On a bitterly cold morning, the brave and foolhardy ventured to Virginia to complete yet another field racing meeting. Ray Fewings returned to coursing with a vengeance with three winners – Remo Rheola, Rajas Ogre and Rajas Green Man. Hidden Criminal showed his liking for Virginia when he won for Neil and Teresa Mann and Paula Hearnden’s patience was rewarded when Onslow greeted the judge. Laurie Cahalan also returned to coursing with El Tren Bala and took out the second event. Len Wilson and First Call showed all comers a clean pair of heels when taking out the Free For All, running the best of the day in his second course, 15.39. The track was a bit on the slow side after being well and truly watered during the week.
Dates for the remainder of the season are 27 July, 10 and 24 August and our final meeting on 7 September. Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 27 July – all grades catered for.
RACE 1 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Paula Hearnden’s ONSLOW (Wh&BK D, Jan ’12; Premier Fantasy/TYrusta Rush) defeated the Ratbags Syndicate JETSET REBEL (WH & BK D, Dec ’10; Velocette/Odessa Princess) by 1.25 lengths in 15.63. Winner trained by Paula Hearnden.
RACE 2 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
The Does He Drink Syndicate’s EL TREN BALA (F D, Sep ’11; El Grand Senor/So Seductive) defeated Paul & Helen Hearnden’s LONG GULLY MARK (WH & BK D, Apr ’12, Premier Fantasy/Blue Palace) by 3 lengths in 15.55. Winner trained by Laurie Cahalan.
RACE 3 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Alan Brown’s REMO RHEOLA (BK B, Dec ’11; Magic Sprite/Remo Agogo) defeated the Don’t Knocka Coppa Syndicate’s NASTY NED (BK D, Mar’11; Knocka Norris/Police Woman) by 2.5 lengths in 15.58. Winner trained by Ray Fewings
RACE 4 : GOTBA FFA STAKE
Len Wilson’s FIRST CALL (BK D, Nov ’10; El Galo/Dance Token) defeated R McAuley-Fry, A Fry & L & K Warren’s STONE COLD CASEY (F D, Jan ’11; Talk’s Cheap/Flying Milly) by 2.5 lengths in 15.43. Winner trained by Len Wilson.
RACE 5 : GOTBA NOVICE/ONE STAKE
Ray Fewings’ RAJAS OGRE (BD D, Feb ’12; Kinloch Brae/Bell’s Gem) defeated the Last Legs Syndicate’s CYCLONE POLLY (BK&WH B, Dec ’11; Velocette/Sootica) by 1.5 lengths in 15.50. Winner trained by Ray Fewings.
RACE 6 : GOTBA JUVENILE/MAIDEN STAKE
Ray Fewings’ RAJA’S GREEN MAN (BK D, Mar ’13; Bit Chilli/Dancing JayLo) defeated Teresa Mann’s CRIMINAL WITNESS (BK D, Sep ’12; Trewly Special/Crime Fighter) by .5 length in 15.80 Winner trained by Ray Fewings.
RACE 7 : GOTBA JUVENILE STAKE
Teresa Mann’s HIDDEN CRIMINAL (BK D, Sep ’12; Trewly Special/Crime Fighter) defeated Teresa Mann’s MISS SHAW (BK B, Sep ’12; Trewly Special/Crime Fighter) by 4 lengths in 15.93. Winner trained by Neil Mann.