Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

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A man of many hats

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ray Fewings with Don’t Kid Me, the second leg of a double at Tara Raceway on Mount Gambier Cup day.

Greyhound Racing SA industry board representative Ray Fewings, at Tara Raceway recently with GRSA chairman Grantley Stevens and GRSA CEO Matt Corby for the Mount Gambier Cup final, took the opportunity to also race a couple of his pretty handy greyhounds while in Mount Gambier.

It turned out to be a good move with both dogs, Paua To Kapau and Don’t Kid Me, scoring comfortable 512 metre wins in 29.81 seconds and 29.98 seconds respectively.

A week later, Fewings then changed hats yet again, this time putting his own unique slant on all things greyhound racing when calling last Sunday’s 11-race meeting at Tara Raceway.

Fewings has owned and trained greyhounds since he was 13, his race-calling debut coming a couple of years later at Waterloo Corner, situated north of Adelaide, and where the dogs used to chase a pilot dog around a U-shaped track.

Apparently the dogs were lined up at the boxes on this particular Sunday afternoon before it was discovered that the race-caller had not turned up. Fewings put his hand up for the job and the rest is now history.

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