Coursing Stalwarts Lead The Way At Virginia

Robyn Mackellar returned to coursing with Big Dingo who showed his rivals a clean pair of heels when taking out the Maiden event in 15.57, defeating Big Merc by a neck. Times were on the slow side after all the rain that had been received in the area. Peter Smith’s patience was rewarded when Jetset Rebel took out the second maiden in 15.58 when he defeated Black Merlo. Jessie Fozz kept the smile on Len Wilson’s face when she defeated Blonde Justice in 15.68 in the third maiden. Lake Burley showed his liking for coursing when defeating Hilltop Snow for Wendy Sebastyn in 15.61. Raja’s Green Man continued on his winning way for Ray Fewings when taking out the Juvenile Stake, defeating Little Caddy in the process. Don Turner and Stew’s Mistake made no mistake when defeating First Call in the Open Stake in 15.44 (best).

Dates for the remainder of the season are 10 and 24 August, with our final meeting on 7 September. Please note that our meetings in August do clash with Gawler; however we will attempt to negotiate for the 31 August with no clash apparent. You will be informed of the outcome.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 10 August – all grades are catered for.

RESULTS:

RACE 1 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Ron Williams BIG DINGO (BE F D; Feb ’12; Cosmic Rumble/Zin Zin Zanziba) defeated Philip Kruger’s BIG MERC (DK BD D; May ’10; Pure Octane/Foolish Jean) by a neck in 15.57. Winner trained by Robyn Mackellar.

RACE 2 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
The Ratbags Syndicate’s JETSET REBEL (Wh&Bk D, Dec ’10; Velocette/Odessa Princess) defeated the Castle Plaza Tavern Syndicate’s BLACK MERLO (BK D, Aug ’11; Bombastic Shiraz/Black Narcissus) by 2 lengths in 15.58. Winner trained by Peter Smith.

RACE 3 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Len Wilson’s JESSIE FOZZ (F B; Sep ’11; Nitro Burst/Bella Calabresa) defeated Karon Blakemore’s BLONDE JUSTICE (F B, Feb ’12; Dee Winter/Candy Lu) by 1 length in 15.68. Winner trained by Len Wilson.

RACE 4 : GOTBA NOVICE/ONE STAKE
Wendy Sebastyan’s LAKE BURLEY (BK D, Mar ’11; College Causeway/Where’s Leena) defeated Tina Cattermole’s HILLTOP SNOW (Wh&Be B, Apr ’11; El Galo/Ice Blast) by 3 lengths in 15.61. Winner trained by Wendy Sebastyan.

RACE 5 : GOTBA JUVENILE STAKE
Ray Fewings’ RAJA’S GREEN MAN (BK D, Mar ’13; Bit Chilli/Dancing JayLo) defeated Tina Cattermole’s LITTLE CADDY (F B, Feb ’13; Galba Jack/Carra Winslow) by 8 lengths in 15.62. Winner trained by Ray Fewings.

RACE 6 : GOTBA OPEN STAKE
Don Turner’s STEW’S MISTAKE (F D, Dec ’11; Cosmic Chief/Miss Eva Mai) defeated Len Wilson’s FIRST CALL (BK D, Nov ’10; El Galo/Dance Token) by 4.5 lengths in 15.44. Winner trained by Don Turner.