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

GRSA to launch ‘Family Fun in the Sun’

Greyhound Racing SA is to launch a “Family Fun in the Sun” campaign in January and February.

GRSA Marketing Manager, Matt Watson, said the campaign would include a comprehensive marketing program across TV, radio, print and digital.

“The goal will be to generate patronage at each of our venues across the four headline dates,” Watson said. “The promotion of the events will focus on the family-friendly element and have a lesser focus on the feature races.”

Each club will host a feature race in January or February: Gawler, January 22 (Golden Maiden); Angle Park, January 26 (Doug Payne); Murray Bridge, February 5 (Murray Bridge Sprint); Mount Gambier, February 12 (Summer Classic).

The feature races at Gawler, Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier will carry $10,000 each in prizemoney while Angle Park’s Doug Payne will be worth $14,250.

“The events will have a strong family focus with kids’ activities, trackside music, bars and food,” Watson said.

He said, in the near future, the marketing team would work with each of the club managers on the specifics of the events.

Mount Gambier’s Summer Classic, run over 512 metres for greyhounds whelped on or after January 1 two years prior to the event, was first conducted at Tara Raceway in February 2015.

Winner of the inaugural classic was Cryer’s Ricky (Spring Gun x Cryer’s Midget), owned by Margaret Cryer and trained by her husband Tom at Apsley.

Cryer’s Ricky actually only gained a start in the final from box four after Peter Franklin’s Mojito Mayhem – later a Mount Gambier Cup and dual Anniversary Cup winner – was scratched.

Cryer’s Ricky, who went on to win 22 races, made a one-act affair of the 2015 Summer Classic when leading all the way to defeat Franklin’s Future Past in a time of 29.96 seconds.

And the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club extends it condolences to Kevin Ashton of Charlton on the passing last week of his long-time partner Jan Neal.

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