TEN YEARS AGO – JULY 2012
GLEN GALLON, trained by Tony Brett, wins the Gr 1 Brisbane Cup by four lengths, beating Wy Yung Tiger and Zipping Catra in 29.86. Glen Gallon won the Cup the following year in 29.80.
BARCIA BALE, owned by Paul Wheeler and trained by Graeme Bate, wins the Gr 1 Maturity at The Meadows. It was an all Bale finish. Second home was Desalle Bale and third was Hannie Bale.
BYE BYE BUCKS, trained by Ken Lewis, wins the Gr 2 Dapto Megastar by five lengths. Ritza Ryder and Street Boss filled the placings.
TWENTY YEARS AGO – JULY 2002
AWESOME MACHINE, with Greg and Michelle Stella as caretaker trainers for Victorian Gary Ennis, wins the Gr 1 Winter Carnival Cup at Albion Park in 30.11. Modern Assassin and Yo Yo’s Gem were the placegetters. Awesome Machine also won the Gr 2 Queensland Derby in the same month and was 2002 Queensland Greyhound of the Year.
BEENLEIGH club in south-east Queensland is racing in an unprofitable Tuesday twilight timslot but kicks on under astute management.
AUSTRALIA’S leading sires at this stage of 2002 were Head Honcho, Token Prince, Awesome Assassin, Black Shiraz and Malawi’s Prince.
THIRTY YEARS AGO – JULY 1992
TICKETY BOO, trained by Tony Zammit, wins the Gold Coast Cup at odds of $4.50 Anne’s Priority was second and the $3.50 favourite No Hostility finished third.
RICH CURRENCY, at odds of $8.00 for Kevin Mugavin Jnr, wins the Gr 2 Gold Collar at The Meadows. The $3.25 favourite Dashing Eagle ran last.
THE CHAIR of the Australian Greyhound Racing Association (AGRA) was Fred Abel who was the chair of the MGRC at Olympic Park. The CEO of AGRA was Hec Caruana.