Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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The penny drops for Pinto

Penny Pinto, a winner of three races at Warrnambool prior to a recent win over 400 metres at Mount Gambier, was only seven months old when her owner, John Burow of Penshurst, passed away suddenly at home.

The brindle daughter of Fernando Bale and the unraced Weeona Dotty had been purchased as a pup by Burow from East Shepparton breeder Marien Sullivan.

But following his death, it was next door neighbour Brendan Casey – also a long-time greyhound racing participant – who assumed the ownership of the then unnamed Penny Pinto.

Jack Casey and his nephew Brendan pictured on cup day with Penny Pinto.

“Later, when we sent her off to be broken-in, we weren’t really getting too excited about her prospects. But the final assessment that we should have a lot of fun with her had been heartening,” he said.

Penny Pinto’s first Mount Gambier win came on cup day – April 14 – when she quickly found the front from box six in the Todd’s Photographic Stake before finishing a length clear on the line over Mooball in a very tidy 23.05 seconds.

“Buzz (Burow) would have been pretty happy with that run,” Casey said. “She now seems to be improving with every start and I reckon it’s nearly time to try her over a bit more ground.”

Burow is also the bloke who turned up at the track a couple of years ago with no teeth. And he quickly worked out what had happened to the disappearing dentures.

Apparently every day he had been giving his retired greyhound United Lass – who spent more time inside than out – a couple of dog biscuits. She would then eat one and take the other one outside and bury it.

So he figured she had probably grabbed the dentures as well and they were also buried somewhere in the back yard.

Casey had come over and the pair hunted high and low but all they ever found were a couple of dog biscuits!

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