Paul Dolan’s greyhound flashbacks

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TEN YEARS AGO – JULY 2011

EL GRAND SENOR for Carolyn Jones wins the Group 2 Shepparton Cup over 450m by a neck margin over Mystic Apple.

OAKS ROAD for Mark Gatt wins the Group 2 Dapto Megastar. Mythical Eagle and Undisputed Dos ran the placings.

THE LEASE on Cannington to the WAGRA expires this month. But an agreement is reached to continue with ‘’business as usual’’ until July 2013 pending a relocation.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO – JULY 2001

MINT MOJO trained by Ray Watson wins the Group 1 Winter Carnival Cup at GAlbion Park. First prize is $40,000. The NSW-trained winner scored by half a head over Victorian star Floodfawn. Queenslander Kippax finished third.

WINSOME DOLLARS for John Finn wins the Group 2 Bob Payne Winter Stake and Group 3 Young Star Classic at Wentworth Park in the same month.

CONTROVERSIAL Queensland Parliamentarian Merri Rose was the state’s Minister for Racing, Tourism and Fair Trading.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO – JULY 1991

GABBA – G.R.C. reported a financial year profit of $67,291, considered a decent result at the time. On-course tote turnover increased by 1.5% over the previous year.

WALLOWA FLASH for Margaret Quarrell was a $4 chance from box five for the Gold Coast Cup over 457 metres. The home-bred son of Acacia Park and Flash a Coin scored narrowly over outsiders Night Merinda and Gourie. The even money ($2.00) favourite Mountain Red finished seventh.

YOUR ATTENTION for Colin Rogers won the Queensland Constellation at the Gabba. The odds-on favourite scored by eight lengths from box three in a scorching time of 32.43. Hopeful Doll held the track record at 32.31.

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