The Daily Telegraph (NSW) Punters Club greyhound Carlson Bale opened up in scintillating form on Monday night with a 12 length victory in his maiden race at Richmond Greyhound Racing Club.
The first of the Punters Club stars to take to the track in an official race, Carlson Bale started the 535 metre race a little slow but by the first turn he was in front and then he motored away to score a convincing victory in a sizzling 30.67 seconds, to the enjoyment of punters at the track and also in pubs, workplaces and homes across the state.
Trainer Brendan Wheeler was delighted with the win and said Carlson Bale would compete in the maiden final next Monday again at Richmond before plotting a racing programme for the budding star.
Carlson Bale paid $1.60 for the win on the TAB.
The Punters Club is the brainchild of Racing NSW which has included Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and Harness Racing NSW in the Punters Club to present promotions and opportunities for new punters to sample what racing has to offer.
Every member of The Punters Club shares in the ownership of horses and greyhounds as well as being entitled to special offers and promotions within the club. The Punters Club is free to join and all you have to do is pick up a copy of The Daily Telegraph or The Sunday Telegraph, find the coupon, complete and send it in and you are ready to be a member.
The Gai Waterhouse trained thoroughbreds Geffen and Nightofthegeneral and the Peter Morris trained pacer Goodforall are yet to race in the Punters Club colours at this stage but are expected to be in action in the next couple of weeks.
As part of the Punters Club promotions, this coming Saturday night, the first 500 people through the gates of Wentworth Park in Sydney, with a completed Punters Club Membership coupon from either The Daily Telegraph or the Sunday Telegraph will gain free entry to the track.
There is also a great competition on Saturday night, for all those people that bring their completed punters club coupon to the track they will be entered into the draw to win one of 5 Extreme Experiences. These will be drawn out during the night.
Punters will have a chance to win a Dive with Sharks for 2 people, 5 Hot Laps in a V8 race Car for 2, a tandem sky dive, an offshore speed boat experience for 4 or an aerobatic flight in a tiger moth for 2.