Kim Johnstone Snares Treble At Virginia Coursing

A belated return to coursing saw Kim Johnstone lead in a treble with Specify, Disco Dave and Lochinvar Rip. With a return to more reasonable weather after our wild winds and rain for the previous two days, coursing was conducted in sunny but somewhat cold conditions. Specify defeated Onslow in the first event for Kim Johnstone, then Disco Dave repeated the effort when defeating Remo Rheola and last but not least, Lochinvar Rip defeated Jetson Kist in the next.

Cyclone Polly defeated Nevaeh Kist for Leigh Drganc and Ray Fewings returned to the winners circle when Rajas Ogre defeated Jack and Lolli in the Novice Stake. Just Shine showed his liking for coursing when he defeated Nicholas Jack for Robyn Mackellar. Todd Kelly returned to coursing with Aha McBain who was successful in the Juvenile Stake when defeating Hidden Criminal for Neil Mann. Cathy Harris’ Apertif defeated Tony Fry’s Stone Cold Casey in the last.

Time honours for the day went to Apertif when he clocked 15.32.

Dates for the remainder of the season are 13 and 27 July, 10 and 24 August, with our final meeting on 7 September.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 13 July – all grades catered for.

RESULTS:

RACE 1 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Stephen Rolph’s SPECIFY (Bk D, Nov ’11; Mogambo/Velocity Thunder) defeated Paula Hearnden’s ONSLOW (Wh&BK D, Jan ’12; Premier Fantasy/TYrusta Rush) by 1.5 lengths in 15.48. Winner trained by Kim Johnstone.

RACE 2 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Shaun Evans & Chris Nutt’s DISCO DAVE (BEBD D, Feb ’11; Collision/Paris St Germain) defeated Alan Brown’s REMO RHEOLA (BK B, Dec ’11; Magic Sprite/Remo Agogo) by 1.5 lengths in 15.58. Winner trained by Kim Johnstone.

RACE 3 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Kim Johnstone’s LOCHINVAR RIP (BK D, Dec ’09; Bombastic Shiraz/Pure Elite) defeated Kist Syndicate’s JETSON KIST (WH&BK D, Jan ’11; Emerley Carlos/Ivory Kist) by 2.25 lengths in 15.59. Winner trained by Kim Johnstone.

RACE 4 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Last Legs Syndicate’s CYCLONE POLLY (BK&WH B, Dec ’11; Velocette/Sootica) defeated Kist Syndicate’s NEVAEH KIST (BK B, May ’12; Satanic Cash/Ivory Kist) by 5 lengths in 15.40. Winner trained by Leigh Drganc.

RACE 5 : GOTBA NOVICE STAKE
Ray Fewings’ RAJAS OGRE (BD D, Feb ’12; Kinloch Brae/Bell’s Gem) defeated T & N Kelly’s JACK AND LOLLI (BK B, Dec ’11; Knocka Norris/Trumps) by 3 lengths in 15.33. Winner trained by Ray Fewings.

RACE 6 : GOTBA NOVICE STAKE
T McCallum & R Mackellar’s JUST SHINE (BE D, Nov ’10; Big Daddy Cool/Adhara Shine) defeated T, R & N Kelly and R Price’s NICHOLAS JACK (WH & BK D, Mar ’11; Made to Size/Flame McBain) by 2.25 lengths in 15.60. Winner trained by R Mackellar.

RACE 7 : GOTBA JUVENILE STAKE
T & R Kelly and R Price’s AHA MCBAIN (BK B, Nov ’12; Spring Gun/Flame McBain) defeated Teresa Mann’s HIDDEN CRIMINAL (BK D, Sep ’12; Trewly Special/Crime Fighter) by 3 lengths in 15.60. Winner trained by Todd Kelly.

RACE 8 : GOTBA FREE FOR ALL STAKE
Cathy Harris’ APERTIF (BK D, Apr ’11; Bombastic Shiraz/Black Caviar) defeated R McAuley-Fry, A Fry & L & K Warren’s STONE COLD CASEY (F D, Jan ’11; Talk’s Cheap/Flying Milly) by a long neck in 15.32. Winner trained by Cathy Harris.

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