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.