Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Focus on Ipswich Titles; O'Reilly Family Lead Charge for Latest Premiership Success

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Focus on Ipswich Titles; O'Reilly Family Lead Charge for Latest Premiership Success

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Charity bet

The latest UBET sponsored charity bet is at the Ipswich Showgrounds tomorrow night.

The bet is $50 each way on the Tom Tzouvelis trained Fabio which is number six in race eight at 8.12pm.

We have hit a run of outs over the past few weeks so here's hoping for a change of luck.

PREMIERSHIPS for each of Queensland's seven greyhound tracks run for the calendar year of January to December.

The Ipswich club conducts four premierships.

Two are clear cut and two have evolved into close contests as we head towards December 31.

Amy O'Reilly will be the track's leading female trainer for sure.

She has an impressive tally of 561 points, the proverbial mile in front of Rachel Scott's 225 and Deborah Arnold's 224 points.

The male trainers title is going down to the wire, with Col Byers on 499 points and Reg Hazelgrove on 485.

Peter and Amy O'Reilly are way out in front for the owners' premiership, their 617 points being an unbeatable lead over the Hazelgrove family's tally of 441.

Like the owner and trainer premierships, the Ipswich greyhound of the year is decided by a points basis on performances throughout the year, rather than by a judging panel.

Amy O'Reilly's Far From Fear sits on 73 points and Spring Entry for Col Byers has 72. Troy Sharpe's Black Book Bob has 63 points.

Some of the names and faces involved in this year's premierships were successful in 2013. That year, Black Book Bob was the greyhound of the year, Col Byers the leading male trainer and Rachel Scott the top female trainer.

Twelve more race meetings are to be run at Ipswich this month, over each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

At today's twilight card, Col Byers and Reg Hazelgrove have four runners each. Neither trainer has a runner at the Showgrounds tomorrow night.

GOTY leader Far From Fear is engaged in race six today. Spring Entry is not racing this weekend.

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THE value of Capalaba as a track where greyhounds resuming from injury can successfully kickstart their career was again shown over the past two Saturdays.

Back in June of this year, the David McMillan trained Glass broke down in a race at Ipswich. …

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