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Gurry a leading light for locals

Andrea Gurry, of Nhill, was the sole regional trainer to lead in winners last week at Horsham Greyhound Club’s regular Tuesday meeting, with Xylus Bale and Spring Port both excelling in their respective races.

Xylus Bale was contesting a heat of the Cardross Memorial. Jumping from box six, the race was over by the corner, with Xylus already setting up a margin on the field. 

Turning for home, it was a matter of times and margins, with Xylus never threatened and going home a four-and-a-half length victor in the quick time of 23:20sec. 

Xylus, now aged four, is racing as well as ever and the victory on Tuesday improved his record to an impressive 95 starts for 16 victories, 33 minor placings and more than $71,000 in prizemoney.

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Next up for Gurry was new kennel star Spring Port. Contesting a mixed grade three and four race, Spring Port put on a brilliant front running display over the 410m journey, cruising to a two-and-a-half length victory while also breaking the magical 23:00sec barrier running a flying 22:92sec, improving his record to three victories from five starts for Gurry and his last three wins on the bounce.

This week the club races on Tuesday and Friday with the extra Friday meeting beginning from 2pm.

The club would love to see as many people as possible pop down to get up and close with the magnificent athletes.

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