Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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Cadillac Racing Sponsors of Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing

Charity begins at the greyhounds

Vicki Clark was at Tara Raceway yesterday to receive a cheque from the Tara Tipsters for the Mount Gambier Community Christmas Day Lunch.

Millicent-based Mark Dwyer this week celebrated his first 12 months as the club manager of the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club (MGGRC). And it’s fair to say that in his time at Tara Raceway he has gone out of his way to make people feel welcome at the track. He’s also gone out of his way to acknowledge local participants’ achievements on the track.

The introduction of the twice-weekly Tara Tipsters competition, of which Dwyer is also involved, has benefited local charities such as the Sunset Community Kitchen, Foodbank, the Visually Impaired Club of Mount Gambier, the Salvation Army Thrift Shop and Quaran Care.

On track yesterday for the Christmas Cup meeting was Vicki Clark, one of the Mount Gambier Community Christmas Day Lunch organisers, who gratefully accepted a cheque from the Tipsters for the upcoming lunch.

And adding to the social fabric of race days has been the record number of Tara Tipsters currently chasing the all-important bragging rights.

Recently, Tim Stoeckel from Greyhound Racing SA Marketing ventured down to a Mount Gambier race meeting and put together a terrific little Tara Tipsters video for Facebook which featured interviews with some of the tipsters and also charity recipients.

Coming on board this year as the club’s major sponsor, and with it the Mount Gambier Cup, was local car dealership Carlin & Gazzard MG, ably assisted by sales manager Adrian Jones.

Work continues on the Mount Gambier Cup winners board.

It was a good cup to sponsor – the first Group 3 race to be run at Tara Raceway with the winner receiving $26,000. It was also a good result for the locals – Moorak trainer Jason Newman winning the cup with Departure Gate.

In what was a record-breaking year, track records over 305 metres, 400 metres, 512 metres, 600 metres and 732 metres were broken during 2022.

In a bid to expand its training facilities at Tara Raceway, the MGGRC now has two automatically watered slipping tracks side by side. And an area adjacent to the slipping tracks has been cleared with the intention of building a bullring in order to educate pups.

With a clubroom upgrade soon to be undertaken, a life members’ display has been completed in readiness. Also, Bronwyn Nicholson has sourced all the Mount Gambier Cup winners back to the beginning at Glenburnie in 1981. Provision is being made for the display of all winners – and for those in the future.

And Tracie Price, leading Mount Gambier trainer in 2016 and 2018, has won the 2022 Ian Badger Leading Trainer award. Mount Gambier Greyhound of the Year is Departure Gate who won 15 races and ran five seconds for Jason Newman.

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