Angle Park Racing Preview - 15.6.17 Written by:
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by The Shadow

The AGRC/GRSA Greyhound Auction final is race 8 on tonight’s programme and a very open one at that! This series carry’s $16,000 to the winner and a very handy $5,000 to the runner up. It’s sure to be an interesting final but I will go with Blaxland down in box 1. The kennel to follow for the night is the Lauren Harris team with 4 runners engaged throughout the night and all look to have strong chances.

Race 1 - We have been starting the night in recent weeks with a winner and the Victorian visitor in Amelia Christa should prove very hard to beat out in box 6, she has a good turn of early pace so we will put her on top. Danyo’s Tom loves the rails draw and will be right in the finish as will Regal Looper. Box Up

Race 2 - As mentioned before the Lauren Harris team can have a strong night and they have a big chance with Forlano here, he has a good turn of early pace and should prove the measuring stick. Larrikin Locky can fill a place along with Shakey Shadow at big value. Box Up

Race 3 - He just keeps on winning and has now won his last 7 here and has been in the money at this venue in 29 of his 33 starts and yes that is ON FIRE. He wins again; add in litter mate Purpose Driven and Cairnlea Kenny for the placings. Box Up 2 from 3.7.8.

Race 4 - The pace will be coming from out wide and we will stick with Long Gully Pete who is a youngster with a heap of ability. Victa Ollie was a big run when 2nd in the Howard Ashton final here last week and is a must for the trifecta. Box Up

Race 5 - Troy Murray has a handy one with Aston Ah Chee, he has won his past 2 over the short at Gawler and is boxed to lead and win from his rails draw. Rhynstone Jetta is more than capable when on song and won from this draw 3 runs back in quick time, add in Zipping Nelson for value as he will be rattling home late. Box Up

Race 6 - This is a terrific 600m event and the 2 main chances are Zipping Zeus and Allen Oregon, both can run quick times with a clear run so they are the stand outs. All the others can all fill a place but I will put in Caprice Monelli, Box Up

Race 7 - The winner should come from either Buzz Box or Alpha Alexander, both have drawn of the track but have the pace to overcome their draws, whoever leads for mine should win. Allen Mondo is very capable on his night and won from this draw 4 starts back at Gawler. Box Up

Race 8 - This is the Auction Final with a total of $26.000 spread over the 8 runners, even unplaced collects $500 so make sure you’re at the next Auction and buy up so you can have a runner in this magnificent series. Who can win well I will stick with Blaxland down in box 1, he has pace and if he can hold the lead looks very hard to beat, Aston Hinkley has the runs on the board and can’t be dismissed from his draw of 3, add Springvale Carla and Springvale Cooke for the First Four. Box Up

Race 9 - Its great to have a 731m event on the programme and the 2 to watch for me are Pure Presence and Springvale Bryne, both can sit on the pace early and will be right in the finish. Zero Knockin can fill the placings. Box Up

Race 10 - Lauren Harris should salute here with Dorsal, he has been in the money here in his last 3 starts but should find this more to his liking and his draw of 2 will help his chances. Keno Bale can be hit and miss but is more than capable when on song. Box Up

Race 11 - Its great to go home on a winner and Heading My Way should be able to do that for us from his draw of 1, he is very strong in the run home and should be able to stay out of trouble from the rails draw. Bekalia”s Freak is a very ordinary beginner but will be flying home late. Box Up

Best Bets

Race 1, No: 6 - Amelia Christa

Race 4, No: 8 - Long Gully Pete

Best Each Way

Race 7, No: 1 - Allen Mondo

Best Roughie

Race 5, No: 6 - Zipping Nelson


All Races tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000 on All races.

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

Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Guaranteed Quadrella Pool of $25,000.

Races 6 and 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a First 4 Jackpot of $10,000 on each race.

Race’s 7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Double Trio Jackpot of $165.

Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $1,000.

Races 3 & 4 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Extra Double Jackpot of $2,736.

Race 7 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Exacta Jackpot of $10,264.

The Man from the Tower give us all the tips for tonight’s super Angle Park meeting.

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bet:         Race 1, No: 1 - Danyo’s Tom

Each-Way:      Race 5, No: 1 - Aston Ah Chee

Roughie:         Race 11, No: 2 - Lofty Ambition


The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s fabulous night of racing at Angle Park featuring the Final of the AGRC/GRSA Auction series.

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:        Race 8, No: 1 - Blaxland

Each-Way:      Race 4, No: 6 - Funky Monkey

Roughie:         Race 11, No: 5 - Ready To Mingle



Next weeks Angle Park meeting features –

$4,990 Heats Stayer’s Cup – 731m (Best Greyhound Nominated. Final 29/6/17)

$3,390 Heats SA Owned Grade 5 Feature – 515m ($4,590 Final 29/6/17)

Nominations close Monday 19th June at 9.00am with GRSA



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GRSA was saddened to hear of the passing of Kathy Shepherd last week. Kathy was a breeder and public trainer who lived in the Callington area and was well known for whelping and rearing pups.

Long time participants of the Greyhound Industry, both Kathy and husband Jim are the nicest people you could ever meet so GRSA’s thoughts are with their family at this sad time.



The Strathalbyn GRC will not conduct trials tomorrow night at the venue.

With many staff attending the funeral of Kathy which is tomorrow the club has decided to cancel the trials.



Heats for the Main race series for greyhounds that were purchased through the 2015 Auction were run last Thursday night with the four fastest greyhounds qualifying for tonight’s $26,000 final.

Heat winners were:

Springvale Carla - 30.00

Blaxland – 30.14

The Final field in Box Draw order is:

1.  Blaxland   Ray Murray
2.  Springvale Carla   Gavin Harris
3.  Aston Hinkley   Troy Murray
4.  Aston Chelsea   SCR
5.  My Boy Tyler   Robert Isaacson
6.  Springvale Hope   Gavin Harris
7.  Kung Fu Mary   Ben Rawlings
8.  Springvale Cooke   Gavin Harris
9.  Fast Fyfe (Box 4)   Kerry Stagg
10. Speed Axle (2nd Res)   SCR

The $26,000 Final will be race 8 on the program and is listed to jump at 9.13pm (SA time).

There will be another series to be run in August over 515m with heats and then a $5,000 final.



There will be four heats of the Pt Augusta Cup held this Saturday with a big crowd expected oncourse for their huge 9 race program.

The likes of Cut Loose Max, Bogie Miracle, Scottish Thistle, Allen Terminator, Zipping Comet, Aston Apollo, Precious Parker and Mackinlay will all do battle in the series with the first race on the day starting at 1.00pm. The Cup final will be worth $3,000 and will be run on Saturday 1st July.



Victorian trainer Jeff Guy had an amazing day at Mt Gambier last Sunday where two of his greyhounds claimed the Mt Gambier track records for the 600m and 512m distances.

The highly talented Paraphernalia won the 600m event by over 4 lengths and set the new time standard of 34.97 for the middle distance at the venue.

Over the 512m Brazen Bomber got a run from reserve in a hot Free For All event and blistered around the venue in a sizzling 29.55 in winning by almost 5 lengths and also set a new track record.

Congratulations to Jeff and the connections of these greyhounds for outstanding performances last Sunday.



The Stayers Cup final will be worth a total of $7,000 again this year.

The $4,990 heats will be run next week on Thursday 22nd June with the $7,000 final on Thursday 29th June.

Nominations for the heats close on Monday 19th June at 9.00am.



Due to grading staff availability the nominations for the Gawler meeting on Sunday 25th June will close on Wednesday 21st June.

The fields will be released as soon as possible on this day. This means both Gawler Sunday and Angle Park Monday (26/6) will close on the Wednesday.



A reminder to all trainers with greyhounds paid up for the Gawler Produce Stake this month that you are still required to nominate for the heats on Tuesday 27th June.

The semis are listed for Tuesday 4th July and the Final will be held on Sunday 9th July as a night meeting.

The prizemoney breakdowns will be announced after the number of heats are known, however the Final is guaranteed at $22,000 and Consolation at $2,700.

*Nominations for the heats close on Thursday 22nd June with GRSA at 9.00am.*



Please be advised that your license renewal will be due on Friday 30th June 2017. We have sent out renewals to those requiring to update their license. 

Please check your license card to confirm the expiry date.

With the date being the 30th June it is vital that you license before the cut of time to ensure no greyhounds will miss a run. As an example it you are nominating for any race meeting in July  you would want to have renewed by Friday 23rd June to guarantee no issues.

Check with Owners locally and from Interstate as this has been an issue in recent years and get the licenses renewed well and truly before June 30.

Please contact the GRSA Integrity Department for queries or questions.



Owners of SA Bred greyhounds are reminded that the next batch of Futurity payments are due on Friday 23rd June 2017.

There will be three series for which payments will need to be made.

The payments due are:

Classic 2017 – Final Payment Pups Born July 15 to Dec 15

This payment is for greyhounds for which the first two Sustaining Payments have been made. The Final Payment is $121 per greyhound.

Breeders 2018 – Second Payment - Pups Born Jan 16 to June 16

This payment is for greyhounds for which the first Sustaining Payment or a “one-off” Final payment was made last December. The Second Sustaining Payment is $55 per pup or a Final Payment of $121 can be made at this stage.

Classic 2018 – First Payment - Pups Born July 16 to Dec 16

Finally the First Payment is due for Classic 2018. All SA Bred greyhounds born in the above period are eligible to make this payment. The First Payment is $27.50 per pup or a “one-off” Final payment of $121 can be made at this stage.

To assist all owners of Futurity eligible pups, reminders have been posted. It is perhaps a good idea to make the payment as soon as you can, so it doesn’t slip your mind and the closing date passes. If you have sold a pup/s we would ask if you can either forward on the information or let Caralyn Fielden know at GRSA and she can follow it up. If you haven’t received a reminder and you think you should have, contact us asap.



GRSA has been working at achieving some of the outcomes from the recent Grading Review Panel meeting held on 28th April 2017. Some items like cascading reserves need to be implemented by Ozchase however some do not. 

We will be able to include greyhounds with 0 – 2 starts so every greyhound nominated will be eligible for consideration. The table below details the rating for 0-2 start greyhounds -

“A greyhound with 0 starts will be given a rating of 10 as a starting point. At its second start it will have the average of 10 and its first start. At its third start, it will be the average of the 2 lowest ratings, including the base rating of 10. ie if had 12, 12 from 2 starts, it will be 10 + 12 / 2 = 11”

For “Best to Worst” Time Grading we will be able to include higher graded greyhounds into mixed events if there are insufficient nominations for a single race. The conditions of this are listed below -

“A Grade 4 can be mixed with a Grade 5 however a Grade 3 will not unless there is also a Grade 4 greyhound selected for that time graded race”

GRSA has also started to program some category Time Grading meetings. These meetings are for greyhounds that are Maidens, 1 – 4 wins and 5 plus wins all time graded “lowest to highest”. Please refer to the All Tracks calendars for details.



After three weeks of trialling the dyed blue, yellow and white lure on Saturday mornings GRSA will continue the progression with trials heading towards racing.

There will be trialling opportunities on the new lure at Angle Park Tuesday night trials and Gawler Wednesday night and Thursday morning trials over the coming weeks. Details will be advised over the next few weeks -

Trialling of this lure will occur at the following trial sessions:

  • Saturday 17th June, 2017 (Normal Fee applies)



After consultation with the Strathalbyn GRC the monthly qualifying trial session will move to Wednesday nights.

The club will still run on the rotation with Friday and Wednesday depending on when the race meeting is programmed. All qualifying trials will need to be booked through GRSA as per normal by 12.30pm on the day of the Qualy trials.

All bookings for normal trials will now also be taken by the club. As they do on Wednesday nights they will now also take the bookings for Friday nights. You can book trials via text MSG / or call Renee Eastwood at the club on 0400 766 430.

GRSA thanks the support of Renee and the Strathalbyn GRC in regard to these changes with qualy trials and bookings.

The following dates are for the next trial sessions at Strathalbyn -

Friday 16th June (Cancelled)

Wednesday 21st June (Qualifying Trials)

Friday 30th June

Wednesday 5th July

Friday 14th July

Wednesday 19th July (Qualifying Trials)

Friday 28th July



GRSA will introduce the Online Booking process for Wednesday night trials at Gawler starting on the 5th July.

Like Tuesday night, these will be timeslots giving participants guaranteed bookings and allowing a smoother process. Trials on Wednesday nights start at 7.00pm as normal with 25 minute blocks. GRSA will monitor the bookings and attendance and may vary conditions and timeslots as required.



Angle Park Qualifying Trials will now be run weekly on Tuesday night, for the corresponding Monday APM meeting and the Wednesday APD meeting. 

Trainers must be specific on their nominations about which day they are trialling for and what distance. (ie Wed 388m, Mon 515, Mon 600m etc)

Tuesday Angle Park Qualifying dates are:

June 20th (for APM meeting on 26th June – not for APD Wednesday on 28th June due to Time Grading)

June 27th (for APM meeting on 3rd July – for APD Wednesday on 5th July)

July 4th (for APM meeting on 10th July – not for APD Wednesday on 12th July due to Time Grading)

July 11th (for APM meeting on 17th July – for APD Wednesday on 19th July)

July 18th (not for APM meeting on 24th July due to Time Grading – not for APD Wednesday on 26th July due to Time Grading)

July 25th (for APM meeting on 31st July – for APD Wednesday on 2nd August)

Nominations close with GRSA at 12.30pm on the Tuesday of the meeting.



GRSA has been able to secure the services of Kurt Donsberg for Thursday nights oncourse photography.

Kurt is no stranger to greyhound racing as he is the son in law of industry stalwart John Oehme so his face will be familiar to many industry people. We appreciate Kurt coming on board to assist us with Thursday nights. Those participants looking for a photo please see Kurt on the night or contact GRSA.



The free wi-fi service is now up and running and is available to the public in both Chasers and McQueens. There should be no further issues.



With a change of who is emailing out the prizemoney advise notification from GRSA we are finding some participants are not easily finding the email correspondence. Can participants please check the following:

A)     Check your Junk folder

B)     Look out for Jenny instead of Julie

C)     Save the email address to your address book 

It might keep happening week to week if you don’t mark the email address as recognised/safe. If participants have further issues please contact GRSA.



The Greyhound Auction will be held on the 29th October 2017 making it the 4th one since its reintroduction.

The conditions have changed from last year due to breeding numbers and processes.

The main changes are –

• Extension of dates for eligible pups – increased to 1st October 16 to 31st June 17

• This will be a Reserve Auction with the vendor to pay commission on Reserve price if passed in to be eligible for the Race Series.

There will be more information in the coming weeks.

Conditions below -

Auction Date: 29th October 2017

Whelping Dates: 1st October 2016 to 31st June 2017

Entry Fee: $50 per pup (non-refundable)

Commission: 11%

Minimum Upset Price: $500

Fees to Enter Race Series: Nil

Race Series Dates: June 2019 (Greyhounds 23-32 months old)

Race Series Stakes: 1st- $16,000, 2nd-$5,000, 3rd- $2,500, Unpl- $500 (if more than 50 pups) Breeder/Nominator Bonuses: 1st- $3,500, 2nd-$2,500, 3rd- $1,500 (if more than 50 pups)

Special Conditions:

• Greyhounds purchased through the auction that are not SA Bred will be allowed the same grading exemptions in regards to Grade 6 and Juvenile races as locally bred greyhounds

• The main race series Heats and Final are scheduled for June 2019. One month before (May) there will be a Wednesday 388m series with Heats and Final for pups sold at the auction. There will also be a Wednesday heats 515m and Final Thursday night 515m held in July the month after the main race series