Thursday was a red letter day for Lake Albert (Wagga) trainer Garry Anesbury who landed his first treble on a TAB track. Anesbury was successful with Sutton Zoe and maiden Go Becca over 350m while Lochie's Mate, the best greyhound in his six strong kennel, notched his 10th win in a 440m event.
"I've been training for 35 years and while I have previously won a couple of trebles at Temora, Goulburn on Thursday was my first at a TAB meeting,'' Anesbury said.
"I'm retired from the work force and my hobbies are breeding parrots and training a few greyhounds, along with breeding a litter each year.
"Last Friday I had one of my bitches served with Fernando Bale so hopefully there will be a litter of his coming along soon.''
Anesbury said the best greyhound he has raced was undoubtedly Quick Cruiser, a son of Ron Seymour's 1993 Golden Easter Egg winner Billy Binjang.
"Quick Cruiser raced two decades ago and during 1999 won three consecutive races at Wentworth Park, while he was so dominant at Wagga, where at one stage he won something like 16 races in succession, that a rival trainer asked me to stop nominating him for our local track,'' Anesbury recalled.
BARRY Evans, who trained those marvellous sprinters Two Romeo Road and Little Ed, produced a promising unraced youngster called In Your Time at Ladbrokes Gardens on Friday.
In Your Time, an impeccably bred December, 2017 whelping by Fernando Bale from Zsa Zsa, won a 515m performance trial in a respectable 29.98sec.
Two Romeo Road, a Wentworth Park fan favourite, won 19 races in 2006 and 2007 while Little Ed scored 17 wins between 2011 and 2013 for Evans and his wife Roz, who are based at Moonbi, near Tamworth.
While In Your Time's figures at Ladbrokes Gardens were not spectacular, Roz Evans believes she has the makings of a class greyhound.
"After the trial she could not put her foot to the ground and was lame the next morning, so while she will be off the scene for a while, she is obviously very good,'' Roz Evans said.
"Her run home time on Friday was remarkable considering she was carrying an injury.
"Barry and I had retired from greyhounds until John "Thommo'' Thompson, a dear friend for 35 years, purchased two puppies in 2018 and asked us to rear, educate and train them for him.
"The puppies are In Your Time and her litter sister Nipper Zsa, who won a 400m trial at Ladbrokes Gardens on Friday in 23.47.
"In Your Time got her name because when she was being reared and educated, she would never do anything until she was good and ready, she has always been her own boss and has a stubborn streak.''
EMBYE (pictured) earned a crack at the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Challenge at Wentworth Park on July 13 with an impressive win in near record time over 620m at Casino on Friday.
Despite being checked going through the catching pen, Embye came from third on the back straight to win by five lengths in 35.76sec.
That time compared well with the track record set by Double Gee, subsequently the best stayer in Queensland, who won at Casino in 35.44 in June last year.