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Australian Greyhound Racing Top Prizemoney Earning Records

The Australian prizemoney records have seen rapid changes in recent years with the push toward feature races now offering in excess of $350,000 prizemoney to the winner.

With the constant flux we offer a simple list of the Australian record prizemoney earning greyhounds that we will constantly update as it changes.

was the highest career prizemoney earner with $610,070 earned from 69 starts that reaped 33 wins and 21 places including 2 Group 1 Perth Cups, the 2011 Group 1 , the 2009 , 2009 WA Derby, 2009 Vince Curry Memorial; a second in the 2009 Australian; and making finals of the 2009 Topgun, 2010 , 2010 Temlee, 2010 and 2011 .

It took a Group 1 Temlee win for High Earner in February 2011 for him to break Rapid Journey’s long standing prizemoney record of $530,995, which had stood since 1998.

In February 2013, Miata won her 5th Group 1 and 40th career win in the Group 1 Galaxy at Cannington at her 46th start and took her prize money to a new Australian record of $671,508. The fawn flash retired later that year with $715,508 to her name.

The mighty didn’t hold onto the record for long, in 2014 the incredibly versatile Xylia Allen assumed the top spot on the list for owner Jan Wheeler and trainer Jenny Hunt. The champion bitch retired late in 2014 with an incredible 40 wins and $743,730 in prize money earnings.

2015 saw yet another change to the rankings, with champion stayer Sweet It Is taking up the top spot to become the first greyhound to break $800,000 in prize money after winning her second Group 1 Sandown Cup.

Sweet It Is relinquished her spot at the top of the list when history was made on October 9, 2015, when the mighty Fernando Bale became the first greyhound to win $1 million in prize money. His win in the 2015 Adelaide Cup took his career earnings to an incredible $1,006,110, with victories in the Group 1 , the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, the Group 1 Harrison Dawson, the Group 1 , the Group 1 Maturity Classic, the Group 1 , the Group 2 Bendigo Cup, the Group 2 and the Group 3 all contributing to the mighty feat.

Australia’s Top Prizemoney Earning Greyhounds

RankingGreyhoundPrizemoneyRace RecordOwnerTrainerLast Raced

1

Fernando Bale

$1,293,110

43:34-3-2

2016

2

Dyna Double One

$1,160,316

54:31-9-6

Andrea Dailly

2016

3

Sweet It Is

$1,032,445

67:25-16-6

Braden Finn

Two Bear’s (Syn)

2015

4

Xylia Allen

$743,730

83:40-13-12

Janice Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2014

5

Dyna Villa

$722,618

54:27-9-9

Brendan Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2015

6

Miata

$715,508

51:42-2-4

Nicole Wheeler-Whye

2013

7

Destini Fireball

$631,195

65:25-11-7

Riverwalk (Syn)

Norm Rinaldi

2014

8

$618,827

71:37-11-4

Velocity Lodge PTN (Syn)

2013

9

High Earner

$610,070

69:33-13-8

2011

10

Dyna Nalin

$589,995

57:30-12-6

Brendan Wheeler

Paul Stuart

2014

11

Black Magic Opal

$586,215

48:35-6-1

Black Opal (Syn)

2014

12

$581,335

43:35-4-1

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

2011

13

Keybow

$581,173

58:27-9-7

Kelvin Lean

Tony Brett

2015

14

$579,466

90:37-25-6

Paul Wheeler

2013

15

Buckle Up Wes

$551,965

53:30-8-5

Johnson Sutton (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2015

16

$531,465

102:37-20-7

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

17

$530,995

54:33-6-5

Jane Carruthers

Jane Carruthers

1998

18

$519,753

61:31-7-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2012

19

El Galo

$519,380

71:44-13-6

Seona Thompson

David Robartson

2009

20

Luca Neveelk

$518,450

48:29-8-4

Paul Kleeven

Gerald Kleeven

2015

21

Bogie Leigh

$488,335

68:41-12-5

Les Bein

Tony Brett

2004

22

My Bro Fabio

$478,585

51:26-10-4

Michelle Jones

Brooke Ennis

2015

23

Got A Moment

$477,626

36:15-6-4

Diane Buxton

Jason Thompson

2013

24

$476,724

82:34-21-12

Lillian Patterson

Mick Patterson

2013

25

Spud Regis

$460,830

40:17-5-8

Treloar (SYN)

Andrea Dailly

2014

26

$455,985

56:26-10-7

Marty Hallinan

2010

27

Dashing Corsair

$455,665

124:57-16-14

Paddy Fitch

2011

28

Space Star

$453,900

39:25-4-5

Camilla Limon

Robert Britton

29

Star Recall

$445,785

71:40-8-4

Kevin Dover

Jeff Britton

2016

30

Cindeen Shelby

$443,895

55:32-9-3

Ray Parkinson

Kel Greenough

2010

31

Betty’s Angel

$441,570

43:20-5-5

Dianne Bartolo

Paul Bartolo

2008

32

$438,215

47:26-5-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2010

33

Paua To Burn

$434,705

58:28-7-6

Steve White

Steve White

2006

34

Paw Licking

$430,600

54:32-11-3

Kelvyn Greenough

2014

35

Grigorieva Bale

$429,055

51:17-14-5

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2013

36

Slater

$419,565

58:28-7-6

Robert Jackson

Darren Murray

2008

37

Brett Lee

$405,106

38:30-5-0

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2001

38

Lady Toy

$398,537

87:23-22-15

Norma Gost

Brooke Ennis

39

Miss Sick

$395,345

100:30-28-5

2010

40

Lamia Bale

$383,055

80:23-16-13

Paul Wheeler

2015

41

Tenthill Doll

$382,660

57:32-10-7

Ray Richards

1997

42

Don’t Knocka Him

$380,089

51:25-8-8

Reginald Kay

Reginald Kay

2012

43

$379,650

65: 26:11:3

Graeme Bate

2009

44

$375,738

57:32-10-7

Peter Whye

Peter Whye

2011

45

Moreira

$372,823

38:15-9-3

Adean Manolitsis

Jason Thompson

46

Oaks Road

$364,280

50:20-11-5

Ed Kingswell

2012

47

Proven Impala

$362,895

80:31-11-10

2013

48

$357,850

78:45-10-5

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2002

49

Awesome Project

$357,310

69:31-12-10

Bradley Canty

Bradley Canty

2015

50

$355,915

35:18-6-5

Darren Cairns

Darren Cairns

2003

51

$354,105

57:42-4-5

Ron Ball

1996

52

Chica Destacada

$345,436

71:21-10-4

Dee And Pee (Syn)

2015

53

Flashing Floods

$344,390

60:33-8-6

Gerald Cunnold

Gerald Cunnold

2007

54

Hawk Alone

$329,080

77:17-19-13

Mark Rodgers

Andrea Dailly

2015

55

Peter Rocket

$328,880

67:22-12-17

Lisa Hellmuth

Keith Hellmuth

2014

56

Arvo’s Junior

$325,420

93:34-11-18

Kali Arvanitis

George Arvanitis

2005

57

No Donuts

$323,422

48:25-9-3

Brad Canty

Anthony Azzopardi

58

Above All

$323,260

33:15-5-3

Alison Lee

Robert Britton

2016

59

Hot Irish

$321,460

74:39-14-8

Damon Fardig

Steven Clarke

2013

60

$321,075

41:20-1-9

Steve Kavanagh

Darren McDonald

2010

60

Sun Hero

$316,950

76:29-21-10

David Chiu

Andrea Dailly

2005

61

Train A Journey

$316,040

68:30-10-6

Steve Karlusik

2008

62

David Bale

$310,625

73:22-18-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

63

Bessy Boo

$309,033

127:39-23-22

Ashley Wilson

Christine Proctor

64

Trew Millions

$308,900

93:32-2-8

Dennis Trewin

2009

65

Carlisle Jack

$306,350

62:34-16-3

Max Sanbrook

Bobby Douglas

2002

66

Closing Argument

$303,930

24:18-2-0

Darren Murray

Cameron Taylor

2006

67

$299,815

62:24-10-6

Darren McDonald

2008

68

Roanokee

$297,000

59:40-6-2

Pat Dalton

Roger Green

1998

69

Tonk

$295,805

31:11-7-4

Striptease (Syn)

Brooke Ennis

2014

70

Excite Ability

$294,945

40:18-11-4

Deborah Lowe

Len Poore

2008

71

Highly Blessed

$294,565

47:31-2-3

Doug Ferremi

Lorraine Ferremi

1992

72

$294,347

43:30-6-1

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

2001

73

El Brooklyn

$289,215

43:24-7-2

Seona Thompson

Jason Thompson

2013

74

Jarvis Bale

$286,341

109:19-29-28

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2011

75

Zelemar Fever

$286,195

75:29-10-11

Weston Weston (Syn)

Linda Britton

2014

76

Cintiarna

$285,490

58:23-9-5

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

2013

77

Marcus Joe

$282,400

70:20-15-8

Barry Moloney

Barry Moloney

2015

78

$280,235

83:20-24-11

Lisa Lamb

Rob Britton

2001

79

Oakvale Destiny

$278,995

50:17-7-9

Nathan Wilson

Jeffrey Britton

2015

80

Gunnadoo Magic

$278,355

70:27-17-4

Rob Britton

2001

81

$277,185

48:28-7-4

Tony Brett

2009

82

Secret Spell

$276,355

45:23-4-2

Kelly Bravo

2016

83

Fedex

$275,670

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Jason Thompson

2010

84

$275,195

72:31-13-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2009

85

Bobby Boucheau

$273,364

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Angela Jackson

2011

86

Sandi’s Me Mum

$272,831

92:62-15-3

Betty Lorrimar

Gerry O’Keefe

1991

87

Bell Haven

$272,810

67:26-18-3

Cannan Milner (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2013

88

Drill ‘Em

$272,525

40:16-9-3

Neil Rowe

2010

89

Meticulous

$269,460

36:16-8-3

Paul Westerveld

Mario Briganti

2007

90

Kilty Lad

$268,910

50:24-9-2

Joseph Patterson

Kelly Bravo

2012

91

$266,410

44:27-5-2

Terry Hines

Jason Thompson

2005

92

$261,445

76:32-14-3

Auscot Syndicate

Mark Delbridge

2010

93

Bells Are Ringin’

$259,862

40:16-8-3

Gerard O’Keefe Hines

Gerard O’Keeffe

94

Mystic Apple

$258,435

72:27-14-3

Val Awramenko

Val Awramenko

2012

95

Desalle Bale

$257,545

71:29-13-7

Paul Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2013

96

$255,570

101:29-25-15

Keith Harding

2008

97

$255,545

52:25-6-11

McGrath (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2013

98

Born Ali

$254,600

90:20-18-12

Noel Mugavin

Robert Britton

2014

99

Symmetry

$253,680

59:24-10-6

Helen Ivers

Rob Britton

2012

100

Miss Grubb

$253,160

89:24-15-25

Charlie Northfield

Glenda Dart

2007

101

$252,881

38:23-5-1

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2004

102

$252,260

66:23-14-6

Gary Ennis

2011

103

Ronan Izmir

$251,905

55:32-7-7

Sally Burns

Jason Thompson

2014

104

$251,325

65:28-12-9

Wes McDonald

Rod McDonald

2010

105

Kiss Me Ketut

$250,025

80:24-12-12

David Burnett

David Burnett

2015

106

$250,010

79:32-18-11

Crossley Crossley (Syn)

John Crossley

2015

107

Zara Zulu

$246,285

26:13-6-2

Ros Hume

2012

108

Shereen Bale

$246,205

67:20-14-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

109

Go Forever

$243,500

87:34-22-4

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

110

Classic Capri

$242,836

47:23-6-4

Glen Rounds

Judy Hayley

2002

111

Dalgetty

$242,770

32:16-6-1

Veetee Living The Dream Syndicate

Jason Thompson

112

St. Pierre

$242,050

68:23-12-8

Christopher Nutt

2011

113

Vocal Enforcer

$241,025

76:33-15-16

Pete & Rod Noden

Andrew McLaren

2013

114

Ritza Hattie

$240,490

50:19-14-9

Mark Gatt

Mark Gatt

2015

115

Miss Spicy

$240,045

30:19-5-1

Sarah Pringle

Troy Murray

2006

116

$239,550

99:28-15-16

Phil Lenehan

Andrea Dailly

2012

117

Octane Show

$236,835

74:31-10-9

Tyrone Whittington

Darren McDonald

2011

118

$235,830

87:38-20-11

Paul Felgate

2008

119

Modern Assassin

$234,206

78:40-12-5

Mary Mugavin-Brown

Mary Mugavin-Brown

2003

120

$233,058

120:53-12-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2001

121

Regal Thyme

$232,795

57:23-9-3

Graham Long

2009

122

Rewind

$232,540

100:61-20-6

Maurie Strickland

Maurie Strickland

2013

123

Cosmic Wise

$231,425

100:26-16-12

Brona Lane Racing Syndicate

Justin Wright

124

Elite Blue Size

$230,886

54:33-7-3

2011

125

Lord Ducal

$230,715

43:11-8-3

2011

126

$229,375

52:20-11-9

Colin Garrity

2009

127

$229,370

90:26-16-14

Bobby Douglas

2006

128

Size Can Matter

$229,325

44:20-9-5

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2009

129

Tasman Queen

$229,175

63:21-11-6

Bill Butler

Rob Britton

2008

130

Xtreme Knocka

$225,580

96:33-22-11

John Macri

Jason Thompson

131

Jaimandy Coops

$225,195

56:23-5-6

Bernie Donohue

Paul Donohue

2008

132

Cheetah Zorro

$224,815

67:15-11-12

Heawood Joseph (Syn)

Rob Britton

2014

133

$222,895

66:34-12-3

Dave Robartson

Jason Thompson

2008

134

$222,730

47:21-11-6

Katrina Gregory

Shane Whitney

2009

135

Mandagery Man

$222,660

55:27-12-8

Frank Goldsack

2008

136

Don Chendo

$222,290

86:26-15-6

Joy Davis

Len Ketalaar

2012

137

Pedrosa

$221,670

50:30-8-2

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

2011

138

Reggemite

$220,285

51:34-3-2

Gary Weston

Linda Britton

1999

139

Allen Harper

$219,105

31:18-2-3

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

140

So Seductive

$218,905

59:20-14-7

Barton

Kel Greenough

2011

141

Lilley Criminal

$217,988

62:24-8-9

Anthony Azzopardi

2009

142

Mint Magic

$214,770

37:25-5-1

Ray Watson

2000

143

Edie Beauchamp

$214,300

75:27-14-6

Ken Wright

Mary Wright

2006

144

$212,640

55:23-9-7

Peter Brown

2011

145

Surgeon

$212,250

18:13-10

Michael Johnston

Darren McDonald

2008

146

Stagger

$211,310

137:64-26-12

Garry Selkrig

Garry Selkrig

2015

147

Next Top Model

$210,950

47:20-8-6

John McGeary

Jason Thompson

2010

148

Tonneli Bale

$210,537

67:22-8-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

149

Arvo’s Express

$209,595

115:34-20-18

Kali Arvanitis

Tina Womann

2001

150

Shimaguni

$209,448

42:21-7-3

David Gleeson

Andrea Dailly

2012

151

Prankster

$209,430

73:19-8-13

Richard Lynch

Rob Britton

2011

152

$208,383

102:26-29-13

Cliff Justin

2011

153

Trewly Special

$205,405

83:22-13-16

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

154

Silver Saul

$205,405

79:36-17-9

Angela Modra

2003

155

Fantastic Spiral

$204,634

44:24-5-7

Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

156

Tonight’s Wish

$204,325

43:21-9-4

John Panetta

Jeffrey Britton

1999

157

Did I Entertain

$200,475

99:30-12-17

Robert Arnold

2011

158

Bentley Babe

$200,254

62:28-9-8

Phil Ruddal

Peter Dapiran

2002

159

$199,540

66:44-7-5

Ray Watson

2009

 

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*Updated 8:07pm Monday, June 6, 2016.

Kevin Pitstock

About Kevin Pitstock (All Articles)

Kevin is a second-generation greyhound industry participant with more than 40 years experience as a greyhound owner, breeder, trainer, syndicator, broker and journalist. Kevin founded Australian Racing Greyhound in 2007 and fulfilled the role of Executive Editor of ARG's expanding team of journalists until 2015. Kevin is now CEO of Race Media, which owns and publishes Australian Racing Greyhound. Kevin brings a wealth of background knowledge and external experience to Australian Racing Greyhound. That, coupled with his intimate knowledge of the greyhound industry and a large and diverse range of industry contacts, brings a unique perspective and insight to Australian greyhound racing.

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