Greyhounds from Bellata, Wee Waa and Gwabegar were among the podium finishers at a Gunnedah Greyhound Racing Club TAB meet last Thursday, however, none were able to run past the finish post as a winner.
The first Narrabri Shire greyhound in action during the 12-race program was the Kevin Campbell-trained Lagoon Dark Eyes.
The one-year-old dog jumped from box eight in the 431-metre maiden event for his Bellata trainer and a almost secured his first win in what was his second start.
However, just as he did on debut a week earlier across the same distance in Gunnedah, Lagoon Dark Eyes had to settle for second place.
He was beaten by seven-and-a-half lengths by the Bryan Garland-trained Little Burrito which jumped from box six and was the only runner to finish in less than 25 seconds.
The sixth race of the day was a 431-metre grade five event in which three-year-old dog Lagoon Lockdown jumped from box six for his Wee Waa trainer Timothy Anderson.
In his 36th start, which was his first for Anderson, Lagoon Lockdown placed third after running home one length behind the Gary Wilton-trained winner Jimmy Joe (box one).
The eighth race of the evening was a 340-metre grade four/five sprint, in which four-year-old bitch Sunshine Ruby ran a second-placed finish for Gwabegar trainer Eric Butler.
Sunshine Ruby jumped well from box five and led most of the way but was overtaken late by the Stephen Noad-trained You Know Zipper (box one) which won by half a length.
Anderson, Campbell, Butler and Wee Waa trainer Colin Anderson all have dogs in action at Gunnedah tomorrow afternoon and into the evening at a twilight meeting.To order photos from this page click here