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Bar One Crystal Vase Final – Another track record for Gizmo Cash

Lifford last night was one of those wonderful nights when people will talk about it and say that they were delighted to have been present when a wonder dog smashed his own track record for the second week in a row. In the final of the Bar One Crystal Vase, Gizmo Cash flew the boxes from trap No. 2 and there was only going to be one winner as he showed his class and crossed the line in an amazing time of 17.09, taking the winners prize of €4,000. A massive thank you to Bar One for their very generous sponsorship of this event and several other races on the supporting card.

He knocked off 8 spots on his incredible run of 17.17 from last week !!. Ginger McGee has been coming to Lifford for many’s a year and always brought open class dogs winning many top class races and competitions.

This phenomenal greyhound could be amongst the best that Ginger has ever trained.

The main presentation picture is taken on the podium and from left we have Mr. Michael Connors and his son Paddy in front of him. Then we have Miss Lorraine Sams who is General Manager of Lifford Track, Then we have John (Ginger) McGee the winning owner.and his Grand daughter Miss Bailey McGee who is collecting the trophy of the Bar One Crystal Vase from Mr. Paul Lawrence who is The Racing Operations Manager here at Lifford Track. On the extreme right is Mater Jerry Connors.

We also had a very strong supporting card and the winners and connections are all pictured below

Race 1 was won by MILL VIEW from trap No. 3 In a time of 17.80. Winning owner Mr. Brendan McCann is pictured here receiving his momento from Miss Millie Grant.

Race 2 was won by WHODOYOUCOLLAR from trap No. 3 In a time of 29.34. Winning owner Mr. Nigel Mc Garry from Ballymena is presented with his memento by Ms Shelley Johnson.

Rae 3 was won in an excellent time of 17.48 by BROWS HILL BEST from trap No 1.

From left we have winning owner Mr. Brendan Curran, Mr. Sam Stewart ( one of the track bookmakers ) who made the presentation to Miss Katie McClelland with her dad Harry McClelland on the extreme outside right.

Race 4 was won by AROUND THE BAY from trap No. 1 In a time of 29.12. Winning owner Mr. Jim Robinson is presented his momento by Mrs Lorna White.

Race 5 was won in a super run of 17.49 by  HAWKFIELD AVA from trap No. 4.

Another winner from the McGee Kennels only this time it is trained by his daughter Keeley Mc Gee. From front left we have Master Paddy Connors, Then winning owner Mr. Jerry Connors and his son Mr. Michael Connors, and then on the right is Master Jerry Connors. In centre holding the winner is Miss Bailey McGee.

Race 6, The Bar One Open Stayers, was won by DRUMDOIT CLONE from trap No. 1 In a time of 32.06.

From left we have Mr. Peter Crawford, Miss Dawn Porter, Mr. Ben Mulholland, Winning owner Miss Rebecca Porter holding the dog and then we have Mr. Alan Byrne who is presented the trophy by Miss Kirsty Harper on the extreme right.

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The final race of the night was won by LAST REGARDS from trap No. 5 In a time of 28.96. Master Robbie Campbell made the presentation to winning Trainer for The Gervin-Family-Synd, Mr Eddie Hurson.

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