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Bogie King February 2011 Run Of The Month

AGRA’s Run of the Month for February 2011 has been awarded to young Queensland sprint star Bogie King.

He won the award for his hard chasing effort to win the Group 1 NCA National Derby at the Gardens on February 5th.

In the Derby final Bogie King begun okay but was squeezed up at the first turn and did a great job to push through runners and find himself a handy position with a chance to win.
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Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby Final Thursday 17th June 2010


2010 Group 2 Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby Final

Runners Qualified From The Queensland Derby Heats Thursday 10th June 2010
Open To Male Greyhounds Whelped On Or After 10th December 2007
$25,000 To The Final Winner
Albion Park, Qld

Race No. 8Mixed Final Derby Brandons Electrical09:08PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $39,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $7,000 3rd: $3,500 Unplaced: $500.

No.NameFormTrainer

1NATURAL REMEDY14342T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)

2IMA HORNET34161R B Burman (Park Ridge)

3COHEN BALE21141A L Dailly (Anakie)

4FRANKLIN STYLE51211S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)

5AURIGA FOX21111G Draheim (Fernvale)

6PENTHOUSE76112J Thompson (Pearcedale)

7ROMAN EXPRESS66652C G Hamilton (Morningside)

8CLAIMANT45422T M Fuller (Park Ridge)

9JIM’S ABILITY15253T L Keegan (Bracken Ridge)

10PRAYING MANTIS21133B A Belford (Logan Village)

Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby Heats Thursday 10th June 2010


2010 Group 2 Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby Heats

Open To Male Greyhounds Whelped On Or After 10th December 2007
$25,000 To The Final Winner
Albion Park, Qld

Race No. 3Ht 1 Derby Brandons Electrical07:20PM (QLDtime)
FFA event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,040 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,700 2nd: $960 3rd: $660 Unplaced: $100.

No.NameFormTrainer

1UNO’S AMIGO73141A D Ives (Mcdowall)

2POSITANO11154V J Irwin (Maudsland)

3FOUR WINDS41413J A Finneran (Naughtons Gap)

4COHEN BALE12114A L Dailly (Anakie)

5*** VACANT BOX ***

6MENTAWAI82312M E Menken (Bundamba)

7EL TOREADOR31134F Hancock (Spring Grove)

8NATURAL REMEDY21434T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)

9*** NO RESERVE ***

10*** NO RESERVE ***

Race No. 4Ht 2 Derby Brandons Electrical07:41PM (QLDtime)
FFA event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,040 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,700 2nd: $960 3rd: $660 Unplaced: $100.

No.NameFormTrainer

1IMA HORNET33416R B Burman (Park Ridge)

2REBEL TYCOON32147J N Cauchi (Tugun)

3ENRY WALT24141M D Stella (Park Ridge)

4TOMAHAWK LAD111R D Ball (Prenzlau)

5*** VACANT BOX ***

6GOD STAR23326M Saal (Highfields)

7CLAIMANT14542T M Fuller (Park Ridge)

8PRAYING MANTIS12113B A Belford (Logan Village)

9*** NO RESERVE ***

10*** NO RESERVE ***

Race No. 5Ht 3 Derby Brandons Electrical08:05PM (QLDtime)
FFA event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,040 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,700 2nd: $960 3rd: $660 Unplaced: $100.

No.NameFormTrainer

1FRANKLIN STYLE15121S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)

2JIM’S ABILITY21525T L Keegan (Bracken Ridge)

3DRUMS OF DAWN1T W Brett (Grandchester)

4BILL OR MONICA51125M Saal (Highfields)

5RADLEY BALE31411G J Bate (Lara)

6BEST BEHAVIOUR34113R M Giltinan (Ormeau)

7GIVE ‘EM CURRY35585M E Menken (Bundamba)

8PENTHOUSE17611J Thompson (Pearcedale)

9*** NO RESERVE ***

10*** NO RESERVE ***

Race No. 6Ht 4 Derby Brandons Electrical08:25PM (QLDtime)
FFA event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,040 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,700 2nd: $960 3rd: $660 Unplaced: $100.

No.NameFormTrainer

1BOY ZOHAN17614G Hagicostas (Loganholme)

2TRACK TORQUE48225R Attard (Fairney View)

3HAYDEN’S HORNET11121R B Burman (Park Ridge)

4CHACHI12143F Hancock (Spring Grove)

5AZZAN BALE11264G J Bate (Lara)

6ROMAN EXPRESS26665C G Hamilton (Morningside)

7RUN THE GAUNTLET16838P A Ruetschi (Golden Beach)

8AURIGA FOX32111G Draheim (Fernvale)

9*** NO RESERVE ***

10*** NO RESERVE ***

Group One Brisbane Cup Heats Tonight At Albion Park

Australia’s top sprinters will ascend on Albion Park tonight in a bid to pick up Group One glory and a spot in the $55,000 to the winner Sky Racing Brisbane Cup Final.

It will be a clash of the elite versus the Albion Park specialists in the five heats of the flagship race of the Brisbane Summer Carnival.

In Heat One, Kel Greenough’s triple Group One winning bitch Cindeen Shelby should start favourite jumping from box four.
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2009 Melbourne Cup Final Detailed Form And Analysis

The 2009 Group 1 Solo Melbourne Cup offering $175,000 to the winner is Australia’s richest greyhound event and the richest free entry greyhound race in the world.

In the interest’s of helping you find the 2009 Group 1 Melbourne Cup winner Australian Racing Greyhound have scoured the history books to find all the facts and figures you need to know (and a few of the ones you don’t) to help steer you in the right direction.

Group 1 Melbourne Cup Facts and Figures

  • Fastest time : 29.51, Betty’s Angel (2006) out of box 4
  • Winners Sex : Dogs 42, Bitches 11
  • No. Of Times The Favourite Salutes : Favourites have won on 22 occasions
  • Shortest Priced Winner : Gold Grotto 1/2 ($1.50) 1972
  • Longest Priced Winner : Classic Capri $25.90 2001
  • Most Successful Trainer : Graeme Bate (3 winners): Satan’s Shroud (1981), Fair Sentence (1989), Kantarn Bale (1999), Darren McDonald (3 winners) : Hallucinate (2004), Shanlyn Prince (2007), Surgeon (2008).
  • Greyhounds Who Won At Their Second Attempt : Saskaview (1963, 3rd 1962), Cheltenham Lass (1966, 2nd 1965), Classic Capri (2001, 2nd 2000)
  • Biggest Winning Margin : 9 lengths – Fox Hunt 1991
  • Smallest Winning Margin : A neck – shared by Chief Ranee 1960, Chris’ Dandy 1970, Black Aztec 1980, City Blitz 1995
  • Track Records Run In The Melbourne Cup : In 1988 Hua set a new track record in winning of 30.01 over 511m
  • Sires Who Sired The Melbourne Cup Trifecta : Chariot Supreme sired the trifecta in 1990 (Highly Blessed, Singalong, Black Pirate) and New Tears sired the trifecta in 1994 (Light of Fire, Zippity Magic, New Fox)
  • Trainers To Go 1-2-3 : Graeme Bate trained the trifecta in 1999 – Kantarn Bale, Devon Road, Flying Law
  • Distance Changes : 1956-1963 565 yards, 1964-1971 555 yards, 1972 507.5m, 1973-1985 513m, 1986-1995 511m, 1996-Present 515m
  • Winners By State : 39 Victoria, 11 New South Wales, 2 Queensland, 1 South Australia

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Dyna Lachlan Dynamite In Paws Of Thunder Semi Finals

At Wentworth Park last night, Dyna Lachlan cemented his reputation as one Australia’s best greyhounds by running the fourth fastest time of the year around the Glebe circuit and by making the second semi final of the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder a one act affair, leaving greyhounds like Birthday Boy and Cindeen Shelby struggling in his wake.

Beginning quickly from box eight,he was able to lead with ease running sectionals of 5.45 and 13.86 before finishing the race of with an impressive 15.88 to win by 4.5 lengths over Cindeen Shelby in 29.74, easily the quickest of the Paws Of Thunder semi finals.

In dominating the race the way he did, the Andrea Dailly trained son of Go Wild Teddy ~ Benden Flex (Ashom Bale ~ Vista Bale), not only took his career record to 23 starts for 16 wins and 4 minor placings, and gained a start in the $100,000 to the winner Group 1 Paws Of Thunder final; but also adds the Group 1 final to his resume which includes a fourth in the Group 2 Queensland Derby behind High Earner, a Victorian National Sprint Championship final win and a second behind Dashing Corsair in the Group 1 National Sprint Championship final at Cannington.
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High Earner Now Relying On High Hopes

Dashing Corsair has tonight used all his strength and the rails draw to set up a thrilling set of circumstances to the 2009 National Sprint Championship Final.

In the shadows of the post and after almost “duffing” a passing move on leader High Earner, Dashing Corsair tonight claimed the Queensland National Sprint Championship in a race that became a race in two after box rise.

As expected High Earner stepped only moderately but quickly accelerated across the field to the lead through the first corner and began to open up and gap the field.
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Queenslanders Take Thier Shot At Nationals Glory

The Queensland contenders for the 2009 Schweppes National Distance and Sprint finals will go head to head this Thursday night in Brisbane.

Top quality fields will have the punters studying their form closely, as the nominated greyhounds look to qualify for next week’s finals over 520m and 710m.

The winners of next week’s finals will then qualify for the Final in Perth in September to represent Queensland.
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Improved Velocette Aims For Back To Back Group Wins

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.
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Winter Carnival Cup Final A Thrilling Close To Carnival

The curtain closer of the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Chasing Carnival will see a thrilling spectacle of top class greyhound racing talent after an electric night of heats for the Garrards Winter Carnival Cup at Albion Park last night.

The Group One Winter Carnival Cup will be contested by the top national stars of racing, including last week’s Group Two Gold Coast Cup winner Velocette, and Group Two Queensland Derby winner High Earner, qualifying for the $74,000 final.

The heats produced two fastest qualifiers of the night including southern sprinter Turanza Bale who bolted to an early lead to run in a very smart 30.02 ahead of High Earner.
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Winter Carnival Showdown In Group 1 Carnival Cup Heats

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.
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Kantarn Bale Inducted To Hall Of Fame

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) tonight launched its Victorian Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame at Sandown Greyhound Racing Club.

Kantarn Bale has tonight been announced as one of the inaugural 36 inductees in to the Victorian Greyhound Racing Hall Of Fame.

Hall Of Fame Inductee : Kantarn Bale (Greyhound)

Of all the champions to have graced Graeme Bate’s kennel, one stands out above the rest – Kantarn Bale.
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High Earner’s Prizemoney Total Heading To $138,000

In the same week close blood relation El Galo has officially been retired to stud a little over $10,000 short of the $530,995 Australian Prizemoney Record held by Rapid Journey; early Imagetec Gold Coast Cup favourite High Earner will have his shot this Thursday night at a fourth Group Two win to take his prizemoney earnings to nearly $140,000.

The Queensland Derby and West Australia Derby winner will line up in box eight in the Imagetec Gold Coast Cup at Albion Park and has lead the betting at 3-1 since qualifying in last Thursday night’s heats.

The Group Two Gold Coast Cup is worth $38,000 in total prizemoney, including a $25,000 winner’s cheque.
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High Earner Looks For Fourth Group Win In Gold Coast Cup

Queensland and Western Australian Derby winner High Earner will go into next week’s $38,000 Imagetec Gold Coast Cup as favourite after blitzing his field in the Heats last Thursday night.

The Christine Robartson-trained dog is leading the market for the Group Two race at 3-1 after the box draw put him out wide in box eight.

Last Thursday night’s heats saw a barrage of top talent hit the track along with High Earner, including former Victorian performer, Velocette.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 2nd July 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 2nd July 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).

Tonight’s racing features four heats of the Imagetec Gold Coast Cup, which for the first time and for near future is being run at Albion Park due to the closure of Gold Coast track last year.

But the highlight of the night should be the Superstayers Invitational at Albion Park, which depsite the loss of Queen Lauryn to a season and Lady Moscato to an injury, has brought together a sensational field of stayers. The four dog field conditions give every greyhound their chance and it should be a cracker of a race.
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Collision Claims The Top Of The Australian Sires Ranks

Collision has for the first time claimed the the top of the Australian national sires rankings for the year to the end of June 2009.

Always handy in the rankings to the end of May 2009 and always in the top 10 sires, Collision has done enough to dethrone Bombastic Shiraz who has been Australia’s leading sire since March 2009.

While Bombastic Shiraz could only add 57 sires points to his May total of 499 points, Collision had a stellar June, ramping up 148 points to claim the ltitle of Australia’s leading sire to the end of June 2009.
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El Galo Defiant At The Top Of June AGRA Rankings

El Galo remains defiant atop the AGRA Group Greyhound Racing Rankings to the end of June 2009, despite not winning a group final in June..

Having claimed the top spot right from the outset in January courtesy of a Group 1 Adelaide Cup win, El Galo has managed to add enough points every month to persist in premier rank. In June El Galo only raced three times and onlw twice in group company, that being a heat and final of the Wangaratta Cup.

Those starts resulted in a Group 2 heat win and a < ahref="http://www.australianracinggreyhound.com/australian-greyhound-racing/group-listed-greyhound-racing/remo-rubik-upsets-el-galo-in-wangaratta-cup/14230" title="Remo Rubik Upsets El Galo In Wangaratta Cup" >narrow second to Remo Rubik in the Group 2 final. The 25 points was just enough to see El Galo stay ahead of Fedex, who depsite some indifferent form, has managed to hold second place ever since the first rankings for 2009 were released.
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High Earner Named AGRA June Greyhound Of The Month

AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for June 2009 is Queensland raced and trained sprint star High Earner.

The very talented young performer won his third Group final this year when he led all the way to win the Group 2 Queensland Derby at Albion Park. In 18 race starts, High Earner has now won more than $100,000 with wins also in the Group 3 Vince Curry Maiden at Ipswich and the Group 2 WA Derby final at Cannington.

After a lead up second to Surfin Silence High Earner won his heat of the Queensland Derby in a best of the night 30.09 defeating Trew Chase. He again showed his early speed and a fast middle section to record a best of the night 11.61.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Saturday 27th June 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Saturday 27th June 2009 with Tips tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).

Tonight’s racing is highlighted by four heat of the Group 2 Bob Payne Winter Stake with El Galo continuing in his evermore forlorn quest to set the Australian stakes record fro a greyhound. With another $20,000 to go to get past Rapif Journey, he can’t get there tonight and will have to win next weeks final.

So with racing from the Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia), let’s recap out betting advice for tonight’s tracks.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 25th June 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 25th June 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).

It doesn’t get much better than this with Greyhound Racing coming our way from the Group 1 Laurels Final for the young females, the final of the Group 2 McKenna Memorial and the final of the Group 3 Queensland Cup at Albion Park

Despite the scartching of Ashby Rose and the inclusion of group clas bitch Brislane back in to the Laurels field, Nova Surf who is three time group placegetter is a clas aboce the field and will go around odds on despite an injury scare.
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Fastest Qualifier Draws Top Box For Big Dog Cup

Top performer Santino Marella is sure to head into Thursday night’s Group 3 Big Dog Queensland Cup at Albion Park as favourite after drawing box two in the final.

The Stephen Rolf-trained, Surf Lorian-dog dominated his heat winning by almost six lengths and in a blistering time of 34.97.

Jumping from box two tonight, the classy middle-distance runner only made the step up to 600m for the first time last week, and will be looking to take the $15,000 winner’s cheque in only his second start.
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High Earner Proves To Be Just That In Qld Derby

Australia’s newest superstar sprinter High Earner ($2.50) swept to his third Group victory in 18 starts when he won Thursday night’s Group 2 Qld Derby (520m) at Albion Park.

The son of Collision-Double Guess led throughout to win by three-quarters of a length over Fedex with a head to Dashing Corsair in third.

High Earner has now won 13 of his 20 race starts and been placed six times.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Thursday 18th June 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Thursday 18th June 2009 with Tips tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Dapto (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).

Some fantastic Greyhound Racing coming our way tonight with the semi finals of the Group 1 Laurels for the young females, heats of the Group 2 McKenna Memorial and, in our opinion, the best Group 2 Queensland Derby final seen for decades as well as the Group 3 Queensland Cup heats at Albion Park.

The scratching of Setanta from the Queensland Derby final has only strengthened to quality of the field with Fedex gaining the run from first reserve. Should be a great race and if you only do one thing tonight be sure to tune in at 9:10pm for what should be one of the best races you’ll see this year.
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Greyhound Racing Tips For Wednesday 10th June 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Wednesday 10th June 2009 with Tips tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), Bulli (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland) and Cannington (West Australia).

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t like Tuesdays and Bob Geldof definitely went one day early. After overlooking a scartching we managed 2 wins and a 2nd from our 5 Tips for a small loss of about 1.5 bets. Not terrible and certainly not enough to worry our profit margin.

So, with tonight’s racing coming Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), Bulli (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland), and Cannington (West Australia), lets review our betting advice for those tracks.
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Queen Lauryn Shock Scratching From McKenna Memorial

In a blow to connections and both the Sandown and Albion Park Greyhound Racing Clubs, the first lady of Australian Greyhound Racing, Queen Lauryn has been scratched from this Thursday night’s Group 2 McKenna Memorial heats and will also miss the upcoming Superstayers Challenge at Albion Park.

Owner Steve Hawkins has reported this morning that trainer Tony Brett has been forced to scratch his former star sprinter and now confirmed staying superpower, after she came on season, yet again.

Queen Lauryn was to have lined up in box seven at Sandown this Thursday night in the Group 2 McKenna Memorial against Chinatown Lad, Amity Bale and Octane Al; after her last start demolition job of the Albion Park Group 1 Gold Cup against super field.
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Queensland Derby Night The Best In Years

The bookies will have trouble deciding opening prices this Thursday night at Albion Park for the running of the 36th Group Two Queensland Derby.

The exciting heats last week produced a multitude of potential winners, and the box draw has evened the $38,000 race considerably.

To make doing the form more difficult, Setanta has been scratched from the race, which makes way for Group One Maturity winner Fedex to fill the box five vacancy and confirm the best Queensland Derby field in years.
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Sponsors 10th Anniversary Could Bolt In The Derby

Jacobs Well-based businessman and Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club sponsor Paul Felgate might just get a fairytale this Thursday night in his tenth anniversary of sponsoring the Queensland Derby.

The Group Two race, which dates back to the Gabba Greyhound Racing Club where the home of the Brisbane Lions now stands, was first sponsored by Mr Felgate’s electrical contractors business in 1999.

Now ten years on the former greyhound trainer has his first greyhound in the race as owner of speedy dog, Jamaican Bolt, named after the flamboyant world sprinting sensation from Jamaica, Usain Bolt.
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Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby Final Thursday 18th June 2009

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Thursday 18th June 2009

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Box Draw Evens Out Queensland Derby Final

Next week’s Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby will have punters scratching their heads after the box draw evened up the field following last night’s Heats.

Experience at Albion Park shined through in the six Heats, with several Brisbane regulars making the cut, including fastest qualifier and reigning WA Derby winner, High Earner who won in 30.09.

The Group Two race is worth $38,000 including a $25,000 winners cheque.
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