Home' Hunter Its People : Hunter-Glory Days June 2012 Contents Spoil your dog
Open 7 Days
8:30am – 5pm Mon to Fri.
10 William St Adamstown (off Fletcher St.)
Dogoverboard’s in-ground heated swimming pool
is specially designed for dogs to have fun.
Swimming is an ideal means of ensuring your
dog’s fitness and is very beneficial for your dog’s
long term health and wellbeing.
Swimming is ideal exercise
for dogs recovering from
operations or those requiring
non stressful exercise for
painful joints and bone and
Open 7 Da
“ A clean well groomed
dog is a happy loved dog!”
Dogoverboard takes pride in providing
the highest quality style grooming from
trained full time professional dog stylists.
Our team of professionally trained
groomers understand your dogs needs
and can help you to maintain your dog’s
coat. Whether it is a little trim, a full
makeover or a simple colour, we can
help your dog look and smell beautiful.
All grooming carried out in open view,
no sedation, no stress, no harnesses
and no cage drying.
Classes for beginners who need to understand how
to care, feed, groom and enjoy their new puppy;
DOGGY DAYCARE/PUPPY CRECHE
Give your dog or puppy a day of socialisation & fun.
Don’t leave your puppy home alone. Our staff will love
and care for your friend. Dogs love the day
care/ swim/ bath package.
PROFESSIONAL WASH & DRY
Dogoverboard specialise in correctly washing and
drying all dog breeds, no matter how big or small.
DIY SELF SERVICE BATHING
Dogoverboard is specifically
designed to allow dog lovers to
wash their own dog without any
of the hassles such as mess,
dirty water, wet hair and an
uncontrolled pet, thus removing
the stress on the dog and
You don’t need an appointment, just
roll up with your dog anytime 7 days
“ You can rely on
Dogoverboard to love your dog.”
[ GLORY DAYS ]
CASEY STONER WINS MOTOGP WORLD TITLE: SEPTEMBER, 2007
“From Kurri Kurri to King of the World” was the headline emblazoned across The
Newcastle Herald on Monday, September 24, 2007, the day after Casey Stoner, a kid
from the coalfields, took out his first MotoGP world title.
The 21-year-old Stoner told the world he had “dreamed about this since I was a kid
watching the races on TV”, and former world MotoGP champ and fellow Australian
Mick Doohan said it was like “a 21-year-old Aussie kid beating Tiger Woods at golf or
Roger Federer at tennis”.
The Herald dedicated four pages and a poster to the “fairytale” of the Japanese
Grand Prix win in Motegi where Stoner was crowned winner, saying he and his Ducati
“overcame rain, a chaotic mid-race pit stop and the challenge of the great Valentino
The win gave Stoner fame and fortune - last year he was named fourth on the
Hunter’s big earners with a cool $9.5 million for the year’s work.
Stoner’s love of motor bikes began as a toddler in a bike-mad family. By age three
he had already graduated from pushing his older sister, Kelly, around the yard on a
50cc Peewee to taking his first ride on his own. At four he competed in his first race
in an under-nine category. By the age of six he had won his first Australian title.
By 14 he had raced all over Australia, notching 41 Australian dirt and long-track
titles and more than 70 state titles, riding up to five bikes at a meeting in different
engine capacity categories.
His biography tells how as a 12-year-old he raced the Australian Long Track Titles on
the NSW Central Coast in five different categories with seven rounds in each; a total of
35 races over one weekend. He won 32 out of 35 and took all five Australian titles.
Just after his 14th birthday Stoner and his parents headed to England to start his
road-racing career, as he could not legally road race in Australia until he was 16. This
decision ultimately put him on the world stage and within reach of the crown.
Last year he claimed his second MotoGP title, this time on a Honda, winning it at
his home round at Phillip Island, Australia, on his 26th birthday, his ninth race win of
the season from his 11th pole.
His Australian MotoGP victory was his fifth in succession at his home race, making
him the only rider to have won at Phillip Island during the 800cc era of MotoGP.
Stoner stunned everyone in MotoGP last month when, at the age of 26, he
announced he would be retiring at the end of the season for “family reasons”. At the
time of the announcment he had won 35 MotoGP races in his career and led the 2012
standings after winning two of the season’s three events.
“After a long period of thought and numerous discussions with my wife and family,
I have decided to stop competing at the end of the season,” he said. “After so many
years taking part in this sport that I love, and with all the sacrifices that I have had to
make, I no longer have the passion to continue and I think that it is best to stop.”
– JANE PARSONS
96. Kurri Kurri
to king of the
Casey Stoner flies the flag after winning the Australian Grand Prix in 2009.
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