Congratulations to Philip Kruger (owner) and Shaun Laffin (trainer) on the win of Big Merc, who convincingly won the 2014 GOTBA/GRSA Waterloo Cup over the gallant Cool Frank. Whilst the numbers were disappointing, the quality of the field was not – with early favourite Stew’s Mistake going down to Big Merc in the 3rd round, patrons knew they were going to get a good final course and they were not disappointed.
Ben Rawlings had an absolutely mind-boggling day leading in four winners, with King Chaos bringing him success in the Derby when defeating Ray Fewing’s Raja’s Green Man. Again, the numbers were down but the quality was there with some pretty handy performances handed in by the younger brigade. Ben’s other winners on the day were Man of Manners in the GOTBA Maiden Stake, Lochinvar Impala in the GOTBA Maiden Stake and Kalden Legenda in the Waterloo Cup Consolation.
Ken Trowbridge also enjoyed his day’s racing when Footluce Diva defeated her litter sister Footluce Dancer in the 2014 GOTBA/GRSA Oaks – again, disappointing numbers but a field full of class.
Our next and final meeting for 2014 is scheduled for Sunday 7 September – all grades catered for with nominations closing with GRSA at 9am on Wednesday 3 September. This is your last opportunity for the 2014 season, so come along a give your greyhound an experience to remember! See you there!
RACE 1 : 2014 GOTBA/GRSA DERBY
Craig Boston & Meg Rawlings KING CHAOS (F D, May ’12; Dyna Lachlan/My Lipping) defeated Ray Fewings’ RAJA’S GREEN MAN (BK D, Mar ’13; Bit Chilli/Dancing Jay Lo) by 5 lengths in 15.35. Winner trained by Ben Rawlings. Salut William and Emerley Avenger finished equal third.
RACE 2 : 2014 GOTBA/GRSA WATERLOO CUP
Philip Kruger’s BIG MERC (Dk BD D, May ’10; Pure Octane/Foolish Jean) defeated Ray Fewings COOL FRANK (WH & R BD D, Jan ’11; Big Daddy Cool/TeMata Ness) by 6 lengths in 15.36. Winner trained by Shaun Laffin. Stew’s Mistake finished third.
RACE 3 : 2014 GOTBA/GRSA OAKS
Ken & Melissa Trowbridge’s FOOTLUCE DIVA (BK B, Jul ’12; Vapour Whirl/Foot Luce) defeated Ken & Melissa Trowbridge’s FOOTLUCE DANCER (BE B, Jul ’12; Vapour Whirl/Foot Luce) by 5 lengths in 15.23. Winner trained by Ken Trowbridge. Chinese Burn and She’s Chaos finished equal third.
RACE 4 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Timothy Aloisi’s MAN OF MANNERS (F D,Sep ’10; Elite State/First Star) defeated S Laffin. P Clarke & M Gosatti’s PRINCE HOLYFIELD (BK D, Jan ’10; Token Prince/Betty’s Angel) by 2.5 lengths in 15.52. Winner trained by Ben Rawlings.
RACE 5 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
N Rawlings & T Thiele LOCHINVAR IMPALA (BK D, Aug ’11; Where’s Pedro/Adhara Shine) defeated The Proven Syndicate’s PROVEN URBAN (BE D, Sep ’11; High Earner/Proven Lilly) by 2.75 lengths in 15.38. Winner trained by Ben Rawlings.
RACE 6 : GOTBA NOVICE STAKE
Neil & Teresa Mann’s WRAP AROUND SUE (BK B, Oct ’11; Bartrim Bale/Coulta Gold) defeated The Golden Paw Syndicate’s WACKY PEDRO (BE D, Nov ’11; El Grand Senor/Wacky Car Races) by 2 lengths in 15.49. Winner trained by Neil Mann.
RACE 7 : 2014 GOTBA/GRSA WATERLOO CUP CONSOLATION
The Estate of Peter Butterfield’s KALDEN LEGENDA (BE D, Dec ’10; El Galo/Abbadale Elle) defeated A Fry, R McAuley-Fry, L & K Warren’s STONE COLD CASEY (F D, Jan ’11; Talk’s Cheap/Flying Milly) by 5.5 lengths in 15.52. Winner trained by Ben Rawlings.