SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Tuesday, September 25 with GRSA. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 (T/G): Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Monday, October 1 (public holiday) with GRSA. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7: Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Tuesday, October 2 with GRSA. TRIALS: Every Tuesday and Saturday, commencing at 9 a.m. (SA time). Bookings on arrival at track.
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.
David 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.
No, this Todd Nicholson photograph certainly wasn’t taken at the Anniversary Cup meeting on Sunday, July 24, 2016 which turned out to be very ordinary from a weather point of view although a large crowd enjoyed some outstanding racing. The photograph was discovered by pure chance in the office during the day and goes back to 2003 when members of the Ballarat Umpires League stripped off for the Open Sprint.
Penshurst owner Jack Casey, a Tara Raceway regular, after much coaxing finally joined up as a member of the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club last week. And with a members’ meat tray draw conducted at every race meeting Casey was hopeful of getting a quick return on his membership fee – which wasn’t all that much really considering he exercised his right and claimed concession privileges! Members must be on course to claim the meat tray, which is donated by Swallow Drive Meats, and last Friday after six marbles had been drawn there was still no on-course winner. No prizes for guessing whose number came out in the seventh draw. The Dawn and David Kay cash draw, which jackpots if the winning member is not on course, was not won. Casey now has sights set firmly on that.