A great night of racing around the country, lets see what winners we can find you at The Meadows.
Race 3: Star Recall
Race 2: Ronaldo Magic
Leg 1: 1,3,4,6,8 – Leg 2: 3,5,6,7,8 – Leg 3: 4,7 – Leg 4: 3,4,8
$150 for 100%
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.
Mepunga Mia has won three of her six starts to date in impressive fashion and one of those victories came here in a very zippy 30.01. On that occasion she flew to the first turn and she increased her lead with every stride before going on to score by a whopping 13 lengths. She is better suited to a rails draw but she has a heap of natural early speed and she should have enough zip to get across.
Hilda’s Best is another who is armed with early speed and he has the advantage of the red draw. He lacks the talent of Mepunga Mia but if he can hold them out early he might be able to build up a nice lead mid race.
Dyna Chaser is much better than his recent form reads and if he is given some room in the early stages he will take a power of beating. Lately his slow starts have cost him dearly, so he will need to mend his box manners.
Electric Eagle is the interesting runner, she is in good hands and she comes here with strong NSW trial and race form.
Top Four: 8 – 1 – 3 – 7
Boxed Quinella: 1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 1,3,8/1,3,7,8 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/1,3,7/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.
Very good race and I think we can find some value with the highly talented Ronaldo Magic. He was run down in his heat but on that occasion he was slow to begin and he had to work overtime mid race to get into contention. He is normally a much better beginner than that and if he can step cleanly tonight he has a great chance of leading and he will be running time on the lure.
Duomo Bale appears to be the real deal having won six of his first seven starts. He is obviously a major contender again tonight but there is a fair bit of speed in this event and he will need a few things to go his way in the initial stages.
Hallelujah Lucy showed smart early speed in her top 30.12 heat win and a repeat of that effort will see her feature again.
Setsuna Bale could be the value in the event, she stormed home to win her heat and although she is going to be better suited over longer trips in the future, she can still run home into a place tonight.
Top Four: 5 – 2 – 3 – 6
Exacta: 2,3,5/2,3,5,6 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 5/2,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
Quinella: 5 to rove with 2,3,6 ($3 for 100%)
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.
Star Recall is a star sprinter and she shouldn’t have too much trouble with the step up to 600m. She recently contested the Group One Melbourne Cup Final and she appears to have panels on these. Being a fast beginner, she should be able to burn them off in the first 40m and she should set up a mammoth lead mid race.
Grand Legacy is an interesting runner, he has the ability to ping the lids and he has proven in the past that he is capable of running time on the bunny. If you go back through his form, he has a blistering 25.14 Ballarat win to his credit and that type of effort would see him be highly competitive in this.
Dyna Orion is dropping back to a more suitably journey tonight and if the two front runners have trouble running out the journey, he should be waiting to pick them off in the home straight. He needs a few things to go his way but if the gaps open at the right time he can feature at nice odds.
Razldazl Pacino is an intriguing runner, he hails from Ireland and he is now in the care of Kelvyn Greenough, his numeric form in his homeland reads well and I’m sure that his connections would have him primed for a bold first up showing.
Top Four: 7 – 4 – 3 – 6
Boxed Quinella: 3,4,7 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 7/3,4,6 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 7/3,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.
Another good race and I think the likely favourite Space Star is the lay of the night. I am his biggest fan but I think the bend start and the inside draw are big disadvantages and he is going to be giving some talented chasers an almighty head start.
Mystic Twist should settle in the top two and she has won here previously in solid time. Two starts back she beat Blinker’s On at Sandown over 715m and her first 600m of that race was super impressive.
Tick Bale has shown a little bit of improvement in recent weeks and the red draw is a big plus for him. From the inside he should be able to poke through early and settle in a much more prominent position, he has proven in the past that he is capable of running very fast splits when given room to gallop.
Space Star is an absolute freak and if he gets through the first turn unscathed he will simply win, however his racing pattern suggests that he will get spat out the back early and he will need a lot of things to go his way.
April Rose is another who will settle on the speed and she should give a great sight, she will struggle in the closing stages but she might be able to hold on for a place.
Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 5
Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,5 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,5 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 4/1,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.
Zambora Magic can be very hard to follow at times but there is no doubting his talent. From the red tonight he should be able to drive through at the first bend and if he can hold them out he should prove far too strong for his rivals. Two starts back he was a sizzling 30.05 Cranbourne winner and that form is hard to ignore.
Bit Berger has been racing in great style of late and she made Joey Valdez work overtime for victory last time out at Cranbourne. She should be able to settle in the top two again and she is quite strong in the run home these days.
Dyna Glinda has been beginning a lot better of late and she should put herself into contention in the early stages, she appears to be lacking a little bit of strength at present but she must be included in your exotic bets.
Trail Blazing turned in a big performance when placed here last week and he has a solid record from this draw, if he can begin a little better tonight he should give a great sight at nice odds.
Top Four: 1 – 3 – 4 – 8
Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,8 ($9 for 100%)
Quinella: 1 to rove with 3,4,8 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 1/3,4,8/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.
Starc was far from disgraced when narrowly beaten in his heat last week and from the pink draw tonight I am expecting him to go one better. He can show good early speed in his races and if he can get across from the pink draw he should be able to carve them up as they head through the first bend.
Zipping Felix is probably the big improver from last weeks heats. He was making his 725m debut last week and he hit the line in good style, if he can settle in the first half he should be able to make an impact as they head for home.
Julie Bale caught the eye with an all the way heat win in 42.55, her winning time was very impressive but my concern is that she is going to have a fair bit of pressure applied mid race and she might not be able to hang on tonight.
Lady Toy has been placed in three of four here and she must always be included in your exotic bets, whilst Love Affair is well drawn out wide and she can’t be left out of your quaddies.
Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 6
Quinella: 8 to rove with 3,5,6 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 5,8/3,5,6,8 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3,5,8/3,5,6,8/3,4,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.
Heaps Of Ability was extremely disappointing last time out but I’m still willing to give him another chance. Four starts back he set the Cranbourne track alight with a blistering 41.35 victory, he is ideally placed in the wide draw and if he reproduces that type of effort he should win by panels.
Echelonic Action should be suited by the drop in class and I’m expecting him to settle in a much more prominent position. Two starts back he powered to the line when winning here over 600m and he really looks well placed here.
Reap The Benefit was handily placed behind the classy Sweet It Is in the Bold Trease last time out and he shouldn’t be too far away again. The red draw should suit and he appears to be getting better and stronger with every run over this distance range.
Global Lad is making his staying debut, his effort last time out at Warrnambool over 650m suggests that he should be competitive over this journey.
Top Four: 7 – 4 – 1 – 6
Exacta: 4,7/1,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 7/1,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,4,6 ($3 for 100%)
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.
Hawk Alone hasn’t had much luck in his most recent efforts and I’m expecting a much improved effort tonight. He is all class and he has won four of 16 over this journey, he normally begins fairly but he does possess solid early speed and he is blessed with great track sense. So if he can get through the first turn he should prove extremely hard to hold out.
Buckle Up Mason is another who is down on form and confidence and will be looking for a return to the winners list. He has won 14 of 39 here, so it is evident that he saves his best racing for this circuit. There is a little bit of speed underneath him but with a clean getaway he is good enough to burn them off.
Empire Allen is armed with great mid race speed and if he can settle in the top three early he can run a big race at odds, the box draw is against him tonight but he is likely to be over the odds.
Humphrey Bale is another track specialist and he rounds out the chances, he does his best racing when settling near the speed so he will need to do everything right in the early stages.
Top Four: 8 – 3 – 4 – 6
Boxed Quinella: 3,4,6,8 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/3,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3,4,6/3,4,6,8/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.
Hostile has been racing in devastating fashion of late and he appears suited to the rise in journey. He is normally a safe beginner and with very little speed drawn around him, he should be afforded all the breaks as they head into the first bend. Three starts ago he flew around Sandown Park in 29.28 and a repeat of that performance would see him get down to the low 34 mark here.
Shall She Rock didn’t have much luck here last week and she should show improvement. I’m expecting her to miss away and that should allow her to lob onto the rail and then drive into a prominent position mid race.
Dewana Lass does her best racing at this venue and she is suited by the wide draw, she has very little speed drawn on her outer so that should allow her to get a clear run as they negotiate the first turn.
Rockin’ Josie rounds out the chances, she has the good draw and she is aiming for a hat trick of wins, this is clearly a rise in class but she is good enough to match it with these.
Top Four: 2 – 4 – 6 – 1
Exacta: 2,4,6/1,2,4,6 ($9 for 100%)
Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,4,6 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2/1,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.
Bookkeeper’s form doesn’t read that well at present but two starts back he led for a long way when reeled in late by the classy Oscura. Prior to that he had been struggling for a while but I think that was the confidence booster he needed. Tonight I’m expecting him to pounce to pounce on the bunny early and he will prove extremely hard to gun down.
Dyna Kayla was far from disgraced at Sandown last time when resuming from a spell and she is probably better suited back to this journey. She has won two of three here and her PB of 34.24 is very impressive.
He Isn’t Really is the value, he has won three of four over this trip and from the red he should find himself in a more threatening position early in the race.
Top Four: 2 – 7 – 1 – 4
Exacta: 1,2,7/1,2,4,7 ($9 for 100%)
Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,4,7 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2/1,4,7/Field ($15 for 100%)
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.
Smoken Jimmy is an exciting prospect and if he reproduces his last start 29.62 Wentworth Park win he will take a power of beating. In his brief career to date he has displayed good box manners and he possesses a great turn of foot, if he is given a little room in the first 50m he should be able to put on a great display of speed.
Bunga Bunga has the favourable draw and she showed her true talent three runs back when winning at Cranbourne in a speedy 30.25. From the red she should hold a prominent position early and she will prove very hard to hold out.
Allen Icarus has been placed in eight of 14 here and he possesses early speed, he doesn’t win all that often but he is never far away.
White Walker could be the value in the event, he is much better than his form reads and if a few things go his way early he is more than capable of winning a race like this.
Top Four: 3 – 1 – 4 – 8
Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 1,3/1,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3/1,4,8/Field ($18 for 100%)
The Meadows – Race 12 – 5th Grade – 525 metres
Tricky Rose looks well placed in the pink draw tonight and she recently beat a handy lineup when posting a solid 30.37 victory here. She races best when she can find the bunny early and with two keen railers drawn directly underneath she should be afforded all the breaks as they head into the first turn.
Red Superman has a heap of talent and if he can get a few breaks early he will take a power of beating. He is normally steady away and that should allow him to find the rail soon after the start and he should drive himself into a prominent position mid race.
Tekki Minx has recorded three handy placings here recently and she shouldn’t be too far away again, I dont think she can win but she should be great value for the place.
Dyna Lemmy probably has the class edge but he can be unreliable, from box six he will need everything to go right early.
Top Four: 8 – 4 – 2 – 6
Boxed Quinella: 2,4,6,8 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 2,4,8/2,4,6,8 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/2,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
Eight chasers line up at Maitland on Thursday night to contest the final of the Group Two Maitland Cup over a distance of 450 metres. Paw Licking set the standard last week, breaking the track-record and becoming the fastest qualifier through to the final.
He will start as the obvious short priced favourite and is currently showing fixed odds of 1.45 at Sportsbet, with Natural Player and Rose Sannette sharing the second line of betting at 6.00.
Here is a close look at the form of each of the finalists.
|Comments: ARG opinion is - Very consistent race bitch who has her favourite draw. She will be competitive from the draw and is an each-way chance.|
|Comments: Jason Mackay (Trainer) – “It’s common sense when a dog breaks a record and runs near-record or record sections that it will be real hard to beat. I sort of don’t worry too much about the opposition, I am more focused on him. I think he’ll be a good chance. He will go in with probably a little bit of improvement in him which he probably has to do to try and win the race.”|
|Comments: Mark Wilcox(Trainer) – “I think he will go all right if he is left alone early and he can get into a good position. He was caught wide a bit last week. After the run last week we had a few little issues with him. We’ve just kept him fresh this week. It’s all got to do with the start there Thursday. There’s a bit of speed around him. The eight looks the one to beat.”|
|Comments: Dennis Reid (Owner) – “I think the eight is an absolute certainty and the six dog will run second. We are just hoping to get a place. We don’t think we can win it.”|
|Comments: ARG opinion is – Heat winner at long odds and will need luck from this box draw.|
|Comments: Darren Russell (Trainer) – “I think he will go all right. I’m actually happy with the box draw. His last couple of runs at Maitland he has had the red box and cut right down on the fence and probably cost himself two to three lengths in the run to the first corner. Hopefully out there he will go straight. When he had the four there he went 25.12 and went straight as a die. He has pulled up enormous from last week.”|
|Comments: Mark Gatt (Trainer) – “Paw Licking will be really hard to beat. I’m just hoping he gets a clean run and flashes home and maybe we can run into the money somewhere. He has been hitting the line really good. He is just a consistent dog. We are just hoping he gets a clean run and maybe run a a place. You never know, there could be a bit of trouble and he could get up for the win. We would be wrapped if he could run a place.”|
|Comments: Kelvyn Greenough (Trainer) - “I never get over confident in any race. I know it’s a dog race and anything can go wrong but he’s certainly in there with a chance. The dog is fine, there’s no dramas at all.”|
|Comments: Very unlucky not to have scored a spot in the final. If he gets a run, he is a natural improver and looks and each-way chance.|
|Comments: Went well last week. Has been beginning consistently of late. He will need to draw well if he is to factor in the business end.|
If Paw Licking (8) repeats the effort from last week, he will be winning. The main dangers appear to be the inside division consisting of Rose Sannette (1), Fire Elusive (2) and Natural Player (3). Rose Sannette rarely runs out of a place and she has a love affair with box one. Fire Elusive went very well last week and is open to improvement, while Natural Player has been kept fresh for this. He is a very fast dog and is a track-record holder in his own right (over 350 metres at Goulburn).
New Gleam (6) looks to be positioned well. The greyhounds on his immediate inside, Miner’s Moss (4) and Magic Diore (5), will both be looking for the fence and he has a slow beginner, Gradence (7), drawn on his outside. His trainer is hoping he runs straight into the turn and if he does, he is rated a good chance. Gradence (7) is a slow beginner but manages to work his way well through a field. He is another that is an each-way chance, especially if there is a bit of interference in front of him. Miner’s Moss and Magic Diore will need luck to feature from their respective draws.
The race jumps at 9:58pm. All eyes will be on Paw Licking to see if he can claim the Maitland Cup and shave a little more off the track-record in the process.
Six heats of the Group 2 Lion Quality Products Warragul Cup were conducted on Sunday afternoon and the excitement factor was at an all time high when the Nicole Mcrae trained chaser, Walk Hard, broke the track record in the third heat.
The final will be an interesting affair with Paw Licking and Black Magic Opal meeting for the first time since Paw Licking’s track record breaking win in the Hobart 1000. That match up alone will have plenty of eyes drawn to Warragul for Friday night’s final. Here is a summary of the six heats:
2014 Warragul Cup Heat One
There was a boil over in the first heat when Risk of Damage (4) finished too strongly for Whata Good Size (2). Whata Good Size and Transcend Time (1) were vying for favouritism before box rise. When the lids lifted, Risk of Damage, Ollie Bale (5), Transcend Time and Whata Good Size all got away well. By the first turn there was only Risk of Damage, Whata Good Size and Ollie Bale contending for the lead. Ollie Bale was stuck on the outside of the other two and up the straight, Whata Good Size hit the lead but Risk of Damage wasn’t finished yet as he reeled in Whata Good Size to win by half a length in 26.04. He was a $29.60 in Victorian betting markets. Ozzie Bullet (7) rattled home for third.
2014 Warragul Cup Heat Two
Black Magic Opal (4) returned to the winner’s circle with an emphatic two and a quarter length win in the second heat. Black Magic Opal recorded 25.61 and defeated Crump (7) and Empire Allen (8). Black Magic Opal led and the race was over from that point on, with the contest for second and third the only race happening. Check My Swagger (6) got away well and was positioned nicely in second but collided with Mepunga Armagh (2) in the home straight. Crump finished strongly, getting into second and booking a place in the final.
2014 Warragul Cup Heat Three
The third heat resulted in an amazing track record breaking run by Walk Hard (3) who ran down Paw Licking (7) in an exciting duel up the home straight. Walk Hard recorded 25.46 in his one length victory. Paw Licking led easily into the turn, running the fastest first sections of all the heats and the race looked all but over. Walk Hard began midfield but was able to find a nice position on the rails to begin his record breaking run. Mepunga Fearon (1) battled away for third. Walk Hard is clearly the fastest qualifier through to next Friday’s final.
2014 Warragul Cup Heat Four
Banjo Boy (7) started favourite but wasn’t able to overcome the box and finished fifth. It was a tight run into the first turn with Nic Nat Nui (8), Izack Bale (2) and Cee Ronaldo (1) all challenging for the lead. Cee Rinaldo came off best but Evie’s Entity (4) was finishing fast along the rails and she drew away to win by two and a half lengths in 25.78.
2014 Warragul Cup Heat Five
This was the hardest heat to pick a clear winner. The recent Tasmanian edition to Darren McDonald’s kennels impressed with a solid second in this heat. Cointreau Cap (6) led the field up with Premier Event (8) doing the chasing early. Behind them, Awesome Grunt (1) was working himself into the race nicely with a run along the rails. Cointreau Cap kept plugging away up front but Awesome Grunt was slowly working him down, eventually getting to him and winning by three quarters of a length in 25.79. Crawf’s Bread (3) snuck home for third.
2014 Warragul Cup Heat Six
Deadly Vane (8) was much too good in the final heat. He used the outside box to perfection to run away with a five length win in 25.57. Musquin Bale (7) performed well at his first start back from a long spell to finish second with Dark Warrior winding up in third.
The field and box draw for the final on Friday, 24 January 2014 (including heat times) is:
2014 Warragul Cup Final Box Draw
- 1. Paw Licking – Kelvyn Greenough (25.52)
- 2. Deadly Vane – Joe Borg (25.57)
- 3. Awesome Grunt – Ian Bindley (25.79)
- 4. Evie’s Entity – Lyn Smith (25.78)
- 5. Walk Hard – Nicole Mcrae (25.46)
- 6. Risk of Damage – Geraldine Debono (26.04)
- 7. Black Magic Opal – Jason Thompson (25.61)
- 8. Crump – Troy Iwanyk (25.75)
- 9. Cointreau Cap – Darren McDonald (25.84)
- 10. Musquin Bale – Andrea Dailly (25.88)
2014 Warragul Cup Heats Replays
The $500,000 greyhound racing version of Australia’s biggest race, the Melbourne Cup; is here front and centre at tonight’s Sandown greyhound racing meeting.
This years race is one of the most open in recent years, and the perfect opportunity to grab yourself a $500 free bet on the race.
That’s a $500 free Melbourne Cup bet which should go a long way to helping find the winner for those struggling with the Melbourne Cup form guide.
Not only that, but punters at Sportsbet will get their money back if their greyhound runs second to Glen Gallon.
Secure your free bet and Glen Gallon refund now by visiting Sportsbet.com.au from this link and in under a minute you’ll be enjoying the biggest free bet bonus in Australian betting: $500 Melbourne Cup Free Bet
Sportsbet.com.au have been betting right through the week on the final and installed Queenslander Glen Gallon the $3.50 equal favourite from box 1.
The Jason Thompson trained Don’t Knocka Him also opened at $3.50 from box 3 before drifting out to $3.60, and then returning to $3.50 under weight of money.
That move has seen Glen Gallon’s price push out to $3.60 for trainer Tony Brett.
Thompson’s second runner, Got A Moment, has drifted from $8.00 out to $9.00.
While the third of Jason Thompson’s Melbourne Cup finalists, Proven Nitro, is virtually unwanted in betting. After opening up at $5.50, he was been wound out twice, to $7.00 and now to $7.50.
Greyhound punters haven’t missed the appearance of another Graeme Bate trained greyhound in the final. After training the trifecta in the big race in 1999, winning it with champion Kantarn Bale; Bate has been searching for a fourth Melbourne Cup win for 13 years.
After starting 3 finalists in last years Melbourne Cup, Bate has just the one runner, Desalle Bale who has drawn awkwardly in box 5.
But that hasn’t stopped punters spruiking Desalle Bale’s chances, backing the chaser from $10.00 in to $9.00.
General Destini and Emilio Rinaldi have been the centre of attention in mainstream media circles this past week, but the curiosity of his American bred greyhounds hasn’t translated to the betting markets. General Destini is the rank outsider of the field, drifting out from $15.00 to $17.00 to overcome box 6.
Flying Machine and Geelong Cup winner Hurunui Hitman has firmed one point from $9.00 in to $8.00 but will have to contend with speedy Desalle Bale at box rise. From box 7 he is drawn the right side of the track but may get posted three wide to the first corner with both Proven Nitro and Desalle Bale likely to push up underneath.
Linden Magpie who was very impressive winning his heat last week, will need luck from box 8 but has been kept safe by punters at $8.00. Possessing excellent middle splits, Linden Magpie will be aiming to spear under any trouble on the first corner to get clear running in the back straight for his best chances.
With a “$5.00 the field” market the 2012 Melbourne Cup should be a race to remember and the winner of the race will go straight in to the record books as the winner of Australia’s richest greyhound race, and no better time to get your own $500 free Melbourne Cup Bet.
For the first time in Australian greyhound racing history, tonight’s race will carry an amazing $350,000 first prize money to the winner and the victorious greyhound is assured of going straight in to the top prizemoney earning greyhounds of all time. Both Glen Gallon ($324,907 #29) and Don’t Knocka Him ($376,329 #21) will eclipse High Earner’s $610,070 career prizemoney record should they be good enough to win tonight.
Meanwhile Miata, who has already won $451,758 and sits an #11 on the all time career greyhound prizemoney record list, is prohibitive odds to add another $100,000 in winnings to that tally by taking out the Bold Trease Final, also on tonight’s Sandown card.
The feature staying race has attracted a more than handy field of distance greyhounds but Miata has stifled betting at $1.60 with only the Kelvyn Greenough trained Jethro given any chance of upsetting the favourite.
2012 MELBOURNE CUP TIPS
1st Glen Gallon
2nd Got A Moment
3rd Linden Magpie
4th Proven Nitro
2012 Bold Trease Tips
3rd Bell Haven
4th He Knows Uno
The Melbourne Cup is Race 8 on tonight’s Sandown greyhound racing meeting and is timed to go at 9:55pm.
The Bold Trease final is Race 6 and scheduled for boxrise at 8:55pm.
AGRA’s Run of the Month for September 2012 has been awarded to brilliant Victorian chaser Renegade Chief. His enormous performance to win at only his eighth start considering what happened to him in the run flags a very solid future for the Bombastic Shiraz sprinter.
In an extraordinary effort Renegade Chief was slow to begin. He then collided with Blake The Snake on the first turn. Pushed back to sixth at one stage he started to make up ground down the back straight. Quickly weaving his way through the field he reached the lead and raced away to win as he liked by an amazing five and a half lengths in 29.67.
It was his seventh city win after commencing his career with two wins at the Meadows in July. A week later he brought up another win at Sandown Park this time in the best of the night 29.32.
Continue reading Renegade Chief Awarded Australias Best Greyhound Race For September 2012
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.
High Earner 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 Temlee, the 2009 Queensland Derby, 2009 WA Derby, 2009 Vince Curry Memorial; a second in the 2009 Australian; and making finals of the 2009 Topgun, 2010 Adelaide Cup, 2010 Temlee, 2010 Australian Cup and 2011 Golden Easter Egg.
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 Miata 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.
Xylia Allen remains in the number one spot and it will take an almighty chaser to knock her off the top.
Australia’s Top Prizemoney Earning Greyhounds
|Ranking||Greyhound||Prizemoney||Race Record||Owner||Trainer||Last Raced|
Sweet It Is
Two Bear’s (Syn)
Velocity Lodge PTN (Syn)
Black Magic Opal
Black Opal (Syn)
El Grand Senor
Buckle Up Wes
Johnson Sutton (SYN)
Got A Moment
He Knows Uno
Paua To Burn
Don’t Knocka Him
Train A Journey
Dee And Pee (Syn)
Go Wild Teddy
Weston Weston (Syn)
One Tree Hill
Sandi’s Me Mum
Cannan Milner (SYN)
Flash Of Light
Pete & Rod Noden
Kiss Me Ketut
Elite Blue Size
Size Can Matter
Crossley Crossley (Syn)
Heawood Joseph (Syn)
Miss Hot Gossip
Next Top Model
My Bro Fabio
Did I Entertain
Miss Elly Mint
– Still actively racing
*Updated 11:18am, Tuesday January 20,2015
AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for October 2010 is current Victorian stayer So Seductive. In October the talented distance star had four starts for four wins with the highlight a come from behind victory in the Group 2 Dillon Memorial at Sandown Park on October 28.
Trainer Kelvyn Greenough only introduced So Seductive to distance racing in the first week of September and in eight city starts she has only been beaten once by Blue Lorian at the Meadows.
She had won her previous three starts there and her next outing was at Sandown Park on October 7. So Seductive won a heat of a grade feature in a sizzling 41.86.
Continue reading So Seductive Scores A Unique Double Being Named Australia’s Greyhound Of The Month
AGRA’s Run of the Month for October 2010 has been awarded to current staying star So Seductive, after her amazing performance to record 41.70 at Sandown Park in a heat of the Dillon Memorial on October 21.
The 715 record had proved hard to lower after it was set by Total Denial way back in March 2002 with the time standard set at 41.80.
Beginning like a shot from box 5, So Seductive was never threatened as she smashed the record with sections of 15.93 and 30.51.
“She’s really got her confidence up at the moment,” said Jackie Greenough, who handled the greyhound for trainer and husband Kelvyn.
“After her run a few weeks ago (when she ran 41.86) we thought she’d go close to the record with the right conditions.”
In an unusual move trainer Kelvyn Greenough nominated his charge for this week’s Sandown Shoot Out over the 515. Even more surprising was the fact she was included in the field along with three class sprinters when the committee decided she provided the race with an X-FACTOR. So Seductive will then go back over the distance in the heats of the Group 1 Bold Trease on November 11.
So Seductive is raced by Tyson Barton and trained by Kelvyn Greenough of Pearcedale in Victoria. She is a Black Bitch whelped December 2007 by Go Wild Teddy from Smiles Are Free (Reggemite x Free Cape) So Seductive has raced 45 times for 15 wins and 15 placings and with her overall stake earnings standing at $84,050.
As usual we had some outstanding runs recorded in October but So Seductive got the nod for her outstanding performance in claiming a city track record that had stood for eight years.
AGRA congratulates owner Tyson Barton, trainer Kelvyn Greenough and So Seductive on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for October 2010. She join’s last month’s winner Smooth Fancy and the previous months winners Stepping Stone, Pedrosa, Velocity Cloud, Dashing Corsair, Nellie Noodles, Drill Em’, Blue Lorian and Goodesy as this year’s AGRA Runs of the Month for 2010.
The Carolyn Jones-owned and trained El Grand Senor ($5.20) demoralised his rivals in a dazzling display of speed to take out the Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN at The Meadows over 525 metres on Saturday night.
The son of Where’s Pedro and Elgrando Gold was not hindered by his box four draw, spearing to an early lead after a sensational 5.03 split with a lap to run. With rivals finding trouble on the first corner, El Grand Senor opened up a race-winning lead down the back, stopping the clock at an amazing 17.48 at the next split – shaving .04 off his own previous second sectional track record.
Enjoying a massive lead turning for home, the giant 39-kilogram chaser raced away with his second Group 1 win at The Meadows (he was victorious in the Hudson Pacific Maturity in July), stopping the clock at 29.83, ahead of the impressive Enry Walt (box seven), who ran on extremely well to grab second.
Continue reading El Grand Senor’s Second Sectional Record Set up 2010 Topgun Win
Crack female sprinter Latifi Jiam won the Group 2 Bendigo Cup on Sunday night it was her eighth win from just 13 career starts.
Trained at Harston by Ron Giles, Latifi Jiam ($6.20) led all the way from box 8 and scored in the impressive time of 23.98sec winning by three quarters of a length over the Andrea Dailly-trained pair of Cohen Bale ($11.10) and Dyna Obelia ($7.40).
Race favourite Hot Price missed the start badly from his inside draw in box two. The Jason Thompson trained chaser went into the final a $2.20 chance after recording the fastest heat win of 23.86.
Continue reading Latifi Jiam Strikes Gold In Bendigo Cup Final
At a gala AGRA Awards night held on the infield of the Cannington race Complex in West Australia the Australian Greyhound Racing Association last Friday night announced Cindeen Shelby the winner of the 2009 AGRA Australian Greyhound of the Year.
It was a night of nights on the National scene with Delegates and club members coming together from all over Australia to celebrate the AGRA Awards night with all the stars under stars.
Hosted by GreyhoundsWA the association’s team is led by CEO David Simonette and Chairman Pat Tassell. They staged a unique and glittering affair out in the open and have certainly set the bench mark for the other states to follow in the years to come.
Continue reading AGRA Greyhound Of The Year Awards
The AGRA today announced the three finalists for the 2009 AGRA Sky Channel Greyhound of the Year.
Amity Bale, Cindeen Shelby and El Galo 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, media representatives from each state and a group of national media representatives from Print, Radio and Television.
Continue reading AGRA Announce 2009 Greyhound Of The Year Finalists
Cindeen Shelby created history as she stamped herself as Australia’s premier sprinter with a devastating win in the $72,500 Group 1 Macro Meats Crown Classic at Sandown Park tonight.
Having secured the Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park in Sydney followed by the Sky Racing Topgun at the Meadows a week later, Cindeen Shelby clinched her third consecutive Group 1 title inside four weeks with an all-the-way in Australia’s premier race for female greyhounds.
“I still can’t believe it,” said handler Jackie Greenough.
Continue reading Cindeen Shelby Wins Third Group 1 In Four Weeks
AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for October 2009 is New South Wales owned and Victorian trained sprinter Cindeen Shelby. The brilliant fawn bitch had memorable month of October winning two Group 1 finals and a heat of another.
Her success started with the final of the Group 1 Paws of Thunder on October the 3rd she begun brilliantly from box four to lead all the way recording a best of the night 30.08 on the rain affected track.
Back home in Victoria she would have been the first picked to take her place in the invitational Group 1 Top Gun on October 24. Settling third on the rails she never left the fence railing hard on the home turn to reach the lead and hold the fast finishing Velocette for another stunning win.
Continue reading Cindeen Shelby Named AGRA October Greyhound Of The Month
High flyer Cindeen Shelby was airborne in the $100,000-to-the-winner invitational Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun (525m) at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Cindeen Shelby entered the sprinting stratosphere for the second time in three weeks, having taken out a $100,000 first prize in the Group 1 Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park in Sydney on October 3.
Trained by Kelvyn Greenough of Pearcedale, Cindeen Shelby accounted for a crack speed squadron in notching her 22nd win from 39 starts. Her stakes spiralled to $312,000.
Continue reading Airborne Cindeen Shelby Wins Group 1 Topgun
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 15th October 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Highlight of tonight’s racing comes from Angle Park with the final of the Group 3 SA Derby for the young male chasers, with half the field full of Wheeler bred greyhounds and just the lone South Australian trained greyhound trying to defend against the marauding Victorians.
The other group race tonight comes from Sandown with the final of the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial and with Amity Bale drawing perfectly in the one box, there will be no betting and the only certainty is the exacta; it’ll be Amty Bale first and daylight second.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 15th October 2009
Promising sprinter Sergio looks to only need an ounce of luck in order to take the Coca-Cola S.A Derby final this Thursday Night at Angle Park. After butchering his rivals with a 29.69sec semi-final win last week, the Collsion-Tarawi Tess pup will start a deserving favourite for the Group 3 Classic. Having been victorious in six of his seven career starts for trainer Kelvyn Greenough, Sergio looks to have a bright future for owner Lorraine Atchison and looks very hard to beat.
But the Wheeler family are making plans of their own to take the $21,000 first prize, having four runners making through to the final. Dyna Forte, owned by Brendon Wheeler looks to have the best chance, having once again drawn the coveted red alley. Having already won 13 races, Dyna Forte definitely has the ability to be competitive at this level, though a 30.17sec PB would need to be improved sharply.
Continue reading Sergio Looks For His First Group Victory At Angle Park
A Victorian trained runner, like last year, was victorious when the Kel Greenough trained Cindeen Shelby won the 2009 NCA Paws Of Thunder courtesy of a brilliant beginning.
Box 1 held no joy for odds on favourite Dyna Lachlan – after a slow start and a chequered passage early her chances disappeared.
NSW featured strongly as the winner is owned in NSW, while second and third are both NSW owned and trained.
All honours were with the winner which started third favourite at $7.50. Take The Kitty for trainer Ken Cheetham ran second as a $4.90 second elect.
Continue reading Cindeen Shelby All The Way in Paws Final
Classy bitch Cindeen Shelby, unlucky in last years Group 2 Multicam Black Top Final, atoned with a hollow victory in the 2009 final at The Gardens last Friday night.
A pronounced $2.50 favourite with the NSW Tab after a very quick heat win the previous week, Cindeen Shelby jumped in front from box three. Queenslander Voodoo Prince raced up outside the favourite and put his head in front going past the winning post in a first split of five seconds. Hesa Felon quickly away from box eight made a line of three before the first turn.
A great railer, Cindeen Shelby led into the back with Hesa Felon on her outside and she went through the second section in 17.55.
Continue reading Cindeen Shelby’s 2009 Group 2 Multicam Black Top
Southern sprinting sensation Velocette will take his shot at a fourth straight win in Brisbane in the Group One Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup Final this Thursday night.
The Graeme Bate-trained chaser has won his past three starts at Albion Park, including his heat and final win in the Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup where he collected a $25,000 winner’s cheque with a swift time of 29.90.
The Group One Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup is the curtain closer for the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival in Brisbane, and is worth $50,000 to the winner.
Continue reading Improved Velocette Aims For Back To Back Group Wins
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 16th July 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Grafton (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Tonight’s greyhound racing features the five heats of the Group 1 Garrards Winter Carnival Cup from Albion Park which is a fitting culmination to what has been the best Brisbane Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival in memory.
As usual we’ll provide our betting Tips for each of the feature races tonight as well as our expert selections from the best of the other Greyhound Racing action on offer tonight.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 16th July 2009
Three of the four Group race winners from the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival will join a barrage of top interstate talent this Thursday night at Albion Park for the heats of the Group One Garrards Winter Carnival Cup 520m.
Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup (710m) winner Queen Lauryn, Group Two Brandons Queensland Derby winner High Earner and last week’s Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup winner Velocette will all be vying for a place in next week’s $74,000 final.
The Garrard’s Winter Carnival Cup is the closing night of Brisbane’s Winter Carnival which features five group races and a series of feature races held from June to July.
Continue reading Winter Carnival Showdown In Group 1 Carnival Cup Heats
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Wednesday 20th May 2009 with Tips tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), Bulli (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia), after Ipswich sucumbed to Queensland’s weather and had to be abandoned.
The feature racing tonight comes from Bulli with a dissapointing turn out of only 26 greyhounds to one of the premier one turn country cup races, the 2009 Goup 3 Bulli Gold Cup. Despite the low turnout, some very good greyhounds are engaged, so we expect to see seom good racing from Bulli tonight.
Also tonight. Ballarat continue with the semi finals of the Ballarat round of the VBIS maiden series, adn while last weeks all heats meeting was impossible to find winners on, the semi’s should be a different story.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Wednesday 20th May 2009
Trainer Selwyn Coates will be hoping that his chaser Selynya Magic can follow up last weeks debut win with another win in the VBIS Maiden Series Semi Finals at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Selynya Magic turned in an impressive first up performance last week to record a two length victory from Box 8.
On that occasion he was slow out, but quickly mustard speed to reel in the opposition.
Continue reading Selynya Magic Big Hope For Ballarat VBIS Maiden
Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Saturday 13th March 2009. Friday night’s racing produced some good results again and some near misses for a pretty much neutral night.
After Party won very well at the exceptionally good price of $7.57 at Geelong, while Ravenstoke and Marmalade Sky did the job at Richmond although at short odds. Kaygee was a near miss at Geelong leading in to the straight after working hard to get there and only just getting run down by the favourite while paying well over $7.00 the win.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Saturday 14th March 2009
Continue reading Hybrid Theory The Right Theory For Sandown Tonight