2008 Coursing Season Gets Underway

cousring greyhoundsThe 2008 season started on Sunday at Virginia in South Australia, with 64 greyhounds entered for the GOTBA’s first meeting. The winners were spread out over all trainers with some very good youngsters appearing for the first time.

Neil Mann’s Pillage provided some eye catching runs and this Sep ’06 youngster has a lot more wins in store. Carole Scott’s Noble Quoted returned to the winner’s circle when taking out the Adelaide Plains Veterinary All Aged Stake.

Owners and trainers are reminded that the SA GBOTA’s next meeting is scheduled for 18 May and all grades will be catered for. Remember, nominations now close with GRSA at 9 am on the Wednesday preceding our meeting.

RACE 1 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VETERINARY SERVICES ALL AGED STAKE
Simon Mader’s NOBLE QUOTED (RBD D, Jun ‘0, Jun ’05; Token Prince/Miss Quoted) defeated Barry Shepheard’s ARBOUR ROSE (BKW B, Sep ’04; Chiuta/Real Duchess) by 7L in 15.29. Winner trained by Carole Scott.

RACE 2 : TWO WELLS HARDWARE & MORE JUVENILE/MAIDEN STAKE
Neil Mann’s PILLAGE (BK D, Sep ’06; Carnage/Nirimba Pearl) ran 15.35. Winner trained by Neil Mann.

RACE 3 : RUBY HOME LOANS MAIDEN STAKE
Russell Maxwell’s RUMAX (RF D, Jan ’06; Carnage/With Poise) defeated Jose Desaubin’s SEY REMI (BK B, Dec ’05; November Fury/Diosma Lass) by 1.5 lengths in 16.26. Winner trained by Ken McAuley.

RACE 4 : BENNYS LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES MAIDEN STAKE
Raye Kelly’s WINSOME LONESOME (WRF D, Nov ’04; History Lesson/Winsome Duchess) defeated Luis Carrico’s RUN SUSY RUN (RBD B, Sep ’04; Lindale Blue/Strickland Jill) by .75 length in 15.50. Winner trained by Raye Kelly.

RACE 5 : LUCKY PRISTINE AT STUD MAIDEN STAKE
Justin Penn’s HOWZAT COLMAR (BK B, Mar ’06; Solve The Puzzle/Hopper Lee) defeated Rebecca Shahin’s FULLBACK JACK (BEBD D, Mar ’05; Collision/Fortified Valley) by 4 lengths in 15.38. Winner trained by Justin Penn.

RACE 6 : ADELAIDE FURNITURE & ELECTRICAL MAIDEN STAKE
Andreas Louca’s MISSING PIECES (WBKT B, Apr ’05; Solve The Puzzle/Southern Secret) defeated Raye Kelly’s BRER FOX (BK D, Jul ’06; Collide/Fair Dancer) by 7 lengths in 15.55. Winner trained by Andreas Louca.

RACE 7 : EMERLEY PARK MAIDEN STAKE
The Affordable Fun Syndicate’s COOL SPEED (WBE D, Jun ’04; Big Daddy Cool/Burning Spears) defeated Bob Sims’ EMMA’S MERC (BK B, Jan ’06; Collide/Camden Shiraz) by 4.5 lengths in 15.44. Winner trained by Adam Martin.

RACE 8 : TODD GRAY MAIDEN STAKE
Brian Gordon’s POZIERES (BEBD D, Dec ’05; History Lesson/Blaine Blues) defeated Rohan Way’s SPANGLISH (WBK D, Sep ’04; Elgrando/Govidius) by 3.5 lengths in 15.65. Winner trained by Barry Shepheard.

RACE 9 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Neville Blackett’s BAILEY HUDSON (BK D, Oct ’05; Cruise Creek/Storm Lilly) defeated Steve Feijen’s INHALOR (F D, Feb ’06; Where’s Pedro/Arbour Tess) by 2.5 lengths in 15.79. Winner trained by Neville Blackett.

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