The recent decision by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) to move feature races into high profile timeslots has reaped immediate benefits for the code, GRNSW Chief Executive Brent Hogan announced today.
Wagering data received from Tabcorp shows a significant and immediate increase in turnover.
â€śNSW TAB turnover on last Friday nightâ€™s race meeting at The Gardens, which included the final of the Group Two Multicam Black Top, was just over $600,000. That is a 17% increase on the average turnover being achieved in that timeslot this season,â€ť Hogan said.
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Local trainers took home the majority of the “spoils” at last Friday’s Casino program, with three trainers preparing doubles. Janice Mc Lean started proceedings with the win of Farmer’s Image in the opening event.
She crossed over from the eight box to grab the fence at the first bend before racing away to score by 4 1/4 lengths in a handy 23.19. Two races later, litter sister Bond Beauty repeated the dose when she railed well all of the way to win her maiden heat in 23.75.
To keep the trend going Peter Simpson won two heats of the Blue Paws series. The well graded Rose Chalice made a “one act affair” of her heat by going straight to the front and winning by a mere 12 3/4 lengths. She clocked a very speedy 27.22.
Not to be outdone, kennel mate Wicked Twist also began like a rocket, and held on valiantly over the concluding stages to win by a half head in 27.53.
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Blazing Bonfire returned to her best form to lead all of the way in the Rapidvite stake at Casino last Friday. She is normally a fast beginner, but hasn’t been the best to begin at her last few starts at Tweed Heads.
Relishing the return to her home track, she gave nothing else a chance winning by 4 1/2 lengths in the handy time of 27.78. Chris Supple prepares the son of Primo Uno for his son Paul, and now that she has broken back into the winners circle there may be more wins in store.
Kevin Ackling is another trainer who has been who has been racing on the Tweed, and he bought Jim Adios back to Casino to win the Charcoal Inn stake. Settling in behind the leaders, he obtained a dream rails run when there was jostling up front to race to the lead. Going right on with the job he raced away to win by 4 1/4 lengths in 23.39.
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The unusually named Rinhals made it two wins in three days when he won the Country Energy stake at Casino last Friday.
Spearing out from box six, the Shane Robinson trained sprinter set up a winning break at the winning post the first time, and from there the result was never in doubt.
Punters had him short in the market after his all of the way win the previous Tuesday, and they never had a worry as he won in similar fashion, clocking 27.69 for the 484 metres.
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In a rare occurance, three staying races were contested at last Friday’s meeting, and they were dominated by local trainer Daryl Schaffer who landed two of the winners.
Daryl’s breed all seem to handle the staying trip, and it was no surprise to see Brooke Trip land the money in the Vietnam Veterans stake. She won by a half head, and ran 36.00 seconds.
Kennel mate Madeleine Trick, who has a promising future, led all of the way in the following race, and recorded 35.72. All of her three wins have been at Casino where she is very adept on the grass surface.
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After a week of constant travelling, former NSW Young Trainer of the Year Neil Falls returned to home base to secure a winning double last Friday.
Highly fancied maiden performer Genista Diamond got the show on the road when he scored an impressive victory in race nine. Although slow to begin, she was able to punch up to be in a prominent position as they turned into the back section.
Railing superbly, she grabbed the front going to the top turn before going on to win by 2 3/4 lengths. In the following event the much improved Maxie’s Chariot won his heat of the Blue Paws Sprint to convert the “double.” He grabbed the premier position as the went through the catching pen, and went to the line strongly to win by 3 1/4 lengths. He clocked a speedy 27.31.
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The trend of multiple wins for trainers continued on Friday with Shane Robinson landing a winning treble.
New arrival to the kennel, Mantic’s Pride opened the account when she led throughout in the Ranvet stake.
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Casino Cup winner Gazza Shiraz will have punters raising a glass if he can make it four consecutive wins at Albion Park tomorrow night. After winning the group three heat and then Cup final on the grass at Casino, Gazza Shiraz has been in fine form with a win at Brisbane last Monday over 520m.
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Fastest qualifier Gazza Shiraz again proved too strong in taking out the Charcoal Inn Casino Cup Final last Friday. Early pacemaker Kay Size State looked all over a winner at the top turn after running some fast sectionals, but when the pressure came, it was left to Gazza Shiraz to power home.
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Australiaâ€™s only grass TAB track celebrates its cup meeting today with a cracking Group 3 contest sure to burn up the picturesque Casino circle in the feature event worth $15,000 to the winner.
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Gazza Shiraz set the time standard of 27.29 in winning his heat of the Charcoal Inn Casino Cup last Friday. Usually a good beginner, he was a little tardy on box rise, but threaded his way through to grab the front at the top turn. He raced away to win impressively by 3 3/4 lengths. He is trained by the old master Paul Cauchi for local owner Terry Jordan.
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Local trainer Julie Gauld has only two greyhounds in work, and both scored emphatic wins at last Friday’s Casino meeting.
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Nimbin trainer Lesley Green is having a great run with her greyhounds at present, and it continued at Casino last Friday when Original State won the inaugural Tweed Heads to Casino final.
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