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20220528 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks

REFINED (Barcia Bale- Elevated) crossed from box 7 and then was never challenged as the talented young bitch, having just her 4th career start, took out the Greyhounds WA Gr 2 WA Oaks. The Krystal Shinners trained bitch was the quickest qualifier in her heat and then completely dominated the final winning by 7 1/4 lengths over West On Sadie in 29.92.

MAJOR SACRIFICE (Fernando Bale- Tatty Fields) bounced back into the winners list with a 3 1/2 length victory over Jump Into Action in 34.70. The Krystal Shinners trained chaser had been placed at his past two starts over the 520 metres.

EXHILARATE (Fernando Bale- Elevated) gave trainer Krystal Shinners an early winning double with a strong length win over Sunset Whistler in 35.06. The white and brindle dog overcame the tricky box 8 hoodoo and has now won twice from 3 starts over the 600 metres.

STARGAZER (Keybow- She’s Majestic) continues to race with enthusiasm as he recorded his 18th win at start number 110. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog defeated Pilbara by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.09 after having been placed in good company at his prior 3 runs.

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20210529 – Cannington Saturday – W.A. Oaks

OUR SEABROOK (Fernando Bale- Shared Equity) led throughout and held out Got The Sugar and Sunset Piper in a driving finish in the Gr 2 final of the Greyhounds WA Oaks. The Chris Halse trained bitch is raced by Linda Britton and backs up from winning the Mandurah Oaks  and became only the third greyhound in history to complete the double with Deutronium winning both in 2012 and in 1997 Billy’s Echo. The white and black bitch has now won 10 times from 26 starts and close to $100,000 in stakes. The winning margin was a head by a neck competed after a very heavy down pour in a winning time of 30.78.

LIKE YOU (My Redeemer- One For Tiger) was a certainty beaten when looking like the winner on Wednesday before being checked, however bounced back with a dominant all the way win from box 4. The Cosi Dagostino trained youngster won by 6 1/4 lengths over Coffee Cutie in 30.10.

MAMBO MONELLI (Se Tali Sundance- Camelia Monelli) led throughout from box 1 and scored a 6 1/2 length win over Tiger Town who he had also beaten a week earlier. The David Hobby trained dog stopped the clock at 29.72 on a rain sodden track.

JUST SEND IT (Mepunga Blazer- Milldean Focus) recorded his 4th consecutive win with a 3 1/2 length victory over Westdale Hailee in a PB 21.82. The Corey White trained dog has now won 12 of 43 career starts and has also been placed on another 21 occasions.

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20200527 – Kody Charles Interview

James Broadhurst caught up with Cobargo trainer Kody Charles ahead of this Saturday’s Group 2 WA Oaks final at Cannington.

20181027 – Cannington Saturday

CHIPS AND TRAINS (Collide- Revealed) recorded his biggest win in 20 career starts in taking out the Gr 2 Greyhounds WA All Stars Sprint final. The Chris Halse trained blue dog jumped ok from box 1 and then checked off heals on the first corner looking for clear running wider on the track. He then raced at the leader Winlock Banking in the straight and scored by 3/4 length in 29.99. The blue Dog was named after little Pippa Rea who passed away from brain cancer at 11 years of age. At an earlier age she would go to the kennels of Linda Britton and Chris Halse and name their pups. Part of the Chips And Trains winnings go towards raising awareness for brain cancer research. Check out

DANDALUP ANNIE (Bekim Bale- Rerod Rose) returned to the winners list when causing an upset over the 715 metres. The Tania Thomas trained bitch had been racing consistently without much luck over both the 520 metres and 715 metres and although working hard on the outside of the leader Moment To Rumba, was able to hold her off in the run to the line scoring by a neck in 42.56. Odds on favourite Poppy Monelli ran home well to finish a further neck back in third place after finding early trouble.

STANGA BOLT (El Grand Senor- Stanga Jill) scored a 4 length win over Chezzy Allen after holding up from the inside draw. The Jason Marley trained dog had not won in 8 previous starts at Cannington.

SPRIGHTLY FELLA ( Barcia Bale- Sprite Lee) crossed from his outside box draw and turned the race on his terms with an all the way victory in 30.13. The Frank Lowry trained dog was stepping up to FFA company for just the second time in his career at Cannington.

20181020 – Cannington Saturday

CROPDUSTER (KC and All- Sialia) led throughout from box 7 in the opening heat of the Gr 2 All Stars Sprint. The Paul Stuart trained star had been racing without luck finishing third in a recent heat of the Gr 3 Mandurah Cup. The blue bitch held off Yunderup Tank to win by a neck in 30.13.

WINLOCK BANKING (Banjo Boy- Glitzy Bling) was well supported ion tote before railing through from box 1 to lead and score in the second heat of the Gr 2 All Stars Sprint. The James Jeffries trained dog finished second behind All The Rave in the recent Northam Anniversary Cup final. Undefeated from 5 starts from box 1, the black dog recorded a PB 30.13 win by a length over Black Bombshell
Pictured : Winlock Banking

BUNDLES GALORE (Dyna Nalin- Saving Bundles) ran home well to claim the leader Slingshot Gypsy and win the final heat of the Gr 2 All Stars Sprint. The Linda Smithson trained dog continued his good form after winning the Gr 3 Mandurah Cup at his previous start. All three heats were won in a time of 30.13.

Box Greyhound Trainer
Chips and Trains Chris Halse
Slingshot Gypsy Paul Stuart
Yunderup Tank Andrew McLaren
Bundles Galore Linda Smithson
Winlock Banking James Jeffries
Cropduster Paul Stuart
Leisel Monelli David Hobby
Black Bombshell Enzo Crudeli
Lhotse Monelli David Hobby
Confinement James Jeffries

This is the final for the Mixed 4/5 Series over 600m on Saturday. (Not in box draw order)



20180512 – Cannington Saturday

FERDINAND (Fernando Bale- Velocity Sofia) weaved his way through the field to score a remarkable win in the opening heat of the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby. The Jamie Marsh trained youngster has just turned two years of age and had to overcome checking off heals nearing the home corner before getting through to win in 30.19. The brindle dog defeated Mandurah Derby winner Sieben Monelli by 3/4 length.

Pictured: Ferdinand with Ken Marsh and trainer Jamie Marsh.

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) jumped to the front in the second heat of the Group 2 Brittons Formal Wear WA Derby and although pressurised early, was never headed and raced clear to win by 5 lengths over Eighty Eight in 29.76. The Chris Halse trained star will start a short priced favourite in next weeks final.

BLACK BOMBSHELL (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) showed speed from box 6 and recorded his first win since he won a heat of the Group 1 Sky Racing Perth in April. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog railed beautifully and defeated Decimal by 4 lengths in a PB 29.63. The race favourite Astrozone and Perth Cup winner Trouper Monelli cost themselves a winning chance soon after the start when checking.

DANDALUP GIRL (Shakey Jakey- Rerod Rose) proved her first up win over the 600 metres was no fluke as she led throughout again and clocked a PB 34.79 in defeating Black Fusileer by 5 lengths. The Kody Charles trained bitch showed speed from box 3 and looks a promising type.

Box Greyhound Trainer
ROCKHOLD Jamie Marsh
IT’S THE HORSE Enzo Crudeli