Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Jack Casey was at Tara Raceway last Sunday, the designated driver for Penshurst trainer John Burow and his greyhound Good Yarn.
But Casey, well known to Sky viewers around Australia through his demonstrative actions at the finish line fence after a race, somehow seemed to be off his game – something just wasn’t right.
Eventually, he vented his displeasure. “That bloody big turd just inside the fence is really annoying me,” he said.
Next, he perused a race book. “Just as I thought, there’s no turdologist listed among the race day officials.”
So the honorary patron of the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club – well, he is now – grabbed the “pooper-scooper” leaning against the fence and embarked on a one-man “clean up Tara Raceway” campaign centred on the parade ring.
But Casey probably got more than he bargained for as he started on his clean up campaign, soon discovering there were a few more dog droppings in the vicinity than simply the one that had been annoying him by the fence.
The job didn’t last long, though, because the “pooper-scooper” was soon full. An ideal opportunity, as it turned out, for Casey to hop in to the clubrooms and grab some of the $14 that was being offered about his travelling companion and eventual winner Good Yarn.