NSW Trainers Strike Provides Gift For Pringle

Following two heats of the AAA Radiator Specialists Christmas Gift at Wentworth Park on Saturday night (December 8), the final box draw was undertaken trackside.

The Group 3 $25,000 to winner final on Saturday December 15, includes four runner prepared by Clergate trainer, David Pringle, after many high profile greyhound trainers supported the “no show” trainers strike by not nominating their greyhounds for the classic race.

Claiming both heats, Pringle said he was pleased with his runners and expects further improvement from his team.

Break Loose, owned by soon to be sister-in-law Amy Birdsall, won the opening heat in impressive fashion.

The blue brindle son of Collision x Lachlan’s Gift began sweetly from the favourable eight alley, crossing the field to lead all the way in 29.78.

Frank Anderson prepared Left Field finished in second, with Pringle’s second starter and race favourite, Moonshine Sally finishing in third.

The second qualifier saw a one-two result for the Central West trainer, with Barney’s Magic beating Buck Fever in 29.84.

Both runners came into the series in hot form, after both greyhounds broke the 520m Bathurst track record a fortnight ago.

The box draw for the 2012 AAA Radiator Specialists Christmas Gift is:


AAA RADIATOR SPECIALISTS CHRISTMAS GIFT FINAL

Box 1 – BUCK FEVER DAVID PRINGLE
Box 2 – BREAK LOOSE DAVID PRINGLE
Box 3 – ALL DEBREE JOHN HARRIS
Box 4 – NO RULES LEAGUE GEORGE MICALLEF
Box 5 – BARNEY’S MAGIC DAVID PRINGLE
Box 6 – LEFT FIELD DAVID ANDERSON
Box 7 – BUGATTI FLYER JACQUELINE DAVIS
Box 8 – MOONSHINE SALLY DAVID PRINGLE
1st Res – YO COOL MAXIE BARRY EVANS
2nd Res – HOT CHIP JOHN HEAD

The AAA Radiator Specialists Christmas Gift will headline a sensational race meeting at Wentworth Park on December 15, which also includes the annual kids Christmas Party.

The meeting looks like being well supported with the current trainers strike due to end on December 14th 2012.

Oncourse activities include a Jumping Castle, Frizzy The Clown, Petting Zoo, Jack Russell Races and Gingerbread Men decorating. Plus there will be gift bags for the first 200 Children through the Wentworth Park road gates.

In addition, Potential Artists Plater Painting will be trackside with more great kids’ crafts available. Gates open at 5.30pm, first race is at 7.23pm, with a visit from Santa expected before Race 1! Further information can be obtained from NSW GBOTA on 02 8587 1210.