BINGARA’S Barb Keelan saved the best for last when her charge Who’s Harry snatched the feature Steelfarm event over 365 metres at the Armidale Greyhound meeting on Saturday.
Racing club president Greg Nordstrom said while the race had only four runners, it was a quality field and a well contested event.
Nordstrom said despite ‘perfect racing weather’, the crowd was comparatively small, and had been affected by a few late scratchings.
The club is now looking forward to its next outing on June 21 and then back to back meetings in August ‘where we’ll have heats and finals and we’re teeing up the sponsors for that now’, Nordstrom said.
Another perennial success story on Saturday was Tenterfield’s Peter McAlister who took the first, a maiden, with Madison Lily and placed second with Corporate Miss and third with Lethal Eagle in race five.
“He’s (McAlister) always had a good strike rate,” Nordstrom said.
Race 1 Armidale Bowling Club maiden 365m: 1 Madison Lily, Peter McAlister Tenterfield, 2 Western Bliss, Denis Nixon Armidale, 3 Longway Bobby, Robert Bray, Uralla. Time 21.77.
Race 2 Barry Mitchell mixed 440m: 1 Race Ace, Scott Baker Tamworth, 2 Try Some Magic, Rodney Sheather Glenugie, 3 Devine Fear, Mark Taylor Westdale. Time 26.08.
Race 3 John Cannon grade 5 365m: Chauffeured, Spencer Torch Tamworth, 2 Tsarina Honeyset, Robyn Clay Tamworth, 3 Viva Georgie, Maureen West Beechwood. Time 21.35.
Race 5 Armidale Express grade 5 365m: 1 Pa’s Gift, Rodney Sheather Glenugie, 2 Corporate Miss, Peter McAlister Tenterfield, 3 Lethal Eagle, Peter McAlister Tenterfield. Time 21.41.
Race 6: Highland Pet Foods grade B8 520m: 1 Sublime, Maureen West Beechwood, 2 Tipa Gaites, Joshua Hatch Tamworth, 3 Who’s Hot, Barb Keelan Bingara. Time 30.84.
Race 7 Steelfarm Armidale grade B8 365m: 1 Who’s Harry, Barb Keelan Bingara, 2 Run Mickey Run, Denis Hatch Tamworth, 3 Niniane’s Dream, Barb Keelan Bingara. Time 20.83.
Courtesy : The Armidale Express