2012 South Australian Coursing Season Gets Underway

In fine sunny conditions the 2012 Season commenced with an 11 race program. All events were 4-dog and Committee has resolved that at least the first 3 meetings will be kept to 4-dog events.

This gives all trainers the opportunity to give their greyhounds “a go” – see that they enjoy this type of racing and suffer no harm from 2 runs up the straight. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 13 and a Mother’s Day event will be conducted for “the girls” – greyhounds that is!

Cossie Lopresto showed the way in the training brigade by providing a double with Flying Belle and Rendition, Kiah Edwards had her first coursing winner with Spotted Kaspar along with David Neal, another newcomer, and Dizzy Karma.

The track was in superb condition and the Club is grateful to all those volunteers who make this happen each week.

RESULTS:
RACE 1 : KENNARD’S HIRE MAIDEN STAKE
Todd Kelly’s UNCLE LARRY (WBK D, Nov ’10; Uncle Remus/Patonga Park) defeated Justin Penn’s SON OF COLMAR (BK D, Oct ’10; Haysam Mija/Howzat Colmar) by ½ length in 15.79. Winner trained by Todd Kelly.

RACE 2 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VET SURGERY MAIDEN STAKE
Cosimo Lopresto’s FLYING BELLE (BKW B, Oct ’09; Coulta Bomber/Bar Flyer) defeated the Jasper Family’s TAYLOR JONES (BK B, Dec ’09; Collision/Ask Any Dancer) by 3 lengths in 15.31. Winner trained by Cosimo Lopresto.

RACE 3 : EMERLEY PARK MAIDEN STAKE
Neil Mann’s CLOSET GANGSTER (BK D, Mar ’10; Go Wild Teddy/Alabama Tourist) defeated Paul Turner’s DINKY DI DAN (BE D, Oct ’09; Bobniak/Beary Cute) by 2.5 lengths in 15.52. Winner trained by Neil Mann.

RACE 4 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
The Jasper Family’s RICHMOND BOY (BK D, Feb ’10; Paddy’s Flame/Quee Two) defeated Martin Doyle’s MILEY’S STAR (BK B, Jun ’08; Where’s Pedro/Chiki Boss) by 5 lengths in 15.43. Winner trained by Cathy Harris.

RACE 5 : KENNARD’S HIRE MAIDEN STAKE
Cosimo Lopresto’s RENDITION (WBK D, Oct ’09; Coulta Bomber/Bar Flyer) defeated Martin Doyle’s PRINCE LEE BOY (BK D, Dec ’07; Addis Boy/Doylee’s) by 4 lengths in 15.48. Winner trained by Cosimo Lopresto.

RACE 6 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VET SURGERY MAIDEN STAKE
Kiah Edwards’ SPOTTED KASPER (WBK D, Oct ’09; Emerley Carlos/Strathisla Lass) defeated Valance Phillips SILLY BILLY BOY (BK D, Feb ‘08; Bond/Camden Gift) by 1.5 lengths in 15.50. Winner trained by Kiah Edwards.

RACE 7 : EMERLEY PARK MAIDEN STAKE
Julie Edmondson’s SIZE WILL MATTER (WRF D, Nov ’09; Knocka Norris/Queen Size) defeated Neil Mann’s PIPPA EM (FB Feb ’10; Where’s Pedro/All Styles) by a neck in 15.43. Winner trained by John Mundy.

RACE 8 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Diane Roberts’ DIZZY KARMA (RBD B, Dec ’09; Collision/Meg’s Shadow) defeated Kelvin Stott’s BARNEY NIMBUS (BK D, Sep ’08; Trent Lee/Flash Nimbus) by 1 length in 15.46. Winner trained by David Neal.

RACE 9 : KENNARD’S HIRE MAIDEN STAKE
Michael Louth’s COQUIHALLA (BK D, Sep ’09; Mandagery Man/Mohar) defeated Peter Luxton’s NIRIMBA SAPPHIRE (BDW B, Jan ’09; Big Daddy Cool/Nirimba Cool) by 1.5 lengths in 15.27. Winner trained by Rolland Parry.

RACE 10 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VET SURGERY NOVICE STAKE
Barry Jones’ SLIPPER’S SWEET (BK B, Jan ’09; Exceptional/Slipper’s Gin) defeated Michael Louth’s KATO (BK D, Jun ’09; Black Enforcer/Chatanika) by a neck in 15.30. Winner trained by Barry Jones.

RACE 11 : EMERLEY PARK NOVICE STAKE
Damien Mill’s BLACK AND BLUE (BE D, Dec ’09; Black Enforcer/Sell Some Blue) defeated Mader/Scott’s BELALIE BOY (BD D, Nov ’08; Pure Octane/Madam Lash) by 3 lengths in 15.00 (Best). Winner trained by Alisha Sutherland.