For Yvonne King the wins of Allinga Ollie, Allinga Chloe and Allinga Grin at Mount Gambier’s meeting last Thursday gave the long-time Langhorne Creek trainer her biggest day at Tara Raceway.
In fact, her last winner at the local track had been back on February 26, 2017 when successful in a heat of the Mount Gambier Cup (512 metres) with $13 chance Harry Aztec.
Also on track last Thursday, in a catching capacity due to only essential workers currently allowed on course, was Morphett Vale couple Tracey and Trevor Davey who bred and owns the Allinga trio.
The treble continued a long and successful relationship they have enjoyed with King, recognised in 2014 for her voluntary work at the Strathalbyn track, and who whelps down, rears and trains their greyhounds.
For the Daveys, their involvement in greyhound racing began back in 2010 when they purchased a blue pup by El Galo out of Little Looper from Adelaide breeder Alan McCulloch.
As it turned out, the pup, subsequently named Allinga Aye Jay, raced on only 16 occasions for one win. However, there wasn’t too much wrong with the line, the litter also including Hope’s Up who won 39 races and $85,000 in stakemoney.
They later mated Allinga Aye Jay with leading sire Fabregas, the Daveys retaining a black bitch which raced as Allinga Val and subsequently won 18 races and $32,000 in stakemoney.
But briefly back to the 2017 Mount Gambier Cup. Also among the finalists that year was Fabregal, another of the Fabregas x Allinga Aye Jay litter, owned at Tumby Bay by Terry McCallum and trained at the time by Robyn Mackellar of Lewiston.
Fabregal won the final in a then race record time of 29.78 seconds before relocating to Victoria. By the time she retired in February 2018 she had won 46 races, run 22 minor placings and accumulated more than $214,000 in stakemoney from 83 starts.
Meanwhile, back at Tara Raceway last Thursday, Allinga Ollie and Allinga Chloe recorded a running double in the Trackside Meats 5+ Wins Stake (400 m) and the Exchange Printers 5+ Wins Stake (512 m). Both led all the way in times of 23.29 seconds and 30.36 seconds respectively.
The littermates are by Dyna Double One out of 12-race winner Allinga Dot, from Little Looper’s third litter – by Cosmic Rumble – and also purchased by the Daveys as a pup.
Interestingly, Allinga Dot’s litter sister Spicy Peppa when mated with Fabregas produced Tara Raceway 400 metres record holder Almighty Stripe for Meningie breeder-owner-trainer Tim Richards.
And Little Looper’s fourth litter, by Oaks Road, threw up the SA super sprinter and now successful sire Worm Burner.
Wrapping up last Thursday’s big day for the Davey-King team was the pint-sized Allinga Grin, a daughter of Oaks Road and Allinga Val.
The January 2019 whelping, after quickly taking the lead in the Swallow Drive Meats 1-4 Wins Stake (400 m), never looked in any danger of defeat when running out a 6¼ lengths winner in 23.36 seconds.