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by The Shadow

We certainly have a good even spread throughout the night of racing here at headquarters, the highlights being the four heats of the SA St Leger Series, races (1 to 4), the quality of youngsters that are engaged are first class so it makes for an interesting series. As always all 11 races are Trifecta and First Four events.

Race 1 - Spring Vinnie was very impressive here last start when winning in a slick BON 29.67, he has won his last 4 all in good fashion and looks the measuring stick in this. Established past 2 wins have been in sub 30 and she has only missed a cheque at this venue once in 8 runs, she is the danger. Add Long Gully Barny and Miss Breakout for the minors. Box up

Race 2 - This certainly is a terrific betting affair as there is a heap of chances, Firetail is my top pick here as she gets a chance to lead from her draw, she won here 3 runs back in 29.95 and with moderate beginners around her should be right in the mix. Wooden Tiger is very smart when on song, he can be hit and miss on box rise but if he was close enough early would take beating. Miss Takiri loves a wide draw and is a class act and should start the punters elect. Box up

Race 3 - The Don Turner chaser Rouge is the well-drawn runner, he has won 2 of his past 5 and should be able to lead and win. Boss McLaren has been freshened and if he is able to possie up close he would take a power of beating as he is very strong. Add the pacey Power Burner along with Hot Sophie for the First Four. Box Up

Race 4 - The last of the 4 heats and its very hard to go past the flying Coorong Lucy, she is the class runner and with a personal best of 29.51 here she loves this circuit. Hot Desert Storm is racing well along with Double By Design for the minors. Box Up

Race 5 - This is the 600m of the night and we will go with the Robyn Mackellar chaser Holy Reign in this, she flew late to run an eye catching 2nd here last start when missing the kick, she normally steps well and is boxed to win. Oakvale Magic has strong 500m form so the extra trip shouldn’t be a worry. Box Up

Race 6 - There looks to be several chances in this so we will go with a bit of value, Emerley Zero loves to fill a place and gets his chance to greet the judge from the rails draw tonight. Bailey Rocks is a smart performer on her night, she will need luck early and looks well graded. Box up

Race 7 - Tough event this one so it will be well worth having a go at the First Four, Castle Ruins has to be included on his recent efforts, he hasn’t missed a place in 4 of his last 5 and looks well suited in this. Viking Vince has the draw and can bounce back from his last start. Diamond Lee has claims. Box Up

Race 8 - Alfieri is the one to beat in this, he has struggled at his past couple and is a lot better than recent form suggests, if he steps he has a PB of 29.50 at this circuit. Boss Three Fifty has handy Murray Bridge form over the short, he is certainly the value runner in this. Box Up

Race 9 - Go Quantum has had a couple of weeks of and is a chance of bouncing back tonight, he won here 3 runs back in 30.01 from a rails draw and should go close in this. Major Major won his Maiden in good fashion last week and cant be left out of our Trifecta, add Westrock Outlaw who will be flying home late. Box Up

Race 10 - I like the book ends in this with Master Chaos getting the nod, he is very smart when out in front and should go close. Nirimba Pirate flew the lids here last start to lead and win in good time, he will need to do the same from box 8. Add Slippers Away as our value runner. Box Up

Race 11 - We end the night with a distance event and with only the 3 starters, My Boy Bean is my pick he has been runner up here at his past couple and should find this more to his liking, Joint Interest to run the Quinella. 7.5.3

Best Bets

Race 1 No: 3 - Spring Vinnie
Race 4 No: 4 - Coorong Lucy

Best Each Way

Race 6 No: 2 - Emerley Zero

Best Roughie

Race 8 No: 6 - Boss Three Fifty




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Race’s 1,2,3 & 4 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000 on each race.

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 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Exacta Jackpot of $1,000.

Race’s 1,2,3 & 4 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000 on each race.

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

Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Quinella Jackpot of $1,000.

Race’s 1,2,3 & 4 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta  Jackpot of $2,000 on each race.

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

Race 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Any2 Jackpot of $1,000.



Next weeks Angle Park meeting features –

$11,435 SA St Leger Final – 515m (For greyhounds whelped on or after 1/7/17. Heats 13/2/20)

$3,855 Grade 5 Bitches Only – 515m

$3,855 Heats Maiden /Grade 6 Feature – 600m ($5,545 Final 27/2/20)

$3,710 SA Bred Grade 6 – 515m

$4,560 Mixed – 600m

$6,030 FFA – 731m

Nominations close Monday 17th February with GRSA at 9.00am.


The Man in the Tower gives his selections for tonight’s super night of racing at Angle Park -

First 4 selections –
Race 1:     3,4,8,2
Race 2:     3,8,4,2
Race 3:     8,2,6,7
Race 4:     4,6,8,1
Race 5:     2,8,1,7
Race 6:     2,5,8,7
Race 7:     4,3,6,8
Race 8:     1,8,7,6
Race 9:     2,6,7,8
Race 10:   1,4,8,7
Race 11:   7,1,5,3

Best Bets:        Race 10, No. 1 - Master Chaos

Each-Way:      Race 2, No. 3 - Firetail

Roughie:         Race 5, No. 1 - Oakvale Magic


The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s fabulous night of racing at Angle Park including the heats of the SA St Leger -
First 4 selections –
Race 1:      4,3,2,6
Race 2:      3,2,4,7
Race 3:      8,6,1,2
Race 4:      4,1,7,8
Race 5:      2,1,6,7
Race 6:      8,5,7,2
Race 7:      7,6,1,4
Race 8:      1,8,2,6
Race 9:      7,6,5,1
Race 10:    1,4,5,8
Race 11:    7,5,3

Best Bets:        Race 5, No. 2 Holy Reign

Each-Way:      Race 6, No. 8 Velocity Dory

Roughie:         Race 9, No. 7 Danyo’s Gretta



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.





Four terrific heats have been drawn tonight for the 2020 SA St Leger series at Angle Park. There is plenty of depth throughout each heat with most greyhounds having strong chances in qualifying for next weeks $11,435 final on Thursday, 20th February.

The first heat is race 1 due to start at 6.40pm SA time and features Spring Vinnie for Greg Board shooting for 5 wins in a row against Established for Cameron Butcher who has been sizzling in her last two wins.

Race 2 is heat 2 and features an evenly match affair with Oakvale Elite for Nathan Wilson doing battle with Firetail for Lauren Harris, American Man for Lisa Rasmussen and lightly raced Wooden Tiger for Petar Jovanovic.

Race 3 is heat 3 and also has plenty of depth with Rouge for Don Tuner taking on Boss McLaren for Don Foster and Power Burner for Maurie Kiley.

Race 4 caps of all four heats and see’s the series favourite step out in Coorong Lucy for Cameron Butcher. The scintillating speedster has won her last three races and it would seem only bad luck would stop her winning streak continuing tonight.

The first two from each heat will qualify for next week’s final with the box draw to be conducted oncourse after the running of race 5 tonight.




The GRSA Animal Welfare staff will be in Chasers tonight for any questions related to animal welfare.  This is an informal opportunity to ask any questions relating to animal welfare.

The Officers can provide information and assistance on the following:

  • Animal Welfare Policy requirements;
  • Retirement options for greyhounds;
  • Suggestions for improving your changes of your greyhound moving through GAP faster;
  • Assistance with completing retirement forms and treatment record books;
  • How to access free carpet for bedding;
  • Information about the Track Injury Rebate Scheme
  • Council registrations

For those oncourse don’t be shy and come and say hello to the team.




The Finalists for the 2019 TAB SA Greyhound of the Year are listed below.

The winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner at Gawler this Saturday night. Also announced will be the SA Bred GOTY, SA Distance GOTY and SA Sprinting GOTY.

The Finalists are:


2019 Starts 17-1sts 12, 2nds 2, 3rds 1

(Fernando Bale x Rhonda Rocks)

(SA Bred) Owner – Kirin Corby & Bill Wudarczyk

Trainer – Bill Wudarczyk - 2019 Prizemoney $22,745



2019 Starts 26-1sts 11, 2nds 4, 3rds 4

(Kilty Lad x Mighty Chaos)

(SA Bred) Owner – Meg Rawlings

Trainer – Ben Rawlings - 2019 Prizemoney $72,430



2019 Starts 21-1sts 14, 2nds 5, 3rds 0

(Worm Burner x Molly Be Nimble)

(SA Bred) Owner – Cameron & Yvonne Butcher

Trainer – Cameron Butcher - 2019 Prizemoney $34,955



2019 Starts 19-1sts 9, 2nds 7, 3rds 3

(Kinloch Brae x Oakvale Destiny)

(SA Bred) Owner – Nathan & Kerri Wilson

Trainer – Nathan Wilson - 2019 Prizemoney $56,630



2019 Starts 28-1sts 15, 2nds 4, 3rds 2

(Barcia Bale x Sidney’s Shadow)

(SA Bred) Owner – Cameron & Yvonne Butcher

Trainer – Cameron Butcher - 2019 Prizemoney $31,230




The box draws for the Group 1 Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m) have been released, setting up a massive night of racing to launch the 2020 TAB Australian Cup Carnival this Saturday night.

The three Group 1 invitational races made up of the best greyhounds available over the dedicated distance have brought together outstanding lines ups with the like’s of Boom Down, Tauwitcherie, Rajasthan, Weblec Eagle and Oakvale Beauty all having South Australian connections

Good Luck to all those involved.



The first part of the Breeders 2020 series kicks of with heats on Friday, 28th February over 400m.

The final will be run on Sunday, 8th March 2020.  For SA Bred greyhounds paid up for Breeders 2020      

• Nominations for heats close with GRSA at 9am on Monday, 24th February.





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

The Murray Bridge Cup heats will be conducted on Friday, 6th 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, 15th March.

The Mount Gambier Cup heats have moved back one week to assist with scheduling and will be on Sunday, 29th March with the $15,000 to the winner (listed event) final on Sunday, 5th April.

GRSA will continue 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).




In March due to the speedway being conducted on Sundays at Murray Bridge on two occasions we will have two Fridays at Murray Bridge during the month and two Sundays at Gawler. These dates will be Friday 6th and 27th March for Murray Bridge and Sunday night for Gawler on 8th and 29th March. With this being the case the trial days will be swapped with Gawler trialling on Friday 6th and 27th and Murray Bridge trialling on Thursday 5th and 26th March.

GRSA also advise that from March there will no longer be officiating staff available to clear greyhounds for STAT and Qualy trials on the fortnightly Tuesday nights at Murray Bridge

GRSA will send an official to Murray Bridge on a monthly basis. This presents an opportunity to also include the Straight Track for Qualys and STAT’S. With this being on a monthly basis STAT’s and Qualys will be conducted on the Friday morning trial session which has both tracks.

The trial session for March will be Friday 20th March.




The “Eastar” Match Race series will be held on Thursday night, 9th April (Easter) at headquarters.  This event is for South Australian local greyhounds. Selection for this series is based around winning times at Angle Park for greyhounds that have run over the 515m at any Angle Park meeting since 1st December, 2019 along with those that have trialled (sessions to be determined) to set a time.

It will be an exciting night with innovative coverage from inside the boxes and around the track for each match race. There will be specific greyhound rugs for each greyhound adding to the promotion around the Easter theme.

Prizemoney for each match will be between $4,500 and $3,000 with GRSA adding $500 for each greyhound which places second in their match. The overall winner will collect $6,000.

Listed below is the current list of greyhounds (subject to domiciliary eligibility) that have won and broken 29.90 seconds at Angle Park since 1st December, 2019. GRSA will separate equal times to a third decimal point if required closer to the event

  1. Alfieri – 29.50
  2. Coorong Lucy – 29.51
  3. Axel Footluce – 29.61
  4. Cairnlea Ebony – 29.62
  5. It’s A Riot – 29.63
  6. Wooden Tiger – 29.64
  7. Boss McLaren – 29.67
  8. Spring Vinnie – 29.67
  9. Soda Crash – 29.67
  10. Spring Cuervo – 29.67
  11. Eedee Keepsake – 29.67
  12. Spring Fair – 29.69
  13. I’s Top Girl – 29.72
  14. Two Times Twice – 29.74
  15. Rock It Fernando – 29.76
  16. Feelin’ – 29.78
  17. Tornado Alley – 29.78
  18. Could Be Magic – 29.79
  19. Established – 29.83
  20. Springvale Issy – 29.84
  21. Springvale Jorja – 29.85
  22. Danyo’s Charlie – 29.85
  23. Hot Desert Storm – 29.86
  24. Legendary Lao – 29.86
  25. Nirimba Pirate – 29.87
  26. Castle Ruins - 29.88

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 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.

Prizemoney for the match races –

Winners receive - 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. Runner Ups receive - $500. 

Overall SA Eastar winner (based on overall times) - $6,000, second $2,500, third $1,500.

  • Nominations close Monday, 6th April with GRSA at 9.00am.




Trainers are advised of a change to the booking of Satisfactory Trials at Mt. Gambier. 

Mt Gambier hold trials on Tuesday and Saturday mornings with Satisfactory trials ONLY being conducted on Tuesdays and need to be booked with Barry Shepheard from the Club on 0419 824 512.  
At Race meetings Satisfactory trials can be done when less than 12 races.  When there are 12 races these can be considered, however, the trainer will not be able to kennel and must take their greyhounds home straight after the trial. These race day trials will also need to be booked through Barry at the Club. GRSA administration staff will NOT accept these bookings and trainers will be directed to contact Barry Shepheard.



The GRSA Racing Department wishes to advise of an update to the process of allocating reserves for Time Grading (worst-to-best) meetings.

Currently the Time Grading methodology does not allow for the allocation of reserves to the majority of races, therefore increasing the likelihood of reduced field sizes. 
Under the new methodology, greyhounds will be grouped into races according to their Time Rating, including the reserves: 

•  8 greyhounds for G-SIX racing (6 in the field plus 2 reserves)

•  10 greyhounds for traditional 8 dog racing (8 in the field plus 2 reserves)

A random draw will then be conducted to determine the two reserve greyhounds.

If only one race then reserves as per Time Rating Rankings. This process is demonstrated in a table available on the GRSA website and Kennel Capers. 

This change will be implemented for all Time Grading meetings from 1st January, 2020.




After consultation with industry and local participants from the Mount Gambier region, GRSA will continue the trial of the Best to Worst format for the Mount Gambier Thursday meetings.

GRSA has made this change to accommodate the strong nominations for this venue and attempting to give all greyhounds of all abilities the opportunity to compete. This will generally be run on a fortnight basis however if there are not 12 races being conducted for all meetings GRSA will consider reviewing this process.
Conditions for the Best to Worst meetings will be based on the greyhounds Time Rating. There will be a limit of 5 as to how fast a greyhound can be rated. Greyhounds rated 4.75 to 1 will not be eligible for this meeting but will be given preference into the Sunday meeting of that week so long as they nominate and there is a race available. Under this format GRSA will be able to include reserves for all races under the dissection of the grader. The more than 50% of fastest rated greyhound eligibility clause will not refer to Best to Worst Time Graded events.

Please contact the GRSA Grader for further information about Time Graded events.