The $10,000 to the winner 2016 Workers Club Goulburn Cup will be conducted Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, heading a huge programme of class greyhound racing and there are stories a plenty in this year’s final.
The Workers Club is in its third year of sponsorship with the club and their loyalty has been clearly acknowledged by local participants during recent months.
Last year’s cup winner Let It Develop ran a track record to take the 2015 event and has drawn the same box again this year.
Trained by Anthony Azzopardi last year, My Boy Rylan is now back with early trainer Jodie Lord of Gunning who has three finalists, including Old Bailey and My Boy Rylan who will have the local support.
Raced by the Gordon Blur syndicate, the former Victorian chaser was purchased by his seven owners for $8,000 as a performed dog and now gives them their first feature race opportunity.
The group of friends who met up at the Gordon hotel, which is now their weekly watering hole, decided to but a dog, for couple though it is not there first.
The owners are, Kate Croker (Car repair business), Glenn Swift (Tiller), John Payne (retired), Scott Gann (owns Carpet Court store), Russel Primer (Primer Towing), Chris Gray and Michael Gray.
For John Payne and Glenn Swift they are hoping third time luck after having bad luck with their first two dogs losing them to injury and then a twisted bowel ended their second greyhound.
Both John and Glenn pictured are hoping that the cup will be there’s after tomorrow.
Travelling finalist, Knight Sprite raced by Gayle Masterson from the Hunter Valley has already won two features this year and responded to early pressure to win last week’s heat.
Gayle stayed overnight in Goulburn last week and will again make the four hour trip early to give the dog every hope to rest and be fresh for his appointment tomorrow.
One of the major players also is Clock’s Ticking who is trained by Jason Magri who has already won a Goulburn Cup in recent years.
The supporting feature race is the Palmerbet Fireball Final which will see track specialist, Spider’s Brother will run favourite for Neil Staines at Yass. He has now won five of six at the track and this should be a real speed race as the race name suggests.