A most successful meeting was conducted at Lang Lang, congratulations to all concerned. Weatherwise it was great on Saturday but the heavens opened on Sunday and we had rain, patches of sunlight, hail, lightning and thunder. Despite all this, coursing continued with some great courses conducted. Thankyou to the track staff, under trying conditions, coursing proceeded with few interruptions.
The final eight set to fight it out for the $10,000 first prize were decided over three courses on the Saturday and come Sunday morning the remaining runners looked like this :
Waterloo Cup Quarter Finals
- Chloe Jane vs Sonny’s Pride
- Ego vs Dark Phantom
- Mexico vs Hunted Down
- Bomber Lucas vs Hit The Shore
Sonny’s Pride, Ego, Hunted Down and Bomber Lucas all advanced setting up the semi final action :
Waterloo Cup Semi Final
- Sonny’s Pride vs Ego
- Hunted Down vs Bomber Lucas
Ego proved too strong for Sonny’s Pride and Hunted Down advanced after accounting for Bomber Lucas.
Waterloo Cup Final
- Ego vs Hunted Down
Ego prevailed in the final for Victorian trainers Nick and Larrissa Darragh and owner S Cameron.
Lionel Kraemer finished the season in fine style with a winner and two runners up, enhancing his equal first in the 2008 Coursing Owner of the Year Awards.
The Fothergill Family from Numurkah also have had a great season with Brian Fothergill equal leader with Lionel Kraemer.
The coursing season concluded with Geoff Villinger having 2 winners and a runner up.
Heather & Geoff have worked tirelessly for the N.C.A. during the season and it was great to see them having some success.
Syonic King has taken out the 2008 Coursing Greyhound of the Year with 31 points defeating Billabong Spur on 25 points.
Kahlia won the Coursing Bitch of the Year with 20 points defeating Iuki’s Lady on 16 points.
Colin Dalton has once again been the most successful Coursing Trainer of the Year by taking the 2008 Award with 18.5 points from Lionel Kraemer on 18 points.
Full Results Waterloo Cup Meeting :
EVENT 1. 2008 N.C.A.V. WATERLOO CUP
WINNER: EGO (Where’s Pedro x Oh Behave) BE D Apr 06. Owned by S. Connor, Trained by N. Darragh, Redesdale DEFEATED HUNTED DOWN (Where’s Pedro x Proven Ebony) BK D Mar 06. Owned by North & South Synd. Trained by Tony & Stuart Mills, Cranbourne.
EVENT 2. 2008 N.C.A.V. WATERLOO PLATE.
WINNER: RASCAL MOOSE (Carlisle Jack x Vagabond Bryoni) LTF D Oct 05. Owned by Marion Clay, Trained by Lionel Kraemer, South Cranbourne DEFEATED CAMOGIE (Cry Havoc x Surabaya Susy) BK D May 05. Owned by V. Volcano Synd. Trained by Russell McRae, Junction Village.
EVENT 3. 2008 N.C.A.V. WATERLOO PURSE.
WINNER: MAJOR HURRICANE (Hallucinate x Major Break) BK D Mar 06. Owned by B. Dowler, Trained by Frank Ryan, Koo Wee Rup DEFEATED BRETT’S BRIGADE (Saint Brett x Eberlee) Owned & Trained by Lionel Kraemer, South Cranbourne.
EVENT 4. TGS SAND & SOIL CHALLENGE CUP.
WINNER: PANDANUS (Where’s Pedro x Blue Ollie) BK D Feb 06. Owned by R. Tommy Synd. Trained by Gary Brett, Werribee DEFEATED TRANSADLER (Primo Uno x Hothurst) BK D Dec 03 Owned by B. Boblex Synd. Trained by Bob Iredale, Costerfield.
EVENT 5. JOHN DAFFY – PUPPY STAKE.
WINNER: KOKO BLACK (Big Daddy Cool x Kingston Aura) Owned by Dr. Des Fegan, Trained by Colin Dalton, North Croydon DEFEATED BLACK PALADIN (Where’s Pedro x Superfire Gossip) BK D Dec 06. Owned & Trained by Lionel Kraemer, South Cranbourne.
EVENT 6. AMSTEL GOLF CLUB – MAIDEN BITCH STAKE.
WINNER: ASHLEE BLACK (Hallucinate x Ashlee Mac) BK B Apr 06. Owned & Trained by G Taylor, Hampton DEFEATED UNO DARRYL (Primo Uno x Pauline) BD B Sept 06 Owned by D Hamilton, Trained by Brendan Dewan, Edithvale.
EVENT 7. LARMAX – MAIDEN DOG STAKE NO 1.
WINNER: GOOD ON YA (Boomeroo x Tidbits) BD D Feb 06. Owned & Trained by Sharon Combidge, Junction Village DEFEATED CALL ME TEXAS (Inspector Rex x Orabell) WBEBD D Mar 06. Owned & Trained by Geoff Villinger, Pearcedale.
EVENT 8. WAVERLEY PARTY HIRE – MAIDEN DOG STAKE NO 2.
WINNER: HEAD BARISTA (No Intent x Piccola Prima) BK D May 06. Owned by Bouquet Duo Synd. Trained by Geoff Villinger, Pearcedale DEFEATED CASUALLY RUINED (Road to Ruin x Amylawi) BE D Apr 05. Owned & Trained by D. Schwarz – Dallas.
EVENT 9. KERR FAMILY EARTH MOVERS – MIXED MAIDEN.
WINNER: ALLEGRO JAY JAY(No Intent x Piccola Prima) RF D May 06. Owned by Bouquet Duo Synd. Trained by Geoff Villinger, Pearcedale DEFEATED COUNTRY SUMMER (Halluncinate x Entrenched) F B Feb 06. Owned By A. Bahen, Trained by Cameron Bahen, Yuroke.