Archive for Northam

20180722 – Northam Sunday

20180719 – Northam Thursday

“Phil Worthington Quinellas opening event”

Nambeelup trainer Phil Worthington produced first and second place getters in today’s Free Entry Thursday Maiden over 297m. The Kody Charles prepared Wind Power Dream was sent out as an odds on favourite from box two but didn’t begin with much gusto, allowing Queen Of Sparta to surge across and lead. She was having her twelfth career start and after being placed at her last three runs deserved a break through victory. Kennel mate Marapana railed through to second and gave chase but was beaten two lengths by Queen Of Sparta in 17.71. Another four lengths away in third position was the Bill Choules trained Go Gettem Santa. Queen Of Sparta only weighs in at 24kg but will win plenty more races with her early pace for her owners the Spartan Chasers Syndicate.


Race 2 Number 4 SWITCHEN SAVE : Exploded out of the boxes to lead throughout at 40/1.

Race 4 Number 2 MINI EARNER : Began cleanly and wasn’t far away, won’t take long to win one at Northam.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180716 Northam Monday

PROCEED AT SPEED (Lochinvar Marlow- Becky Baba) bounced back into the winners list after running down the leader Kabal and winning in 30.31. The Jen Thompson trained dog had been racing without luck, however showed track sense to come off heals at the right time and record his 4th victory at the track.

DYNA LAYLA (Barcia Bale- Lamia Bale) recorded her first win in WA after crossing the border from SA to join the kennels of John Carmody. The brindle bitch had been placed at 2 of 3 starts in the state and recorded a 4 length win over Oh That’s Cold in 17.19.

BLACK GOSHAWK (Bekim Bale- Kim Special) led throughout and recorded a PB 29.81 as she defeated race favourite Go Gettem Kracka by 3 lengths. The John Righetti trained bitch has now won at her past 3 starts and has run quicker each time.

20180712 – Northam Thursday

“Junk Yard Daisy breaks maiden status at Northam debut”

Southern River based trainer James Jeffries is enjoying another great season at the Northam venue and he kicked his afternoon off with a victory in the 297m maiden. Junk Yard Daisy was well supported from box three and sent out a $1.50 favourite. She had won a 380m qually at Cannington in 22.38 before finishing third, second and fourth at her three respective race starts there. Today she erupted out of the boxes before setting up a big lead and winning by five lengths in 17.63. Nambeelup trainer Phil Worthington prepared the next three greyhounds to cross the line with Champagne Betty second, Queen Of Sparta third and Marapana in fourth position. Junk Yard Daisy is raced by James Jeffries and Gemma Jovanovic and with her early pace is sure to rack up plenty of earnings.


Race 2 Number 2 MISS TRUFFLES : Coursed wide but charged away late to win by 2.50 lengths, will benefit when she draws wide.

Race 4 Number 6 MULGA LASS : Won easily in 17.39 and has now started 20 times for 4 wins and 8 minor placings.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180705 – Northam Thursday

“Faulkner causes major upset at Northam”

Veteran chaser Faulkner produced a stunning upset in today’s Afternoon In The Valley Mixed 5/6 over 297m. The son of Magic Sprite turns five this month and despite his ripe old age put in a blinder of a performance. From box five he launched himself to the front and while favourite Joe Man worked into second at the first turn he was unable to catch Faulkner who scored by two lengths in 17.61. Joe Man was the runner up a length in advance of Party Goer who battled on well for third position. The victory took Faulkner’s win tally to an impressive fourteen and his career earnings over $23,000.


Race 1 Number 8 JUNK YARD HUTCHY : Relished box eight and scored by a comfortable six lengths.

Race 6 Number 1 DUNGEON MASTER : Appreciated box one when he held up from the inside before charging away to win by six lengths.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)