The maroon flag was flying in Adelaide last night when Bogie King took out the Sister Cities Cup.
Owned by Las and Sandi Bein of Gatton and trained by Ryan Ayre at Burpengary, Bogie King clocked a slick 29.78 in his strong finishing win in the 515 metres feature.
New Zealander Thrilling Ransom led from box eight with Bogie King working through the pack from box four to sit second around the first turn.
Bogie King loomed large near the top of the home straight and raced clear for an easy win.
Ron Ball’s Ozo Good flew the Queensland flag proudly as well, running on strongly into third spot from back in the field.
Bogie King (pictured winning at Albion Park) has won 26 of his 60 starts. 19 of those wins have been at Albion Park and the dog also has victories at Ipswich, Lismore, Wentworth Park, the Gardens (Newcastle), the Meadows and now Angle Park. The son of Collision and Bogie Skye was whelped on March 12, 2009.
Tattsbet had a $20,000 jackpot amount in the First Four pool for the Sister Cities Cup. The pool grew to $86,330. The dividend was $1,075.40, with Christchurch representative Another Dollar finishing fourth.
The Sister Cities Cup is an annual challenge involving greyhounds from Auckland, Christchurch, Adelaide and Brisbane. Next year’s event will be staged in Auckland.
At Albion Park last night, the Reg Kay trained Don’t Knocka Him staked favouritism for the Gold Coast Cup with another brilliant win over 520 metres.
The son of Knocka Norris and Surf Queen clocked 29.68 seconds, winning by eleven lengths. His impressive sectional times were 5.66, 11.44 and 12.58 for the run home.
The heats of the group 3 Gold Coast Cup will be run at Albion Park this Thursday night, October 4.
The $25,000 to the winner Casino Cup will be run in northern New South Wales today.
Normally a daytime fixture, the Casino Cup meeting is run in the twilight timeslot, with the Cup being race ten at 6.12 p.m.
There are two Queensland trained runners in the 484 metres event. Jan Warner’s Jake’s Thunder was a heat winner last week. Alex the Great for Paul Cauchi qualified with his second placing.
Alex the Great has box two and Jake’s Thunder box seven today.
Racecaller Bob Lane tips Miss Joyful to beat Lymko Driver, Bralyn Midge and Jake’s Thunder in that order.
Sydney’s Anthony Azzopardi trains Miss Joyful who scored in her heat in 27.25.
Casino club advises there will be no trials there this Monday, the Labour Day public holiday in New South Wales.
Story by Paul Dolan, photo by Corey Pearce.