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16/05/19

TELLING THE TAIL

by The Shadow

We have 3 terrific heats of the Howard Ashton sprint and there is certainly a lot of quality amongst those races, add a quality 600 event to kick the night off with and a distance event affair later in the evening on a 12 event programme, the kennel to follow is the Kirin Corby team as she looks to have some very strong chances throughout the night.

Race 1 - It’s a very handy event to kick the night off with the 2 main chances look to be Come Home and Master Chaos, both are last start winners here and are very strong Fled can add value to the Trifecta and is a chance at big odds. Box up 1.4.5.8.

Race 2 - This is the maiden event of the night and I like the book ends, Fly For Fun and Dashing Dixon both finished in the placings here last week and are drawn to break through, Dashing Mickey is very tardy early and should be making good late ground. Box Up 1.5.7.8.

Race 3 - The Rasmussen kennel rarely leaves the track without a winner and they should salute here with the inform Canya Chase in box 5 he carved out a slick B.O.N. run of 29.63 here last week and should prove the one to beat again, Dynamic Lee is well boxed and can run into the placings along with Sweet Ella. Box Up 2.4.5.8.

Race 4 - Crowdza Jumpin” led everywhere bar the winning post here last week when a nose 2nd in 29.97 from this draw she is very quick early and looks the one to catch, Galactic Athena is a very smart type and is making her debut here at Headquarters she has only had the 9 starts with 5 wins and 3 placings including saluting in the Mount Gambier Cup Final. Box up 2.5.7.8.

Race 5 - Times Right proved far to strong here last start when winning in a smart 29.86 from box 1 he has the pace to cross and looks the measuring stick again, the old fella in Honcho Monelli is on the rails but would need to be at his best as he is better suited when drawn wider but he is a champ and can never be overlooked. Box Up 1.4.7.8.

Race 6 - The Kirin Corby youngster Querencia returned to form with a 7 length win over the short in a slick 22.01, she has won here previously in 29.67 and should be far to strong in this, Premier Double and Oakvale Thrill can fill the placings. Box Up 1.3.4.7.

Race 7 - With the scratching of Alfieri, Errington and Victorian visitor Rock It Fernando will be looking good to make up the quinella! Box Up 2.3.7

Race 8 - I like one in this at very good odds in Oakvale Beauty, she has only had the 3 starts and won here last week in 30.09 from a rails draw she looks to have a handy future, Allinga Mal found a heap of trouble here last start but was on fire previously so he is the big danger along with Bailey Rocks. Box Up 1.2.3.8.

Race 9 - Saldana led throughout here to win the distance Final last week from this draw band can do the same again she is in fine form and drawn for a bold showing, Coco Spectre has been in the placings in 3 of her 5 runs over the journey and can figure again in the trifecta along with Max Jake who can pinch a place. Box Up 1.5.7.8

Race 10 - There is a lot of early pace in this so we have to go with Slippers Time down in box 1 she led here last start only to be run down late by Aston Groucho and the same duo look the testing material again, add Gemtree Dynamo out wide and Sally’s Girl for value. Box Up 1.2.5.7.

Race 11 - Private Nangar can improve on his last start 5th here after striking early trouble he can be awkward early but is very strong, Larrikin Locky can ping the lids on his night and wouldn’t surprise if he pinched this at each way odds. Box Up 1.2.4.7.

Race 12 - The Lisa Rasmussen team can send us home on a winner with Diamond Heart who has been racing well at Murray Bridge with 2 wins on the trot she is drawn to salute, Yoda and Born Billy can run into the placings. Box Up 1.2.4.7.

Best Bets

Race 6 No: 7 - Querencia

Best Each Way

Race 8 No: 1 - Oakvale Beauty

Best Roughie

Race 10 No: 5 - Sally's Girl


GRSA TEXT SERVICE
 
Participants are reminded if they have not already done so to provide GRSA with your mobile phone number so text messages can get sent updating the most current information in the industry.



KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH


The monthly Kennel Capers for May will be released next week so make sure you grab yourself a copy.

Remember to keep up to date with weekly updates and media releases using the GRSA website at www.grsa.com.au. For up to the minute information provide GRSA with your mobile phone details for text message updates for all Industry news.

GOTBA Coursing Cancelled on Sunday

Trainers should please note that the GOTBA Coursing meeting scheduled for Sunday 19th May has been cancelled due to a lack of nominations.

After the nominations had been extended the Club had received 27 nominations which is short of the 30 required to conduct their meeting.


MOUNT GAMBIER TO RACE EVERY THURSDAY AND SUNDAY 
 
Mount Gambier are now racing every Thursday with the introduction of the G-SIX racing. They will now race twice a week during a 3 month trial on Thursdays and Sundays.




G-SIX RACING HAS COMMENCED

G-SIX racing has kicked off with its 3 month trial with Angle Park, Gawler and Mount Gambier all racing under those conditions.

G-SIX offers more racing at more meetings, cleaner racing with less interference as there are only 6 greyhounds per event, Stakemoney increases to owners and trainers worth more than $1,000,000 and a consistent weekly schedule at our venues.

There will be some exceptions to the G-SIX for feature races with specific feature events not under the G-SIX conditions like the Group 3 Howard Ashton for example.

Participants are encouraged to check the racing calendar for G-SIX events and scheduling and ensure they are aware of the conditions during the 3 month trial.



G-SIX MIXING OF GRADES DURING TRIAL PERIOD

During the trial period of G-SIX the mixing of grades will have to slightly change.

For example, normally if we have three Grade 4’s and 10 Grade 5’s (total 13 dogs) the Grader will grade an 8 dog Grade 5 and a 5 dog mixed 4/5. Under G-SIX conditions the Grader will grade a six dog Grade 5 and a six dog mixed 4/5 with one common reserve.

GOTBA AGM NOW ON SUNDAY 26TH MAY

The GOTBA AGM scheduled for this Sunday 28th April has been postponed to Sunday 26th May at 11am at their Clubrooms, Carmello Road, Virginia (State Shooting Park) – All are welcome.



2017 AGRC/GREYHOUND RACING SA GREYHOUND AUCTION – RACING DATES (NO G-SIX)
 
The main race series for greyhounds that were purchased through the 2017 Auction will be $4,820 heats run on Thursday, 6th June. The $26,000 final will be run on Thursday, 13th June 2019. 

In a lead up to the main series there will be series run at Angle Park over the 388m this month. There are two $1,810 heats run on Monday, 9th May with a $3,000 final the week later on Monday, 16th May. 

There will be another series to be run in July or August over 515m for $1,990 heats and then the final is worth $5,000. These dates are yet to be confirmed.


SHANE MCQUEEN HEATS IN LATE MAY 

The main 600m feature at Angle Park comes up on Thursday, 30th May with the running of the $5,240 heats of the Shane McQueen. 
This series has always been well supported by the Industry with three or four heats normally run. The Final will be held on Thursday, 6th June and will be worth $10,710. 
• Nominations close on Monday, 27th May with GRSA at 9.00am.



REARERS DETAILS REQUIRED

GRSA would like to build a list of Rearers available in SA.

If you are comfortable to have your details made available to the industry for you to provide Rearing services please reply to Shaun Mathieson via email shaun.mathieson@grsa.com.au or phone (08) 8243 7100



BLACK SHORTS NOW AVAILABLE FROM GRSA

After approval from the ICG, black shorts are now part of the GRSA Dress Code Policy and available for sale from GRSA.

These shorts have the GRSA logo embroidered on the back and are the only ones approved. They cost $45 and are available in mens and ladies sizes with orders taken if we do not have your size. Black shorts are to be worn with black socks and black shoes. These shorts can be worn at the discretion of the participant at any time.


NEW RED WET WEATHER JACKETS TO REPLACE OLD BLUE JACKETS

GRSA purchased new Red Jackets for winter to be available as a replacement for the Blue Drizeabone Jackets which are now no longer available. 

These Red jackets are at the tracks and are available for purchase at Angle Park for a cost of $50. GRSA will take orders as required.

The Stewards have directed that these Red Jackets are a replacement for the Blue ones and are to be worn only when the stewards have directed them to be worn (raining). At all other times the “Only At The Dogs” vests are to be worn so that all participants are wearing the same clothing.

In regard to the discontinued Blue Jackets very shortly GRSA will offer them to industry. Advice on how to get them will be sent out shortly.



GRSA TRIALLING SCHEDULE UPDATED

• Murray Bridge from 6pm Tuesday and 8am Friday. STAT and Qualys once a month to be run at 6.50pm – 7.15pm the same as Angle Park. Dates will be Tuesday 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.