Angle Park Preview - 16th November
Tonight's 12 event program we have the two semi's of the 2023 Brian Johnstone over the 530m, (Races 6 and 7) on the card, Both have turned into good betting affairs with the box draw all important for an exciting final the following Thursday, The Bosko Stamenkovic kennel has three runners engaged in the semi's and with their early speed have a good chance of having a strong hand in the final, As always all races are Trifecta and First Four events so have a crack along with the Quaddie,
Race 1 - 3,5,2,1
Race 2 - 4,2,1,8
Race 3 - 1,6,2,8
Race 4 - 8,7,3,2
Race 5 - 8,2,4,1
Race 6 - 2,7,3,9
Race 7 - 3,7,6,4
Race 8 - 3,5,6,2
Race 9- 7,3,1,5
Race 10 - 5,1,2,4
Race 11 - 2,4,5,8
Race 12 - 6,2,3,1
Race 6 No 2 - Footrot Fender
Race 7 No 3 - My Khaleesi
Race 8 No 3 - Mepunga Roz
Best Each Way
Race 1 No 2 - Brindle Benny
VACCINATION RULE FOR RACING IN SA
Trainers are reminded that Rule 25 (Minimum Vaccination Requirements) took effect Monday, 1st May, Vaccination Certificates must be received by GRSA prior to close of nominations for affected greyhounds to be considered eligible,
The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s super night of racing at Angle Park tonight -
First 4 selections -
Race 1 - 3,5,1,2
Race 2 -2,1, 7,4
Race 3 -1,2,6,8
Race 4 - 2,8,3,1
Race 5 -4,5,2,1
Race 6 - 3,2, 7,8
Race 7 -7,6,3,4
Race 8 -8,2,5,3
Race 9 - 7,1,2,5
Race 10 -5,1,2,4
Race 11 -2,5,4,8
Race 12 -6,2,4,3
Best Bets: Race 4 No 2 Bundy Baz
Best Bets: Race 6 No 3 Buzz The Hustler
Eachway Bets: Race 8 No 8 Miss Artemis
ANGLE PARK THURSDAY (City A)
Next week's Angle Park Thursday meeting features -
$37,500 Brian Johnstone Final -Group 3 -530m (see Heats for conditions. Heats Thurs 9/11/23, Semis 16/11/23)
$3,855 Murray Bridge to Angle Park Mixed 5/6 N/P Final - 530m (Heats Friday 17 /11/23 N/P. Must have no offences at either track)
$3,505 Grade 6 Bitches Only - 530m
$4,210 Mix Masters 530m (For greyhounds 3¾yo or over at time of nom - must have raced previous 6 months or qualy trialled in that time. 4yo and higher will have preference. N/P)
$2,650 Open Maiden -530m
$3,505 Special event Grade 5 (worst to best) - 530m (One 8 dog field will be graded from the Weighted Points Score table of Grade 5 pool of greyhounds worst to best grading.No guarding & no reserves. Trainers cannot nom for event. N/P)
$6,015 Special Event N/P-595m (all greyhounds considered.GS must advise if do not want a start)
$3,505 Juvenile - 530m
Nominations close Monday 20th November with GRSA at 9.00am.
2023 BRIAN JOHNSTONE SEMI FINALS TONIGHT
Tonight we see the running of two semi-finals of the 2023 Brian Johnstone (Group Three).
The first semi-final features heat winners Footrot Fender (30.71) and surprise heat winner Mermaid Lemonade (30.93) from the Bosco Stamenkovic kennel matched up against the likes of Buzz The Hustler for Maurie Kiley and Gawler Cup finalist Who Knows Darren for Don Turner. It looks a great clash to kick the semi-finals of and is race 6 on the program due to start at 8.19pm.
In the second semi-final the improving My Khaleesi for trainer Ben Rawlings will be shooting for 4 in a row tonight after she won her heat in 30.65 last week, she takes on another heat winner Magical Mystic who rated a handy 30.84 for Bosco Stamenkovic last week along with Terrific Bobby for Liz Chegia and Rico Nismo for Richard Pearce. This will be race 7 on the card tonight due to jump at 8.37pm.
The first four from each semi-final qualifies for the $37,500 Brian Johnstone Final on Thursday 23rd November with the fastest fifth being declared the first reserve and the other fifth placegetter the second reserve. The box draw for the Final will take place on course tonight after the running of race 8 tonight.
The final part of this series will be the Gawler Classic 2023 over the 531m to be run on Sunday 31st December for the heats and the final on Friday 5th January.
SHOOT OUT AT SANDOWN ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Race 9 on Saturday night at Sandown at 8.21pm will take centre stage on the National level when Adelaide Cup winner Transponder (box 7), Adelaide Cup placegetter Big Energy (box 1) do battle with Alpha Zulu
(box 3) and Hector Frawley (box 5) in the 4 dog Shoot Out.
However, on what is a great nights racing, much of the local attention will fall onto races 1 and 8 where SA Owned and Bred stars Victa Marli returns to the race track after 4 months off and Victa Damian will look to continue his winning ways after returning to the race track in impressive fashion last Sunday. Both in the care of Jackie Greenough Victa Marli is in race 1 and has draw box 7 in a handy Mixed 4/5 event while Victa Damian has come up with box 1 in a Prelude of the Melbourne Cup.
Good luck to all concerned.
KURT DONSBERG ON THURSDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER AT ANGLE PARK
GRSA advise that our oncourse photographer Kurt Donsberg will be taking a break this month from his current contract of meetings, however, he will continue to attend the Angle Park Thursday nights to accommodate the feature events at that venue.
GRSA is currently working through options at the other venues to accommodate Kurt not attending where possible. As previously advised if there is no oncourse photographer at the meeting then please liaise with the stewards if you wish to take a photo after the race event.
2024 GAWLER PRODUCE STAKES - NOMINATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
The 2024 Gawler Produce Stakes will be run by GRSA in conjunction with the Gawler Greyhound Racing Club.
Once again we will offer guaranteed Final stakemoney of $22,000. The estimate for the total series prizemoney is $40,000, based on this years series. The series is for greyhounds whelped in 2022.
In 2024 we will again be offering additional incentives for trainers to nominate. A bonus will be offered to any greyhound which can win both the Produce Stake and the Gawler Gold Cup.
The jackpot has increased from $11,000 to $12,000 as Could Be King missed out on winning the Gawler Gold Cup this year after running eighth in his Heat and not qualifying for the Final.
The SA Bred bonus will also be continued; should the winner of the Final be SA Bred, there will be an SA Bred bonus of $1,000 to the owner and $500 to the breeder.
The series will be in June with the Final on Sunday, 23rd June 2024. (Pending alterations)
GRSA administers the event for the Club, so all payments are to be made to GRSA. The fees are, one-off payment option $121.00 or the sustaining option of $33 (first), $55 (second) and $88 (Final).
Nomination Forms are available, along with the full list of conditions and the payment schedule.
* Nominations for the 2024 Gawler Produce will close on Friday, 24th November with GRSA.
GOTBA COURSING AWARDS NIGHT - MOVED TO 7TH DECEMBER
GOTBA were going to present their Annual Awards at Angle Park tonight however this has now been moved to Thursday, 7th December.
To be presented at the dais will be the SA Coursing Trainer of the Year and SA Coursing Greyhound of the Year.
We will also look to run a Free For All event for greyhounds which competed at Virginia during 2023. The race is supported by GOTBA and carries prizemoney of $5,535.
Nominations for this event close with GRSA at 9.00am on Monday, 4th December
TRIAL BOOKER TO INCORPORATE GAWLER THURSDAY TRIALS FROM DECEMBER
As previously advised GRSA has been working with the Gawler GRC and staff to transition the Gawler trial booking process to on line, like Angle Park and Murray Bridge for their Monday and Thursday morning sessions.
After consultation at the ICG meeting this will have to be implemented to accommodate certain trialling requirements. GRSA will increase the number of bookings for each Gawler session from 4 to 6 trials per trainer. This is to assist trainers with your greyhounds which trial one after another.
To initiate Gawler online we will start with Thursdays first which will start with the session on Thursday, 7th December. Bookings will close 3pm the day prior (Wednesday, 6th December). GRSA administration staff will oversee the bookings as normal.
Once implemented we will turn our attention to the Monday trial session which will require our race day and offsite staff to manage.
NEXT LOW GRADE SERIES AT ANGLE PARK
The next Low Grade Feature Series at Angle Park will be a Grade 5 Masters series over the 530m with
$3,855 Heats on Thursday, 30th November and the $5,535 Final on Thursday, 7th December.
Nominations for the Heats close Monday, 27th November at 9.00am
NEW SPONSOR FOR MURRAY BRIDGE SUMMER DERBY AND OAKS IN DECEMBER
The Murray Bridge GRC are please to announce a new sponsor for their Club in Fischer Motors, they will also take the naming right sponsors of both the Summer Oaks and Summer Derby to be run in December. Along with the sponsorship the Club has increased both races to $7,500 each from $5,000 and added a
$1,000 bonus for the trainer of each Final if they are a member of the MBGRC.
Heats Sunday, 3rd December and Finals Sunday, 10th December 2023
$2,285 Heats 2023 Fischer Motors Murray Bridge Country Summer Derby - 455m (For dogs whelped on or after l51 July, 2021. $7,500 final on Sunday 10/12/23. All grades eligible)
$2,285 Heats 2023 Fischer Motors Murray Bridge Country Summer Oaks - 455m (For bitches whelped on or after 1st July, 2021. $7,500 final on Sunday 10/12/23. All grades eligible)
$1,000 bonus for the trainer of each Final if they are a member of the club (full paying trainer)
Nominations for Heats close with GRSA at 9.00am on Wednesday, 29th November
MURRAY BRIDGE ANNIVERSARY CUP ON SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER
On Sunday, 10th December the $4,000 Murray Bridge Anniversary Cup will be run over the 530m. Nominations close with GRSA at 9.00am on Wednesday, 6th December.