Maitland Greyhound Club will host another race meeting for Gosford on Tuesday night after wet weather has again delayed major track works at the central coast track.
Greyhound Racing NSW had hoped to have the Gosford works completed by mid-October but the recent wet spell has pushed the re-opening of the track back to late October.
Tuesday night’s fields will feature heats of the Ladbrokes Back Yourself over 400m and heats of the Husqvarna Challenge over 450m and they have brought together some of the best sprinters from Sydney and the Hunter region.
The heat winners will progress to finals at Maitland on Thursday, October 25 where they will be part of a 10-race program featuring the final of the $7000-to-the-winner Ladbrokes Maitland Future Stars Maiden.
The Evans Street gates, off Louth Park Road, open at 5.30pm on Tuesday so there’s plenty of time for patrons and punters to get to the track after work and grab a steak of sausage sandwich from the barbecue and enjoy a cold beer or two before the first race kicks off about 7pm.
Good luck in Masters Meteor
Good luck to Pelaw Main trainer Cheryl Murray and East Maitland trainer Kel Lean after their respective runners Blabba Mouth and Frekey won through to the $100,000-to-the-winner Masters Meteor final at Wentworth Park on Saturday, October 20.
Blabba Mouth, a son of Magic Sprite and Cindeen Shelby, won the first 520m heat in 30.01s at Wentworth Park last Wednesday night.
Frekey, a daughter of Djays Octane and Key Exit, was having her first start back from injury in almost four months when she won the second heat in 30.50s and paid more than $30.
The Masters Meteor will be a support race for the running of the world’s richest greyhound race, the inaugural Million Dollar Chase.
Christine Proctor and her husband Alan were lucky enough to win the $50 NSW GBOTA Member Dog draw with Mister Fernando at Maitland last Thursday.
The Londonderry trainers are regular visitors to Maitland and have now won the Member Dog draw several times. Mister Fernando was having his first start in almost four weeks finishing third in the Heddon Greta Hotel Stakes.
Miss Vee performs
The Ron Bell-trained Miss Vee put in one of the best performances of the afternoon to win the Ladbrokes Info Hub Stakes over 450m last Thursday afternoon.
The daughter of Keybow and Zipping Yoko took a heavy check on the corner and was knocked back into the pack before storming home to beat Need A Miracle by a length in 25.47s.