Family support behind winning run
TRAINER Steven Scott celebrated four winners at Ipswich last Friday.
Providing plenty of satisfaction were Lou Lou Beach (race one), Farmor Ka Ching (race four), Farmor in Time (race nine) and the aptly named Farmor On Fire (race 10).
Steven and his partner Kelli Olsen moved to Churchable around 18 months ago.
They have set up from scratch a greyhound pre-training and racing facility on the 44 acre property.
With the winners they are starting to get, they are seeing the results of their hard work.
The greyhounds receive plenty of exercise on the 400m straight track and 200m galloping runs. They also have plenty of paddock space for free galloping.
Steve said "it's a real family affair'' with Steve's mum and dad Sheree and Wayne, formerly of North Queensland, having just recently moved to the Churchable area purchasing a property (Elite Lodge).
"Dad and mum would breed and rear the pups and then send them to us for pre training and racing,'' Steve said. "They have brought down around 60 pups with them.''
Steve currently has 36 greyhounds in full racing work.
Most of the Scott family greyhounds have the Farmor prefix at the beginning of the name. "I think it was mum who came up with the idea for the Farmor name," Steve said.
I asked Steve to give us a couple to follow from the kennel. He nominated Money For Jam (25 starts, seven wins) and Mottz (15 starts, five wins).
Steve said Money For Jam needs to draw inside boxes and thinks he can break 30 seconds for the 520m. Mottza is a young dog still learning but with a bright future.
Race day swap
WITH a change of dates and venues this week there will be no greyhound racing today at Ipswich.
The twilight meeting today is at Albion Park.
Ipswich race as usual tomorrow night with the first of 10 races at 5.03pm.
The best best on the program is race 9, dog 8 - It's Dyllan for Peter Wilson.
It's Dyllan had no luck last start in a heat of the Ipswich Sprint but has run sub 25 on the track and looks likely to get back into the winner's list.
The on track restaurant Muzzles will be open for dinner along with the snack bar and bar. Tote facilities are available.
The Ipswich on track pick 7 competition jackpot amount is up to $7750 for tomorrow night's program.
Fill out the entry form in the racebook, picking the winners for races 4-10 on the program.
If you can, you could be in the running to take home the jackpot amount.
WITH Christmas only a month away, the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club can host a Christmas party function for your business or family and friends.
You can celebrate on one of their three regular race days - Tuesday, Friday or Saturday.
Function packages are available from $25 per head (minimum booking 10 guests).
You receive one race name on the day, free admission, a racebook, reserved corporate seating, trophy for presentation of your race and presentation photo.
Other food and beverage packages are available.
Birthday parties, bucks nights, hens nights or any other celebration can be catered for.
For more information, visit www.ipswichgreyhounds.com, or phone 3202 2977.