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Thursday’s Brisbane Quaddie Starts Near $34,000

Thursday night’s Quadrella carryover at Albion Park has reached an enormous $33,779 and it will be a very hard task to ‘crack’.

The ‘Quaddie’ on races five, six, seven and eight is sure to entice the punters this Thursday night at the Breakfast Creek-based Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club.

In Race Five, the fifth grade Give Me Five at Stud 520m, Gidgee Glider has drawn box one, and will be a top contender alongside Velocity Trish and Tombstone Jack.
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Brisbane’s Best Greyhounds To Produce Fireworks On NYE

Albion Park’s New Year’s Eve race meeting is sure to produce fireworks with a top quality cast lines up for the New Year’s Eve trophy.

Now confirmed Brisbane Greyhound of the Year Premier Chief will take on Group Two winning greyhound High Earner, emerging speedster Black attack and the in-form Yikes in the race.

While Premier Chief finished behind Yikes on Monday night, the second placing was enough to secure his spot as Brisbane’s top dog for 2009.
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Can Santino Win A Second Big Dog 600m Race?

A second trophy over his specialist 600m may be on the cards for Santino Marella, lining up in the Heats of the Big Dog Challenge this Thursday night in Brisbane.

The Stephen Rolph-trained middle distance star found the line in impressive form during the Winter Carnival to take out the Group Three Big Dog Cup, and now has his eye on the Big Dog Challenge.

The Big Dog Challenge is in its second year and will feature two strong heats, with the final next week.
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Cindeen Shelby Aims Up For A Group One Quaddie

Australian Greyhound of the Year hot favourite Cindeen Shelby will size up a fourth Group One win in 12-months when she lines up for the 2009 Sky Racing Brisbane Cup at Albion Park this Thursday night.

The talented southern sprinter wowed Brisbane regulars in her return to Albion Park in six months in the heats showing her elite abilities to win her heat in the second fastest qualifying time of 29.99.

The Kel Greenough-trained performer made a huge improvement on her Winter Carnival campaign in July earlier this year, where she had two starts for one second.
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Group One Brisbane Cup Heats Tonight At Albion Park

Australia’s top sprinters will ascend on Albion Park tonight in a bid to pick up Group One glory and a spot in the $55,000 to the winner Sky Racing Brisbane Cup Final.

It will be a clash of the elite versus the Albion Park specialists in the five heats of the flagship race of the Brisbane Summer Carnival.

In Heat One, Kel Greenough’s triple Group One winning bitch Cindeen Shelby should start favourite jumping from box four.
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Mr Metz Looks For Second Final Win Within A Week

Emerging youngster Mr Metz will back up in this weeks Greyhound Queensland Young Guns as favourite after winning Capalaba’s inaugural Jimmy Roy Capalaba Cup.

The Ron Ball-trained promising star won on the straight track in a blistering 19.92 on Saturday, after blitzing his heat for the Young Guns on last Thursday night in 30.18.

Mr Metz has drawn box three in Thursday night’s $10,000 final, which will be only his third start on the track, and if he wins will uphold his perfect record in Brisbane.
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Mr. Metz A Hot Thing In Young Guns Heats

Promising young greyhound Mr. Metz will be firing this Thursday night when he makes his return to Albion Park this Thursday night.

The Ron Ball-trained performer will line up in the Greyhounds Queensland Limited (GQL) Young Guns Heats after having more than a month’s break from Brisbane where he won in 30.13 on debut.

Mr Metz had a freshen up over the straight at Capalaba last Saturday, for another dominant win, and looks to be a strong favourite even from box five in Heat Three (Race Four) at Albion Park.
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Bogie Blue Draws Red Again At Albion Park

Ryan Ayre’s speedy chaser Bogie Blue will jump from box one again this week after winning solidly on Monday night from the same box.

The Lindale Blue – Bogie Benz performer will start in this week’s Big Dog Racing Supplements Best Eight over 520m, and on Monday ran a very sharp first sectional of 5.78, and finished in 30.49 despite some strong winds on the night.

However, Thursday night’s field will be slightly harder for Bogie Blue, with Ron Ball’s kennel star Ryan’s A Rocket in box five and consistent dog Premier Chief in box three.
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Molly Campbell Silver Dollars Heats Up Tonight

The heats of the Molly Campbell Silver Dollars will ignite Albion Park with some of Brisbane’s best emerging chasers this Thursday night.

The feature trophy race worth $5,000 to the winner is named after renowned greyhound enthusiast and Queensland Greyhound Form Guide pioneer, Molly Campbell, who started the Molly Campbell Silver Collar in 1974 at Capalaba.

The Collar was later relocated to Albion Park in 1997 and renamed the Molly Campbell Silver Dollars. Sadly, Molly Campbell passed away in 1998 but the race continues on in her legacy.
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Emerging Chaser Draws Lucky Red At Albion Tonight

Rising youngster Orara Flash was the name on everyone’s lips last week after joining only an elite group who have broken 30-seconds at Albion Park.

The Gary Smith-trained performer has progressed into a quality fourth grade this week, and it seems the racing gods are on her also, drawing box one in the Big Dog Pet Foods 520m.

The Bond – Sweet Elite youngster sped home last week in 29.97 from the same box, posting a blistering first sectional of 5.71.
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National Sprint Champ Put Through His Paces

Group One National Sprint Champion Dashing Corsair is sizing up four straight wins in just two weeks.

The Dwyer Lennon-trained performer won well last Thursday night at Albion Park, then backed up on Saturday to win at very short odds at Capalaba in the heats of the Michael Miller Memorial.

The top greyhound is now favourite for the final at the Capalaba straight track this Saturday, but will contest the first and second grade Imagetec Free For All this Thursday night at Albion Park.
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Top Brisbane Greyhounds On Home Stretch For GOTY

The Brisbane Club’s annual Greyhound of the Year competition is heating up with four top performers within a win of each other.

Leading the table is consistent greyhound Luva Drink, then National sprint champion Dashing Corsair, followed by High Earner and Ryan’s A Rocket.

Aside from High Earner, who is a reserve in the Paws of Thunder final in Sydney, the top competitors will be racing for the top position this Thursday night, lining up in separate top races at Albion Park.
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Punting Storm Warning At Brisbane Greyhounds This Thursday

Marathon racing will run alongside a 395m sprint this Thursday night for the A-Team Thunder and Lightning races.

Both sponsored by breeding gurus the A-Team, the Thunder is the return of marathon racing to Albion Park starting from the 395m boxes to total 832m in distance, while the annual Lightning Series Final will showcase Brisbane’s best sprinters over 395m.

The last marathon race to be seen at Albion Park was in June 1993, from the 520m boxes (over 957m in total) but was stopped after safety concerns due to the extreme distance.
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Queensland Pubs To Go Head To Head At Albion Park

The Pub TABs in seven Queensland-based hotels will erupt tonight for the 2009 SUREpick Publicans’ Cup.

The $7,600 mixed final is an annual race which sees various Queensland pubs sponsor the night to have a greyhound represent its establishment in the race in the hope of winning the Publicans’ Purse.
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Queensland Leg Of International Race At Albion Park

The inaugural Sister Cities Cup will kick off with the Queensland qualifier this Thursday night at Albion Park.

Several top chasers will line up for their shot at a spot in the $27,000 final, which will see two greyhounds qualify through from the Sister Club’s of Adelaide, Christchurch, Auckland and Brisbane.

The Sister Cities Cup was originally the Sister City Cup, a race between Christchurch and Adelaide, however was expanded this year to include New Zealand’s capital and the Sunshine State.
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Voodoo Prince Aims Up Five Straight Wins

Emerging greyhound racing star Voodoo Prince is looking to win five straight this Thursday night at Albion Park after smashing the 30-second mark over 520m last week.

The Rachel Scott-trained performer posted a personal best last week at the Creek of 29.95 from box four, and will line up in the same box this week in the second and third grade Cartwright Property Group 520m (Race 7).

The Wild Voodoo – Lady Grove dog made a statement in Darwin last month beating Group One sprinter and stayer Queen Lauryn in the heats of the Darwin Cup with a record breaking time.
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Robartson A Fair Chance Of Heading To Perth

Top Queensland trainer Christine Robartson would be heading into Thursday night confident of a spot in the Schweppes National Sprint final after gaining three entries in the final of the Brisbane leg.

Mrs Robartson swept the heats last Thursday night at Albion Park, picking up one win with Group Two winner High Earner, and the Quinella in a separate heat with Another Request and Yikes, respectively.

The Schweppes National Sprint and Distance finals will be run in Perth in September, a field made up of winners of each State’s leg of the race series.
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Queenslanders Take Thier Shot At Nationals Glory

The Queensland contenders for the 2009 Schweppes National Distance and Sprint finals will go head to head this Thursday night in Brisbane.

Top quality fields will have the punters studying their form closely, as the nominated greyhounds look to qualify for next week’s finals over 520m and 710m.

The winners of next week’s finals will then qualify for the Final in Perth in September to represent Queensland.
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National Sprint & Distance Contenders Prepare Thurs Night

Albion Park this Thursday night will come alive as the top greyhounds prepare for next week’s Scweppes National Sprint and Distance qualifiers.

Thursday night’s card features an array of stayers and sprinters who will all be vying for a spot in the finals in Perth in the coming weeks.

Promising young stayer Miss Amy Jade is one which has been running well in the hopes off getting through next week.
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Brisbane Crowd Favourite Searches For Four Straight Wins

The eruption of cheers in recent weeks at Albion Park hasn’t only been for the Group finals of the Winter Carnival.

Local stayer Seminole has had the punters on their feet in his last three starts bolting home to win consecutive fifth, fourth and third grade Thursday night 710m races.

Seminole is sure to have the crowd on her side again this week when she lines up for the Best Eight Presidents Cup in Brisbane, worth $5,000 to the winner.
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Improved Velocette Aims For Back To Back Group Wins

Southern sprinting sensation Velocette will take his shot at a fourth straight win in Brisbane in the Group One Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup Final this Thursday night.

The Graeme Bate-trained chaser has won his past three starts at Albion Park, including his heat and final win in the Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup where he collected a $25,000 winner’s cheque with a swift time of 29.90.

The Group One Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup is the curtain closer for the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival in Brisbane, and is worth $50,000 to the winner.
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Winter Carnival Showdown In Group 1 Carnival Cup Heats

Three of the four Group race winners from the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival will join a barrage of top interstate talent this Thursday night at Albion Park for the heats of the Group One Garrards Winter Carnival Cup 520m.

Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup (710m) winner Queen Lauryn, Group Two Brandons Queensland Derby winner High Earner and last week’s Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup winner Velocette will all be vying for a place in next week’s $74,000 final.

The Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup is the closing night of Brisbane’s Winter Carnival which features five group races and a series of feature races held from June to July.
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High Earner’s Prizemoney Total Heading To $138,000

In the same week close blood relation El Galo has officially been retired to stud a little over $10,000 short of the $530,995 Australian Prizemoney Record held by Rapid Journey; early Imagetec Gold Coast Cup favourite High Earner will have his shot this Thursday night at a fourth Group Two win to take his prizemoney earnings to nearly $140,000.

The Queensland Derby and West Australia Derby winner will line up in box eight in the Imagetec Gold Coast Cup at Albion Park and has lead the betting at 3-1 since qualifying in last Thursday night’s heats.

The Group Two Gold Coast Cup is worth $38,000 in total prizemoney, including a $25,000 winner’s cheque.
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Superstayers Invitational A Battle Of The Sexes

Australia’s four best available stayers will line up this Thursday night in the annual Hawkins Media Solutions Superstayers at Albion Park.

While the race will be missing original invitees Queen Lauryn, who is on season, and Lady Moscato, who was injured last week in Brisbane, the $22,000 battle will see four outstanding greyhounds go head to head.

The field is a true battle of the sexes with top bitches Lilley Criminal, in box one, and Amity Bale in box three taking on the best dogs, Mantra Lad in box five and Forty Twenty in box seven.
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Fastest Qualifier Draws Top Box For Big Dog Cup

Top performer Santino Marella is sure to head into Thursday night’s Group 3 Big Dog Queensland Cup at Albion Park as favourite after drawing box two in the final.

The Stephen Rolf-trained, Surf Lorian-dog dominated his heat winning by almost six lengths and in a blistering time of 34.97.

Jumping from box two tonight, the classy middle-distance runner only made the step up to 600m for the first time last week, and will be looking to take the $15,000 winner’s cheque in only his second start.
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Queensland Derby Night The Best In Years

The bookies will have trouble deciding opening prices this Thursday night at Albion Park for the running of the 36th Group Two Queensland Derby.

The exciting heats last week produced a multitude of potential winners, and the box draw has evened the $38,000 race considerably.

To make doing the form more difficult, Setanta has been scratched from the race, which makes way for Group One Maturity winner Fedex to fill the box five vacancy and confirm the best Queensland Derby field in years.
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All Stars Battle In Brisbane For Queensland Derby

The Sky Channel Winter Chasing Carnival at Albion Park continues to heat up as Australia’s best young male sprinters line up this Thursday for the Group Two Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby.

The heats feature all-star fields of Group dogs from around Australia and they are sure to produce one of the best Queensland Derbys in the history of Brisbane Greyhound racing.

The $38,000, 520m final will take place next Thursday, 18th June.
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Brisbane Gold Cup To Confirm Australia’s Best Stayer

The title of Australia’s best stayer will be contested this Thursday night when the country’s best go head to head for the first time in the Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup Final.

A barrage of 710m stayers will descend on Albion Park, after form prevailed in the heats last week seeing only the best make it through to Thursday’s $74,000 final.

Among them are, Sandown Cup winner Mantra Lad, Tasmanian champion Chinatown Lad, the Queen of greyhound racing Queen Lauryn, solid performer Lady Moscato and emerging youngster Forty Twenty.
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Group 1 Gold Cup Heats At Albion Park Thursday

Australia’s best stayers will line up at Albion Park this Thursday night for their shot at Group One glory in the Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup (710m).

The three quality heats are sure to draw a crowd with top stayers Chinatown Lad, Mantra Lad, Forty Twenty, Lady Moscato, Queen Lauryn, Risk It, Others Quoted and Headley Bale among the starters all vying for a spot in the $74,000 final on June 4.

The Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup boasts a rich $50,000 winner’s cheque.
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Forty Twenty Set To Kick A Goal Thursday Night

Eyes at the St George-Illawarra Leagues Club will be glued to Sky Channel this Thursday night when Forty Twenty lines up in the Garrards Winter Chase Final.

The John Heard-trained dog, owned by a syndicate from the St George-Illawarra Club named the ‘Bennett and Partners syndicate’, has drawn box one in this week’s final after dominating his heat in his first start on the track in a time of 41.89.

The $7,600 Garrard’s Winter Chase Final is a prelude to the upcoming Sky Channel Winter Chasing Carnival, which opens with the Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup 710m heats next week.
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