Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Fyre out Takes Honours in Final; Thrill for Ipswich Part-Owner after Dog Wins the Major Prize

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Fyre out Takes Honours in Final; Thrill for Ipswich Part-Owner after Dog Wins the Major Prize

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THE big prizemoney in the feature event at the Ipswich Showgrounds on Thursday night went here, there and everywhere.

The race was the $52,500 Rosewood and District Community Bank-sponsored Magical Puppy Auction final.

Victory went to Fyre Out, trained by Peter Roy at Murrumba Downs on BrisbaneCOs northside.

The dog is owned by people from that area as well as Ipswich resident Marcel Creed.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs my first time as a greyhound owner. What a thrill,C[yen] Creed said.

C[pounds sterling]ICOm totally hooked now. ICOve already got a share in some puppies which hopefully will also be able to win a big race. Greyhound racing is so much fun.C[yen]

First prizemoney in Thursday nightCOs race was $35,000.

Second placegetter Drop Jaw is owned and trained by Peter OCOReilly, of Yamanto.

Drop Jaw collected $10,000 for his fast finishing second.

Third money went to early tearaway leader Simmerly, trained by Mark Saal in Toowoomba.

Simmerly earned $5000 for connections.

Miss Lauryn, owned in Ipswich by Len Antonio and trained by Tony Brett, was one of several runners to strike first-turn interference.

Miss Lauryn finished strongly to claim fourth placing and $500 in prizemoney.

Peter Roy is no stranger to making headlines at Ipswich.

He trained a talented dog named Royston Raider who held the 630 metres track record for nine years, from 2000 to 2009. The record is now held by Queen Lauryn.

Cheeky effort

CELEBRITY tipster Berrick Barnes just missed out on collecting some money for the Greyhound Adoption Plan last Saturday with his $100 Tattsbet sponsored bet.

His selection, Action Jacko, ran a cheeky race before finishing third at the Showgrounds.

This week, Berrick has made Madame Shep (number one in race 10 tonight) his choice. HeCOs putting $50 each way on the runner. …

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