The Border Watch : January 3rd 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org GREYHOUND RACING 31 It’s been a long road for young pup OntheLure with DAVID LEWIS e THE year ended pretty well for Lee Bartholomew of Worrolong. Just Humphrey, which she trains and part-owns with husband Steve, won the Mount Gambier Greyhound-of-the-Year award. And then Just Humphrey’s dam, the rising nine-year-old Elite Touch, whelped what will be her fi nal litter just before Christmas. By Oaks Road, a son of Irish sire Spiral Nikita and a winner of more than $300,000, the litter produced only one pup – a black dog now known as Barney Junior or BJ for short. But for Bartholomew it was the best Christmas present she could have received following a frustrating two years with Elite Touch. The story of the well bred daughter of Elite State and Killarney Magic actually goes back four years ago following a handy career on the track which saw her win a dozen races including a couple at Angle Park. Confident she had a bitch with the credentials to warrant breeding with, Bartholomew opted for Vesuvio, a son of former top chaser Reggemite, and a winner of eight races from only 15 starts, as the sire for the fi rst mating. “To be quite honest the litter turned out to be very disappointing,” Bartholomew recalled this week. “Our hopes and dreams were shattered very quickly when the only winner was Final Touch which won one race over 400 metres at Tara Raceway. “However, we wanted to breed again with her and when she next came on season we used Cosmic Rumble, a winner of more than $300,000 and also a son of Spiral Nikita. ELITE PUP: He’s been a long time, but breeder, Lee Bartholomewbelieves it was worth the wait when leading dam, Elite Touch (pictured) recently whelped one black pup. “She came on season a couple of more times while the subsequent Cosmic Rumble litter was growing up but, following the fi rst litter, we were reluctant to breed again until the second litter hit the track.” Bartholomew needn’t have worried as it turned out because, besides Just Humphrey, Azumi Touch, Galactic Rumball and Hurry On Rita were all good winners. As was Barnicle (the original Barney), which 12 months ago was being declared a potential topliner prior to injury pre- Tara Raceway, Mount Gambier Race 1 *First 4* 1– 2–82 12.59pm THE BORDER WATCH OPEN MAIDEN STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m Best time BEE JAY’S SPIRIT David Peckham FLYING CRIA 3–6238 DAMONIC 4–7487 DEAN CO KATE 5–3352 OUT THIS WAY Benjamin Hughes Jesse Henderson David Fennell Brian Weis 9–6 6–3227 SHAKEIA BLAZE William Wilson 7–5374 BENARA COSMIC Tracie Price 8–3247 FAWN DAWN BLITZEM MISS David Fennell Allen Williams 10–6 SUPERWORKS Tracey Turnbull SELECTIONS: Out This Way, Flying Cria, Benara Cosmic, Shakeia Blaze Race 2 *First 4* 1–28 5– 6– 8– HICKLETON Tracie Price 2–38 BETTY’S MOMENT Kevin Breen 3–863 CASARITO 7–7734 YARD DUTY SASSY ANNA 10–6 Brendan Casey 9–6766 DOMAIN ROAD PLATINUM RUN 4–442 NORMA’S MOMENT Tracie Price PARAMOUNT THUNDA Captain Abbott WESTLAKE CUPIDO Cassandra Billington Ivor Dowdell Tracie Price Kevin Jakobi Tracey Turnbull SELECTIONS: Hickleton, Paramount Thunda, Westlake Cupido, Sassy Anna Race 3 TRACKSIDE MEATS STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Grade 6 *First 4* 1–2416 WINTER RISE 2–2653 PETE’S PET 3–5857 ALL THE STARS Best time Benjamin Hughes 24.03 Robert Duncan David Brodhurst 23.72 23.60 4–3244 MR. SPARTACUS Cassandra Billington 23.68 1.39pm 1.20pm LASER ELECTRICAL OPEN MAIDEN STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m Best time 24.13 24.76 24.67 24.45 24.17 23.87 31.07 31.36 32.41 31.18 31.00 30.98 31.02 Offi cial box draw for Mount Gambier (TAB) greyhound meeting to be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 Race 6 5–3338 ICEMAN LANG 6–7452 GEISHA ANGEL 7–2737 BOURNE HOLLY 8–8175 NIFTY NORRIS 9–4685 WHY NOT BEAU Brian Weis Raymond Keating 23.88 Connie Miller David Williams Anthony Harding 10–6685 CRYSTAL SPRINGS Bernard Rogers SELECTIONS: Pete’s Pet, Mr. Spartacus, Bourne Holly, Winter Rise Race 4 *First 4* 1–5625 OUR ELENA Tracie Price 6–5425 OUR HOUDINI Robert Duncan Barry Shepheard 1.55pm THE PRODUCE STORE GRADE 5 SERIES $545, $160, $80, 400m Best time 23.60 2–7374 MALDINI’S MOTION Cassandra Billington 23.51 3–1158 GODDESS GIRL Benjamin Hughes 4–7685 WEST ON XAVIER Tracie Price 5–8536 MR. MIKE 23.56 24.02 23.60 23.50 23.27 7–5547 AZUMI TOUCH Stephen I Bartholomew 23.30 8–7613 MEXICAN RAIDER David Brodhurst 9–5886 EXPLOSIVE ARROW Captain Abbott 10–8756 SUDDEN PANIC Allen Williams SELECTIONS: Our Elena, Azumi Touch, Our Houdini, West On Xavier Race 5 GAMBIER VETS GRADE 5 SERIES $545, $160, $80, 400m 1st leg extra double 1–7768 SUZY WHO *First 4* 2–7881 WHY NOT SAM Anthony Harding 3–2538 ROUSE FLYER 4–6674 WEST ON ZIGGY Tracie Price 5–1536 FLASH PRESTIGE Kevin Breen 6–5515 SCULL MAGIC 7–2867 ALOHA SPIRIT 8–4624 OENOPHILIAC 9–6776 REMO GHOST 10–76X8 BIG BENNY David Brodhurst Barry Shepheard Best time 24.82 23.79 Stephen V Bartholomew 23.57 David Peckham Tracie Price Raymond Keating SELECTIONS: Oenophiliac, Why Not Sam, Rouse Flyer, Aloha Spirit 23.23 23.73 Raymond Hawthorne 23.47 24.10 23.40 2.14pm 23.81 23.91 24.56 23.81 23.85 2.39pm BARRY’S DOOR SERVICES FREE FOR ALL $545, $160, $80, 512m 2nd leg extra double *First 4* 1–6115 ARBOUR MOLLY Barry Shepheard 2–1778 NATURAL MOMENT Tracie Price 3–3862 CAMO’S PRINNY Bernard Rogers 4–3887 TEN DOESCHATE Brendan Bunworth John Burow 7–1725 HEY SEXY LADY Tracie Price 8–1818 TEDDY’S MOMENT Tracie Price 9–4737 BLACK BARGAIN Ralph Patzel 10–2288 BIT BERGER Best time 23.45 23.35 23.53 23.44 5–1127 JUST HUMPHREY Lehanne Bartholomew 23.19 6–1827 SPIN A YARN Benjamin Hughes SELECTIONS: Hey Sexy Lady, Just Humphrey, Natural Moment, Arbour Molly Race 7 1st leg quadrella *First 4* 1– 7235 EUCHRE QUEEN David Fennell 2–118 MANILA EXPRESS Captain Abbott 3–3144 REX BEST 4–6864 BORNA RULE 5–5375 MURF’S ANGEL David Jones Robert Halliday David Peckham 6–2522 MADAM TRUFFLE Tracey Turnbull Tracey Turnbull 7–8572 PAT THE BAKER David Jones 8–3361 PACK RAT 9–6456 JACK WILKES 10–7866 FRED BEST David Fennell Toni Jones 3.02pm STEVE & LEE BARTHOLOMEW STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m Best time 30.63 30.91 30.82 31.18 30.48 30.92 30.89 30.68 SELECTIONS: Madam Truffl e, Murf’s Angel, Pat The Baker, Manila Express Race 8 2nd leg quadrella 3.23pm ALLESTREE HOLIDAY UNITS FREE FOR ALL $545, $160, $80, 512m 1–1216 PIPER’S PICK 2–5516 YOU GOT IT 3–6343 MACCABOY 4–3323 SIR LENNY 1st leg treble *First 4* Best time Barry Shepheard Andrew Graham 30.21 30.26 Brendan Bunworth 30.37 Brianna Bunworth 30.29 23.16 23.39 23.74 23.50 23.61 5–1127 STRIKING VIKING 6–4761 MY ILLUSION 7–7754 CODE CHANGE 8–3884 FANCIA RULE David Peckham Tracey Turnbull Brian Weis Robert Halliday 30.37 29.80 30.42 30.42 SELECTIONS: My Illusion, Piper’s Pick, Sir Lenny, Maccaboy Race 9 THE SOUTH EASTERN HOTEL STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Grade 5 3rd leg quadrella *First 4* 2nd leg treble 1–5768 EXFORD SUE 2–1663 MONTY’S LAD 3–1677 MENARI ROBIN 4–2334 LEROY KAHN 5–3236 CHILLY PATCH Anthony Harding Andrew Graham Brian Weis Tracie Price Allen Williams 6–4172 DIMORA STRINGER Tracie Price 7–4355 PRODIGIOUS BLUE Allen Williams 8–2751 IRISH ANGEL 9–7667 FLASHY ARROW Captain Abbott 10–8846 COROWA KID David Peckham Cristina Gason 1st leg double Best time 30.78 30.34 30.72 31.22 30.61 30.54 30.87 30.59 30.69 SELECTIONS: Irish Angel, Monty’s Lady, Dimora Stringer, Chilly Patch Race 10 METAL WORX STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Grade 5 4th leg quadrella *First 4* 3rd leg treble 1–4373 CRYER’S RUDDY Thomas Cryer 2–2224 BOURNE SURFER David Peckham 3–7422 FLAMING GOLD Tracie Price 4–4177 COOL TAPPIN’ 5–8376 ZAVITA 6–6443 OVER RULE 7–8852 TIGER KING 8–1835 LOVELESS MOMENT Tracie Price 9–7867 CYANIC HAZE 10–4786 PEKING DUCK Connie Miller Elizabeth Boers SELECTIONS: Flaming Gold, Bourne Surfer, Cryer’s Ruddy, Over Rule The Border Watch, Friday, January 3, 2014 - 31 2nd leg double Best time 30.48 Allen Williams David Brodhurst Robert Halliday Andrew Graham 30.30 30.25 30.44 30.39 30.31 30.53 30.11 30.26 4.02pm 3.42pm maturely ending his racing career. Such was the success of the litter that Elite Touch was the leading dam at Tara Raceway in 2012 and fi nished a close third last year. “We were now keen to make up for lost time,” Bartholomew said, “but Elite Touch then missed at her next two matings. “Now we were starting to run out of time so when she recently came on season we thought we would have one more go and sought veterinary assistance. “It was determined that she had low progesterone levels so progesterone supplements were administered twice a week following the mating. “Seven weeks into the pregnancy a scan revealed the presence of one pup and a fortnight later a big black dog pup was delivered by caesarean. “I have to say it was a long and horrible nine weeks and it was certainly a costly venture. But when I look at BJ I reckon it was all worth it.” Putting things in perspective GLENCOE trainer Dean Fennell’s wife Edna, who recently won a daily double raffl e at Tara Raceway, came up with a classic quote after receiving the $20 fi rst prize. “Gee, that’s certainly better than backing Dean’s dogs.” A pleasing debut LOCAL racecaller Chris Buttigieg would have been pleased with the third placing debut of 18-month-old Dr Danny at Warrnambool last week. Dr Danny is the dog Buttigieg paid more than $11,000 for at the recent Bendigo Ready-to-Race sales. Tarpeena trainer Allen Williams opted to start the son of Aston Jobson off in a heat of the VBIS maiden feature over 450 metres on Boxing Day. Jumping from box seven, the 28 kilogram Dr Danny showed good early pace to be in third place before appearing to get lost mid race. But once turning for home, the black dog really knuckled down and fi nished full of running to go down by less than three lengths. The effort saw Dr Danny go through to a VBIS semi-fi nal which was run last night.
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