Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Thursday's Brownout; William Brown's Hounds Run Frederickton Quinella

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Thursday's Brownout; William Brown's Hounds Run Frederickton Quinella

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Byline: brad ellis

GREYHOUND trainer William Brown would have made his way back home to Frederickton on Thursday afternoon a very happy man after his two runners Mulwee Bye and Ocean Blue ran the quinella in the feature Wauchope to Grafton final at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club that afternoon.

The race itself appeared to be at the mercy of the John Corrigan trained Story To Tell after he dominated the heats run at Wauchope last Saturday evening and punters duly supported that runner sending it to the boxes as a $1.60 favourite.

With the favourite slowly away and in trouble in the run to the first turn it was left to the Brown trained pair to battle out the race. Starting as an $11 chance, Mulwee Bye did everything right in running from box 1 to find the early lead and then defy the attempts of her kennel mate Ocean Blue, a $17.50 hope, to run her down. The win of Mulwee Bye gave William his second winner in these recently introduced series with Laura Welsh late last year taking out the Kempsey to Grafton final.

Mulwee Bye recorded the time of 23.51 seconds in defeating Ocean Blue by 1.25 lengths while Story To Tell rocketed to the line once clear to snare third position a further two lengths back.

A greyhound which appears to be developing a real love affair with the Grafton circuit is the Darren Russell trained On The Brink who took time honours for the day with a comfortable 22.96 second victory in the Tomas Streatfield Appreciation stake.

The win takes his record at Grafton to four wins from just five appearances and despite all of his obvious ability he is winless at his other seven race track appearances away from Grafton. The Grafton Greyhound Club goes into recess for five weeks now and one trainer left lamenting this fact was Casino trainer Stephen Casey. Stephen has virtually taken ownership of the 305-metre start in recent weeks with his greyhounds proving to be very successful over that journey. On Thursday it was Skaboosh which added to the tally when she drove through a mixing field to take out the Highland Petfoods maiden. The $4.40 chance defeated Just Crackin' by 1. …

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