Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Club Shows Festive Spirit; Saturday Night Meeting to Prove Ipswich Dressed for Success

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Club Shows Festive Spirit; Saturday Night Meeting to Prove Ipswich Dressed for Success

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Charity bet

THE Tattsbet sponsored charity bet ran second last week for a small collect.

Trying to spot a winner this weekend, I've come up with Ipswich tomorrow night, race six, number eight Trap Man, trained by Peter Roy. The bet is $50 each way.

DOGWATCH

with

Paul Dolan

THE Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club conducts racing three times a week.

Tuesday and Friday twilight meetings don't attract a large attendance, with most betting done off course by punters at home, in clubs, pubs and Tab agencies. That's particularly the case on Friday afternoons.

Saturday night racing affords the club the chance to attract a decent crowd and to make a profit to prop up the small revenue generated at the twilight meetings.

Fundraising events for sporting clubs and social groups prove popular, particularly on Saturday nights. Race names can be sold to sponsors, with funds retained by the fund raising group.

Admission passes are provided by the greyhound club and these can be sold with all proceeds going to the fundraiser too.

The entire 10 event card tomorrow night has been sold to sponsors.

Saturday nights this month are looming as busy and entertaining.

Santa will be at the track tomorrow week, with a free Christmas stocking, bag of lollies, ice block and drink for all children up to 14 years of age.

The club would appreciate parents advising numbers of children attending and this can be done by phoning 3202 2977.

On Saturday night, December 27, the United Queensland Greyhound Association is putting together what should be a fun night.

The theme will be roaring twenties and gangsters, with a prize for the best dressed.

"Handlers of greyhounds have been given permission by the stewards to wear our costumes to the starting boxes, with a stipulation of safe attire,'' UQGA president Deborah Arnold said.

"There will be loads happening, lots of raffles and giveaways, it should be a great night at the track.''

Rich in quality

RETIRED Ipswich businessman Len Antonio is passionate about greyhound racing.

He has owned some top notch performers over many years and isn't afraid to outlay decent dollars to buy quality bloodlines. …

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