Fenway Park is June’s Dog Of The Month! He ran 3 in June races winning 2! Fenway Park has recently established himself as one of our top A1 performers. Owned by Dean Blackbird & trained by Karolyn Blackbird. That’s £50 towards the GRS Bond and a Signature Rosette! Well done
Copeland Danny is July’s Dog Of The Month after winning 3 of his 4 races in his sprints clocking a 15.92 on the way thats £50 towards the GRS bond and a signature sash for his kennel. Trained by Chantelle McNicholas and owned by Mr S Taylor.
Sunderland trainer Jill Sutherst and partner Glenn Lynas have changed their minds about leaving the industry and will continue training and breeding.
Jill said: “We never really wanted to leave but we just couldn’t make it pay. But looking at the packages that all the Sunderland trainers have been offered, why wouldn’t we want to stay?
“For a long time there didn’t seem to be any investment in the place and now it is exactly the opposite. There has been new lighting installed, a new hare mechanism and just a new atmosphere about the place. And we know that there is a decent prize money increase due shortly.
“We had run our kennel strength down to about eight runners, but have another two due in and a few more that have been off with small injuries but will now race again.
“We also have around 15 pups ready to qualify including nine from Whitton Derecho’s first litter (by Laughil Blake). They are beautiful pups and all flew on their first time behind the drag hare. We have no idea what we would have done with them if we’d given it up.
“We also have a couple by Top Honcho out of Samiya of similar age plus some young Irish pups and another couple that Glenn liked the look of. So going forward the strength should build quite quickly and a lot of them will be younger dogs.”
Wednesday September 1 sees the launch of the ARC prize money structure which will see significant rises in prize money across each of the company’s own tracks: Central Park, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland writes Floyd Amphlett of the Greyhound Star.
While the eye is drawn to the £200 to top heat winners, the significant figure is surely the £50 that will be paid to runners down to A6 company?
By comparison, until now, a Newcastle A6 runner would have been receiving £35.
Indeed, it is the worst paying tracks who will seem to benefit the most. A good example is Perry Barr which has been kept impoverished by GRA for years.
Today’s A7 winner at Perry Barr would have collected £69 and also-rans collecting £33. From tomorrow the – well see for yourself!
For obvious reasons, the company have not announced details of the trainers’ own deals which are again reckoned to be significantly enhanced.
One Newcastle trainer, who declined to be named said: “These deals are a game changer for us.”
August's Bitch Of The Month is Slippy Breda. She won 3 from 3 A4s, then upgraded 2 grades ran creditable 2nd and 3rd in A2. Breda is trained by Chantelle McNicholas and owned by Krista McNicholas. That's £50 toward the GRS Bond & signature rosette for her kennel.