Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Trainers Plan for Divorce; Husband-and-Wife Team Has Dog Ready

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Trainers Plan for Divorce; Husband-and-Wife Team Has Dog Ready

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Byline: brad ellis


TWO more TAB races have been added to Grafton Greyhound Racing Club's calendar.

The club will now take centre stage with Saturday twilight meetings on September 13 and 27. It takes the total number of races in the 2014/15 season to 50.

WHILE the carnival may be over, the show must go on and this afternoon the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club will stage a quality 10-race program.

The Des Winters-trained and interestingly named Divorce Iminent is likely to battle for favouritism in the LJ Hooker Real Estate 5th grade (407m) event, the first race on the program starting at 4.03pm

When Divorce Iminent stepped onto the race track for the first time many an eyebrow was raised thinking that the husband-and-wife training team of Des and Debbie Winters was forecasting something.

It turned out however that owners Justin Shipman, Tony Muller, David Neville and Dave Emmett suggested the name as they pondered the possible repercussions when their respective partners found out the group of mates had invested in a pair of greyhound pups to own and race. The second of the pair now races as Jadds Dream.

The boys have had no cause for concern with Divorce Iminent's performances ensuring many a night out for the ladies on the back of the group's winnings.

Most recently, the son of High Earner and Gifted Art produced a smart box 3 victory during the tough July Racing Carnival and out of box 1 today should be in the firing line most of the way.

Divorce Iminent has continued to improve on the clock and has the necessary speed to lead by the first turn and improve on a personal best of 23.33 seconds.

Hardest to beat looks to be the Glenda Dart-trained Elanora Beach, which has won her two career starts at Albion Park over the 331m journey, and the Robert Andrews-trained Joel Trick which should relish the drop back in distance with a best of 23. …

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