Gunnedah greyhound trainers hit the road over the Easter long weekend.
While the Gunnedah track has been closed for repairs, there was no lack of racing around the region over the weekend with one meeting in Armidale and two in Coonabarabran.
Saturday was the most fruitful day for the local trainers with several taking home wins.
At Coonabarabran, Jamie Bush kicked off the day in fine fashion as Khartoum lived up to her favourite tag to cruise home to a big win.
Khartoum beat Typhoon Hazel – trained by Curelwis’ Kevin Sills – by almost seven lengths in the Ladbrokes Maiden Heat.
The final Ladbrokes Maiden Heat of the day went to another Bush – Glenda.
Rice’s Legacy – another favourite – scored a win over Paul Wasson’s My Quick Fix by just over two lengths in the fourth race of the day for the Gunnedah trainer.
While Sills tasted defeat in the opening race of the day, the Curlewis trainer went one better in the final Garry & Bobby Moore 1-5W heat of the day.
Typhoon Fay, in her second crack at the 410-metre distance, won by eight and a half lengths to score the biggest win of the day.
Over in Armidale on Saturday, Bill Marmara flew the flag for Gunnedah trainers in the winner’s circle.
As the day was drawing to a close for Marmara, his dogs delivered.
Marmara’s last two runners were going around in the second last race of the day, the Northfield Family Appreciation Stakes.
And the Gunnedah trainer had saved his best for last as the two greyhounds, Lila’s Boy and Evie’s Best, went one and two, respectively.
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