A SYNDICATE of six owners, who are based in Western Australia, entered the winner’s circle at last Tuesday’s Gawler greyhounds.
In race nine’s grade six event over 400m, Crimson Sally, from box one, got off to a flying start from Jiggy’s Luck (four) and Quick Sensation (seven).
Jiggy’s Luck drew level with Crimson Sally as they passed the 643m boxes, with Quick Sensation right on their heels.
In the straight, however, Crimson Sally kept her lead, with Jiggy’s Luck running a little wide on the bend and Quick Sensation taking advantage of the space between them.
In a close finish, Crimson Sally won by three-quarters of a length from Jiggy’s Luck, with Quick Sensation a similar margin away in third place.
Crimson Sally is trained by Lewiston’s Don Turner, for the Cape Fear syndicate, while Jiggy’s Luck and Quick Sensation are trained by Ben Rawlings and Scott Feltus – also of Lewiston – respectively.
Cape Fear syndicate manager Stuart Neilson was at the track to enjoy the win, which was pleasing, as he does not always get that opportunity.
Although a resident of South Australia, Stuart is based in the Pilbara region of WA, where he is employed as a driver of huge ore trains.
He has been an owner since 1990, and has known Don for a long time.
Stuart formed the syndicate with five fellow train drivers, and then purchased three ready-to-race greyhounds, including Crimson Sally, from Victoria.
Last Tuesday’s win was Crimson Sally’s third from her seventh start since coming to SA, and comes after a three-month spell due to a muscle injury.
Although they can’t get to the track because of their remoteness, the syndicate members all enjoy the opportunity to socialise in front of the screen and have a punt together.
Racing continues at the Gawler track Tuesday afternoons and Sunday evenings.