End of year dog race for young and old
GREYHOUNDS: The Rockhampton Greyhound Club is ending the year with a bang with their Christmas Cup finals tomorrow night.
Rockhampton Greyhound Club secretary Tracey Pike said the night isn't just for the punters with heaps keep the kids entertained including a special visit from the man in red and Christmas prizes to be won.
"The race tomorrow night is the Christmas Cup, there were four heats last week and then it goes into a final,” Tracey said.
"We've got give-aways for the children, Santa will be on course, we're having some ham raffles and a couple of Christmas hamper raffles as well.”
Ray Pike of the Rockhampton Greyhound Club said it would be a great night of racing, despite an unfortunate scratch.
But he's got his money on two of the heat winners.
"Four fantastic heats last Wednesday night see a classy bunch of dogs in tonight's final,” Ray said.
"Some of the gloss for the final has been lost with the scratching of the pre-post favourite Percy's Lad (Darren Taylor).
"The winner will probably come from the other heat winners Hurricane Hansi (Trent Thorley) or Erasion and Social (Dallas Beckett).”
The first of 10 races will kick off at 6.32pm with eight dogs racing in the final.