Friday 2nd October 2009

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Local Charcoal Inn Casino Cup Hopefuls In Form

Pitch Blue Chief goes into this week’s Charcoal Inn Casino Cup heats as one of the best local hopes after another scintillating win in the sprint Free For All last Friday.

He made it two wins on the trot when he came out in front of a packing field at the first bend, and skipped clear down the back. Although little Green Lee tried hard to catch him, Pitch Blue Chief held too bigger break and went on to win by 4 1/4 lengths.

The step up to 484 metres should hold no fears for the Danial Armfield trained sprinter, as he has a fast 27.37 win to his credit over that distance.
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She Rose His Soars To Casino Blue Paws Final Win

Good money spinner She Rose Hi was rewarded for her consistency when she took out the rich Blue Paws Final at Casino yesterday.

It was no place for the faint hearted up front, with no fewer that four greyhounds vying for the lead. It was then that She Rose Hi stamped her authority on the race by charging though the pack to take over.

Going right on with it, she went on to win by four lengths in a handy 27.66. The Trevor Thompson trained sprinter has now had fourteen career wins and finally broke through after placings at her last four starts.
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GRNSW Claim A Win On Greyhound Racing Schedule Changes

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.

“NSW TAB turnover on last Friday night’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,” Hogan said.
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Locals Enjoy A Field Day At Casino Greyhounds

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 Back To Best At Casino

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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Rinhals Wins Twice In 3 Days At Casino

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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Schaffer Dominates Feast Of Staying Races At Casino

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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Falls Nets A Northern NSW Double At Casino

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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Casino Treble To Shane Robinson

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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Gazza Shiraz Looking For Four Straight Wins

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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Gazza Shiraz Claims Charcoal Inn Casino Cup Final

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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Kay Size State, Gazza Shiraz Dominate Today’s Casino Cup

Australia’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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Charcoal Inn Casino Cup Final Friday 10th October 2008

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Friday 10th October 2008

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Gazza Shiraz Looks Good In Casino Cup Heats

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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Charcoal Inn Casino Cup Heats Friday 3rd October 2008

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Friday 3rd October 2008

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Julie Gauld’s Whole Kennel Casino Winners

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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Friday 26th September 2008

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Original State Wins Inaugural Tweed Heads – Casino Final

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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