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Record number of races on card

Trainers from the Wimmera and surrounding districts continued to produce impressive results over a combined 48 races at Horsham Greyhound Racing Club across the past fortnight, with meetings on June 6, 9, 14 and 21. 

The Horsham club has been allocated 70 race meetings for the 2022-23 financial year – a new record for meetings across a 12-month period.

The club raced in the foreign morning timeslot on Monday, June 6 but this didn’t diminish the results of local trainers. 

Crymelon Comet for Ian Bibby, Warracknabeal, continued his ultra-consistent form, breaking through for a well-earned victory in the grade five, 410m event. 

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Comet settled in the back half of the field, but railed hard and displayed his customary strength, storming home to win by three lengths in the time of 23:55sec. 

The kennel also struck on Thursday. Crymelon Neptune took out the grade seven, 410m event. 

Neptune was trapped midfield early but used his race sense to perfection to storm home, winning by more than two lengths in 23:74sec. 

Bibby ventured to the big smoke on Saturday night with Crymelon Comet and ran a respectful fourth after finding trouble early.

Continuing on the June 6 race program, War Widow for Pat and Cliff Smith used box eight to her advantage, circumnavigating the field and swooping on the lead turning for home to go away an easy winner in 23:47sec in the mixed grade four and five event.

Team Fullerton, Red Cliffs, struck in the first event of the day, the 410m maiden event, with Pressure Rising winning in the smart time of 23:51sec, with Rockstar Austin, Pat and Cliff Smith, and Dark Light, Heather Baxter, filling second and third positions respectively.

Doug and Paul Hammerstein, Ararat, took out the 10th race on the card with Lektra Sammy showcasing a brilliant front-running performance giving nothing else a chance going on to win in 23:54sec for the fifth-grade event. Thursday, June 9 had the club racing in the midday timeslot. 

Pat and Cliff Smith, Wonwondah, had the locals off to a perfect start, winning the second race on the program with Rockstar Austin, who was victorious by more than six lengths. After missing the start and being forced to work through the field, he produced a strong run of 23:80sec for the 410m maiden event.

The Rockstar was not satisfied with just that victory. Rising to mixed six-seven grade on Tuesday, June 14, Rockstar was unwanted in betting. Turning for home midfield, the race was wide open but Rockstar stormed down the middle of the track and swooped on the leaders to win by just under two lengths in 23:73sec. 

Sinful Angel rounded out a great week for the camp on Tuesday leading everywhere but the post, finishing second to the highly talented Zigzag Cabang in a flying time of 23:05sec.

Rodney and Kerry Prowse, Red Cliffs, took out the first of the grade five, 410m heats. 

Cool Lady began smartly from the rails draw and led by just over a length going through the first turn, but on straightening for home it was clear nothing was going to catch her and she won comfortably in the quick time of 23:29sec.

Kraken Shimmer for Bill and Helen Hartigan, Horsham, came out running in the second of the grade five, 410m heats and worked hard throughout as challenges were laid down by Impingement, third, and King Kaboom, second, but the daughter of Barcia Bale and Kraken Flash dug deep and just wouldn’t lay down to hang on and win in the smart time of 23:43sec.

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