The Healesville Greyhound Association had a very busy start to 2019 with three race meetings on the first weekend of the new year.
Racing on Thursday for the first meeting saw a great crowd in attendance 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 BBQ breakfast and another twelve action packed races.
Backing up again with another full race card the following day with the main meeting of the weekend, and there was some great racing with some very smart greyhounds showing the crowd what they do best.
Over the three days, 36 races were contested and training honours went to the Superior Race Team, headed by trainer Joyce Condon and her son David and their team of helpers. Between them they prepared 22 runners for six individual winners and 5 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.