Coursing commenced at Healesville in fine and sunny conditions. There were some extremely close finishes during the day with a few surprises.
Lionel Kraemer had a double for the day, as did Russell McRae.
Some interesting puppies contested their events with some promising results.
Iuki’s Lady returned to coursing after recent motherhood duties and performed very well in the main event.
GOTBA meeting held at Healesville 4th May, 2008
EVENT 1 – GOTBA TROPHY RACE
WINNER: STEEL ROD (Owner Sue Dalton – Trainer Colin Dalton – North Croydon) DEFEATED IUKI’S LADY (Owned and Trained by Peter Craig – Langwarrin).
EVENT 2 – MARGARET THOMAS – ALL AGED STAKE
WINNER: BLACK MANE (Owned & Trained by Lionel Kraemer – South Cranbourne) DEFEATED MEXICO (OWNED & Trained by John Barlow – Hampton Park).
EVENT 3 ABBA BOARDING KENNELS – BITCH PUPPY.
WINNER: DEWANA LADY (Owned: D. Two Synd, Trained Matthew Dewan – Carrum Downs DEFEATED UNO KATE Owned: D Hamilton, Tained Brendan Dewan – Edithvale).
EVENT 4 – RED HILL HAIR & BEAUTY – DOG PUPPY.
WINNERS: KOKO BLACK (Owned: Des Fegan, Trained: Colin Dalton – North Croydon) DIVIDED WITH BABIS (Owned Des Fegan, Trained F. Manzocchi – Vermont).
EVENT 5 BJ BEARINGS DANDENONG – MAIDEN BITCH STAKE NO 1.
WINNER: IT’S A GAMBLE (Owned: F Conclusion Synd.Trained: Audrey Christie – Deon Meadows DEFEATED DEE CEE XENA (Owned G. Meyland Synd. Trained: S. Meyalnd – Dixon’s Creek.
EVENT 6 WAVERLEY PARTY HIRE – MAIDEN BITCH NO 2.
WINNER: PRINCES ANNIE (Owned I, Izon, Trained: Marlene Schmidt – Devon Meadows DEFEATED DREAM THYME (Owned & Trained: Graham Long – Golden Square).
EVENT 7 MOGAMBO – MAIDEN BITCH STAKE NO 3.
WINNER: DEMONICA (Owned: P Shadlow & Trained: John Shadlow – Werribee) DEFEATED ENDLESS ADVICE (Owned F. Conclusion Synd, Trained: Marlene Schmidt – Devon Meadows).
EVENT 8 KIOWA SWEET TREY – MAIDEN DOG STAKE NO 1.
WINNER: DICTATOR (Owned C. Cimsco Synd, Trained Russell McRae – Junction Village DEFEATED PROVEN REGGIE (Owned M McGrath Synd, Tained Steve Burke – Echuca Village).
EVENT 9 HEALESVILLE GRA MAIDEN DOG STAKE NO 2.
WINNER: FINE TUNE (Owned: C.Cimsco Synd, Trained Russell McRae – Junction Village) DEFEATED MYSTIC THYME (owned & Trained Graham Long – Golden Square).
EVENT 10 SANDWON G.R.C. MAIDEN DOG STAKE NO 3.
WINNER: RASCAL MOOSE (Owned Marian Clay, Trained: Lional Jraemer) DEFEATED BETTA LOWNDES (Owned: D. Dalton, Trained: J Callaway – Koroit).