The Border Watch : October 25th 2013
44 GREYHOUND RACING OntheLure with DAVID LEWIS e LAST Sunday’s Mount Gambier heats of the SA Country Cup, despite falling away due to scratchings, produced a couple of worthy representatives in Moorak Hope and Arbour Elvis. And the pair should be competitive in Sunday week’s fi nal at Gawler. Especially with greyhound trainers Tracie Price and Barry Shepheard going out of their way to ensure their dogs have a run on the track prior to the $5000 series being decided. One of the stipulations of the country series, back on the calendar after a threeyear absence, was that greyhounds were required to have started at least twice on the track they were attempting to represent. Well, where was Rouse Flyer? He’s raced at Tara Raceway on eight occasions and is arguably the best dog going around the local track at the moment. No, he didn’t fi t the residential qualifi cations even though he’s now based at Glencoe. What about Our Testa Talken then? He’s been around the track more times than the tractor that tows the grader. Actually it’s round about 40 but he was also ineligible due to the fact that he’s kennelled in Portland. These are just a couple of examples. Surely a stipulation of eight or so starts on the track within a reasonable time frame would eliminate the “hit and run” greyhounds and be a fairer option for those who regularly support the local club – irrespective of where they are based. The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club relies heavily on Victorian trainers, particularly from the Portland area, to support the weekly Tara Raceway meetings. In fact, such is their support that they are considered “locals”. Not locals though when it comes to the Country Cup. In other words, you’re welcome most of the time but not when there’s a $5000 race up for grabs. As for the provincial club Gawler being included in the Country Cup. Well that’s another story. STILL TRAINING WINNERS: Amanda Darmanin and Ralph Patzel pictured at Tara Raceway last Sunday with smart 400 metre winner Black Bargain. Meanwhile, Greyhound Racing SA racing manager Shaun Mathieson was at Tara Raceway on Sunday afternoon and met one-on-one with industry participants. “I received a great response from local owners and trainers and was very impressed by the manner in which people aired their VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au It’s time to let the ‘locals’ in views. It certainly wasn’t a waste of time coming down,” he said. Suggestions put to Mathieson will be tabled at a forthcoming review panel meeting in Adelaide. Still training winners COURSE photographer Todd Nicholson recently came up with an interesting piece of memorabilia in the form of an old racing program from the Glenburnie days. This was for the South East Greyhound Racing Club’s Gala Opening Day of Sunday, June 24, 1979 which was the “dress rehearsal” for the fi rst registered meeting held a fortnight later. Current-day trainer Connie Miller had greyhounds engaged at the meeting as did Ralph Patzel who in fact won a Lucky Dog Maiden over 289 metres with his white and fawn bitch Aqualair. “I remember Aqualair well,” Patzel said this week. “She also raced at the fi rst registered meeting on July 7, 1979 and won the fi rst race ever conducted at Glenburnie.” Tara Raceway, Mount Gambier Race 1 *First 4* 2– 1–2523 GEISHA ANGEL Raymond Keating MY DADDY ALF Toni Jones 4–26 5– 3–6447 ALL AT SEA DAMONIC PIN UP BOY 6–66 AKASHA 9–6748 DEAN CO KATE Richard Clayfi eld Darren Henderson John Burow Michael Niele 7–5477 MAGICAL RICKY Ralph Patzel 8–5566 DAENERYS Bernard Rogers David Fennell 24.34 24.68 24.68 24.12 24.21 10–78 BARBAROSE BOY Peter Brouwer SELECTIONS: All At Sea, Geisha Angel, Damonic, Daenerys Race 2 LASER ELECTRICAL OPEN MAIDEN STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m *First 4* 1–7432 LANA KANE 2–283 MR. JOE 3– 5– 6–5 LADY WILKES 7–7875 STAR GLORY 8–5 Raymond Keating Robert Duncan David Fennell 4–6467 EXPLOSIVE ARROW Captain Abbott NOISEMAKER TWISTEX David Jones Toni Jones Ivor Dowdell 9–85 MAGIC TWIST 10–8858 BULLBAR GIN SLOW COOKER Peter Brouwer Josephine Virgo Anthony Harding SELECTIONS: Lana Kane, Mr. Joe, Explosive Arrow, Noisemaker Race 3 TRACKSIDE MEATS STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Grade 6 *First 4* 1–4638 POINT BOO William Wilson Best time 30.99 2–174 MR. SPARTACUS Cassandra Billington 3–815 WESTLAKE PRINZ Cassandra Billington 31.03 1.39pm Best time 24.29 24.01 24.02 23.95 24.66 1.04pm THE BORDER WATCH OPEN MAIDEN STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m Best time 23.99 Offi cial box draw for Mount Gambier (TAB) greyhound meeting to be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 Race 6 4–5645 DAVID BEST 5–3887 JACK WILKES 6–8867 BOSSY BEST 7–5826 OSTI’S MOMENT 8–6775 BOB WILKES Toni Jones David Fennell Toni Jones Michael Niele David Fennell 31.07 30.89 31.11 30.99 31.02 SELECTIONS: Westlake Prinz, David Best, Osti’s Moment, Point Boo Race 4 THE PRODUCE STORE STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Grade 6 *First 4* 1–3354 TOY SUPREME 2–6836 BILLY KAHN 3–3234 TIPPETT 1.20pm 4–8641 MENARI ROBIN Michael Niele David Peckham Bernard Rogers Brian Weis 5–3213 ROMEO BLUE BOY Bernard Rogers 6–4412 PETE’S PET 7–8415 YAP YAP GALO 8–5648 INDIGO MAGIC 9–1787 WATTLE ROSE Robert Duncan Peter Brouwer 10–8854 FLASH PRESTIGE Kevin Breen SELECTIONS: Pete’s Pet, Billy Kahn, Romeo Blue Boy, Menari Robin Race 5 1st leg extra double 1–3413 AZUMI TOUCH *First 4* 2–2524 WALKAWAY AGAIN Michael Niele 3–4415 BOSS OSTI Michael Niele 4–1616 OSTI’S VICTORY Michael Niele 2.14pm BARRY’S DOOR SERVICES MIXED STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Mixed 2/3/4 Best time Stephen Bartholomew 23.30 23.27 23.69 23.44 5– Vacant box 6–5475 BRAN NUE NITE Anthony Harding 7–4372 HEAVY DUTY PA David Peckham 8–311 MR. MIKE Robert Duncan 23.88 23.28 23.50 SELECTIONS: Heavy Duty PA, Mr. Mike, Walkaway Again, Azumi Touch Looking for a great outing? Greyhound Racing This FRIDAY • Full bar & catering facilities available • First race 1:34pm • TAB on course Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier Come & take a look at the fastest sport on legs! 619716 44 - The Border Watch, Friday, October 25, 2013 Best time 23.90 24.29 23.75 23.89 23.90 23.72 23.93 Lehanne Bartholomew 23.65 Andrew Graham 23.84 24.41 1.55pm 2.32pm ALLESTREE HOLIDAY UNITS STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Grade 5 2nd leg extra double *First 4* 1–6677 STORNAWAY LAD Andrew Graham 2–4583 SCULL MAGIC 3–8553 BIT BERGER 4–3322 OSTI’S EXPLORER Michael Niele 5–6666 BRAN NUE DAE 6–4211 ARCTIC OSTI 7–2228 BANKSIA ROSE Best time 23.40 Stephen Bartholomew Anthony Harding Michael Niele 8–4737 MALDINI’S MOTION Cassandra Billington 23.51 9–6586 EXFORD SUE 10–6477 COOL PICK Andrew Graham Anthony Harding Captain Abbott 23.52 SELECTIONS: Banksia Rose, Osti’s Explorer, Scull Magic, Stornaway Lad Race 7 GAMBIER VETS FREE FOR ALL $545, $160, $80, 512m 1st leg quadrella *First 4* 1–6414 SISTER AUNTY CUZ David Peckham 2–4661 SUPER PICK 3–6312 BOURNE SURFER David Peckham 4–1373 FANCIA RULE 5–8322 LIKA GEM Allen Williams 6–1631 ROUSE FLYER 7–3811 ARBOUR ELVIS 8–4152 MONTY’S WAY 9–4344 CODE CHANGE 10–6818 TOKEN RULE Barry Shepheard Robert Halliday Barry Shepheard Barry Shepheard Andrew Graham Brian Weis Robert Halliday SELECTIONS: Monty’s Way, Rouse Flyer, Arbour Elvis, Bourne Surfer Race 8 2nd leg quadrella 3.12pm N.F. McDONNELL MEMORIAL GRADE 5 SERIES $545, $160, $80, 512m 1–1278 WHY NOT SAM 2–7844 LITTLE ODESSA 1st leg treble *First 4* Best time Anthony Harding Toni Jones 30.64 30.50 Best time 30.57 30.28 30.36 30.42 30.06 30.26 30.28 30.23 30.42 30.15 2.49pm 23.57 Benjamin Hughes 24.35 23.54 23.77 23.80 24.14 3–3345 OVER RULE 4–1172 ALOHA SPIRIT 5–2636 COOL TAPPIN’ 6–1281 BLACK BARGAIN 7–2425 ARBOUR MOLLY 8–6767 REMO GHOST Robert Halliday David Peckham Allen Williams Ralph Patzel Barry Shepheard SELECTIONS: Over Rule, Arbour Molly, Cool Tappin’, Black Bargain Race 9 3rd leg quadrella *First 4* 2nd leg treble 3.32pm N.F. McDONNELL MEMORIAL GRADE 5 SERIES $545, $160, $80, 512m 1–2751 MALSEED MAGIC Richard Clayfi eld 2–8788 SUMO POWER 3–3277 BENT FENDER 4–4764 TIGER KING 5–1333 STRIKING VIKING David Peckham 6–8885 WHERE ZA RULE Robert Halliday 7–4847 OUR HOUDINI 8–6346 REX BEST SELECTIONS: Striking Viking, Malseed Magic, Where Za Rule, Sumo Power Race 10 4th leg quadrella *First 4* 3rd leg treble 3.52pm N.F. McDONNELL MEMORIAL GRADE 5 SERIES $545, $160, $80, 512m 1–2134 BOURNE AGAIN David Peckham 2–3457 MADAME BETSY Raymond Keating 3–8666 FRED BEST 4–6556 MONTY’S LAD David Jones 5–4754 ARCADIA TRIVETT Connie Miller 6–2433 YOUR A WALLY 7–3211 COLVILLE Andrew Graham Michael Niele Allen Williams 8–5584 CRYER’S RUDDY Thomas Cryer SELECTIONS: Bourne Again, Colville, Cryer’s Ruddy, Your A Wally 2nd leg double Best time 30.00 31.07 30.68 30.52 30.40 30.51 1st leg double Best time 30.76 Darren Henderson 30.53 Stephen Bartholomew Andrew Graham 30.69 30.37 Barry Shepheard David Jones 30.10 30.48 32.12 30.31 31.36 30.62 30.28 Raymond Keating 30.43 More than 30 years on, the pair is still training winners with Black Bargain scoring a good win over 400 metres at Tara Raceway last Sunday for the Mount Gambier-based Patzel. Interestingly, Bright Option won the fi rst race at the Lake Terrace East venue on January 25, 1997 for Glenroy trainer Richard Clayfi eld who also was successful last Sunday with the West Gambier Cricketers’ greyhound Malseed Magic. But briefl y back to the “dress rehearsal” meeting. Another division of the Lucky Dog Maiden was won by Tara Fashion. She was trained by Joan Cruise, the mother of Lee Bartholomew, who kept the tradition going last Sunday when Just Humphrey continued on his winning way at Tara Raceway. And an advertisement in the program wishing the club every success in their new venture had been placed by “Barry Maney Ford and Staff.” Not too sure if any of that staff is involved in the BMG syndicate greyhound Our Houdini which will race this afternoon.
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