Angle Park Racing Preview - 10.8.17 Written by:
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by The Shadow

Well its final night of the UBET Sprint and Distance and both events look terrific, the Distance affair has a couple of main chances in Bogie Bekim and Purpose Driven but as we all know there has been many an upset over the years so it makes for a good First Four event. The Sprint is race 8 on the programme and it’s very hard to go past the Cameron Butcher star in ON FIRE, he charged home to win in a slick 29.54 here last week and has drawn the rails, the main danger for mine looks to be High Eden Frost out in box 7.  The kennel to follow tonight is the Jamie Quinlivian team. Don’t forget about the guaranteed $10,000 Trifecta pool on Race 1 tonight!!!

Race 1 - Brick Lane was severely checked here last start after leading early and is boxed for a bold showing from the 1, he should be able to hold the early lead and pinch this. The dangers will come from Windmill Haze and Spring Bloom. Box Up

Race 2 - This is a wide-open affair but we will stick with Allen Jono who was a last start winner here in moderate time, he has the form on the board as he has been in the money 9 of his 10 starts at this track. Rip It Ralph can improve from the draw but is hit and miss on box rise. Box Up

Race 3 - I like one in this at each way odds and that is Molly Dobbs, she resumed here last week from injury and ran a handy 4th behind Signal Peak, she can lead these despite the tricky draw and hold on. Disaaci will be rattling home late and is a must for the trifecta. Box Up

Race 4 - Tough race with a heap of chances so it is a must for trifecta and first Four punters, Kung Fu Mary has been struggling of late but will find this more to her liking. Keno Bale doesn’t win many but loves to fill a place and will be running on late, add Kenzi and Todd Bless for the minors. Box Up (good luck)

Race 5 and this is a terrific 600m affair, I will go with Signal Peak who has been racing well over the sprint and he should open up early and go on and win. Keroma Storm is always around the mark and is a veteran of 102 starts, he tends to get a long way back but runs on strongly. Its Classified is a very smart performer and has won in very smart times over this trip but is injury prone. Box Up

Race 6 - The final of the UBET Distance, Purpose Driven charged home over the top of them last week to win easy in 43.51, she has won 5 of 7 here at this trip and should start the punters elect on her recent form. Bogie Bekim resumed from a lengthy lay off and showed mid race dash but faded and will only be improved by the solid hit out, these 2 look the main chances who could go on and represent South Australia in the Nationals. Box Up 

Race 7 - Veteran trainer Terry Cahalan has a handy type in Blitz And Bolt, he found a heap of trouble here last start when 3rd over the 600m, he drops back to the sprint tonight and is drawn for a bold showing.  Bella Trix saluted the judge for us last week at each way odds and can run into the placings from her wide draw.  Add Becky Bale for a bit of value for the trifecta. Box Up

Race 8 - The final of the UBET Sprint and as mentioned earlier it is very hard to go past On Fire, he has a terrific record of 28 wins from his 45 career starts and strung together 13 on the trot, he carved out a slick 29.54 here last week in the heats and should prove very hard to beat again from the draw. High Eden Frost is a smart beginner and has been in the money at 18 of his 23 starts at this track, he would need to be at his best to pip the favourite and his recent form is 1st class. Add Cairnlea Kenny and Dyna Keitaro for the First Four. Box Up

Race 9 - There is a lot of pace in this but we will stick with Jacqui Blax as she has been very good to us in recent weeks, she is a pacey type and was a last start winner here in a very quick 29.67 on that effort she will be hard to beat .Allen Terminator has won his last 3 at Gawler over the short and should run a cheeky race from the draw .Box Up

Race 10 - The Tony Rasmussen team rarely go home without a winner and they can win the last with the ultra-consistent Greysynd Gem, she has been in the money at her last 6 runs at this venue and has the pace to lead and win. Kennel mate Dyna Parlance is the danger as he will be running on late over the top of them.  Box Up

Best Bests 
Race 5, No: 8 - Signal Peak
Race 10, No: 4 - Greysynd Gem

Best Each Way
Race 3, No: 5 - Molly Dobbs

Best Roughie
Race 4, No: 2 - Keno Bale


Race 1 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Guaranteed Trifecta Pool of $10,000.

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 6 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a First 4 Jackpot of $5,000 each.

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.

Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a First 4 Jackpot of $10,000.

Race’s 3 & 4 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Extra Double Jackpot of $2,104.

All Races tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Trifecta Jackpot of $1,000 on All races.

Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,500.

Race 6 tonight at Sandown Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a First 4 Jackpot of $1,000.


Next weeks metro meeting will be at Gawler (Day) - 
$2,445 Heats City A Grade 6 – 531m (Must be City A Grade 6 to be eligible. Heats NP. Final takes a penalty. $3,190 Final APK 24/8/17)
$3,190 Heats City A Grade 5 – 531m (Must be City A Grade 5 to be eligible. Heats NP. Final takes a penalty. $4,590 Final APK 24/8/17)
$4,990 Mixed – 643m (NP)
$4,590 Mixed – 531m (NP)
(Preference to 531m + races where possible)
Nominations close Tuesday 15th August at 9.00am with GRSA 


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

First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bet: Race 4, No: 1 - Kenzi
Each-Way: Race 5, No: 1 - Keroma Storm
Roughie: Race 10, No: 7 - Just As Tough

The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s terrific night of racing at Angle Park including the finals of the National Distance and Sprint Championships.

First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bets: Race 6, No: 4 - Bogie Bekim 
Each-Way: Race 10, No: 1 - Megastar Bound
Roughie: Race 7, No: 6 - Becky Bale


The monthly Kennel Capers for August was released today 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 For up to the minute information provide GRSA with your mobile phone details for text message updates for all Industry news.



Another fantastic night of racing at headquarters last week where the State finals of the National Sprint and Distance were determined with the winners tonight to represent South Australia in Queensland at the end of the month. 

The Sprint heats were first with High Eden Frost for Jan Jones setting the tempo of the night with a brilliant performance in leading most of the way in a slick 29.78 in winning by 3 lengths from Shimatron and Tommy’s Tune. 

The challenge was then set for leading local sprinter On Fire to see what he could do in the second heat and he didn’t disappoint. The Cameron Butcher trained flyer began well from box 2 and settled third early before sprouting wings down the back straight and hitting the front, from there he also raced away to win in easy fashion in a sizzling 29.54 from Cairnlea Kenny and Aston Amon.

The box draw has created even more interest with On Fire drawing the inside box. The last time he drew the red he was spat out the back in a 5 dog field and had to run a massive race to get over the line so the start will play a huge part in tonight’s high quality final.

The box draw for the 2017 UBET National Sprint Championship State Final was conducted on track:

1. On Fire Cameron Butcher
2. Cairnlea Kenny  Petar Jovanovic
3. Aston Amon  Troy Murray
4. Dream A Little  Jan Jones
5. Tommy’s Tune  Lisa Rasmussen
6. Shimatron  Tony Rasmussen
7. High Eden Frost  Jan Jones
8. Dyna Keitaro Lisa Rasmussen
9. Rockstar Lisa(res) SCR
10. Brick Lane (res)       SCR

There were only 7 runners for the Distance heat with all starters progressing through to tonights State final however it gave an indication on what we could expect. Purpose Driven for Cameron Butcher was very professional in his win running a solid 43.51 in winning by just over 3 lengths.  However race favourite Bogie Bekim who was returning from a spell showed he will likely gain plenty of benefit from the run. The Group 1 winner for Ben Rawlings ran a solid second but never really changed gears throughout which is normally a feature of this brilliant stayer. Not to forget about Springvale Carla who made the step up to the open staying ranks with super run to grab third. 

The box draw for the 2017 UBET National Distance Championship State Final was conducted on track:

1. Hukanui  Tony Rasmussen
2. Roxy Rolla  Tony Rasmussen
3. Springvale Carla  Gavin Harris
4. Bogie Bekim  Ben Rawlings
5. Vacant Box            
6. Purpose Driven  Cameron Butcher
7. Springvale Bryne  Gavin Harris
8. Caprice Monelli Tony Rasmussen
9. N/A
10. N/A

Each winner of the State finals tonight will represent South Australia at the UBET Group 1 National Championships to be run on Friday 25th August at Albion Park.

For those that would like to follow what is happening with regard to the other States qualification, below are the relevant dates:
TAS – Launceston (515m & 720m); Gold Lenny (515m) & Shima Son (720m).
VIC  – Sandown (515m); Final Tonight
VIC  – The Meadows (725m); Burn One Down (725m)
WA – Cannington (520m & 715); Finals 12th August
NSW– Wentworth Park (520m & 720m); Finals 12th August
QLD – Albion Park (520m & 710m); Heats Tonight, Finals 17th August


In September last year in response to inquiries about the changes to the Breeders Support Program taking affect in April 2016 Greyhound Racing SA advised the changes below.

These changes are in support of breeder viability and continues increased spending on animal welfare and integrity initiatives.
Changes listed below:

Breeder Support Program
The following changes to the Breeder Support Program have been implemented:
1. Combined claim limit of $800 for all veterinary and transport expenses
2. Removal of the advanced application process for the breeders rebate now that both sires and breeding females must be registered
3. Removal of the cap on litters in anticipation of national (tiered) breeder licensing

SA Bred Maiden Payment - $1,000 if whelped in 2016
The SA bred maiden payment rewards participants that get a greyhound to the track to win a race. GRSA has committed to dramatically increase this payment from $175 to $1,000 ($500 breeder/$500 owner) on 1st July, 2017. This will result in all greyhounds that are whelped in 2016 being eligible for this support. (GRSA will back date any payments missed over the last few months)



The New Winning Post will be installed this month however for this to occur Angle Park will be out of action for almost two weeks.

To best fit in with the schedule this will be done immediately after the State Finals of the Nationals tonight giving sufficient time prior to the Oaks and Derby series in early September. Across are the racing and trial dates during the period of 11th August through until 24th August (we hope to be back trialling at Angle Park on Tuesday 22nd August).


With the shutdown of Angle Park to update the winning post it has also provided time for GRSA to update the audio at the venue which has needed attention for some time.

The system will provide better quality due to upgraded equipment however will become a more automated system. With GRSA taking this step long time contractor Brendan Lines, who has worked with GRSA since 2004 maintaining the audio will no longer be required.  This has been a business decision and we would like to thank Brendan for his professionalism and loyalty for more than 10 years. He has been on hand for all of our major meetings and functions and has troubleshot many problems ensuring the very best of quality has been maintained for industry and patrons alike using outdated systems. GRSA wishes Brendan every success in his future endeavors and appreciates his efforts over the journey.


The Greyhound Auction will again be held in October 2017 to be conducted on Sunday 29th October.

Nomination Forms for the Auction will be sent out shortly to Breeders/Owners and will be available from GRSA. The closing date is 4pm on Friday 18th August 2017.
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 30th 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. 

Conditions below - 
Auction Date: 29th October 2017 
Whelping Dates: 1st October 2016 to 30th 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


The next Grading Review Panel will be held on Friday 2nd September.

The panel will be mainly concentrating on Time Grading and Pathway Racing so if participants will like to provide submissions for the Agenda please do so by Friday 18th August. Please email with submissions.


The details of where greyhounds can qualify for the $7,375 SA Country Cup Final have just been released.

This year the final moves back to Angle Park over 515 metres to be run on Adelaide Cup Final night Friday 13th October 2017. The special conditions are as normal with dates listed below - 

Track - Dist. - Date of Meeting
Strathalbyn - 536m - Friday 15.09.17
Port Augusta - 503m - Saturday 23.09.17
Gawler - 531m - Sunday 01.10.17
Mt Gambier - 512m - Sunday 01.10.17

Country Cup Final Prizemoney
1st     $5,000
2nd         $1,250
3rd         $625
Unplaced       $100


In June GRSA went Live with MyOzChase which provides an easy way for participants in the Greyhound Racing Industry to perform transactions online that previously had to be completed manually via paper-based Forms.  

The portal available on the GRSA website will also improve communications between participants and Greyhound Racing Controlling Bodies.  
MyOzChase will initially be offering the following functionality to users who register, obtain a log-in and complete a once-off identity verification prior to transacting online with their Controlling Body:
·      Online updates of personal details
·      View all their associated greyhounds (as an Owner, Trainer, Custodian, etc.)
·      Submit Notifications of Retirement for greyhounds
· Submit Trainership and/or Kennel changes for greyhounds (replacing the current Kennel Notification or Notice of Training / Removal Form) *Please note should you wish to transfer a previous Victorian trained greyhound into your kennel you will need to do this via the Online Nomination portal.
·      Link through to the Online Nominations website (for Trainers only)
Further enhancements will be made over time.


GRSA has introduced the Online Booking process for Wednesday night trials at Gawler.

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.


All bookings for normal trials will 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 Yvonne King at the Club on 0407 334 349 between 9am and 11am on the day of the trials.  All qualifying trials will need to be booked through GRSA as per normal by 12.30pm on the day of the Qualy trials. GRSA thanks the support of Yvonne and the Strathalbyn GRC in regard to these changes. Please note there will be no qualifying trials in August due to the increased racing at the venue.

The following dates are for the next trial sessions at Strathalbyn - 
Friday 11th August
Friday 25th August
Wednesday 30th August
Friday 8th September
Wednesday 13th September (Qualifying Trials)
Friday 22nd September


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:
August 15th (No Trials)
August 22nd (for APM Monday meeting on 28th August – for APD Wednesday meeting on 30th August)
August 29th (for APM Monday meeting on 4th September – for APD Wednesday meeting on 6th September)
September 5th (for APM Monday meeting on 11th September – for APD Wednesday meeting on 13th September)
Nominations close with GRSA at 12.30pm on the Tuesday of the meeting.


GRSA secured 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.