Greyhounds strive for final berths
THE main feature race of the July carnival at the Grafton greyhounds is the Taylor Family Maiden.
Heats will be run at a meeting today and exciting racing will be assured. This race has a history of starting the careers of high-calibre greyhounds, two that readily come to mind are Little Blade and Brother Fox. These two dogs both went on to become very successful sires.
This year in heat one there will be plenty of interest in the performance of the Tony Locket-trained Detroit City as he is out of the good-producing bitch Thai Charm and is by Tony's own sire Collision.
This litter has already produced winners on different tracks in the tracks around Sydney and his mother has produced the good dog, Bond.
Heat three sees one of our state's leading trainers, Jason Mackay, with the well-bred Nutso.
Nutso, engaged in box three, is bound to be well-forward in condition.
A former local resident, Dennis Reid, makes his return to Grafton with a runner in heat five, Bony Mountain, in box eight.
Bony Mountain is by Go Wild Teddy out of Twirly Girl and is another that is sure to be well educated coming out of this strong kennel.
Local trainer Jeff Droy has been having a good run with his dogs of late.
He has Zay Mocco engaged in heat six of the Taylor Family Maiden and being trained locally, this dog should have had plenty of experience on the track.
One of Queensland's leading trainers, Tony Brett, has a runner in heat seven, Mr Quicksilver.
This will be Tony's first starter at the Grafton track but his father, Dave, was a regular visitor to the July carnival in the mid-80s.
Mr Quicksilver has had two starts at Albion Park for a second and a third and is well-boxed in box two.
Another trainer who has been a regular visitor to the carnival, Ken Cheetham, has a runner Montana Lad engaged in heat eight. Ken is one trainer that makes sure that his dogs are right up to the mark before he produces them.
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