No Reason To Panic At Virginia Coursing
In bitter cold and windy conditions, the Terry Cahalan trained and Ben Murphy owned Panic sent out an early warning message when he took out the Rising Star prelude in fine style defeating Barb Cahill's Lady In Waiting.
The Emerley Park Mixed Stake saw the return of Parsipanny to field racing when she defeated Barry Jones' Slipper'sTonic – with strong winds from the southwest, extremely fast times were recorded in this event, 14.96, 14.94, 14.89 and 14.88 (best).
Cosie Lopresto was all smiles when Bella Dakota greeted the judge in the Kennard's Hire Maiden Stake defeating Allen Williams Mac's Cult.
Murray Harvey returned to field racing with a newcomer in Vadream who defeated Mika Haworth's Delta Gold.
Ken Pyke is never far from a winner and Bruiser Brody didn't let him down when winning the Two Wells Hardware & More Maiden Stake defeated Paul Wheeler's Aiden Bale.
Shaun Matcott again had a very good day leading in a treble with Miss Manakie, Dyna Gabi and Gracelyn Bale – with Miss Manakie winning one of the Club's $500 jackpots.
Justin Penn's Weown Cha Cha again proved her ability when taking out the GOTBA Novice Stake defeating Brian Styles Monor.
The final two races, Juvenile/Maiden events, were won by Daryl Mader's Belalie Boy and Neil Mann's Mr Defiant.
Our strike rate continues to hold up extremely well with greyhounds who have been coursing either winning or placing at their subsequent starts on the circle.
Point scores in the 2010 Trainers Award show Shaun Matcott with a commanding lead over Peter Hurley and Shaun Laffin and Weowna Cha Cha leading Slipper's Tonic by 1 point in the GOY award.
With a three week break to our next meeting scheduled for 22 August, owners and trainers are reminded that the Ruby Loans Rising Star Stakes (best 16 dogs/bitches whelped on or after 1/7/2008) and the Patrons Cup (best 16) will be conducted at this meeting.
Supporting events will be run dependent upon nominations received. Nominations close with GRSA at 9.00 am on Wednesday 18 August. Come along – give your dog a break and enjoy the good company and good food.
RACE 1 : RISING STAR PRELUDE
Ben Murphy's PANIC (WBK D, Feb '09; Where's Pedro/Keep Token) defeated Barbara Cahill's LADY IN WAITING (WBK B, Jul '08; Regal Brett/Simone) by 6 lengths in 15.30. Winner trained by Terry Cahalan.
RACE 2 : EMERLEY PARK OPEN STAKE
Michael Louth's PARSIPANNY (BKW B, Jul '07; Collide/Mohar) defeated Barry Jones' SLIPPER'S TONIC (BK B, Feb '07; Bond/Slipper's Gin) by 1 length in 15.07. Winner trained by Rolland Parry.
RACE 3 : KENNARD'S HIRE MAIDEN STAKE
Cosie Lopresto's BELLA DAKOTA (BKW B, May '07; Brett Lee/Kayla Dakota) defeated Allen Williams' MAC'S CULT (F D, Dec '07; Pure Octane/That's Blossum) by 2.5 lengths in 15.25. Winner trained by Cosie Lopresto.
RACE 4 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VET SURGERY MAIDEN STAKE
Marie Harvey's VADREAM (BKW B, Aug '08; Vee Man Vane/Cooladream) defeated Mika Haworth's DELTA GOLD (RF B, Jan '08; Eiffella/Juliet Jones) by 5 lengths in 15.26. Winner trained by Murray Harvey.
RACE 5 : TWO WELLS HARDWARE & MORE MAIDEN STAKE
Duncan Stewart's BRUISER BRODY (WBD D, May '08; Brute Berard/Graceful Style) defeated Paul Wheeler's AIDEN BALE (WF D, Mar '08; Where's Pedro/Benden Flex) by 2.5 lengths in 15.33. Winner trained by Ken Pyke.
RACE 6 : RUBY LOANS MAIDEN STAKE
Philip Dickson's MISS MANAKIE (LTBD B, Feb '08; Surf Lorian/Little Pizazz) defeated Daniel Saville's BAD SAM (BE B, Feb '08; Where's Pedro/Shamus Delight) by 1.25 lengths in 15.66. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 7 : MACRO MEATS & GOURMET GAME MAIDEN STAKE
Brendan Wheeler's DYNA GABI (BK B, Jul '07; Droopy's Maldini/Cyprian Bale) defeated Philip Lenehan's CENTOUR (BD D, Nov '07; Surf Lorian/Uno Nan) by 2 lengths in 15.31. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 8 : GOTBA NOVICE STAKE
Paul Wheeler's GRACELYN BALE (BK B, Dec '07; Cromlah Bale/Odessa Bale) defeated Ben Murphy's MANHATTAN ANGEL (WBD D, Jan '07; Kiowa Sweet Trey/Cabernet Angel) by .5 length in 15.60. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 9 : GOTBA NOVICE STAKE
Brent Kline's WEOWNA CHA CHA (BK B, May '07; Bombastic Shiraz/Passed History) defeated Brian Styles MONOR (WBK D, Jan '07; Regional Image/Andi Rose) by 9 lengths in 15.28. Winner trained by Justin Penn.
RACE 10 : GOTBA JUVENILE/MAIDEN STAKE
Daryl Mader's BELALIE BOY (BD D, Nov '08; Pure Octane/Madam Lash) defeated Barry Jones' SLIPPER'S SWEET (BK B, Jan '09; Exceptional/Slipper's Gin) by 3 lengths in 15.44. Winner trained by John Mundy.
RACE 11 : GOTBA JUVENILE/MAIDEN STAKE
Neil Mann's MR DEFIANT (BKW D, Feb '09; Rivergum Slayer/Regional Royale) defeated Daryl Mader's MISS LASH (WF B, Nov '08; Pure Octane/Madam Lash) by 2.5 lengths in 15.30. Winner trained by Neill Mann.