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    Tuesday Round-Up, Week 6, 2024
Tuesday Round-Up, Week 6, 2024

Tuesday Round-Up, Week 6, 2024

More Milestones for Mark before Retirement

Mark Wallis, despite formally appointing his son Daniel as Assistant Trainer, is not ready to pass on the leadership at Imperial Kennels. While Daniel's role has been acknowledged, there is no specific date set for Mark's retirement. The kennel, aiming for a century of Category One victories, is currently at 96, with the first 16 credited to Linda Jones. Mark Wallis is closing in on personal landmarks and plans to continue his involvement.

Heading to Crayford, the kennel is expected to have a strong presence, eyeing win number 97. Coonough Crow, New Destiny, and Ballymac Taylor are among the contenders. Destiny, having been seeded middle, aims for a better chance in upcoming events. Minnie Bullet, focusing on six bends, will participate in the Bussey Memorial, while Garfiney Blaze is reserved for future events like the Regency and the St. Leger.

Jess Retires

Crayford's beloved racer, Laughil Jess, has retired due to a damaged ligament after finishing lame on Saturday. Trainer Dave Lee emphasised not bringing her back just for a few more wins. Jess, known for her remarkable win in the Ladbrokes Gold Collar, holds a special place in Crayford racing history with a sequence of 17 consecutive wins.

Early Bird Derby Final Night Offer

Discounted advance tickets for the English Greyhound Derby Final are available until March 16th at £25.00 (usual price £33.00).

Ballymac Triumph at Clonmel Coursing Meeting

The Ballymac kennels, led by Liam Dowling, achieved a historic treble at the 98th Clonmel National Coursing Meeting. Ballymac Sports, Ballymaccallaway, and Ballymac Major secured victories in the Boylesports Derby, Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks, and Callaway Kennels Kevin Smith Champion Stakes, respectively. Ballymac Sports and Callaway became the first brother and sister pairing to win the Derby and Oaks double.

Suffolk Downs Deadline Extension

Suffolk Downs has extended the entry deadline until midday on Tuesday for Thursday's opens. The competitions include the Suffolk Midi Trophy (548m), Suffolk Bitches Trophy (388m), 716m Maiden, 220m Maiden, and 388m Standard.

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