Armidale Greyhound Racing Club had another successful meeting on Saturday with two trainers scoring winning doubles on the day.
“It was a very good day, the weather was fantastic and the club was really happy with how it all went,” said club president Greg Nordstrom.
Armidale race meetings have continued to attract trainers from all over the state, with some new owners coming from the coast along Nambucca and up towards Tweed Heads.
William Brown from Frederickton is a regular at the Armidale meetings and had a winning double, with Mulwee Sue in race two and Alexander Mulwee in race three.
Normstrom said there were a number of quick times yesterday with Long Way Bobby over the line first in the last race of the day for Robert Bray of Uralla.
Rusell Harland from Westdale also enjoyed a double win yesterday, with Lovely Lizard and Dynamic Spiral performing well.
Robert Withers had a win with in the first race maiden with Kia Octane and Col Burns from Gunnedah took out the Armidale Express Stakes with Buy Plane.
Normstrom says the track is in great condition, with the next two meetings to be held on October 11 and November 8.
The club also recently received a $1000 grant from Northern Tablelands member Richard Torbay.
“The club has been operating for 60 years in Armidale and its meetings continue to be very successful,” Torbay said.
“This funding will assist with ongoing expenses and I am also making representations on their behalf for an upgrade of the water facilities on the course to make them more sustainable.”
Race 1, Armidale Bowling Club Appreciation, 365m:
1 KIA OCTANE (Robert Withers, 3/1), 2 All Ya Gettin', 3 Scotch and Coke.
Race 2, Hardman Nissan Stakes, 365m:
1 MULWEE SUE (Sabrina Brown, 16/5), 2 Barb's Lucky, 3 Gainsford Meg.
Race 3, Steelfarm Appreciation, 440m:
1 ALEXANDER MULWEE (William Brown, 7/2), 2 Miss Copenhagen, 3 Powerstack.
Race 4, John Cannon Appreciation, 365m:
1 LOVELY LIZARD (Russell Harland, 8/1), 2 Silent Brethren, 3 King's Man.
Race 5, Armidale Express Stakes, 365m:
1 BUY PLANE (Col Burns, 7/2), 2 Roseo's Gift, 3 Turramurra Park.
Race 6, Armidale Ex-Services Appreciation, 365m:
1 BARB'S MARY (Warren Kelly, 9/5), 2 Appleby, 3 Gibbra.
Race 7, Barry Mitchell Appreciation, 520m:
1 DYNAMIC SPIRAL (Russell Harland, 3/1), 2 Connoisser, 3 Race Ace.
Race 9, Steelfarm Appreciation, 365m:
1 BATTLER'S BEST (Maureen West, 3/1), 2 Mulwee Bye, 3 Bluey Tai.
Race 10, Nissan Tiida, 365m:
1 LONGWAY BOBBY (Robert Bray, 8/1), 2 Scruffy Gaites, 3 Dallarene Star.
Courtesy : Helen Machalias, The Armidale Express