Paul Dolan’s greyhound flashbacks

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TEN YEARS AGO – AUGUST 2011:

The National Championship finals are staged at Albion Park. It’s hometown wins. Metz Magic for Ron Ball won the sprint. Dashing Corsair for Dwyer Lennon won the stayers in what was to be his last race start.

The Tony Brett trained Velocity Regina wins the Townsville Cup by six lengths. The bitch won the Darwin Cup in the previous month.

Flavours, trained by John Finn, romps home by ten lengths in the $25,000 to the winner Laurie Healion Memorial Maiden at the Gardens in Newcastle.

TWENTY YEARS AGO – AUGUST 2001:

Tip Top Tears for Peter Giles wins the National Distance Championship grand final, run at Sandown. The winning margin was an ever widening seven lengths.

Leading sires in Queensland were Just the Best, Elle’s Commando and Shape Shifter.

There were twelve tracks in Queensland. Albion Park, Ayr, Beenleigh, Bundaberg, Cairns, Capalaba, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Townsville.

THIRTY YEARS AGO – AUGUST 1991:

Barb’s Tune, trained by Alan Britton, is a five lengths winner of the Laurels Classic, run at Sandown.

8 to 1 chance Vintage McLaren for Don Foster wins the South Australian Derby from box three. He beat the 6/10 favourite Red Region.

Your Attention for Col Rodgers makes the Queensland Derby a one-act affair. His time of 32.32 was a close as you can get to Hopeful Doll’s track record of 32.31.

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