My Girl Gracey has been a straight track specialist up to this point but Cameron is starting to see the same development she saw in her brother Riley’s Reason.
“My Girl Gracey has been a real surprise packet, starting off with her it was just trialling, trialling, trialling and eventually we thought we had to put her in a race and see how she goes and she just loves it up the straight,” she said.
“She’s got a bit of fight about her, she’s not scared to muscle her way through and get to the front and has had some really nice wins up there.
“In between her runs, we’ve been doing similar to what we did with Riley’s Reason in getting her plenty of looks at Albion Park.
“She’s had her last two starts there but has had to do it pretty tough from the five and the eight from the 395-metre start, but we’re confident she’ll work it out in time.”
If you turn up at a greyhound track or follow social media, you’re likely to see Cameron with one of Ray and Mary Burman’s dogs, having built quite the affinity with the racing couple from her early days at Capalaba.
“I’d been going down to Capalaba at my own leisure most Sunday’s and gradually began to get more and more involved first as a volunteer and then helping Ray Burman and Neil Catchpole with their dogs on race days,” Cameron said.
“Ray and Mary are both beautiful people, they’re always ready to help you and I’ve always absolutely loved giving them a hand.
“I actually boxed my first winner at my first try for them, It was Titan Ash out of box one at Albion Park; at that stage I was usually just catching and Ray said ‘why don’t you box this one’, I was holding my breath the whole thirty seconds but what a thrill.”
Cameron, along with President John Catton, are the backbone of the Capalaba Club; it hasn’t always been easy, but Cameron wouldn’t have it any other way.
“There’s been a lot of hard work that’s gone into getting Capalaba to where it is today,” she said.
“Getting TAB status, increasing our social media presence and with the help of Rick and Di O’Donnell especially getting the images out there, it’s pretty rewarding to see how far the club has come.
“To not have to worry about sending out rallying cries to try to fill fields, we’re actually having to turn dogs away from a twelve-race program on Sunday’s - the clubs going from strength to strength and it’s great to be a part of.
“My next job is going to be back-up lure driver; I’m doing a bit of work with Camille on how to drive the lure and Tricia Fuller and I have a great time doing all the office stuff - we’re like a family.”