The Interstate raiders were in force last night at Angle Park where they dominated the four heats of the Coca Cola SA Derby led by leading Victorian trainer Andrea Dailly who qualified an amazing 6 runners for next week‚Äôs final. She won three out of the four heats conducted last night, with up and coming sprinting star Spud Regis qualifying the fastest after a brilliant front running display in the first heat.
He made it 6 wins from his last 7 starts leading throughout in a blistering 29.64 for the 515m journey defeating kennel mate Schnikey Bale by 3¬ĺ lengths and will start the clear favourite next week after drawing perfectly in box 1.
The second heat was a carbon copy of the first with the Dailly combination greeting the judge when strong chaser Bagget Bale ran home powerfully to score in a sizzling 29.66 in winning by 7¬ľ lengths defeating kennel mate Allen Dion who showed pace and hung on well for second.
Continue reading Dailly’s Dominate Coca Cola SA Derby Heats & Final Box Draw
Last Thursday night at Angle Park saw five exciting heats of the Coffex Coffee Oaks where the winner‚Äôs from each heat and the three fastest second placegetters qualified for this week‚Äôs Group 3 final.
The fastest qualifier for the final was the Leanne Fagan trained Sammy‚Äôs Sister who was only having her sixth lifetime start in heat 3 where she led throughout from box 2 to record a solid 30.03 for the 515m journey in damp conditions defeating the Ossie Chegia trained Arcadia Shiraz by 4 lengths. Making it three wins on end she was .02 of a second quicker than quality Victorian sprinter Stetson Donna for trainer Peter Dundon who recaptured her very best form that saw her win the Group 2 Laurels at Sandown back in December last year. She raced up near the lead in heat 2 before careering away for a comfortable 5 length victory over the Andrea Dailly trained Dyna Cari who flew home for second. She looks to be the one to beat after last night‚Äôs box draw where she drew the converted red marble for the Group 3 feature.
One of SA‚Äôs main hopes for the crown was Hope‚Äôs Up for trainer Cameron Butcher who dominated heat 4 with a fine front running display leading throughout in a handy 30.13 defeating Five Paws for trainer Emilio Rinaldi by over 8 lengths. Confidence of an SA victory was increased when she drew perfectly in box 2 and should be able to hold a forward position early next week.
Continue reading Local SA Greyhound Sammy’s Sister Qualifies Fastest For Group 3 SA Oaks Final
The daughter of Bartrim Bale and Amelia Bale showed her customary early speed in last night‚Äôs heat, recording splits of 4.88, 15.94 and 29.69 before a three quarter-length victory over litter sister and main series rival Fyna Bale in a Best of Night 42.82, which was also a new PB for the two-time Group winner.
Irma Bale will start a hot favourite to represent Victoria in the Group 1 Wrest Point National Distance Championship, to be held at Hobart on August 25 over 709 metres.
Continue reading Irma Bale & Lektra Jay Dominate Victorian National Distance Championship Final
Owned by leading breeder Paul Westerveld and trained in Cranbourne by David Hirst, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Wicked Witch sprung straight to the front from box 8 and was never threatened, winning by 4.75 lengths in a slick 29.45 seconds.
‚ÄúHe just loves Sandown Park,‚ÄĚ said Westerveld following his charge‚Äôs seventh win from as many starts at the Lightwood Road circuit.
Continue reading Fabregas Leads All The Way Straight In to Victorian National Sprint Championship Final
After watching Barcia Bale give the Wheeler‚Äôs yet another Group 1 victory in the weekend‚Äôs Maturity Classic final, it got me thinking about how the Saturday night metropolitan venue seems to be, on face value, dominated by those usual suspects more than any other metropolitan meet.
With metro prizemoney having just increased in Victoria, it raises the question on just how much the Wheeler family, and the associated dominating kennels of Bate and Dailly stand to gain from this increase.
The sheer weight of numbers that Graeme Bate and Andrea Dailly provide for most Victorian meetings will obviously allow them to provide the lions‚Äô share of winners across the board; however it did seem to be that The Meadows is the preference over Sandown for their chase of more sizeable stakes.
Continue reading One In Three – The Number That Strangles The Meadows.
Dyna Lowell ($7.50) again showed his liking for the Traralgon circuit with a strong finish to take out the 2012 Traralgon Cup Final on Friday night. Dyna Lowell was the fastest heat winner last week (29.54 sec) having his first start at the track, and franked the form with a come from behind run from box seven in the final, ironically from the same box. Dyna Lowell has now had two starts on the track for two wins.
Dyna Lowell recorded the smart time of 29.68 sec in winning the Cup Final by one and a quarter lengths from kennel mate, and litter brother Dyna Morris ($5.00), with early leader Whelan ($3.50) three quarters of a length away in third placing.
Dyna Lowell and Dyna Morris are trained by Andrea Dailly from Anakie and the quinella by the pair further enhances the remarkable efforts of this Collision x Gold Rush Bale litter.
The eight members of the elite mating have at this point won 118 races and $1,314,000.
Continue reading Dyna Lowell Storms Home To Win 2012 Traralgon Cup Final
GRV Stewards on 8 June, 2012 conducted an inquiry into the circumstances pertaining to the failure of GRV licensed Trainer, Mrs. Andrea Dailly, to retrieve greyhound ‚ÄėChris Bale‚Äô from its kennel following the last race at the Melbourne Association (The Meadows) meeting on 7 April, 2012.
Stewards heard evidence from Trainer ‚Äď Mrs. Andrea Dailly.
Continue reading Andrea Dailly Receives $200 Fine For Negligence
The pre-post favourite is Victorian Odie For Now who has drawn the cherry for trainer Kel Greenough and was the fastest semi-final winner (29.61).
Continue reading Peter Mosman Memorial Looks At Victoria‚Äôs Mercy
The age restricted classic has again drawn together a sensational final which includes tonight‚Äôs winners; Bye Bye Bucks (race 5 ‚Äď 29.88), Garrick Bale (race 6 ‚Äď 29.93) , Odie For Now (race 7 ‚Äď 29.61) and Grigorieva Bale (race 8 ‚Äď 29.86).
Fastest qualifier Odie For Now showed marked improvement on his heat performance, leading all the way in the sensational 29.61 victory over Watto Lotto and Billy The Sid.
Drawing box one in the final, trainer Kel Greenough warns that the 28kg black and white dog is no certainty.
Continue reading Odie For Now Storms In To Favouritism After Peter Mosman Final Box Draw
Emilio ‚ÄėNorm‚Äô Rinaldi‚Äôs love affair with Sandown Park continued tonight when his brilliant sprinter General Destini won the Group 2 Berwick Mazda Harrison-Dawson.
General Destini ($4.60) began only fairly before taking full advantage of his favourable box 1 draw to rail strongly and camp behind early leader and race favourite Cape Hawke ($2.80) through the first turn.
Entering the back straight, Cape Hawke faltered, allowing General Destini to take the lead. Despite being the least experienced greyhound in the field, ‚ÄėThe General‚Äô showed great tenacity to hold off multiple Group race finalist David Bale ($9.40) by 1.75 lengths in a race record 23.32.
Continue reading General Destini Claims A Calamatous Harrison Dawson
Race 8 ‚Äď MACRO MEATS GOLDEN EASTER EGG Final
10.15PM NG 520 Metres
$250,000 ‚Äď 62,500 ‚Äď 31,250
Continue reading Don’t Knocka Him Draws Pefectly In Box 1 For $250,000 To The Winner 2012 Golden Easter Egg Final
In a new move, greyhounds finishing third and fourth in the semi-finals qualified automatically for the $25,000 to the winner final.
After being squeezed early, Wentworth Park 520m record holder was unable to run down semi-final three leaders Fancy Dean, Hot Irish and Adam Meway.
Continue reading 2012 Golden Easter Egg Consolation “The Ambrosoli” Set For A Cracking Call
At a gala AGRA Awards night held at the Royal On The Park Hotel in Brisbane Queensland the Australian Association last Friday night announced Dyna Tron the winner of the 2011 AGRA Australian Greyhound of the Year.
Hosted by the Brisbane Luke Gatehouse and his extremely competent team they staged a glittering affair in the hotel‚Äôs ballroom in a beautiful part of the city down close to the Brisbane River. Each state that has staged the event since 2006, have gone to great lengths to put on an outstanding show.
Continue reading Dyna Tron Wins AGRA 2011 Australian Greyhound Of The Year Award
Keith Pedrana‚Äôs Slick Lee will look to make it back to back Wentworth Park.Cup titles in next week‚Äôs Group 3 720 metre final after finishing third in tonight‚Äôs heats at
The staying event which leads into the Association Cup on March 31, attracted a high calibre of greyhound including Adelle Bale from the formidable Andrea Dailly kennels.
It was however NSW‚Äôs Gail Allen and He‚Äôs My Future which won their respective heats in tonight‚Äôs qualifiers.
Next week‚Äôs, March 17 final will see the winner pocket $25,000 and position themselves well heading into the Group 1 Association Cup.
Continue reading Slick Lee Looks To Go Back To Back In Wentworth Park Cup
Greyhound breeder and studmaster Geoff Collins will aim to win his second Group 1 Rover Mowers Australian Cup after the speedy Zara Zulu ‚Äď trained by partner Rosalyn Hume – drew perfectly in box one for next Saturday‚Äôs $175,000-to-the-winner final.
Collins won the race as an owner in 2002 when Isa Brown claimed the Group 1 classic for trainer Rob Britton, and looks to have a genuine chance with his talented chaser.
The daughter of Mogambo and Zulu Zepha took out the first of the Australian Cup heats in a sizzling 29.75 after near-record splits of 4.95 and 17.54, and has drawn perfectly for the Group 1 classic this Saturday. Her time was only matched by reigning Victorian Greyhound of the Year Dyna Tron, who returned to form after a run of outs in 2012. The son of Collision and Gold Rush Bale has drawn awkwardly in box six in Saturday‚Äôs final. Victory would push his prizemoney to over $600,000, making him only the second dog in Australian history to reach the lofty mark.
Continue reading Collins Aims For Second Australian Cup Win After Zara Zulu Draws Red Box
Two-time Group winner Shimaguni looks the greyhound to beat after drawing box one in the Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers final over 725 metres on Saturday night.
The daughter of Primo Uno and Messines was headed by kennelmate Full Circle before gaining back the lead in the shadows of the post to win the first of the heats in a Best of Night 42.76. The black chaser has now won five of her six race starts over the staying journey at The Meadows.
Shimaguni is trained by Andrea Dailly, who also has Adelle Bale ‚Äď a sister to Bekim Bale and Heston Bale – qualified for the $75,000-to-the-winner final.
Continue reading Shimaguni Stakes Claim For Group 1 Superstayers Final
Trainer Mark Gatt had this greyhound prepared beautifully for the occasion, as he came into the race in peak form, with success in his previous four starts which included a 30.28 heat win. When it came time to step up and shine on the grand stage, the son of Spiral Nikita and Leprechaun Pace did not let him down, jumping to the lead and making his own luck on a way to a dominating win.
While much of the pre-race betting revolved around Heston Bale ($2.00 fav) and Glen Gallon ($3.30), Oaks Road was kept safe on the third line of betting, eventually starting the race at $5.80.
Continue reading It‚Äôs A Road To Glory For Gatt In The West
The AGRA‚Äôs Run of the Month for January 2012 has been awarded to Heston Bale after his extraordinary performance to win his heat of the Perth Cup on January 28th. Heston Bale was put on his nose on the first corner and almost put over the outside rail as the leader Forty Two Below led into the back straight in 13.62.
The Andrea Dailly trained star put his head down and after giving away many lengths to the leaders somehow found a way to win by half a length in 30.72. It was a huge run. Heston Bale the brother of Sandown Park 515 metre record holder Bekim Bale has always from his very first start shown way above average ability and in his short career so far has put up some brilliant performances. However he does seem to find trouble in a lot of his races.
This is his second Run of the month award for Heston Bale he also shared the December 2011 award with Noble Pedro after he smashed the Meadows record recording an extraordinary 29.45.
Heston Bale is a Black Dog whelped October 2009 by Bartrim Bale from Amelia Bale (Sonic Flight x Evonne Bale) he is raced by Paul Wheeler and trained by the Dailly team at Anakie in Victoria. He has raced 18 times for 11 wins and four placings his overall stake earnings stand at $65,660.
Continue reading Heston Bale Awarded Australia’s Best Greyhound Run January 2012
No less than four states are represented in the 2012 Sky Racing Perth Cup final, after a thrilling nights‚Äô racing last Saturday. Victorians make up half the final field with four qualifiers, the standout of those being the Andrea Dailly trained Heston Bale.
Despite putting in a pedestrian heat time of 30.72, it was the way The Meadows track record holder recovered from several checks in order to steal victory. Beginning from box six, it was only a few strides after the start that Heston Bale collided with Kalden Aurora, costing both greyhounds a few lengths approaching the first bend. With Forty Two Below taking up the front for David Hobby, the rest of the field jammed up, causing Proficient to being shoved wide, taking Heston Bale with it.
The margin between Heston Bale and the leading division was at least seven lengths down the back, but you got the sense that the fight was never over. Coming around the home turn, Forty Two Below was in a battle with Prince Elite, with Heston Bale going three wide around them. In a position where many others may have thrown in the towel, Heston Bale used all of his tenacity to score by half a length over Forty Two Below in a remarkable race.
Continue reading Perth Cup Final Becomes A National Affair
The headquarters of greyhounds racing in Western Australia becomes the showcase as the Group 1 Perth Cup series begins this Saturday night over 530m. With history-making Queenslander, High Earner not around to try for the hat-trick, a new champion will be crowned amongst the 64 entrants racing across eight heats.
Headlining the nominations is reigning Melbourne Cup and Hobart Thousand winner, Dyna Tron, who is looking to make a fourth Group 1 final in as many months. Lining up in heat six, the Andrea Dailly trained star will be trying to atone for a couple of recent defeats and starts from box seven. Fellow Victorians Autoamerican and Knocka Knows All are engaged in the same race from boxes eight and four respectively, along with Big Noter who looks the most threatening of the locals from box three.
Somebody in New South Wales must have been owed a favour by lady luck, as three of the state‚Äôs greyhounds have drawn box one in their respective races. Oaks Road (heat five), Things Missing (heat seven) and Divine Law (heat eight) have all come up with a cherry draw, with Oaks Road looking the most likely, coming in with a brilliant hat-trick of wins under the belt.
Continue reading Cannington Comes Alive For 2012 Perth Cup Heats
The 2012 greyhound season is set to start off with a bang as The Meadows host a star-studded Group 1 AJS Corporation Silver Chief final over 525 metres on New Year‚Äôs Day.
All the big guns progressed safely through to Sunday night‚Äôs $75,000-to-the-winner final, despite the shock defeat of Heston Bale, who finished second behind the underrated Godsend to qualify for the first Group final of his much-publicised career.
Two greyhounds who continued on from their amazing heat efforts were Cape Hawke and Queensland star Glen Gallon, both stopping the clock at 29.77 (Best of Night) in their respective semi-finals. Cape Hawke ‚Äď a Ballarat and Adelaide Cup finalist ‚Äď will start from box seven in the January 1 final, while Glen Gallon‚Äôs chances were dealt a blow after drawing away from his preferred rails draw in box eight.
Continue reading Silver Chief Final For The Ages – Young Guns To Clash On New Years Day
Champion Victorian chaser Dyna Tron added to his impressive list of recent victories with a fighting victory in last night’s $107,000 Group One Aceland Hobart Thousand conducted at Tattersalls Park in Hobart.
The Andrea Dailly prepared chaser led them a merry dance early from his inside draw, but was headed by local star Rewind mid-race and looked in diabolical trouble on the home turn when that chaser kicked clear.
Dyna Tron then had to call on all of his champion qualities to wear down Rewind and score a memorable victory in Tasmania’s premier event, in the time of 25.85.
Continue reading Dyna Tron Keeps On Keeping On
‚ÄúI may have qualified the good bitch Bookies Regret for the final many years ago, I am not sure ‚Äď but one thing I am sure of is, I have never won the race,‚ÄĚ he declared on Monday.
Maurie has qualified the very smart Rewind (Collide ‚Äď Ricky’s Angel) for this year’s prestigious race and has an undeniable chance of taking home the major portion of the prize from the black box.
‚ÄúI said I wanted to draw either the black or the pink, so I can’t complain ‚Äď all I have to do now is keep Rewind on song and I believe he will give a very good account of himself,‚ÄĚ he explained.
The winner of 26 of 41 lifetime outings and stakes of in excess of $92,000, Rewind was equal fastest qualifier for the Hobart Thousand with the outstanding Victorian chaser Dyna Tron (Collision ‚Äď Gold Rush Bale).
Both chasers recorded the time of 25.78 in winning their respective heats, only marginally outside the track standard for the 461 metre trip of 25.71, established in July by the Mick Stringer prepared Bergermeister ( Bit Chili ‚Äď She Be Nimble).
The Mangalore based Stringer is no stranger to Hobart Thousand success, having won the event in 2008 with Little Spaniard ( Firefly Boy ‚Äď Barcelona Babe).
Another Tasmanian trainer to have previously enjoyed success in the Hobart Thousand is Ted Medhurst, also domiciled at Mangalore, who was successful in 2004 with the Barry Heawood prepared Regent Thunder (Lilli Pilli Lad ‚Äď Magic Alarm).
Medhurst will be represented this year by Sandbanker (Collision ‚Äď Baretta Betty), which will be one of the outsiders of the field from the yellow box.
The Tea Tree based Heawood, a prolific breeder and devoutenthusiast, will once again be the only bookmaker fielding on what is the biggest night on the Tasmanian calendar.
But back to veteran trainer Strickland, who prepares his team in the shadows of the Western Tiers on the outskirts of the quaint Northern town of Bracknell.
Despite achieving great success throughout his career with the likes of former champion hurdler Golden Unicorn, a major event has to date escaped him.
‚ÄúI ran second in the Launceston Cup with Society Friend, but that’s about as close as I have been to winning a big race, so here’s hoping,‚ÄĚ he said.
Dyna Tron, which has been racing recently with success against the best in the land is obviously the one to beat and will most likely be a hot favourite, but the majority of Tasmanians will be hoping that this time Maurie Strickland will have his way.
$100,000 ACELAND HOBART THOUSAND FINAL
(461 METRES) RUN THURSDAY NIGHT DECMBER 15
2. DYNA TRON
3. CLYDE’S ANGEL
4. GALTEE AGAIN
6. DYNA BERT
8. DYNA BALE
9. RADLEY BALE
10. PORTRAIT IGNITES
After just 12 race starts, one of Australia’s brightest greyhound stars has suffered a career ending injury and will never race again.
Trialling at Sandown yesterday morning, the 2011 Sandown Shootout winner dropped a back muscle in the run and has been retired.
The winner of 8 of 12 race starts with a further 2 second placings, Bekim Bale’s last race was to be the Group 1 Brisbane Cup, where he finished a disappointing 5th after blitzing his heat from box 1 as an odds on favourite.
Continue reading Bekim Bale’s Record Breaking Career Cut Short
After overcoming box seven to land the Melbourne Cup last month, Dyan Tron again looks hard to beat after coming up with the coveted rails alley. Starting a very short favourite in last Thursday‚Äôs heat, Dyna Tron began well and accounted for his rivals easily in 30.04.
Despite the amazing recent form line, the Andrea Dailly trained Dyna Tron has had the rough end of box draws recently. His last four wins (all feature events) have been from box four and outwards, and his record from the pole position is impeccable, winning four from six attempts.
Continue reading Dyna Tron And Spring Gun Get Best Of Brisbane Cup Draw
Shereen Bale is the big winner following the boxdraw for Thursday night‚Äôs Group 1 Solo Melbourne Cup after drawing perfectly in box 1 for the $200,000 to the winner feature.
With a staggering 18 greyhounds facing the starter across the eight Cup heats, the stage was set for a blue riband night for the Boorowa based breeder. But not even the most astute judge could foresee what was to happen next, as Wheeler owned greyhounds dominated the best night ofin Australia.
The most impressive of Wheeler‚Äôs seven finalists was that of fastest heat winner Bekim Bale, who came from behind to stop the clock in 29.28 seconds.
Continue reading Paul Wheeler Dominates 2011 Melbourne Cup Heats With 7 Finalists
Both Dyna Tron and Dyna Bert are brindled dogs by Collision from top producer Gold Rush Bale and are from the same litter.
Continue reading Dailly Digs Up Gold In Geelong Cup Wheeler 1-2-3
As speculated here on Australian Racing Greyhound, 2011 Topgun winner Allen Harper, and 2011 Golden Easter Egg winner and 2011 Topgun runner up Radley Bale were morals to be included in the elite four to contest the $40,000 to the winner Sandown Shootout; and the selection panel have confirmed that position by naming them in the Shootout field tonight.
Allen Harper comes into the Group 3 feature on the back of his last start win in the Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun, and has already won more than $200,000 in just 20 career starts. The two time Group 1 winner has yet to race at Sandown Park but does boast a 29.58 seconds best time at Wentworth Park, 29.82 at the Meadows, and 29.47 at Angle Park. Trained by master mentor Graeme Bate, Allen Harper will join kennel mate Radley Bale as Bate attempts to win a second Macro Meats Shootout, following his success with Velocette in 2009.
Radley Bale has been one of the best chasers of 2011, having won the Golden Easter Egg in April, and running second in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup and Group 1 Top Gun in his last two starts. Radley Bale has won 32 races in his 83 start career ‚Äď 17 of which in the best time of the night ‚Äď and has 11 wins from 25 starts at Sandown Park. Radley Bale boasts an impressive best time of 29.29 at Sandown Park.
Continue reading Track Record Breakers Secure Final Two Spots In Sandown Shootout
Both greyhounds won their respective heats in a flying 34.36 and clearly look the greyhounds to beat in the $40,000-tothe-winner final.
McDoom, who made the semi finals of the recent Group 1 Paws Of Thunder series, sped to the early lead in his heat, giving nothing else a chance (splits of 9.08 and 22.02), and looks suited in box two.
Continue reading Stars Draw Well For Group 2 City Of Hume Cup Final