Neil Mann Kicks Off 2009 Coursing Season In Style

In ideal coursing conditions, even with a slight shower, Neil Mann has a wonderful start to the 2009 season when leading in a treble with Pillage, Tourist Col and Third Edition.

Third Edition was the recipient of the “Run of the Day” award decided by Vaun Gray. Both Lauren Harris and Paul Turner had a double with their respective charges.

The Open Stake saw Howzat Colmar return to coursing after a brilliant 2008, however Pillage was able to pull out all stops when defeating Howzat Colmar by 2 lengths in 15.05. In another close course, Tourist Col defeated Danger Rhode by a length in 15.40.

The next Virginaia coursing meeting is scheduled for 19 April and will feature the Cairnsys Novice Stake for greyhounds who have only won a maiden event at coursing. Nominations close with GRSA on Wednesday 15 April at 9.00 am.

Virginia Coursing Results For Sunday 5th April 2009

Race 1 : Adelaide Plains Veterinary Services Open Stake
Neil Mann’s PILLAGE (BK D, Sep ’06; Carnage/Nirimba Pearl) defeated Justin Penn’s HOWZAT COLMAR (BK B, Mar ’06; Solve The Puzzle/Hopper Lee) by 2 lengths in 15.05. Winner trained by Neill Mann.

Race 2 : Chairman’s Maiden Stake
Graeme George’s TOURIST COL (BK D, Nov ’06; Premier Fantasy/Olympic Tourist) defeated Ken McAuley’s DANGER RHODE (F D, May ’06; big Daddy Cool/Ashlee Rhode) by 1 length in 15.40. Winner trained by Neil Mann.

Race 3 : Ruby Loans Maiden Stake
Graeme George’s THIRD EDITION (BK D, Nov ’06; Premier Fantasy/Olympic Tourist) defeated Lauren Harris’ STIMULATOR (BK D, Jan ’06; Primo Uno/Malagro Princess) by 8 lengths in 15.16. Winner trained by Neil Mann.

Race 4 : Two Wells Hardware & More Maiden Stake
Kirrily Watson’s BEGUILING (RF B, Sep ’06; Most Awesome/Bella Hunter) defeated Vernon Anderson’s BRITNEY’S PRIDE (RF B, Nov ’06; King’s Cadet/Rocket’s Intent) by 5 lengths in 15.51. Winner trained by Dale Martin.

Race 5 : Benny’s Landscape Supplies Novice Stake
Luis Carrico’s FAX AFFAIR (BE B, Jan ’06; Lindale Blue/Carnie Girl) defeated Neil Mann’s SKYLAH (BK B, Apr ’05; Bombastic Shiraz/Tourist Suzie) by 2 lengths in 15.30. Winner trained by Paul Turner.

Race 6 : Kennard’s Hire Juvenile Maiden Stake
Lynette Simes’ DAKOTA OCTANE (BDW D, May ’07; Pure Octane/Dakota Diva) defeated John Spoolder’s LOOSE LIPS LARRY (BKW D, May ’07; Big Daddy Cool/Tamala Park) by a neck in 15.32. Winner trained by Colin Simes.

Race 7 : Emerley Park Juvenile Maiden Stake
The Prime Park Racing Syndicate’s DIGITIZE (BK D, Jul ’07; Digital/Quee Two) defeated John Spoolder’s CARBON THUNDER (BK D, May ’07; Big Daddy Cool/Tamala Park) by 1.5 lengths in 15.45. Winner trained by Lauren Harris.

Race 8 : Todd Gray Maiden Stake
The Prime Park Racing Syndicate’s MEMORIAL DRIVE (BK B, Jan ’07; Late Late Show/Ultimate Alice) defeated Mazwell Dolheguy’s KEL CAN DO (BK B, May ’07; Phoenix Ice/Dyna Cyprus) by 5 lengths in 15.33. Winner trained by Lauren Harris.

Race 9 : Adelaide Furniture & Electrical Maiden Stake
Paul Turner’s JUSTICE PREVAILS (BK D, Sep ’06; Bond/Just Sarah Jane) defeated Bill Rayner’s RUSTY ROULETTE (BK D, Apr ’04; Exceptional/Irish Harp) by 8 lengths in 15.15. Winner trained by Paul Turner.