A win in race 1 at Gawler greyhounds on Tuesday gave a new syndicate their first winner in the sport.
Jumping from box 4 in a Maiden event over 400m, Young Blood quickly found the lead over Trademark Bella (1) and Brick Hammer (5). Untouched in front, Young Blood went on to score an all the way win, running a time of 23.20 secs, to score by 3 lengths. Trademark Bella maintained second spot for Anthony Fry of Lewiston, while Ripper Fan Sam (6) rattled home to grab third place for Alan Randall.
Alan Randall who is based at Christie Downs also trained the winner for the Port Elliot Bloods syndicate, managed by Justin Nichele. The syndicate consists of members of the Pt Elliot Cricket Club which is known as the “Bloods”, and they purchased their first two greyhounds which they THEN named after their club, Young Blood and Blood Brother. The syndicate was pretty happy to record their first win, as the fawn female had been around the mark at Gawler, without winning.
While providing the winner, Alan Randall was also pleased with the run of third placed Ripper Fan Sam, which had run on well from a long way back.. Alan Randall, who has been in the greyhound industry for some 20 years, has only a small racing team, but that still keeps him enjoying his involvement.
Angaston trainer Paula Hearnden scored a double with Long Gully Josh who won in the best time of the day, 30.83 secs over the 531m trip, and also provided a winner with Marlow Brown, the equal fastest over the 400m journey. The other equal winner in the time of 22.53 secs was Crunchin Numbers, which led all the way for Ben Rawlings.
Why not join us at the track for a great meal and excellent racing every Tuesday afternoon and Sunday twilight. We will be conducting our normal racing program on Anzac Day, so it is a good opportunity to come to the track.
Alan Randall with Ripper Fan Sam, and Jayde Hurley with the winner Young Blood
Photos courtesy of Arclight Photography