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by The Shadow

We had a very good night on the punt here last week, my roughie of the night failed to fire on the night but backed up with a terrific win here Monday at the juicy odds of 8/1. She is engaged in the first tonight and she can make it back to back wins. There looks to be several good things on the card tonight and as usual all races are Trifecta and First Four events.

Race 1 - We tipped her last week as our roughie and that is Go Brandi, she was trapped wide into the back and finished 6th, she then led throughout for a strong 29.95 win here Monday night from box 8 so we will put her on top again. Roxy’s Daisy is racing well as is Stitch Em’ Rosey. Box Up

Race 2 - The Rasmussen kennel rarely goes home without a winner and Double That won here 2 starts back in 30.17, he is well drawn again tonight and should be too strong. Little Biddy can be hit and miss early but is very strong late. Box Up

Race 3 - This is the Distance affair of the night and we will stick with Cairnlea Jet down in box 1, he was run down in the final stages by Ethics here last week when a very short price favourite, he looks the leader again and should be to strong. Nations will take beating if he is able to lead and was a last start winner in quick time over the 600m, he certainly is the main danger. Box Up

Race 4 - We have tipped Larrikin Locky in recent weeks and he hasn’t had a huge amount of luck but he looks well-drawn tonight and can finally break through for us. Charlie Chops is drawn for a bold showing and is a must for the Trifecta along with Mepunga Gal who will be rattling home late. Box Up

Race 5 - This is the 600m event of the night and a very good one at that, I like one at handy odds in Destini Rocket, she has handy form over this trip and won here 4 runs back in 35.27, with moderate beginners on her inside she might be able to cross and lead. Max Jake is very smart when on song and should start the punters elect. Box Up

Race 6 - How good is this for a First Four event, there are a heap of chances as it’s a wide open affair. I like Shima Mart and Don’t Quote Me both are in good form and have early pace. Windmill Haze hit back with a good win at Gawler last start so we can’t leave him out of calculations along with Long Gully Gus who is the form runner. Box Up 

Race 7 - This is another open affair and we will go with the Troy Murray trained Premier Double who is in superb form, he has won 3 of his past 4 and is boxed for a bold showing here. Samprass and Wanchai Express can run into the placings. Box Up the inside four.

Race 8 - Honcho Monelli returned to the winners’ circle here last week when winning by over 4 lengths in 29.86 from this draw, he should do the same again tonight.

Blastoise can add some value to our First Four from a favourable draw as can Croydon Boys and Westside Nippa. Box Up

Race 9 - The Colin Swain kennel looks to have a handy one in Ebby Lamar, he has a good turn of early pace and from the rails draw should go very close. Vermouth is very consistent and is certainly the big danger with a vacant box on his inside. Box Up

Race 10 - Black Antico can send us home on a winning note after his last weeks effort when charging home to run 3rd behind Private Nangar, he is very slow early but with early luck might be able to kick up and hold a decent possie into the back. Big Col Prosser loves to run a place and is a must for our First Four along with Blue Blaze who was a last start winner at Murray Bridge from the same draw. Box Up 

Best Bets

Race 7 NO 2 Premier Double

Race 8 NO 2 Honcho Monelli

Best Each Way

Race 5 NO 6 Destini Rocket

Best Roughie

Race 4 NO 8 Charlie hops


Race 1 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000.

Race’s 7 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Daily Double Trio Jackpot of $4,696.

Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,000.

Race’s 6,7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Treble Jackpot of $5,459.

Race’s 5, 6, 7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,000.

All Races tonight at Launceston will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $1,000 on each race.

Race’s 5, 6, 7 & 8 tonight at Launceston will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,000.


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The Man In The Tower gives his selections for tonight’s terrific night of racing at Angle Park.

First 4 selections – 

Race 1:            1,4,6,8

Race 2:            2,3,6,7

Race 3:            1,6,4,3

Race 4:            2,6,7,4

Race 5:            4,1,3,6

Race 6:            3,2,7,4

Race 7:            2,1,6,4

Race 8:            2,4,1,8

Race 9:            2,7,4,5

Race 10:          1,4,2,7

Best Bets:        Race 6, No. 3 Don’t Quote Me  

Each-Way:      Race 8, No. 4 Croydon Boys

Roughie:         Race 1, No. 4 Go Brandi


The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s fabulous night of racing at Angle Park -

First 4 selections – 

Race 1:            8,4,1,6

Race 2:            2,5,7,3

Race 3:            1,6,2,7

Race 4:            7,6,2,4

Race 5:            3,1,4,6

Race 6:            4,3,2,1

Race 7:            2,6,1,4

Race 8:            2,1,5,8

Race 9:            2,7,5,4

Race 10:          4,7,1,8

Best Bets:        Race 7, No. 2 Premier Double   

Each-Way:      Race 10, No. 4 Sir Puppo

Roughie:         Race 4, No. 7 Surfing Dyno



(To take effect from February 11)

GRSA has a fundamental responsibility to manage weekly nominations and the scheduling of meetings in a manner which is responsive to the environment in which we operate and that best serves the interests of our local participants.  In noting the frequency with which nominations for race meetings are being extended – particularly during the summer months – and having regard for current supply pressures, the Racing Department will be adopting a new approach to race meeting composition from Monday, February 11.

For all meetings, other than for extraordinary circumstances, each timeslot will be afforded ONE extension of nominations period only.  The table below summarises the current standard closing times for meeting nominations and the final closing time that will apply from February 11.  In the event that the standard nominations closing time changes (due to Public Holiday, for example) the Racing Department will notify of that change via text and Industry Facebook.

Additionally, the priority for the Racing Department in constructing a race meeting will be to prioritise the number of races conducted over average field size.  To the extent that some smaller field sizes need to be drawn – noting that a standard minimum of six runners will apply – to meet that objective, that is the approach that will be adopted.  Exceptions to the minimum field size may apply in some instances such as for Thursday night staying events, match races, mixed higher grade events, time grading or to accommodate specific feature race requirements.



Normal Nomination Closing Time

Closing Time when Extension of Nominations Required

(from February 11)


Angle Park

9am Wednesday prior

12.30pm Wednesday prior



9am Thursday prior

12.30pmThursday prior


Murray Bridge

9am Friday prior

12.30pmFriday prior


Mount Gambier

9am Friday prior

12.30pmFriday prior


Angle Park

9am Monday prior

12.30pmMonday prior



9am Monday prior

12.30pmMonday prior






Murray Bridge

9am Tuesday prior

12.30pm Tuesday prior


Mount Gambier

9am Tuesday prior

12.30pm Tuesday prior



Reigning SA Sprint Champion Shima Breeze for Tony Rasmussen has been added to the invitees for the Temlee at the Meadows on February 16. She joins kennel mate Honcho Monelli as the only 2 SA trained greyhounds invited. Over 50 of the very best chasers have been invited to compete in three Group 1 invitationals at The Meadows – including the Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m) on February 16. The 16th of February kicks off the three-week TAB Australian Cup Carnival, with a total of over $1.3 million dollars in prizemoney up for grabs.


The date is set for the Greyhound of the Year function at Gawler on Saturday night, 23rd February 2019. It will be terrific to have our prestigious event at the Gawler venue again this year with the response from those that attended last year very positive.

Book your table ASAP - $60 per head or $500 for a table of 10.  Phone 8243 7120.


The Greyhound of the Year Selection Panel met on Thursday and determined the Finalists for the 2018 TAB SA Greyhound of the Year. The panel members will now cast their individual votes on the title, with the winner announced at the Awards Dinner at Gawler on Saturday 23rd February. The Greyhound of the Year Panel members are also voting on the SA Bred GOTY, SA Distance GOTY and SA Sprinting GOTY to be announced at the Awards Dinner.

The Finalists are:


2018 Starts 36-1sts 17, 2nds 2, 3rds 3

(Bekim Bale x Cairnlea Elle) Owner – Jan Hubbard

Trainer – Petar Jovanovic

2018 Prizemoney $57,070

Greyhound of the Month –April

 - (scored votes in 2 months)


2018 Starts 35-1sts 20, 2nds 4, 3rds 5

(Fabregas x Wikena)

(SA Bred) Owner – Kirin Corby

Trainer – Kirin Corby

2018 Prizemoney $57,648

Greyhound of the Month –

 - (scored votes in 4 months)


2018 Starts 45-1sts 20, 2nds 12, 3rds 5

(Mogambo x Jackie Bale) Owners – Tim Aloisi & Matthew Lehman

Trainer – Tony Rasmussen

2018 Prizemoney $121,850

Greyhound of the Month – March, May, October & November

- (scored votes in 7 months)


2018 Starts 26-1sts 14, 2nds 3, 3rds 1

(Barcia Bale x Haves) Owners – Tim Aloisi, Damien Bates, Michael Mcsorley & Matthew Lehman

Trainer – Tony Rasmussen

2018 Prizemoney $49,231

Greyhound of the Month – September

- (scored votes in 2 months)

SHIMA BREEZE          

2018 Starts 28 -1sts 13, 2nds 7, 3rds 4

(Fernando Bale x Shimaguni) Owners – Tim Aloisi & Matthew Lehman

Trainer – Tony Rasmussen

2018 Prizemoney $61,907

Greyhound of the Month – December

- (scored votes in 4 months)


Voting started on Monday 4th February for your 2018 Run of the Year and a chance to win a dinner for 2 at Chasers! Choose from the four finalists chosen by our panel - and they are all absolutely fantastic runs so make sure to jump on the GRSA website from Monday to vote! Voting closes Monday 11th February. The winning run will have the highest tally consisting of 50% GOTY panel and 50% public votes. You must be signed into your The Dogs account to be able to vote and one vote per person.

A - APRIL (26th April  Race 8 No 2) – Cairnlea Jet

The Run of the Month for April was Cairnlea Jet for trainer Petar Jovanovic for his performance at Angle Park on Thursday, 26th April in the Anniversary Cup final. Cairnlea Jet was taking on the best sprinters in the State and ran a super race. From box 2 he was able to position just off the pace in second spot before exploding to the front down the back straight. From there he was powerful to the line running a super 29.45 for the 515m journey in winning by 2 lengths against a very strong field. His splits were 4.45, 16.82 with a run home of 12.63.

B - JULY (1st July  Race 7 No 8) – Rockoon

The Run of the Month for July was Rockoon for Tracie Price at Mt Gambier on 1st July over the 512m in an Open event where he ran 29.28 setting a new track record! Beginning from box 8 Rockoon jumped well, swooping around the first bend to find himself in a great position near the front of the pack before he accelerated down the back straight leaving his rivals in his wake and going on to win by 8.5 lengths breaking the previous track record by an impressive 2 lengths

C - AUGUST (2nd August  Race 5 No 7) – Honcho Monelli

The Run of the Month for August was the Tony Rasmussen trained Honcho Monelli for his brilliant performance at Angle Park on Thursday 2nd August. He started a warm favourite in a heat of the National Sprint State series and he didn’t disappoint his fans. Beginning fairly from box 7 he raced midfield before making his customary move down the back straight where he swooped upon the leaders in a blink of an eye. He raced away in the run home to win by an ever increasing 8.75 lengths in a sizzling 29.42 for the 515m journey. His splits were 4.54 and 16.86 with a powerful run home of 12.56.

D - NOVEMBER (22nd November Race 2 No 2) – Sennachie

The Run of the Month for November was in a Maiden event by a greyhound having its first start in a race. Sennachie for Kirin Corby created a massive impression on debut when the son of Fernando Bale and Rhonda Rocks blistered around the Angle Park loam in a sizzling 29.52 for the 515m journey on Thursday 22nd November. He won by almost 19 lengths and recorded a time for a Maiden that very few Maidens have replicated over the years.


A reminder to trainers that the St Leger heats for greyhounds whelped on or after 1st July, 2016 are to be run on Thursday, 14th February with the final on Thursday, 21st February.

Prizemoney for the St Leger series is – Heats - $4,820, Final - $10,710

Nominations close with GRSA at 9am on Monday, 11th February.


A reminder to trainers with the hot weather upon us to make sure they are aware of the conditions relating to the Hot Weather Policy. This policy is available on the GRSA website and also at the track.


After nominations were finalised for the 2019 Gawler Produce Stakes GRSA has guaranteed final stakemoney of $22,000 with an estimate for the total series prizemoney around $40,000. The series is for greyhounds whelped in 2017.

The racing dates for this series will be heats on Friday, 21st June 2019, semi-finals on Friday, 28th June 2019 and the final on Sunday, 7th July 2019.

GRSA administers the event for the Gawler Club, so all payments are to be made to GRSA. If you have already made the one off payment then there is nothing more to do however if you only made the first payment, the second lot of payments are due on 15th February, 2019 with paperwork to be sent out shortly. The third and final payment is due on Friday, 5th April 2019.


GRSA has been advised that Emerley Park has now been closed for Monday trials.  Emerley Park will be opening on this coming Saturday morning (19/1) from 8 am onwards for those trainers who have young puppies that need educating.  Emerley Park will provide these services for education on day/days to suit with regard to weather, racing, trialling etc. 

The straight is being maintained on a daily basis to ensure a safe surface for “free” galloping.

Please contact Judi Hurley on her landline 08 8520 2347 for more information. Please leave a message if there is no answer.


It will be a big month of racing in March particularly for the Murray Bridge Club and Mount Gambier Clubs when they will conduct their Cup meetings.

The Murray Bridge Cup heats will be conducted on Friday, 8th March (as the Murray Bridge Speedway is on the Sunday night, Murray Bridge and Gawler have swapped) with the $15,000 to the winner (listed event) to be run on Sunday night, 17th March.

The Mount Gambier Cup heats will be on Sunday, 24th March with the $15,000 to the winner (listed event) final on Sunday, 31st March.

GRSA will introduce a couple of bonuses to link both events which will include a $5,000 bonus if the same dog can win both the Murray Bridge Cup and Mount Gambier Cup and a $5,000 trainer bonus  if the same trainer can win both Cups (SA or Interstate or different dogs).


The SA Local Match Race series nicknamed “The SA Eastar” will be held on Thursday night, 18th April (Easter) at Angle Park.  Eligibility for South Australia local greyhounds will be based around the Nationals conditions. They will need to be trained in SA 76 days out of the last 150 prior to the close of nominations.

Selection for this series will only be based around winning times at Angle Park. For greyhounds that have run over the 515m at Angle Park on any meeting since 1st December, 2018 their fastest winning time will be recognised and put them on the list for selection.

The head to head matches will be decided based on the final listing and nominations. Match 1 will be 1 v 4, Match 2 will be 2 v 3, Match 3 will be 5 v 8 and Match 4 will be 6 v 7. There will be no manual selection from the Grader. The top 4 seeded greyhounds will be rewarded with more prizemoney.

The overall winner of the local Match Race series will be guaranteed a spot in the State of Origin Match race series (SA V Vic) in September so long as it is nominated and eligible to represent SA.

Winners of match races –

Match 1 – 1 v 4 $4,500, Match 2 – 2 v 3 $4,000, Match 3 – 5 v 8 $3,500, Match 4 – 6 v 7 $3,000

There will be no unplaced money.  Overall SA Eastar winner (based on overall times) - $5,000, second $2,500, third $1,000.

Those greyhounds that have won and broken 30 seconds at Angle Park since 1st December 2018 . Updated 29/1/19 –

  1. Shima Breeze – 29.30
  2. Cawbourne Swade – 29.48
  3. Sennachie – 29.51
  4. Fabwik – 29.51
  5. Querencia- 29.67
  6. Lektra Theory 29.72
  7. Bailey Rocks – 29.74
  8. Red Rock – 29.78
  9. Don’t Quote Me – 29.79
  10. Star Anise – 29.80
  11. Gemtree Dynamo – 29.81
  12. Come On Enzo – 29.81
  13. Shima Mart – 29.84
  14. Jack Get Back – 29.84
  15. Honcho Monelli – 29.86
  16. Don Lesta – 29.88
  17. Rachel Zane – 29.88
  18. Shimando – 29.89
  19. He’s Okay – 29.93
  20. Eedee Keepsake – 29.94
  21. Dyna Quail – 29.95
  22. Come On Enzo – 29.95
  23. Merindah – 29.96
  24. Dyna Adria – 29.96
  25. Love Made Me – 29.97
  26. Fantastic Chief – 29.99


GRSA has approved a swap of meetings after the Port Augusta GRC requested they race on Saturday 16th March instead on Saturday 23rd March for their Non TAB Twilight meeting.

Delete: Port Augusta – Saturday 23rd March 2019 (Non TAB) Twilight

Add: Port Augusta – Saturday 16th March 2019 (Non TAB) Twilight

Currently GRSA FOR THE Monday night fields has been using the Wednesday grade, Wednesday prizemoney and making the races Non Penalty due to Grade 6 implications.  Because of this it is a manual process of altering grades, which is not sustainable or acceptable long term, and with the non-penalty application no greyhounds are progressing through the grades over the 388m. This process was only meant to be for one or two races as required but as 388m are now considered like all other races on a Monday night this process has to be changed.

The best way to manage these 388m races is for them to now take a penalty; however, prizemoney will be Provincial 1 short course money just like Gawler on Friday for 400m events. This will then provide consistency again between these meetings. The prizemoney for 388m racing is still less than the 515m+ events as GRSA Board requirements.

For meetings graded from 10th February, 2019 (first meeting affected will be Monday, 18th February) all greyhounds will use their City B grade and not APD Wednesday grade. There will be no retrospective grading for meetings graded from 10th February, 2019. So what grade your greyhound is at that time is what it will be going forward.

With 388m now considered on a Monday night (City B) the grading guidelines will also be changed (see below) to have consistency with our tracks. The main change is City A Thursday stands alone with winning only one Grade 6 event and also if you win a Grade 5 event you lose all Grade 6’s everywhere which has been in for some time. City B Monday night will now be considered for meetings graded from 10th February, 2019 like Gawler where you could win two Grade 6’s as part of your 4 (Non SA Bred) or 12 (SA Bred). This means, on a Monday greyhounds can win a 388m and then a 515m or a 600m and 515m. Please contact the Grader for further clarification if required.


All Grade 6 greyhounds remain eligible to complete their future engagements.

For greyhounds that have not won a Grade 5 or above at the track at the time of nomination.  However a greyhound will be ineligible for Grade 6 events if it has won an APK Grade 5 or above event over 515m. (5NP races in SA are exempt).

Non-SA Bred Greyhounds:

For City A (APK only) track, Non SA Bred greyhounds are eligible to win one (1) Grade 6 (2 with a ‘Beat the Grader’ win) at that track.  Non-SA Bred Greyhounds are eligible to win two (2) Grade 6 (3 with a 'Beat The Grader' win) at all other tracks in South Australia over different distances. There will be no retrospective grading for meetings graded from 10th February 2019. Once a greyhound wins its fourth Grade 6 (5 with a ‘Beat the Grader’ win/s), at any tracks where it is still eligible for Grade 6 grade, it will revert to a Grade 5.

SA Bred Greyhound

For City A (APK only) track, SA Bred greyhounds are eligible to win one (1) Grade 6 (2 with a ‘Beat the Grader’ win) at that track. At City B & Provincial Tracks (APM, APD, Gawler, Murray Bridge & Mount Gambier) SA Bred greyhounds can win one (1) Grade 6 (2 with a ‘Beat the Grader’ win) over 2 different distances at that track . There will be no retrospective grading for meetings graded from 10th February 2019.  At Country Tracks, SA Bred greyhounds can win one (1) Grade 6 (2 with a ‘Beat the Grader’ win) over each distance at that track. Once a greyhound wins at total of 12 races at any tracks where it is still eligible for Grade 6 grade, it will revert to a Grade 5.


  • Murray Bridge from 6pm Tuesday and 9am Friday. STAT and Qualys once a month to be run at 6.50pm – 7.15pm the same as Angle Park. Dates will be Tuesday 5/3/19, 2/4/19, 14/5/19, 11/6/19.
  • Gawler from 7am  Monday and 7am Thursday. Thursday is STAT and Qualys every week
  • Angle Park from 6pm Wednesday and 7am Saturday. STAT and Qualys every Wednesday for the corresponding Monday APM meeting (12 days later due to nominations)
  • Please note when trialling at Angle Park a ticket is required. To get a ticket trainers must advise staff by paying or for payment to go onto their account. Staff have been advised that greyhounds cannot trial without a ticket being presented.


Next week’s Angle Park meeting features –

$4,820 Heats SA St Leger – 515m (For greyhounds whelped on or after 1/7/16. $10,710 Final 21/2/19)

$2,310 Open Maiden – 515m

$3,665 Grade 5 Bitches Only – 600m

$5,240 Free For All – 731m

Nominations close Monday 11th February with GRSA at 9.00am.