NOW the footy season is over, Crows defender Kyle Hartigan can now spend more time with his beloved dog Ollie. How beloved?
Well, Hartigan recently confirmed to the Sunday Mail he installed Pet Chatz at his home to communicate with Ollie in breaks from training during the season. Pet Chatz is a digital day-care system for a dog at home on its own.
It allows him to check in with Ollie, watch and hear him on his phone, while Ollie can see and hear Kyle on his own LCD screen. And it even feeds Ollie treats remotely. He’s a fine defender, but Hartigan is also one devoted dog owner.
His life has been involved with horses, having grown up a block from Morphettville Racecourse and marrying Christine, the daughter of champion trainer Leon McDonald. He began calling trots trials at Plympton’s Weigall Oval and soon after quit his job with the Commonwealth Bank to pursue race calling.
He lists the dual appearance in Adelaide of Black Caviar alongside the 2006 Adelaide Cup, won by Clare Lindop on Exalted Time, as his most treasured moments.
McAuliffe’s call of the ‘06 Cup referred to Lindop as “The Lady of Adelaide”.
“The Adelaide Cup has been an unlucky race for me,” he said on racing.com
“But the Clare Lindop win is one that I probably did nail. I think it was a title at the time that she richly deserved.
“She needed to be recognised insofar as what she was doing in the saddle and out on the turf. It was a great South Australian day.”
Turnbull Stakes yesterday — spring carnival is around the corner.
My time of year, but let’s deal with the leftover football matters first. Such as?
So Lever’s a leaver. How original.
And Jacko’s a Bulldog. We knew that would happen. What’s your point?
Well who are the clubs going to trade for?
Dunno. Is there a third Crouch brother?
If it was only that easy. Imagine if all players had a twin brother.
Eddie Betts and his brother would have trick shot competitions.
Sloane and his brother go surfing.
Justin Westhoff and his twin could compete for best beard.
What about Ken Hinkley? He’d get what he deserves; a favourite saying. Don Pyke? Maybe a golf buddy.
That way, he never has to rely on any one player: another favourite saying. And if you had a brother?
We’d be getting on the punt at Morphettville.
And the bookies would have never had a better day. $15 on Car 88, Whincup/ Dumbrell, to win Bathurst 1000 $20 on NZ to beat Cairns in the NBL $15 on Brendan Steele to win the Safeway Open PGA golf LAST WEEK: $0 TOTAL SO FAR: $1526.76