The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 (T/G): Nominations closed. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27: Nominations closed. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (T/G): Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Monday, October 28 with GRSA. FREE TRIALS (for members/$10 non-members): Every Tuesday and Saturday, commencing at 9 a.m. (SA time). Bookings on arrival at track. BORDER CHALLENGE: Mount Gambier v. Warrnambool. $4000 to the winner final at Warrnambool (450 m) on Thursday, December 5. Mount Gambier conditions: Trainer must be financial member of club. Greyhound must have been in the trainer’s kennel for the past three months and have raced at least twice in the past 12 months at Tara Raceway. Trainer must have raced on at least 15 occasions in the past 12 months at Tara Raceway. Maximum of two heats (512 m) with the first two from each heat to represent Mount Gambier. First four to represent the club if only one heat.


An eventful couple of weeks

Thursday, January 24, 2019

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for the widely-travelled Edenhope trainer Cap Abbott.

First, he hit a kangaroo on the way home from Angle Park, doing considerable damage to his van. Then Nix Jakit, one of the top fancies in the recent Sims Memorial, took a tumble on the first turn in one of the heats.

Cap Abbott with Nix Jakit, a winner at Tara Raceway and The Meadows over the past week.

But Nix Jakit, a daughter of Collision and Cyanide, quickly bounced back at Tara Raceway last Sunday when leading all the way in the Laser Electrical Maiden Stake (400 m) for a 3½ length win over Tennessee Rain in 23.34 seconds.

Three days later Abbott was at The Meadows, Nix Jakit equal to the task of a fair step up in class – a Tara Raceway short course maiden to a grade 7 over  525 metres – when leading all the way.

Earlier in the day, Abbott had Black Spring engaged in a heat of the GRV Vic Bred series (600 m). Away very slowly, the son of Spring Gun x Lektra Scarlett made up a heap of ground to eventually go down by 1½ lengths.

Black Spring is now through to the $9060-to-the-winner final, to be run on Saturday, February 2 at The Meadows but before that will take on some pretty fair middle-distance performers including Paraphernalia and Cryer’s Plugger in Sunday’s Australia Day Open Stake (600 m) at Tara Raceway.