Healesville Cup Carnival excitement for local trainers

This Sunday will see the final events of the 2019 Healesville Greyhound Association Cup Carnival.

With the carnival of racing at the Don Road complex conducting 13 race meetings and 156 races it has been a very busy and exciting month of racing for the Club and especially for local trainers Paul Jones and Maria Barber.

The first of the major events, the inaugural National Straight Track Championship saw Peter Galo take the winners purse of $35,000 and set a new track record. Maria, from Hoddles Creek bred the winner and races several of the litter mates.

This weekend will see the running of the 30th Healesville Cup and Paul and Maria will have a greyhound that they train engaged in the $47,000 to the winner final.

Trainer Paul Jones is a former President of the Club and Maria is a Life Member and both are over-the-moon with the run of their greyhound Sideshow Marjen in his heat of the cup. Starting at long odds, he saluted the judge in a smart 19.12 sec and paid a whopping $69.40 winning dividend.

Sideshow Marjen is owned by David Jensen from Heathcote.

Gates open to the public from 10.30am on Sunday with the final of the SEN 1116 Healesville Cup programmed for Race 6 at 12.24pm. On course activities for the kids include mini golf, Ball and Crawl, a Balloonist and food van, with fully licensed bar and TAB facilities for the adults.

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