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GRV: The Racing Industry “Watchdog”, Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commission investigated staff at GRV and found they have breached GRV’s code of conduct.

Greyhound racing’s controlling body in Victoria has come under investigation by Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commission. Last week an investigation found nine GRV employees, some of whom had direct responsibility in the conduct of the sport, had placed bets on greyhound races, with some bets placed at GRV during office hours. Three employees had their services terminated - a full-time steward, one part-time steward and a full time grader. Four employees have been issued with “first and final warnings”. One part-time employee resigned his position last Thursday. Whilst another asked to have his case adjourned until the end of this week. We contacted GRV and asked that they name the staff who were dismissed, and also the staff who were issued with first and final warnings, but GRV declined. GRV advised NGF that some mat-

listed company and his directorships have included the Law Institute of Victoria as well as representing Tabcorp on the Board of TAB Limited.” “Mr. Caillard brings a wealth of knowledge and an intricate understanding of the critical impact of new media as well as domestic and international broadcasting on our racing industry. His experience and leadership will be of enormous benefit to the Board and to the industry as we move through a period of transition with the new licensing arrangements to commence in August 2012.” “I am confident Mr. Caillard is the right person to lead the greyhound racing industry through the current challenges posed by the emerging national wagering

market and the consequent revenue challenges for Victoria’s fantastic racing industry. “ “Victorian greyhound racing is flying and Mr. Caillard will bring a level of enthusiasm that will ensure the industry capitalises on its current momentum. I look forward to working with GRV and Mr. Caillard to deliver its vision for the future of the local greyhound industry,” Dr. Napthine said. Mr. Caillard has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from Monash University, together with a Master of Laws from Melbourne University and more recently he has completed a post graduate management program at Harvard Business School.

MINISTER for Racing, Dr. Denis Napthine has announced the appointment of Peter Caillard as the new Chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Dr. Napthine said Mr. Caillard, who is a former senior executive with Tabcorp and Sky Channel, would be a valuable addition to the GRV board and that he looked forward to working cooperatively with the new Chairman during his three year term. “Peter Caillard comes to the Board of Greyhound Racing Victoria with extensive experience in corporate governance and is one of the country’s most senior wagering executives,” Dr. Napthine said. “For nearly a decade Mr. Caillard has played an integral role in transforming the old Victorian TAB into a successful publicly

ters may not be finished yet under common law, and it will remain “in-house”. The Greyhounds Owners Trainers and Breeders Association President Geoff Collins told NGF “Owners and trainers have expressed concerns for some time that a betting culture may have existed at GRV headquarters. The results of this RIC investigation would seem to support that theory but until we get full disclosure we have more questions than answers GRV needs to come clean with all the facts to help restore participants confidence in the industry, said Collins” New GRV Chairman, Peter Calliard, who was only appointed last week, said despite the actions and the investigations, there was no suggestion that greyhound races had been compromised. Betting on greyhound races is a breach of the GRV code of conduct for employees. Racing Minister, Dr. Denis Napthine said it is important the code is up-

held to protect the integrity of the Victorian greyhound industry. “These actions by employees, who are responsible for the good conduct of greyhound racing, is utterly inappropriate and will not be tolerated,” Dr. Napthine said. “Victoria’s racing industry is worth more than $2 billion to the state economy and provides more than 70,000 jobs. The Coalition Government will not allow this critical industry to be put at risk by breaches of the employee codes of conduct. “I am confident, particularly in light of the efficient and independent investigation and the penalties handed down to the employees involved, that Victoria has in place the measures needed to identify and address this inappropriate behavior. The Victorian Racing Integrity Office hotline is 1300 22 7225 Or you can email them: enquiries@racing integrity.vic.gov.au

Mr. Caillard said it was a privilege to be able to work with Greyhound Racing Victoria and address the many opportunities and challenges currently present within the racing industry. “In my experience, there is no group more passionate about sport than those involved with greyhound racing and I will work hard to ensure Greyhound Racing Victoria continues to go from strength to strength,” Mr. Caillard said. Mr. Caillard takes the helm following the resignation of former Chairman, Nick Caley, on 1 July 2011. Greyhound Racing Victoria is the statutory authority responsibility for the regulation, management and promotion of greyhound racing in Victoria. Peter Caillard.

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SIX HEATS of the 525 metres National Sprint highlighted the night’s racing at The Meadows last weekend, with Graeme Bate picking up plenty of winners, but not necessarily with the greyhounds that most expected to get through to the Victorian State Final. Favoured in the opening heat was Mepunga Nicky, but after she was checked at boxrise, her chance of representing the ‘Big V’ in the final seemed forlorn. Making a quick getaway was Darwin Cup heat winner, Chief Bambury, a $15 chance who used the inside draw perfectly to register splits of 5.05 and 17.75 before scoring an all the way 30.02 victory. He downed kennelmate, Carol Allen by a length and three quarters, with Symmetry railing home into third place. IN the next round, Kilty Lad drew the rails alley and was sent out the $1.50 favourite. But in a similar run to the previous week’s Maturity final when he camped behind the pacesetters, he

failed once again, with another from Graeme Bate’s ranch, Allen Lawson ($5.20) making all the play in front. Dressed in the yellow singlet, he clung on to beat the popular elect by three quarters of a length in 30.14, while Breezing Shiraz finished fast for third. A FEW runners were backed to win the third round, including Dino Ferrari ($4.60), Allen Hertz ($6.20), Iceman Raikkonen ($5.20), Stefan Bale ($3.30 fav) and Bubba’s Dream ($7.50). After Iceman Raikkonen led early he was checked rounding the first bend, allowing Allen Hertz to assume the premier position over Dino Ferrari, railing the ears off ’em, but still three lengths down coming off the back. Sporting the white vest, Dino Ferrari never left the fence, and the Jamie Ennis trained chaser defeated Allen Hertz by three quarters of a length in a smart 29.90, while Iceman Raikkonen was next past the post. RADLEY BALE showed us that he’s not lost any of his ability by an-

nexing the fourth State Sprint heat. The current Golden Easter Egg champ camped behind Explosive Drop until reaching the back straight then made his move. Sent out at $1.80 favourite in the red vest, Radley Bale proved far too good for Explosive Drop, winning by five and a half lengths in Best Of Night 29.84, with Premier Boloney occupying third place. RECENT Darwin Cup winner, Surprise winner, Chief Bambury led from go to whoa in a Victorian State Tonneli Bale came from the widest Sprint heat, running the 525 metres trip in 30.02 for Graeme Bate. draw to land the penultimate round in Grade at The Meadows the previous Rob Britton prepared racer led from 30.04. go to whoa in the 600 metres Grade 5 Another trained by Graeme Bate, weekend. However, last Saturday night he event, defeating Select Goddess by the classy bitch was third behind Allen Lennox and Rev Limiter at the was right behind the bunny from the 13 lengths in 34.59, while Serene half-away mark and made her move outset, and every time that’s hap- Passion sizzled home on the rail to pened in the past he’s won. snare the skinny end of the prize. coming off the back. After passing the post the first From 11 attempts it was the third Rev Limiter took over down the back but his reign was short-lived, time in a very slick 8.96, the son of win over The Meadows middle diswith Tonneli Bale charging past then Bombastic Shiraz and Silent Flower tance journey, whilst overall he’s going on to score by over a length to didn’t back-off the pace, completing notched 13 wins and seven placings. By the way, after this victory, the hard railing Cosmic Cooper, with the next phase in 22.07 holding a six lengths break on Bundy Bale. maybe 13 has become George’s Rev Limiter third. Raced by George Farrugia, the lucky number? FROM box two, speedy chaser, Dyna Tron won the start and ran them off their legs for the Dailly team at Anakie. After clocking express splits of 4.98 and 17.62, he ran out a near two lengths winner over Allen Elroy and third placed Strong intention, clocking 29.98. Graeme Bate and the Wheeler family have six of the eight in Saturday night’s final, while Jamie Ennis and the Dailly team will rug-up one apiece.

Barrelled them! Dino Ferrari, trained by Jamie Ennis, railed to victory in a State Sprint heat, halting the timer at 29.90.

POSSESSING heaps of ability, Barrique has been unlucky in some of his 33 races, including the Mixed 4th/5th

Another of Graeme Bate’s winners was Radley Bale, and the Easter Egg champ was impressive, recording 29.84 to score easily.

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Thursday 15th September

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MINISTER for Racing, Dr. Denis Napthine today announced the appointment of Peter Caillard as the new Chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Dr. Napthine said Mr. Caillard, who is a former senior executive with Tabcorp and Sky Channel, would be a valuable addition to the GRV board and that he looked forward to working cooperatively with the new Chairman during his three year term. “Peter Caillard comes to the Board of Greyhound Racing Victoria with extensive experience in corporate governance and is one of the country’s most senior wagering executives,” Dr. Napthine said. “For nearly a decade Mr. Caillard has played an integral role in transforming the old Victorian TAB into a successful publicly listed company and his directorships have included the Law Institute of Victoria as well as representing Tabcorp on the Board of TAB Limited.” “Mr. Caillard brings a wealth of knowledge and an intricate understanding of the critical impact of new media as well as domestic and international broadcasting on our racing industry. His experience and leadership will be of enormous benefit to the Board and to the industry as we move through a period of transition with the new licensing arrangements to commence in August 2012.” “I am confident Mr. Caillard is the right person to lead the greyhound racing industry through the current challenges posed by the emerging national wagering market and the consequent revenue challenges for Victoria’s fantastic racing industry. “ “Victorian greyhound racing is flying and Mr. Caillard will bring a level of enthusiasm that will ensure the industry capitalises on its current momentum. I look forward to working with GRV and Mr. Caillard to deliver its vision for the

Peter Caillard. future of the local greyhound industry,” Dr. Napthine said. Mr. Caillard has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from Monash University, together with a Master of Laws from Melbourne University and more recently he has completed a post graduate management program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Caillard said it was a privilege to be able to work with Greyhound Racing Victoria and address the many opportunities and challenges currently present within the racing industry. “In my experience, there is no group more passionate about sport than those involved with greyhound racing and I will work hard to ensure Greyhound Racing Victoria continues to go from strength to strength,” Mr. Caillard said. Mr. Caillard takes the helm following the resignation of former Chairman, Nick Caley, on 1 July 2011. Greyhound Racing Victoria is the statutory authority responsibility for the regulation, management and promotion of greyhound racing in Victoria.

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PROVIDING he goes around in Thursday night’s Victorian State Final of the Macro Meats NDC over 715 metres, Bobby Boucheau can pack his bags for Queensland for the Grand Final. The brilliant wildcard concept that applies to our National Championships allows the highest ranked AGRA greyhound entry into the Grand Final on the proviso that they contest their State Final. Bobby Boucheau goes into Thursday night’s race as the fastest qualifier from the heats, having scored in 41.87. That was the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Dallas Gypsy’s first race start in five weeks, with his previous run being a third to Dashing Corsair in the Superstayers at Albion Park. The Angela Jackson owned and trained stayer loves Sandown, where he’s not only the track record holder over the staying trip and the 595 metres, but also the reigning Sandown Cup champ. He’ll line up in box eight here, which is a great draw for a greyhound that likes to track out from the fence, and he’ll certainly be the one they’ll have to beat. His main danger will be the other heat winner, Shimaguni, who scored in 41.97 and made it three from four at the trip. Trained by Jim Redenbach, she recently landed the Group 3 AWM Distance Championship, and in that race, similar to a heat, proved too strong for Echelon. The daughter of Primo Uno and Messines looks as though she’s getting stronger with each run and is also looking smarter each time she goes around, planning her moves with pre-

Angela Jackson with Bobby Boucheau after the brilliant half-miler snared a State Heat of the National Distance title in BON 41.87 at Sandown Park. cision, and will make sure the favourite is kept honest. Litter brothers Echelon and Granduer have both qualified, and both got here with a second placing. Granduer for Len Ketelaar turned in an absolute bottler to run Bobby Boucheau to a half length at what was his first start over the 715 metres trip. He’s a big gangly type with not much early toe, but boy, does he motor home. You’d expect him to improve on his first-up effort at the trip, and with luck in running may just tip the previously mentioned duo out. Echelon is also capable of win-

ning this race without surprising, and in a heat went under by a length and a half. But the Craig Treherne trained son of Mogambo and Off Springer has scored here in a flying 41.73, and it’s worth remembering he went within .01 of Chinatown Lad’s Wentworth Park track record a couple of months back. But this race isn’t just a race in four, as both Bramley and Lady Arko have qualified, the former having scored here in 42.06, whilst the latter has a PB of 41.77; and that tells you they are quick enough to score if luck goes their way. - Darryl Embling

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PROVIDING he goes around in Thursday night’s Victorian State Final of the Macro Meats NDC over 715 metres, Bobby Boucheau can pack his bags for Queensland for the Grand Final. The brilliant wildcard concept that applies to our National Championships allows the highest ranked AGRA greyhound entry into the Grand Final on the proviso that they contest their State Final. Bobby Boucheau goes into Thursday night’s race as the fastest qualifier from the heats, having scored in 41.87. That was the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Dallas Gypsy’s first race start in five weeks, with his previous run being a third to Dashing Corsair in the Superstayers at Albion Park. The Angela Jackson owned and trained stayer loves Sandown, where he’s not only the track record holder over the staying trip and the 595 metres, but also the reigning Sandown Cup champ. He’ll line up in box eight here, which is a great draw for a greyhound that likes to track out from the fence, and he’ll certainly be the one they’ll have to beat. His main danger will be the other heat winner, Shimaguni, who scored in 41.97 and made it three from four at the trip. Trained by Jim Redenbach, she recently landed the Group 3 AWM Distance Championship, and in that race, similar to a heat, proved too strong for Echelon. The daughter of Primo Uno and Messines looks as though she’s getting stronger with each run and is also looking smarter each time she goes around, planning her moves with pre-

Angela Jackson with Bobby Boucheau after the brilliant half-miler snared a State Heat of the National Distance title in BON 41.87 at Sandown Park. cision, and will make sure the favourite is kept honest. Litter brothers Echelon and Granduer have both qualified, and both got here with a second placing. Granduer for Len Ketelaar turned in an absolute bottler to run Bobby Boucheau to a half length at what was his first start over the 715 metres trip. He’s a big gangly type with not much early toe, but boy, does he motor home. You’d expect him to improve on his first-up effort at the trip, and with luck in running may just tip the previously mentioned duo out. Echelon is also capable of win-

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ning this race without surprising, and in a heat went under by a length and a half. But the Craig Treherne trained son of Mogambo and Off Springer has scored here in a flying 41.73, and it’s worth remembering he went within .01 of Chinatown Lad’s Wentworth Park track record a couple of months back. But this race isn’t just a race in four, as both Bramley and Lady Arko have qualified, the former having scored here in 42.06, whilst the latter has a PB of 41.77; and that tells you they are quick enough to score if luck goes their way. - Darryl Embling

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Although injury-prone, Blondie’s Babe continues to pick up good races, and last Thursday night at Albion Park she won a Novice in 30.53 for Manly Sea Eagles fan, Col Byers.

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WHAT’S A KILO in weight between friends? It’s everything when you are a 30 kilo racing greyhound. Toowoomba trainer, Col Byers proved once again what a master with greyhounds he is when Blondie’s Babe led throughout to win a 520 metres Novice at Albion Park last Thursday night. Col had been worried the bitch was not getting to the line strong enough in 431 metres races at Ipswich. His answer was to take a kilo in weight from the bitch... and problem solved. The daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Blonde Enforcer ran 30.53. Col, who has only recently taken over training of the already three year-old bitch, was supremely confident. Blonde’s Babe scored by three quarters of a length over Mr. Contender, with two lengths to third placed Penelope Blue. Blondie’s Babe took her record to 13 starts for three wins and eight placings, whilst her wins have all come over 520 metres at Albion Park. The bitch was formerly trained by Tony Brett for breeder and syndicate spokesman, Brian Kutner (Jr). “She’d been in a paddock for

QLD David Brasch four months. and Tony had told Brian he didn’t really have room to take her back,” said Col. “I was looking at buying her when Brian mentioned he had the bitch.” “But when I looked at how old she is, three years, I dropped right off.” That’s when Kutner asked Col to train her. “It took me a while to get her right and she ran a few placings at Ipswich over 431 metres lately, but I didn’t think she was getting to the line well enough so I took a kilo of weight off her,” said Col. It worked wonders. “She trialled 30.60 here recently, and that was good enough to win a Novice,” said Col. Col proudly strode to the start with Blondie’s Babe with a collar and lead in the colours of his beloved Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League team. “My son got the collars and leads to sell through his shop, and

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he gave me this one in Manly’s colours,” he said. Blondie’s Babe recently suffered another setback when she broke her tail in the catching pen at Ipswich and needed it removed. “It was the worst break I’ve seen,” said Col.

New flyer BOS FLYER was an outstanding dog, a multiple city winner for Bob and Dave Worsley. But a few months ago Bos Flyer was bitten by a spider and ever since then has been fighting a brave fight to get back to the track. The dog was at a Northern Rivers vet surgery for weeks recovering. Bob and Dave needed a replacement… and it appears they have it. The Worsleys went looking for a dog to race and found Radical Dos (Hallucinate - Punk Angel), who last Thursday night at Albion Park landed a 520 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade in 30.33. It was his third win in a row, and third from four starts since joining the Denise Robinson kennel. Radical Dos had been narrowly beaten at his Albion Park debut, run down on the line by the powerful type, Ryght Finish. “We were a bit stiff to have such a strong finisher as Jeffrey’s (Ahern) dog right behind us,” said Denise’s husband, Dennis. He had won his previous two starts for Denise on July 25 and 28, both in 30.19. He scored by four lengths rushing away at the finish to beat tearaway leader, Chevez, with a half head to Give Em Curry third. “Anthony Azzopardi recommended the dog to us,” said Denise’s husband, Dennis, who handled Radical Dos on Thursday night. “He has put us onto a few handy dogs in the past.” Chevez sped to a long lead into the back straight but his 520 metres shortcomings were obvious by the home turn. “I thought he was in a bit of trouble in the back straight,” said Dennis, “but he’s surprised me that he won by so far at the finish.”

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AT WENTWORTH PARK last Saturday night it was our turn to hit the track for Nationals 2011, and on the Stayers front Zipping Lad handed in a performance that could land trainer, Jason Mackay his third distance title. Zipping Lad was having only his second appearance over the half-mile journey and it’s quite obvious that this is where he will continue his chasing, despite just turning two years of age. Exiting box four, Zipping Lad bounced straight to the front and led from Mr, Meana on settling down, as both were the popular fancies and punters thought an exciting finish was in store. However, after a lap was run you got the feeling that Zipping Lad had just started to warm up, and the 32kg fawn chaser gradually increased his lead over Mr. Meana, who is strong at the finish of his races. Coming down the side Zipping Lad slipped into overdrive and left

NSW Ron Arnold Mr. Meana lamenting. Turning for home Zipping Lad was clear and going further away, saluting the judge six and a quarter lengths ahead of the fast finishing Slick Lee, completing the 720 metres trip in a fast 42.25, with Mr. Meana holding down third spot, a further two lengths back. Zipping Lad, by Malfoy out of Or Catra, raced by Fiona and Marty Hallinan, has had 16 career starts for 10 wins and three placings. Keith Pedrana puts the polish on Slick Lee (Brett Lee x Goodoo Mate) and from 86 career starts has won 21 times with 40 placings, whilst Mr/

Beer Assassin took over at the half-way before winning a NSW Distance heat in 42.67 last weekend for in-form Thirlmere trainer, Mark Gatt.

Meana (Collision x Token Whiz), prepared by Mark Gatt, after 29 career starts has tallied 13 wins and 11 placings. The other heat went to Beer Assassin, who maintained his good record over the long trip at the Glebe course. Mark Gatt trains the son of Whisky Assassin, who has never missed a cheque in eight appearances at headquarters. When the lids opened, best away was Devine Nation from the six, with both the popular picks Melkate and Beer Assassin also well served at the start. In the straight the first time Melkate took up the pilot’s role, but it was the black vested Beer Assassin that outrailed her leaving the straight. Setting a good tempo at the head of affairs, Beer Assassin maintained his advantage to the home corner where some challengers again started to ‘lift’. In the dash down the straight Beer Assassin was able to hold on, defeating Melkate by one and a quarter lengths, with Devine Nation a neck away third. Melkate registered a 42.67 gallop, whilst her quickest time at the tack and distance is 42.24. Beer Assassin (x Or Catra) has now had 38 career starts for 15 wins and 12 placings. Carolyn Reinke trains Melkate (Late Late Show x Kowem Girl), with 10 wins and 12 placings from 52 career starts produced to date, whilst Pat Parelli’s Devine Nation (Elite State x Majestic Rush) from 38 career starts has won nine times with 18 placings.

Zipping Lad is a class act, as the big fawn chaser traversed the 720 metres trip at Wentworth Park in 42.25 to land a National Distance heat.

WONDERFUL PRODUCER, Or Catra looks to have a mortgage on the NSW winner for the State Distance title, as she produced both heat winners last week, albeit to different sires. Though the stand-out selection does appear to be the Jason Mackay trained Zipping Lad, who is aiming to give his mentor his third National title following victories from Classy Customer and Texas Gold in recent years. Zipping Lad, despite his young age (August 2009), is a natural stayer. The fawn dog is bold striding, has early speed and keeps on running – fast. The most impressive part about this dog is when he has been to a track and returns the next time, he goes even quicker. His 42.25 win last week is only about .30 off Chinatown Lad’s course

record, so given the right conditions, this level is under threat. HIS half-brother, Beer Assassin appears the logical danger, and the eight box will suit him, as he’ll have some galloping space early on. However, if he’s to win, the Mark Gatt trained chaser must lead. One real advantage for this dog is that he will rail, meaning the others will have to go around him. Mr. Meana and Melkate are not without a chance, and of course the latter’s kennel has won Staying titles previously as well, and with box two should be in a good position early. The strong finishing Altario and Slick Lee need the pace on, and if a few things go their way they are definite place hopes, along with the con sistent Devine Nation. The race has plenty of experience and youth, but the younger legs are hard to go past in this race. - Ron Arnold

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A VERY LARGE crowd was in attendance at Betchoice Gardens last Friday in the twilight zone for the 2011 Laurie Healion Memorial Maiden final. For the second year in a row, John Finn produced the winner of this Group 3 event when Flavours led throughout in near track record time. The 21 months-old son of leading producer, Frosty Fruits was purchased for a good price from his breeders, the Chappelow family, after the dam’s first litter saw the likes of Pulp, Goodesy and Little Sparkle grace the tracks. Without doubt, any pup from future Frosty Fruits’ litters will be most sought after. When the eight runners arrived at the 515 metres starting point, punters had left Flavours as the race favourite, and from box eight it was the jump that would decide the result. When the lids opened Flavours stepped brilliantly and charged across the face of the field, along with Pretty Precious, who followed the pink down into the first corner. Leaving the straight Flavours got well into stride and rocketed through the next section, with both Pretty Precious and Teenage Dream doing their best but were never any chance of catching the tearaway leader. To the cheers of his connections, Flavours turned for home well clear and raced strongly to the judge, recording a nine and three quarter lengths victory over Pretty Precious, with Teenage Dream a further two and a quarter lengths away third. The journey was clocked in a flying

NSW Ron Arnold 29.48, or just four lengths outside Velocity Cloud’s course record. Flavours is by Bombastic Shiraz, owned by a group of mates who formed the Redliner Syndicate, and the 32kg fawn chaser went through the three rounds of this series undefeated in his first appearances at the racetrack. Pretty Precious (Bit Chili x Full Time), owned and trained by Leanne Procopio, has snared three placings from four starts to date, whilst the Cliff Clark’s Teenage Dream (Knocka Norris x Size ’Em Up) to date has a win with three placings after his fourth start.

with Bit Brisk occupying third place, a further two and a quarter lengths away. Key To Eden (x Wild Chant) has now 11 career starts for seven wins and one placing. Westend Star (Big Daddy Cool x Westend Kaitlyn) from nine career starts has produced two wins and four placings for trainer, Jack Maher, whilst the Larry Procopio prepared Bit Brisk (Bit Chili x Full Time) after 22 career starts has grabbed seven wins and five placings.

Smooth result

THE JUDGE earned his pay in the 515 metres Multicam Systems Stake when a

blanket finish saw a narrow margin awarded to veteran, Smooth Manner, who downed Smart Sam and Brisk Miss. There was an early charge that saw Rutland Bert lead them early on, while Smooth Manner took a sit in second spot from box five. Racing tight, the leader was under immense pressure, firstly from Smooth Manner and then Myron’s Angel issued a challenge. Rutland Bert was headed by Smooth Manner turning for home, with more late swoopers, Brisk Miss and Smart Sam charging late. That trio hit the line locked together,

until the judge found a half head margin, giving Smooth Manner the nod over Smart Sam in 30.22, and a neck to third placed Brisk Miss. Smooth Manner, by Over Flo from Rema’s Puzzle, and at over four and a half years of age has now recorded 17 wins and 29 placings from 90 career starts for trainer, Wendy Brown. Prepared by Eric Castle, Smart Sam (Suave Fella x Wild Chant) has raced 26 times for 10 wins and nine placings, whilst Brisk Miss (Bit Chili x Your On), trained by Leanne Procopio, has had 48 career starts for eight wins and 17 placings.

Found the key

ANOTHER WINNER on the card that looks a very likely type is the Eric Castle trained Key To Eden. The daughter of Suave Fella is just 19 months of age, but the knowledgeable trainer has quickly placed the blue brindle chaser over middle distance journeys and she has taken an immediate liking to the extra ground. Contesting the Greyhound Products Direct Stake over 600 metres, Key To Eden stepped quickly from box four and led on settling down from the outside drawn pair of Westend Star and Bit Brisk. They strung out in the straight the first time, with Key To Eden starting to put a good margin on her rivals. Down the back the margin increased for Key To Eden and it was just a matter of how strong she would be at the end. Turing for home Key To Eden stepped up another gear and raced powerfully to the line for a dominant 11 lengths win over Westend Star in 34.66,

A sight that sends a panic message to all greyhound followers is a fallen chaser evading track staff and making it’s way back to the oncoming lure. It does happen, as shown by Paul Munt’s pics from the last race at The Meadows on Saturday night. Rapid Force (3) came down on the first bend and then quickly picked itself up and headed back up the home straight to confront the oncoming lure. The collision occurred on the top bend and gave stewards no other alternative than to declare the event a “No Race”. Such was Rapid Force’s impact with the lure that he managed to knock the retractable bunny clean off the lure arm, which attracted the attention of eagle-eye Miss Stackhouse, who declined to follow her mates into the catching pen and turned back to get a piece of the action.

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DOMINATION of the red vest continued at Dapto last Thursday night, with those greyhounds drawn the inside alley winning half the program and grabbed four of the first five races. Punters who threw the “one” into their tips have been on a great trot. as too has trainer, Wally Lutiger, who has bounced back a vengeance, training plenty of winners lately after going through a slightly lean patch not that long ago. The Bringelly mentor led home How About Gorby, who finished strongly to win the Betfair Blue Paws 4 Stake over 520 metres. The son of Over Flo has been quite consistent so far in his races, however, he had only a couple of wins previously to his credit. At boxrise it was the centre drawn duo, Courageous Lee and Midnight Lee that began best, with the extreme outside drawn Highly Spirited dashing down the outside. Leaving the straight Highly Spirited crossed and led the field, while How About Gorby received a nice run from his rails box to slide into second spot as they headed to the

NSW Ron Arnold back. Highly Spirited led them off the back but was under pressure from How About Gorby, who had dashed to the front by the home turn. Down the home running How About Gorby stretched right out and raced to the judge a three and a half lengths winner over Courageous Lee in 30.44, while Ashlyn’s Choice ran on to grab third spot, a length further back. How About Gorby (x Susan Hotz) is owned by GBOTA Director, Richard Bligh, and overall has had 22 starts for three wins and 10 placings. Courageous Lee (Bit Chili x Remorse Lee), raced by Adele Powell, has had 17 career starts for two wins and seven placings, whilst the John little prepared Ashlyn’s Choice (Over

Ron Johnson applies the polish to Coulta Bright, who took out a Mixed 3rd/4th Grade at Dapto, running the 520 metres in 30.16.

Flo x Cokie Royal) has produced two wins and three placings from 18 career starts.

Bright for age

JUST TURNING four years-old, the Ron Johnson trained Coulta Bright was another who continued his good form of late with a strong win in the Greyhound Products Stake over the 520 metres journey. With only six runners, the recently well credentialled Country Rebel went out the favourite, and those who took the short odds were happy when the lids lifted, as she bounced straight to the front from box two. The other runners raced tight behind Country Rebel as they left the straight, but Coulta Bright did get a nice run along the paint to go into second spot as they headed into the back. Country Rebel was still the leader off the top corner but did stay a little away from the fence, which gave Coulta Bright a good sight of the lure and the chance to push past on the circle. Turning for home Coulta Bright used his 8kg advantage to shoulder Country Rebel out of the road and then sprinted clear in the straight. Coulta Bright kept going strongly to the line, winning by two lengths to Super Laurie, who also ran on well for second in 30.15, a half length in advance of Country Rebel. Coulta Bright, by Bombastic Shiraz out of Coulta Sandy, overall has had 54 starts for 16 wins and 15 placings. Super Laurie (Super Burst x Curi Lee), trained by Margaret Keys, has had 75 career starts for 18 wins and 29 placings, whilst Country Rebel is by Hallucinate x Fawn Country and

How About Gorby raced away from his rivals in a 520 metres Blue Paws Stake, clocking 30.44 for Richard Bligh and trainer, Wally Lutiger. has amassed 12 wins and 16 placings from 44 starts for trainer, Neil Staines.

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SUPPORTERS of Vee Bee Bay were always heading to the bar to celebrate as the son of Knocka Norris had the Betfair Blue Paws 5 Stake won a long way from home. From the rails draw Vee Bee Bay began moderately, while Monique exited box three quite speedily, as too did Stylish Jezazz, who carved across from the outside draw. Leaving the straight there was plenty of trouble, and as they spread out it was Vee Bee Bay that got the saloon passage ron along the fence and charged to the front as they headed into the back.

From thereon it was a one-act affair, with Vee Bee Bay striding clear down the side, and the further the race went the further the 34kg chaser gapped his rvials. When the judge called a halt, Vee Bee Bay was 11 lengths clear of Oh Kay in a smart 30.15, with a head to third placed How About Billy. Vee Bee Bay (x All Your Antics), trained by Andrew Bayliss, has contested 18 races for three wins and 10 placings. Trained by Tony Messina, Oh Kay (Surf Lorian x Kristen Alyssa) has had 11 starts for a win and a placing, whilst How About Billy (Over Flo x Susan Hotz0, trained by Wally Lutiger, from 24 career starts has notched two wins and 11 placings.

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THERE WERE FOUR heats of the NSW Sprint series at Wentworth Park last Saturday night and all the winners produced exceptional efforts. However, after the first three victors had all done their brilliant best, along came Prince Diablo to clock the best, whilst he looked the best and proved he is probably the best sprinter in NSW at present. From box one, Prince Diablo missed the jump fractionally then gathered momentum quickly to lead his rivals by the first corner. From the moment he entered the back straight the race was as good as over, but the effort of runner up, Dana Travis must be commended. Prince Diablo was untroubled over the final stages, defeating Dana Travis by four lengths in 29.55, with Wenzke back in third place, a further five and a half lengths away. By Premier Fantasy out of Best Of Diablo, trained by John Finn, Prince Diablo has had just 20 career starts for 10 wins and five placings. Dana Travis (Big Daddy Cool x

NSW Ron Arnold Dana Gretel), trained by Neville Brown, has had 23 career starts for five wins and 12 placings, whilst the Brian Smith prepared Wenzke (Closing Argument x Spitfire Moosie) has produced nine wins and nine placings from 39 career starts.

Cold is hot IN THE opening heat the race did not go according to script, but the win of Cold Fusion showed just how much ability this son of Bit Chili really does possess. When the lids opened Cold Fusion jumped well from box five and outpaced the more popular picks, Diddy Rose and Oaks Road, who were drawn closer to the rail.

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Budding star, Cold Fusion and led them a merry chase from the first turn in a National Sprint heat at Wentworth Park, scoring in 29.70, notching his 10th win from 19 starts for Northern Rivers mentor, Neil Falls. Leaving the straight Cold Fusion took up the front runner’s role over Dyna Forte, while Oaks Road worked into third spot, but the leader was travelling well. Turning for home Cold Fusion was still going too well for his rivals and raced to the judge a clear four and a half lengths ahead of Dyna Forte in 29.70, with third placed Oaks Road a further three lengths adrift. Cold Fusion (x Arena Lee), trained by Neil Falls, has had 19 starts for 10 wins and six placings. Dyna Forte (Droopys Maldini x Hanicka Bale), trained by Graeme Bate and now owned in new NSW interests, has faced the starter 97 times for 26 wins and 22 placings, whilst the Mark Gatt trained Oaks Road (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Pace) has had 19 starts for seven wins and nine placings. THE NEXT heat was won a long

way from home when the powerful finishing He Knows Uno was closer to the leaders than anticipated. Racing close to the leader down the back straight, he went on with the business to win in 29.74, which was his best time to date at the venue following four victories. He Knows Uno is a powerhouse sprinter, who is unlucky that his current crop of rivals are absolute flyers. He Knows Uno, a son of Primo Uno and Honeymoon Over, defeated Things Missing (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Pace) by two lengths, whilst Noble Pedro (Where’s Pedro x Miss Beeslee) finished third, one and a half lengths back. THE OTHER heat winner was the Wally Lutiger trained Fancy Dean, who made it eight victories at headquarters and equalled his best winning time of 29.74. After a good getaway from box four, Fancy Dean took a sit just off

the pace and ran to the front coming down the side. He cleared out over the concluding stages and at the judge had three and a half lengths to spare over Mythical Eagle, while the winner’s litter brother, Fancy Will finished third, a further five and a half lengths away. Fancy Dean and Fancy Will are by Where’s Pedro out of Sweet Fancy, with the former having won 12 from 25 starts plus 11 placings. The blue chaser has only had 12 starts in town, so his record is most impressive. ON A SAD NOTE, during the meeting the top class sprinter, More Space met her maker in tragic circumstances. The winner of over $80,000 in stakes was the pride and joy of Garry Edwards and was high on the list of Easter Egg favourites prior to this year’s race.

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WITH SIX of the eight runners in this week’s Victorian State Final of the National Sprint series at The Meadows, you’d have to think that leading mentor, Graeme Bate has a mortgage on the event. The other thing of note is that all eight finalists are based in the Greater Geelong region. Now that he’s been allocated the three alley, you’d have to reckon that current Golden Easter Egg champ, Radley Bale would take plenty of tossing. And even more so after the red fawn racer took out a heat last weekend in Best Of Night 29.84. Running a track record to annex the Darwin Cup recently, three times Group winner, Tonneli Bale recorded 30.04 to land a heat but will need plenty of luck in this if she’s to head north for the NSC Grand Final at Albion Park on August 25. Despite her class, drawing the widest trap at the 525 metres start at The Meadows usually means you have to hold down a forward position out wide or drop back then hope a run materialises in transit. Either way, the Laurels winner cannot be taken lightly in this select field of crack sprinters. Should Dyna Tron replicate his flying 4.98 early split then the Dailly team’s only finalist could run them ragged, especially if he can again skim over the surface in 21.62 down the back. The red brindle chaser won a heat in 29.98, and the four draw at the Broadmeadows layout isn’t all

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Dyna Tron is the likely leader in the Victorian State Sprint final. that bad if you’ve got good box speed. Of course, another chaser that’s racing in superb form is the Rob Britton prepared Dino Ferrari, and like Tonneli Bale, seems to go better at Sandown. Don’t get me wrong though, as the in-form dog did rail his way to a heat victory in an excellent 29.90, but box seven this time has done him no favours. After leading throughout to snare a heat in 30.14, Allen Lawson drew the inside gate, which has to be worth something in this week’s final, whilst kennelmate and Traralgon record breaker, Allen Elroy will exit box two, having made the field with a gallant second to Dyna Tron. Chief Bambury and Allen Hertz, drawn five and six respectively, are the other finalists, whilst the reserves are Cosmic Copper and Carol Allen. - Allan Hawkswell

THAT MAN, Steve Kavanagh landed a winning double at Albion Park last Thursday night to add to the double he had trained the previous week. Steve’s winners were Gung Ho Rumble and Rumble Hero, the latter having won the previous week as well. And Steve believes Gung Ho Rumble could be a pretty smart galloper of the future when he learns to race. Gung Ho Rumble (Bombastic Shiraz - Rumble Charm) scored by two and a half lengths in 30.30, downing the late charging Finishing Style, with four and a half lengths to Cawbourne Cody third. And Rumble Hero ran 30.41 after doing it tough early to land a 520 metres Fifth Grade as well, scoring by a length and a half over Mini Pod, with two and a quarter to Notta Whisper third. Kavanagh has a good opinion of both dogs but particularly likes the potential of Gung Ho Rumble. “Awkward” is how he describes the dog. “But he is promising,” said Steve. “He’s in again on Monday night

Steve Kavanagh knows how to get ’em going, so you can expect Gung Ho Rumble, a 30.30 winner at Albion Park last week, to race through the grades. and after that he’ll probably go to Wentworth Park for a few races because there are some good age races coming up soon.” Gung Ho Rumble has won four of 12 starts and been placed in three others. “He liked drawing the wide box tonight,” said Steve. “It gave him room to move early.”

Rumble Hero, who brilliantly won in 30.21 the previous week when off the rails draw, had to work hard to get around the inside dogs from his wide alley. Once in front he travelled smoothly and always looked like holding off Mini Pod. He has now won six of his 12 starts and been placed six times.

COLD KNIGHT OMEN PUNTERS would have been right on song at last Tuesday’s twilight meeting at the Ipswich Showgrounds. Race 5 was called the Give Me Five at Stud Stake. Terry Hines, the owner of stud dog, Give Me Five, sponsors Race 5 at Ipswich, Albion Park, Townsville and Lismore each week to generate publicity for his dog. “It’s an ongoing sponsorship with those clubs.” “To be successful with any product you have to advertise, and it’s no different with a stud dog. It’s just that I do things a little different to most,” Hines said. In that fifth race last Tuesday, there were three runners by Give Me Five. And they ran first, second and third! The trifecta dividend wasn’t huge at $57.30, which means plenty of punters collected on that combination. The winner was Bob Essex’s Maywyn A Motza, who beat Troy Sharpe’s Set For Fame and Vicki Wisener’s Petie Pie. The three greyhounds are from different litters, all by Give Me Five. Hines says the stud dog game is tough. “I will always sing the praises of my dog, of course, but there are a lot of top dogs out there for breeders to choose.” “It costs plenty to keep the advertising going.” “In just over 18 months at stud, Give Me Five has sired 360 winners, whilst over 50% of his pups to race have earned a prizemoney cheque.” “And the dog is number 18 on the Australia-wide sires list.” Whilst Give Me Five is yet to produce a superstar, Hines believes the recent effort of Gula Bale to make the Shepparton Cup final stamps her as being highly promising. “She’s still a youngster but made

QLD Paul Dolan it to the final, and what a race that was… El Grand Senor beating a top field of mainly seasoned sprinters,” he said. “Gozo’s Gift is another one doing well, making it to the final of the Tweed Heads Galaxy a few weeks ago… the youngest runner in that field.” The progeny of Give Me Five win a lot of short course races, and Hines is happy about that. “Racing everywhere nowadays is geared towards the shorter races, not only in Queensland.” “If his pups can win over 331 and 395 metres, that’s good. But they aren’t all restricted to those distances.” “Just last week Got Standards came from an impossible position to win over 635 metres at Lismore.”

Blessing in disguise

WHAT A GREAT EFFORT by training brothers, Renald and Martin Attard last week. They landed winning doubles at each of south-east Queensland’s racing venues. It licked-off at Capalaba, winning with Hot Tiger and Wild Albert. Then it was off to Ipswich three days later where Hot Tiger won again, and Grumpy Poet also scored on the same card. Then it was winning double at Albion Park on Wednesday via Star John and Star Reggie. “I suppose there aren’t many trainers who race regularly at Capalaba and the TAB venues too, but we like to do that,” Renald said. “I won the Trainers Premiership

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at Capalaba last year.” “We only started racing there in May and landed 30 winners.” “We have 15 in work, but our most promising dog didn’t actually race last week, it’s Hot Sunday.” “He’s won three of his four starts but is out with a cracked stopper bone.” “He’s probably a 50% chance of racing again, but we’re hoping he will recover.” Attard says south-east Queensland’s devastating floods in January this year affected their property at Fairney View (near Ipswich), but damage caused may have actually been a blessing in disguise. “Our yards were wiped out and the fences all came down.” “Fortunately we had no pups in there, as we had dropped off breeding with the uncertainty about where Queensland’s tracks are going to be in the immediate future.” “The bull ring and our 300 metres straight track were demolished too by the floods.” “The waters ran under our house, but not into it, and didn’t reach the kennels.” “Rather than rebuild the straight track, we put in a 100 metres sprint yard.” “This altered our training to the extent that we give the dogs up to six gallops of 100 metres each.” “The dogs work well and seem a lot fitter. We’re getting good results, anyway.” Renald predicts a good future for Star Reggie. “He had two months off. I was out walking him with another dog and I slipped over.” “The dogs got away and ended up in a fight, Star Reggie came off second best, but he’s good as gold now.”

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BATHURST RACECALLER, Ron Knight and his brother, Gary secured Elusive Ace to breed from, but she has given them a racetrack windfall, scoring her seventh straight win on Monday. After the latest Bathurst win, a racegoer remarked to Knight that despite his ownership involvement, his broadcast was ‘cold’. Said Knight, “I have owned greyhounds since I began calling the dogs at Muswellbrook in the 1980s and have become objective when I have a runner.” “The best greyhound I have raced was Banker’s Dream, the Muswellbrook record holder.” “Later she produced Goodesy’s dam, Frosty Fruits, but she was otherwise disappointing at stud.” “Elusive Ace is a granddaughter of great brood bitch, Elusive Rebel, so Gary and I wanted to get her for breeding purposes.” “We possessed frozen semen from stud dog, Surf Lorian, and Glen Starr, of Starr Racing Kennels at Bathurst, was chasing a service to that dog.” “We did a deal with him and got Elusive Ace, the only bitch in the litter whelped by Smokin' Aces.” Elusive Ace was third at her first start but has since been unstoppable, scoring at Bathurst, Dubbo and Grafton over 305 to 318 metres. But trainer, John Buttsworth doubts she will see out the 520 metres at Wentworth Park. “Elusive Ace had a couple of 400 metres trials before she began racing and got to the line reasonably well,” Buttsworth said last week. “She is much stronger now, so 400 metres races should not be a problem.” “But 520 metres at Wenty Park is a different matter, and while she is

getting draws and winning, I will keep entering her for sprints.” Elusive Ace has box eight in Race 10, another 307 metres ‘flutter’ at Bathurst. ********** GLAUCOMA prevents Pat West attending race meetings, but the 79 year-old Leppington trainer led the cheer squad at home when at Dapto on Wednesday, For Glenda’s Boy won his sixth race in just 13 starts. West and husband, Jerry, 73, got great satisfaction from the win because they bred For Glenda’s Boy along with his dam, Glenda’s Pick and grand-dam, Glenda’s Flash. “We have 15 in work, but while I can see the races on TV, our grandson, Shane Bowen has to take the dogs to the track,” West said. “Glenda’s Pick, the dam of For Glenda’s Boy, was very well performed and we sold her to an owner in South Australia for $30,000.” “But after she arrived he wasn’t happy with her, so we refunded his money and got her back.” “And she has turned out to be a good producer.” “For Glenda’s Boy, who won over 297 metres at Dapto, is quick but has trialled over longer distances, and 400 metres is about as far as he can get.” “But we have just educated and named a litter from Susan Hotz, another of our bitches, which could become top notchers.” Jerry and Pat West, who have been in the sport for 45 years, formerly broke in the stock of the late Allen Wheeler, whose son, Paul is now Australia’s leading owner and breeder.

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BOBBY BOUCHEAU resumed from a five weeks spell to take out heat two of the Macro Meats NDC Vic over 715 metres, running the Best Of Night 41.87. Sent to box six as favourite at $1.80, the Angela Jackson owned and trained stayer won the start and led Black Viking by a half length at the first peg in 6.24, with a half length to Bling It On in third spot. Around to the Judge with a lap to travel and it was Bobby Boucheau tracking out from the fence in charge with a length on Bling It On and a further two lengths to Pepe’s Colour. Bobby Boucheau made it to the far turn in 30.67 but Bling It On was really serving it up to the favourite, with Pepe’s Colour poised behind and Granduer was coming into it. Bobby Boucheau had to dig really deep over the final stages and fought back gamely to hold out the late charge by Granduer ($5.70), scoring by a half length, with Lady Arko ($2.90) flashing home late along the fence to get third money, five and three quarter lengths in arrears. Bobby Boucheau, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Dallas Gypsy, has won three of his five tries at the trip, as part of his 17 wins in 29 goes overall.

First heat favourite IN HEAT one of the Macro Meats NDC Vic over 715 metres, it was the favourite, Shimaguni that scored in 41.97 to give her trainer, Jim Redenbach the first leg of a winning double. Drawn in box seven at $1.40, the daughter of Primo Uno and Messines settled fourth early before getting up to second but had a great battle with Echelon for that possie until the back straight. Shimaguni took the lead off the back and did enough in the run, beating Echelon ($4.20) by a length and a half, with Bramley ($13.10) three and a quarter lengths further afield. Shimaguni has won three of four tries over the trip, whilst overall she’s picked up 14 victories in just 20 starts. Budgie Lass gave Jim his double when she recorded 29.90 to score in the Sandown Facebook Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 515 metres. Allocated the inside trap as a $6.60 fancy, the daughter of Meticulous and Giddigan led early before being shaded by Where’s Demonica

at the first mark but then railed to the front turning out the straight and led from thereon. Budgie Lass didn’t look like being caught, accounting for the late finishing Gold Heritage ($5.60) and Foot Tapper ($20.50), with the margins being a length and a quarter both ways. Budgie Lass, owned by the Budgie Syndicate, has won six of her 34 starts, whilst on the track she’s picked up three wins in 15 goes.

Both to Giles THERE were two races run over 595 metres and “Moe Maestro”, Peter Giles trained the winners of each. The first of those was Timmy Woodcock, who used to rails to advantage and got home best to score in the Happy Hour Every Thursday Grade 5. The son of Big Daddy Cool and Sniveller had the yellow vest on at $4.10 and was back sixth early before improving to fourth in the straight the first time and railed his way to second into the back. Timmy Woodcock sped to the front around the final corner and greeted the Judge three quarters of a length in advance of Crossing Texas ($3.60 fav), with Onya Splash ($13.40) picking up third money, a length and a quarter in arrears. Timmy Woodcock, owned by Wayne Vincent, recorded 34.76 to bring up his first win in seven starts at the trip that took his career tally to six firsts in 33 outings. KINGA WILL, owned by Noel Talia, gave Pete his double by registering the new PB of 34.45 to take out the Rapidvite Dual D & A Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Coming from box two at $12.40, the son of Bit Chili and Or Catra was second early before finding the front turning out of the straight and from thereon cruised home a six and a half lengths winner over Timbo ($5.30), with three quarters of a length to third placed New Year’s Punch ($25.00). Kinga Will has now won six of his 23 attempts, whilst on the track at the trip he has the good record of four wins in nine goes.

Tania Two Shoes came out running and waltzed away with a Grade 5 sprint event last Thursday night at Sandown Park. Raced and trained by Andrew Stewart of Melton, the fast breaker scooted around the 515 metres circuit in a new 29.76 PB. to take out the Sandown website Grade 5 over 515 metres. Exiting the two trap as the popular elect at $2.70, the daughter of Collision and Lexy Bale settled third early before getting into second place in the back straight. Bestie Bale hit the front after straightening for the run home, and out in the middle of the track, was just too strong on the night, defeating Kon Tiki ($5.40) by a length and a half, with a half length to third placed Picaboon ($5.10). Bestie Bale has now raced seven times and this was her fourth win, whilst at the trip this was her second go and the first time she’d scored. WALTER BALE provided Paul and Graeme with their double when he led all the way to take out the Christmas Parties at Sandown Grade 5 over 515 metres. Wearing the blue vest as a $10.10 elect, the son of Hallucinate and Kazar Bale ran splits of 5.02 and 18.85 on his way to an overall 29.86, registering his first win at his 10th try at the journey.

The red fawn chaser ticked-up his 17th career win at start number 72 by beating his kennelmate, Stanford Bale ($4.50) by two lengths, with Shiraz Colour ($7.30) three quarters of a length further adrift.

Bate kennel handler, Aidan Andrews poses with Walter Bale, who finally broke through after nine previous unsuccessful attempts to win over the Sandown Park 515 metres trip.

Leading combo again Lauren Gorman and Kinga Will, who provided the Peter Giles kennel with the second leg of a 595 metres double last week at Sandown Park. The kennel was successful earlier in the evening with the luckless Timmy Woodcock, who deserved his first victory over the middle distance in 34.76.

AUSTRALIA’S leading owner trainer combo of Paul Wheeler and Graeme Bate continued on their winning way with a double, and Bestie Bale was leg one when she ran 29.90

Sandown Park 595 metres and 715 metres track record holder, Bobby Boucheau showed the benefit of a short let-up from tackling the best stayers in the land with a faultless display on his home track lat Thursday night. Angela Jackson’s pride and joy held off fast finishing Granduer in 41.87, giving him three wins from four tries over the half mile journey. Page 12 - National Greyhound Form, Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Big night for Jimmy Redenbach: Shimaguni was the first of a kennel double for the Cranbourne trainer after she took out the first heat of the State National Distance series at Sandown Park in 41.97. Later in the evening Budgie Lass showed a return to form after eight defeats with a strong victory over the sprint trip in 29.90. Shimaguni is the next “Black Caviar”, according to her devoted trainer, and will line up this Thursday night against Bobby Boucheau to decide who will wear the Big “V” in the Australian final at Albion Park later this month. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.


HEATS of the National Sprint and Distance Championships got underway at Angle Park last Thursday night, with two heats of the sprint and a single heat of the distance being run on a rain-affected track. DARK DUO maintained his early favoritism for the series when he took out the opening round of the sprint in fine style for trainer, Rob Harnas. Donning the yellow vest and starting $1.90 favourite, Dark Duo jumped nicely and showed good pace to cross the field and hold the early lead over Point Two Over. Showing the way by a couple of lengths over kennelmate, Point Two Over along the back straight, Dark Duo edged away to reach the top turn with a three lengths break. Rounding the final bend still three lengths clear of Point Two Over, Dark Duo finished well and increased the gap in the run to the judge. A son of Bombastic Shiraz and Token Whiz, he crossed the line three lengths ahead of Point Two Over in Best Of Night 29.78, with Rawson Reason running a good race in third place. RANDOM TEST registered a training double for Harnas when he won heat two with a strong finish. Nicely drawn in box one and starting as the $1.70 elect, Random Test jumped safely but was outpaced early, settling down third behind the front running Where’s Cisco through the first turn. Improving to be second in the back straight, Random Test loomed up ominously and reached the top turn camped on Where’s Cisco’s heels. Railing past Where’s Cisco through the final bend and straightening for home a length clear, Random Test had to fendoff the fast finish of Sargent Trigga over the closing stages. The son of Collision and Camden Shiraz scored by three quarters of a length in 30.21, while Where’s Cisco hung on for third.

SA Paul Rehmann Mayhem in the distance

KALDEN MAYHEM upset favourite, Satanic Cash when he landed the only heat of the National Distance for trainer, Troy Murray. Drawn box seven, Kalden Mayhem ($3.20) began slowly then mustered speed, working his way into the picture through the first turn, where Wot Price Pete was in charge. Making good ground and taking the lead with a lap to run, Kalden Mayhem worked a couple of lengths clear passing the catching pen, with Satanic Cash last, about 15 lengths adrift. Leading by a single length over Wot Price Pete along the back straight, Kalden Mayhem regained his two lengths break as they reached the top turn. Rounding the final bend three lengths clear of the leg-weary Wot Price Pete, Kalden Mayhem finished the race off well, holding at bay the fast finishing Satanic Cash in the run home. By Big Daddy Cool from Abbadale Gold, he cruised past the post two and a quarter lengths ahead of Satanic Cash in 43.65, with Forty Twenty making late ground in third place. The same seven runners contest Thursday night’s State Final.

Zeppelin too zippy

LED ZEPPELIN notched his sixth win from 11 starts at Angle Park last Thursday night by taking out the Mixed 2nd/3rd/4th Grade for trainer, Lesley Sermon. Nicely drawn in box three and starting at $2.70 behind race favourite, Tesla

Honest as they come, Kalden Mayhem won the National Distance heat in 43.66 at Angle Park last week. But in a move that’s unwarranted and stupid, according to many in the industry, the same seven greyhounds will contest the SA State Final this Thursday night.

SA KENNEL CAPERS GREYHOUND OF THE MONTH – JULY 2011 Greyhound of the month for July was Hannah McLaren for trainer Don Foster. July’s award for Hannah McLaren made her the first greyhound in 2011 to take out multiple Greyhound of the Month awards after she was awarded the winner in May. Her month was highlighted by a scintillating performance in winning the rich Gawler Produce Final in early July. After being undefeated through the heat and semi final some thought that maybe box 5 in the final may bring the daughter of Bit Chilli and Nimuay Lass undone as she started an easing favourite however all doubts were cast aside shortly after the start when she pounced on the lead. She ran blistering times when out in front winning the feature final by

8½ lengths and stopping the clock at 30.34 only .11 outside Regional Image’s track record set in July of 2003. The Foster’s then headed to Angle Park with “Hannah” and easily won a Grade 6 event in a sizzling 29.72 however disappointed at her next start surprisingly finishing out of the placings in late July as an odds on favourite. In July Hannah McLaren only had the three starts for two wins with stakemoney of $14,360 bringing her career to 20 starts for 12 wins and 3 placings and over $47,000 in stakemoney. THANKYOU MAL Greyhound Racing SA recently through retirement lost one of its valued and popular Stewards Malcolm John Westley (Mal). Mal was a member of the Stewards Department for over twenty five years and in that time has gained the respect of all other Stewards, Staff, Clubs and Industry participants. He was able to provide assistance to GRSA wherever needed.

($2.40), Led Zeppelin jumped fast but was outpaced by Woodside Woody before settling second through the first turn. Tracking Woodside Woody by a couple of lengths in the back straight, Led Zeppelin was sticking close to the leader as they reached the top turn, still separated by just two lengths. Trying hard to bridge the gap and straightening for home just over a length off the pacesetter, Led Zeppelin finished powerfully, overhauling Woodside Woody over the closing stages. The son of Collide and Friendly Aviator defeated the gallant Woodside Woody by over a length in 30.26, with Tesla a close third.

Hannah takes honour

HANNAH McLAREN was rewarded for her strong efforts last month when named the SA Greyhound of the Month for July. Trained by Don Foster, Hannah McLaren had three starts during July for two brilliant wins… the first in the Produce Stake final at Gawler when she led all the way from box five in a sensational 30.34. Hannah McLaren’s other win for the month came in a Grade 5 at Angle Park when she led all the way from box eight to record Best Of Night 29.72. The first chaser to win multiple Greyhound of the Month awards this year, having secured the award for May, Hannah McLaren was also awarded the Run of the Month for July for the 30.34 Produce final victory. Other chasers to win a Greyhound of the Month award so far this year are Satanic Cash, Goosebumps, Brahma Boy and Dark Duo.

Top Dog

MURRAY BRIDGE TRAINER, Shaun Matcott holds an almost unassailable advantage in the Leading SA TAB Trainer with 171 winners to the end of July. Petar Jovanovic, who’s second, is ineligible for the award and currently has his license disqualified. Troy Murray is having a good year and is currently third with 68, while Kim Johnstone is fourth on 55. Don Turner shows the way in the Leading SA Non-TAB Trainer with 9 wins so far, that’s three clear of Gary Pidgeon (6), with Marion Lanyon next on 5. Scull Murphy has a slight break in the Leading SA Stud Dog with 17 winners, three clear of Dr. Van Loon (14) and third placed Emerley Carlos (12). Tilka Lee shows the way in the Leading SA Brood Bitch with 28 winners, Nimuay Lass is hot on her heels with 25, followed by Corrumbene Lass third on 22.

THIS WEEK’S State Final of the National Distance Championship looks to be a cracking affair, judging by the single heat run at Angle Park last Thursday night. With the same seven runners in the race as last week, the odds are likely to be a lot closer this Thursday night after Kalden Mayhem lowered the colours of Satanic Cash. KALDEN MAYHEM has drawn well in box one, and with three wins from four starts over the journey for trainer, Troy Murray, he has strong claims. A moderate beginner who warms up quickly and is capable of running record splits, Kalden Mayhem will be looking to open a big break on Satanic Cash in the middle stages. Already a runner up in a Group 2 Gold Cup at Wentworth Park, Kalden Mayhem is probably the only chaser in the field that stands between Satanic Cash having a second crack at a National Grand Final. SATANIC CASH lost no admirers when finishing second last week after making up the best part of a dozen lengths over the last 300 metres, having dropped to the rear of the field early from his unsuitable draw of one. Trained by Bob Isaacson, Satanic Cash has drawn much better with box four in the final and will be looking to add to his incredible record of 21 wins from 27 starts over the 731 metres trip. Runner up behind Blue Lorian in last year’s National Grand Final, Satanic Cash will win if he stays in touch with the field early but would not want to give Kalden Mayhem a 15 lengths head start this week. FORTY TWENTY has been a model of consistency over the 731 metres since coming to SA, with his SA CV showing three wins and six placings

from nine starts, while his third placing in last week’s heat was another typical effort. Trained by Lesley Sermon, Forty Twenty will run another strong dour race in the final but will need Kalden Mayhem and Satanic Cash to find trouble if he’s to win the race. WOT PRICE PETE has been a power to behold over the 515 metres and 600 metres distances, with nine wins from 10 starts before his fourth place in last week’s heat when on debut over the half-mile trip. Trained by Mick Giniotis, Wot Price Pete will probably find the early lead from box seven in this week’s final, however, will find the going tough over the final stages with so much strength in the race. SAMANTHA McLAREN went into last week’s heat with four wins from six starts over the distance but found the going tough against the state’s best stayers, finishing fifth. Trained by Don Foster, Samantha McLaren is a talented youngster with ability but a place finish looks to be her best chance in the final. ELENA McLAREN will take her place in the final for trainer, Helen Foster, but will need sharp improvement on her sixth place heat finish. A veteran of only two races over the distance for no placings as yet, Elena McLaren has box six in the final and looks to be well held. HURLEY’S KIST rounds out the seven finalists and looks well held on his last place finish in the heat when a 100/1 chance. Trained by Peter Hurley, she’s a winner of two races from seven attempts over the distance but is not hopeless, and with box eight in the final, this looks too rich. - Paul Rehman

We wish Mal and his family all the best for the future. GREYHOUNDS AUSTRALASIA THUMPS STUDY Dr. Steve Karamatic will be visiting South Australia to observe >450 individual greyhounds up to 10 minutes post race. This will involve watching races from the catching pen and then greyhounds returning to the wash b a y s a n d r e c o r d i n g v i su a l observations. It may involve filming some greyhounds post race. Furthermore he may be allowed to view those greyhounds who are kennelled too quickly with a torch through the cage doors for evidence of 'thumps' (excluding greyhounds to be swabbed) and this may be necessary if he does not get to view most dogs greater than 6 minutes. He will be attending the following meetings • Strathalbyn Sunday 28 August, • Angle Park Monday 29, Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31, Thursday 1, and • Gawler Friday 2 September.

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Something in common

TELL ME, what do Rapid Journey and El Grand Senor have in common? “Macca’s”! Yes, it seems El Grand Senor loves nothing better than going through the drive-thru at Macca’s after a night at the track. Well, so I’m told. Come to think of it, with the money he’s won, he could almost buy his own outlet. I also heard he’s a bit of a “tealeaf” (that’s thief in rhyming slang). I hear he took a fancy to Carolyn’s half eaten steak sandwich and decided to help himself to his share. Mind you, he could have bought his own; as he’d just pocketed $90,000 by taking out the Shepparton Cup. And he earned it too; they really made him win it. Aston Galilee early, then Mystic Apple at the end, made the son of Where’s Pedro and Elgrando Gold work throughout, with the champ having to dig really deep to claim his third Provincial Cup for the year. Anyway, El Grand Senor passed half a million dollars in prizemoney and moved to second behind High Earner on the Australian Stakemoney table. El Grand Senor was not nominated for the Nationals, and a few people thought that was a sign that he was to be retired again. But as far as I know, he’ll probably keep racing. I think that seeing as he’s so close to the record and still young and racing in great form, you wouldn’t want to go to your grave wondering “would he have got it”. And if you want to think about the fact that he’s brilliant on the big horseshoe type tracks, with the Ballarat and Geelong Cups still to come. Oh hang on, he’s a star at The Meadows too, and there’s a TOPGUN coming up. Didn’t he win that last year? Speaking of last year, didn’t he land the Melbourne Cup? My view is this: This dog is capable of becoming the first greyhound in the world to win a million dollars in prizemoney. He currently has $581,335 in the

bank. The four races I’ve just mentioned above carry total first prizemoney of $405,000 this year, plus in three you will probably need to win a heat to make the final. Let’s see; $581,335 plus $405,000 equals $986,335. The prizemoney from the heats might top that over a million. Is there anyone out there brave enough to say with certainty that the above scenario isn’t possible for this dog? Of course, that would then give him something else in common with Rapid Journey, and that’s setting a prizemoney record that may stand for a real long time.

Check out second

DO YOU remember my rule with fast times? If a dog runs a real fast time or a track record and there’s a doubt in your mind about its accuracy, the best way to verify the time is to check out the second dog. At Sandown on July 28 in the opening race, Gold Coast Gazza zoomed around in 29.31 to score by six lengths. The time seemed extremely fast to most. For the record, Gold Coast Gazza was having just his fifth start. His debut run was a Sandown win in 30.17 on a slow track where the BOD was 30.04. BOD, that’s four days earlier, going more than 10 lengths slower than the 29.31. Incidentally, his only other run on the track resulted in a 20¼ lengths last in 30.05 where the BON was 29.53, but in fairness, he was flattened numerous times. Anyhow, back to the near-record run, and as I said earlier, he scored by six lengths. That means the second dog has recorded around 29.67 which just happens to be .57 (nine lengths) quicker than he’d ever run there before. He had a PB of 30.24 achieved in one of his three runs on the track, whilst his times in his other two efforts were approximately 30.27 and 30.85. If you want to take it one step further, the third dog was a further length and a half away, which means he posted 29.76; his only other effort was 30.16. I will point out that the Steward’s Report said: “The official time of 29.32 (sic) was also confirmed by the Judges official hand timing on the event.” Anyhow, you have the figures, you decide!

Very interesting

FOLLOWING on from the previous piece, there was something that I found very interesting in the Steward’s Report on that race. It said; “Stewards spoke to Mr. R. Britton, the trainer of Gold Coast Gazza regarding the greyhound’s performance tonight.

Microchips

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY for animal identification was first introduced in the 1980s and has developed over the years into the injectable chip or transponder used today. They are routinely used worldwide to identify animals. The microchip provides permanent irrefutable proof of identification, without any form of scarring or disfigurement. Microchip identification is a compulsory policy of most local councils, and greyhound racing authorities are adopting this identification method. While microchipping has been a success for local government, it must be remembered that before the advent of microchipping there was no reliable means of identifying a stray dog. Victoria is one of the first places in the world to introduce compulsory microchipping for its dog population. And whilst there are many benefits, it should be remembered that the greyhound population have had an effective identification system that has certainly stood the test of time, and at the end of the transition there will be very little difference in either system.

By Dr. Des Fegan MVB MRCVS

Microchip technology is based on the use of scanners sending out a radio wave or electromagnetic field. When a scanner comes into the proximity of a chip, the chip is energised by the radio wave and transmits its unique code back to the scanner. The scanner LCD will then display the microchip number for a minute. It is the scanner that does all the work! They are known as Radio Frequency Identification Devices or RFIDs. A microchip is the size of a large grain of rice, encased in a biocompatible glass, which should be covered by a thin coa ti n g to en co u ra g e ti ss u e encapsulation. These coatings are used in human pacemaker and prosthetic surgery, and used to prevent rejection of the item and speed up the bonding process with the tissues. The coating forms an irregular surface, which allows the tissue fibres

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Mr. Britton advised Stewards that the greyhound was relatively young and inexperienced (5th start this event) but was surprised by the greyhound’s performance, in particular the 1st split time of 5.02.” Firstly, what’s interesting is that according to GRV’s official results, the first split was taken by number eight (Madge Allsop). The second part that I guess is very interesting is that had anyone bothered to do the sums that were displayed in the previous piece called “Check out second”, you wouldn’t have been asking the winning trainer anything at all. But perhaps I’m just too logical for that!

Another first four

WE MUST get runs on certain things because you may recall a couple of weeks ago, I reported to you about Graeme Jose’s ‘first four’ finish with littermates at Cranbourne. Well at Warragul on July 26 in the ninth race, the Selleck family provided a ‘first four’ finish. The littermates, all owned by Cyril Anderson, were from Big Daddy Cool out of Token Excuse, and they filled the first four placings in the ninth race, a 400 metres Maiden. Victory went to Charge It, who came from box three at $9.50 to defeat Batten Rouge in the green vest at $11.20, with Fortune Ate ($27.50) out of box five running third. whilst number two, Just Sioux Me finished fourth. First and second were trained by Jodie Selleck, with Debbie Selleck preparing the third runner, whilst Brian had Just Sioux Me, who ran favourite at $2.70. The divvies were: Quinella $16.30, Exacta $103.50, Trifecta $327.70 and the First4 $407.80. Hope the family had something on it!

Great to see

IT WAS great to see Shimaguni score her first Group win when she took out the AWM Distance Championship at The Meadows. It’s been no secret that we’ve had an extremely high opinion of her right from day one, and it’s always nice to see a dog you’ve “followed” from the beginning achieve success in a top grade race. If you recall, Shimaguni came through that GRV VBIS Maiden Series at Sandown earlier in the year, and proving how valuable those events are at producing “tomorrow’s” stars, the runner up in the AWM, Echelon also contested that same series. It’s great when the form stacks up. Shimaguni is now having a crack at the Nationals, and she’ll again get the chance to match motors with Echelon, his brother, Granduer and current Sandown Cup champion and track record holder, Bobby Boucheau. A couple of other stayers that contested the AWM are there too, they being within the animal to bond and grow around the microchip holding it in place. Early reports on the greyhound population that have been microchipped over the past months suggest that the rate of microchip migration is much higher than would be expected. Approximately one in four seem to be moving to areas other than where they were placed. More concerning is that some seem to have disappeared altogether and had to be redone. Greyhound Racing Victoria has deflected concerns from veterinarians by accusing them of “operator error”. The incidence of migration and complete loss suggests a more scientific and investigative response may be required. The coatings are well tested and any adverse reactions are reported on. The incidence of adverse reactions is extremely rare, and those that are investigated by reputable scientific journals invariably find a culprit other than the microchip. Walnut Veterinary Clinic 84 Clarendon Street Cranbourne, 3977 (03) 5995 5255

Bramley and Lady Arko. Sadly, only 14 stayers nominated, but I‘m certain whatever dog gets through will do “us” proud because there’s nothing wrong with the quality.

Well speculated

THE Maturity final was a case of “girls rule”, and so did the Wheeler/Bate combo too it seems. Over the past few weeks I’ve been looking at the series, and Shereen Bale proved superior in the heats, semi-finals and the final by running BON’s each time to score. No one could begrudge any greyhound that has done that a well deserved victory. The fact she was a girl against the boys made her win even more meritorious, plus having to deal with box eight in the final, what more can you say? Again, the form around that second Laurels final has stacked up. Black Saharrah, a finalist in that Laurels, made the Maturity final, and if you remember, Shereen Bale was runner up in the Ladies Bracelet at Wentworth Park and the WA Oaks, and both times to Tonneli Bale, also a Laurels finalist. The other thing about this year’s Maturity was the way the Paul Wheeler (and family) greyhounds performed. The best part for Paul was to get one-two in the final, with Stefan Bale acquitting himself extremely well to pick up second prizemoney. And what about that man… Graeme Bate? There’s just no stopping his run, and of course as we now know, preparing the quinella in the Maturity is just another feather in his cap.

Cup and record

TONNELI BALE, she just keeps getting better. She zipped up to Darwin to contest the Group 3 Cup and after running a track record in a heat, broke that time to land the final. When you dish-out awards, any greyhound that breaks their own track record goes into a rather elite club. And if you happen to run a track record to win a major race, there’s another elite group you can join. Again, yet another great greyhound in the Wheeler/Bate “colours”… and a bitch as well. I rate this one very highly indeed, and I’ll stick by my view that if she ever switches to staying at some point, she may just wind up Australia’s best halfmiler. Of course, she may just end up Australia’s No. 1 sprinter yet, as she’s contesting the Victorian leg of the National Sprint Championship.

Banana benders

WE LOVE calling Queenslanders “Banana Benders”, but I tell you what, just at the moment they might be the red hot favourites to provide both National champs. Besides the obvious home-track advantage that their representatives will have, they also happen to have a couple of chasers that are well in contention on their overall ability. We’ve mentioned Dashing Corsair before, but apart from nominal favourite, he’d have to be sentimental favourite. And why can’t he win it? He loves Albion Park, he’s the track record holder there and he’s in brilliant form. And many will say he deserves it. No arguments here. But they also have a sprinter in Queensland with a real lot going for her. Velocity Regina also loves Albion Park and handed in a great run in the Darwin Cup by running Tonneli Bale to a half length in the final, so we know she’s in form and she’s trained by one of Australia’s best, Tony Brett. And I daresay that at the moment she must certainly be well in the market to take out the NSC.

Huge plunges

IN DAYS gone by, there have been some huge plunges on greyhounds. The “Irish” Tote at Warrnambool was great in pre TAB days.

I had a dog in one night and the owner came along for the ride. He wasn’t “up to speed” on just how the on-course Tote worked. Finding our dog at 5/4 with the bookies, he decided that the Tote would be a better option. So he put $150 on for the win. And win she did. After some time, the divvies were declared, 50 cents for the win and $28.00 for the place. A friend’s wife had $1.00 each-way on her and collected $57.00. She was the real winner. I ended up all right too, my $60 on the bookies returned me $150, as I got 6/4. Anyhow, if you use the logic that the place divvy is around a quarter of the win divvy; that could have meant my bitch was at $112.00 for the win before the owner backed her. Jokingly, I’ll claim that as a record. But a guy I knew takes the award in orchestrating the cleverest plunge. He had a dog in at a bush track, same deal there, an on-course Tote and bookies. Being told the bookies wouldn’t hold much, he had a swag of dough he wanted on his dog; he couldn’t see it losing. Anyhow, before leaving home, he put it all on with the SP’s. At the track, his race was the ninth and his luck was in; he just kept backing winners all night. All cashed up, he asked his mate to use some of his winnings to punt his own dog. The money went on at 2/1 with the only bookie on the track, which then resulted in “Satchel Swinger” twiddling the knobs into 1/10. The dog won. The trainer I heard had a $200 collect on his dog on-course, so he wasn’t too bad off. But of course the SP was 1/10, and that’s what he got for his large investment with the SP’s, a healthy 10%. Still, it was better than bank interest. Got a good one like the above two tales to tell, send it in and we’ll run it here.

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“Clever Fella” with, “Might as well have my early Nasho picks. I really think Tonneli Bale might be hard to beat in the sprint and I like Bobby Boucheau in the staying.” Two Victorians eh, you’re a parochial chap I must say, but anyhow, duly noted. “Micro Brain” stated, “Well there goes the uniformity again.” I guess eventually it will be uniformity, as all greyhounds will be chipped, some sooner than later! “New Comer” asked, “Do you think it’s better to buy a pup or a proven dog?” Why not one of each, that way you get a dog racing whilst you wait for his or her replacement to grow up....gee, how diplomatic can I be? But seriously, you’re probably better off looking at a ready-made dog; I’m assuming you plan on giving it to a trainer.

This week’s Teaser

FOLLOWING on from last week’s legendary Stud Dogs Teaser, Anna Gram has asked; can you identify these eight legendary brood bitches? 1. Try Paste 2. Bugbear Goose 3. Babe Survey 4. So Elite 5. Primrose Fees 6. Wiggly Teasers 7. Bingo Slabs 8. Purely Panache ANSWERS NEXT WEEK

Last week’s answers

THE answers to last week’s Stud Dog Legends Teaser: 1. Andrew Micawber 2. Chief Havoc 3. Rocket Jet 4. Black Top 5. Temlee 6. Brother Fox 7. Token Prince 8. Bombastic Shiraz

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LIFTOUT FORM GUIDE INDEX ROB HARNAS looks to hold all the aces in this week’s SA State Final of the National Sprint Championship, as Dark Duo, Random Test, Stove Rocks and Point Two Over give him four good chances. DARK DUO will start the deserving favorite after winning a heat in a good 29.78 over Sargent Trigga on a very wet track. A winner of 17 races from 24 starts on the track, Dark Duo has been the SA’s best sprinter this year, and with box three in the final, he will take a power of beating. A safe beginner with great midrace pace and a strong finish, Dark Duo will just have to stay safe in the early part of the race. and with moderate beginners around him he should do just that. RANDOM TEST ran a good race when winning the second heat in 30.21, and with 15 wins from 29 starts on the track, he’s always a strong chance in any race he contests. A fair beginner who loves to run home strongly along the rail, Random Test has come up with the suitable draw of two in the final but will need a little bit of luck. with Honky Tonk Girl in box one likely to push wide in the early stages. POINT TWO OVER ran home well when finishing second behind Dark Duo in a heat last week and has come up with the same draw of eight in the final. A super-honest chaser with lots of ability and 11 wins from 41 starts on the track, Point Two Over has claims again in the final but will have to do things the hard way from his wide draw, so a place looks best. STOVE ROCKS is the fourth of Rob Harnas’ runners in the race and will start from box four after finish-

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SA Paul Rehmann ing fourth to Random Test in a heat last week. A wide runner who charges home over the closing stages, Stove Rocks should give good cover to Dark Duo early, but with a clear run and a roughly run race, he could add to his honest record of fi8ve wins from 16 starts on the track. RAWSON REASON is still on the come back trail after spending a year off with a bad injury, and his third place finish to Dark Duo in a heat was just his fourth start back. Trained by Don Foster, Rawson Reason is a talented chaser with 12 wins from 34 starts on the track, and although drawing poorly with box five in the final, he still looks a strong place chance and could surprise. SARGENT TRIGGA is another strong chaser in the race, who ran on well when finishing second to Random Test in a heat. Trained by Lesley Sermon, Sargent Trigga has drawn poorly with box six in the final but will be running on strongly over the concluding stages when looking to add to his strong record on the track of nine wins from 34 starts. WHERE’S CISCO led early before tiring to finish back third in another of the heats that Random Test won, but with box seven in the final, the bold front runner looks drawn to lead once again. Trained by Narvette Treloar,

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Dark Duo with his owner, Tung Phan, after the very consistent Angle Park racer recorded his 17th win a SA’s premier venue in a National Sprint heat, running 29.78 on a slow track. Where’s Cisco loves a wide draw and has pace to burn early, but with such strong runners in the race he will need to pinch a good break if he’s to add to his good record of 16 wins from 38 starts on the track. HONKY TONK GIRL is the only bitch in the final and has drawn well in the event and will exit the coveted rails alley.

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THE FIRST TWO NIGHTS had suggested that this could be a quite special ladbrokes. com Irish Derby, but it went into orbit in the second last of the 25 heats on Saturday night at Shelbourne Park as Razldazl George produced one of those remarkable performances that are only witnessed once in the proverbial full moon. Picture the scenario… Dublin is virtually submerged in a late afternoon,/early evening deluge, and we drive through halfflooded roads to reach the Mecca of the sport. We witness high class greyhounds such as Melodys Royal and Colorful Champ turning in foot-perfect performances and yet struggling to return times such as 30.33 and 30.35 respectively, comfortably 60 or more spots behind what they would be capable of doing on any normal night. The announcement then arrives that the Stewards have decided that the going is being rated at .30 slow. It is greeted with loud guffaws and, despite the drying conditions and regular rolling through the night, the times remain very ordinary. Even Derby champion, Tyrur McGuigan does everything right and yet clocks 30.36, all of 85 spots slower than his time in last year’s Derby final triumph. In the very next race, Razldazl George occupies the inside box. He looks a certainty to beat his four rivals – Coolard Chief and his appointed reserve were missing – and then produces a real stunner. The renowned from-behind performer takes an absolute screamer from the inside box, is lengths clear around the bend from Soviet Marco and draws further and further clear all the way to win by an extending 11 lengths in 29.88. The official going description transcribes this as a 29.58 run – forget it, this is a run that wouldn’t be far short of College Causeway’s sensational 2009 Derby run of 30.21. After racing, Dolores Ruth and Liam Marks were still trying to take it in. “Unbelievable,” whispered Liam, but he too realises there are bigger tasks ahead, particularly when the going gets tougher

and the admirable George has to turn third or fourth into the back straight! But what a hand the Ruth and Dazzling Syndicate team have in this year’s Derby. Six survivors from a seven-strong starting team, and all six are sons of the remarkable Razldazl Pearl. Amongst the absolute leading contenders is Jayfkay, Bugatti, Makeshift and George, now the new 9/1 favourite with Ladbrokes – and not forgetting Barack and Kingo. No wonder the Rathangan based lass had a grin as broad as O’Connell Street on her face as she waited for the draw to be made afterwards! Multiply the Ruth team by two and a half and you come up with the number of survivors that PJ and Conor Fahy have from their original entry of 18. And don’t run away with the idea that because reigning champion, Tyrur McGuigan was some 48 spots behind Razldazl George on Saturday night that he has no chance of retaining his title. Believe me, this dog is going to take the world of beating in this classic again, with his early pace another of the glowing memories of Saturday’s action. Remember, he had to beat accomplished sprinter, Barefoot Admiral to the bend, and he achieved this with more than a modicum of authority. He eventually won by two lengths from six-bend star, Express Trend, but the champion will improve with each outing and his early pace will be even more effective when he is not dealing with a rain-sodden track. PJ Fahy was effusive in his praise for McGuigan afterwards, but he was almost breathless after getting the fright of his life with Tyrur Big Mike in the concluding heat. For once, Big Mike missed the start and looked an absolute “gonner” when he checked very wide on the opening bend. A mixture of good fortune and tremendous resilience then came to Big Mike’s aid.

On the second bend, fast starting Crossfield Kurt led from Colourful Bolt, but the latter then badly hampered the leader off the second bend and was subsequently disqualified. Suddenly, Mozzletoff and Barefoot Bullet were now disputing the lead, and the latter would obviously outstay the Oaks runner-up over the trip. This he did, as he led on the third bend where suddenly Tyrur Big Mike could be seen making up huge ground in behind and moved to third turning for home. Barefoot Bullet went on to win by two lengths from Mozzletoff in 30.61, with Tyrur Big Mike a length and a half third. The Fahy team had a treble on the night, which was initiated by Tyrur Lucky in heat 19 when he led all the way for a seven lengths verdict over Maggies Whistle in an admirable 30.19. The second leg was provided by Tyrur Monicam as she overtook Aranock Hand on the third bend in heat 22 and held on gamely by three parts of a length from Slick Hawk in 30.62, with the Dean Childs trained Pennys Viking a half length third. Paul Hennessy, who had endured dreadful luck in the first two sessions, enjoyed much better fortune on this occasion as he also completed a three-timer. Colorful Champ set it up in heat 16 when leading all the way for a convincing four and a half lengths margin over Loughview Gem, and in the following race, Hello Ringo ran second for much of the way but came through in the straight to beat long time leader, Tyrur Richie by a length in 30.35. Then came Barefoot Bullet in that eventful final heat. Patsy Byrne was present to see his Melodys Royal produce a very efficient victory in heat 15. He broke fast from six and led all the way for a very convincing three and a half lengths margin over Royal Patrol in 30.33. Elsewhere, John McGee’s Cian Jamie came a second time to beat Varra Captain by a neck in 30.43 in heat 14, while Helen Cashin’s Smooth Daddy maintained a very impressive strike rate as he led all the way in heat 18, beating Cian Abbey by five lengths in 30.26. Jerry Melia was just deprived of a smashing litter double, with Head Rock soon leading in heat 20 to beat Paddy Design by five lengths in 30.50, while litter sister, Nikitas Scut led for 548 yards when pipped a head by Gerry Holian’s Starry Messenger in 30.62 in heat 21.

Second round draw

Ballymac Razl on his way to wining on opening night of the 2011 Ladbrooke’s sponsored Irish Derby series at Shelbourne Park on August 3. The son of Razldazl Billy and Ballymac Floss started at 6/1 and hit the line in 29.64.

Bawna Storm, (Westmead Hawk—Bawna Emily) was a 12/1 outsider in his 29.91 Irish Derby heat win in 29.91.

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RAZLDAZL GEORGE will once again occupy the inside trap in the second round, but his task in heat 10 on Saturday night will be much tougher than his first round heat. Amongst his rivals will be slick starting, inside-loving Tyrur Henry in two, Oaks winner, Droopys Twirl in four and Oaks runnerup, Mozzletoff in six, while the very capable Cabra Legend will wear the orange jacket. Heat 12 looks a lively affair, with Razldazl Jayfkay in five and also in there are Tyrur Domingo and heat winners Air Force Roger, Ballymac Razl and Barefoot Bullet. Reigning champion, Tyrur McGuigan looks to have a very handy task in the concluding heat 16 and will be the hottest favourite of the round. Last year’s runner-up, Tyrur Big Mike also got away pretty well with a six draw in a relatively ordinary opening heat. Razldazl Bugatti won many admirers in the first round and will be a very hot order for heat 3 on Thursday. Another heat to whet the appetite is the

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Last year’s Irish Derby winner, Tyrur McGuigan still shows he has what it takes to win the historic greyhound race. The son of Brett Lee and Tyrur Temptress started an 1/1 favourite in his 30.36 heat win on August 6 on a track which was officially classified as slow. ninth on Saturday where the line-up is comprised of Makeshift, Meadow Bank Owl, Rockchase Zico, Pablo Supreme, Slippery Bob and Krug Ninety Five.

Cracking one step from glory

GRAHAM HOLLAND’S Cracking Man maintained his tremendous career pattern when justifying favouritism of 8/13 in the semi-final of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk on Saturday. The son of Skywalker Ace and Centenarys Jo has now won 10 of his 12 races, and this time had a length and a half in hand of Shoemakers Lad in 21.39, with Hi There Rocky some three lengths back in third. The other semi-final was won by Eoin O’Neill’s tremendous veteran, Yes Boss, as he also clocked 21.39, leading home Drumcove Lad and Gilford Driver by two and a half lengths and three parts of a length respectively. The April 2007 whelp, Yes Boss has now won 31 times from 70 outings.

The Derby draw:

THURSDAY HEAT 1 1 PEPSI BILLY 2 LEMON VELVET 3 BALLYHOOLY QUEEN 4 SOVIET MARCO 5 RAFAS WEE PET 6 TYRUR BIG MIKE (M) HEAT 2 1 ROCKVIEW HEAD 2 LOUGHVIEW GEM 3 ROCKCHASE BULLET 4 QUARTER POET 5 BEAMING DILEMMA 6 ROYAL PATROL (W) HEAT 3 1 CROOM STAR 2 RAZLDAZL BUGATTI 3 TYRUR LOHAN 4 BAWNA STORM 5 SMOOTH DADDY (M) 6 AIR FORCE ROXSY (W) HEAT 4 1 PADDY DESIGN 2 HELLO RINGO 3 BAREFOOT ADMIRAL (M) 4 DEERFIELD SINGS (W) 5 TYRUR BREHENY (W) 6 DROOPYS GREG (W) HEAT 5 1 NIKITAS SCUT 2 KINGO 3 HEAD ROCK 4 PADDY THE PRICER 5 MELODYS ROYAL (W) 6 TYRUR SYCAMORE (W) HEAT 6 1 TYRUR CAREY 2 SHANEBOY FANTASY 3 CUIL COUGAR 4 SIMPLE CLASS 5 CIAN JAMIE (M) 6 DROOPYS COMEDIAN (W)

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HEAT 7 1 HONEYPOUND JOE 2 VARRA CAPTAIN 3 RIVAL REWARD 4 DROOPYS OSCAR 5 SHELBOURNE GEOFF (W) 6 TYRUR LUCKY (W) HEAT 8 1 COLORFUL CHAMP 2 DREAM WALKER 3 PIERCESTOWN SAND 4 TYRUR RICHIE (M) 5 DE EX FACTOR (M) 6 BALLYMAC REILLY (M) SATURDAY HEAT 9 1 MAKESHIFT 2 MEADOW BANK OWL 3 ROCKCHASE ZICO 4 PABLO SUPREME 5 SLIPPERY BOB 6 KRUG NINETY FIVE HEAT 10 1 RAZLDAZL GEORGE 2 TYRUR HENRY 3 SLICK HAWK 4 DROOPYS TWIRL 5 CABRA LEGEND (W) 6 MOZZLETOFF (W) HEAT 11 1 BLACKABBEY KING 2 RUSTYS COYOTE 3 WESTMEAD MALDINI (M) 4 OHIO RUMBLE (M) 5 UNCLE EOIN (W) 6 TYRUR COLUMBO (W) HEAT 12 1 TYRUR DOMINGO 2 CROOM UPPER 3 AIR FORCE ROGER 4 BALLYMAC RAZL 5 RAZLDAZL JAYFKAY (M) 6 BAREFOOT BULLET (W) HEAT 13 1 COOLYKEREEN IMP 2 GENERAL DOGSBODY 3 EXPRESS TREND 4 DEERFIELD MUSIC 5 HEY GRINGO 6 TYRUR QUINN HEAT 14 1 KANASEF 2 STARRY MESSENGER 3 BALLYMAC MITSY 4 MAYS MILAN 5 TYRUR MONICA (M) 6 COLOURFUL FOX (M) HEAT 15 1 MOVEALONG TONY 2 MAGGIES WHISTLE 3 RAZLDAZL BARACK 4 TYRUR IRENA (M) 5 CIAN ABBEY (W) 6 ARANOCK HAND (W) HEAT 16 1 DROOPYS CASANOVA 2 FASTAWAY KING 3 PENNYS VIKING (M) 4 STAR HEAD (M) 5 TYRUR MCGUIGAN (M) 6 ASSASIN BLUE (M)

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Victorian Litter Registration Details Sire

In the week from July 19 to July 25 there were 13 litters registered with GRV. VELOCETTE (Bombastic Shiraz x Texan Lady) sired a litter of four dogs and three bitches from Inexhaustable whelped March 29 that was registered by Murrumbateman breeder, Mark Scholes. Inexhaustable, a daughter of Hallucinate and Glen Abbey Jewel, started 29 times for eight wins, scoring at Canberra over 530 metres in 30.67 and over 520 metres at Young in 30.82. She won over 520 metres at Bathurst in 30.37 and twice at Goulburn over 457 metres with a PB of 25.93. She was successful at Wentworth Park over 520 metres in 30.50 and twice at Richmond over 618 metres with 35.70 being her quickest. The other successful members of her litter were Chief Ringo (2 wins) and House Keeping (5 wins). The dam, who had plenty of ability, comes from a successful line, which puts the future of these youngsters in very good stead.

Knocka Norris

URAIDLA breeder, Craig Arthur registered a litter by Knocka Norris (Elite State x Oriental Angel) from Fly High and the four dogs and four bitches were whelped February 24. Fly High, a daughter of Gable Lafourche and Camplin’s Gold, won nine of her 28 starts, all at Angle Park over 515 metres for a 30.13 PB. The other members of her litter were Gable Roxx (3 wins), Gold Reality (4 wins), Lafourche’s Gold (2 wins), Misscara (2 wins) and Predict (5 wins). Fly High has had one litter to race so far and that was to Surf Lorian whelped September 2008, producing Is It Gunnamatta (3 wins), Swell Pursuit (2 wins), Touch The Clouds (1 win) and Vanilla Gorilla (2 wins). The dam had plenty of potential and is already proven, suggesting that these youngsters should be make their presence felt on the track.

Talk’s Cheap TALK’S CHEAP (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) sired a litter of three dogs and three bitches from Petroy’s Fortune whelped March 21, registered by Pearcedale breeder, Ron Partington. Petroy’s Fortune, a daughter of Brett Lee and Shirl The Girl, raced 57 times scoring in four of those, successful twice at Cranbourne over 311 metres with a PB of 18.48 and a win over 450 metres at Ballarat in 26.08, as well as scoring at Cannington over 530 metres in 31.38. The other members of her litter were Ate Lee Ate (1 win), Lee Max (7 wins), Scrapper (1 win) and Timlee Boy (3 wins).

This litter combines Brett Lee with Leprechaun Yap, which suggests these youngsters should taste plenty of success on the track too.

Where’s Pedro

DEVON MEADOWS breeder, Robin Moore registered a litter by Where’s Pedro (Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel) and the one bitch whelped April 12 is from Beachside Babe. The dam, a daughter of Token Prince and So Awesome, started 18 times for seven wins, notching a victory at Ballarat over 450 metres in 25.71 and scoring twice at Cranbourne over 520 metres with a PB of 30.38. She won at Sandown over 515 metres in 29.82 and twice at Sale over 520 metres with 29.73 being her best, as well as winning at Horsham over 480 metres in 27.24. The other members of her litter were Buck’s Chance (7 wins), Four Walls (6 wins), Jakoby (3 wins), Kingston Belle (14 wins) and Pull The Trigger (1 win), whilst a previous pairing produced Divide And Rule (6 wins), Kingston Royale (16 wins), So Blessed (11 wins) and Vespera (3 wins). The dam comes from a great line, which suggests that this youngster should have a breeding career once she finishes racing.

Hot Mikado

MARIA BARBER, Manager of the J And J Syndicate, registered a litter of six dogs and one bitch by Hot Mikado (Hotline Hero x History Making) from Bella Ebony, whelped April 5. Bella Ebony, a daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Ashton’s Girl, won 11 of her 107 attempts, scoring twice at Traralgon over 513 metres with 29.82 being her best and picking up a win at Cranbourne over 520 metres in 31.01, as well as winning eight races at Healesville over 340 metres where 18.49 was her best. The other successful members of her litter were Cool Lightning (3 wins) and Dragon Rider (14 wins). The dam had plenty of ability and is from a good line, which tells us that these youngsters should more than make their presence felt on the track.

Premier Fantasy

PREMIER FANTASY (Premier County x Nifty Niamh) sired a litter of three dogs and three bitches whelped April 6 from Quiet Girl, registered by Southern Cross breeder, Garry Elliott. Quiet Girl, a daughter of Token Prince and Quiet Whisper, won eight of her 26 starts, picking up four wins at Warrnambool over 450 metres with a PB of 25.38 and a win at Horsham over 480 metres in 27.33. She saluted at Sandown over 515 metres in 30.13 and twice at The

Meadows over 525 metres where 30.35 was her fastest. Quiet Girl was the only member of her litter. Quiet Girl has had one litter to date and that was to Where’s Pedro whelped March 2009, producing Pharo Black (2 wins). The dam had plenty of ability and her only pup has scored, which augurs very well for the future of these youngsters.

Bombastic Shiraz

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ (Black Shiraz x Bombastic Blonde) sired a litter of two dogs and three bitches whelped April 19 from Black Caviar, registered by Justin Illman, Manager of the Prime Park Racing Syndicate. Black Caviar is an unraced daughter of Brett Lee and Leprechaun Yap, whilst the other members of her litter were Engine (10 wins), Gutter Black (9 wins), Lizzy Lee (9 wins), Nando Torres (16 wins) and Seeing Ghosts (5 wins). Two previous litters produced Betty’s Angel (15 wins), Brood Saquan (2 wins), Fast Indian (6 wins), Global Warming (12 wins), Leprechaun Gem (4 wins), Leprechaun Pace (15 wins), Miss Mini Mouse (17 wins), Monkey Ranch (5 wins), Queen Erminia (3 wins), Rufus Dufus (5 wins), Shiver Inside (12 wins) and Witch Jasper (5 wins). The dam comes from an amazing cross, which tells us that these youngsters should meet with plenty of success too.

Bo Frazier

BO FRAZIER (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) sired a litter of four dogs and three bitches whelped March 19 from Molly Grace, registered by Warrnambool breeder, Noel Mugavin. Molly Grace, a daughter of Whisky Assassin and Born Lucky, scored in nine of her 79 goes, winning over 390 metres at Warrnambool in 22.33, twice over 450 metres there with a PB of 25.79, at Horsham over 480 metres in 27.55 and at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.71. She picked up two wins at Sandown over 515 metres with 29.92 being her fastest, plus a win at Healesville over 340 metres in 18.84 and over 450 metres at Shepparton in 25.57. The other members of her litter were Born Charlie (1 win), Born Louie (10 wins) and Born Princess (7 wins). The dam, who had plenty of talent, is part of a successful line, which tells us that these youngsters should pick up their share of races too.

Velocette

MARCUS HILL breeder, Barry Moloney registered a litter by Velocette (Bombastic Shiraz x Texan Lady) and the seven dogs and three

Velocette Knocka Norris Talk’s Cheap Where’s Pedro Hot Mikado Premier Fantasy Bombastic Shiraz Bo Frazier Velocette Talk’s Cheap Vapour Whirl Talk’s Cheap Aston Trivett

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bitches whelped April 6 are from Mojo Glory. The dam, a daughter of Jack Junior and Mint Mojo, won five of her 36 runs, scoring twice at Geelong over 457 metres with a PB of 25.93 and at Ballarat over 450 metres in 25.82. She picked up a win at Sandown over 515 metres in 30.21 and won over 525 metres at The Meadows in 30.35. The other successful members of her litter were All Mojo (10 wins), Mojestic (16 wins), Mojo Powers (7 wins), Mojo Thriller (10 wins), Mojo’s Pride (14 wins) and Special Sunrise (6 wins). Mojo Glory has had one litter so far and that was to Collision whelped February 2009, leaving us Small Encounter (3 wins). The dam is beautifully bred from a litter that won 68 races and is already proven, which says that these youngsters should have a very bright future on the track.

Talk’s Cheap

TALK’S CHEAP (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap) was the sire chosen by Keysborough breeder, Paul Hili for Ceejay’s Vixen, and the two dogs and three bitches were whelped March 12. Ceejay’s Vixen, by EJ’s Douglas from Advert, started 46 times for 13 wins, scoring six times over 515 metres at Sandown with a PB of 29.82 and three wins at Cranbourne over 520 metres where 30.29 was her fastest. She picked up a win at Warragul over 424 metres in 24.16, won over 440 metres at Sale in 25.29, had two wins at Traralgon over 513 metres where 29.63 was her best, plus a success at Healesville over 340 metres in 19.41. She won four races at The Meadows over 525 metres with a PB of 29.93 and had a win at Wentworth Park over 520 metres in 30.43. The other members of her litter were Advertising (18 wins), Bellarine Bob (8 wins), Bellarine Joe (4 wins), Ceejay’s Magic (4 wins), Dallas Gypsy (3 wins), Dallas Major (6 wins) and Elle Douglas (10 wins) whilst a follow up litter produced Adverse (2 wins), Red Factor (3 wins) and Tea Towel (4 wins). Ceejay’s Vixen has had one successful litter to race and that was to Brett Lee whelped January 2008, producing Jay Jay Fox (4 wins), Jay

Desc

4D 3B 4D 4B 3D 3B 0D 1B 6D 1B 3D 3B 2D 3B 4D 3B 7D 3B 2D 3B 4D 6B 6D 2B 7D 5B

Breeder Name

M. Scholes C. Arthur R. Partington R. Moore M. Barber G. Elliott J. Illman N. Mugavin B. Moloney P. Hili P. Martinovic S. Bye M. Fulton

Jay’s Jewel (1 win), Le Fox (10 wins), Miss Glory (10 wins) and Miss Vixen (7 wins). The dam was a top class galloper, who has already left some smart types, which suggests that these youngsters should more than make their presence felt on the track too.

Vapour Whirl

PETER MARTINOVIC, Manager of the Bachelor Club Syndicate, registered a litter of four dogs and six bitches by Vapour Whirl (Ashigga x Broad Band) from Bonding Time, whelped March 17. Bonding Time, a daughter of Bond and Lovely Prima, scored in five of her 40 tries, picking up four wins at Healesville over 340 metres with a PB of 18.52 and also scored at Horsham over 480 metres in 27.38. The other members of her litter were Dids (11 wins), Haylee Jayne (2 wins), Heathy (4 wins), Like Iron Mike (13 wins), Rexeray (6 wins) and Serena Bee (9 wins). The dam is part of a great line, which tells us that these youngsters should have a very bright future on the track.

GRV MONTHLY SIRE STATS June 2011 SIRE

NATURAL

FSI

TOTAL

Andy Palmer Aston Galilee Best Score Big Daddy Cool Birthday Boy Black Shiraz Bo Frazier Bombastic Shiraz Dyna Lachlan El Galo El Grand Senor Go Wild Jack High Earner Hondo Black Major Mission Mantra Lad Mister Twink Mogambo Nitro Burst Path To Power Premier Fantasy Pure Inspiration Pure Octane Regal Thyme Return The King Run’s House Spitfire Jet Superman Talk’s Cheap Trewly Special Vapour Whirl Velocette Where’s Pedro

2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 3 1 1 0 7 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 4 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 3 8

2 1 2 3 1 1 3 7 8 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 6 1 1 5 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 8

TOTALS

25

52

77

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

WHERES PEDRO 842 -120-107-98 14.25% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 591 -81-72-98 13.07% COLLISION 322 -55-56-55 17.08% PREMIER FANTASY 183 -38-33-18 20.76% PURE OCTANE 335 -27-46-38 8.05% OVER FLO 87 -22-19-11 25.28% BIG DADDY COOL 199 -20-17-25 10.05% SURF LORIAN 193 -19-19-25 9.84% HALLUCINATE 158 -16-22-22 10.12% BRETT LEE 100 -16-15-19 16.00%

ANGLE PARK

SANDOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 814 -103-109-102 12.65% WHERES PEDRO 760 -101-93-113 13.28% PREMIER FANTASY 207 -45-35-34 21.73% COLLISION 210 -38-31-34 18.09% PURE OCTANE 318 -35-44-37 11.00% BIG DADDY COOL 201 -27-27-25 13.43% PRIMO UNO 154 -25-16-21 16.23% BRETT LEE 125 -23-20-13 18.04% HALLUCINATE 129 -20-6-21 15.05% BIT CHILI 86 -18-10-8 20.93%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 818 -116-122-105 14.18% BIG DADDY COOL 722 -102-95-117 14.12% PURE OCTANE 542 -82-78-68 15.12% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 408 -67-64-55 16.42% SURF LORIAN 568 -61-82-97 10.73% COLLISION 367 -59-37-45 16.07% HALLUCINATE 268 -34-35-35 12.68% COLLIDE 146 -31-28-20 21.23% BIT CHILI 168 -26-21-22 15.47% METICULOUS 79 -26-6-12 32.91%

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WENTWORTH PARK

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

BLACK ENFORCER 1070 -139-140-124 12.99% SURF LORIAN 834 -111-87-87 13.03% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 492 -76-77-61 15.44% BIT CHILI 400 -66-65-61 16.05% MADE TO SIZE 441 -62-65-47 14.05% COLLISION 446 -60-69-61 13.45% PURE OCTANE 349 -58-42-55 16.61% WHERES PEDRO 458 -56-67-54 12.22% GIVE ME FIVE 280 -45-33-41 16.07% HALLUCINATE 307 -43-39-37 14.00%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 454 -69-64-56 15.19% HALLUCINATE 365 -61-48-47 16.71% COLLISION 425 -51-55-47 12.00% WHERES PEDRO 260 -46-38-49 17.69% BIG DADDY COOL 348 -45-46-52 12.93% BIT CHILI 250 -29-33-32 11.06% ELITE STATE 186 -23-26-20 12.36% SURF LORIAN 252 -22-24-31 8.73% BRETT LEE 130 -20-14-18 15.38% MALFOY 44 -19-5-6 43.18%

LAUNCESTON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 326 -43-44-42 13.19% COLLISION 206 -38-32-26 18.44% COLLIDE 148 -31-21-21 20.94% BIG DADDY COOL 233 -22-20-34 9.44% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 136 -22-15-20 16.17% SURF LORIAN 143 -20-21-24 13.98% BOND 111 -16-12-20 14.41% PURE OCTANE 153 -14-22-16 9.15% PADDYS FLAME 46 -8-8-2 17.39% METICULOUS 53 -7-8-12 13.02%

DARWIN

MANDURAH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 772 -109-117-85 14.11% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 578 -98-77-75 16.95% HALLUCINATE 492 -76-64-63 15.44% PRIMO UNO 444 -71-66-66 15.99% PURE OCTANE 625 -69-71-83 11.04% BLACK ENFORCER 456 -67-62-66 14.69% BIG DADDY COOL 476 -59-59-57 12.39% COLLISION 315 -46-40-54 14.06% ELITE STATE 363 -39-58-38 10.74% GLOBAL WARMING 234 -39-28-30 16.66%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOND 99 -26-16-13 26.26% WHERES PEDRO 72 -20-13-9 27.77% SURF LORIAN 62 -14-14-14 22.58% PURE OCTANE 127 -11-21-18 8.66% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 67 -9-11-15 13.43% SCHWARTZANAGER 23 -9-1-0 39.13% KNOCKA NORRIS 41 -8-7-9 19.51% NOVEMBER FURY 43 -8-5-7 18.06% TYPHOON TIDE 44 -5-6-5 11.36% HALLUCINATE 35 -4-6-8 11.42%

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A nostalgic night at the old North Melbourne greyhound track at Arden Street. The first official trialling session and that’s a youthful Carl Haas Snr on the left with a the field glasses over his shoulders. Sadly a lot of these punters have passed on, but we did manage to identify some characters, including “John The Baptist”, Syd Another Western District identity, Quid Halliburton at Hall, Lal Scurrah’s bagman, and Barney Labransky. a 1950’s coursing meeting.

This photo of a greyhound in a small sulky harness was captured by former track photographer, the late Allan Quinn. It shows a trainer from Braybrook, Kevin ? Smith and the late Ken Carr during a National series at Olympic Park, which was sponsored by ArnottHarper.

Track specialist: Striding Ahead had such a following at Olympic Park that she even managed to make the front page of The Sun. Her amazing success over the 560 yards trip saw her win 28 Some more “blasts from the past”: Greyhound transportation has moved ahead races, including a dozen in a row over since this photo of a greyhound trailer at a coursing meeting. Those readers with her favourite distance. She was sharp eyes might be able to pick up that the gentleman in the left of the picture. Is virtually unbeatable at the iconic track none other than former MGRA Director, Andy Simpson when he attended coursing meetings in the role of a bookmaker. Also noticed the vehicle that pulled Unsure of the bloke on the right, but OTL has been informed it was a trainer from and was trained by Pat Haas of Pine Winds at Tynong. Warrnambool with South Purrumbete’s Jack Darcy. the trailer was a Jaguar. Others were Matt Cunningham and Bill Pollock

The good old days: Live hare open coursing at South Purrumbete (near Camperdown) attracted the whole family, and this rare picture sent in to OTL by Michael Darcy, reminds us of just what our great grand folks did for entertainment on the weekends. It was a real social occasion. This meeting attracted three generations, and the obvious winner was unfussed with a youngster riding on his back. I don’t know if the old car fridge or “Esky” was around in those days, but the bloke on the far right gives another meaning to BYO. The keg or “ferkin” had the famous Carlton and United Breweries stamp but there didn’t appear to be any chilling equipment and most of the males seem to be enjoying a “frothie”, even the blokes on horseback. Page 58 - National Greyhound Form, Thursday, August 11th, 2011

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I HOPE the next generation of racecallers don’t become too staid in their profession. Bryant, Collins, Martin, Miles and Tapp certainly had the ability to paint a picture for punters, and a golden opportunity went begging at a recent provincial meeting. The unusually named Moo was engaged in a Tier 3 meeting at Shepparton and finished in arrears of the winner by nearly 10 lengths. How come Moo didn’t get within a Bull’s Roar of the winner? Maybe next time. And still on racecallers, there are a couple of unusually named chasers going around that are tongue twisters which and can cause some problems. “Happy” Hammon did his best to avoid calling Zlatan at Shepparton’s Monday evening meeting on August 1, but the Simone Fisher chaser stumped him in the call. He remarked after the race, ”Murphy’s Law; it’ll always get you.”

A national rules book

DON’T be silly. The gaffs and stuff-ups continue to embarrass our sport and I can’t recall a year when so many “unfortunate incidents” have made greyhound racing authorities run and hide. Dogs being pulled from the boxes whilst the lure is on it’s way, dogs running in bitch races, dogs wearing the wrong rugs and dogs not wearing rugs at all. And not forgetting the long running saga of a greyhound withdrawn from the boxes without the trainer’s permission or presence. The latter incident is not dead and buried as many people think, and I’m reliably informed that the NSW ombudsman is taking up this case. It makes you cringe, and maybe the saturation of our wall to wall racing might have something to do with these embarrassing moments. I wonder if anyone will dare to highlight them at their respective state GOTY functions in a “funniest home video” segment. Some think its funny, as both the Vics and Two Blues have been having more than a friendly dig at each other’s lack of surveillance at the tracks on all the major forum sites. Even that perennial problem of not having the appropriate disc over the correct box once again flared up, with the ninth event at Shepparton on July 21 not indicating that No. 3 Tiger’s Beauty, wouldn’t be taking part in the 650 metres event. Don’t know what the answer is, but I reckon those punters who backed the ‘nude” vestless runner at Dapto on July

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. 20 had their pants pulled down well and truly when the greyhound was disqualified from the event “for having an unfair advantage”. Not worried about the explanation, only concerned that those who backed the dog and did their money cold, no refund. Why it wasn’t declared a non-starter, which would have allowed punters to get their hard-earned returned, has got me baffled. But once again we have a National set of Rules whereby everyone is reading from the same page, don’t we?

Egg timer

WITH respect to the Steve Shinners owned, Greg McLachlan trained Who’s Asner, I reckon the Beckley Park timing mechanism was on the nose when the youngster won her Maiden at the July 24 Sunday meeting. What other explanation can be derived after the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Jules Asner scooted around the 460 metres trip in a creditable 26.33. Not a bad time for a Maiden winner, but when you break down the splits, it’s hard to conceive that the timing device was working properly. Who’s Asner, who had two previous runs at Cranbourne prior to her Beckley Park success, was credited with running 6.35 to the first sectional mark. That’s high flyingn according to the astute form watchers, and a length inside blueblood Miss Trew Star’s benchmark of 6.41. Now Miss Trew Star, a daughter of Premier Fantasy and Miss Mini Mouse, is an absolute flying machine, rarely led, as a matter of fact, has only been headed early in three of her 17 starts to date and was credited with the shorter 400 metres first split record at Sleepy Hollow back on April 3 and recently trimmed the Ballarat 450 metres split to 6.40 on June 15. Admittedly, Miss Trew Star does tire in her races, but she is one serious fast breaker. She even ran third in a heat of the Shepparton Cup, leading at both splits (6.49=B and 11.27) and anyone who knows their potatoes would realize those early sectionals are up there with the best

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Bendigo’s Lord Raceway may be undergoing a facelift, but that doesn’t mean local trainers take a holiday. Long Gully resident, Karen Repia doesn’t mind travelling with her team and recently landed her first treble. Liquid Laugh and his litter brother, High Ignition, along with their younger half-sister, See See See, saluted at Shepparton’s August 1 Monday meeting. See See See, a daughter of Bush Legend and Iza Tora, was never headed when wining a Maiden event, the first race of 12 on the card. Her kennelmates, litter brothers High Ignition and Liquid Laugh, members of a Where’s Pedro and Iza Tora mating, won their respective Grade 5 races later in the night. Karen has a one acre property at Long Gully and her well deserved success gives many of the sport’s hobby trainers the confidence that they too can be competitive with the bigger kennels. of them. Now to even consider Who’s Asner in her league is sheer folly. What makes the time seem ridiculous is that Who’s Asner clocked 6.35 early and then laboured to reach the second split in 11.48. She must have dragged a ball and chain to register 11.48 then discarded it to get home in 26.33. Miss Trew Star went 6.41 and 11.18 when she set her sectional record on May 27. Pity those poor punters who tumbled in and backed Who’s Asner at her next start was over 450 metres at Ballarat’s Morshead Park on a cold Monday arvo meeting on August 1. Drawn the five alley in a Grade 5 non-penalty, you can imagine the class of opposition she was pitted against. Opened up a raging $2.20 favourite and drifted to $2.30 before starting officially as the punters elect at $2.60. Missed the start and was never going to challenge the winner, let alone run some hot sectional time. She finished a well beaten seventh, 13 plus lengths from the winner in a sedate 25.83. Her estimated first split was 6.95, well outside the sectional record at Ballarat of 6.40. Now this is not a crack at Who’s Asner, just the ridiculous information accredited to her after her two lengths Geelong Maiden win. I wonder what legal grounds punters would have if they put forward a case that the only reason they backed her at Ballarat was on the alleged sectional record at Geelong on July 24. Hmm, like to know Slater and Gordon’s stance. Do the sums, it doesn’t hold up. Then up at Morshead Park on July 20, Autoamerican won first up over the 550 metres trip. Trained by Darren McDonald, the talent laden chaser, who won a GOBIS series at Warrnambool back in January this year, was credited as having broken

the first and second splits, running 11.52, or .04 inside the previous best of 11.56, then 16.31, a half length inside the previous split of 16.34. Sport 927 broadcaster, Ron Hawkswell advised those on and off-course viewers and listeners at the end of the race that Autoamerican had recorded 30.75, but this time was later amended on the official results to 31.01, but no mention as to whether the splits had to be amended. Methinks the latter. He went around the following week at the same track over the same journey and naturally bolted in, but could only manage 31.24 this time, or .23 slower than what he registered on July 20. His splits on this night revealed 11.85, and 16.74, much slower than 11.52, and 16.31 victory But it doesn’t finish there. Glenview Park had problems (doesn’t every club) with the camera equipment when the system failed to capture an image for events 1 – 7 on Friday night’s July 29 meeting. How often have we seen this type of information tagged at the bottom of Stewards Reports. On this night the judges decided the placings for these events with the use of the back-up video system and by their own observations. I humbly suggest someone erase some of the details mentioned on the official results page for this meeting as it is quite laughable. Race 1 didn’t have any splits, Race 4 missed the important third split and in Race 5, the first sectional is listed as 5.14, which is very, very fast. Traralgon’s new safer Burrumbeet racing surface is now well and truly compacted, but I don’t think it is conducive to producing 5.14 first splits, especially when other leaders on the same program were hitting the same mark in 5.44, 5.45, 5.53 and 5.43. Incidentally, Marmion holds the first split honours there with a flying 5.32. But still the glitches continue.

The judges used the back-up system and their own observations at Warragul on August 2 when a perennial malfunction affected the photo finish of the first event and failed to capture an image. Ho hum. And I’ve lost count of the number of times at Sandown Park when the timing mechanism doesn’t produce both splits for their 595 metres races. Maybe the lure is triggering these excessively fast splits, but you don’t have be a “Clarence The Clocker” to realize that at Glenview Park and at Beckley Park, these times were a tad, just a tad out. It’s alright collecting and collating all this data and throwing it at punters, but it becomes superfluous if its incorrect.

New face at Logan Park

GARRY ALLEN has held the reins at the Warragul Greyhound Racing Club for the past dozen years and has enjoyed a wonderful ride, where he and his committee oversaw a huge financial turn-around. Now a successful debt-free club, Allan has decided to stand down and allow some new blood to steer the ship. Matt Height now assumes the role of President, whilst local trainer, Glenn Woods was co-opted onto to the committee to fill Garry Allan’s vacancy until the next AGM later this year when he will stand at the elections for a permanent position. Allen was buoyant his club was heading in the right direction and advised that the proposed 200 metres slipping track was still the club’s number one priority. “We have been assured by our local member that land that runs along the creek in the back straight, and currently leased by a local pony club, will be allocated to the club and hopefully be up and running within 12 months.” “We have a wonderful blend of youth and experience still in control at Warragul and our bank balance never looked better.” “The club couldn’t be in better hands”. - Peter Pearson

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IT TAKES a really special performance to steal the headlines on WA Sprint Championship heats week, but that is what the 22 month-old bitch. Miata has achieved. The Paul Stuart trained chaser rewrote the record books at her third race start, taking a length off the time standard set by Velocette two years ago. A very handy field lined up for the provincial Grade 5 Final, with the track by no means fast. Miata, by super sire, Bombastic Shiraz out of champion producer, Winsome Bluebird, headed to the boxes at $2.10 favourite, with Linda Britton’s duo, Premium Love and Moss Vale also in the market. Miata was away well but was checked by Shivine as Premium Love wanted to push out. Shrugging-off the bump, Miata pushed up to lead by a length over a bunched field, clocking 5.75 early. Moving through the catching pen Miata had opened a three lengths break on Regent Meteor and was starting to stretch out. A flying 18.74 was the time off the back as the future ‘Queen of Cannington’ increased her advantage to six lengths on Moss Vale, who was moving forward strongly. Miata was turbo-charged in the run to the judge, clocking a staggering 11.12 final section to stop the timer at 29.86. Runner-up, Moss Vale was 12 lengths adrift in the second fastest time of the night, even further highlighting the achievement of Miata. The red fawn bitch, owned by Nichole Wheeler-Whye, made it three wins from three starts and took her stakes to $4,500. She won a Maiden in May in a record 30.18, before clocking 30.21 in her heat win the previous Wednesday. This Wednesday Miata again lines up against provincial Grade 5 company with only bad luck challenging her perfect record. If she wins, the Centre for Cerebral Palsy will be $5,000 to the good, as Greyhounds WA has pledged this money as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, which runs from August 1-7. The donation will double in value if Miata betters her own track record. I caught up with Paul Stuart on Saturday and asked him about his rising star. “She broke-in brilliantly and has matured into a quiet and perfectly behaved kennel dog.” Miata was bred by Stuart from brilliant producer, Winsome Bluebird, and a recent repeat mating to Bombastic Shiraz has netted one valuable pup. Miata was reared and broken in by Brendan Wheeler.

WA Laurence Torpy Stuart continued, “She is mature and seasoned beyond her track experience and adapts quickly to the situation.” “I have always thought she would break 30-seconds, but maybe not this soon.” Track record holders don’t have many chinks in their armour, and Stuart believes the lack of early box speed to be the only one he has identified so far. The trainer continued, “She came home in just over 11-seconds at her first Cannington trial, and I see a long-term future as a stayer.” “If she continues in her current form, I may take her to Adelaide for the Oaks as her first trip away.” “She is the best dog I have put a lead on.”

Pedrosa fires up

THE WEEK kept improving for Stuart with a double on Saturday night, and his champion chaser, Pedrosa clocked 30.04 to easily be the fastest qualifier for the WA Sprint Championship final. Sent out at $1.30 favourite, he revved-up from seven on the grid and opened up in blistering fashion, putting two lengths on his rivals in a sensational 5.58 first section. Tracking a couple wide through the first turn, as is his style, Pedrosa held the same margin over Big Jo King, who was prominent at his first run for a month, with five lengths to Avalanche Angel. The champ was out by four lengths off the back in 18.76, with the placegetters unchanged in a spread out affair. It was all Pedrosa in the run home, and the speedster racked-up a nine lengths win over Big Jo King, who held Avalanche Angel at bay by a length. It was the 28th win from 44 starts for Pedrosa, who has won $204,000 for his owner trainer. The opening heat saw the WA bred star, Vocal Enforcer sent out the $2.40 favourite, as he sought to book his place in Saturday’s $18,000 final. The son of Black Enforcer and She’s Vocal didn’t disappoint supporters with a strong come from behind win in a very smart 30.28. Fellow WA bred chaser, Bomber Command jumped brilliantly from box five to lead in 5.63 for trainer, Tony Williams. We Paint Houses pushed up for sec-

Highly promising sprinter, Miata ran a record breaking 29.86 when beating a Grade 5 field by 12½ lengths at Cannington’s midweek fixture.

A FANTASTIC WA Sprint Championship that’s packed with class and pace will be conducted this Saturday night at Cannington that carries $18,000 and a trip to Brisbane as incentives. Bomber Command in the cherry, Olivia’s Asset in three and Pedrosa in four are all likely to give the 5.60 first split a real push in the charge for the early lead. With Bomber Command demonstrating a step to the right approach last Saturday, the connections of Vocal Enforcer (2) will be hoping he exits straighter this week. The Andrew McLaren trained

chaser is due a slice of luck in a big race, and with a clean getaway looks to be the challenger to Pedrosa in the race to represent the West. If successful, it will be back to back wins for Pedrosa in the WA Sprint Championship. Another runner worthy of thought is Rousay. The least experienced finalist, with 15 outings, is finding her way through the higher grades and battled on strongly for her come from behind placing to Vocal Enforcer. - Laurence Torpy

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ond on the rail, with Vocal Enforcer up to third as they entered the first turn. Bomber Command was the lamplighter onto the back, holding a two length break over We Paint Houses, who tracked a couple off the rail on the turn, keeping the favourite third. A length separated the lead trio off the back in 18.85, as Vocal Enforcer made his audacious move past We Paint Houses then ranged alongside Bomber Command to hit the lead turning for home. Andrew McLaren’s charge, a strong 530 performer, ran away to score by four lengths over Rousay, who burst clear off the pack for second, shading the speed machine, Bomber Command by a half length. It was the 16th win from 29 outings for the Peta and Rod Noden owned chaser, taking his earnings to $76,000. IN AN OPEN affair, the second heat saw veteran, Brencole Bale a surprise $3.90 favourite, with Rock Pool ($4.20) continuing her affiliation with tricky middle box draws. The Barry Thompson trained Olivia's Asset, who made a rare visit from Mandurah, was away brilliantly to lead the field into the first turn with a 5.65 sectional. As they settled down along the back straight, Olivia’s Asset was still making play with a length lead over Brencole Bale and a couple of lengths to Rock Pool railing past Premium Love. They were unchanged into the turn, however, Rock Pool railed through to challenge Brencole Bale as they straightened. It was a tough tussle in the run to the line, with the 2010 WA Oaks winner, Rock Pool getting up by a nose to down a sensational Olivia's Asset in 30.36.

Pickle Mickle

WITH SMALL fields of five, the WA Distance Championship heats were given the graveyards slots, Races 10 and 11, in a classic scenario of wagering considerations being given precedence to the importance of the races. Before the first heat, the crowded venue with over 600 restaurant guests witnessed a stupid act by an individual, who trespassed onto the track in the closing stages of Race 9. The person was apparently clipped by the lure but escaped without serious injury. Greyhounds WA CEO, David Simonette was angered by the incident, as too were many industry participants. “There are laws of public nuisance and trespass that appear to have been broken and the matter is now in the hands of the WA Police.” “The lure driver did a great job to minimize the potential damage to the individual.”

DESPITE NEVER taking out a National Sprint or Distance title, Tasmania can be full of hope this year with their ace distance star, Ming Dynasty and their best sprinter, Damek both displaying Group 1 worthy performances on Monday night at Launceston. Not even a rain-affected track could stop Ming Dynasty from securing her spot in the National Distance Championship Grand Final with a classic come from behind victory. With a similar scenario to her heat win last week, she found herself off the pace early, six lengths behind the leaders at the winning post a lap out. However, with a clear run into the back straight and only one greyhound to chase, Thirteen Black couldn’t hold the lead any longer, with Ming Dynasty zooming past to score by two lengths in 43.55. Trainer, Susan Gittus will now

NO BOX DRAW was conducted for the WA Distance Championship, so selecting a winner in a rare eight dog field is no mean task. The form suggests David Hobby’s Time To Speed is the one to follow, but the Robert Greig owned dog will need to get the vet’s all clear to take his place in the field, having been slapped with a 14 day injury stand down. Pickle Mickle, whilst clearly the fastest stayer in the field with a sizzling 41.69, is not a dog that you can follow

with great confidence. That said, I believe the final will be won by either he or Scuttlebutt, who’s chances improve rapidly if she draws an inside box, and even more so if she can hit the lead early and try to run them off their legs. Kalden Athena is an interesting proposition, however, as the classy bitch is finding the journey on her limit at this stage and is more likely to be a placegetter. - Laurence Torpy

Twenty minutes later the field took to the track for the opening NDC State Heat that was taken out by the enigmatic Pickle Mickle in a quick 41.80. Time To Speed ($1.70) was all the rage on the back of four straight Free To All wins, in which he had seen off his two main dangers, Pickle Mickle and Scuttlebutt. Scuttlebutt was away well but was held out by Barney Stinson in the early going, and passing the judge the first time in 15.71 he held a neck lead over Scuttlebutt, with three lengths to Time To Speed and further couple to Pickle Mickle loping along fourth. The lead quartet bunched together on the back straight before Pickle Mickle found a gap and burst through, putting three lengths on the pack in an instant and wrapping up the race on the third turn. The Linda Britton trained son of Flying Penske and Classy Creek extended his margin to five lengths at the judge, with Scuttlebutt second and Time To Speed qualified in fourth place but copped a 14 day injury stand down after the race. THE SECOND heat saw Dan Biddle’s Kalden Athena break through for her first win over the journey at her fourth attempt. An even jump saw Phase Three Ho on the paint, Kalden Athena and Jazzy Judy three wide contesting the early lead, with Biddle's charge breaking clear through the first turn.

With a circuit to travel Kalden Athena was employing catch me if you can tactics, running a handy 15.69 opening sectional and a four lengths lead on the peloton. But they never caught the daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Abbadale Gold, who extended her winning margin to seven lengths, recording 42.10.

Better deal? RUMBLINGS of discontent continue in the industry with some leading owners and trainers pushing for what they consider to be a fairer distribution model for the WA racing participants. Amongst other issues, it is argued that the current distribution model of RWWA does not give a fair return to greyhounds, which is stagnating the development of the industry. Anecdotal evidence continues to show a drop in numbers and the class of Saturday’s city race meeting, with short fields becoming a norm on the showcase night. This issue appears to be hotting up as some of the leading figures in the WA racing industry are putting a marker in the sand in their push to secure the future of the greyhound industry. There were no results available for week six of the Rapt In Racing tipping competition. Please check the website www. raptinracing.com for updates, and whilst you are there, check out some of the informative articles published.

Pickle Mickle missed the start but rallied to the front coming off the back and came away in a State Distance Heat to score easily in 41.80.

head to Albion Park on August 25 looking for consecutive win number seven with Ming Dynasty when she makes her interstate debut, looking to bring home Tasmania’s first National Distance title. By Chinatown Lad out of Brandon Sky, Ming Dynasty’s bloodlines are no strangers to staying success, with half-sister, Miss Brook a multiple Group winner. HAVING BEEN heavily backed last week and finishing a somewhat disappointing third, Tasmania’s crack sprinter, Damek was back to his usual best on Monday night with a determined display from box six, going one better than last year to secure his spot in the National Sprint

Championship final. After beginning midfield, the winner of 37 races quickly mustered speed to sit behind leader, Ella Lucky for the majority of the race. On the home turn he booted away, going on to score by five lengths in a solid 29.92 on a wet track. Trainer, Peter Phillips will be hoping his star boarder can produce a positive interstate performance after his previous record of just two interstate starts at The Meadows for two lasts. By Big Daddy Cool from World’s Finest, brother, Decembrist was no stranger to interstate success with a Group 2 Richmond Derby victory earlier in 2011. With an entire state behind the champ, all hopes will be on a positive box draw in an effort to deliver Tasmania’s first National Sprint Championship title.

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Lady’s bonus Horsham August 2

MAGANDA LADY collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 570 metres Maiden on Tuesday night. Drawn in box five at $3.20, the daughter of Mogambo and Miss Jim scored by three and a half lengths over Sophfeera ($7.60), with a head to third placed Kerry’s Elle ($2.20 fav). Maganda Lady, who clocked 33.54 to break through at her seventh attempt, is owned by the Rising Above Syndicate and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Rodney Clark. Dashing Red Girl for the KSJC Syndicate completed the double for Rod by running the new PB of 27.38 to take out heat three of the GRV VBIS Restricted Win Stake over 480 metres. The daughter of Bit Chili and Quite Dashing came from box five at $3.50 to score by half a length over Carlingford Finn ($4.00), with Bolder ($2.10 fav) the next to arrive, three and three quarter lengths in arrears. Madame Blue posted 27.66 to take out a 480 metres Grade 5. Wearing the blue vest at $13.80, the daughter of Black Enforcer and Blue’s Loot scored by two lengths over Viterra ($11.40), with Walkaway Again ($9.20) a length and a quarter back in third spot. Madame Blue, owned by Greg Slatter, was the first leg of a winning double for Kerry Prowse. The Gary Ennis owned Miss Vee Man completed the double for Kerry by registering the new PB of 23.63 when an all the way winner of a 410 metres Grade 5. Rated at $4.90 out of box seven, the daughter of Vee Man Vane and Awesome Saint saluted by two and a quarter lengths over Borrego ($4.20), with Electric Cowboy ($5.80) a length and a half back in third spot. Space Power took time honours over the 480 metres by posting 27.37 after leading throughout to take out heat one of the GRV VBIS Restricted Win Stake. Sent out at $7.00 from box six, the Calven Russell trained chaser scored by three and three quarter lengths over Milly’s Express ($3.80), with Dijamaka Money ($7.00) two and a half lengths further afield. Space Power, a daughter of Path To Power and Novaspace is owned by the Lexton Street Syndicate and at her 19th start, this was her third win. Stomping Bear ran the BON time of 23.51 to take out the 410 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade after leading throughout. Coming from box eight as favourite at $1.60, the son of Elite State and Kinda Saintly beat Riddle Bale ($3.50) by three quarters of a length, with Silver Pedro ($20.60) two lengths further adrift. A winner of 19 of his 42 starts, Stomping Bear is owned and trained by Marie and Murray Harvey.

Unbeaten in series Warragul August 2

ADULTEROUS remained unbeaten in the GRV VBIS Maiden Series over 469 metres by taking out the final on Tuesday night. Coming from box six as favourite at $1.50, the Jamie Ennis trained youngster scored by a length and a half over By Starlight ($34.80), with El Mulatto ($8.20) coming in third, three quarters of a length away. Adulterous, a son of Meticulous and Aisha Magic, owned by Paul Westerveld, collected the GOBIS Bonus as well as the $7500 first prizemoney with a gallop of 26.00. Brandeen Marny took time honours over the 400 metres by running the new PB of 22.57 to easily take out the Mixed 3rd/4th Grade. The daughter of Collide and Brandeen Lee came from box two at $4.60 and lead throughout and bolt in by eight and three quarter lengths over Free Dream ($7.30), with Pure Peaches ($6.80) three quarters of a length further adrift. A winner of 20 of her 47 runs, Brandeen Marny is trained by Louise Allen and was the first leg of a winning double for Trevor Allen. The Noel Miller owned Rellim Riley gave Trevor his double by posting 26.06 to take out heat six of the 460 metres Grade 5. Lining up in box one as the popular elect at $2.20, the son of Where’s Pedro and Rellim Lizzy saluted by a length and three quarters over Eyes On Prize ($11.20), with a neck to third placed Eurico Bale ($3.60). There was a Novice run over 680 metres

and Egg Bound was the winner in 39.81. Listed as a reserve but gaining a start in box three, the Sharon-Lee Chignell trained chaser was at $4.70 before beating Free Roll ($11.50) by five lengths, with Up And Gone ($18.20) three and three quarter lengths back in third spot. Egg Bound, who made it two firsts in 21 runs, is a son of Head Bound and Senza Nome, owned by the Reid Racing Syndicate. Stagger recorded the BON time of 25.88 to take out heat five of the 460 metres Grade 5. The son of Primo Uno and Instructed First wore the yellow vest as favourite at $1.20 to a four and a quarter lengths win over King’s Pride ($15.60), with Flying Pieces ($14.90) two and three quarter lengths further afield. Stagger, owned and trained by Garry Selkrig, has now won nine of his 21 attempts.

Do the stomp Ballarat August 3

STOMP STOMP took the time honours over the 450 metres on Wednesday night by running 25.36 when an all the way winner of a Grade 5. Sent to box one at $5.90, the Garry Selkrig trained chaser scored by three lengths over Vision Of Time ($15.90), with Pure Show ($7.50) three and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Stomp Stomp, who’s won five of his 20 outings, is a son of Primo Uno and Instructed First owned by Chris Carroll. Union Lady started her career on the right note by running 22.43 to take out the 390 metres Maiden Qualy Final. After qualifying in 23.07, the daughter of Bo Frazier and Innocent Eyes wore the black vest at $31.00 to a two and three quarter lengths win over Ain’t No Star ($3.00 fav), with Without Warning ($3.20) seven and a quarter lengths further astern. Union Lady, owned by Peter Brown, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Darren Brown. Enflame for the Park Long Syndicate completed Darren’s double by posting 22.48 after leading throughout to take out the second of the 390 metres Maiden Qualy Finals. After winning a qualy in 22.72, the daughter of Paddy’s Flame and Encampbell came from box four at $11.80 and scored by two lengths over Unique Venom ($7.20), with No More Express ($11.00) three quarters of a length back in third possie. Conchalio recorded 25.77 to take out the 450 metres Maiden Qualy Final. Wearing the red vest at $3.50 after qualifying in 26.38, the Cameron Taylor trained chaser scored by a half head over Loretta West ($7.30), with Spark Up ($2.30 fav) three lengths back in third spot. Conchalio, a son of Slater and Light A Candle, is owned by the Slater Park Syndicate. You Bee scored her first win by taking out the 390 metres Maiden Final in 22.34. Lining up in box two at $18.10, the black sprinter got in by five and a quarter lengths over Princess Maggie ($22.80), with Coringel Spirit ($19.10) the next to arrive, a length and three quarters away. You Bee, a daughter of Vapour Whirl and Chikate, is trained by Ashley McDowall for Robert Jehu. Macalea Bale posted 31.79 to take out a 550 metres Restricted Win Stake. Coming from box eight at $27.50, the son of Droopys Shearer and Odessa Bale saluted by a half length over Crafty Warwick ($6.80), with a head to third placed Sisco Spice ($8.00). Macalea Bale was the first leg of a winning double for owner trainer combo of Paul Wheeler and Steve Collins. Aralu Bale completed the double for Paul and Steve by clocking the BON time of 22.19 to score in a 390 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Give Me Five and Jasmine Bale came from box two at $7.40 to account for Arolok Lady ($7.70) and Scant Regard ($3.20), with the margins being a length and a half by a neck. Aralu Bale has now raced 20 times and this was her sixth win. Loose Bolts ran the BON time of 31.51 to take out a 550 metres Restricted Win Stake. The Ros Hume trained chaser came from seven as favourite at $2.80 to beat Sir Harry ($4.20) by three quarters of a length, with Into The Mist ($5.60) four lengths further astern. A winner of three of his 11 tries, Loose Bolts is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Zarbo, owned by Geoff Collins.

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Best all ova Shepparton August 3

HIAVACKOVA ran the new PB and BOD time of 25.54 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5 on Wednesday. Coming from box three at $2.90, the Graham Glass trained chaser led throughout to score by five and a half lengths over Grandsebi ($6.90), with Cruising Jessica ($2.20 fav) a length and a quarter further afield. Hiavackova, who’s won two of her 13 runs, is a daughter of Path To Power and Novaspace, owned by Brenda Kinder. Billy Shines led all the way to take out a Tier 3 Maiden over 390 metres in 22.68. Sent to box one at $3.90, the son of November Fury and Shanlyn Molly saluted by two and three quarter lengths over Rapid Ruby ($2.40 fav), with Banger Flyer ($16.40) two and a half lengths back in third spot. Billy Shines, owned by Ian Hopper, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, John Donaldson. The Dean Andreula owned Fawn Hyde gave John his double by posting 22.44 when successful in a 390 metres Grade 5. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Hyde Park came from box two at $22.20 to beat Texas Commando ($5.40) by a length and a quarter, with a half length to third placed Platinum’s Image ($3.20 eq fav). Dot Man provided owner trainer, Peter Bartlett with the first leg of a winning litter double by posting the new PB of 22.29 after leading throughout to land a 390 metres Grade 5. Lining up in box eight as favourite at $1.80, the white and black sprinter defeated Emma Frost ($8.40) by five and a quarter lengths, with Rye Assassin ($4.80) a length and a quarter back in third possie. Charlie Charlie gave Peter his litter double after he clocked the new PB time of 22.63 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5. The son of Mandagery Man and Kimba’s Hope came from box five at $3.90 to get there by a neck over Kinetica ($2.80 fav), with Eighteenth State ($18.50) two and a quarter lengths further adrift. Fleet King took time honours over the 390 metres by running 22.24 to take out a Tier 3 Maiden. Rated at $5.50 from box six, the son of Laurie Banner and Our Abilene beat Rustic King ($2.90 fav) by a length and a half, with My Mate Rocky ($4.30) four lengths further astern. Fleet King, owned by Clayton King, was the first leg of a winning treble for trainer, John McClelland. Super Creative, owned by the Podmore clan, was leg two for John when he led throughout to take out a 390 metres Grade 5 in 22.61. Wearing the red vest at $10.10, the son of Pure Octane and Creative Action saluted by two lengths over Let’s Go All with Albenator ($3.70), eight and a half lengths further astern. The Grace McClelland owned Sunnyvale gave John his treble with a gallop of 22.61 to land a 390 metres Grade 5. Exiting the three trap at $3.60, the son of Clappin Thunder and Solid accounted for Voltage Line ($6.20) and Warrabilla ($2.30 fav), with the margins being a half length by a neck.

Bolted in

Geelong August 4

RAYA RIOT collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 680 metres Grade 5 Final on Thursday night. Coming from box one at $3.90, the Keith Hellmuth owned and trained stayer led throughout to bolt in by eight and a quarter lengths over Let’s Celebrate ($22.10), with Elite Strike ($1.50 fav) four and three quarter lengths further astern. Raya Riot, a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Holly’s Gem, clocked the new PB time of 39.44 to make it seven wins in 35 outings. Clay Pan took out the Final of the 460 metres Grade 5. Sent to box three at $13.90, the son of Where’s Pedro and Miss Chilli got there by a head over Blitzem Bale ($3.80), with Our Buddy ($3.20 fav) coming in third, four and a quarter lengths in arrears. Clay Pan, who recorded 26.00, is owned by M C + C E Morris, was the second leg of winning double for trainer, Robert Britton. El Bulli for the Footy Fans United Syndicate was the first leg for Rob and ran 22.72 when an all the way winner of heat three of the 400 metres Maiden.

The son of El Galo and Thai Again came from box one as favourite at $1.40 to romp home by six and three quarter lengths over Daisy Flame ($14.10), with Daisy Drop ($26.30) three and a half lengths further astern. Take Shelter led all the way to land heat one of the 400 metres Maiden in 23.04. The son of Bit Chili and Typhoon Marina came from box one at $4.10 to defeat Forrester ($34.90) by three and a quarter lengths, with Darley Whistler ($12.30) two and a half lengths back in third spot. Take Shelter, owned by John Pollard, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Tina Womann. The Dennis Trewin owned Best Perfume completed the double for Tina by recording 26.18 to take out a 460 metres Grade 5. Rated equally on top at $2.70 from box two, the daughter of Paddy’s Flame and Always Chloe saluted by a nose over Houdini ($9.60), with Nino Fields ($2.70 eq fav) three and three quarter lengths further afield. Penthouse took time honours over the 460 metres by posting 25.91 to land the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The Seona Hood owned and trained chaser wore the blue vest as favourite at $2.90 to a three and three quarter lengths win over Aleta Allen ($3.10), with Bee Gee Mac ($9.80) picking up third money, a half length in arrears. A winner of 15 of his 54 starts, Penthouse is a son of Run’s House and By Request. Little Master ran the BON time of 22.70 to take out a 400 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box two at $13.40, the son of Where’s Pedro and In Flew Enza scored by five and three quarter lengths over Octagon ($4.30), with Marcus Blue ($7.10) a length and a quarter back in the skinny end of the prize. Little Master, who won five of his 24 attempts, is trained by Bianca Whitford for the Whitford Syndicate.

Flying swan

Warragul August 4

MAGPIE SWAN ran the new PB and BOD time of 22.83 to easily take out a 400 metres Grade 5 on Thursday. Sent to box two at $4.00, the Lauren Gorman trained sprinter bolted in by seven and a quarter lengths over Kava King ($8.70), with Burrendong Way ($9.50) a neck further adrift. Magpie Swan, who’s scored twice in eight attempts, is a son of Where’s Pedro and Paddy’s Ember, owned by Daniel Twohig. Swift Amy led throughout to open her account by taking out a Tier 3 Maiden over 400 metres. Rated at $3.50 from box three, the daughter of Surgeon and Tranquil Heidi scored by five and a half lengths over Kelnic’s Boy ($8.40), with Special Value ($2.80 fav) three quarters of a length further adrift. Swift Amy, owned and trained by Dawn and Hugh Clarke, stopped the clock at 23.03. Pendlebury Road led throughout to comfortably take out a 400 metres Grade 5 in the time of 23.27. Wearing the pink vest at $11.20, the black sprinter defeated Blue Water High ($3.40) by five lengths, with a neck to third placed Where’s Humma ($5.10). Pendlebury Road, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Holiday Road, is owned and trained by Maureen Brown. Power Of Thor took the time honours over the 460 metres by posting the new PB of 26.00 to score in a Grade 5. Coming from box one as favourite at $2.80, the Ian Newcombe trained galloper beat Island Treasure ($10.30) by four lengths, with Leading Hand ($15.20) a length and three quarters back in third spot. Power Of Thor is a son of Texas Gold and Brekky, owned by Michael Newcombe, and at his 34th start, this was his fourth win.

First win in final Geelong August 5 CANDESCENT ticked-up her first win by taking out the 520 metres Maiden Final on Friday night. Lining up in box two at $13.40, the Mandy Smirnis trained chaser finished best to score by two and a quarter lengths over Doug Douglas ($3.20), with Dance On ($2.50 fav) a length and a half back in third spot. Candescent, a daughter of Premier Fantasy and Candy Can, owned by the Mandalou Syndicate, stopped the clock at 30.85. Aston Galilee took the time honours over the 460 metres by posting 25.58 when an all

the way winner of the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Rated on top at $1.30 from box five, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Elite Oriental romped home a seven and a half lengths winner over Dyna Viv ($46.00), with Hafren Bale ($20.40) a length and three quarters back in third spot. A winner of 14 of his 22 starts, Aston Galilee is trained by Jason Thompson for Ray Borda. American Magee ticked up a hat-trick of wins by taking out the 520 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade in the BON time of 30.54. Coming from box six as the punters elect at 1.90, the Robert Britton trained chaser scored by two lengths over Liesel ($19.30), with Fundosy Bale ($5.90) five and three quarter lengths further astern. American Magee, who’s won 13 of his 51 tries, is a son of Kiowa Sweet Trey and Quidame, owned by Helen Ivers. Le Pippy posted the BON time of 22.70 to take out a 400 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box three at $20.60, the daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Prize Possession beat Bledisloe ($28.60) by a length and a half, with Sir Prize ($2.00 fav) two lengths back in third spot. Le Pippy, trained by Jason Formosa for David Francalanza, has now scored in nine of her 42 starts. Andrea Dailly was the first of two trainers to land a double, and the Susan Lenehan owned Lektra Johnson was leg one when he clocked 25.98 to take out heat two of the Young Star Classic over 460 metres. The son of Premier Fantasy and Elektra came from box two at $8.20 to beat his kennelmate, Lektra Grande ($3.80) by a length. Dyna Gala for owner, Brendan Wheeler completed the double by running the new PB of 25.83 to land heat three of the Young Star Classic over 460 metres. Coming from box seven at $3.80, the daughter of Give Me Five and Kingston Bale beat Eurico Bale ($8.80) by two lengths. Peter Giles was the second trainer to land a double, and the Peter Alcock owned Hagan’s Hero was leg one, clocking 26.30 when an all the way winner of a 460 metres Grade 5. Sent to box eight as favourite at $2.60, the son of Pure Octane and Ikari Lee defeated Dyna Diego ($9.50) by a length and a quarter. Tyer’s Special for the High Energy Syndicate completed the double for Pete by recording 22.72 to score in a 400 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Laquinta Miss wore the white vest at $6.70 to a two lengths win over Dyna Clayton ($3.00).

Easy for wolf

Traralgon August 5

ROZEHILL WOLF scored an easy win in heat two of the 513 metres Restricted Win Stake on Friday night. Coming from box one as favourite at 41.80, the Phillis Brown trained chaser led throughout to bolt in by nine and a quarter lengths over Never Sure ($18.40), with Shanlyn Sparkle ($15.90) picking up third money, two and a half lengths back. Rozehill Wolf, a son of Talk’s Cheap and Bernmar Lass, owned by Susan Van Lieshout, clocked the new PB and BON time of 29.55 to make it four wins in 16 starts to date. Apache Pass equalled his PB of 29.67 to take out heat four of the Restricted Win Stake over 513 metres. Lining up in box three at $3.30, the son of Whisky Assassin and Dora Lee saluted by three and a half lengths over Battle Rose ($3.70), with a neck to third placed Saint Neo ($3.20 fav). Apache Pass is trained by John Connor at Rosedale for George Wapshott. Happy Alf recorded the new PB of 30.07 to score in the 513 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Rated at $12.40 out of box six, the black chaser greeted the Judge a half length in advance of Everywhere ($6.40), with Live On Reality ($5.30) a length and a half back in third spot. Happy Alf, a son of Boris Reigns and Me Bonsai, is raced and trained by Jenny Gieschen. Borzov ran the new PB of 16.94 to take out the 298 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Coming from box seven at $10.80, the Kenneth McCann trained sprinter scored by three lengths over Invictus Venessa ($10.40), with Suspicious Merk ($3.70) a length and a half back in third spot. A winner of 10 of his 52 attempts, Borzov is a son of Meticulous and Darlin’ Ditmar, owned by Harold McCann.

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Chief in charge

Warrnambool August 6

SOUTHWOOD CHIEF sped over the 390 metres on Saturday night in the Mixed 3rd/4th Grade to score in the new PB and BON time of 22.04. The John Drennan trained sprinter came from box three at $6.10 to lead throughout and score by four and three quarter lengths over Flint Bale ($7.30), with Sandy Bubba ($35.80) three and three quarter lengths further astern. Southwood Chief, a son of Where’s Pedro and Miss The Boat, owned by the Southwood Park Syndicate, has now scored in eight of his 20 starts. Mint Power ran the new PB and BON time of 25.37 to take out the 450 metres Mixed 3rd/4th Grade. Drawn in box one as favourite at $1.90, the son of Elite State and Miss Teddy Mint scored by a neck over Jimmy I Am ($3.30), with Allen Monaro ($9.20) collecting third money, four and a half lengths in arrears. Mint Power, who’s won 15 of his 40 starts, is owned by Ray Watson and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Jason Thompson. The Jason Fletcher owned Rybenbrook Flick completed the double for Jason, posting 25.51 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Flick The Switch came from box four at $3.70 to beat He Ain’t Casper ($8.10) by two and a half lengths, with Melaluka Lad ($5.00) a length and three quarters further afield. Minnie Power took out the 390 metres Grade 5 Final with a new PB gallop of 22.23. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $2.30, the daughter of Black Enforcer and Cuz’s Joy saluted by a half length over Kirabilli Kruise ($19.70), with True House ($9.90) a length and a half back in third spot. Minnie Power, owned by the Wooden Dogs Syndicate, was the second leg of a winning treble for trainer, Louise Allen. The James Gawne owned Gee And Tee was Louise’s first leg, running 22.39 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5. The son of Collide and Brandeen Lee wore the green vest at $22.30 to a length win over Avrom Bale ($3.10 fav). Walk Don’t Run for the Sparkle And Fade Syndicate provided the treble for Louise by posting 22.60 to score in a 390 metres Grade 5. Lining up in box three at $10.50, the son of Go Wild Teddy and Lusty Star defeated Cuga Blaze ($2.40 eq fav) by three quarters of a length. Lindsay Morshead picked up a double also, and Here’s Kath was his first leg when she registered 25.87 to land heat three of the 450 metres Maiden. Coming from box two at $6.60, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Farloe’s Ebony saluted by a neck to Fizzing Wizzbees ($1.60 fav). Connemara Suzy for the Mayo Syndicate completed the double for Lindsay by recording 22.39 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Black Enforcer and Elite Gold came from box four to score by half a lengths over Where’s Lorry ($5.10).

Best for last

Geelong August 7

WE HAD to wait until the last race to see the fastest time posted over the 400 metres on Sunday and that was 22.70 handed in by Holy Rioli in landing a Grade 5. Lining up in box six at $12.50, the Brett Hare trained sprinter saluted by four and a half lengths over Betsie ($2.20 fav), with Subtraction ($10.40) coming in third, three quarters of a length away. Holy Rioli, who’s won two of his 15 tries, is a son of Slater and Minnie Minor, owned by the Socks Syndicate. Shotsekter ran the equal BOD time of 26.02 to take out a 460 metres Grade 5. Sent to box seven at $6.10, the brindle chaser led throughout to score by seven lengths over Perfect Delight ($4.40), with Miss Elegant ($10.10) a length and three quarters back in third spot. Shotsekter, a son of Collision and Ultimate Intent, owned by Brad Sands, has now won two of his 12 runs. Sharing the 460 metres time honours with a gallop of 26.02 was Major Enforcer. The black galloper came from box eight in a Grade 5 at $4.20 to romp home a seven and three quarter lengths winner over Rufus Rex ($4.60), with a neck to third placed Eggy Morris ($2.90 fav). A winner of eight of his 35 starts, Major Enforcer was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner, Brett Dowler and for trainer, Brian Hodgson. Major Mavis brought up the litter double for Brett and Brian by registering 26.15 to land a 460 metres Grade 5.

Wearing the red vest as favourite at $2.10, the daughter of Black Enforcer and Violet Mavis accounted for Inclination ($2.80) and Princess Melanie ($18.30), with four and a half lengths both ways being the margins.

Favourite fuel Sale August 7

EVEN MONEY ($2.00) favourite, Fuel Pump took out the first leg of the Quaddie, a 440 metres Grade 5 on Sunday night. Coming from the outside trap, the Braden Finn trained chaser scored by four and a quarter lengths over Red Sole ($20.90), with Buckley Rose ($5.60) two and three quarter lengths further afield. Fuel Pump, a son of Knocka Norris and Poppy’s Angel, owned by John Walsh, stopped the clock at 25.25. Aston Jobson took the time honours over the 440 metres by clocking 25.24 to score in heat three of the Maiden when on debut. Sent to box two as favourite at $2.10, the son of Pure Octane and Cheeky Sprite bolted in by seven lengths over Bolt Von Zipper ($4.10), with Johnny’s Flame ($5.50) five lengths further astern. Aston Jobson, owned by Ray Borda, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Bill McMahon. The Anthony McVicker owned Surf Sticka completed the double for Bill by recording 25.41 to land a 440 metres Grade 5. The son of Knocka Norris and Surf Queen came from box four at $4.60 to beat Sinful Soul ($8.00) by a length, with Tom Tukan ($4.20) picking up third money, a length in arrears. David Curtain chimed-in with a double also, and Cool Duffy was his first leg when she ran 25.78 to take out heat two of the 440 metres Maiden. The daughter of Velocette and Cool Hayley made her debut from box four at $5.20 and saluted by two and a quarter lengths over Linton’s Boy ($2.90 fav), with Flaming Waters ($18.80) four and three quarter lengths further astern. Galaxy High for the Go Bones Syndicate gave Dave his double by returning the BON time of 29.96 to take out the 520 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Wearing the pink vest at $8.30, the daughter of Path To Power and Misty Lee beat Where’s Turner ($3.30) by a length, with Daintree Rocket ($4.40) picking up third money, four and three quarter lengths away. Galaxy High has now started 50 times and this was her 17th win.

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SLIPAWAY WILLY found a 450 metres Grade 5 a much easier assignment on Monday and scored in the BOD time of 25.72. Coming from box seven at $5.90, the Norm Wynd trained chaser saluted by three quarters of a length over Where’s Jacko ($6.20), with Cee Rioli ($4.20) two lengths back in third spot. Slipaway Willy, who’s won 12 of his 56 starts, is a son of Whisky Assassin and Slipaway Lass, owned by Barry Augustine. Kay Bee Douglas ran 26.03 when an all the way winner of a Tier 3 Maiden over 450 metres to provide trainer, John Higgins, with the first leg of a winning double. Sent to box one at $7.00, the Kevin Ward owned daughter of Premier Fantasy and Bo Douglas beat Horizon Fast ($3.00 fav) by two and a half lengths, with Barker’s Rumor ($4.80) a length and three quarters back in third spot. Classy Dude for the Brosvag Syndicate completed the double for John by recording 22.57 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box seven at $19.70, the son of Flying Penske and Just Cool got in by two and a quarter lengths over Real Control ($34.40), with Usain’s Fault ($3.10) the next to arrive, a length in arrears. Shauny Badtooth took the time honours over the 550 metres by clocking 31.57 when an easy all the way winner of a Grade 5. Rated at $3.30 out of box five, the Adam Richardson owned and trained galloper scored by seven lengths over Track Control ($28.90), with a neck to third placed Rusty Allie ($2.80 fav). Shauny Badtooth is a son of Where’s Pedro and drunken Dreams and at his 60th start, this was his 12th win. Leg Before registered the new PB and BOD time of 22.37 to take out a 390 metres Grade 5 in 22.53. Lining up in box eight as favourite at $1.90, the son of Kiowa Sweet Trey and Mrs. King defeated Doc’s Disciple ($4.50) by three quarters of a length, with McCue Magic ($7.60) three and three quarter lengths back in third spot. A winner of nine of his 27 starts, Leg Before is trained by Kevin Ashton for Matthew Prior.

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Outsider’s final

Cranbourne August 8

PRICE INCREASE, an outsider at $17.90, took out the 520 metres Novice Final on Monday night. Coming from box seven, the Darren McDonald trained chaser scored by a length over Where’s He Shall ($7.20), with Maxim Reality ($3.10 fav) two and a quarter lengths further afield. Price Increase, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Cheeky Sprite, owned by the Tuff Luck Syndicate, stopped the clock at 30.66. Darlyn Chris made it four wins on the trot when successful in a 311 metres Grade 5. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $2.40, the son of Where’s Pedro and Shazlyn saluted by a length and a half over Zero’s Hero ($7.60), with a length to third placed My Argument ($12.10). Darlyn Chris, who recorded 18.04, is trained by Robert Camilleri for Lyndel Annett. Iceman Raikkonen ran the BON time of 30.52 after leading throughout to score in the 520 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Drawn in box four as the popular elect at $2.20, the Jeff Britton trained chaser defeated Days Of Steam ($48.30) by five and three quarter lengths, with Coolan Miss ($3.70) three quarters of a length further adrift. A winner of 19 of his 65 outings, Iceman Raikkonen is a son of Solve The Puzzle and Shirl The Girl, owned by Allan Lie. Maxziva took time honours over the 311 metres by posting the new PB of 17.87 to take out the Free For All. Sent to box four at $13.00, the son of Pure Octane and Boney Maronie saluted by three quarters of a length over Grasmore ($19.50), with Axeman ($1.90 fav) collecting third money, a neck away. Maxziva is owned and trained by David Crawford and at his 37th start, this was his ninth win.

AGRA GREYHOUND OF THE MONTH - July 2011

SHEREEN BALE

Shereen Bale winning the Maturity at The Meadows.

AGRA RUN OF THE MONTH - July 2011

PUNK WARRIOR

Punk Warrior storms home to win a heat of the McKenna Memorial.

AGRA GREYHOUND RACING BREEDING RANKINGS END JULY 2011

Final bonus

Horsham August 8

CARLINGFORD FINN collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the Final of the 480 metres GRV VBIS Restricted Win Stake on Monday night. Coming from box five at $8.20, the Peter Carter trained chaser accounted for Space Power ($5.60) and Smokey Cheese ($3.30 fav), with a length and a half both ways being the margins. Carlingford Finn, a son of Where’s Pedro and Carlinford Tina, owned by the P And M Carter Syndicate, stopped the clock at 27.77. Arvo’s Gotcha clocked 23.45 to take out heat two of the Memorial Grade 5 over 410 metres. After lining up in box eight at $13.70, the son of Primo Uno and Arvo’s Olivia scored by two and a quarter lengths over Brandeen Marny ($1.50 fav), with Hiavackova ($12.30) seven and a half lengths further astern. Arvo’s Gotcha, owned by the Arvo’s Syndicate, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Mark Delbridge. The Sam Nikolakopulos owned Hill Top Sam completed the double for Mark by posting 23.64 to score in heat four of the 410 metres Memorial Grade 5. Drawn in box eight at $7.30, the son of Pure Octane and Miranda Bay got there by a nose over Oxley Destroyer ($2.70 fav), with Rusty Mahogany ($8.00) four and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Uno Stella Star recorded 32.95 to take out the 570 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $3.10, the Malcolm Hirtzel trained chaser saluted by three quarters of a length over Radiant ($3.50), with Pure Show ($4.80) five and a half lengths further afield. A winner of eight of his 45 starts, Uno Stella Star is a son of Primo Uno and Estella, owned by Xavier Davey. Molly Molloy took the time honours over the 480 metres by registering 27.30 to land the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The daughter of Premier Fantasy and Witch Magic came from box seven as favourite at $2.50 to beat Kid Colossus ($13.90) by seven and a half lengths, with Elite Lombo ($9.60) three and a quarter lengths back in third spot. Molly Molloy, who’s won 11 of her 24 starts, is trained by Craig Elliot for the Cypress Lodge Syndicate. Ella Allen posted the new PB and BON time of 23.40 after leading throughout to take out the 410 metres Mixed 3rd/4th Grade. The daughter of Collision and Clementine Bale wore the pink vest at $8.50 to account for Mandy Shiraz ($5.10) and Modern Stone ($68.60), with two and a quarter lengths by two lengths being the margins. Ella Allen is trained by Graeme Bate for Jan Wheeler, and at her 39th start, this was her ninth win.

AGRA GREYHOUND RACING RACING RANKINGS END JULY 2011

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