Coursing Stalwarts Enjoy The Best Of Vics First Day

The start of the meeting was delayed until the fog lifted. The weather soon improved and by this time our meeting was well underway.

John & Carol Westerlo had a great day with three winners to open their 2009 season. There were other loyal supporters who came and conquered.

The Tougher’s from Warragul, the Collyer’s from East Coburg, Bill Elllis made the trip up from Rosebud West, Lionel Kraemer from Cranbourne South, N. Stanley from Portland, Peter Grice from Bena and Jim Chircop from Heathcote.

The first meeting of the year was a great days coursing and there were many close courses. The main event was keenly a contested final between Samemma of the red and and last year’s Derby Winner Typhoon Harry of the White. Samemma is black bitch whelped November 2005 whilst Typhoon Harry is a Black day whelpt Februay 2007. Samemma “flew” the slips. Typhoon Harry tried very hard but could not reign Samemma’s beatufil slips start.

There were som new stars that graced the track like Black Hummer winning the dog puppy and Voodoo Oak winning the bitch puppy. Both puppies coursed very keenly and won their stakes in fine style. Then there were some old grand campaigners like Transadler who is a December 2003 whelping, he proved that age is no barrier when he ran up in the All Aged Stake.

There were 6 maiden events (3 dogs & 3 bitches) of which only one greyhound had coursing form. This might have made things difficult for our resident bookmaker Gary Thomas but alas he was still smiling at the end of the meeting.

This was a great meeting and many thanks should go to the great staff at Healesville who volunteered the time and effort. The success is that’s to you, so give youtslves a pat on the back.

We’re off to Benalla next week (7th June,) if you did not get a start this week (we did have 120 nominations) give Benalla a go. They have excellent facilities, a drag lure, and great grub.

Healesvuille Coursing Full Results

Event 1 – Mount Riddell Cup
Winner: SAMEMMEA, a November 2005 BK B, breeding: Token Kahn X Smooth Snoozer, Owner: N. Kelly, Trainer: A. Tougher – Warragul DEFEATED TYPHOON HARRY, a February 2007 BK D, breeding: Typhoon Tide X Gene Vale, Owner G. Clark, Trainer C. Dalton – North Croydon.

Event 2 – Jim’s Test & Tag – All Aged Stake
Winner: VOODOO OAK, a March 2006 DKBD B, breeding: Primo Uno X Trendy Oak, Owner/Trainer: K. Collyer – Coburg East DEFEATED TRANSADLER, a December 2003 BK D, breeding: Primo Uno X Hotburst, Owner: BobLex Synd, Trainer J. Formosa – Heathcote.

Event 3 – Manningham Slipping Track – Bitch Puppy
Winner: CLASSY TIPPER, a March 2007 WBK B, breeding: Droopy’s Puzzle X Tiny Tipper, Owner/Trainer: C. Westerlo – Clyde DEFEATED (withdrawn injured) SHIRDON LAURYN, a March 2007 BD B, Owner/Trainer: D. McDonald – Shepparton East.

Event 4 – KRB Leather – Dog Puppy
Winner: BLACK HUMMER, a March 2007 BK D, breeding: Black Enforcer X Hum Dinga, Owner: N. McRae, Trainer: C. Westerlo – Clyde DEFEATED SONNY BEN, a March 2007 BK D, breeding: Primo Uno X Misarrest, Owner: G. Clark, Trainer: C. Dalton – North Croydon.

Event 5 – Gary Thomas Bookmaker – Dog Maiden 1
Winner: HE’S A PSYCHO, an April 2006 RF D, breeding: Where’s Pedro X Darlin’ Ditmar, Owner: Charwend Synd, Trainer: W. Ellis – Rosebud West DEFEATED FINN O’SULLIVAN, a March 2006 BK D, breeding: Mustang Zapper X Queen Chill, Owner: B White, Trainer: J Donaldson – Euroa.

Event 6 – Lomol Transport P/L – Dog Maiden 2
Winner: BLACK PALADIN, a December 2006 BK D, breeding: Where’s Pedro X Superfire Gossip, Owner/Trainer: L. Kraemer – Sth Cranbourne DEFEATED HILL BILLY JACK, a January 2007 BK D, breeding: Whisky Assassin X Blue Drill, a January 2007 BK D, Owner/Trainer: M. Turner – Corio.

Event 7 – GTE Transport – Dog Maiden 3
Winner: NOSE LIKE LAURIE, a January 2007 BD D, breeding: Elite State X Tommie’s Placard, Owner: S Watson, Trainer: J. Westerlo – Clyde DEFEATED GO WILD HARRY, an October 2005 BK D, breeding: Go Wild Teddy X Germina, Owner: A Mad Synd, Trainer: D. McDonald – Shepparton East.

Event 8 – Sommerset Walkers – Bitch Maiden 1
Winner: SANTOSA’S ROSE, a February 2007 BK B, breeding: November Fury X Santosa Lady, Owner: Champayne Synd. Trainer: M. Stanley – Portland DEFEATED RYTHMIC OAK, a March 2006 BK B, breeding: Primo Uno X Trendy Oak, Owner: N M Money Synd. Trainer: G. Pattichis – St Albans.

Event 9 – Pitstop Mowers -Bitch Maiden 2
Winner: DARLING DESI, a September 2006 F B, breeding: Bombastic Shiraz X Dream Heart, Owner/Trainer: P. Grice – Bena DEFEATED ROZEHILL HANNA, a January 2007 F B, Owner/Trainer: J. Simmonds – Boolarra.

Event 10 – TGS Electronics – Bitch Maiden 3
Winner: PORTENTOUS, a September 2006 BK B, breeding: Late Late Show X Salleeora, Owner B. Gully (Con.) DEFEATED DREAM ASTIC, a September 2006 BK B, Bombastic Shiraz X Dream Heart, Owner/Trainer: P. Grice – Bena.