Ringbark Ace equals track record for trainer Lawrance
ON WEDNESDAY at Albion Park, Prenzlau-based trainer Serena Lawrance produced Ringbark Ace (Fabregas - Just A Show) having its third race start to run an equal track record of 22.30s for the 395m.
The black dog whelped in Sept 2016, exploding from the boxes to record an unheard of early sectional of 10.22s with a run home time of 12.08s scoring by an ever-widening 9 1/2 lengths.
The greyhound's career kicked-off back in August with a second placing at Albion Park over the 520m, where on that occasion it found the distance a tad to far. After beginning brilliantly and setting up a long lead mid race, the dog tired in the concluding stages. Given three months off after that run, he resumed to win at Albion Park in late November over the 395m running a slick 22.57s, which lead into Wednesday's equal-track record performance.
Ringbark Ace now jointly holds the record with the Frank Hancock-trained pair Mr Babicci (26/02/2014) and Anja (25/10/2015.
It will be interesting to watch this dog's progression to see if it's given time to mature, and can eventually run out a strong 500m.
Trainers riding hot form with multiple winners
OVER the last week at the three Ipswich meetings a few trainers have produced either a treble or double.
Northern Rivers-based trainer Dean Turley had three winners: Zulu Beat scored on Saturday night clocking a near-track record run of 16.80s for the 288, before Dean had a double with Indominous Dane and Air Time on Tuesday.
Karen Davies' kennel is very much in-form at present, winning with Wy Yung Floods on Friday and Rocky Spies on Saturday.
Another female trainer whose team is racing well is Pam Field. She saluted with Richmond Road on Friday over the 288m and he backed up to score again over the same journey on Tuesday.
Aim, trained by Terry Guymer was another to do the Friday - Tuesday double, scoring both times over the 431m.
In a big week for female trainers, Kerry Hoggan won with Zillie Bean on Friday and Invictus Clive on Tuesday.
Kevin Galloway produced a double at the Tuesday meeting with Who Nose Size and Galway Johann.
$10,000 addition to Greyhound calendar
A NEW race on the Ipswich Greyhound calendar is the Dash For Cash over the blink and miss distance of 288m, worth $10,000 overall. Heats begin on Saturday December 22 with the final a week later, December 29.
The race is sponsored by Rick and Di O'Donnell from Just Greyhound Photos.
Rick is the on-track photographer at Ipswich, and Di and Rick are also on the committee at Ipswich and are always thinking of new and exciting innovations for races and for patrons experiencing the course.
Claus comes to Ipswich
CHRISTMAS will come early to Ipswich Greyhounds. Santa will be making a visit to the track on Saturday, December 15. I'm sure he will have plenty of presents in his sack for the children and children at heart on the night.
For mums and dads planning on bringing the children to Ipswich on the 15th, the club would like you to contact them with your child's name and age so the presents from Santa can be personalised. Phone 32022977 or visit www.ipswichgreyhounds.com.
Win almost $8000
THE ON-TRACK pick 7 competition on Saturday night will be worth $7850.
All you have to do is be on track, purchase a racebook, fill out the entry form with who you think will win the last seven races on the program, and that jackpot amount can be yours.
Muzzles Restaurant will be open for dinner, alongside the snack bar, bar, and tote facilities available.
Ipswich will race tomorrow in the Twilight Zone with a 10-race program from 2.42pm.
Best bets: Race 5 (3.59pm) - Box 1, Illawong Cowgirl (trained by Di Hannon) and Race 8 (5.10pm) - Box 2, Reactor (for John McCarthy)
Racing again on Saturday evening with 10 races from 4.58pm.
Best bet: Race 4 (6.04pm) - Box 3, Maywyn Cash (for Rob Essex) an impressive 25.21s winner last Saturday.