Veteranparticipants Robert Grubb (82) and Mark Sutcliffe (81) combined to provide one of the biggest upsets in recent times when track specialist Fisherman led throughout to take out Monday nights $57,000 Country Club 2011 Launceston Cup.
Drawn in the white box, the son of Where’s Pedro flew the lids to establish a clear lead and in doing so was able to avoid early scrimmages, before scoring an emphatic victory as a despised $25 outsider.
In winning Northern Tasmania’s most prestigious
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The LauncestonClub in conjunction with Tasracing hosted the Country Club Tasmania Launceston Cup and Tasracing‚Äôs Greyhound Awards Presentation Dinner at The TOTE Racing Centre on Saturday Night 12 February 2011.
At the function to announce the winners attended by 200 guests, Damek was named the 2010 Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year.
Damek, owned by Peter Phillips of Copping and trained by Eileen Thomas of Invermay, won the award after winning 23 races from his 25 Tasmanian starts during the year.
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betting for Thursday 10th February 2011 with racing from Warragul greyhounds (Victoria), Grafton greyhounds (NSW) , Bendigo greyhounds (Victoria), Sandown greyhounds (Victoria), Dapto greyhounds (New South Wales), Maitland greyhounds (New South Wales), Albion Park greyhounds (Queensland), Hobart greyhounds (Tasmania), Angle Park greyhounds (South Australia), and Mandurah greyhounds (West Australia).
The highlight of todaysis the heats of the Vic Breeders maiden series at Sandown, which usually unearths a handful of city class chasers. Sandown also showcase a few lower class city grade greyhounds with 5th grade heats. Maitland greyhounds have the final of their 5th grade Show Time Cup with some good racing from the heats last week, and Albion Park have the annual running of the Surf Life Saving Clubs Trophy. Angle Park have the final of the Breeders Prelude for SA bred greyhounds only.
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Exeter trainer Anthony Bullock is more than happy that outstanding bitch Posh Di has drawn the check box in the $57,000 Group 2 Country Club Tasmania 2011 Launceston Cup Final to be conducted at the Tote Racing Centre on Monday night.
‚ÄúThat is really where she needs to be to have a winning chance, a lot depends on what the dog in the red box does when the lids fly, but I am confident that she will be there at the finish,‚ÄĚ he declared on Thursday.
Bullock is full of praise for the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz, which is raced by prominent Burnie owner-breeder Allan Clark, a former chairman of the North West
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Despite having won impressively at the Tote Racing Centre on Monday night, the Gary Johnson prepared chaser Mushy Peas will not contest next week’s Launceston Cup heats.
‚ÄúHe has a niggling injury and is not suited by the tight circuit, in fact it was his first win at the venue, so I will be contesting Invitations at the Devonport Raceway and Tattersalls Park with him rather than taking him back to the Tote Racing Centre so soon,‚ÄĚ the trainer revealed on Tuesday.
Heavily supported into odds of $2.30, Mushy Peas blitzed a smart field by seven lengths on Monday night to take out the Tote Speed Betting Grade 5 event in the time of 30.11.
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Master Penguin trainer Butch Deverell has unearthed some outstanding chasers over the years and the flying Eagle Eye is no exception.
At the Tote Racing Centre on Monday night the rising four-year-old continued on his winning way by taking out the Jet Pats Animal Transport Invitation as a well supported $2.80 commodity.
By Bond from the proven producer Copper Delight, Eagle Eye has now won 39 of 123 lifetime outings while accumulating a purse of in excess of $90,000 and his career is far from over.
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Champion trainer Ted Medhurst has completed a three-year term of disqualification and was back at the sports on Tuesday afternoon at the North West Greyhound Club’s Devonport Raceway meeting.
Unfortunately the fairy-tale return did not eventuate when Ted’s only runner Left Seattle, failed to run down tearaway leader Classic Crime in the Simon’s Carpet One Juvenile.
The son of Big Daddy Cool went around as a heavily supported $2.60 favourite, but was shuffled back into the field early, before taking ground off Classic Crime in the run home.
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The Hobart Thousand was the brainchild of M.A. (Arthur) Morgan, widely regarded both in Tasmania and on the mainland as one of the founding fathers ofin Tasmania, and one of the greatest administrators the sport has seen. It remains the longest running Classic event on the Australian greyhound-racing calendar.
commenced in Hobart at the T.C.A. ground on January 30th 1935, Morgan and his original committee established the Hobart Cup as the Classic race of the year and it was run on February 2nd that year. The winner Elwick Boy collected 20 pounds for his owner S. Burton.
Morgan in his great desire to establish Hobart as the leading greyhound track in Australia, saw the Hobart Cup as the way to achieve this. The race was advertised as the Hobart Thousand in 1939 with a first prize of an Australian record 500 pounds.
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Feature racing returned to Devonport this week with the finals of the Tasmanian Country Oaks and Country Derby being run Tuesday afternoon.
The Oaks final was the first to go, with the Debbie Cannan trained Sultan‚Äôs Swing ($2.50) vying for favouritism along with the well-performed Perfect Socks ($3.50). Considering the awkward draws for both greyhounds, Anthony Bullock‚Äôs brigade consisting of Posh Di ($9.00), Posh Emma ($5.50) and the in-form Kialdu Anna ($13.00) were all given genuine chances.
But once the lids opened, Sultan‚Äôs Swing was the only dog worthy of being on, as she sped away in front and set up an a handy break off the back, ahead of Perfect Socks. The outsider of the field, Tiu Jet ($36.00), was making things awkward for those doing the chasing, as she positioned forward early but then weakened, allowing Posh Di to fire up to second. But it was all too late, as Sultan‚Äôs Swing was off and gone, hitting the line with four lengths to spare. Posh Di was a clear second with Perfect Socks and Kialdu Anna finishing third and fourth.
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Darren McDonald has made his Tasmanian venture a memorable one thanks to boom sprinter Gardam Prince. The blue son of Black Enforcer and She‚Äôs Travelling took out the Group 2 Launceston Cup Monday night, less than a month after winning the Group 3 Devonport Cup.
Starting from box seven, Gardam Prince was finally installed as a $2.80 favourite at the jump, after swapping that tag with local sprinter Pedro Pronto ($2.90) throughout the betting.
But once the boxes opened, there was only one dog worth being on as Gardam Prince mustered wonderfully to cross fast starters Where‚Äôs Fly ($6.30) and Trilogy Mission ($45.30), with Pedro Pronto bursting along the rail.
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This Monday sees the third of Tassie‚Äôs Group race trio completed, with the running of the Group 2 Country Club Launceston Cup. The series kicked off with eight heats last week, with only the winners progressing to the $40,000-to-the-winner final.
Previous winners of this great race have included talented locals Fine Horizon (1999 & 2000), Top Shiraz (2001) and Obie Trice (2004) as well as interstaters stars as Jeanie‚Äôs Queen (2002).
This year‚Äôs event sees Butch Deverell going for an amazing hat-trick of wins, after littermates Akka Boy and Big Moose have taken the Cup in ‚Äô08 and ‚Äô09 respectively. But the seven locals engaged will be hard pressed to stop the lone Victorian and likely favourite, Gardam Prince.
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Last Tuesday afternoon saw prolific winner Gardam Prince run away with the 2010 Dowling McCarthy Hankook Tyres Devonport Cup (Group Three). The $25,000 winners cheque will be added to his recent victory in the Shepparton Cup and takes his career tally to 30 wins from only 42 starts.
Starting from Box Two, Gardam Prince ($1.90 fav) looked to only have to find the rails in order to take the prize, but it was never going to be easy with Topline Doovee ($3.00) drawn box one.
As it turned out, the two favorites had a great battle before Darren McDonald‚Äôs blue star managed to cross Topline Doovee around the top turn. From there nothing was going to catch him, although local runner Rulla Shaw ($29.30) put in the performance of its career to run second, three lengths behind the winner and half a length ahead of Topline Doovee.
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Arguably Tasmania‚Äôs most consistent greyhound Big Moose, has one again proven too good for his rivals with a gutsy win at Hobart.
The race which was open to 1st and 2nd Grades only, was one of the strongest fields assembled at Hobart for some time. With Group One-winning speedster Little Spaniard and state sprint champion, Koocanusa in competition, a close finish was eagerly expected.
But it was Hilton Sage for Len Howard, who had other ideas and after flying the lids, had set up a handy lead entering the top turn with Big Moose hot in pursuit. A great finishing battle was being set up nicely, as Gold Collar winner High Choice along with Whispering Blaze were making their runs behind the leading duo.
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Victoria (GRV) tonight launched its Victorian Hall of Fame at Sandown Club.
Bold Trease has tonight been announced as one of the inaugural 36 inductees in to the VictorianHall Of Fame.
Hall Of Fame Inductee : Bold Trease (Racing Greyhound)
When Warrnambool trainer Norm McCullagh was educating [breaking-in] a greyhound called ‚ÄėRoy‚Äô in the winter months of 1985, he had no idea that this pup was about to take him on the ride of his life.
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High profile New South Wales greyhound trainer Kristy Sultana is that state’s tenth greyhound trainer to be hauled before GHRRA Stewards over a positive swab to an Anabolic Steroid.
Kristy Sultana has been one of the New South Wales‘s most popular young trainers and has been receiving plenty of attention this year due to the stellar performance of her chasers on the track.
She has also attracted some high profile clients, including
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Superstar sprinter El Galo is set to start one of the shortest priced favourites in Australian Cup history when he takes his place in box seven in next Saturday‚Äüs nights $150,000 to the winner MTD Australian Cup final at the Meadows.
Fresh from two Group 1 wins in the Adelaide Cup and the Temlee at the Meadows on February 12th the star of Australian
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Australian best sprinters converge on Sandown Park tonight for the heats of Australia‚Äôs richest ever greyhound race, the $250,000 Group 1 Schweppes Melbourne Cup.
The heats include 22 Group race winners holding a combined 33 Group titles and over $4.3 million in prizemoney. Each heat is worth $10,000 to the winner, and each heat winner will progress to the final where they will compete for the $175,000 first prize.
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Despite the fact that those in charge of Tasmanian Greyhound Racing are
backward and inept uncooperative toward us at , the Tasmanian leg of the Nationals gets underway next Monday at Lauceston.
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