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.
JUST like everyone else, we had to struggle through COVID-19 restrictions during 2021 but despite some difficulties at times, Bundy on a Mundy powered on and not only had a successful year of racing but an enjoyable one.
While we appreciate the benefits of going TAB with increases in prizemoney, more races etc. and it is understandably a business for the professional trainers, here in Bundy the country track atmosphere still shines.
For some, Monday is a day to watch their beloved dogs have a run and to catch up with friends who have the same hobby, networking with each other to give a hand when needed, organising weekend barbecues and simply enjoying each other’s company.
It is great to see some new trainers becoming regulars in Bundaberg and we have had some sons and daughters following in their parent’s footsteps by becoming handlers.
This gives new ears for the oldies to share their wealth of knowledge and exaggerated stories (that everyone else has heard numerous times) with.
Finally, we have all our ducks in a line and the club will close for upgrading of the track and facilities at the end of June.
At this stage we expect the work will take about 13 weeks.
December ended with the Maiden 1000 heats and final as well as heats and final of our Christmas Cup.
January will start with a bang with features such as the New Year\’s Cup, Wide Bay Country Cup (restricted postcode) and Australia Day Cup to name a few.
All the above will be a great warm-up for \’The Bundy Cup\’ over 550m with heats on March 21 and the final on March 28.
No doubt we will see a few new trainers and dogs as we build for this race being that in 2022 the winner will take home $40,000.
Finally, on behalf of the Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club, I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and all the best for a happy new year.
I, of course, have been on my best behaviour and received something very special from \’SANTAPAWS\’.
I am also looking forward to exciting greyhound racing at Bundy on a Mundy in 2022.
Yours in racing spirit
Howie (AKA Cambla Kid)
Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club