Coursing Doubles To Shepherd & Harvey At Virginia

In ideal coursing conditions, racing was keenly contested with both Murray Harvey and Barry Shepheard taking home the spoils.

The day started well for Shaun Laffin when Bad Ragaz took out the Macro Meats Veterans Stake and then Murray Harvey had both finalists in the Ruby Loans Rising Star Prelude with Bitta Surf proving just a bit stronger than Bitta Wedding; his other winner was Bitta Beer in the Kennards Hire Novice Stake.

Inferno Master provided Des Hockley with a win in the Emerley Park Maiden Stake. Barry Shepheard had a good trip home with two winners in the trailer, Lucy Wilds and Cee Moonie.

John Rees also travelled far but Mr Miller would have helped the trip home when successful in the Racing is Fun Syndication Maiden. Michael Taylor had to wait to the last event for Deanna to salute the judge.

Owners and trainers are reminded that our next meeting is scheduled for 23 August and our feature events for the day are :

  • th Ruby Loans Rising Star Stakes (best 16 dogs/bitches whelped on or after 1 July 2007) Winner $1,800 + Trophy & Rug + Free Service to Cool Effort (thanks to Charmer Lodge) + statue donated by Karon Blakemore
  • and the Patrons Cup (Open – best 16 greyhounds nominated) – Winner $1,800 + Trophy & Rug. Remember, that coursing form is graded before circle form.

Nominations close with GRSA at 9.00 am Wednesday 19 August.

Full Viginia Coursing Results Sunday 2nd August 2009:
RACE 1 – MACRO MEATS VETERANS STAKE
Shaun Laffin’s BAD RAGAZ (BK D, Jun ’05; Big Daddy Cool/Impressive) defeated Rolland Parry’s PUZZLE PIECES (BK D, Aug ’04; Solve The Puzzle/Squatters Corner) by 2 lengths in 15.40. Winner trained by Shaun Laffin.

RACE 2 : RUBY LOANS RISING STAR (SA BRED) PRELUDE
Marie Harvey’s BITTA SURF (BK D, Oct ’07; Surf Lorian/Wedding) defeated Marie Harvey’s BITTA WEDDING (BK D, Oct ’07, Surf Lorian/Wedding) by a head in 15.60. Winner trained by Murray Harvey.

RACE 3 : EMERLEY PARK MAIDEN STAKE
Warren Owen’s INFERNO MASTER (BK D, Jan ’07; Hallucinate/Distinctive) defeated Barry Shepheard’s TOMZORO (F D, Jan ’07; Zed Three/Sarah’s Fire) by 4 lengths in 15.52. Winner trained by Des Hockley.

RACE 4 : TWO WELLS HARDWARE & MORE MAIDEN STAKE
Neville Blackett’s LUCY WILDS (BK B, Apr ’07; Return the King/Storm Lily) defeated The Rising Above Syndicate’s CHEAP AND NASTY (BD D, Jan ’07; Bond/Vita Desire) by 1 length in 15.48. Winner trained by Barry Shepheard.

RACE 5 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VETERINARY SERVICES MAIDEN STAKE
Barry Shepheard’s CEE MOONEY (BK D, Jan ’07; Bond/Shimawal) defeated Barry Shepheard’s ARBOUR AUSSIE (F D, Feb ’06; Where’s Pedro/Arbour Tess) by 4 lengths in 15.58. Winner trained by Barry Shepheard.

RACE 6 : KENNARDS HIRE NOVICE STAKE
Marie Harvey’s BITTA BEER (BK D, Apr ’07; Bitta Awesome/Wedding Kiss) defeated Ray Bartolo’s BARTOLEE (BK D, Jan ’07; Brett Lee/Boo’s Choice) by 2 lengths in 15.40. Winner trained by Murray Harvey.

RACE 7 : RACING IS FUN SYNDICATION MAIDEN STAKE
Carole Scott’s MR MILLER (WBD D, Nov ’07; Digital/Madam Lash) defeated Simon Mader’s FITS OF FURY (BK B, May ’07; Go Wild Teddy/Miss Bossy) by 1 length in 15.89. Winner trained by John Rees.

RACE 8 : GOTBA COURSING CLUB MAIDEN STAKE
Frank Deeble’s DEANNA (BK B, Nov ’06; Modern Assassin/Empire Match) won in a bye. Winner trained by Michael Taylor.