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Calne Racing Arc - Swindon 480m (£8,000)

Calne Racing Arc - Swindon 480m (£8,000)


Usain Bolts To Arc Victory


Kippers Usain is crowned the 2015 Calne Racing Arc champion after a dazzling display of early-pace that his rivals just could not match to the delight of his owner Roly Woodcock and trainer Chris Allsopp. 


He gave a display of his devastating early-pace in the first-round recording a mind boggling 2.32 split. He was 1L slower in the final stopping the sectional clock at 2.40 but that was good enough to see him turn in front. Evanta Evita gave chase but even a bitch of her quality never looked like reeling in this former top Irish tracker. Kippers Usain crossed the line 1.5L in front of Evanta Evita with a fast finishing Bubbly Gold a further 0.75L back to take third in 28.60 +10.


This was some performance by Kippers Usain but also by his trainer Chris Allsopp. The dog and the trainer will rightly grab the plaudits but it's worth mentioning his owner Roly Woodcock. There are not too many people who will stump up the cash to by an older greyhound with plenty of miles on the clock. This is not the first time he's done it and got huge success Ballycowen Dave (Kent Derby), Exocet (Kent Derby, Sussex Cup and Night Of Stars) and now Kippers Usain (Arc). All three greyhounds had plenty of experience and perhaps the doubters would be thinking their best days had been and gone. Roly Woodcock is such a positive man his love for the sport shines through in abundance and he's got his own recipe for success that is paying big dividends. I don't know about you but I'd not mind knowing who he's thinking of buying next. 


Roly Woodcock Owner Of Kippers Usain


'Swindon is my local track and this was our Derby. He gave us all hope when put in a great performance in the first-round producing that blistering sectional of 2.32. To come out tonight and lead this top quality field up and win the Arc is amazing. I keep getting stick for saying I'm 'over the moon' so let's not say that but it really is such an amazing feeling. I might buy the dogs but all the credit must go to Chris Allsopp he did it with Ballycowen Dave, Exocet and now he's done it with Kippers Usain. The man is a genius what more can I say he just produces miracles and he gets the very best out of the dogs. We now head to the Derby and have a go, why not he owes us nothing and in this kind of form you never know what might happen. I'd like to thank everyone at Swindon and in particular Calne Racing for the amazing sponsorship but most of all I'd like to thank my wonderful trainer Chris Allsopp'.


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Domino Causes A Storm


One of the most eye catching performances of the night came in Bitches race which saw the Mark Wallis trained Domino Storm romp to victory. To say she blasted out of the traps would be an understatement because she recorded a scintillating 2.35 sectional on her way to a scorching 3.75L victory over Forest Sara in 28.34. This was not just the fastest time of the night but the fastest of the year. Next stop for this talented lady will surely be the Derby.


Brothers Set To Go To Battle


The staying scene is really hotting up and right now it's litter brothers Billys Bullet and Touch Tackle that are sitting on top of the pile. Both have had major success already this year and it looks like more is certainly likely to be heading their way. Touch Tackle ran first in the 737m contest. Jim Daly's greyhound set tongues wagging with a sensational display of pace and power. He went on to score by 4.5L in 45.03. Billys Bullet went to traps a very warm favourite three races on in the 685m race. His performance was almost a carbon copy demonstrating exceptional pace and power to win by 3.75L in 41.48.

Both will now head to the Regency at Hove and it's going to be a very special competition. Which camp are you in Billys Bullet or Touch Tackle?