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Newcastle dog trainers compete for £3,000 first prize

Greyhounds - Newcastle Ground TrackLocal pride will be at stake when two Newcastle greyhound trainers compete for the first prize of £3,000 when Newcastle Greyhound Stadium hosts the third running of the prestigious Pinpoint Maiden Final on Tuesday February 9.

Dogs run by Jimmy Wright and Jimmy Fenwick, both well respected trainers on Tyneside, were among the qualifiers from the heats held at the track on Saturday January 30 and they will come up against each other in the final.Jimmy Fenwick said that he was hopeful for the final after Ginas Lad produced such a strong showing in the dog’s first run in England in the heats.

He said: “If Ginas Lad can track well in the final and be well placed on the first bend, I would be hopeful.”

Jimmy Wright, who has Droopys Benz in the final, said: “It was only the third run for Droopys Benz and that includes two wins. If Droopys Benz breaks well in the final then I think that we may have a good chance.”

Dog track Operations Manager Ian Walton said: “The Pinpoint Maiden Final should be a terrific occasion. The atmosphere will be electric and we wish all the owners good fortune.

“To have two such well respected trainers running dogs at their local track will add something special to the event.”

Alan Findlay, the owner of Pinpoint, said: “It looks a really competitive final on what I’m sure will be another great night’s racing at Newcastle.

“The standard of greyhound in the north just seems to get stronger all the time and proves what a hotbed the area has become in the greyhound industry.

“My thanks go to the great support we get from Ian Walton and his team, the owners and trainers on the night and not forgetting my fellow sponsors Neil Conlon, Savva Roberts and Steve Anderson, who are all becoming big backers of these nights.”

The trap draw for the Pinpoint Maiden Final is

Trap 1 – Ginas Lad – TRAINED BY JIMMY FENWICK (NEWCASTLE)

Trap 2 – Droopys Folly TRAINED BY PATRICK ROSNEY (UNATT)

Trap 3 – Scots Missy – TRAINED BY DANIEL ALCORN ( SHAWFIELD)

Trap 4 – Blastoff McCaw (M) – TRAINED BY TREVOR JAMESON SNR (PELAW GRANGE)

Trap 5 – Droopys Benz (W) – TRAINED BY JIMMY WRIGHT (NEWCASTLE)

Trap 6 – Velvet Viking (W) – TRAINED BY GEORGE POWER (UNATT)

Anyone wanting to come along on the night can ring for FREE tickets on 0191 2105300 or visit www.newcastledogs.com Each ticket gets you: FREE ENTRY and 2 FREE DRINKS (Over 18s only)