South Australian roundup with Gary Newton

09:14 AM 17 Dec 2013 NZDT
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South Australian Harness Racing Club
SA Cup taking shape.
Racing Operations Manager for HRSA Peter Smith has been a busy man of late with the $125.000 SA Cup just around the corner Smith has been running up the phone bill chasing inter-state trainers selling the benefits of bring their stable stars to the SA.
High on his list is Smoken Up who may use Adelaide as his swansong to an amazing career Caribbean Blaster although at the end of long campaign may also return Victorian star Abettorpunt is a likely acceptor, while top Victorian trainer Dean Braun is likely to have a couple of runners venture to Betezy Park. The official launch of the SA Cup and Betezy Summer Racing Carnival was launched with a well-attended breakfast at headquarters on Tuesday morning
It's starting to look a lot like Christmas.
Saturday night at Betezy Park Globe Derby the main event the will be the Christmas Cup for the fast class pacers, but that's not the main attraction that evening because after race 5 on the program the big fella in the red suit will arrive via a double horse sulky with sweets for all the kids with thanks to SA BOTRA who will also draw their Christmas raffle that night one lucky person will win the wheel barrow full of goodies just in time for that big day.
Brown on the move.
Rumors around the trap is that last season's leading trainer Aaron Brown is on the move to Menangle NSW Brown who trained 98 wins last season to claim his first trainer's title is looking to move to NSW after the SA Cup carnival. Brown is currently locked in a battle with Les Harding in this season's race for the title is keen to take stable star Harrison Maguire to the open spaces of Menangle.
Victor Harbor trainers prize
Victor Harbor will run a special prize to entice trainers to support their three meetings this season, the club will off one lucky trainer who has a horse race at the Harbor side track the chance to win a trip to the 2014 New Zealand Cup. Every horse will mean one entry so if a trainer has say four horse engaged at anyone program he or she will get four entries in the draw
At last settlement is near..
Red tape Red Tape and more Red Tape finally approval has come from Salisbury Council to develop the Wakeful Road frontage now for final payment to be obtained the purchaser now just has submit plans to the council for approval, then the Club can then except the long awaited final settlement. While on club news the Bistro support continues to grow including turnover of the gaming machines which has risen by up to 40% in last few months since change of management.
By Gary Newton




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