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    Thursday Round Up — Week 8, 2024
Thursday Round Up — Week 8, 2024
BROOKSIDE RICHIE Photo: © Steve Nash greyhoundstar.co.uk

Thursday Round Up — Week 8, 2024

Richie set for productive retirement

Jimmy Fenwick has confirmed the official retirement of Brookside Richie, now standing at stud and having already covered his first two bitches.

Brookside Richie, known for his illustrious racing career under trainers David Mullins and later Jimmy Fenwick, has retired after a series of notable victories, including the Juvenile Classic, Romford Puppy Cup, Northern Flat, Birmingham Cup, and Select Stakes. Bred from Droopys Sydney and Droopys Greatest, Richie is considered one of Droopys Sydney's most successful offspring.

Jimmy Fenwick expressed his admiration for Richie, emphasizing the dog's exceptional qualities, stating, "Richie had everything that you would be looking for in a stud dog." Those interested in utilizing Brookside Richie at stud can contact Jimmy Fenwick directly.

One track – seven distances

Crayford's Saturday morning PGR Golden Jacket card boasts opens over an impressive seven different distances, making it one of the most diverse open race meetings of the year. The card includes four finals (380m, 540m, 540mH, 714m) and additional opens over 380m, 380mH, 540m, 540mH, 874m (x2), and 1,048m.

Trainer Mark Wallis shares his thoughts ahead of the Golden Jacket final, where he sends out Ballymac Taylor (5/2) and Coonough Crow (3/1), the first two in the betting, along with the Bussey Memorial favourite, Minnie Bullet (11/8).

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