Big month coming up for Bundaberg racing

Caption: Bundaberg Trainer-of-the-Year Darren Taylor and son Jordan with one of their strong kennel’s representatives (Photo: Uncle Rusty’s Photos)

(Howie (aka Cambla Kid), may not have been a champion on the track, but he could always sniff out a yarn. Now retired, each month Howie hunts up morsels of news from his beloved Bundaberg club. Here’s his latest offering.)

BUNDABERG Greyhound Racing Club would like to congratulate its 2021 Trainer of the Year Darren Taylor and Dog of the Year Fogelberg, trained by David Plummer.

 A splendid result for both and we hope their success continues in 2022.

Bundy on a Mundy has started the year red hot, hosting the New Year’s Cup, Australia Day Cup and Valentine’s Day Cup – all great lead-ups to our March Madness, which kicks off with heats of The Wildcard on March 7 and the $25,000 final ($15,000 to winner) on March 14.

The winner will gain an automatic place in the $60,000 Bundy Cup (heats March 21, final March 28 ($40,000 to the winner).

With these big races over the 550m distance approaching fast, Bundaberg is seeing a real increase in visiting trainers and dogs testing out the track prior to the rich features.

The 550m trip has already had a recent visit from track record holder (30.96s) It’s A Rush.

We are hosting a Bundy Cup Calcutta – draw will be on our Awards night, Saturday, March 25.

Tickets for a chance to draw one of the finalists are $5 each and you will be able to phone bid on the night.

 Anyone wanting Calcutta tickets can phone or email the club on 4152 2033 or bundy_greyhounds@bigpond.com.

With abundant rain in the past months, the Bundaberg grass track is looking fabulous.

It’s not surprising we are told regularly by people watching our races from afar how beautiful it looks on TV.

We are truly lucky to have such a stunning track.

And we are still on track for upgrades at the end of June. The track will return with a new rail, fencing, tower and distances. The 460m will remain, however, the 550m distance will reduce to 531m and we will now have a 331m and 720m as well as 250m for trialling only.

We are also hoping to extend our kennel area to be able to support a 12-race meet.

While it will be short-term pain for local trainers, the club is thrilled and looking forward to an exciting future in the racing industry.

Yours in racing spirit

Howie (AKA Cambla Kid)

Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club

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