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Celebrating in Style – Tara Raceway – Sunday, January 22, 2017


Moesha “Mo” Canala must have been wondering what was going on when she was led, blindfolded, from the clubrooms at Tara Raceway on Sunday. But Mo, who celebrated her 16th birthday on Sunday, received the surprise of her life when removing the blindfold. A regular catcher at the race meetings, Mo had been putting away her catching fees towards the purchase of a new car. But with the help of family, a slick little black Suzuki adorned with a big red bow and custom plates had been fast-tracked for her birthday and was waiting for her at the track.



KC on the Trophy Trail Again – Tara Raceway – Sunday, December 18, 2016

011The last time we caught up with Kevin “KC” Clayfield was back in November when he was making a mad dash into the Tara Raceway clubrooms with a whopping big cutlery set that Glenville Jester, which he part-owns, had received after winning the Newman McDonnell Memorial. Well, he was on the trophy trail again last Sunday, quickly grabbing the presentation rug and cup after the Jester, who is trained by his brother Richard, continued on his winning way in the Christmas Cup final. “Richard can have the cup but I’m keeping the rug,” KC was heard to say. KC looked the worst for wear when this picture was taken as he had just fallen when catching Glenville Jester after the win. He was actually taken to hospital for observation but we’re pleased to report that all is good and he’s now home.

What a Difference a Day Makes – Tara Raceway – Friday, December 9, 2016


Normally the Tara Raceway greyhound fields, whether for Friday or Sunday meetings, are published in the Mount Gambier newspaper The Border Watch on a Friday. But for some reason fields for the December 9 meeting were run in the Thursday edition. It seems one regular racegoer, who shall remain nameless, was totally thrown by the change in procedure and figured when he saw the fields that it must have been Friday and he duly turned up at the track for the 12-race card. Needless to say, from a racing point of view there wasn’t much happening at the track on the Thursday. Still convinced it was Friday and at a loss as to why there was no race meeting, the unnamed racegoer sought out a local trainer at home who pointed out that it was Thursday and the dogs were on the next day. The unnamed racegoer then asked the trainer if he could keep the incident quiet. Yeah, like that was going to happen!

Picture: The unnamed racegoer spotted at Tara Raceway’s “phantom meeting” on Thursday.

Jonesy Takes the X380 for a Spin – Tara Raceway, Monday, December 5, 2016


Talk about kids with new toys! Seems Tara Raceway groundsman Monty Wilson and his volunteer assistant Kevin Jones are fighting over who gets to sit on the club’s newly-acquired John Deere X380 ride-on mower. Well, not really but it is a nice unit and with a 48 inch cut will make the job of cutting the extensive grassed areas somewhat easier. And with automatic sprinklers to be installed next week to cover much of the area in front of the clubhouse and surrounds, Tara Raceway should be a treat come Mount Gambier Cup time in late February-early March.


A Home From Home for David and Toni – Tara Raceway, Sunday, August 28, 2016

001David and Toni Jones, of Devon Meadows, did it in style when they travelled over to Mount Gambier for the double-header meeting in their Jayco Conquest motor home. It was perhaps a trial run for when they take off later this year on a round-Australia trip. David is pictured with Twistex which was successful at the August 26 meeting and will join the couple when they embark on their forthcoming trip.

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