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GREYHOUNDS: Stranraer kennels’ winning double

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THERE was a winning double from Dumfries and Galloway owner / trainer Steven Hornby at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.

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His Stranraer kennels produced the first winner in the opening sprint race when Hot Tim cruised home at 6/4 to take the honours by half a length.

The two-year-old dog was chased home by Oh Gosh, a four-year-old dog from Tony Hopper’s Workington kennels.

There was a much wider winning margin in the next sprint race with Hornby’s Horny Eske storming across the line to win by an impressive 5.5 lengths.

The two-year-old dog’s strongest challenger was Mork, a similar aged dog from Willie Hyslop of Kilmarnock.

In the final race, over the 470 metres distance, Macca Moose, owned and trained by David Bowes of Cleator Moor, won by a 2.25 lengths winning margin.

He finished ahead of fellow 2/1 shot Ruth’s Baby, a three-year-old dog from Ruth and Davie Crosbie of Wamphray, near Moffat.

 

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES

First race (7.30) – 1, Hot Tim, trap 3, price 6/4; 2, Oh Gosh, 4, 2/1; distance 1/2; winning time 17.87 seconds.

Second (7.45) – 1, Horny Eske, 1, 5/4; 2, Mork, 3, evens/fav.; 5.5; 17.78.

Third (8.00) – 1, Nidge, 1, 2/1; 2, Wiggy’s Black, 2, 5/4; .75; 17.93.

Fourth (8.15) – 1, Oh Golly, 4, 2/1; 2, Tankon, 5, 5/2; 1; 17.76.

Fifth (8.30) – 1, Jess, 2, 2/1; 2, One Cool Cat, 6, 2/1; 3.75; 17.53.

Sixth (8.45) – 1, Showgirl, 3, 2/1; 2, Ready, 2, 6/4; 1.25; 17.45.

Seventh (9.00) – 1, Hustle, 1, 2/1; 2, Katie’s Lad, 2, 7/4; 3.25; 17.54.

Eight (9.15) – 1, Macca Moose, 3, 2/1; 2, Ruth’s Baby, 2, 2/1; 2.25; 29.66.

 

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