson finalist led all the way at Cranbourne on May 28 then buttered up from the same alley to score his second win over the 525 metres trip in sizzling Best Of Night and new PB of 29.82. lengths in 42.73, with Sisco Turbo ($6.40) third, over three lengths adrift. Based on the past two efforts, I reckon we’ll see Fyna Bale improve vastly on her career stats of eight wins and 10 placings from 37 starts.

Gazza delivers the goods FORM in the Topcat Video Grade 5 was hard to unravel, but punters finally settled on Gold Coast Gazza to take home the lion’s share of the preizemoney. But it wasn’t going to be an easy assignment for the Rob Britton trained chaser, as he had to contend with the awkward seven trap. Slow out, Gold Coast Gazza was only midfield with a lap to go, where Jimi Krakcorn showed the way in 5.15 but then copped a check. With several others in bother too, it gave a clear run for GTG, who charged down the back and passed through the markers in 18.22 ahead of Jimi Krakcorn and Mahogany Boy. But in the end the punters got it right, with Gazza scoring a runaway five and a half lengths victory in 30.38. The Richard Ocic owned son of Hallucinate and Wiedersehn downed the fast finishing Harbour Rose and third placed Mahogany Boy, who wound up a half lengths away. For Gold Coast Gazza it was his seventh win from 22 outings, whilst at the track and trip he’s won three of 11 starts.

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Gold Coast Gazza overcame a tardy start and early first bend trouble but proved too strong for his rivals in the Topcat Video Grade 5 event. Raced by Richard Ocic, trained by Robert Britton and handled by Peter “Ponytail” Riley, the sprinter hit the line in 30.38. Sadly his good fortune didn’t rub off on his namesake, Gold Coast Suns skipper, Gary Ablett, who had a record 53 touches in his losing outing against the Magpies on Sunday. over the airwaves that Allen Gordy would be a starter, despite copping a five-day stand down at The Meadows Wednesday matinee meeting. Now here’s something that probably makes a joke of the stand down rule: On Friday night at Geelong Allen Gordy was cleared to race. Drawn the red in the Le Pine Funerals Grade 5, Allen Gordy began sweetly and was second alongside Edith Bale in 5.18 nearing the first corner. When Edith Bale and others copping checks rounding the first bend, Allen Gordy was off and gone down the back, holding a five lengths break on Walking Street and Edith Bale in 17.99 at thenext checkpoint. With a wing on each paw it was Allen Gordy that saluted the judge five and a half lengths ahead of Walking Street in 30.16, while Edith Bale finished third, over two lengths further adrift. In the space of seven days, the Paul Wheeler owned, Steve Collins trained son of Buttsie Bale and Keeko Bale had won, finished last and then won again on Saturday night, all at the Northcorp Boulevard layout.

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Big night for the Dailly kennel: Lektra Johnson led all the way in his 65th race start, posting his 14th career win in the process. It was also the second winner of five on the night for the powerful Anakie based team, giving them over 150 winners for the year to date.

Jake “The Peg” Collins was happy with his team’s performances on the weekend. Allen Gordy was the second leg of a kennel double for the Lara based family, as Darlin Bale, another red vested runner, was successful earlier in the night over the sprint trip. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.

AT WENTWORTH PARK last Saturday night, we saw 10 heats of the time honoured Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic get underway, and the fastest winner was a two and a half year-old dog, who may just be the best bred in the sport at present. The names of Bombastic Shiraz and One Tree Hill have been etched on many honour rolls, with a Melbourne Cup and Paws Of Thunder being high on their lists. Often when two champs are mated the offspring don’t line match with mum and dad’s deeds on the racetrack. However, following the performance of Two Tree Hill, it doesn’t appear to be the case for this litter. Two Tree Hill, trained by Charlie Lamb, was explosive when winning his third race at the Glebe venue and clocked 29.90 on a surface that was rain-affected. ANOTHER smart customer was the Chris O’Brien prepared Tifia, who scored her fourth win at the track and is yet to be unplaced from seven

NSW Ron Arnold starts over the 520 metres journey. Once the 28kg chaser stepped smartly from box seven a dominant win was always set to evolve, and the trainer deserves full credit for holding her form from the Easter Magic Maiden win. Tifia is another well bred youngster, who’s by Collision out of Tifi, and down the track will more than likely follow a staying career, similar to what her mum did successfully. VICTORIAN TRAINER, Kel Greenough rarely makes an unsuccessful trip to Sydney, and he found another winner, Odie For Now, who was having his first look at the track and who finished strongly to win in 30.23.

Charlie Lamb has Two Tree Hill going well at present, and on Saturday night the avid chaser recorded 29.90 in Peter Mosman series heat.


Odie For Now is by Big Daddy Cool from Shanlyn Lass, and his Victorian form had been most promising with 12 starts showing five wins and three placings, so there is no doubt that this black and white chaser will improve as this series continues. THE RAIN started to leave its mark on the surface by the half-way point of the meeting, and it was a strong dog needed to grab success in the latter part. This was highlighted by the barnstorming finish of Just Joking, who scored his first win in the red vest at his fourth attempt. After Thunder Lee set a cracking pace, Just Joking worked into a forward position and then pulled deep and surged to victory in 30.11. Trained by James Zahra, Just Joking, a son of Big Daddy Cool and Key Exit, has now had three victories over the course. ONE of the most experienced chasers in this series is Midnight Capers, and this year’s National Futurity winner is on song to add another Group race trophy to the mantlepiece. Midnight Capers had to work hard from box eight but finished very powerfully to defeat a gallant Bonita Banana in 30.30. Midnight Capers, by Collision from Midnight Move, raced by the Pringle clan at Clergate, has now earned $100,000 and her formcard shows 12 wins and 10 placings after 24 career starts. ANOTHER with plenty of track experience is just turned two year-old Bye Bye Bucks, who made it nine wins at Wentworth Park. Giving trainer Ken Lewis and his family the ride of their life, Bye Bye

Highly promising racer, Tifia, raced by the Pale Ale Syndicate, charged to a near nine lengths victory in a Peter Mosman Classic heat last weekend, clocking 29.96 for trainer, Chris O’Brien. Bucks really worked hard for his win, having been caught deep from box eight. Cool Zack Knee and Krisa Bale had kept a solid pace up-front and Bye Bye Bucks couldn’t get a clear crack at them until reaching the home corner. Once he hit the lead, the son of Bit Chili and See Ya Senorita charged away to score in 30.39 and at this stage would hold series favouritism. USING box eight to perfection, Captive continued his rise up the ranks and made it four wins at the track with a 30.15 victory. Once he jumped best, Captive cleared out to give nothing else a chance, and is another with good Wentworth Park creditenials. Trained by Marie Burton, the 32kg chaser, by Collision out of Viscaya, overall has had 23 career starts for seven wins and eight placings. TRAINER, Syd Swain believes Billy The Sid is still not wound up and would derive much improvement from his 30.08 victory, and fourth win at the city track. Exiting box one Billy The Sid jumped well, and after being in second spot early, was solid at the end, maintaining a near perfect record of

eight wins from 10 starts. Billy The Sid, by Cosmic Rumble from Midnight Lace, is unbeaten in four starts from inside draws. TRAINER, Steve White has prepared Group winners before, and the improving Amadeus Strikes is well in this series, judging by her first city win in 30.30. Normally a front running type, Amadeus Strikes settled just off the pace on this occasion but worked home stoutly to claim an easy two and a half lengths victory over Between Wickets. Amadeus Strikes (Bombastic Shiraz x Forgetful Lucy) overall has had 11 starts for five wins and four placings. The final heat was one for the bookies, as Sargent Mitchill scored at big odds to break through for his first Wentworth Park win after six attempts. Leading throughout, Sargent Mitchill was never threatened in a race that saw plenty of trouble, and the race time of 30.41 was the slowest of the 10 heats. Sergent Mitchill, who is by Big Daddy Cool from Gotta Be Burns, to date has had 11 starts for four wins and four placings for trainer, Mark Hardman.

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WA’S TOP TRAINER, Linda Britton added another feature final to the resumé when Whispering Wind held out her brother, Robert's runner, Jungle Hero to win the Swan Draught Mandurah Derby by a half length in race record time of 27.36. The son of Collision and Seminole was sent Wast from the Angela Langton kennel to have a crack at the WA Derby, where he ran second in a heat to the series winner, Jordy Pordy. In the Mandurah heats he ran a solid 27.75 to defeat Military Power, and was backed into favouritism at the jump for the $12,000 feature. Whispering Wind rocketed from the boxes, taking full advantage of the rails draw, and opened a length lead over Jungle Hero in a tightly bunched field when passing the 405 metres boxes. The favourite broke away to a two length advantage entering the sweeping turn, still 300 metres from the judge. Jungle Hero was had a similar break over Kenny Powers on the outside of Otago. It was a race in two turning for home, with Jungle Hero tracking a little wide thus giving a small advantage to Whispering Wind. Jungle Hero was nibbling into the favourite’s lead but never caught up, giving Linda Britton her second Derby in a fortnight. Whispering Wind is owned by the very successful Champagne Syndicate managed by Angela’s mum, Susanne Smith, whilst his 11th win from 31 starts boosted earnings to over $41,000.

WA Laurence Torpy Road to Paradise ALSO on the 12-race card last weekend were five heats of the Paradise Street Trophy, which resulted in a very even field for the $18,000 middle distance feature at Cannington on Saturday night. The opening heat had Pedro’s Finest and Prince Holyfield vying for favouritism, but it was Brad Keel’s Proven Mead that shot to the early lead from the cherry. It was a three-way go passing the winning post the first time, with Proven Mead heading Bad Company and the punters elect, Pedro’s Finest was between runners. Pedro’s Finest found the front through the pen but was checked by Proven Mead, allowing Bad Company to sweep to the front. The high-priced import from Victoria was looking to break through for his WA debut, having placed at five of his six previous Cannington starts for the In Good Company Syndicate that’s headed by James Spasich. The owners would have been thrilled to see the son of Collision and Casey’s Angel leave the back two lengths to the good of Pedro’s Finest, with a further four lengths to Prince Holyfield. It was a race in two turning for

home, with Bad Company maintaining his two lengths break to win in 37.64, with Pedro's Finest second and Proven Mead a further seven lengths adrift. DOLLSTAN CRUISE booked his place in the final with a strong come from behind victory in heat two. The Steve Richards trained chaser was away fairly before being squeezed back to the rear of the seven-dog field in early running. Loose Bolts led them up with a circuit to travel but was under pressure from Timmy Woodcock and the favourite, Surf A Coin, whilst Dollstan Cruise ($4.30) had got back into stride and was in clear running four lengths of the leaders. The race looked all over as they headed to the back, with the strong Surf A Coin hitting the front. However, he did not break clear and led by two lengths over Loose Bolts, who had checked off his heels, and Dollstan Cruise, who was in prime position on the paint. Dollstan Cruise levelled-up with the leader turning for home, and altthough he didn’t have a lot left in the tank, battled home to win by a half length over Surf A Coin and the luckless Loose Bolts in 37.87. TRAVEL BUG MISS took out the third heat for Eric Campana with a bold front running performance in 37.76. The $4.50 chance jumped well from the inside and was battling it out with Bramley in the early going. There was three across the track as they took the bell, with daylight to fourth. Travel Bug Miss led narrowly with Bramley the meat in the sandwich as the oddson hope, No Justice mounted a three-wide challenge. Travel Bug Miss burst clear by a couple of lengths on to the back, advantaged by the bumping duel between Bramley


and No Justice. Travel Bug Miss still held sway turning for home, with Bramley only matching his strides, and he ran out a length winner for his first middle distance win in WA. Bramley put in a hard-working run for second, with Kalden Petroni looking a certain winner if the race was 20 metres longer. A SMALL FIELD of six lined up for the penultimate heat, and punters saw it as a race in two between Darya Bale ($2.40) and McQueen ($2), which is pretty much as it turned out. McQueen was in full flight with a lap to go, out by three lengths over Darya Bale on the rail and Robert Darya Bale closed the gap to a couple of lengths through the pen and continued her charge forward, as

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Bad Company, snapped by Joe Mulder, is seen here with handler, Luke Townsend and James Spasich after taking out a heat of the 642 metres Paradise Street Trophy in 37.64 at Cannington last weekend.

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McQueen tracked three wide down the back. The next turn came too soon as McQueen moved back to the rails, with Paul Stuart’s charge hard on his heels. McQueen left the rail entering the home straight, and in a tough grind to the judge, Darya Bale got up by a neck in Best Of Night 37.44, defeating McQueen, with a Explicit Dancer four lengths away third. The daughter of Over Flo and Horizon Bale is enjoying the 642 metres trip, with three wins and a second from four tries. SPRING LEGACY saluted in the final heat for master trainer, John Carmody. The son of Bit Chili and She Be Nimble was away well at boxrise and had opened a three lengths break over Short Haul as they made their way through the catching pen. The $3.10 second favourite was highballing off the back section with an unassailable six lengths break and ran home solidly to win in 37.45, with Short Haul holding second over Kalden Mayhem, who finished well after missing the jump. LOOKING AHEAD to Saturday’s final, Spring Legacy has again come up with box three, and if he clocks the same opening split, will be the dog the others have to catch with a lap to travel. Bad Company is improving with WA racing and looms as a danger, with McQueen a strong contender from the cherry.

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Terry Beckett holds Travel Bug Miss, who clocked 37.76 to annex a Paradise Street Trophy heat.

Spring Legacy was pictured with John Carmody following an all the way success, running 37.45 in another of the Trophy heats.



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Total Terror made it back to back Wentworth Park wins by landing a 4th Grade in a new PB 29.99 last Friday night, taking the Pauline Moran trained chaser’s CV to nine victories after 22 outings.


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FOLLOWING the Wentworth Park meeting last Friday night the Sydney Metropolitan Trainers Premiership table took on a whole new appearance, with Andy Lord not sitting in the top spot, as he has for the past 18 months. Taking over from the 2011 leading mentor was Londonderry based, Pauline Moran, who continued a fabulous few months at headquarters when Total Terror scored a last-to-first victory in the Stake. Both kennels have produced 14 city winners after this night, however, the Moran kennel has a superior winning strike rate (38%) over the Lord establishment (10%). Success for Pauline Moran has come from two litters, with sisters Wez Da Risk and Bazmo’s Babe totalling eight wins, whilst littermates Total Sensation and Total Terror have now six wins between them at the track. Exiting the eight gate, Total Terror was last into stride from the 520 metres start, but with a clear passage, the large 35kg chaser was able to be outside the leading division by the first corner. Leaving the straight the leader, Fast Finish was ahead of Our Layla, with Total Terror racing wide but in a clear lane. Down the back Total Terror


Ron Arnold was able get around all bar the leader, however, the son of Pure Octane had the front runner’s measure by the top bend. Charging to the front, Total Terror careered away from Fast Finish, with some late swoopers looking for the minor prizes. Racing to the judge strongly, Total Terror was a three lengths winner over Fully Chicin a new PB 29.99, with Our Layla a half length away third. Owned by Dubbo’s Leighton Winter, Total Terror is from a November 2009 litter of Total Fancy and to date has had 22 career starts for nine wins and four placings. Fully Chic (Suave Fella x Wild Chant), trained by Eric Castle, has had 51 career starts for 13 wins and 15 placings, whilst Jowe Scibberas’ Our Layla (Where’s Pedro x Simply Pettigo) has produced eight wins and seven placings from 35 starts to date. AFTER a gallant second in the recent Sandown Cup behind Irma Bale, and beating home Miata, it was the Harry Sarkis trained He’s

Poppy Gazz, trained at Londonderry by Lindsay Niccol, came with late rush to annex the Free For All in a new PB 29.85, making it three wins at the Glebe venue for the John Budwee owned son of Laurie Banner and Gazsha.

My Future that appreciated a class drop-back at his home track. The son of Hallucinate has stepped up as a real Group type stayer, and even though this win was only by a skinny margin, the 32kg chaser made it eight wins at the venue and clocked his best winning time of 42.28 for the 720 metres trip. Competing in the AAA Radiator Stake, He’s My Future was only moderately away from box eight, with the Ron Bell trained Hot Buzzard best into stride. Showing his customary speed, He’s My Future was able to get a clear passage in the small field of six and by the first corner was challenging for the lead. He’s My Future went to the front in the straight the first time over Hot Buzzard, with Gail Allen and Super Surf next in line. Down the back straight the leader was travelling well, and it was just a matter of whether the recent travel would take a fitness toll. However, if there is one thing the veteran mentor does best, its getting the fittest dogs on to a racetrack. He’s My Future turned for home in front, with only one danger, Super Surf, who was charging home stoutly. Making a great race out of it at the finish, Super Surf failed by a half length to grab He’s My Future, while it was two lengths to third placed Hotwire. The winner needed to pull out a personal best to claim victory, and the winning time proved to be the difference. Raced by Joe Mittiga and Vic Lorusso, He’s My Future (x Just Dazzle Em) has now had 40 career starts, netting 16 wins and nine placings for earnings tallying $114,000. Super Surf (Surf Lorian x Summer Bliss), trained by Tracey Bryant, from 25 career starts has amassed 10 wins and nine placings, whilst the Graeme Barnett trained Hotwire (Big Daddy Cool x Ima Stunner) after 34 career starts has produced 10 wins and 14 placings.


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BUCKARINGA LAD brought up another strong win and posted a personal best time at Angle Park last Thursday night when the Narvette Treloar trained speedster took out the Committee’s Courage Free For All over the 515 metres journey. A $5.50 chance from box four in a talented field, Buckaringa Lad showed blistering speed at boxrise to easily lead Kalden Komoto through the first turn. Opening the throttle to lead by four lengths over Pints Delight in the back straight, Buckaringa Lad was showing his rivals a clean set of paws and reached the top turn with his four lengths break intact. Rounding the final bend with Pints Delight edging closer, Buckaringa Lad coasted to the line in no danger of defeat. The son of Brumby Lad and Kanowna Belle crossed the line one and

SA Paul Rehmann a quarter lengths clear of Pints Delight in a new personal best 29.98, with Kalden Komoto holding down third place. One of SA’s most consistent chasers, Buckaringa Lad took his record to 20 wins and 28 placings from 72 career starts.

Jessenia on song JESSENIA BALE maintained her brilliant strike rate over the 731 metres for trainer, Shaun Matcott when she won the Sportspower Salisbury Free For All at Angle Park last Thursday night.

Wearing the pink vest in a field of six, Jessenia Bale ($1.50 fav) jumped safely and mustered speed to lead easily over Miss Woods through the first turn. Clearing out to lead by six lengths over Maddi Bale with a lap to run, then extending the margin to seven lengths passing the catching pen, Jessenia Bale maintained her pace down the back straight and reached the top turn with an eight lengths break. Rounding the final bend in a race of her own, with Miss Woods regaining second place, Jessenia Bale coasted to the line under no pressure. The daughter of Bartrim Bale and Serene Bale coasted home a four and a half lengths winner over Miss Woods in a new personal best 43.54, with Maddi Bale third. Jessenia Bale is turning into a force over the half-mile journey, with her 8 starts resulting in 5 wins and 3 placings.

Strong hope TALENTED YOUNGSTER, Hope’s Up recorded her third straight win at Gawler last Tuesday when she took out the John Katakasi Veterinary Services Future Stars final for trainer, Cameron Butcher. A 30.95 Best Of Day heat winner a week earlier, Hope’s Up was all the rage in betting and went to the boxes at $1.90. Sporting the yellow singlet, Hope’s Up began fast and rode a strong bump early to settle down second behind Chelsea Flower through Proven Puzzle answered his critics by landing the Veterans Free For All the first turn. in 29.99 at Angle Park last Thursday night for Troy Murray. Racing to the lead entering the back straight, Hope’s Up edged clear of her rivals and reached the top turn with a two lengths break over strong finisher, Izzy Mai. Rounding the final bend with Izzy Mai and Victa Victoria applying pressure, Hope’s Up proved too strong. Holding on over the closing stages, the daughBlack Dog - November 2006 - 34.5kgs ter of El Galo and Little Looper scored by a length 60% WINNING STRIKE RATE and a half over Victa Vic“WESTMEAD OSPREY is one of the very, toria in Best Of Day very best greyhounds I’ve had and always raced 31.04, with Izzy Mai close against the best. Have a look at his form and up in third place. his pedigree and it tells you everything you From just 24 career need to know about him. He had more than starts it was the 15th race his share of injuries and always came back success for Hope’s Up.

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TRACK RECORDS Henlow 27.21 Henlow 27.25 WON Group 1 2YO Produce Stakes (Swinburn) Group 3 Sittingbourne Standard Eclipse Trial Stakes Walthamstow Puppy Stakes SECOND UK Puppy Cup (Sunderland) Puppy Classic (Nottingham) THIRD Group 2 UK Puppy Derby (Wistow) FINALIST Group 1 Betfair Arc Group 1 Kent Derby Group 1 Henlow Derby

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Puzzle solved PROVEN PUZZLE made a perfect debut on the track for trainer, Troy Murray when he won the 515 metres Oz Sports Supplies Veterans Free For All at Angle Park last Thursday night.

Narvette Treloar with Buckaringa Lad, who came from box four at good odds, annexed a 525 metres Free For All in 29.98 at Angle Park. Donning the white vest and sent to the boxes at $5.50, Proven Puzzle jumped safely and hugged the rail then took the lead over Snuggle Me through the first turn. Showing the way by a couple of lengths over Point Two Over in the back straight, Proven Puzzle was travelling nicely and reached the top turn with a three lengths break. Rounding the final bend with Point Two Over closing to be within a couple of lengths, Proven Puzzle kicked hard and clung to a slender advantage over the closing stages. The son of Meticulous and Proven Model held on for a neck win over Point Two Over in 29.99, with My Third Gone taking third place.

No doubting Thomas ASTON THOMAS ran up to his best form at Angle Park last Thursday night when he gave his rivals a hiding in the In Memory of Max Loveday Grade 4 for trainer, Ray Murray. Nicely drawn in box three and starting as the $3.00 likely elect, Aston Thomas was away nicely and mustered good speed to hold the early lead over Miss Stackhouse through the first turn. Slipping away to lead by three lengths in the back straight, Aston Thomas was making it look easy as he extended the lead to five lengths over Miss Stackhouse at the top turn. Rounding the final bend well clear of Octane Osti getting through to second place, Aston Thomas maintained his pace and went on for a strong victory. The son of Where’s Pedro and Elite Oriental crossed the line five and a half lengths ahead of Octane Osti in a career best time of 29.88,

with Lektra Train running on into third place.

Stars of the week DEADLY IMPACT held on at Angle Park last Monday when he ran the best time of the night in a Mixed 3 rd /4 th Grade for trainer, Petar Jovanovic. Sent to box four as the $2.60 favourite, Deadly Impact jumped straight to the front and led all the way, crossing the line a head in advance of Koubek in 29.95. JORDO’S PUSHBIKE racked-up his second 731 metres win from as many starts when he took out a non penalty event at the same meeting for trainer, John Gale. Well in the market at $4.60 from box five, Jordo’s Pushbike settled down second and overhauled Paua To Rock over the closing stages, scoring by four lengths in a new personal best 43.73. EMERLEY STRIKER notched his third successive win and ran the best time of the day at Angle Park last Wednesday when he took out a Grade 5 event for trainer, Angela Modra. Nicely drawn in two, Emerley Striker ($1.70 fav) jumped fast and made every post a winner, passing the post three lengths ahead of Snouter and Napoleon Wiz in 30.15. AUNTY CHOPPER bounced back to her winning best in fine style when she ran the best time of the night at Angle Park last Thursday in a Grade 5 for trainer, Gary Pidgeon. Perfectly drawn in the rails alley and starting as a $5.00 chance, Aunty Chopper jumped fast and made every post a winner, scoring by five lengths to Jesse be Cool in a new personal best 29.87.

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DON’S FANTASY scored an easy all the way win in the Macro Meats Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 595 metres. Wearing the pink vest at $5.80, the Neville Vincent trained chaser came out running, and although out a fair way from the fence, she already had a three lengths break as they came into the straight the first time. Getting to the first mark in 9.19, it was Don’s Fantasy by five lengths over Gangbusters, with Full Circle third and Mystery Pink fourth. Don’s Fantasy was travelling well through the second checkpoint, leading by six lengths in 23.40 over Full Circle, who’d moved to second around the outside of Gangbusters. Don’s Fantasy never looked like being caught and raced to the Judge five lengths in advance of Full Circle ($4.80), with Gangbusters ($2.70 fav) a length and three quarters further afield. Don’s Fantasy, a daughter of Premier fantasy and Miss Bradman, owned by Kevin Ward, clocked the new PB of 34.40, whilst the white

and black chaser made it two from three at the trip, as part of her 10 wins in 41 starts overall.

Punters had last laugh

RUBY HA HA just hung on in the drive to the line and took out the Sky Racing Grade 5 over 515 metres. After lining up in box five as the popular elect at $2.90, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Paddy’s Meika actually won the jump and led before being outpaced in the run to the first peg. Khumbu had found the lead and passed the first split in 5.04, with Blackalls Boss coming through inside of Ruby Ha Ha to be second. Khumbu was still the pilot around to the back, getting there in 18.94, but she was almost joined on the rail by Blackalls Boss, while there was two lengths to Ruby Ha Ha starting to unwind.

Ruby Ha Ha quickly ranged up on the final bend and found the front. But the two leaders had a bumping duel down the running before the punters elect hung on to score by a neck over Khumbu ($4.50), with a length to third placed Dream Chick ($11.50). Ruby Ha Ha, who is owned by the Neomc Syndicate, registered 29.84 to tick-up her third win in 16 goes at the trip. The Robert Neocleous trained galloper has now scored in 10 of her 38 career runs.

Easier for Turnpike KANSAS TURNPIKE found the RSN Grade 4 over 515 metres an easier assignment and scored in 29.82 to continue the great run owner trainer, Norm Rinaldi has been having. Rated at $12.00 out of box one, the black and white chaser won the start and led to just before the first mark, where Select Nan from out

Danny, Mario (Hollywood) and Steve Briganti had to wait until the last race to see Vagabond Diamond get up in the last stride and down early leader, Ve Du Magic right on the line in 29.99. Lacking early speed, the son of former Melbourne Cup winner, Surgeon and Chantail’s Rose came from midfield on the first bend to make it two wins from as many starts over the 515 metres distance. wide poked her head in front to claim the split in 5.10, with Daintree Palace between runners a close third. Kansas Turnpike regained the lead turning out of the straight and led them around to the back in 19.15 with a two lengths lead over Forever

Strong, while Daintree Palace was still handy and in third spot. Kansas Turnpike maintained his momentum at the head of affairs to reach the wire two lengths ahead of the fast finishing Coolan Miss ($4.40), with a head to third placed Forever Strong. Kansas Turnpike, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Greys Lemon Ice, has now won six of his 22 starts, of which 14 of those starts have been at the trip, where he has won five times.

Dancer’s rhythm

A finalist in the Launching Pad and never out of trouble in the Warrnambool Breeders Classic series, Spiral Ballerina came out humming in the Berwick Mazda Free For All and was never threatened in her sizzling BON and new PB 29.38 victory. Raced by David Baker and trained by Jimmy Redenbach, the outstanding young sprint prospect is assured of many more wins in town.

“Keefy” Lloyd handled Jimmy Two Hats for Elizabeth Lloyd, and the black chaser led all the way to land a Grade 5 sprint event in 29.68. It was his first success over the 515 metres trip, and the youngster’s third win in a row from the two alley. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.

Youngsters Morgan and Taylor Cockerill with mum and dad, Lisa and Ian Cockerell after Bathilda Bagshot scored an all the way victory over the 515 metres trip in 29.72. A daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Finlandia, who the couple raced with success, has now racked-up six wins from her 29 start career.

Ruby Ha Ha had the last laugh on her rivals when she proved too strong for a Grade 5 field and notched her third victory over the 515 metres trip. Raced by the Neomc Syndicate and trained at Hazelwood North by Robert Neocleous, the well bred daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Paddy’s Meika has now registered 10 wins after 38 career starts.

SPIRAL BALLERINA gave a dashing display to take out the Berwick Mazda Free For All over 515 metres in Best Of Night 29.38. An $11.40 chance drawn box seven, the daughter of Collision and Spiral Rose was away quickly, and in a great battle led Peggy May to the first mark by a neck in 5.07, with Carol Allen over on the inside just three quarters of a length down after being the early leader. Spiral Ballerina clapped the speed on into the back and sped around to the second checkpoint in 18.68, where she had three lengths on Peggy May, with Carol Allen still third but joined by Mini Emily. Up front Spiral Ballerina was untroubled to the line, defeating Peggy May ($2.10 fav) by two and a half lengths, with a length and a quarter to dead heaters for third, Carol Allen ($3.60) and Mini Emily ($8.30). Trained by Jim Redenbach for David Baker, Spiral Ballerina has scored in five of her nine goes on the track, whilst her career tally shows six firsts in just 14 attempts.

Neville and Sandra Vincent pose trackside with the well bred Don’s Fantasy, who was an all the way winner of the Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 595 metres The daughter of Premier Fantasy and Miss Bradman followed on from a gutsy win at Bendigo over the 500 metres journey on May 25 to post her second win over the middle distance.

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LES BEIN and his wife, Sandy have had plenty to cheer about in the decade or more they have been in greyhound racing. Last Thursday night at Albion Park, Les didn’t come to the track confident of cheering, but he did anyway. Bogie Magic had much to live up to when he lined up for the final of the Mick Byrne Memorial over 520 metres. But breeder and owner, Les had lost his confidence in the dog, despite trainer Ryan Ayre giving the son of El Galo and Bogie Gem a great chance in the final. “I didn’t even get dressed up,” said Les. “I didn’t like his chances out of the six.” But Bogie Magic led throughout to beat Kafron by three lengths in 30.54 on a wet track, with a half length to Coal King flashing home for third. It was his ninth win in 18 starts. Ryan was impressed. “I told Les when I first put him into work that he would never run past 400 metres,” said Ryan, “but this dog has continued to improve.” “I reckon the El Galo stock find a leg when they get to two.” Bogie Magic will now go on to the heats of the Flying Amy Classic at Albion Park this week in a bid to emulate another Les Bein bred and raced dog, Bogie Ace. “We won the Mick Byrne with Bogie Ace and then he went on to win the Flying Amy as well,” said Les. Bogie Ace is now in Argentina as a stud dog, having been sold there two years ago after serving one bitch at stud. Members of that litter, bred by Neil Thompson, are just about to start racing. Ryan Ayre was supremely confident that Bogie Magic would be hard to beat. “The wide draw suits him so well

QLD David Brasch because he doesn’t like to have dogs crowding him on his outside,” he said. Bogie Magic’s dam, Bogie Gem is a daughter of Les and Sandy Bein’s former champion race bitch, Bogie Leigh, a member of the Australian greyhound racing Hall of Fame.

First timers

WAYNE Oweis and Richard Zidarew sat in a school room 30 years ago and decided to buy a greyhound. A year ago that came to fruition and now the mates, one on the Gold Coast the other in Cowra, race a highly promising youngster called Driveway Diva (Collision – Gnarley Babe), who landed a 520 metres Novice victory at Albion Park last Thursday night in impressive style. It is the first greyhound that Wayne and Richard have raced. “I was sitting on a plane on my way home from Sydney when someone in the plane had left a copy of a greyhound newspaper on the seat,” said Wayne. “I picked it up and spotted an advert for this litter of pups.” Wayne rang breeders Bill and Jan Warner, got in the car and headed to Thagoona (near Ipswich) and picked out the blue bitch pup. “All the rest of them wanted to jump all over me, but this one sat back by herself.” “That was the one I liked,” said Wayne. Wayne was horrified that he would have to take a then few months old greyhound puppy home to the Gold Coast. “Bill was fantastic,” said Wayne. “We left her there for a few more weeks then sent her to Darryl Schafer

Ryan Ayre and Bogie Magic joined a team of personalities trackside following the black dog’s 30.54 victory in the Michael Byrne Memorial at ‘The Creek’ last week. to rear, and he then sent her on to Glenda and John Dart to train... and here we are.” Driveway Diva has always shown great potential. She won a Maiden at Albion Park back in February in a flying 30.29, but a few days later injured her stopper bone and her career came to a sudden halt. “Fortunately it came right and she seems fine on it,” said John Dart after the bitch’s win in the Novice last week. She scored by three and a quarter lengths over Black Eye Bean, with two and a half lengths to third placed Dodgy Bob. Dart will bring Driveway Diva back to Albion Park this week for heats of the Flying Amy Classic over 520 metres. “She goes great at Albion Park and we’ll continue to come back here,” said John. “We’ll miss the Cosmic Rumble at Lismore.”

Queensland Futurity winner, Millennium. “We thought we had a very nice potential stayer in the mother, but she got hurt and we didn’t get what we thought we might out of her,” said Ray. “We put her to Just The Best, and all the litter has ability.” They include Stay The Night, who chased home the sensational Wise Forecast in the Young Guns final at Ipswich last week. Come Closer came into last

week’s race off a poor last at Albion Park the previous Monday night, but she had been knocked out of contention within a few strides. “She’ll get 600 metres for sure later on and might even stay further,” said Knudsen. “I had a few troubles with her when I tried to get her going as a pup. She was having trouble on the corners.” “But she’s right now.” “I like her better from a wide draw,” said Knudsen.

Staying potential Come Closer ran 30.70 to annex a Fifth Grade at headquarters for Charlie Essex and Ray Knudsen.

Driveway Diva with Wayne Oweis, Richard Zidarew and John Dart after the blue chaser had won a Novice in 30.41 to remain unbeaten in town. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.

RAY KNUDSEN has been around greyhounds long enough to know the potential of a young dog. That’s why he is putting his money on Come Closer developing into a better than handy stayer when she “gets a bit of age on her”. Knudsen said this after the daughter of Just The Best and Sweet Surrender had proved too strong for a 520 metres Fifth Grade field at Albion Park last Thursday night, scoring by two and three quarter lengths to Sarah’s Ace in 30.70, with two and a quarter lengths to Rando’s Rocket third. Knudsen races the bitch in partnership with Big Dog Pet Foods skipper, Chris Essex. They raced the dam, Sweet Surrender, a litter sister to former star stayer, Shadow Boxer, and Greg Brennan’s Group 2 National Greyhound Form, Thursday, June 7th, 2012 – Page 11

NSW Ron Arnold

Massa’s Spiffer (Over Flo x Imelda Bale) has raced 56 times for three wins and 19 placings.

Rose on display

LORD was on another high when Rocket To Excel proved far too strong in the Premium Tyre Dapto Stake, recording his third win at the course. When the lids opened, Rocket To Excel exited smartly from box three and matched motors with Miss Horizon in the pink rug. With the advantage of the inside draw, Rocket To Excel held the front and kicked clear as they entered the back straight. Rocket To Excel was travelling well up front and opened a goodly lead off the top turn, with only Ambassador Osti making a run from the chasing pack. Coming down the side Rocket To Excel was clear, however, Ambassador Osti started to close rapidly, and a big finish was on the cards as heads were turned for home. Rocket To Excel was in front and ‘lifted’ strongly in the shadows of the post, holding out Ambassador Osti by two lengths, running the 520 metres trip in 30.31, with Spiffer a further seven lengths astern. Rocket To Excel, by Droopys Marco from Cawbourne Cathy, from 13 career starts now has four wins with five placings. Ambassador Osti (Collision x Special. Osti), trained by Jason Matthews, has had 39 career starts for six wins and 17 placings, whilst Peter

ROSE BIRRELL scored her first win at the track with Lucky Emma, who finished most powerfully to land the Dapto Volunteers Stake over 600 metres, giving a strong indication that the September 2009 daughter of Bit Chili may eventually be comfortable over the half-mile journey. This is even after the 27kg chaser was racing up the straight at Appin over 300 metres just a month ago. At boxrise it was veteran chaser, Dynamic Shiraz that was best away from the rails alley and led them into the first corner from Bazinga and Kel’s Dream. They spread out at the lap mark, with Dynamic Shiraz still leading over Bazinga, while Lucky Emma was still midfield. Lucky Emma started to make ground down the back, as Bazinga assumed control off the top corner. Lucky Emma continued to swamp the leaders and by the home turn had surged to the front. Racing clear over the concluding stages, Lucky Emma went on to score by two and a quarter lengths from Cawbourne Arthur in 35.24, with a length to third placed Bazinga. Lucky Emma (x Lucky Laird) has had 34 career starts for eight wins with 10 placings. Cawbourne Arthur (Collision x Cawbourne Kyle), trained by Andy Lord, from 11 starts has registered a win and a placing, whilst Bazinga (Mister Twink x Miracle Tears), prepared by James White, has produced two wins and 12 placings from 35 career starts.

LAST SATURDAY night at Richmond the girls ventured out to the western venue for the Richmond Oaks, and the fastest qualifier was Vintage Blend, who put her best paws forward to record a scintillating 30.42. Just 10 nights earlier Vintage Blend had the Sandown Cup at her mercy when body and mind went elsewhere, and a Group 1 victory went out the door. After successfully passing a stewards inspection, the John Finn trained chaser took her place in the $15,000 to winner series and re-adjusted to the sprint distance after competing in Victoria’s main half-mile feature. What was required for Vintage Blend was a fast early pace, and the speedy Wez Da Risk politely obliged by setting a cracking speed for the first two sections. Exiting box six, Wez Da Risk was quickly into stride and easily led her rivals, while the more favoured runners, Zipping Catra and Vintage Blend were caught in traffic. Leaving the straight Wez Da Risk opened right up and raced away, but in breaking the field up enabled both Vintage Blend and Zipping Catra to get into the wide lane, and they warmed to the task. Having her first run for a month, Wez Da Risk started to feel the pinch coming down the side, where firstly Zipping Catra loomed up and then Vintage Blend joined in. Turning for home Vintage Blend surged to the front and proceeded to career away over the concluding stages, winning by a comfortable five and three quarter lengths to Zipping Catra, with Proven Pontiac just nosing out Wez Da Risk for third, a further three and three quarter lengths away. Vintage Blend, by Bombastic Shiraz out of Frosty Fruits, has now had 17 career starts for eight wins and six placings. Zipping Catra (Malfoy x Or Catra), trained by Jason Mackay, has had 23 career starts notching seven wins and nine placings, whilst Proven Pontiac (Proven Alias x Proven Royal) for trainer, Simon Gafa, has had 51 career starts for seven wins and 13 placings. THAT WINNING litter landed a double when Fruity Shiraz scored a strong win for

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ANDY LORD has had an incredible record in training winners at the Dapto track over the past couple of years, and for punters you can always guarantee you’ll find a collect if you hold a ticket on all races in which the Cawdor mentor has a runner. Last Wednesday night the winners kept coming, with a particular impressive victory going to Little Olive, who led throughout in the Betfair Blue Paws final over 520 metres. Exiting box two, it was Little Olive that was quickly into stride with Safari and Ambush also both away smartly. Racing into the first corner Little Olive held the fence with Safari Lodge slotting into second spot as they headed into the back straight. The field strung right out, with Little Olive racing through slick sections and the immediate chasers were not making any real impression by the top corner. Swinging for home Little Olive was full of running and raced to the judge a clear four and a quarter lengths winner over Ambush, with Andy’s Angel a further three quarters of a length away third. In winning his fourth race at the Dogdome, the winner clocked 30.11, which was a career best effort. Little Olive is by Big Baddy Cool out of Cawbourne Jessie, to date has had 24 career starts for six wins and six placings. Ambush (Bit Chili x Brindzilla), prepared by James Willoughby, after 32 career starts has collected five wins and seven placings, whilst Andy’s Angel (Big Daddy Cool x Cawbourne Suzie), trained by Tracey Mullin, has had 17 career starts, notching a win and five placings.


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I THINK most of us know what “TMI” stands for, but for those who don’t, it’s “Too Much Information”. Okay, I’ve never been against people having an opinion or having the right to express it, and I’ve also been a believer in openness and honesty. But recently I came across an Australian website that wasn’t exactly complimentary to greyhound racing or its participants. As I said, I don’t normally mind people out there expressing their opinion, although when a person can seemingly find a never ending supply of “dirt” on our Industry, I have to wonder if we might be giving out too much information at times… not just written things but what we actually do. By the looks of it, there weren’t enough juicy things happening in Australia to fill the page so they chose to post as many gory things as they could find from overseas. None of us can really help what goes on overseas, but we certainly can help with what happens here. Forget ‘Big Brother’ is watching; they’re all watching and listening and reading what we do, and I’m certainly not being paranoid here. And remember, the ultimate goal of these people is to shut us down permanently. And if we keep supplying them with ammunition they will eventually succeed. They take anything bad they can find about us and then use that to urge others to be against what we do as well. So to all people involved, be careful what you say and be careful what you do, and don’t give these people any further reason to be coming after us. And at every given opportunity we should be extolling all the good things about our great Industry. Every person involved is an ambassador for our sport, and if we all do our part then greyhound racing will be alive for many years to come.

I love it

ON THE same lines, people being able to express an opinion, I love the mob mentality that works on some of the online forums.

One such forum is about greyhounds, and the hot topic was a chaser that had committed a bit of a faux pas. It seems there were two trains of thought on the subject, and according to those who try to dominate the posts, the dog wasn’t at fault. Again, I don’t have a problem with people having an opinion and expressing it, but unfortunately those who said they were right, no ands ifs or buts, attacked anyone who dared differ. That certainly doesn’t sit well with many, and even one said so… and was attacked for standing up for himself and the others. Anyway, proving there is such a thing as Karma, all of the mob mentality brigade were proven just how wrong they were just four nights later. Funny, they all seemed to disappear and at last look, not even one had come back and said sorry.

Lights, camera, action

I MENTIONED about ‘Big Brother’ is watching before, but he truly is. I mean, they now have security cameras nearly everywhere and this is both a good and a bad thing. Just remember, hypothetically, the security cameras that might be watching the kennels are also watching you pick your nose whilst you’re waiting to get your dog out. And nowadays they have microphones that can hear a pin drop. So even when you mumble and curse under your breath, you can still be heard. Don’t start getting all paranoid now, just pretend you’re a famous movie star and you’re playing your role in a movie.

Old import

I WAS having a look through some pedigrees on the Greyhound Data website and spotted a dog called “Cashier”. He was an English dog, a black son of Cardinal York and Lady Stormont, and I noticed he was sold by his owner breeder, Mr. R. B. Carruthers to Australia to stand his fourth season at stud. The most interesting point is this dog was whelped in ’66. That’s 1866, not 1966. Now I traced his sire line back to Pilot, who was also known as Old Pirate or Pilot Purser. This chaser was owned by Mr. J. Purser Willington, and Pilot’s whelping date was 1820. Hard to believe we have records going back nearly 200 years, isn’t it? Actually, how I came across this line was through The Dickens, an English chaser also known as Crafty Roger, owned by J. T. Crossley. The Dickens was whelped in 1914 and came to Australia in 1915, and I’ve pondered this before, but is he responsible for the old term: “He could run like The Dickens?”


SPLITS in the webbing of the feet is a very regular injury for racing greyhounds. The structure of the web is a doublefold of skin folded over a band of fibrous tissue that runs between the toenails. By stretching two toes, this ligamentous band can be seen and felt along the edge of the webbing. This structure provides most of the strength to the web. When examining injuries to the feet after a race, it is most important to ascertain whether this fibrous band has been breached. If it has, then there is practically no chance of preserving the webbing, and a quick decision should be made to address the problem by having the webbing cut back. Doing nothing leads eventually to a split web that occurs millimetre by millimetre over a period of weeks or months and often, because it splits in a sharp V-shape, progresses to the ultimate apex of the V. This web is split too far, and wounds high between the toes are very sluggish to heal.

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If anyone can answer that I think we’d be eternally grateful, well, appreciative anyway.

Her brothers

AT the end of 2011 we had two flying machines, Bekim Bale and Heston Bale gracing our tracks, and then there was their sister, Irma Bale. And she was referred to as “their sister”. Approaching the middle of 2012 and with three track records and a Group 1 alongside her name, Bekim Bale and Heston Bale are now “her brothers”. Okay, there are going to be plenty of people who say Irma Bale was lucky in the Sandown Cup, and I guess no one can argue with that. But you also need to bear in mind that she was just a novice stayer taking on a field of seasoned stayers. The week before when she won her heat, which was only her second ever 715 metres run, she notched her first win by clocking 41.84. And I noticed her trainer mentioned that in most cases that would see you run favourite in a big race final. Miata’s heat time, which was freakish, made that time appear slow, but how many of you would love a stayer in the yard that can run 41.84? Yes, I hear the chorus of “all of us”. And Irma Bale, showing she is still on the up, bettered that time when winning the final. I guess the sarcasm is they don’t pay on hard luck tales, certainties beaten or whatever, but on the first dog at the line. You can’t do any more than win, and how you won does not come into it when they’re writing out the cheque. But it does take some of the gloss off the win. However, I have no doubt whatsoever in my mind that this bitch will win more, and I’m really looking forward to future clashes that she will no doubt have with Miata. The litter of Bartrim Bale and Amelia Bale is starting to look like one of the best litters of the modern time, and it’s a shame that some of the members have had injury problems.

But why?

BUT why is this litter so special? Their sire, Bartrim Bale was not an out and out champion like a lot of stud dogs. He was exceptionally well bred and had a lot of ability I believe he got hurt before we got the chance to see his true potential. But at stud he wasn’t exactly patronised, which is the reason he was sold OS. But let’s look at his breeding: He’s a son of Hallucinate, a dual Group 1 winner, who’s a litter brother of Where’s Pedro and a half-brother of Pure Octane. Hallucinate is a son of the great Brett Lee from the terrific matron, Elusive Relong periods. Splits along the bottom surface of the web are a separate problem, commonly known as sandburns. Sandburns are caused by friction between the skin and abrasive granular track surface. The abrasiveness of the track is often related to the quality of the sand and the regularity of watering. High winds over an exposed dry track lifts off the finer sand, leaving larger granules on the surface. These large granules burn through the skin at the line of the flexor tendons. Once the skin is split, the scar line is a chronic line of weakness that, although it looks healed, will split with every fastpaced run. Once the wound is healed, your veterinarian will be able to reinforce the scar line with a sclerosing agent, which may solve the problem, however, it may well be necessary to split the web (as above) to give a permanent solution to this annoying problem. Walnut Veterinary Clinic 84 Clarendon Street Cranbourne, 3977 (03) 9559 5255

bel, and really you don’t find much better than that. Bartrim Bale’s dam is Gold Rush Bale, and she must now rate as one of the greatest brood bitches of all-time. Her litter to Hallucinate also gave us Ashby Bale, Atlantic Bale and Princess Bale, and then to Hallucinate’s brother, Where’s Pedro she left chasers such as Bremerton Bale and Greta Bale. Of course her litter to Collision, which has won more than a million dollars, is brilliant, and by now you know who they are. But why was she such a great producer? Well, she’s by Lansley Bale (Farloe Melody x Carmel Bale) and he rates as one of the best male “Bales” of all-time. And his sire, the imported Farloe Melody, has had a great influence on the female lines in this country. Gold Rush Bale’s dam is Jindara Bale, who is by the imported Grove Whisper from Star Lee. If for no other reason, she’s famous as being the dam of the best “Bale” of them all, Kantarn. I kind of figure with breeding like Bartrim Bale had, there was a real chance he’d produce some absolute top class chasers… and he has. Now this litter has as their dam Amelia Bale, and I’ve commented on her and her sister, Amity Bale plenty of times. But have a look at their breeding and you find they are by UK stud dog, Sonic Flight, who just happens to be a son of ex-Aussie champ, Frightful Flash. Frightful Flash was a member of the litter of the decade, being by Eaglehawk Star from Leggy Waitress. Again, it doesn’t get a heck of a lot better than that. The interesting piece of the puzzle comes through Amelia Bale’s dam, Evonne Bale. She’s a daughter of Light Of Fire and Frosty Bale. On the third line of the pedigree of Irma Bale & co in the damline you’ll see two names, one, Light Of Fire and two, Jindara Bale. That was the breeding of Kantarn Bale. So his breeding has been duplicated in these pups, and that might go a long way to explain why they are so good.

At least I asked

BACK in our April 19 edition, on Page 14 I asked a question. Under the heading of “Could she be?”… following-on from the story on Miata’s Group 1 Association Cup win, I wanted to know, “Could Irma Bale be the serious challenger to Miata?” Obviously, I got my answer in the Sandown Cup final. Gee, I love my crystal ball!

Just how many

NOW THAT qualifying trials are back in fashion, there is a chance that your dog will chalk-up a few wins without actually winning a race. I remember years ago spotting plenty of dogs in Maiden races that had wins against their name. I’m almost certain I saw one once that had won 17 of 53, whilst remaining a maiden. Anyhow, if you see one anywhere with a lot of wins, but with no real wins, drop us a line with the dog’s name. No prizes, but it’ll be interesting to see if we can find a current one with say double-figures up.

My how time flys

I HAVE to admit I got a real shock last week. The Dave Hodgson Memorial was on at Sandown and it was the 10th running of the race. Gee, it’s hard to believe that we lost Dave that long ago. General Destini continued on from his win in the Group 2 Harrison-Dawson by scoring in 34.15. This was the second time the race had been run over the 595 metres, with the previous eight being over 515 metres.


A FRIEND posed the following hypothetical problem. Let’s say you’re a one-man operation with four dogs and you enter them for a country meeting. Much to your delight all four gain a start, but then the reality sinks in, you have two in one race and two in another, and they’re consecutive races. Okay, so now you’re heading to the track and you’ll need to find two catchers and another person to handle one of your first pair of dogs. Then you need to find two other people to get your next pair out. Suppose one of those dogs, that someone else had full control of on your behalf, returns a positive swab. Just where does that leave you? Well, we know you’re going to carry the can, even if you had nothing to do with it, right?

Your Say

“Math A Matician” with, “Regarding Quaddie numbers, I think that the 3 and the 5 regularly sneak in with the 1’s, 2’s, 7’s and 8’s.” Yes, they do, and so do 4 and 6..... hehe. “Newbie Neil” asked, “Who is the best stayer of all-time, would it be Miata?” We covered stayers in this column a while ago, and although it all boils down to opinion, there is no definitive way of giving you a one-dog answer. Miata is great, whether she’s the best ever is an interesting question, but seeing as you asked it before the Sandown Cup final was run, even if she is that, she can still be beaten, as you’ve no doubt just seen. “Any Ideas” asked, “Do you have any ideas why Miata got beaten in the Sandown Cup?” It is possible that the brilliant run the week before took a bit out of her. Although she missed the kick and was last early, she was probably close enough coming off the back to still get up and win. You need to bear in mind she had on times, eight lengths on her rivals and we’ve seen many dogs come from further off the speed at the back turn at Sandown and still get up. Still, they are not machines, and it is unrealistic to expect them to go out there every time and smash the track record and win with a leg in the air. She’ll bounce back, of that I have no doubt, and she still must be favourite to pick up a couple of more Group 1’s in the upcoming months. Also, you probably need to bear in mind that was by far the hardest race she’d ever been in. It was one of the strongest line-ups I’ve seen in a staying race for a long time. “Mr. Puzzled” with, “Why are there so many problems with the micro-chipping, and what’s being done to fix them?” I hear that there are plenty of issues, and I have no idea what is being done to resolve them.

This week’s Teaser STAYERS, personally I love stayers and staying races. Let’s see if you can identify these eight half-milers. 1. Blame Air 2. Beach Bubo Buoy 3. Olden Text Mop 4. Damn Altar 5. No Canal Width 6. Master Jargon 7. Bequest Dot 8. Travel Phenol ANSWERS NEXT WEEK

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“Night of Stars”

IRISH greyhound racing will have a true end of year celebration with one of the richest programs ever staged at Shelbourne Park on Saturday, December 1. The eight one-off championship races will carry a total of €92,000 in prizemoney. Minister, Shane McEntee, the Government Minister with responsibility for greyhound racing in Ireland, officially launched the magnificently endowed Night of Stars at a high-powered gathering of owners, trainers, breeders, officials, sponsors and bookmakers at Shelbourne Park. The Minister warmly welcomed this new private initiative, which will provide a massive boost to the Irish sport in the final weeks of the year. The Night of Stars will be Irish greyhound racing’s version of the Breeders’ Cup, with eight championship races over all distances and with unprecedented prizemoney on offer. The winner of each of the eight races will earn a massive €10,000, with the runners-up claiming €1,000 and the thirds €500 each. There will be an entry fee of €300 for each contest. The races will cater for the top greyhounds in training over all distances between 350 and 850 yards, and both dogs and bitches will be catered for. The remainder of the magnificent all-open 12-race card will comprise four quarter-finals of the high-profile Comerford Cakes National Puppy Stake. The concept was promoted by a SAVE FERRIS’ resounding return to The Gardens recently could not have come at a better time for trainer, Ian Darcey. The dog scored his first win beyond 400 metres when a winner over 515 metres at The Gardens in 29.58, which was easily best time of the day. Darcey, a coalminer at East Maitland, was shattered recently when Shy Flyer, star of his small team, was killed by a snake on his Luskintyre property. “Shy Flyer won three Wentworth Park races in three weeks when last in work and was coming back better than ever,” Darcey told NGF. “There was never a doubt about Save Ferris getting 515 metres, despite his five previous wins being over 400 metres,” Darcey said, as “at his only previous 515 metres race he had torn a pin muscle.” “I will now bring him to Wentworth Park, which should suit him.” “The only course Save Ferris does not handle is Maitland, where he runs off the track all the time.” ********** PUPPIES with under-shot jaws are invariably shunned by buyers. But connections of Ruby’s Lair were glad he has that flaw when he won by a nose at Wentworth Park recently. Nowra’s Owen Makin, whose daughter, Tracey Bryant trains the dog, revealed. “Like many with under-shot jaws, Ruby’s Lair’s nose is long, and that helped when he poked his white nose out on the line to win.” Last weekend was doubly successful for the Makin clan, with Owen’s Super Surf winning her fourth race in eight Wentworth Park 720 metres starts. Makin, celebrating 44 years as a trainer, intends to retire in 2012. But glowing reports about six youngsters from two of the family’s bitches,

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small committee and captured the imagination of IGB Chairman, Phil Meaney, who took the idea to his Board and received the required official support to make the venture viable. The committee, under the chairmanship of former Harold’s Cross Manager. Pat O’Donovan, then set to work in search of eight sponsors for the individual races. as well as promoting “Club membership” at €100 per head. which will include a super night in Dobbins Restaurant. including Dinner & Wine and support for the venture. The fundraising process is well underway but sufficient progress has been made to guarantee the success of the evening. The races on the card will all be Opens over 350, 525, Bitch 525, 550, 575, 600, 750 and 850 yards. There will be automatic invitations for the winners of the top events over the relevant distances, while the remaining places will be advertised and the final selection will be made by the Racing Office team. Pat O’Donovan, a former RTE Radio Executive and co-owner of greyhounds such as Heart Rumble, Unique Reward and Radio Sport said, “The idea was mooted over a few drinks – a fair few – in Dobbins Restaurant back in January and was enthusiastically received.” “It all started from there, which goes to prove that all talk in drink is not just baloney.” “Phil Meaney was also there and was very enthusiastic about it, and he has given us great support, as has IGB CEO, Adrian Neilan.” “Now we are looking to the greyhound public to ensure that this night enjoys the success it deserves, and that it becomes an annual end of year celebration of our great sport.”

Ruby Red Lips and Rambling Ruby, have put those plans on hold. ********** MENANGLE PARK trainer, Ray Steele made the correct decision when he bucked the trend and put two year-old Switch Up over staying distances. The juvenile won first up over 717 metres at Richmond on May 19, and came from midfield to win at his recent Wenty Park 720 metres debut. “I was reluctant to send him beyond 700 metres because he was so young,” Steele said. “but he was coming from last in middle distance races and I was concerned about him getting bashed around coming through the fields.” “Against stayers he is jumping with his rivals, so there is less chance of him suffering interference.” “Many believe two year-olds are too young for long distances, but slow beginners can get knocked around in sprints and become tentative chasers.” ********** CANBERRA was again a happy venue for Londonderry trainer, Darren Sultana, with Kibble Crisis winning Sunday’s 600 metres Toledo Trailers final. Kibble Crisis, who relished her wide draw, earned $6,000 and a greyhound trailer, the second won by her trainer at Canberra. “I plan to give Kibble Crisis another middle distance race before trying try her over 700 metres,” Sultana informed. “When she won over 600 metres at The Gardens in April, local clockers told me that her sectional times indicated she would stay.”

MEMBER for South West Coast and Minister for Racing Denis Napthine is urging women to attend a special Girls Night Out on Wednesday e vening, 8th August at the greyhounds and help raise funds for a local cancer support group. Dr Napthine said the Victorian Coalition Government’s Raceday Attraction Program would provide funding to the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club to help attract local women’s groups and netball clubs to this important night of racing and community event. “This special event offers local women a unique chance to be pampered and relax in a specially themed marquee, while enjoying all the excitement of greyhound racing,” Dr Napthine said. “We also hope to spread the word about local cancer support group, the Leila Ros e Fou ndation. Th e foundation provides emotional support and assistance to young cancer sufferers and their families in understanding what lies ahead in their own cancer battle. “To attract local women’s groups and netball clubs, free activities include a nail bar, Thai massages,

THE FAVOURITE, Wise Forecast turned last week’s feature event at the Ipswich Showgrounds into a one-act affair. Reg Hazelgrove’s exciting young bitch took out the $10,000 to the winner Young Guns final by a margin of 10 lengths, and in the process, the home bred daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Whirly Storm ran a race record of 30.54. The previous record was 30.57 to the credit of Quidame in 2005, and Velocity Force in 2009, both trained by Tony Brett. When asked whether Wise Forecast is as good at this stage as many of the fine sprinters Hazelgrove has trained from his Park Ridge kennel, the trainer went into raptures. “She’s the fastest greyhound I have ever trained,” he said. “She ran 30.29 in her Young Guns heat; I’ve never had one go that fast around Ipswich.” “And I never imagined she could win a Young Guns final by 10 lengths,” Hazelgrove enthused. Hazelgrove trained Whirly Storm, who won 20 races, seven of those at Albion Park. “This litter, her first, is turning out to be very good. But we lost one of them, Fine Forecast.” “He won a Maiden at Albion Park but broke a leg at only his fourth race start. We had high hopes for him.”

Name game A RACEHORSE named Kip Keino won at Awapuni in New Zealand last

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fashion displays and jewellery raffles. Female patrons will also receive free beauty gift bags," Dr Napthine said. The Victorian Government will provide $12,400 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund’s Raceday Attraction Program. The Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club and Greyhound Racing Victoria are jointly contributing $23,000 towards these initiatives worth $35,400. Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club General Manager Matt Ansell said the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club was pleased to have state government backing for this community event. “The Girls Night Out event will not only raise awareness of our club to a different audience but provide help to a special local organisation the ‘Leila Rose Foundation’,” Mr Ansell said. “ W a r r n a m b o o l G r e yh o u n d Racing Club has positioned itself as a community club and has helped raise much needed funds for community groups and projects such as Peter’s Project, Rotary House, Kiwanis, Ken Smith Country Music Charity concerts and Share The Stoke.”

QLD Paul Dolan week The name rang a bell with me of a smart greyhound at Ipswich some years ago. Former Ipswich GRC President, Chris Williams says Kip Keino was an Ipswich Greyhound Of The Year. “It would have been about the mid 1990s. The dog was trained by Mike Hansell, who was on our committee at the time, and a terrific worker for the club.” “Mike now lives in Tasmania,” Williams said. Kip Keino is a Kenyan athlete, who won gold and silver medals in long distance events at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 and at Munich in 1972. Williams is busy with two projects at the moment. One is assisting the Cairns Greyhound Racing Club. “It’s a struggle for them, and I don’t want to see any more tracks closed in this state.” “If any trainers want to give-away greyhounds, which would be suitable for racing up north, I’d love to hear from them,” Williams said. For the past 18 years, Williams has taken a group of racing enthusi-

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The Leila Rose Foundation was established by Leila Rose’s parents, Tracy and Dr Andrew Chow, after their 10 month old daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of children’s cancer Rhabdoid Tumour. Despite leaving no stone unturned in her treatment, her condition was so rare that treatments were limited. The Foundation partners with patients, their families and medical practitioners to provide the resources to give them comfort in knowing they're doing all they can. Dr Napthine said the Raceday Attraction Program aims to attract people to Victoria’s many exciting racetracks and especially target new audiences. “There is no better way to do this than by race clubs creating partnerships in their local communities," Dr Napthine said. “Greyhound racing is a fun and exciting sport which is quick and easy to follow. I encourage people to attend the Girls Night Out, enjoy the racing and support a deserving local charity,” Dr Napthine said. For further information contact: Matt Ansell at the Warrnambool GRC on 5561 2766 or 0448 805 844.

asts to the famous Melbourne Cup horse racing carnival. “Many of our group return every year. Most are from the Ipswich area and have been involved in greyhound racing.” “There’s always room for new faces, and Melbourne at Cup time is something very special that anyone, not only the racing enthusiast, should experience.” Williams can be contacted on 0433 091 716.

Olsen’s best THERE WAS an unusual situation with the 498 metres Best 8 in Townsville last week. Trainers Glen Olsen and Brad Belford provided the whole field, each having four runners. Olsen finished first, second, third and fourth with Herman John (box 7) winning from Saltwater Legend (6), Saltwater Chaos (2) and Andy’s Chaos (8). Belford’s four runners followed them home. Olsen and Belford are top trainers. Whilst they have several higher grade greyhounds in their kennels, they will continue to have weight of numbers in Best 8 events. The challenge is there for Belford to turn the tables on last week’s result.

Consider this People say “bless you” when you sneeze… because your heart stops for a millisecond.

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I KNOW it can be hard at times getting a run with your chasers. And many trainers do run out of patience waiting to obtain a start. But once a greyhound gets into the system, it shouldn’t be expected to turn up at every meeting. Okay, that’s a little over the top, but it’s a big ask for a greyhound to be nominated continuously. I won’t mention the Grade 5 chaser, but this near three year-old was nominated five times in the space of nine days. It gained a run at Bendigo on May 21, was chosen for Geelong’s May 25 program and was listed as a reserve at Traralgon the next day, May 26. Thankfully it didn’t get a run at Glenview Park, but was required to participate at Bendigo two days later. Then it was drawn to contest a midweek meeting at The Meadows on the Wednesday. Might have been a rather ambitious and arduous campaign.

No luck for the Irish

FOUR leaf clovers might have helped, but the O’Donovan clan had a chance to participate in an international double on the English Derby weekend of May 26.

THE BENDIGO Greyhound Racing Association, in conjunction with local radio station 3BO FM, will host a "Cheer The Five For Kids" month , raising funds the Give Me 5 For Kids Charity. Various promotions are taking place throughout the month at 3BO in their annual fundraiser for the GM54K charity and the BGRA have jumped on board to help out where possible. A special racing vest will be worn by the number five runner in each race at Bendigo throughout the month of June that carries the GM54K logo and the BGRA will donate $55 to the Charity for each number five runner that is victorious at Lord's Raceway for the month of June. The Club and 3BO FM will host a Give Me 5 For Kids raceday on Friday June 29, with 3BO's "Balls'n'All" Sports Show broadcasting live from the track on the day and the month will conclude with a charity ball at Chasers Function Centre on Friday June 30. "The BGRA were only too pleased to assist 3BO in their GM54K fundraising efforts for the month of June and when contacted by Ben Jones and Hollie Driscoll about being involved we jumped at the opportunity" said BGRA General Manager Troy Harley. "It's great to be able to support charities and especially a charity like GM54K with the monies raised going to the local children's ward for the purpose of assisting seriously ill children. We'll be cheering home the

Seen in the classified section. Cows, calves, never bred. Also one gay bull Tommy O’Donovan, who now resides at Lara and has a small team in work, was hoping for Simple Class to salute at The Meadows in a $10,000 to the winner MTD Final (GOBIS) Grade 5 Final over 600 metres. The import, a son of Westmead Hawk and Lady Climber was a $15 heat winner the week previous but could only manage a fifth behind Why Not Lizzie after finding a stack of early trouble. Over in the Old Dart, Tommy’s uncle, Michael O’Donovan was represented in the £125,000 to the winner English Derby. Judical Ruling was the sole Irish representative at Plough Lane but he too found trouble and was beaten by Blonde Snapper. Michael O’Donovan, based in Tipperary, was chasing that elusive international Derby double, as he had already landed an Irish Derby at Shelbourne Park with Judicial Pride back in 2000.

Whilst on the English Derby, winner Blonde Snapper gave his trainer, Mark Wallis his second success in the famous Wimbledon event, having previously landed the blue ribbon classic in 2009 with Kinda Ready. And the win did have an Aussie influence, as Blonde Snapper’s dam, Rough Charley is from a mating of Daves Mentor and Charquest. Dave’s Mentor was a very hot sprinter back in the early 2000’s, winning 24 races, including the 2000 Silver Chief in 29.74 when the race was run over the shorter 518 metres trip. His early speed helped him win six races at the Broadmeadows venue, including the MGRA sprint championship in 29.84 before he was sent to the Poms for stud duties, where he more than held his own in a very competitive market.

Last minute look

WAGGA’S May 26 Sunday meeting saw an 11th hour check at the boxes avert an embarrassing moment. The starter for the sixth race at the 525 metres start did a last minute perusal to see if the right magnetic discs were in their correct place over the boxes and discovered that a

“vacant” disc was covering the two box. He quickly removed the “V” disc and the race was started on time. Obviously the boxes weren’t checked since the previous exit from this distance, as the fourth race over the 525 metres start saw the two alley vacant because of a scratching. If we are to be taken seriously with the other two racing codes, little slip ups like this shouldn’t occur, and thankfully this possible hiccup was avoided.

Doubting Thomas

AND to be truthful, I was one of those doubters. I am always sceptical when out of form greyhounds happen to bob up and break track records. Such was the case on the weekend when Montana Express, a greyhound with 13 previous unsuccessful attempts in Maiden company, bolted in at Wagga’s popular Sunday evening meeting. Now this greyhound, in the care of a very competent mentor, Neil Staines, had been fancied a couple of times when a beaten favourite at Dapto, Canberra and Wagga, but never did it show record breaking potential. I dismissed the run, as I reckon the lure tripped the beam, but was quickly advised by club GM, Darren Hull that the time was ridgy-didge. Darren confirmed that Montana Express, a red and fawn son of Pure Octane and Hidden Assets, did in fact break the track record for the 525 metres trip. “It rained her for two days, light soaking rain prior to Sunday and the track was probably the best I have seen it and was like a billiard table”. “It is a bit freakish when we had four quality Wagga Cup heats with city class dogs and a Maiden, having it’s 13th start, runs quicker time and breaks the track record”. “All I can do is shrug my shoulders, shake my head and move on to our biggest meeting of this year on Sunday”. Can’t ask for a better explanation nor confirmation on a suspect track record. Montana Express is now the official Wagga 525 metres track record holder, having sliced .12 (two lengths) off Bomb Disposal’s former best time of 30.59.


Sol’s Favourite kick started Bendigo’s “Cheer The Five for Kids” campaign by taking out the first event on Friday night. Pictured is the Maiden winner with trainer John Maple. - pic courtesy of Jade Media Productions yellow (number five) all month and looking forward to hosting the fundraising race day and ball at the end of the month" added Harley. 3BO's Ben Jones is equally exci t e d ab ou t t h e BGRA's involvement. "3BO are proud to link up with Troy and the fantastic and very generous Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association to "cheer the Yellow dog" home in over 80 races throughout the month of June".


"With a little bit of luck, hopefully we can be the recipient of a nice large cheque at our Gala Ball at the sensational Chasers function room at the end of the month, which in turn will go towards life saving services and equipment for the Childrens Ward at the Bendigo Hospital". "Cheer The 5 For Kids" race meetings are scheduled for June 1, 4, 8, 11, 18, 23, 25 and 29.

THERE’S been a lot of fanfare made on the forum sites about the outstanding achievements of Tasmania’s Where’s Pedro and Stylish Dotty litter. Speculation is high that this litter have achieved an all-time record of 150 wins, and there’s a strong possibility that the number could still climb even higher. Sadly, greyhound racing comes in a long last when statistics are concerned and many feats such as this can’t be verified, due to some poor hindsight by many previous club secretaries and general managers. NGF has an enormous amount of statistics compiled over many decades filed away in our data bank. These are often rolled out and

used under in the popular Honour Rolls when recalling the past winners of many Group and feature races on our Australian racing calendar. But as for keeping an eagle eye on what litters hold records for the most number of wins, I reckon that Queensland’s reclusive guru, Peter Rose might be the only knowledgeable and creditable historian that could verify the current claim, along with Tassie’s own Greg Fahey, who is a walking encyclopedia on the sport down south. . What OTL can recall is another famous Tassie litter that won a stack of races, predominately on the Apple Isle back in the early 90’s. An October 1988 mating of Pat To Stop and Petite Flossie delivered a six dog and two bitch litter that went on to accumulate 134 wins. Friendly Flyer, Jenny’s Legacy, Lilydale Lad, Pat Michael, Plain Lily, Shy Toby and Talkman were trained by some astute mentors, including Mssr. Cameron, Garwood, Heawood and Sherriff. This litter won the big “3” of Tasmanian greyhound racing, a Devonport Cup (Shy Toby), Hobart Thousand and Gold Cup (Jenny’s Legacy) and a Launceston Cup (Talkaman). Talkman’s 1992 Launceston Cup success was more memorable as his littermates filled the second and third placings, Shy Toby (2nd) and Lilydale Lad (3rd). A litter trifecta in a Group race, a deed that I think could be counted on a tree feller’s mitt. The Where’s Pedro and Stylish Dotty litter have certainly over run the achievements of the Pat To Stop and Plain Flossie litter and hopefully will continue to amass more wins before Father Time taps them on the shoulder.


SHIMAGUNI, one of our best halfmilers, has been cleared to tackle the Brisbane Cup. A winner of 21 of her 36 starts, the daughter of Primo Uno and Messines participated in a Satisfactory Trial at Albion Park on Thursday, May 26. Weighing 29.8kg, Shimaguni went around in a four-dog field over the 600 metres trip and posted a length victory in 35.45. Shimaguni hasn’t been back to banana-land since her questionable performance last year when beaten by Bramley over the 710 metres trip on June 9. Since that indiscretion, she has raced and competed at the top level, winning 13 races, and even dropped back to sprinting and posted a sizzling 29.89 BON win over The Meadows 525 metres distance on April 14. She then tacked the Ladies Bracelet series at Wentworth Park in late April but ran into plenty of trouble and finished seventh behind Ella Bonita. A winner of nearly $200K to date, her presence should further enhance the quality of star distance stayers competing in this Group 1 staying series which kicks-off on Thursday night.

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Victorian Litter Registration Details Sire

FEAR ZAFONIC (Premier Fantasy x Farloe Oyster) sired a litter of six dogs and five bitches from Cool Rose whelped January 2 that was registered by Sharon-Lee Chignell, Manager of the Rosedale Racing Syndicate. Cool Rose, a daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Moneypenny Rose, won 18 of her 82 starts, scoring twice at Traralgon over 513 metres with 30.42 her best, plus she won six races at Sandown over 515 metres with a PB of 29.92. She won two races at Cranbourne over 520 metres with 30.67 her fastest, scored three times at Sale over 520 metres with 29.48 being her quickest, won three races at The Meadows over 525 metres with 30.11 her PB, whilst she scored there over 600 metres in 34.63 and over 725 metres there in 43.23. The only other member of her litter was Big Rosco Wilson (12 wins). Cool Rose has had one litter to date and that was to Velocette whelped October 2009, producing Thruxton (1 win) and Velocette Miss (1 win). The dam was a very smart sprinter that could stay and is now proven, suggesting that these youngsters should make their presence felt on the track.

Dyna Lachlan A LITTER by Dyna Lachlan (Go Wild Teddy x Benden Flex) is from She’s Hot and the four dogs and four bitches whelped January 28 were registered by Steve Hawkins, Manager of the Hawkins Family Partners Syndicate. She’s Hot, a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Chili Berger, picked up

14 wins in 67 tries, winning three races at Richmond over 535 metres with 31.04 her best and scored three times at Gosford over 515 metres with 30.56 her quickest. She was successful seven times at Wentworth Park over 520 metres with a PB of 30.21, as well as scoring over 520 metres at Dapto in 30.27. The other members of her litter were Miss Merlot (11 wins), Chili Negra (18 wins), Chili Pepper (1 win), Bit Chili (14 wins) and Babylon Star (3 wins), with a follow-up litter producing Tifi (9 wins), Did I Entertain (30 wins), Danny Phantom (23 wins), Gold River (2 wins), New Model (14 wins) and Wow Pretty Girl (3 wins). She’s Hot has had two litters to race to date, with her first to Kiowa Sweet Trey whelped June 2009 producing Redskin (3 wins). Litter number two was to Pure Octane whelped May 2010 leaving She’s Pure (1 win), My Apocalypse (2 wins) and Politician (2 wins). The dam had plenty of ability, comes from a great litter and has already produced winners, which speaks highly of these youngsters’ future prospects.

Pure Octane LANGWARRIN breeder, Mark Riley registered a litter by Pure Octane (Token Prince x Elusive Rebel) from Midori Storm and the four dogs and four bitches were whelped January 31. Midori Storm, a daughter of Collision and Midori Dream, won five of her 67 runs, scoring at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.96 and there over 600 metres in 35.55, as well as winning at Cranbourne over 520 me-

tres in 30.93. She also won at Sandown over 715 metres in 43.23 and over 700 metres at Bendigo in 41.46. The other members of her litter were Smashing Spirit (2 wins) and Midori Mai Tai (2 wins). The dam comes from a good line and she could stay, suggesting that these youngsters should meet with plenty of success on the track.

El Galo EL GALO (Where’s Pedro x Roxy Reason) was the sire chosen by Cranbourne breeder, Francis Bourke for Soot Soot, and the four dogs and one bitch were whelped February 7. Soot Soot, a daughter of Just The Best and Paris Willow, scored once in seven starts and that was over 480 metres at Horsham in 27.65. The other members of her litter were Chat Line (12 wins), Lambrusca (1 win), Miss Maraschino (9 wins), Bestus Boy (1 win), Just Willow (9 wins), Beyonce Gold (3 wins), Troy The Boy (6 wins) and Just Roman (1 win), with a follow-up litter producing Best In Paris (1 win), Dakkattack (6 wins), Mon Pete (8 wins) and Ramsgate Rascal (5 wins). The dam comes from the “Osti” damline, suggesting these youngsters should make their presence felt on the track.

Dyna Lachlan DYNA LACHLAN (Go Wild Teddy x Benden Flex) sired a litter of seven dogs and three bitches from Ruby Jane whelped January 13 and registered by Maffra breeder, Dawn Johnston. Ruby Jane, a daughter of Eiffella and Miss Greenpeace, scored once 40

Fear Zafonic Dyna Lachlan Dyna Lachlan Lord Ducal Pure Octane El Galo Paddy’s Flame

from 15/05/2012 to 21/05/2012 Dam

Cool Rose Ruby Jane She’s Hot Why Not Molly Midori Storm Soot Soot Hollywood Nina

Whelped Date

02/01/2012 13/01/2012 28/01/2012 25/01/2012 31/01/2012 07/02/2012 02/09/2012


Breeder Name

6D 5B 7D 3B 4D 4B 3D 3B 4D 4B 4D 1B 2D 1B

S. Chignell D. Johnston S. Hawkins G. Carter M. Riley F. Bourke C. Constantinou

In the week from May 15 to May 21 there were seven litters registered with GRV. starts and that was at Sale over 440 Not Bebe (8 wins), Why Not Skie (8 metres in 25.40. wins) and Why Not Olivia (1 win). The other successful members of Why Not Molly has had two lither litter were Demon Jim (8 wins), ters to race and the first was to SurMiss Alabrat (3 wins) and Fast Eddie geon whelped April 2009, producing Mac (4 wins). Why Not Cooper (2 wins), Why Not Ruby Jane has had one litter to Fran (3 Wins) and Why Not Nan (5 date and that was to Bond whelped wins). May 2010, leaving Hell Raiser Bill (1 Her second litter was to Shanlyn win) Prince whelped August 2010 leaving The dam is well bred and her first Why Not Albert (1 win) and Why pup has already scored, which sug- Not Buddsy (1 win). gests that these youngsters should The dam comes from a very good make the grade. litter and has produced numerous winners, which suggests that these Lord Ducal youngsters should taste their share of LORD DUCAL (Bombastic Shiraz x success on the track too. Ducal Princess) sired a litter of three dogs and three bitches from Why Not Paddy’s Flame Molly whelped January 25 and regis- BENTLEIGH EAST breeder, Chris tered by Devon Meadows breeder, Constantinou registered a litter by Paddy’s Flame (Larkhill Jo x Miss Gail Carter. Why Not Molly, a daughter of Holly) from Hollywood Nina and the Gable Lafourche and Best Flame, two dogs and one bitch were whelped scored nine times in 80 goes, saluting September 2. Hollywood Nina, a daughter of three times at Ballarat over 550 metres with 31.49 her best and was vic- Go Wild Teddy and Fool’s Fiction, torious at Horsham over 570 metres was successful four times in 25 attempts, winning three times at Canin 33.25. She scored twice at Sandown nington over 530 metres with a PB of over 515 metres with 29.91 her fast- 30.92 and she picked up a win at est and at Cranbourne over 520 me- Mandurah over 405 metres in 23.13. The other members of her litter tres in 30.35, as well as winning at The Meadows over 525 metres in were Howling Wolf (7 wins) and Katie Calahan (1 win). 30.48. The dam had ability and is from a The other members of her litter were Why Not Conny (2 wins), Why successful line, which suggests that Not Tegan (6 wins), Why Not Me (9 these youngsters should have a bright wins), Why Not Bart (19 wins), Why future.

2012 LEADING SIRES - from January 1st MEADOWS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 523 -84-74-71 16.06% WHERES PEDRO 409 -37-58-55 9.04% COLLISION 168 -32-23-24 19.04% GO WILD TEDDY 168 -31-21-21 18.45% SURF LORIAN 193 -21-30-24 10.88% VELOCETTE 86 -17-16-12 19.76% BARTRIM BALE 85 -16-16-15 18.82% PREMIER FANTASY 137 -15-29-13 10.94% EL GALO 113 -15-10-19 13.27% HALLUCINATE 79 -14-10-6 17.72%


SANDOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 705 -112-99-88 15.88% WHERES PEDRO 481 -76-59-69 15.08% COLLISION 160 -24-24-15 15.00% PREMIER FANTASY 178 -24-22-27 13.48% SURF LORIAN 115 -19-14-18 16.52% GO WILD TEDDY 72 -19-11-8 26.38% BARTRIM BALE 56 -16-5-8 28.57% EL GALO 84 -14-12-9 16.66% BIG DADDY COOL 124 -13-12-25 10.48% MOGAMBO 66 -12-11-10 18.18%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

COLLISION 639 -107-90-89 16.74% GIVE ME FIVE 513 -93-73-61 18.12% WHERES PEDRO 545 -85-70-58 15.59% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 469 -75-67-69 15.99% SURF LORIAN 547 -63-69-76 11.51% MADE TO SIZE 502 -50-76-70 9.96% EL GALO 195 -40-22-21 20.51% BIG DADDY COOL 273 -39-35-28 14.28% BIT CHILI 336 -35-49-35 10.41% BLACK ENFORCER 402 -34-43-61 8.45%



ANGLE PARK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 521 -73-54-70 14.01% COLLISION 343 -50-55-47 14.57% BIG DADDY COOL 316 -50-44-31 15.82% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 368 -44-54-44 11.95% PURE OCTANE 379 -31-43-60 8.17% BARTRIM BALE 113 -26-16-18 23.00% SURF LORIAN 277 -23-46-33 8.03% PREMIER FANTASY 144 -23-24-21 15.97% GO WILD TEDDY 162 -19-22-18 11.72% VELOCETTE 111 -19-8-13 17.11%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 650 -109-82-89 16.76% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 499 -65-62-80 13.02% COLLISION 412 -60-49-45 14.56% BIG DADDY COOL 411 -58-59-57 14.11% HALLUCINATE 350 -47-47-43 13.42% ELITE STATE 225 -36-25-32 16.00% SURF LORIAN 347 -34-48-45 9.79% GIVE ME FIVE 157 -31-25-21 19.74% HURRICANE LUKE 64 -22-13-5 34.37% BRETT LEE 157 -21-12-20 13.37%


LAUNCESTON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 174 -20-26-30 11.49% BIG DADDY COOL 150 -20-24-17 13.33% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 127 -19-19-17 14.96% HEAD BOUND 46 -19-9-4 41.03% PADDYS FLAME 68 -17-5-7 25.00% COLLISION 154 -16-33-13 10.38% COLLIDE 102 -15-11-13 14.07% GIVE ME FIVE 70 -9-5-9 12.85% EL GALO 34 -8-9-5 23.52% VAPOUR WHIRL 24 -8-2-3 33.33%


WENTWORTH PARK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

COLLISION 270 -51-31-38 18.88% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 301 -46-42-40 15.28% BIG DADDY COOL 314 -42-42-40 13.37% BIT CHILI 267 -33-31-33 12.35% WHERES PEDRO 173 -27-16-23 15.06% HALLUCINATE 163 -21-19-21 12.88% SURF LORIAN 148 -15-26-27 10.13% PREMIER FANTASY 96 -14-16-10 14.58% PURE OCTANE 138 -13-21-17 9.42% EL GALO 98 -13-17-12 13.26%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

MOGAMBO 44 -13-9-5 29.54% SOLVE THE PUZZLE 16 -11-1-1 68.75% SURF LORIAN 39 -9-7-5 23.07% NOVEMBER FURY 16 -7-5-1 43.75% BOND 60 -6-6-11 10.00% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 36 -6-4-3 16.66% EL GALO 20 -6-3-3 30.00% METICULOUS 47 -5-6-4 10.63% WHERES PEDRO 46 -5-5-5 10.86% KNOCKA NORRIS 24 -5-4-4 20.83%



AGRA’s Run of the Month for May 2012 has be e n a w a r d ed t o superstar stayer West Australian Miata, after her record breaking performance at Sandown on May 17th. This is the champions second Run of the Month award having already won Miata. March of this year.




AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for May 2012 is the brilliant young Victorian stayer Irma Bale. Owned by Paul Wheeler and trained by Hall of Fame mentor Graeme Bate. In May the talented chaser won three of her four starts including the heat and final of the Group 1 RSN Sandown Cup at Sandown Park in Victoria.

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Favourite’s final Horsham May 29

DOOM’S BLOWN easily took out the 480 metres Maiden Final on Tuesday night. Drawn in box four as favourite at $2.10, the Garry George trained chaser led throughout to bolt in by nine lengths over Americana Siyan ($4.90), with One Mission ($10.50) three and three quarter lengths further astern. Doom’s Blown, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Lady Chase, owned by Domenic Sergi, returned the new PB and BON time of 27.10 to make it two wins in four goes. Rustic King took time honours over the 410 metres by recording 23.61 to score in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Rated at $9.50 out of box two, the son of Return The King and Belinda Belle saluted by a length and a half over Southwood Bolt ($5.10), with Carlos West ($4.10) the next one in, a length and a quarter back. A winner of eight of his 42 attempts, Rustic King is trained by Judith Worsfold for the Blitzem Racing Syndicate. Eurico Bale ran the new PB of 27.38 to take out heat one of the Memorial Grade 5 over 480 metres and give trainer, Mark Delbridge the first leg of a winning double. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $1.40, the son of Bartrim Bale and Serene Bale led throughout to beat Eldis Bale ($13.10) by a neck, with Half Way Home ($19.20) four and a quarter lengths further astern. Eurico Bale was the first leg of a winning treble for owner, Paul Wheeler. Irvine Bale completed Mark’s double and was leg two for Paul when he posted 27.30 to land the third heat of the 480 metres Memorial Grade 5. The son of Go Wild Teddy and Dyna Bility came from box one at $3.30 to salute by a length over Silver Spider ($2.20 fav), with Big Stud ($7.90) picking up third money, two and a quarter lengths in arrears. The Steve Collins trained Foley Bale completed the treble for Paul by clocking 27.51 to score in heat five of the Memorial Grade 5 over 480 metres. Sent to box two at $4.40, the son of Go Wild Teddy and Marzeena Bale made it four wins on the trot at the expense of King Benny ($2.20 fav) and Arvo’s Josie ($5.10), with two and a quarter lengths by three and a quarter lengths being the margins.

Hot bonus

Warragul May 29

HOT CONNECTIONS picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 400 metres Maiden Final on Tuesday night. Wearing the pink vest at $6.60, the Ian Dann trained sprinter led throughout to score by a neck over Jet Star Lad ($8.60), with Fashionably Late ($2.90 fav) a length and a half back in third spot. Hot Connections, a daughter of Global Warming and Chains, owned by the Dann Trio Syndicate, returned the time of 23.12. Teddy Tool took time honours over the 680 metres by posting 39.68 to score in the Special Event. Coming from box one at $5.90, the son of Go Wild Teddy and Miss Mini Mouse beat Riley’s Mate ($1.50 fav) by a length and a half, with Spirit Catcher ($10.50) a length and a quarter back in third spot. A winner of three of his 13 attempts, Teddy Tool is trained by Kelly Bravo for the Horizon Gold Racing Syndicate. Moscardo recorded the BON time of 22.75 to score in the 400 metres Free For All. After lining up in box four as favourite at $3.20, the Geoff Dalton trained sprinter defeated Flashing Wish ($4.90) by three quarters of a length, with Let’s Go Nellie ($3.50) the next one home, three and a half lengths back. Moscardo, who’s scored in 12 of his 42 goes, is a son of Bit Chili and Carlz, owned by Jack Heasley. Bubba’s Dream ran the new PB and BON time of 25.64 to take out the 460 metres Mixed 3rd/4th Grade. Coming from box six at $4.30, the daughter of Global Warming and Bomabo led throughout to score by three and a quarter lengths over Soda Boy ($1.70 fav), with Linden Magpie ($5.70) a length and three quarters further afield. Bubba’s Dream, owned and trained by Ken Bailey, has now scored in 11 of her 26 outings.

Worth following

The Meadows May 30

FROSTIE’S SHIRAZ, kept safe in betting at $3.70, came from the four alley to land a Grade 5 over 525 metres. Raced by Paul Ellis, the Ray Henness trained chaser showed plenty of early pace and was right behind the lure before leading all

the way in 30.18, downing Thomeli Diamond ($2.30 fav) by a length, with White Wizard ($4.70) third, over three lengths afield. Registering her first win at The Meadows, the Heathcote kennelled son of Bombastic Shiraz and Flaming Nikita has career stats of seven wins after 18 raceday appearances. Dyna Dieter handed in a might effort when landing the 525 metres Radio Sport National Grade 5 at The Meadows last Wednesday afternoon. From box five, the September 2010 whelp was checked in the run to the first turn and had four others ahead of him when the timer was paused by Big Bad Baz at 5.12 a lap out. But when the pacesetter copped a check and dropped back rounding the bend, it affected several others. Sprinting to the front in the back straight, Black Elton seemed to be doing it well and rounded out the next section in 18.07, with Big Bad Baz and the wide tracking Dyna Dieter on the move. But nearing the line, Black Elton ($21.50) was on song, looking to have the race safely in his keeping. Suddenly Dyna Dieter put in a fast spurt that took the son of to a neck victory in 30.47, with Miss Markwell railing into third place, five lengths and a quarter astern. Owned by Brendan Wheeler, the son of Larking About and Kazar Bale won his third race from eight attempts, and opened his account at the Broadmeadows layout for Graeme Bate. Bate prepared to more winners on the 12race midweek card via the efforts of Allen Caston, and Razza Bale. After exiting box four fast, Allen Caston picked up the spoils in a Grade 5. In front soon after boxrise, Allen Caston ($3.00 fav) then led from pillar to post, running the 525 metres trip in near Best Of Day and new PB 30.16, downing Creative Mojo ($4.90) by two lengths, while Edith Bale ($4.10) wound up third, four and a half lengths adrift. Owned by Jan Wheeler, Allen Caston has graced the track six times for four wins, whilst Graeme’s other winner, has won twice from four outings. Felina Bale showed the way past the post the first time but when the leader copped a check, the white vested Razza Bale ($2.60 fav) took over and from thereon was never caught. The Paul Wheeler owned daughter of Dyna Lachlan and Spiral Bale racked-up her second career win when defeating Clam Digger Dan ($9.10) by a length and a quarter in 30.29, with a nose to third placed Dyna Bernt ($3.10). A POWERFUL display of railing was handed in by Shiraz’s Luck, who annexed a 600 metres Grade 5. Although missing the kick, the red vested Shiraz’s Luck ($2.30 fav) powered through along the rail and had wrested the lead by the first turn. Although taken on a couple of times, he clawed back to still hold sway. The final tackler was last start winner, Hurlee, and you’d have to wonder if the red brindle racer could thwart another onset. But it was Hurlee that faded on his run, and Shiraz’s Luck ‘lifted’, crossing the line just over a length clear of Hurlee ($3.60) in 34.93, with Onya Jack ($26.80) third, three quarters of a lengths away third. Raced by The Four Amigos Syndicate, the Mark Cauchi trained son of Bombastic Shiraz and Knockabout Sushi recorded his third win from seven starts at the track and trip, whilst career-wise his tally stands at 15 wins after 60 starts.

Great debut

Shepparton May 30

ESPECIALLY made her race debut in the 390 metres Maiden Qualy Final on Wednesday and scored in the BOD time of 22.38. After qualifying in 22.22, the Peter Knott owned and trained youngster led throughout to score a four and a half lengths win. The daughter of Brett Lee and Special Sign accounted for Rapt In Power ($14.70) and Cheeky Cheeks ($14.10), with five lengths splitting that pair. Good Karma was having her first race start in the 450 metres Maiden Qualy Final and led throughout to score. The daughter of Nitro Burst and Jonny Allen qualified in 25.95 and went to box six at $17.40 before scoring in the same time. Trained by Norman Burns for Matthew Evans, the fawn youngster defeated Millionaire ($23.90) by two and a quarter lengths, with Dimfire Boy ($13.70) coming in third, a length and a quarter away. Rizzoli led throughout to score in a Tier 3 Maiden over 450 metres in 26.28, thus providing trainer, Gary Edwards with the first leg of a winning double. Owned by Brenda Kinder, the daughter of

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Return The King and Thoughtful Miss wore the pink vest at $12.80 to a length and three quarters win over Go Silvey Go ($22.60), with Rocken Boz ($4.20) seven and a half lengths further astern. The Greg Bennett owned Salmon Forrest completed the double for Gary by registering 25.81 to score an all the way win in a 450 metres Tier 3 Grade 5. Wearing the pink vest at $11.90, the son of Path To Power and Converter beat Lost ’Em ($3.60) by three and three quarter lengths, with Barbarica ($9.70) collecting third money, three lengths back. Mister Patience took the time honours over the 450 metres by running the new PB of 25.66 to score in a Tier 3 Grade 5. Rated at $22.30 out of box four, the Bernard Groom trained chaser scored by five lengths over Cheeky Alouette ($1.80 fav), with Kinetica ($11.20) the next one in, two and a quarter lengths away. A winner of three of his 35 starts, Mister Patience is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Juma County, owned by Chris Dwyer.

Bad Boy’s bonus Warrnambool May 30

BAD BOY BOOGIE picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 390 metres Maiden Final on Wednesday night. Drawn in box two at $6.80, the David Good trained sprinter led all the way to salute by a neck over Oprah’s Angel ($10.10), with Dubya ($6.70) the next to arrive, two and three quarter lengths back. Bad Boy Boogie, a son of Ten Men and Rains Surprise, owned by the Jasmine racing Syndicate, stopped the clock at the new PB time of 22.49. Dee Howard ran 25.71 after leading throughout to take out the 450 metres Maiden. Sent to box seven at $9.50, the son of Awesome Assassin and Lady Gaga bolted in by nine lengths over Tommy’s Call ($6.20), with a neck to third placed Push And Pull ($10.80). Dee Howard, owned by Seona Hood, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Garry George. The Graeme Euvrard owned Shredded Cheese gave Garry his double by posting 22.36 to score in heat four of the 390 metres Grade 5. Sent to box two as favourite at $1.60, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Hall’s Turbo led all the way to beat Eason Bale ($7.70) by four and three quarter lengths, with Bush Lad ($13.80) the next one in, a half length away. There was a Novice Grade 5 run over 650 metres and Sociopath led throughout to score in 38.06. After lining up in box six as favourite at 42.20, the Jason Tolson owned and trained stayer defeated Sumo Power ($19.80) by four and three quarter lengths, with Straight Jacket ($2.40) three and a quarter lengths further afield. Sociopath, a son of Surgeon and Kadina Girl, has won three of his 26 starts. Dyna Cari took time honours over the 450 metres by running 25.31 after leading from pillar to post in a Grade 5. Listed as a reserve but gaining a start in box four, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Dyna Panama was at $11.10 before beating her kennelmates Barley Bale ($12.60) and Cronos Bale ($1.90 fav), with four lengths by six lengths being the margins. A winner of five of her 15 starts, Dyna Cari is trained by Andrea Dailly for Brendan Wheeler. Early Return ran the BON time of 22.12 when an easy all the way winner of heat two of the Grade 5. The Michael Chilcott trained sprinter came from box four as favourite at $2.30 to salute by seven lengths over Speed Camera ($8.10), with Super Jordan ($4.10) two and a half lengths further afield. Early Return, who’s won 12 of his 41 starts, is a son of Return The King and Early Whisper, owned by Rodney Ashworth.

Slick run

Geelong May 31

HUTMAKER handed in a slick BON run of 22.28 to take out the 400 metres Free For All on Thursday night. Drawn in box six at $5.10, the Robert Britton owned and trained sprinter led throughout to bolt in by eight and a quarter lengths over Crash Cart Kev ($9.90), with Angry Pirate ($24.10) a length back in third spot. A winner of 12 of his 36 starts, Hutmaker is a son of Premier Fantasy and Beekeeper. Inspector Lynley ran 26.24 to take out heat one of the 460 metres Maiden. Coming from box three at $4.00, the son of Trew Millions and Always Chloe saluted by a half length over Danyo’s Luke ($2.00 fav), with

Vinnie’s Spirit ($38.10) the next one in, two and a quarter lengths back. Inspector Lynley, owned by the Baillie Syndicate, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Tina Womann. The Dennis Trewin owned Mini Mitch completed the double for Tina by running the new PB time of 25.96 to score in a 460 metres Grade 5. Sent to box four at $4.30, the son of Go Wild Teddy and Miss Mini Mouse led all the way to defeat Jack Enlim ($19.40) by a length, with Dioro ($3.00 fav) coming in third, a length and three quarters back. Daintree Warrior recorded the equal BON time of 25.80 to score an all the way win in a 460 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box seven as favourite at 43.70, the Lauren Gorman trained chaser beat Black Deauville ($4.20) by a length, with Gates Of Steel ($18.70) two and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Daintree Warrior, who’s won two of his eight starts, is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Daintree Lady, owned by Helen Joske. Proven Impala recorded the new PB and equal BON time of 25.80 when successful in the 460 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The daughter of Velocette and Thanks Blue came from box two as equal favourite at $2.90 to beat co-favourite Dale Bale ($2.90) by two and three quarter lengths, with Cocky Boy ($5.50) two and a half lengths further astern. Proven Impala, trained by Joe Borg for Larissa Darragh, has now won 11 of her 30 starts.

Locals land the loot Grafton May 31

IT WAS A DAY for the locals at the Grafton greyhounds last Thursday afternoon when no less than seven of the 12 winners were locally trained. Waterview Heights trainer, Bob Merillo led the way with a winning double from his only two runners that day. Bokarm Grace started the ball rolling when she improved her box manners to lead all the way in the Iluka Bowls Club Maiden, whilst Bokarm Georgie took out the Willow Park Pre Training 5th Grade. Bokarm Georgie is quickly building quite a resumè with her victory being her third from just four starts, each coming in her past three runs that were on all her home track. Bokarm Georgie has a good turn of early toe, and this was on show once again when too good for Big Sandpit and Jamie Lee Trick, clocking a good 23.15. There were two winners from Coutts Crossing, with Barry Walters sampling success via Dented State in the Gillespie Plumbing Stake, whilst Gary Smith led Orara Tank to victory in the Hardware Shed Paint Place Mixed Stake over 480 metres. Dented State defied a surprising betting drift to lead from start to finish in 17.54, eventually paying the big dividend of $13.50. Dented State had won well the week prior, and she will always be difficult to beat with her reliable box manners. Orara Tank relished his box eight draw when also leading all the way in a handy 27.66. Orara Tank was well supported, just as he was on debut, and started $3.00 second favourite. And those who took those odds were always smiling. Warragai Creek trainer, Michael Menken declared some time ago that his current crop of greyhounds would be suited to the 305 metres journey, and he was proven to be spot-on when Wee Love Lisa displayed plenty of early zip in the Carters Canine Capers Maiden. Wee Love Lisa found plenty of bother at her previous start and this time appreciated clear running by clocking a good 17.64, defeating Lyn’s Flash and Smilin Betsy. Colin Law has displayed plenty of patience with the injury-prone Knocker’s Girl. And that same patience reaped dividends when she took out the Betfair Blue Paws Mixed Final. Once again, Knocker’s Girl showed brilliant early speed, avoiding any trouble, to secure the prizemoney along with a nice Blue Paws Bonus , having run 17.64 to score. Rounding out the lucky seven for the locals was Junction Hill trainer, Sandy Robertson, who appears to have found the key with his talented sprinter, Tranquil Zac. Tranquil Zac handled the step-up in grade and poor box draw in style when defeating a good field in 27.50. Unbelievably, despite winning by 11 lengths the previous week, Tranquil Zac started at the massive odds of $22.70 when scoring by three lengths over Stress Rate, with a neck to third placed Hidden Riches. The win of Bralyn County was marred by injury when the recently crowned 407 metres

track record holder shortened stride noticeably just before the winning post. Bralyn County looked set to clock nearrecord figures yet again, and despite easing considerably, still ran a fast 22.86. His trainer, Dave Irwin will be facing an uphill battle to have his charge ready for the upcoming Vliiage Green Sprinters Cup during the July Carnival. Other winners on the day were Mysterious Lad for Marilyn Johnson in the Ken Casson Motors 5th Grade, Little Down Duke for William Smith in the Pullens Produce 5th Grade, Glenayson for Darryl Schafer in the Village Green Stake and Rajah’s Hope for Gary Clarke in the Greyhound Products Direct 5th Grade. - Grafton Guru

The best Joie Warragul May 31

JOIE DE VIVRE ran the new PB and BOD time of 26.28 to take out a 460 metres Tier 3 Grade 5 on Thursday. Wearing the white vest at $6.30, the Matthew Height owned and trained chaser scored by three quarters of a length over Taabinga Dream ($6.00), with Kinetic Boost ($11.60) two and three quarter lengths further afield. A winner of four of her 33 starts, Joie De Vivre is a daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Humble Hayley. Cosmic Blue posted 26.48 when successful in a 460 metres Tier 3 Maiden. Coming from box eight as equal favourite at $3.60, the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Keep It Simple saluted by a length and a quarter over kennelmate Rob The Owner ($3.60 eq fav), with White Sugar ($27.60) picking up third money, a length and a half back. Cosmic Blue was the first leg of a winning double for owner trainer, Chris Johannsen. The Catherine McNeil owned Snow Knight completed the double for Chris by registering the new PB of 23.04 to take out a 400 metres Tier 3 Grade 5. Sent to box five at $8.20, the son of Macho Grande and Moondust Girl led all the way to score by six and a half lengths over Southwood Danny ($3.80), with Power Spell ($5.00) a length back in third spot. Emotional Lass took time honours over the 400 metres by returning the new PB of 22.81 to score in a Tier 3 Grade 5. After lining up in box eight at $7.00, the Jeanette Imlach owned and trained sprinter led throughout to bolt in by eight and three quarter lengths over Burnsy’s Style ($5.20), with Hurricane Harley ($4.10 fav) two and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Emotional Lass, a daughter of Ahane Lad and Sobbing Creek, has won two of her 11 outings.

Boss is best Bendigo June 1

LAYTON BOSS ran the BON time of 28.20 to take out heat three of the 500 metres Maiden on Friday night. Sent to box one as favourite at $1.40, the Ronald Fisher trained chaser led throughout to bolt in by nine and a quarter lengths over Regal State ($13.70), with a head to third placed Danyo’s Pick ($6.20). Layton Boss, who was having his ninth attempt at breaking through, is a son of Big Daddy Cool and Shiraz Shaz, owned by John Daaboul. Mafanwy scored an easy win in heat four of the 500 metres Maiden. Rated on top at $3.10 out of box six, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Gifted Art scored by six and three quarter lengths over Bet Bet Betty ($4.40), with Bomber Jack ($3.50) three lengths back in third spot. Mafanwy, trained by Michael Chilcott for the Integrity Syndicate, stopped the clock at 28.51. After running second at his previous four starts, Fireside City scored an effortless all the way win in heat two of the 500 metres Special Event. Sent to box six as favourite at $2.90, the Peter Dapiran trained chaser bolted in by 10½ lengths over Royal Drill ($36.30), with Looking Magical ($6.90) a length and three quarters further afield. Fireside City, who posted 28.22, is a son of Elite State and Fireside Diaz owned by Roger Robinson. There was a Novice Grade 5 run over the 660 metres and Flaming Shiraz took that out with a gallop of 38.62. Wearing the pink vest at $7.30, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Flaming Nikita led throughout to beat Wiccan Ways ($1.80 fav) by a length and a quarter, with Vapour Trail ($6.70) the next one home, five and three quarter lengths in arrears. Flaming Shiraz is owned and trained by Paul Ellis, and at her 17th run, this was her second win.


The Darrin Lane owned Fearless Juddi completed the double for Barry by running 25.28 to take out the 440 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Sent to box three at $5.10, the son of Where’s Pedro and Nicely Done beat Mister Laquinta ($2.70 fav) by a half length, with Talkative ($5.30) picking up third money, six lengths further astern. Soda Boy took time honours over the 520 metres by clocking 29.99 to score in the Mixed th th 4 /5 Grade. Wearing the white vest as favourite at $1.60, the Peter Giles trained chaser scored an all the way three and a half lengths win over Tiger Cotchin ($29.90), with Where’s Freeman ($13.30) six lengths further astern. A winner of 14 of his 28 starts, Soda Boy is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Pure Elle, owned by Daniel Mizzi. McMorgan ran the BON time of 25.01 to take out the 440 metres Free For All. The son of Where’s Pedro and Elgrando Gold came from box four at $4.90 to lead all the way and score by a length and a quarter over Smoke Home ($1.70 fav), with Dyna Alina ($6.60) two and a half lengths further adrift. McMorgan, owned and trained by Carolyn Jones, has won 18 of his 66 starts.

Best undercover Sandown June 3

Fond memories: Staff from Dick Smith stores in Geelong and North Shore had a night to remember the good times after the announcement of the closure of both shops. They had a night out at Beckley Park and gathered trackside to congratulate Hellbent Lad, who won the Dick Smiths Final Dash over 460 metres on Friday night.

Favoured debut Geelong June 1

RAZOR HAWK made his debut in a 400 metres Maiden on Friday night a successful one when he led throughout to score. The David Hirst trained youngster came from box two as favourite at $2.90 to defeat Lady Bealiba ($4.50) by four and three quarter lengths, with Chase Bale ($5.80) four and a quarter lengths further astern. Razor Hawk, a son of Path To Power and Superior Inc, owned by the Integrity Syndicate, stopped the clock at 22.69. Tarks Legend took time honours over the 460 metres by running 25.64 to score in a Grade 5. Wearing the green vest at $4.30, the son of Where’s Pedro and Real Macoy saluted by four and a quarter lengths over Proven Ventura ($2.10 fav), with Golden Goal ($6.20) picking up third money, two and a quarter lengths away. A winner of three of his seven outings, Tarks Legend is owned and trained by Rose and David Geall. Burnt Fuse was rated as the best bet on the card and he took out the 460 metres Mixed th th 4 /5 Grade. After lining up in box eight as favourite at $1.80, the Eddie Caruana trained chaser led all the way to score by three lengths over Charming Louise ($6.10) and Our Presley ($9.70), with three quarters of a length the margin there. Burnt Fuse, who registered 25.91, is a son of Knocka Norris and Ebony Jess, owned by the King Syndicate. Zaldini posted the new PB and BON time of 22.50 to score in the 400 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Drawn in box two at $5.20, the son of Droopys Maldini and Firing Zone scored by three quarters of a length over Black Hombre ($1.40 fav), with Riverside Buzz ($9.60) the next one in, a length and a half back. Zaldini, trained by Rod Clark for the LSD Syndicate, has scored in seven of his 17 outings.

Gold bonus

Traralgon June 2

AVON GOLD picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 513 metres Maiden on Saturday night. Drawn in box six at $4.20, the daughter of Mantra Lad and Avon Lyla May led throughout to bolt in by nine and a quarter lengths over Elite Vicki ($5.00), with Flameless ($14.00) three quarters of a length further adrift. Avon Gold, who recorded 29.83, was the first leg of a winning double for owner trainer, John Norden. Linden Magpie completed the double for John by running the new PB and BON time of 29.35 to take out the 513 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Wearing the red vest as favourite at 41.30, the son of Where’s Pedro and Avon Lyla May romped home an all the way 11 lengths winner over Axels ($9.70), with Roma Knows ($9.40) two and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Linden Magpie has now been around 26 times for 10 wins.

I’m Fooling ran 29.78 to take out a 513 metres Grade 5 after leading throughout. After lining up in box eight at $8.70, the daughter of El Galo and Tekki scored by four and three quarter lengths over Fib A Lot ($4.00), with Tango In Paris ($9.40) a length and a half back in third spot. I’m Fooling, owned and trained by Fred Bickerton, was the first leg of a winning double for her litter. Red Norm completed the double for the El Galo and Tekki litter by recording the BON time of 16.94 to take out a 298 metres Grade 5. The David Crawford trained sprinter came from the inside trap at $1.50 to score by two and three quarter lengths over Daisy Dop ($7.80, with Magpie Swan ($36.70) the next to arrive, five and three quarter lengths away. Red Norm, owned by Paul Wernke, has now scored in three of his 29 starts.

Run for a bonus Healesville June 3

RUN DEANO RUN picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 300 metres Maiden Final on Sunday. Sent to box eight at $7.60, the Martin Galea trained sprinter scored by two and three quarter lengths over Against The Wind ($10.10), with Flugelbinder ($31.00) two lengths back in third spot. Run Deano Run, a son of Go Wild Teddy and Elbiz, owned by the Elbiz Syndicate, returned the time of 16.87. Vapour Storm went out the favourite at $1.90 in the 350 metres Maiden Final and scored in 19.41. Wearing the yellow vest, the black galloper saluted by a length over Footbolt Shiraz ($6.40), with Porks ($13.30) picking up third money, two and three quarter lengths away. Vapour Storm, a son of Vapour Whirl and Extra Burst, is trained by Robert Cunningham for Roger Evans. Proven Polka took out the Bitches Maiden Final over 350 metres. Drawn in box one at $8.10, the daughter of Vapour Whirl and Thanks Blue defeated Princess Kimora ($7.50) by a neck, with Burra Gem ($5.80) a length and a quarter further

adrift. Proven Polka, who posted the new PB time of 19.71, is trained by Michael Wallworth for the Proven Syndicate. Fiery Belle ran the new PB and BOD time of 19.35 to score in the 350 metres Free For All. Sent to box eight at $4.60, the Simon Humphries trained chaser got there by a neck over Northern Trouble ($2.60 fav), with Angry Pirate ($4.30) just three quarters of a length further afield. A winner of eight of her 24 outings, Fiery Belle is a daughter of El Galo and Oodeim Lara, owned by the Final Fling Syndicate. Time honours over the 300 metres were awarded to Crowdza Clappin after she ran 16.59 to take out heat six of the Bitches Grade 5. The daughter of Collision and Crowdza Cheerin wore the black vest as favourite at $2.00 to a five and a quarter length win over Amsona Babe ($9.40), with two and a quarter lengths to third placed Juno I’m Pretty ($6.60). Crowdza Clappin, trained by Neville King for the Pizazz Park Syndicate, has scored in eight of her 15 attempts.

Outsider’s classic Sale June 3

OUTSIDER Barkardi Girl took out the final of El Grand Senor Puppy Classic over 440 metres on Sunday night. After lining up in box seven at $32.50, the Eddie Lieshout trained youngster scored by three and a half lengths over Why Not King ($3.60), with Quintella ($11.10) a length and a half back in third spot. Barkardi Girl, a daughter of Mogambo and Bayview Ability, owned by Stephen Perry, stopped the clock at 25.22. Hurunui Hitman recorded the new PB of 25.04 to take out a 440 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box eight as favourite at $1.70, the son of Spiral Nikita and Miss Yap saluted by seven and a quarter lengths over Silvias Flame ($27.00), with Silly Sara ($8.90) the next to arrive, a half length away. Hurunui Hitman, owned by Olivia Alcock, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Barry Harper.

Martin and Carmen Galea with Run Deano Run after his Maiden victory in 16.87.


- pic courtesy Clint Anderson of Blue Stream Pictures

SURON UNDERCOVER ran the BOD time of 34.60 to take out a 595 metres Grade 5 on Sunday. Coming from box six at $5.00, the Ronald Stevens trained chaser scored by two and a quarter lengths over Fire Up Nate ($21.10), with Wonaeamirri ($4.80) three and a half lengths further afield. A winner of 10 of his 62 starts, Suron Undercover is a son of Cover Up and Hotline Style, owned by the Suron Syndicate. Henderson Bale posted 29.77 to take out a 515 metres Grade 5. Wearing the white vest at $7.50, the son of Go Wild Teddy and Amity Bale defeated Show Me Now ($11.70) by five and three quarters lengths, with a neck to third placed Allen Caston ($2.30 fav). Henderson Bale was the first leg of a winning double for owner, Paul Wheeler and the first leg of a winning treble for trainer, Graeme Bate. The Brendan Wheeler owned Dyna Dieter was leg two for Graeme and he posted 29.69 to land a 515 metres Grade 5. Sent to box two at $3.00, the son of Larking About and Kazar Bale saluted by two and three quarter lengths over Gettin Slizzard ($2.80 fav), with Ripabuy ($23.00) picking up third money, three and three quarter lengths away. Razza Bale completed Paul’s double and Graeme’s treble by registering 29.79 to score in a 515 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Dyna Lachlan and Spiral Bale came from box three as favourite at $1.70 to defeat Delatite Bale ($3.80) by five and a half lengths, with Eye See You ($9.40) a length and three quarters back in third possie. Great Gunns took time honours over the 515 metres by running 29.61 to score in a Grade 5. Drawn in box four at $3.20, the Jason Thompson trained chaser scored by four and a half lengths over Mepunga Jayelle ($3.40), with Peter Rocket ($3.10 fav) coming in third, three lengths in arrears. Great Gunns, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Cheeky Sprite, owned by the Tuff Luck Syndicate, has scored in four of her 17 goes.

Melton Treble doubles WITH THE WEATHER forecast looking good, we arrived at Melton ready for another great day’s coursing, and that was exactly what we got.

Okay, so things were a bit chilly first up, in fact it was four degrees when I hopped out of the car, but once we all got moving the clothing layers started coming off. It was great to see so many new faces to our sport, and everyone catching up at the first meeting for the Melton Coursing Club’s 2012 season. Also having 10 events to look forward to, we were not going to be disappointed. First-up was the Western Saws Cup, a field that was pretty hot with last year’s NCAV Derby winner and the 2011 Werribee Cup winner set to take to the grass - some close coursing was the result. Russ and Jackie McRae were again going home victors when Manx Missile went on with his fantastic form to take the major prize from Steve Burke’s Roland’s Hope. Next was the All Aged Stake in which we saw the first of our doubles victories for the day when Stuart Mills’ Only Bluffing went on to keep Victoria proud with his final victory over Kato, trained by Ron Parry from Bridgewater, South Australia. Sorry boys, but really hope to see you back later in the season. Stuart was also successful with Scavenger Hunt, who went on to win the Mixed Puppy event a little later in the program. The four Maiden Stakes were as well contested as the nominations we received for these four events, with the Dawn James Memorial Bitch Maiden taken out by Zimmer, unfortunately in uncontested circumstances with the withdrawal of Gary Peach’s Inventory, due to injury. The Bitch Maiden No. 2 resulted in Ruby’s Cube for Amanda Clayton going past the post in front against Kevin Plunkett’s Miss Domino. The Dawn James Memorial Dog Maiden brought up a first win at a coursing meeting for David and Toni Jones, winning with Federation, which I am sure made the trip home to Devon Meadows a happy one. Newman’s County went on to win the Dog Maiden 2 for Nicole Stanley from Portland, bringing up one half of the second double for the day, proving to have the polish on Hard Sell, who is trained by a local club volunteer, Nathan Barnes, which I believe is his first coursing dog, so onwards and upward from here . Our puppies again showed that they will be forces to be reckoned with in the future, and again the Dalton camp went home smiling with a our third training double for the day wen Be Good Billy and Quincy each proved too good in their respective events. Kiarni Miss went on to provide the second half of Nicole Stanley’s double, who we all know is no stranger to coursing. Congratulations to the Melton Club on a very well run meeting and I am sure we are all looking forward to returning in July when they host the Werribee Cup, and then the major for the puppies this season is hosting the NCAV Victorian Derby and Oaks in August. I must make mention of our fantastic nominations for this meeting, having received 113 in total from 48 different trainers. Top effort guys and girls, and an awesome result so early in the season. Really looking forward to seeing you all again at our future meets. On a somewhat disappointing note, the picnic meeting that was scheduled early in the season for the Victoria Coursing Club (VCC), which has relocated to Newstead, will not be conducted. There still needs to be some work performed on the coursing track and the club’s committee is focussing on ensuring that the track will be right for their meeting scheduled in August. Our next meeting is back to Lang Lang, where the GOTBA’s coursing day on Sunday 17th June is to be conducted. Hope to see you all there. - Carolyn Mills Secretary NCAV

Melton’s weekend coursing action saw (L-R) Bill Lambert (MCC), Russ McRae (Trainer Manx Missile), Brogan Borg (Deputy Mayor Shire of Melton), John McFarland (MCC), Manx Missile and Garry Brett (MCC). National Greyhound Form, Thursday, June 7th, 2012 - Page 61

PUNTERS who tuned into Sky Channel on Monday night to wager on the Bulli meeting would have been shocked to see the appearance of a couple of cars parked in the back straight. The car’s headlights were used as a last minute ploy to allow sufficient lighting to run races four and six on the program, events over the 659 and 515 metres trips. Stewards allowed the unusual

DO you find it interesting how history repeats itself? I admit I certainly do. Which is why I found it interesting Mocha Shocker’s devastating victory in the Winter Chase over the long distance at Albion Park recently. Mocha Shocker is by Give Me Five out of Am Classy, with Am Classy being by Collision from Classy Angel. It’s the National Queen/Bay Road Queen damline. You’ll know it because the Queensland bred Flying Amy and Tenthill Doll were the first two inductees into the Australian greyhound racing Hall of Fame. National Queen is their second dam. Their dam, Tenthill Flyer was a daughter of Chariot Supreme and National Queen. History in breeding, be it greyhound, horse or whatever, says when you are on a good thing, stick to it. Merv Laffey, who owned National Queen, mated her to Shining Chariot, a son of Chariot Supreme, and from the litter came Classy

set-up after a power failure threatened to disrupt the running of the fourth and sixth races. The Stewards Report from the meeting highlights the problem that faced the club, owners, trainers and punters. Following the running of Race 1, a power failure resulted in the loss of lighting to most parts of the track. All lighting was able to be re-

stored except for a section between the 472 metres start and the 515 metres start. Due to a lack of lighting in this area, which would have potentially affected the running of Races 4 and 6, Stewards in conjunction with club officials determined to position a motor vehicle adjacent to the 515 metres starting boxes, with high-beam headlights from the vehicle shining onto the af-

fected area to provide sufficient illumination. Stewards were comfortably satisfied that the position of the motor vehicle and it’s headlights would not be detrimental to any greyhound. Due to the delay caused by this power failure, all events were put back two races with the amended starting times for Race 9 and 10 being 10.28pm and 10.46pm re-

Marcy, a high class race bitch who won the Vince Curry Maiden at Ipswich. By late 1996 when Classy Marcy was mated to Credibility, Flying Amy’s great son, Just The Best was also about to be born (January 1997). Classy Marcy would produce a bitch called Classy Clara, a Meadows winner. Classy Clara would shoot to fame by producing a litter to Token Prince that would include the great stayer, Classy Customer. He would go on to win the Association Cup, National Distance, Summer Cup and AWM Distance Championship. Classy Customer was indeed exactly what his name said he would be. What this mating did was line breed to Bay Supreme and her halfsister, National Queen 3x3 along the tail female line in sire and dam. The Token Prince litter was outstanding. It would also herald a future that would see many smart race dogs bred on a reinforcement of Bay Road Queen.

The great litter that includes Pillow Torque, Bramley, etc., has three crosses of Bay Road Queen. Classy Marcy was also mated to Ultra Desire and in 1999 she produced a litter that included Classy Angel. It was a “nothing” mating. It produced a few gallopers that could run a little, but there were few strong crosses in the mating, and that is how it produced. One bitch, Classy Angel, came into the hands of Rachel Scott and the Butibam Syndicate. She proved a goldmine at stud, producing some smart city performers like Sideways, Classy Cha Cha, Butibam Bobby and Gatchelo… not champions, but good money-spinners and all city winners. To Collision, Classy Angel had a bitch called Am Classy but, unlike Classy Customer, she didn’t live up to her name. She won once in a slow 31.53 around Ipswich in 14 starts and was placed just once over 630 metres at Ipswich. Rachel Scott, however, knew she

could gallop, but injury took its toll and she never got to show that ability. Am Classy was given to Deb Arnold to breed with on a pup deal. Rachel got a red brindle dog from her mating to Give Me Five and named him Mocha Shocker, and he is now the most promising young stayer in Queensland. His 41.73 Winter Chase victory was devastating. And his pedigree? Just what the doctor ordered! You will all remember Classy Clara mating Token Prince to produce the sensational stayer, Classy Customer. Well, when Deb Arnold mated Am Classy to Give Me Five (Brett Lee - Doll’s Me Mum), she brought in this very same cross. Give Me Five, you see, has Token Prince as his damsire. The mating that produced Mocha Shocker brings in the half-sisters Bay Supreme and National Queen 5x4 but positioned to impact. You will also remember that Mocha Shocker’s dam, Am Classy is a daughter of Collision. What is also an added bonus to this mating is the fact Token Prince and Rumble Spirit (dam of Collision) are bred on an identical cross. Both are by Malawi’s Prince and their dams are by Brother Fox, or a son of Brother Fox. Rumble Spirit is a virtual “balance” for the pedigree of Token Prince. Quite a number of Collision’s best progeny carry Token Prince in their damline. WHICH brings me to the English Derby that was run recently. The six finalists were an interesting lot and (in box draw order) I will run through some observations about their pedigrees. 1. FARLOE IRONMAN (Premier Fantasy - Farloe Reserve) The fastest semi-final winner and bred identically to Fear Zafonic, who is now at stud in Queensland. Both Farloe Ironman and Fear Zafonic are by Premier Fantasy and their dams are litter sisters, and both champion producers.

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spectively. Unfortunately there was a slight mishap with the unusual lighting exercise, as Indigo Pirate fell shortly after the start in the sixth event. Falls are a common occurrence within our collision sport and it would be a wise man who would suggest that the tumble was of a result of the 11th hour lighting setup.

2. COOLAVANNY BERT (Where’s Pedro - Mercury Queen) Stormed through the series until beaten in the semi by Farloe Ironman. He is bred on a cross not unlike Bekim Bale. By Where’s Pedro (a brother to Bekim Bale’s second sire, Hallucinate), Coolavanny Bert is out of a daughter of Larkhill Jo a half-brother to Sonic Flight (damsire of Bekim Bale). 3. WESTMEAD ADONIS (Droopy’s Vieri - Westmead Aoifa) The dam (x Larkhill Jo) is a halfsister to champion, Westmead Hawk, and was almost as good on the track. Some nice Aussie mixes, with the Australian Cup winner and top Irish sire Smooth Rumble in the damline. 4. TAYLORS SKY (Westmead Hawk - Rising Angel) Last year’s winner who broke the track record doing it. Shows great line breeding 2x3 to half brothers Sonic Flight and Larkhill Jo (breeders should note this will be a key with Bekim Bale) but also brings in Adraville Bridge and his sister, Highway Mystery. Taylors Sky would be a sensation at stud in Australia. 5. JUDICIAL RULING (Duke Special - Best Fast lady) The dam is a genetic sister to Big Daddy Cool, being by Just The Best out of a daughter of Sobbing Sal (also dam of Brett Lee, of course). Sire, Duke Special has Aussie Honcho Classic as his damsire. 6. BLONDE SNAPPER (Droopys Kewell - Rough Charley) His dam is by Aussie, Dave’s Mentor, but this dog’s pedigree brings in some amazing line breeding, including a reinforcement of the Westmead damline. Perrys Pusher (dam of Droopys Kewell) has a pedigree that should be studied by any breeding enthusiast. And the winner… Blonde Snapper, who got a clean break and then held off Farloe Ironman, who came out last but got a dream rails run to race into second early and then chased the winner throughout. - courtesy or fax 03 9 375 4002