Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Young Dawson a Class Act

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Young Dawson a Class Act

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THEY say if you persist at something, the rewards will come.

Glamorganvale-based Nathan Dawson proved that last Saturday night when he landed his first driving treble at the Albion Park meeting.

Dawson, with 49 winners for the season thus far, leads the Concession Drivers Premiership by five winners over Trent Moffat.

Currently, he is in the top 10 of the state's star reinsmen.

Last season, Dawson racked up 64 winners.

With four full months of this term to come, and, using the principles of projection and extrapolation, a final figure of 75 plus is not out of the question.

Performances of the calibre of last Saturday enhance the number and quality of drives offered on the principle that "nothing succeeds like success".

Dawson is loyal to his regular suppliers of drives, so it was satisfying to see Greg Franklin land a double with Remember Them and Beef City Safari.

Kerry Smith provided the third leg with the fast- finishing mare Wandary Splash.

Dawson is fast gaining the reputation of a driver who can get the job done while keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground.

His manners and attitude are a credit to himself and the game in general.

There is only one direction for this bloke, and that is up.

As we went to deadline Dawson had teamed with his mate Ryan Veivers to land Village Tango a winner at the Gold Coast at Redcliffe meeting.

Marburg must

PUT a ring around next Saturday on the calendar.

This will be your only opportunity to catch the country racing at Marburg until June 11.

If you were put off during a first visit to the 700 metre circuit by inclement weather on Easter Sunday, catch up with us next weekend.

All the usual features apply with good food and drink to the rustic ambience of "The Battler's Bar".

A bookmaker is in attendance, along with monster raffle and "funny money" bookmaker where we give you $500 "scrip" and you do your best to build a bank for the goods auction after the last race.

The "pick the card" competition with entry coupon in the race book, has jackpotted to $400 for this meeting.

Our bookie puts up the lucky gate prize of a $100 betting voucher on the local trots.

Gates open at 10am, with trials starting at approximately 11am.

The mobile rolls for the first race at 12.30pm.

Come and join us, you won't regret it.

Ideas welcome

MARBURG Pacing Association president Peter Steele is breaking new ground this morning, calling a meeting to pre-plan for the following Saturday's race day.

All MPA members are invited and the committee will be pleased to hear any suggestions that might make a day at the Marburg trots a more pleasurable experience.

Steele is in the business of improving our product and making our association more viable. …

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