Lewiston owner and trainer, Nicole Newlyn , was rewarded with a win at Gawler greyhounds on Tuesday.

Outdoorsy was Nicole’s runner in a 400m Grade 6 event, which jumped well from box 8, and following a tussle with Young Wingard (5), was able to take a comfortable lead. Outdoorsy was not challenged in the run, and went on to win by nearly 4 lengths in the good time of 22.82 secs. Young Wingard finished second for Des Hockley of Lewiston, with Lord Asher running third for Nicole Price of Renmark.

Nicole Newlyn races the black female in partnership with Terry McCallum of Tumby Bay. Terry likes to breed and rear his own stock, putting a lot of effort and knowledge into the process. This has paid dividends for Terry, as he has bred many winners, including the well performed Fabregal, which achieved great success both locally and interstate.

Outdoorsy was able to return successfully to the track after a four month absence, resulting from an internal ailment. Normally a 500m greyhound, Nicole had given Outdoorsy a 400m run the previous week, to ease her back into racing. At that run, Outdoorsy finished third, but this week with that run under her belt, and starting from the more suited box 8, she was able to lead with her early pace. Nicole intends to have Outdoorsy racing over the more favoured 500m distance shortly.

Despite holding an owner trainer’s license for less than a year, Nicole has been involved for a number of years working with greyhounds. She has found it more enjoyable than she anticipated, as it can be very rewarding, although at times stressful. Nicole recognised the assistance she receives from her daughter Jacinta, who is the “main worker” and also works out the best options for nominations. What makes it enjoyable is the positive response she receives from the dogs. They are always happy to see you and she ends up smiling, no matter what issues occur. Nicole’s philosophy is to give the same attention to all the dogs, whether they be fast or slow. That seems to be working as this year she has trained 20 winners and 60 placings from her small team of 9.

The Gawler Gold Cup is not far away, being conducted on Sunday 5th November, along with our normal racing on Tuesday afternoons and Sunday nights.

Nicole and Jacinta Newlyn with Outdoorsy

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