Thursday, June 28, 2018
Sunday’s Greyhound-Data.com Mixed Stake (600 m) will now be run as a lead-in to the Koroit 600 final on Sunday week (July 8) at Tara Raceway.
The runners in Sunday’s event were nominated for heats of the Koroit 600 but there were insufficient nominations to run the required two heats.
As a result, nominations for the one-off final will close on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock with Greyhound Racing SA, however it should be pointed out that greyhounds contesting Sunday’s mixed 4/5 stake will be given first preference for the final on Sunday week provided trainers of those dogs renominate.
The winner of the Koroit 600 will also receive a four-week breaking-in package at the Koroit Trial Track, which has been donated by Peter Byrne.
An interesting runner in the lead-in race is the Jeff-Guy trained Frac Geek, a beautifully bred daughter of Where’s Pedro and Proven Impala (a winner of 31 races and more than $360,000 in stakemoney).
A winner of 12 races at Sandown Park, The Meadows, Mount Gambier, Horsham and Bendigo, Frac Geek’s last 600 metre win was at Tara Raceway in September when she ran a tidy time of 35.35 seconds.
The four-year-old black bitch will be having her first run back after whelping a litter of four dogs and four bitches in early February to leading sire Barcia Bale.
The Horsham-based Guy, who won the 2016 Koroit 600 with Brazen Bomber, said that Frac Geek completed her whelping trial to the satisfaction of stewards last month at Horsham and that she was working well.
“It’s the owners’ intentions to now keep her going until she is next on season,” he said.