The 2009 Group 1 Maturity Classic is just days away now, with the big final to be run and won on Saturday night. The 40th running of the now classic race will see the winner walk away with $50,000 first prizemony.
The Maturity Classic was first held at Olympic Park in 1970 when won by talented sprinter Phantomâ€™s Heir first prize at that time was $1250. The prizemoney increased marginally until 1975 when it went to $3,500. In 77 it was $5,600 and jumped to $7000 in 79 before going to $10,000 from 1980 until 1987 the year the mighty New Tears won the race.
First prize went to $15,000 for seven years then to $20,000 for two years and reached $30,000 in the year 2000. In 2001 it was worth $40,000 and the Classic was won by AGRA Hall Of Famer Brett Lee. It was elevated the next year to the current amount of $50,000.
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The crĂ¨me of Australiaâ€™s young greyhounds assembled at The Meadows tonight to contest 4 semiâ€™s of the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic. The rising stars ofwere all vying for a place in the $50,000 to the winner final next Saturday night.
Last weeks fastest heat winner Aston Trivett was again extremely impressive in one of the best chasing efforts seen for some time. The supremely bred son of Sandown track record-holder Bond and 2006 Australian Cup winner Miss Spicy pushed through a small opening on the first turn to take the lead and race away to win in 29.94 holding off the late charge of Ess Bee Dee who also qualified for the final, beaten 1 ÂĽ lengths.
Capping off an outstanding night for trainer Jason Thompson and owner Ray Borda was kennel mate Aston Volante who gave the pair two greyhounds in next weeks final. After working hard outside the early leader Sheoak Ian, Aston Volante swept to the front on the home turn to win in 30.19. One of the youngest dogs in the series, Sheoak Ian – who isnâ€™t 2 years of age until July hung on gamely to earn his place next week.
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Welcome toâ€™s free for Sunday 12th April 2009 with tonight from Sale (Victoria) and Bendigo (Victoria) with some good from Bendigo with the $26,000 to the winner Group 2 Bendigo Cup final and the Rocky Ridge Farm Goldrush Maiden Final.
Not the best of night’s tipping last night, but in hindsight if we’d known Wentworth Park was going to havce such a heavy inside bias, we’d have amended quite a few of the. One of the disadvantages of offering up early, sometimes it pays to adapt to the conditions as they change.
The fabulous Bendigo Goldrush Carnival goes in to full swing tonight on the fourth night of racing with four semi finals of the Rocky Ridge Farm Goldrush Maiden and, in stark contrast to last years ordinary turnout; there is eight heats of the Group 2 2009 $26,000 to the winner MTD Bendigo Cup.
Of course despite the weak numbers last years running of the Bendigo Cup started the fabulous run of wins for champion sprinter El Galo, when he went within a .5 of a length of erasing Slater’s Bendigo 430m Track Record and went on to annex the first of four Country Cups that year.
The history making didn’t end with the Bendigo Cup either as last year’s Goldrush Maiden winner, Uncrushable suffered a set back toward the end of last year but has now won 12 of 26 starts and career prizemoney of $38,450; and looked like she was back to her best with an impressive 25.35 last start best of night win at Geelong for trainer Cameron Bahen.
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From its humble beginnings the Group 1 Sky Channel Adelaide Cup has now become the stepping-stone
to stardom for some of Australia’s household names in .
The first Adelaide Cup was held at Waterloo Corner in 1956 and won by the Fred Grimes-owned Oakland Chief. From Waterloo Corner the cup was moved to Bolivar, near the current Globe Derby trotting complex before taking pride of place at South Australia’s headquarters for
Continue reading The History Of The Adelaide Cup
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In a split second, Jones suffered a fractured skull and jaw, and her nose, cheekbones and bones around her eye sockets were smashed to smithereens.
Continue reading Jones Looks For Her Second Traralgon Cup
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Greyhound trainers from all over Victoria are gearing up for Traralgon
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Tanjil South trainer Peter Giles narrowly won the $6000 final of the Castle of Mey Trophy with greyhound Spences Shadow at Glenview Park, Traralgon on Friday.
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Peter Giles proved conclusively that “Black Friday” isn’t unlucky for him, when Paddy’s Flame broke El Galo’s quest for four consecutive country cups in Friday’s Wangaratta Cup final.
Continue reading Paddy’s Flame Too Hot For Wangaratta Cup
Last yearâ€™s Australian Trainer of the Year, Jason Thompson, is chasing his third Group 2 Wangaratta Cup (474m) in four years on Friday night.
Continue reading El Galo To Score His Fourth Country Cup
Paddyâ€™s Flame ($2.60) aptly named after shocking fires that ravaged his home region of Gippsland during his birth, lit up the track on Saturday night to take out the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows.
Continue reading Paddy’s Flame Too Hot For Maturity Final
Itâ€™s been eight years since the â€śMoe maestroâ€ť, Peter Giles, has stood triumphant on the Maturity Classic podium. One of the sportâ€™s most decorated mentors, Giles won the 2000 Maturity Classic with the Queensland-owned Acacia Dee.
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The SportsBet pre post market for the Maturity Classic Semi Finals to be run Saturday has seen some massive changes from the market that existed before the heats..
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The SportsBet Maturity Classic Pre Post Market for the heats to be run this Saturday night have had a few market moves and as reported earlier, Knocka Norris and Current Time are doubtful runners.
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SportsBet have just released their 2008 Maturity Classic Pre Post Market for the heats to be run this Saturday night. To help find a winner we have free $50 bets to give to new customers at Sportsbet.
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Kel Greenough added another staying feature race to his impressive resume when Just Friends defeated Gunnadoo Magic in the last stride of the $29,000 Group 3 Lizrene Classic at Sandown Park last Thursday night.
Continue reading Just Friends On Track For Sandown Cup
If you thought the sensations were going to stop with the bizarre late scratching of Wilodious Blues, then you were sadly mistaken.
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El Galo (Where’s Pedro ~ Roxy Reason), the Queensland bred flying machine that was a recent high profile purchase for Jason Thompson and partner Seona Hood, went within a 1/2 length of erasing Slater from the record books last night in the $25,000 to the final winner Group 2 Bendigo Cup Heats.
Flying out from the favourable box 1 draw, the 31kg brindle dog went to the first section in an equal best of night 6.32 and then ran strongly through to the second mark in a best of night 12.36, which was 2 3/4 lengths quicker than anything else on the night to that point. Continue reading El Galo Stuns The Bendigo Cup Heats