Healesville greyhounds racing into new year

Makayla Brown from Lara track-side with greyhound Mayor Digby. Picture: JASON MCKEOWN

The Healesville Greyhound Association had a very busy start to the year, with three race meetings on the first weekend of the 2019.

Racing on Thursday 3 January for the first meeting attracted a great crowd, with many holiday-makers attending the track to enjoy the club’s facilities and the exciting racing on offer.

The normal Friday meeting was transferred to Saturday morning due to the extreme weather across Victoria.

Everyone was up bright and early with racing starting at 9.07am.

The day kicked off with a barbecue breakfast and another 12 action-packed races.

The association backed up again with another full race card the following day, the main meeting of the weekend.

There was some great racing, with some very smart greyhounds showing the crowd what they did best.

Over the three days, dogs contested 36 races and training honours went to the Superior Race Team, headed by trainer Joyce Condon and her son David.

Between the pair and their team of helpers they prepared 22 runners for six individual winners and five minor placed runners.

Makayla Brown from Lara was trackside enjoying her school holidays with her dad and their greyhound Mayor Digby.

She was very excited when they won the second last event of the day.

Racing is held at the Don Road Sporting Complex every Friday and Sunday.

Gates open from 11.00am.

Entry is free and there are canteen, bar and TAB facilities on-course.

There will be another three-day racing weekend to celebrate the Australia Day Public Holiday with lots of activities for the last weekend of the school holidays.

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