Australian Greyhound Of The Year Finalists Named

Written By Friday 8th February 2013  

Australian Greyhound Of The Year Finalists Named

The AGRA have announced the three finalists for the 2012 AGRA Sky ChannelGreyhound of the Year Don’t Knocka Him, Got A Moment and Miata were judged the top three after the judging Panel considered the achievements of five greyhounds nominated by the AGRA committee.

The judging panel consisting of administrators and media representatives from each state plus a group of national media representatives from Print, Radio and Television.

The panel allocated votes 3, 2 and 1 on what they considered to be their top three finalists in order of each judge’s preference in a secret vote. The votes have been tallied and one of the finalists will be crowned the winner of the covered award at AGRA’s National Awards night to be held at the Rupertswood Mansion in Sunbury Victoria on Friday February the 22nd.

On this exciting night the other National Award winners will also be announced they are Trainer of the Year, Sire and Dam of the Year and the Run of the Year. Sky Channel camera’s will be in attendance at the Rupertswood Mansion to capture a presentation package which will be shown on the “Catching Pen” the following Monday.

The previous eight winners of the AGRAAustralian Greyhound of the Yearare 2002 Boomeroo, 2003Bombastic Shiraz 2004Whisky Assassin 2005 Pure Octane, 2006 Betty’s Angel, 2007 Flashing Floods, 2008 El Galo, 2009Cindeen Shelby 2010El Grand Senorand 2011 Dyna Tron.

Listed in alphabetical order are the three finalists and their achievements during 2012.

DON’T KNOCKA HIM

(November 2009 Blue Brindle DogKnocka Norris– Surf Queen)
Race starts: 2012: 37 – 20 wins, 5 seconds, 4 thirds.
Owner: Reg Kay
Trainer:Jason Thompson(Pearcedale, Victoria)
Winner: Group 1Golden Easter Egg Group 3 Rover Mowers Cup.
Finalist: Group 2 Horsham Cup (2nd); Group 3 Harrison- Dawson (6th); Group 2Shepparton Cup(5th); Group 1 Top Gun (3rd); Group 3 Shootout (2nd); Group 1Melbourne Cup(6th); Group 1 Brisbane Cup (4th).
Total Career Prizemoney: $380,089.

GOT A MOMENT

(February 2010 Brindle Bitch Collision – Splitting Hairs) Race starts: 2012: 29 – 14 wins, 5 seconds, 3 thirds. Owner:Dianna Buxton
Trainer: Jason Thompson (Pearcedale, Victoria)
Winner: Group 1 Melbourne Cup; Group 1 Brisbane Cup. Finalist: Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity (4th).
Total Career Prizemoney: $476,151.


MIATA

(October 2009 Red Fawn Bitch Bombastic Shiraz – Winsome Bluebird)
Race starts 2012: 26 – 22 wins, 1 second, 1 third.
Owner: Paul Stuart & Nicole Wheeler-Whye.
Trainer: Paul Stuart (Oakford, Western Australia)
Winner: Group 1 Galxay; Group 1Association Cup Group 1National Distance Championship Group 1 Bold Trease; Group 2 Zoom Top.
Finalist: Group 1 Sandown Cup (3rd); Group 1 Albion Park Gold Cup (5th). Total Career Prizemoney: $592,008.

Neil Brown, Australian Greyhound Racing Association Correspondent (0 Articles)

Neil is Publicity Officer for the Australian Greyhound Racing Association and a Director of the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club. Neil has 38 years involvement in greyhound racing with 20 of those years spent in covering the sport in print, radio and television. He produces a detailed review of every Group 1 and most Group 2 races, as well as a previews for some of the bigger races.