Home' The Bunyip : January 10th 2018 Contents Page 26 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, January 10, 2018
A MOVE to the country
has worked out well for
greyhound trainer Michael
Stewart, who led in a win-
ner at Gawler last Tuesday.
The victory came in a
mixed grade event over
531m, which saw Loceryl
start the best from box six
and take the lead, with Sut-
ton Wil (five) in close pur-
The two runners broke
away from the rest of the
field, but down the back
straight they bumped togeth-
er, momentarily losing some
Croydon Boys (three) was
at the same time winding up
and zipped past the other
two, opening up a six-and-a-
half length gap at the finish.
Bar Room Brawler (four),
which had been positioned
mid-field early, ran home to
grab second place for Lew-
iston's Nicole Newlyn, with
Sutton Wil running third
for Gawler River's Angela
Croydon Boys ran a good
time of 30.96 seconds for
trainer Michael Stewart, and
owner Duncan Stewart.
It took Croydon Boys 11
starts to break through for
his first win, but he now has
a record of six wins and nine
placings from 35 starts.
With the way he ran on
at Gawler, Michael is hope-
ful of moving him up to the
Michael has been part of
the greyhound industry for
over 35 years, getting in-
volved through family con-
About three years ago,
he decided to increase his
involvement in the sport
and moved to a larger prop-
erty at Palmer with a plan
to start breeding his own
stock, and take advantage
of the South Australian-bred
He now has 14 racing
greyhounds under his care, a
number he is happy to main-
Establishing his own prop-
erty meant Michael need-
ed plenty of help with his
racing kennel, and that has
come from his partner, Tam-
ica Dunn, and local resident
Michael gets a big kick
out of involving others in
the sport, and has assisted
Brandon to also become an
The move to his own prop-
erty is paying off for Mi-
chael, who trained 66 wins
in 2017 compared with 32 in
the previous year.
With further planned en-
hancements to the property,
including his own straight
track for trialling, that figure
could well increase.
An extra afternoon meet-
ing will be held at Gawler on
Wednesday, January 17, in
addition to the normal Tues-
day afternoon and Sunday
Hundreds flock to metro meeting
SUNDAY'S metropolitan race meeting
at the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club at-
tracted hundreds of punters, who enjoyed a
great day of action.
The meeting had originally been sched-
uled for Saturday, however was postponed
for a day due to excessive temperatures.
On the track, it was a good day for Jamie
Kah, who rode Trupt and Bris Vegas to wins
in the 1204m Kingsford Hotel handicap and
the 1204m Coopers handicap, respectively.
It was Kah's third victory on Trupt, after
she scored wins aboard it in November and
Both horses are trained by Ryan Balfour at
Hoop Cory Parish also snared two victo-
ries with Tadween and Devilishly in the Gol-
din Farms Two-year-old Plate and Sanders
Fodder/Mitavite Handicap, respectively.
The plate was Tadween's first career vic-
Despite having to reschedule the
meeting, Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club
manager Shane Collins said the day was a
"It's a great response, we've got a great
crowd for the second time in a week," he
"The support from not only the industry,
but the local public, has been fantastic."
Due to the change, Mr Collins said he was
unsure of how many visitors would turn up,
but was pleasantly surprised at the support
"We lost some bookings, but we picked
some up," he said.
"I'm blown away to be honest.
"I think the pavilion's been a big help, hav-
ing people seated undercover with the bars
and the TVs."
The metropolitan event comes after the
club hosted its first ever twilight meeting on
December 29, a night which Mr Collins said
"We had fantastic numbers with people
through the gate and our financial numbers
were up," he said.
"Our bars matched our Gawler Cup, it was
a great feather in the cap of having the event
"Even Thoroughbred Racing SA were
very complimentary to us for the event, and
how it worked.
"We're hopeful that there'll be more of
them in the future, it's really exciting for the
The club will host another twilight meet-
ing this Saturday, with gates opening at mid-
day and racing running from 2.30pm-8pm.
Cool Fonzy finished second in race five at
Gawler on Sunday. PHOTO: Jack Hudson
Move pays big dividends
Diana (left), Tamica Dunn and Michael Stewart with Croydon Boys.
ONE week The Bunyip Pace, next week
the South Australian Derby.
That is the plan for The Quick Shadow, an
easy winner of The Bunyip Pace (1800m) at
Kapunda on Friday.
Kadina trainer Tyson Linke had the per-
fect result at Kapunda -- two starters for two
Linke produced promising three-year-
old The Quick Shadow to win The Bunyip
Pace (1800m), then, in the following race,
had Aguero take out the Helen Ware Pace
Backed from $1.80 to start $1.60 favour-
ite, The Quick Shadow, owned by Ian Shep-
hard, scored a 15-and-a-half metre win from
Fine Artist ($13.30), with Eyes For You
($6.10) one metre away third.
Linke said the three-year-old would now
contest the $30,000 Group 3 South Austra-
lian Pacing Derby (2230m) at Globe Derby
Park on Saturday, January 13.
"He's a bit of a lazy horse and maybe tak-
ing on the best will wake him up," he said.
"(On Friday), he was okay when anoth-
er horse was on his outside and wanting
to race him, but when it galloped on the
home turn he wanted to switch off and
thought his job was done.
"Wayne (reinsman Wayne Hill) had to
get stuck into him to get him racing again."
The Quick Shadow was bred by Mr She-
phard, in partnership with his late wife,
Rose, and has been a consistent racetrack
As a two-year-old, the gelding had just
four runs for two wins.
Linke believes The Quick Shadow has
improved with a break, but wants him to
lose his lazy trait.
Meanwhile, the trainer's double came
when Aguero ($3.70), also driven by Hill,
came from second last to score a four-
and-a-half metre win from Oohlala Lady
($19.80), with Racing For Reggie ($21.20)
a nose away third.
Friday's run was only the second for
Aguero, which had been an unlucky
second on race debut at Port Pirie a
Linke said Aguero was a nice three-year-
old who was still learning about racing.
"I thought he might have a job from his
second row draw, but Wayne drove him
beautifully," he said.
"He was quick to get the horse away from
the inside and brought him into the race
when the tempo slackened mid-race."
Linke enjoys perfect outing
Wayne Hill on The Quick Shadow with Kapunda
Harness Racing Club's Rod Whenan (left), owner
Ian Shephard, stable foreman Ross Linke and
Bunyip sports journalist Jack Hudson following
The Bunyip Pace. PHOTO: Graham Fischer
Links Archive January 3rd 2018 January 17th 2018 Navigation Previous Page Next Page