A group from one of the smaller kennels really enjoyed a win at Gawler greyhounds on Sunday night.
In a Grade 6 event over the 400m journey, the start was a very contested affair with four greyhounds all vying for the lead. After they sorted themselves out, it was the reserve runner Whip Lee (starting from box 3), that found the front narrowly from Dani Bale (6), just in front of Spring Leesa (4). At the back corner, Dani Bale started to get the upper hand and went around Whip Lee, to take out the event by 2 1/4 lengths in the time of 23.31 secs. Fabra Cadabra finished strongly to grab second spot for David Hall of Paskeville, while the early leader Whip Lee, was not far away in third position for Maurice Kiley of Morphett Vale.
Dani Bale is owned and trained by Charlie Adcock at Kilburn, who has had the black female for only a short time. When Dani Bale had come on the market, it was suggested to Charlie that it might be a worthwhile purchase, and that has proven to be the case. From just three starts since the purchase, Dani Bale has had two wins, giving Charlie something to get excited about. And it is not just Charlie that is enjoying the success, as he has a group of mates that are always at the track to offer their support and share the enjoyment. The group, who met at the track, consist of the father and son team of Daryl and Lance Simpson, and Barry Donnellan, who have also have raced a couple of dogs together.
It was hard to hide their collective joy after the race, with Charlie commenting that “to get up and have a winner, shows that it is worth the effort”. Charlie has been involved from way back in the 70s, and then took out a trainer’s license about 8 years ago. With only two dogs in his suburban kennels, that is enough to keep Charlie busy, and to also allow him to enjoy the racing, with his mates. Since the Gawler win, Dani Bale has chalked up a further win at Angle Park, adding to their high.
Racing is conducted every Tuesday afternoon and Sunday evening at the Gawler track, and you are always welcome to enjoy an excellent meal, while watching great racing.
L to R; Lance Simpson, Charlie Adcock, Barry Donnellan and Daryl Simpson with Dani Bale
Photos courtesy of Arclight Photography