All the latest from Crayford Greyhound Track
Thursday afternoon’s meeting features six races in the BAGS
Track Championship 2012 series.
If you come along, you will see our dogs competing against
greyhounds from both Hove and Sittingbourne tracks in the second
leg of this area stage.
The first leg was staged at Sittingbourne.
Gates open at 1pm with free entry and race card. First race will
be at 2.18pm.
On Saturday, we will also be featuring two big race finals.
The JB Riney MBE Kent Champion Hurdle is run over 540m and
carries a winner’s prize of £500. This race has received entrants
from Sittingbourne as well as a strong-looking contingent from
Hurdle specialist Jason Foster, who trains at Wimbledon, will be
hoping his Whiterock Champ will manage to get a win here.
The dog has vast experience and has run over hurdles here in the
past but the best he managed was a runner-up finish. He has a big
chance of drawing a favourable trap in the competition.
Foster also has two other representatives in the heats stage –
Druids Mickey Ma and Clonkeen Theo. The former is fairly new to
hurdle racing, however Theo has had more than 50 career races and
is a winner over the sticks.
Other entrants come from Sittingbourne and Yarmouth – the latter
track will be represented by Farloe Bowser, a previous winner over
the sticks at no fewer than four different tracks who is in top
form. It should be a cracking final.
The card will also feature the final of the John Davidson &
Colin Wilson Memorial Trophy.
As usual, a class field has been assembled with all chasing a
£1,250 first prize.
This annual race run over 540m flat was won last year by Diesel
Malc. You can safely follow the dog that wins this race after the
event as they have a habit of producing plenty of wins.
I try, as far as is possible, to watch our trials sessions here
at the track. These are not competitive races but staged for dogs
returning from seasonal rest or injury, together with new dogs
trying to do the time required to get on to the full race card.
These sessions prove to be invaluable when looking for winners
so this week I would recommend you watch out for Unity, Cals Lonely
and Boozed Coline. All three dogs have put in fast times during