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11/01/18

TELLING THE TAIL

by The Shadow

With a high quality 10 event programme at headquarters tonight the highlight is the two Heats of the Bargain Steel Centre SA Sprint which are races 7 and 8, we see some of the best sprinters I the state do battle. Don’t forget all races are Trifecta and First Four events along with the UBET Jackpots including the $10,000 guaranteed Trifecta pool on Race 1.

Race 1 - It’s a tricky event to kick the night off as there looks to be several chances, we will go with the Tyson Bradley trained Motown Kenny who has been in terrific form of late, he has the pace to lead from his awkward draw of 4. Tag and Release should start the punters elect so we can’t leave him out of calculations. Box Up 1.3.4.5.

Race 2 - The Kelly team has a handy one in Click Here, she can be hit and miss on box rise but will be doing her best work late. Add in Marco Lee and Charlie Chops as they both love to fill a place. Box Up 1.2.3.6.

Race 3 - Another wide-open affair so it makes a great race for our Trifecta and First Four. Hurucan is a shocking beginner but from his inside draw should be able to possie up early and with a bit of luck will take holding out.  Emerley Cosmic is our value runner as he can handle the wide draw. Box Up 3.4.5.8.

Race 4 - For mine Signal Peak looks very hard to beat as he has good early pace. The value will come from the Lauren Harris trained Tullabung Betty down in box 1 as she looks the improver and is knocking on the door. Box Up 1.4.7.8.

Race 5 - I love the 600m events and the winner should come from the Rasmussen kennel in either Zero Knockin’ or Chief Bale, both love this trip and should run the Quinella. Paddy Macs and the pacey Tyla Grace can get us the First Four. Box Up 1.2.4.7.

Race 6 - Winning form is good form so it’s very hard to go past Farmin who has resumed with 2 strong wins and should only keep on improving. He has moderate beginners around him so he should lead and win. Victa Ollie has a nice draw and a forward showing would be expected. Box Up 1.3.5.7.

Race 7 - This is the first heat of the SA Sprint and unfortunately On Fire has been scratched so lets hope we will see him back in a few weeks. We will put Aston Kody on top now as he is in fine form and is drawn for a strong showing here as is Barton Bale. Box Up 1.2.6.8.

Race 8 - The second of the SA Sprint heats and this looks a good betting event, we will go with Cairnlea Kenny out in box 7, and he has the pace to be in the top 3 early and should be hard to beat. Hukanui was a big winner here last start in a super slick BON 29.66 and with an ounce of luck early will take a power of beating. Box Up 4.6.7.8.

Race 9 - The Distance affair of the night and Gavin Harris has another strong stayer in his kennels with Springvale Carla, she has won 5 from 15 here along with 4 placings and on recent efforts should prove the measuring stick once again. Acheron and Long Gully Gilly can fill the placings. Box Up 2.4.5.7.

Race 10 - We can go home on a winner with Double Indemnity out in box 7, he has been racing well and loves a wide draw so we will make him our top pick. Zipping Olga has good short course form and will be right in this for a long way. Box Up 1.2.7.8.

Best Bets

Race 3, No: 3 - Hurucan
Race 6, No: 7 - Farmin

Best Each Way

Race 5, No: 1 - Zero Knockin’

Best Roughie

Race 8, No: 6 - Topology

 


ANGLE PARK TRIFECTA GUARANTEED POOL OF $10,000 ON RACE 1
Race 1 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a guaranteed Trifecta Pool of $10,000.

ANGLE PARK QUADRELLA GUARANTEED POOL OF $5,000
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.

ANGLE PARK DAILY DOUBLE JACKPOT
Race’s 7 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Daily Double Jackpot of $2,319.

ALBION PARK QUADRELLA GUARANTEED POOL OF $25,000
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.

ALBION PARK TREBLE JACKPOT 
Race’s 6, 7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Treble  Jackpot of $3,869.

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

HOBART QUADRELLA JACKPOT 
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.


KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for January will be 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 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.


ANGLE PARK NEXT THURSDAY

Next weeks Angle Park Thursday night meeting features –

$22,000 Bargain Steel Centre SA Sprint Championship Final – 515m (Listed Event. Heats 11/1/18)

$3,190 Heats John Gray Grade 5 – 515m ($9,290 Final 25/1/18)

$2,445 Grade 6– 515m (For greyhounds who have won 1 race or Maiden Heat and Final)

$4,990 Free For All – 731m

Nominations close Monday 15th January at 9.00am with GRSA



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

Angle Park First 4 selections –

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

Best Bet:  Race 6, No: 7 - Farmin

Each-Way:  Race 10, No: 2 - Zipping Olga

Roughie:  Race 2, No: 1 - Miss Thursday



The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s super night of racing at Angle Park including the Bargain Steel Centre SA Sprint Championship Heats.

Angle Park First 4 selections –

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

Best Bet:  Race 4, No: 1 - Tullabung Betty

Each-Way:  Race 1, No: 3 - Funky Monkey

Roughie:  Race 10, No: 5 - Spring Irish


BARGAIN STEEL CENTRE SA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP HEATS TONIGHT

The $4,590 heats of the Bargain Steel Centre SA Sprint Championship are conducted tonight with some of the best local sprinters in the State gathered together.

In the first heat, Group 1 National Sprint placegetter On Fire has been scratched and hopefully make his long awaited return to the race track in a few weeks however he would have had his work cut out first up against the likes of the Ben Rawlings trained Pyredos Monelli and High Eden Frost for Jan Jones all in terrific form. High quality greyhounds Aston Kody, Long Gully Gus and Barton Bale will also look to stake their claim tonight.

In the second heat top local chaser Cairnlea Kenny for Petar Jovanovic will be one of the favourites in an outstanding race with the likes of Snakebite Bale for Ben Rawlings, Purpose Driven for Cameron Butcher and Hukanui for Tony Rasmussen all challenging for favouritism.

The first four from each heat will progress through to next week’s final run on Thursday, 18th January worth $22,000.

The Box Draw will be conducted oncourse tonight after the running of Race 9.


 
RACE TIMES & KENNELING CHANGED AT GAWLER ON SUNDAY

GRSA was advised by Sky Racing that the Gawler race times for Sunday 14th January have been changed. Race 1 is now 4.49pm with Race 12 at 8.17pm.

Kenneling is now 3.30pm to 4.15pm. Trainers are advised to check the times on all fields for any upcoming meetings.


BOGIE BEKIM AT WENTWORTH PARK ON SATURDAY NIGHT

SA’s star stayer Bogie Bekim will again be taking on the best in the country when he races at Wentworth Park in the heats of the Group 2 Summer Plate on Saturday night.

He has drawn box 8 in race 1 due to start at 6.28pm and will be challenged by superstar Fanta Bale (box 6). With two heats the first 4 qualify for the final the following week. It promises to be a great nights racing with 8 heats of the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder also on the program.


JOHN GRAY HEATS

The time honoured John Gray series will kick off on Thursday, 18th January with $3,190 heats and the $9,290 final on Thursday, 25th January. The series is for Grade 5 greyhounds over the 515m journey.

A special mention to the AGRC who again are supporting the John Gray Final in 2018 and have been great supporters of this race for many years. Special thanks to local racing identity Ron Johnson who kindly donates a trophy each year for the winning connections.

Nominations close on Monday, 15th January 2018 at 9am with GRSA.


 

NEW RACE TRACK LIGHTING FOR ANGLE PARK

The lights at Angle Park have been in place for a very long time and are in desperate need of replacing.

The front straight will be done first and for GRSA to do this it is going to take a number of days to be completed resulting in a few Angle Park meetings not being conducted.  Therefore, the Monday night meeting on the 15th January will now be conducted at Strathalbyn with Monday night prizemoney. For the meeting on Wednesday, 17th January the meeting will now be at Gawler during the day.

There will be NO trials at Angle Park on Tuesday night, 16th January due to the work being conducted however GRSA will conduct another trial session at Gawler on Monday, 17th January in the morning.


BREEDER SUPPORT CHANGES

A number of Breeder Support Changes have come into effect from January 1.  The first phase of that framework will commence with the introduction of the following support strategies:

• 100% increase to the breeder component of the SA Bred Scheme from July 1, 2019 (which will impact more recent litters and all future breeding activity)

• The introduction of a subsidy of $30 per week for any retired greyhound on the waiting list to go into GAP that is being kept on a Trainer’s or Owner’s approved premises from January 1, 2018 commencing from the start of the 7th week on the list post-retirement.  Existing arrangements around subsidised boarding will remain unchanged. New placement forms will be available.

• An increase to the average Breeders’ Support Payment by 40% through the introduction of a fixed payment of $100 per pup for litters whelped after January 1, 2018. New claim forms will be sent out with new services lodged from 1st January 2018.

• The elimination of fees for natural notice of service, FSI notice of service rebated by GRSA , litter registration and naming from January 1, 2018.

• An increase to the subsidy for DNA testing of breeding females to cover the full cost of (approximately) $180 from January 1, 2018. Applications to Greyhounds Australasia for DNA testing from 1st January 2018.

• A cap on the cost of sire registration of $500 with the remainder being reimbursed by way of subsidy from January 1, 2018. Applications to Greyhounds Australasia for stud dog registration from 1st January 2018

• Expansion of the Superbonus scheme in line with consultation with the ICG from January 1, 2018. Specific details to be released shortly.



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.


FINALISTS FOR THE 2017 UBET SA GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR

The Greyhound of the Year Selection Panel met last week and determined the Finalists for the 2017 UBET 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 Friday 2nd 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:

BOGIE BEKIM

2017 Starts 29-1sts 16, 2nds 6, 3rds 0
(Bekim Bale x Bogie Skye) Owner – Les Bein
Trainer – Ben Rawlings
2017 Prizemoney $260,536
Greyhound of the Month – February, April & October - (scored votes in 7 months)

CAIRNLEA KENNY           

2017 Starts 37-1sts 15, 2nds 11, 3rds 2
(Premier Fantasy x Cairnlea Elle) Owner – Jan Hubbard
Trainer – Petar Jovanovic
2017 Prizemoney $48,420
Greyhound of the Month – September - (scored votes in 3 months)

HIGH EDEN FROST

2017 Starts 32-1sts 12, 2nds 9, 3rds 5
(Banjo Boy x Zardae) Owner – Antony & Jan Jones
Trainer – Jan Jones
2017 Prizemoney $49,495
Greyhound of the Month  (scored votes in 2 months)          

ON FIRE

2017 Starts 34-1sts 21, 2nds 8, 3rds 2
(Bekim Bale x Alana Blues)
(SA Bred) Owner – Cameron Butcher
Trainer - Cameron Butcher
2017 Prizemoney $105,100
Greyhound of the Month – May, June, July & August - (scored votes in 7 months)

WINDMILL HAZE             

2017 Starts 43 -1sts 18, 2nds 5, 3rds 5
(Barcia Bale x Contrary Mary)
(SA Bred) Owner – Ken Gill
Trainer – Ken Gill
2017 Prizemoney $57,570
Greyhound of the Month – November - (scored votes in 1 month)


OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATION FORM

As part of the GOTY awards, GRSA presents an Outstanding Service to the Industry Award and are calling for nominations.

Nomination forms are available online and from the Racing Office at GRSA.

Please forward your nomination to shaun.mathieson@grsa.com.au, fax (08) 8268 2870 or GRSA, PO Box 2352, Regency Park, 5942 by COB tomorrow (Friday, January 12, 2018).  Decision of the judging panel will be final. 


SYNDICATION INTEREST FROM TRAINERS

Greyhound Racing SA is interested in gaining feedback from trainers who would be interested in having their details made available to any prospective syndicate groups.

GRSA receives a number of queries from owners about getting involved with their friends however it is quite hard for them to find a trainer. Those trainers who are comfortable with this please respond to Shaun Mathieson via email shaun.mathieson@grsa.com.au or phone (08) 8243 7100. These details would only be made available to syndicate groups.


 

TRIAL DATES FOR STRATHALBYN

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.

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

Wednesday 17th January
Wednesday 23rd January
Wednesday 30th January
Wednesday 7th February (Qualifying Trials)
Wednesday 14th February
Wednesday 21st February
Wednesday 28thFebruary


 

ANGLE PARK QUALIFYING TRIALS

Angle Park Qualifying Trials are 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:

January 16th (No Trials due to Lighting upgrade at Angle Park)
January 22nd (for APM Monday meeting on 29th January – for APD Wednesday meeting on 31st January)
January 29th (for APM Monday meeting on 5th February – for APD Wednesday meeting on 7th February)
February 6th (for APM Monday meeting on 12th February – for APD Wednesday meeting on 14th February)
February 13th (for APM Monday meeting on 19th February – for APD Wednesday meeting on 21st  February)
February 20th (for APM Monday meeting on 26th February – no APD Wednesday meeting on 28th February due to Time Grading meeting)

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