Monday, December 2, 2019
The 37 kilogram Zipping Dozer’s all-the-way win in Sunday’s Rock’s Retreat Maiden/One Win Stake (512 metres) gave trainer Charlie Adcock his first success at Tara Raceway and also his first win with the son of My Bro Fabio x Zipping Summah.
The black dog, after running a close-up third at the track when first up earlier in the month, knew exactly where he was going this time around when finishing 5½ lengths clear of Maunganui Bella in the handy time of 30.34 seconds.
Zipping Dozer, purchased for $500 in September by Adcock and his housemate Barry Donnellan, had won only the one race at Traralgon 14 months ago prior to Sunday’s win, the trainer admitting the dog, after some ordinary Adelaide form, had been close to going into the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP).
Adcock, who is based in the Adelaide suburb of Kilburn, first became involved in greyhound racing in the 1980s, one of his first winners being a dog called O’Reilly’s Mate who was also owned by Donnellan.
By Pago Pago out of Miss Gayita, O’Reilly’s Mate was purchased by the pair for $100 at an Angle Park auction before going on to win six races at Angle Park and Gawler.
Adcock and Donnellan have also tasted success in recent months at Angle Park and Gawler with Blazing Major and Rory Kade. They both commenced their racing careers in NSW before finding their way to SA where they have collectively won seven races.