Mother and son training team
continues successful run

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Mother and son training team
continues successful run

Lorraine and Kyle Goodwin, the mother and son Hamilton-based training team, continued on their winning way at Tara Raceway last Thursday when Kiwi To Burn scored a strong win in the Trackside Pet Meats Pick 6 Fast Forward TG1-4W final (512 metres).

The blue daughter of Fernando Bale and Princess Kiwi sat in second spot for much of the journey before finishing over the top of Aaron Blake’s Sarah Louise for a three-quarter length win in 30.72 seconds on what was a rain-affected track.

The win took the Goodwin team’s winning tally at Tara Raceway this year to 16.

And as Kyle Goodwin tells it, all things being equal the Fast Forward winner of last week would have moved on long ago.

“Originally we were going to rear Kiwi To Burn and her litter sister Princess To Burn.

“But we took a liking to the pair and ultimately did a deal and swapped a straw for the pups.

“This is Princess Kiwi’s second litter and it’s not going too badly with a couple of other littermates in Ferness and Pommel Boy both having won six races and prize money of $79,000 and $31,000 respectively.”

The Goodwins took over Princess Kiwi for her third litter which was whelped at the end of February and comprises nine dogs and two bitches – all blue.

“Originally we were going to keep a couple for ourselves but such was the interest in them that we ended up selling the whole litter,” he said.

While Kiwi To Burn failed in her back-up bid at last Sunday’s meeting when finishing second behind Rough Girl Mel in the Metal Worx Stake (512 m), Team Goodwin was successful with Comet To Burn in the Gordon Refrigeration Stake (512 m).

Comet To Burn, a daughter of Aston Kimetto and Slew Left, led all the way from box one and defeated Rough Girl Mel’s litter brother Rough Boy Russ by two lengths in 29.98 seconds.

Earlier last Thursday, Pate Biscuit finally broke through for her first win when leading all the way from box one in the Gambier Vets Maiden Stake (305 m) and defeating Bungaloo Bruiser by 3¾ lengths in 18.36 seconds.

The daughter of Aussie Infrared and Marlise Bale went into the race with four seconds and four thirds from eight starts for Edenhope owner-trainer Kerry Hawker of Cadillac Racing.

“Previously I had purchased her litter sister Cadillac Belle for $4500 and she’s now won six races and $7000 in prize money,” Hawker said.

“Pate Biscuit came for $500, named but unraced.”

And last Sunday, Cadillac Belle went down by a half head to Myall Jack in the Ary Sports Bar & Bistro Stake (400 m) in a time of 23.16 seconds.

Meanwhile, the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club will conduct heats and a final of a grade six 400 metre series on Sunday, February 9 and February 16.

The final will be known as the Dexter O’dine Grade 6 with the running of the event preceding a donation from the Tara Tipsters to the parents of the 15-year-old.

Dexter, of Mount Gambier, is gravely ill and his family faces months of waiting to see if he can undergo an Australian first – a double transplant of a kidney and heart in a child.

He is in late stage heart and kidney failure in Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital and such an operation would require months in intensive care after surgery.

Once out of ICU, he faces a long stay in Melbourne as an outpatient.

Diagnosed with late-stage heart failure, a heart transplant was not originally planned for Dexter because of fears he would not survive the

Now his kidneys are failing, setting him up for the rare double organ transplant.

He has two machines operating each half of his heart as he waits to see if his body responds to treatment to be placed on the waiting list.

The Tara Tipsters group, by and large, is made up of regular patrons at the Thursday and Sunday race meetings conducted at Tara Raceway on Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier.

The Tipsters donate a nominal amount to the twice-weekly competition in a bid to outpoint one another by selecting the most winners on the day over a two-month period.

The current charity being supported is the Mount Gambier Cancer Support Group.

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