Leading Dubbo trainer Charmaine Roberts finished off 2019 in winning form taking out the Les Dawson Memorial Stakes (516m) with Squiggle Keeping at Dawson Park on New Year's Eve.
The final meet of the 2019 Dubbo Greyhound Club calendar proved fruitful for the Dubbo trainer of the year who placed third in the same race with Give Us Ebony.
Roberts was elated to win the Les Dawson Memorial Stakes because it was one of the few she had not won in her distinguished career.
"It is special to win the Les Dawson Memorial Stakes because it had eluded me so far in my career," she said.
"It is good to add the win to my resume."
The Dubbo based trainer had two wins on the mammoth 11 race card on Tuesday evening.
Tookey Keeping started the winning evening for the veteran Dubbo trainer, saluting in the We Know Travel Dubbo 0-2 Win Stake also over 516 metres.
Roberts said she was confident going into the evening because her dogs were in good form.
"I was confident with all the dogs I was racing on the night because they'd done well previously and I thought they'd go well again," she said.
"They definitely had a quick turnaround after last Friday night, but they looked good, they seemed good, and they're still only young,"
"It is always good to finish the year on a winning note.
"But any win is a good win really. It is always good to get a winner regardless if it is the first race of the year or the last.
"I had other dogs running in the meet. Some got places as well, so it was a good way to finish the year."
Roberts is hoping both Squiggle and Tookey can move onto better things in 2020.
"Tookey and Squiggle are going to Wentworth Park on Saturday night to have a run there," she said.
"They will meet a better class of dog, so we will see how they go.
"I think it is time for those dogs to step up. They have done all they can at Dubbo so it will be good to give them a run on tracks like Wentworth and Richmond, I'd like to see if they can match it with those dogs down there."
Roberts said she will always make sure her dogs run at Dawson Park.
"I'll always start my dogs at my home track in Dubbo, but as a trainer, I have to look at whatever track will suit a particular dog.
"Whatever tracks suit them is where I'll run them.
The Dubbo Greyhound Racing Club Trainer of the Year said every trainer and dog that has had a win in 2019 should be pleased.
"Everyone that wins a race should get credit, and it shouldn't matter where it is, it is an achievement that we should all celebrate," she said.
"It is also good for the dogs to win; they feel good about it.
"I hope 2020 is a good year for us. We want to keep winning, keep challenging.
"We wish all other greyhound trainers and all those involved with the dogs a prosperous New Year, let's hope it is a good one for all of us."