Size Can Matter Named 2008 Qld Greyhound Of The Year

Written By Monday 2nd March 2009  

International Group winning dog Size Can Matter has won the prestigious 2008 Cartwright Property Group Queensland Greyhound of the Year.

The Group One Perth Cup and Platinum Paws winner was announced at a Moulin Rouge-themed Gala Event at the Sofitel Grand Ballroom amongst 300 industry leaders, and presented by the Queensland treasurer and minister responsible for racing, the Hon. Andrew Fraser.

Size Can Matter, who is owned by Julie Edmondson, was one of three of co-owner Reg Kay’s elite greyhounds to be named as a finalist, alongside his other proven champions Made To Size and Knocka Norris.

The fourth finalist was the only bitch of the group, Queen Lauryn, who is trained by Tony Brett and owned by Queensland racing identity Steve Hawkins.

Size Can Matter has won over $200,000 in his career to date, including one of greyhound racing’s richest races the Platinum Paws Final in Christchurch, which boasts a winner cheque of $135,000.

Size Can Matter

(Elite State-Queen Size)
Owner : Julie Edmondson
Trainers : Reg Kay, Jack Irwin
2008 Record : 34 starts – 17 wins, 5 seconds, 4 thirds.

    Winner :
  • Group 1 Perth Cup
  • Group 1 Platinum Paws (Christchurch)
  • Group 2 Qld Derby (Albion Park)
  • Summer Cup (Albion Park)
    Second :
  • Group 1 New Zealand Cup
  • Publicans Cup (Albion Park)
    Third :
  • Group 1 National Derby (Wentworth Park)
  • Group 2 WA Derby
    Finalist :
  • Group 1 Winter Carnival Cup (Albion Park)

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