Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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Retirement put on hold

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cryer’s Fred, who is the same age as Galactic Viper, won the Mount Gambier Greyhound of the Year in 2015. His younger full brother, Cryer’s Plugger, was right in the mix this year prior to recently joining Steve White’s kennels in Victoria. And their dam, Cryer’s Midget, was the 2011 GOTY.

Margaret Cryer pictured with Cryer’s Fred after he staved off retirement with a win at Tara Raceway a fortnight ago.

So there’s plenty of winning form around the two Spring Gun litters, especially in the case of Cryer’s Fred, who after 117 starts has won a record 31 races at Tara Raceway.

But after Cryer’s Fred and his litter brother Cryer’s Jack – close to knocking up 100 starts – were struggling to find winning form, Apsley couple Margaret and Tom Cryer reckoned it was probably time to make a call to the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP).

The brothers were subsequently booked in for GAP assessments in November, however in the meantime Cryer’s Jack brought up win number 19 on October 8 while his brother was successful a fortnight later – at $21 if you don’t mind.

Still, nothing like going out on a winning note. But, hey, hang on. We’re talking about Tommy Cryer here.

“Margaret, I think you’d better ring GAP and cancel our November appointment!”

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