ANOTHER action packed race meeting at Temora on Saturday night with the 330m distance record broken twice in 15 minutes.
In the first race Victorian visitor Light of Faith set tongues a wagging with a blistering display to win a maiden in a new track record time of 18.98.
Trained by Glenn Campbell from Peechelba in Victoria, this was an outstanding display as it was the greyhound’s first look at Temora and Glenn will be bringing this dog and others back for our upcoming Cup Carnival.
Everyone was still amazed with the maiden performance in race one when race two went around and you guessed it another track record run was seen by the Paul Braddon, Cowra trained Janderra’s Jet, who was simply awesome winning in a slashing 18.97.
A fantastic effort by both dogs and trainers to produce such top performances on the night.
Race three was won by the Lee Codd trained Shattered Light in 26.86.
Race four seen another stunning run by Licorice Diamond who ran a sizzling 19.12.
Licorice Diamond is trained at The Rock by John Cusack.
Race five saw Crazy Cosmos salute for Oura Trainer Shannon Ellis in 26.37.
Like many dogs racing and trialling at the moment at Temora the Temora Cup is firmly on Crazy Cosmos’s radar and it should also be noted that this dog set a new sectional record of 7.98 for the first section.
Race six saw the Braddons from Cowra win with Heidi’s Magic in 19.36.
Race seven again saw the Braddons salute with Bow Dandie in 19.23, this win gave Pam and Paul a treble on the night and plenty of fond memories of their visit to Temora and I can say we can expect to see them back at Cup time.
Our last race on the meeting was won by the Temora Club’s current Greyhound of the Year in Daniel Star and he gave a dashing exhibition of chasing to win by seven and half lengths in a handy 26.55.
Speaking with Craig Price later we can also expect to see our club champion in the cup heats as well.
So things are hotting up in Temora in more ways than the weather, the countdown is on to our Cup heats on the March 1 and the old saying is ringing true, if you build it they will come, and come they are by the trailer load.
I would also like to announce that for the second year running the Temora Greyhound Club has been able to make the final three for the Best Club of the Year award and also this year has seen our Volunteer group make the finalists for Volunteers of the Year award.
These awards will be announced at the Greyhound of the Year award ceremony on March 14 in Sydney.
I would like to make mention of the wonderful work and support from the Volunteers at the track, the weather has not been kind to us in the last month but every day they turn up and prepare this track and in 40 years of attending race meetings I have never seen a better prepared track anywhere.
Without the support of volunteers non TAB country tracks don’t exist, they are what this industry was built on and I am proud to be a part of that.
Well done to all and I know like me they are putting everything they have got to make this year’s Temora Cup an event and not just another race meeting.
Tickets are still available in our monster raffle and you can contact me on 0457 340 850 if you want one, a new car awaits the winner.
It’s on its way the $10,000 to the winner Temora Cup Heats March 1.
Picture: Cowra Trainer Paul Braddon with Janderra’s Jet, our new track record holder over the 330m distance. (Contributed)