Numbers Down But Quality Up At SA Coursing

Coursing continued as it started – cold and blustery but NO rain much to participants enjoyment.

With an 11-race program, we got underway after the Annual General Meeting. The usual stalwarts were returned to committee – Judi Hurley, Kathy Hurley and Steve Coates.

A highlight of the AGM was the presentation to Kathy Hurley of Life Membership. Kathy has worked tirelessly for many years – serving food, babysitting, making presentation rugs and just generally being of major assistance to all – Congratulations Kathy!

Ben Rawlings returned with Dolmar but had to wait until Race 10 to run fastest of the day – with a 15.19 in his first run and 15.09 in the final when he defeated Kato. Emerley Magik made it two in a row for Todd Kelly when winning the GOTBA Novice Stake in 15.32. Hilltop Snow also made it two in a row for newcomer, Tina Cattermole, when running 15.25.

Remember, as we no longer clash with Gawler, it has been resolved that we will start 30 minutes later viz. earbrands/vet checking at 8.30 – 9.00 am with racing commencing at 9.30am. The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 19 May – all grades catered for and 4-dog fields will continue for the time being.

SA COURSING RESULTS:

RACE 1 : PETS TUCKER MAIDEN STAKE
Cossie and Rosalie Lopresto’s FLYING JACK defeated Vern Anderson & Kayleen Krieg’s WINBURN by 4 lengths in 15.51. Winner trained by Cossie Lopresto.
RACE 2 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VET SURGERY MAIDEN STAKE
Don Turner’s CLINGA defeated Richard Stasiak’s DEYNA by 1.5 lengths in 15.30. Winner trained by Don Turner.
RACE 3 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
The Brettlong Syndicate’s KOUTA REG defeated Karon Blakemore’s PRISTINE JUSTICE by 3 lengths in 14.51. Winner trained by Christine Smith.
RACE 4 : EMERLEY PARK MAIDEN STAKE
John Caulfield’s PHOENIX HOUSE defeated Leslie Stewart’s RUKIDNON ROSE by 4 lengths in 15.38. Winner trained by John Rees.
RACE 5 : GRSA MAIDEN STAKE
Karon Blakemore’s TINA’S JUSTICE defeated Simon Gesler’s COSMIC TOBIN by 1.5 lengths in 16.10. Winner trained by Karon Blakemore.
RACE 6 : PETS TUCKER MAIDEN STAKE
Peter & Judi Hurley’s EMERLEY HULK defeated Bradley Ablett’s BLUE MAGIC by a neck in 15.60. Winner trained by Peter Hurley.
RACE 7 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VET SURGERY NOVICE STAKE
Tina Cattermole’s HILLTOP SNOW defeated Todd Kelly, Robert Price & Raye Kelly’s FIERY MCBAIN by 1.25 lengths in 15.25. Winner trained by Tina Cattermole.
RACE 8 : GOTBA NOVICE STAKE
Todd Kelly’s EMERLEY MAGIK defeated Doug Frith’s JUST TED by 2.5 lengths in 15.32. Winner trained by Todd Kelly.
RACE 9 : EMERLEY PARK NOVICE STAKE
Tim Ieraci and Liz Harley’s ROXY’S PASSION defeated the Harrys Hombres Syndicate’s MIDGET MAN by 1.5 lengths in 15.28. Winner trained by Tim Ieraci.
RACE 10 : GRSA FREE FOR ALL
Craig Boston’s DOLMAR defeated Michael Louth’s KATO by 4 lengths in 15.09 (best). Winner trained by Ben Rawlings.
RACE 11 : PETS TUCKER MIXED STAKE
Todd Kelly and Vadim Roz’s UNCLE MONTGOMERY defeated Brian & Cheryl Styles’ CLAY’S CHOICE by 2.5 lengths in 15.48. Winner trained by Todd Kelly.

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