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Pushing The Boundaries: Roanokee

In March 1997 trainer Roger Green stated the best distance for his smart young sprinter Roanokee was “from 450 to 500 metres, but he has such brilliant early pace he is capable of getting away with a big 520 metre sprint at Wentworth Park.”

By New Tears out of Free Method, the brindle dog was already proving to be one of the best sprinters to come out of Queensland having made the finals of three major races at Wentworth Park. In the last of these he had just failed to run out the 520 metres, going under narrowly in the National Derby.

As it happened, Green was wrong on one count. Roanokee would never again make a Wentworth Park major final. Yet, just a few months after his statement, the champion sprinter would blitz a reasonable line-up in the Queensland Derby, taking the event in race record time before going on to snare his biggest prize: the 1997 Melbourne Cup, defeating a hot field.

Roanokee was whelped in November 1994 and commenced racing at the July carnival in Grafton in 1996 where he won his first two starts, both over 407 metres, before finishing second at his next run.

Green decided to have a crack at the Young Star Classic series at Wentworth Park with his 20-month-old speedster. He led up in his semi-final but was run down by the smart Kedo’s Millie, and in the final he again reached the lead but ran out of steam in the home straight and faded to finish sixth to Jazzy Tom.

Five successive victories followed, at Toowoomba, Ipswich, Lismore and the Gold Coast, before a seventh to Grysbok in the Lismore Cup (a best eight event).

In October Green had Roanokee back at Wentworth Park for a crack at the Vic Peters Memorial Classic. In his semi-final, Roanokee led all the way and broke his duck at Wentworth Park, defeating Tricky Wind by just over two lengths.

In the final he was never able to reach the lead and faded from second to fifth place behind Tricky Wind, Tranquil Fire, Byrneville Kara and Louisiana Lass, in what proved to be a very good field.

Returning to Queensland Roanokee notched five straight wins at Ipswich and the Gold Coast, including a solid success in the Ipswich Gold Cup.

Green set Roanokee for the Winter Carnival Cup (then known as the Eukanuba Cup) over 520 metres at Albion Park. In his heat he was run down and narrowly beaten by Saint Hallett, but in the $45,000-to-the-winner final Roanokee kept going to defeat Weeping Vixen and Jurassic Vapour in a fast 30.06.

Roanokee ended 1996 having raced 20 times for 14 wins and three seconds.

He began 1997 with wins at Ipswich and Toowoomba and then went back to Wentworth Park for a crack at the National Derby, winning his heat and semi-final and drawing box one for the final. In an exciting and close-fought race Roanokee led everywhere but on the line, fading right at the end to be beaten a neck into third place by Comrade In Arms and fellow Queenslander Deep North.

It wasn’t long after this that Roger Green confessed Roanokee struggled beyond 500 metres but his early speed should help him annex a major Group event.

After a win at Dapto he was set for the Golden Easter Egg but was knocked out after running could only run second in a heat and fifth in his semi-final.

At the end of April he failed to beat a runner home in his heat of the Australian Cup at Sandown, but was later found to be injured and would not race again for almost two months.

When Roanokee returned, in June 1997, he put together a wonderful sequence of nine consecutive wins. It started with two wins over 457 metres at Toowoomba, followed by wins in the heat and final of the Gold Coast Cup (457 metres) and then a resounding success in the heat and final of the Queensland Derby at Albion Park.

In the Derby final, Roanokee scored by six and half lengths in 30.00, setting a new race record and finally proving Roger Green’s claim that he could win a major 520 metre event.

Three more victories followed, at the Gold Coast, Ipswich and a heat of the Brisbane Cup, downing Barrio Babe, to make it nine straight since he resumed.

Barrio Babe reversed the placings in the Brisbane Cup final, downing Roanokee by three-quarters of a length with Victorians Lansley Bale and Chicago Blue third and fourth respectively.

Invited back for a second crack at the Lismore Cup, Roanokee led all the way to score narrowly from Leonie’s Osti. In fourth place was Rapid Journey, then just beginning to make a name for himself.

Roanokee was invited to contest the Topgun in October and did well on a wet track, beaten just under three lengths into third place by Chicago Blue and Awesome Assassin.

Victories followed at Ipswich and Albion Park and then the-now three-year-old took on the Melbourne Cup, easily winning his heat before picking up the $100,000 winners purse in downing Lansley Bale and World Title in the final. It was to be the high-water mark of his grand career.

Back in Brisbane, Roanokee again made the final of the Winter Carnival Cup (that year called the Nutrience Cup), but from a wide alley could only run sixth behind Wine Glass in the final.

He closed out the year with a win in top grade at Albion Park to finish 1997 having raced 32 times for 23 wins and four placings. It was no surprise when Roanokee was named as Queensland Greyhound of the Year, defeating Smooth Rumble and Wine Glass for the honour.

He began 1998 by again failing to make the Australian Cup final when last behind eventual final winner Fibba in his heat.

The brindle quickly bounced back with victory in the Toowoomba Cup before ending his career with another failed tilt at the Golden Easter Egg, running second in his heat and fourth in his semi-final.

Roanokee finished with 40 wins, six seconds, and two thirds from only 59 starts. He was undefeated in seven starts at the Gold Coast and eight runs at Toowoomba, all of them over 457 metres. At Albion Park he won eight of 11 starts with two seconds. He earned $297,850 in prize money, at the time an amount second only to Flying Amy among Queensland-domiciled greyhounds.

Interstate Raiders Impress In Queensland Derby Heats

The Group 2 Brandon’s Electrical Queensland Derby heats attracted a number of quality fields of local and interstate chasers, all vying to run there way into the $40,000 to the winner final. With a hot track and many chances in each heat, racing was at its best as the 5 heats winners and 3 fastest seconds would qualify for Thursdays rich final.

Heat one produced a great training performance from Sandra Hunt as she brought local hope Top Story back from injury and a 3 month layoff to win impressively first up. Top Story (Knocka Norris – Bomber Babe) was too strong in the end running over the top of Fast Archer with Rush Of Power third. The winner ran a moderate 30.41 to win by 3/4 of a length with another 3/4 to third to bring up win number 9 from 16 starts. Top Story is surely to be improved by the hit out and will be a strong chance next week as he already has a personal best 29.77 at the track and distance.

It’s not very often the Kel Greenough comes to town but when he does punters listen and it was the case in heat 2 when Hello Good Bye started favourite from box 6. Favourite backers wouldn’t have worried as he exploded from the boxes leading from start to finish in a very impressive victory. Hello Good Bye (Bombastic Shiraz – Hello Siena) stopped the clock in a quick time of 29.84 to win by 4 and a half lengths over Flying Tee with another 4 and three quarter lengths to Kenso Karoo in third. The winner has clocked some impressive times already in his young career including fast times at Cranbourne and The Meadows. He was very strong running home in 12.63 as he bought up win number 7 from 14 starts and after the look at the track will be one of the favourites for next weeks final.

Appin trainer Mark Azzopardi headed north with Racing blue blood Transcend Time who started favourite from box 4 in heat number 3. Exploding from the boxes and through a flying first split of 5.57, which was just outside the record, the son of Bombastic Shiraz was never headed stopping the clock in a quick 30.16. Transcend Time (Bombastic Shiraz – Elite Oriental) scored impressively by 5 lengths over Rozelle Flash with another 1/2 length to Schroder Bale in third. It was the first look at the track for the October 2010 prodigy and overall he has the impressive record of 19 starts for 10 wins and 3 placings.

Derby Dog Jagger Swagger bought up a back to back race double for Azzopardi as he too exploded from the boxes to lead from start to finish in heat 4. Already with the National Derby at the Gardens and the Richmond Derby trophies in the cabinet, Jagger Swagger will look to make it a third derby win in next weeks final. Starting from box 2 the black son of Premier Fantasy ran 5.58 to the first mark before going right in with it stoping the clock in BON 29.82. Jagger Swagger (Premier Fantasy – Surpassing) was too good winning from Veyron Bale by 2 and a half lengths with a further 7 and three quarter lengths to Jepelli in third. Veyron Bale’s performance was very good as he raced with the leader for most of the 520m journey and with both having now had their first look at the track they will improve for next weeks final.

The final heat of the night was a local affair as Captain Clarrie produced a strong front running performance to win by 3 lengths over Pharmacopia with another 1 length and three quarters to Stolen Lollies in third. Captain Clarrie (Elite And Classy – Where Are You) stopped the clock in an impressive 30.16 for trainer Peter Ruetschi and owner Kenneth Crawford. The November 2010 whelping brought up with number 10 from just the 22 starts and took his career prizemoney to around the $20,000 figure.

With many winners having their first look at the Albion Park circuit, the final is set to be a hotly contested race with the all runners expected to go into big things.

The box draw for next weeks Group 2 Queensland Derby final is: 1. Hello Good Bye, 2. Transcend Time, 3. Flying Tee, 4. Captain Clarrie, 5. Top Story, 6. Veyron Bale, 7. Jagger Swagger, 8. Pharmacopia. Reserves: 9. Fast Archer, 10. Rozelle Flash.

Queensland Derby Heats Lure The Countries Best

Anyone with a slight interest in greyhound racing should do their very best to make it to Albion Park on Thursday night, with 5 Heats of the Group 2 Queensland Derby and the final of the Group 2 Futurity for bitches. The talent is immense, and it’s a great turn around from last weeks Futurity heats.

Fast Archer for young gun trainer Clay Mullens, has drawn the coverted rails in heat 1 and he comes here after a flying last start victory at Wentworth in 29.65. The son of Collision and Clay Model has quite a remarkable record for such a young dog, with only 15 career starts he has recorded a win from all 7 boxes he’s jumped from. Box 2 is the only box the February 11 chaser hasn’t jumped out of. He looks very well placed in the first heat, but he certainly won’t have it all his own way with Qld trained flying machine Top Story exiting the 7 box. The blue son of Knocka Norris has a blistering 29.77 PB to his name and he will certainly make his presence felt. Nico Bale for Graeme Bate will also threaten with plenty of early toe. They appear to be the 3 main hopefuls, in a tough heat of 7 runners.

Heat 2 doesn’t get any easier with the Peter Simpson trained flying machine Raging Obsession exiting box 2. The son of Go Wild Teddy has already posted a fast 30.12 here and he looks like he can easily go much quicker. Dead set speed machine, Hello Good Bye, will be master trainer Kel Greenough’s hope and he exits box 6 in this. The Son of Bombastic Shiraz is yet to taste big race success, but it won’t be too far off I reckon now Kel has got him beginning much better. Generally a slow beginner he’s going to have his work cut out here for him from box 6. Peter Hunt has his charge Pop’s Max engaged from box 5 and the son of Queensland sire Surf Lorian comes here as the most experienced runner and he too can’t be dismissed; although jumping from the squeeze box. They appear to be the 3 main chances but heat 2 certainly has its fair share of talent, and nearly all the runners can win this with the right run.

Heat 3 will also be a test for form students with many winning chances. Transcend Time for trainer Mark Azzopardi is badly out out of form but the industry blue blood sired by The Bomb cannot be overlooked. He has a big motor and no doubt will be 110 percent for this. Queensland’s local hope Hawko’s Mistake will be out to make amends for his last start defeat and box 8 will suit the son of Buckingham Chuck. He has a fast PB of 29.94 and he can certainly win this race with his best jump. Hopefully he’s 110 percent and ready to fire in heat 3. Sir Hara by Big Daddy Cool also appears a chance in this and although he hasn’t posted a fast time he will be well suited to box 7 and can get along if he finds the front. There my 3 mains selections in heat 3.

Heat 4 sees the local hopes take on two extremely fast and talented dogs in Rigs and National Derby winner Jagger Swagger. Rigs is a very smart young dog, and the son of Pure Octane will no doubt have his work cut out in this. Good on his trainer Ryan Tredway, for bringing the smart youngster up here for a crack at the Group 2 Derby. Jagger Swagger, the 2013 National Derby winner; will be mighty hard to beat and the son of Premier Fantasy will get a beautiful run with slow beginners all around. He looks to be the certainty of the heats, and I’m guessing his short starting price will reflect that. Veyron Bale could be the knockout chance and he should get a great unimpeded run from put wide in the pink. If they jam up he could sweep right around the outside as long as he misses Clan Eirann around the first turn; wWho often tries to get wide round the first turn. Jagger Swagger looks home and hosed in this heat.

The final heat appears as if its the best chance for the locals to snare a win in. Musquin Bale has come up with the red box and he looks mighty hard to beat if he can get forward early. The son of Dyna Lachlan and super producer Princess Bale, has so far remained relatively unnoticed as his littermates hog most of the limelight, but this may be his best chance to propel his name under lights. Local charge and home bred Pharmocopia will fly the flag high for home breeders all around the country. The son of Albion Park prolific winner Premier Chief and Kathy’s Recall also another Albion Park prolific winner will look to salute here for trainer Margaret Quarrel. The black dog whelped in October 10, has really come of age lately and produced his best effort to score last week racing away to score in a quick 30.17. Captain Clarrie is another classy runner who is also home bred. The black November 10 Whelped son of Elite And Classy and Where Are You will need to produce his best effort to score here. Interestingly enough I have heard reports that Captain Clarrie’s mother, Where Are You; has produced the fastest pups Reg Kay has ever put up his straight. They are by new kid on the block Outta Credit. Captain Clarrie can certainly gallop and if he gets the right run he’s certainly capable of winning the final heat.

It’s going to be a wonderful night with some seriously classed galloper’s engaged. It’s fantastic to see so many high class dogs by such an array of sires with 20 different sires represented in just 40 dogs. That’s 50% of the fields – amazing. With so many different dogs going to stud it just proves you can look outside the box and still produce a quality galloper.

The action gets underway at Albion Park with race one to kick off at 6.44pm.

Australian Greyhound Racing Top Prizemoney Earning Records

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

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

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

1

Xylia Allen

$743,730

83:40-13-12

Janice Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2014

2

Miata

$715,508

51:42-2-4

Nicole Wheeler-Whye

Paul Stuart

2013

3

Destini Fireball

$631,195

65:25-11-7

Riverwalk (Syn)

Norm Rinaldi

2014

4

Dyna Villa

$629,990

30:19-3-6

Brendan Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

5

Sweet It Is

$618,865

51:16-12-5

Darren McDonald

Two Bear’s (Syn)

6

Glen Gallon

$618,827

71:37-11-4

Velocity Lodge PTN (Syn)

Tony Brett

2013

7

High Earner

$610,070

69:33-13-8

Dave Robartson

Kelvyn Greenough

2011

8

Dyna Nalin

$589,995

57:30-12-6

Brendan Wheeler

Paul Stuart

2014

9

Black Magic Opal

$586,215

48:35-6-1

Black Opal (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2014

10

El Grand Senor

$581,335

43:35-4-1

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

2011

11

Irma Bale

$579,466

90:37-25-6

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2013

12

Buckle Up Wes

$551,965

53:30-8-5

Johnson Sutton (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2015

13

Radley Bale

$531,465

102:37-20-7

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

14

Rapid Journey

$530,995

54:33-6-5

Jane Carruthers

Jane Carruthers

1998

15

Dyna Tron

$519,753

61:31-7-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2012

16

El Galo

$519,380

71:44-13-6

Seona Thompson

David Robartson

2009

17

Keybow

$493,145

41:20-7-4

Kelvin Lean

Darren McDonald

18

Bogie Leigh

$488,335

68:41-12-5

Les Bein

Tony Brett

2004

19

Got A Moment

$477,626

36:15-6-4

Diane Buxton

Jason Thompson

2013

20

He Knows Uno

$476,724

82:34-21-12

Lillian Patterson

Mick Patterson

2013

21

Spud Regis

$460,830

40:17-5-8

Treloar (SYN)

Andrea Dailly

2014

22

Mantra Lad

$455,985

56:26-10-7

Marty Hallinan

Graeme Jose

2010

23

Dashing Corsair

$455,665

124:57-16-14

Paddy Fitch

Dwyer Lennon

2011

24

Cindeen Shelby

$443,895

55:32-9-3

Ray Parkinson

Kel Greenough

2010

25

Betty’s Angel

$441,570

43:20-5-5

Dianne Bartolo

Paul Bartolo

2008

26

Dyna Lachlan

$438,215

47:26-5-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2010

27

Paua To Burn

$434,705

58:28-7-6

Steve White

Steve White

2006

28

Paw Licking

$430,600

54:32-11-3

Allan Lang

Kelvyn Greenough

2014

29

Grigorieva Bale

$429,055

51:17-14-5

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2013

30

Slater

$419,565

58:28-7-6

Robert Jackson

Darren Murray

2008

31

Brett Lee

$405,106

38:30-5-0

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2001

32

Miss Sick

$395,345

100:30-28-5

Pam Julien

Max Julien

2010

33

Tenthill Doll

$382,660

57:32-10-7

Ray Richards

Harry Sarkis

1997

34

Don’t Knocka Him

$380,089

51:25-8-8

Reginald Kay

Reginald Kay

2012

35

Velocette

$379,650

65: 26:11:3

Ron McCullagh

Graeme Bate

2009

36

Blue Lorian

$375,738

57:32-10-7

Peter Whye

Peter Whye

2011

37

Oaks Road

$364,280

50:20-11-5

Ed Kingswell

Mark Gatt

2012

38

Proven Impala

$362,895

80:31-11-10

Larissa Darragh

Joe Borg

2013

39

Kantarn Bale

$357,850

78:45-10-5

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2002

40

Bombastic Shiraz

$355,915

35:18-6-5

Darren Cairns

Darren Cairns

2003

41

Flying Amy

$354,105

57:42-4-5

Eric Tedford

Ron Ball

1996

42

Flashing Floods

$344,390

60:33-8-6

Gerald Cunnold

Gerald Cunnold

2007

43

Peter Rocket

$328,880

67:22-12-17

Lisa Hellmuth

Keith Hellmuth

2014

44

Hawk Alone

$326,400

72:17-18-12

Mark Rodgers

Andrea Dailly

45

Arvo’s Junior

$325,420

93:34-11-18

Kali Arvanitis

George Arvanitis

2005

46

Hot Irish

$321,460

74:39-14-8

Damon Fardig

Steven Clarke

2013

47

Cosmic Rumble

$321,325

41:20-1-9

Steve Kavanagh

Darren McDonald

2010

48

Sun Hero

$316,950

76:29-21-10

David Chiu

Andrea Dailly

2005

49

Train A Journey

$316,040

68:30-10-6

Steve Karlusik

John Galea

2008

50

Awesome Project

$311,890

59:29-8-8

Bradley Canty

Darren McDonald

51

David Bale

$310,625

73:22-18-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

52

Trew Millions

$308,900

93:32-2-8

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2009

53

Carlisle Jack

$306,350

62:34-16-3

Max Sanbrook

Bobby Douglas

2002

54

Closing Argument

$303,930

24:18-2-0

Darren Murray

Cameron Taylor

2006

55

Shanlyn Prince

$299,815

62:24-10-6

Robert Larsen

Darren McDonald

2008

56

Roanokee

$297,000

59:40-6-2

Pat Dalton

Roger Green

1998

57

Chica Destacada

$296,105

38:14-6-3

Dee And Pee (Syn)

Doreen Drynan

58

Tonk

$295,805

31:11-7-4

Striptease (Syn)

Brooke Ennis

2014

59

Excite Ability

$294,945

40:18-11-4

Deborah Lowe

Len Poore

2008

60

Highly Blessed

$294,565

47:31-2-3

Doug Ferremi

Lorraine Ferremi

1992

61

Go Wild Teddy

$294,347

43:30-6-1

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

2001

62

El Brooklyn

$289,215

43:24-7-2

Seona Thompson

Jason Thompson

2013

63

Jarvis Bale

$286,341

109:19-29-28

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2011

64

Zelemar Fever

$286,195

75:29-10-11

Weston Weston (Syn)

Linda Britton

2014

65

Cintiarna

$285,490

58:23-9-5

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

2013

66

One Tree Hill

$280,235

83:20-24-11

Lisa Lamb

Rob Britton

2001

67

Gunnadoo Magic

$278,355

70:27-17-4

Ben Howe

Rob Britton

2001

68

Queen Lauryn

$277,185

48:28-7-4

Steve Hawkins

Tony Brett

2009

69

Fedex

$275,670

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Jason Thompson

2010

70

Amity Bale

$275,195

72:31-13-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2009

71

Bobby Boucheau

$273,364

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Angela Jackson

2011

72

Sandi’s Me Mum

$272,831

92:62-15-3

Betty Lorrimar

Gerry O’Keefe

1991

73

Bell Haven

$272,810

67:26-18-3

Cannan Milner (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2013

74

Drill ‘Em

$272,525

40:16-9-3

Neil Rowe

Dave Knocker

2010

75

Meticulous

$269,460

36:16-8-3

Paul Westerveld

Mario Briganti

2007

76

Whisky Assassin

$266,410

44:27-5-2

Terry Hines

Jason Thompson

2005

77

Oakvale Destiny

$265,535

38:15-7-8

Nathan Wilson

Jeffrey Britton

78

Kilty Lad

$263,510

44:27-5-2

Joseph Patterson

Kelly Bravo

2012

79

Star Recall

$262,175

45:26-7-4

Kevin Dover

Jeffrey Britton

80

Flash Of Light

$261,445

76:32-14-3

       Auscot Syndicate

Mark Delbridge

2010

81

Mystic Apple

$258,435

72:27-14-3

Val Awramenko

Val Awramenko

2012

82

Desalle Bale

$257,545

71:29-13-7

Paul Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2013

83

Elektra

$255,570

101:29-25-15

Phil Lenehan

Keith Harding

2008

84

Proven Nitro

$255,545

52:25-6-11

McGrath (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2013

85

Born Ali

$254,600

90:20-18-12

Noel Mugavin

Robert Britton

2014

86

Symmetry

$253,680

59:24-10-6

Helen Ivers

Rob Britton

2012

87

Miss Grubb

$253,160

89:24-15-25

Charlie Northfield

Glenda Dart

2007

88

Hallucinate

$252,881

38:23-5-1

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2004

89

Enry Walt

$252,260

66:23-14-6

Gary Ennis

Gary Ennis

2011

90

Ronan Izmir

$251,905

55:32-7-7

Sally Burns

Jason Thompson

2014

91

Dana Beatrice

$251,325

65:28-12-9

Wes McDonald

Rod McDonald

2010

92

Marcus Joe

$248,940

60:19-13-6

Barry Moloney

Barry Moloney

93

Zara Zulu

$246,285

26:13-6-2

Geoff Collins

Ros Hume

2012

94

Shereen Bale

$246,205

67:20-14-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

95

Go Forever

$243,500

87:34-22-4

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

96

Classic Capri

$242,836

47:23-6-4

Glen Rounds

Judy Hayley

2002

97

St. Pierre

$242,050

68:23-12-8

Christopher Nutt

Debbie Cannan

2011

98

Vocal Enforcer

$241,025

76:33-15-16

Pete & Rod Noden

Andrew McLaren

2013

99

Miss Spicy

$240,045

30:19-5-1

Sarah Pringle

Troy Murray

2006

100

Lektra Jay

$239,550

99:28-15-16

Phil Lenehan

Andrea Dailly

2012

101

Octane Show

$236,835

74:31-10-9

Tyrone Whittington

Darren McDonald

2011

102

Miss Brook

$235,830

87:38-20-11

Paul Felgate

Paul Felgate

2008

103

Modern Assassin

$234,206

78:40-12-5

Mary Mugavin-Brown

Mary Mugavin-Brown

2003

104

Suellen Bale

$233,058

120:53-12-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2001

105

Regal Thyme

$232,795

57:23-9-3

Graham Long

Graham Long

2009

106

Kiss Me Ketut

$232,775

64:22-9-10

David Burnett

David Burnett

107

Rewind

$232,540

100:61-20-6

Maurie Strickland

Maurie Strickland

2013

108

Elite Blue Size

$230,886

54:33-7-3

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2011

109

Lord Ducal

$230,715

43:11-8-3

Jenny Roberts

Jon Roberts

2011

110

Fallen Zorro

$229,375

52:20-11-9

Colin Garrity

Shane Whitney

2009

111

Classy Customer

$229,370

90:26-16-14

Bobby Douglas

Jason Mackay

2006

112

Size Can Matter

$229,325

44:20-9-5

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2009

113

Tasman Queen

$229,175

63:21-11-6

Bill Butler

Rob Britton

2008

114

On Coin

$228,655

66:30-15-9

Crossley Crossley (Syn)

John Crossley

115

Ritza Hattie

$226,765

42:17-13-7

Mark Gatt

Mark Gatt

116

Jaimandy Coops

$225,195

56:23-5-6

Bernie Donohue

Paul Donohue

2008

117

Cheetah Zorro

$224,815

67:15-11-12

Heawood Joseph (Syn)

Rob Britton

2014

118

Miss Hot Gossip

$222,895

66:34-12-3

Dave Robartson

Jason Thompson

2008

119

Chinatown Lad

$222,730

47:21-11-6

Katrina Gregory

Shane Whitney

2009

120

Mandagery Man

$222,660

55:27-12-8

Frank Goldsack

Sam Sultana

2008

121

Don Chendo

$222,290

86:26-15-6

Joy Davis

Len Ketalaar

2012

122

Pedrosa

$221,670

50:30-8-2

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

2011

123

Reggemite

$220,285

51:34-3-2

Gary Weston

Linda Britton

1999

124

Allen Harper

$219,105

31:18-2-3

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

125

So Seductive

$218,905

59:20-14-7

Tyson Barton

Kel Greenough

2011

126

Above All

$218,165

16:10-3-0

Alison Lee

Robert Britton

127

Lilley Criminal

$217,988

62:24-8-9

Allen Williams

Anthony Azzopardi

2009

128

Mint Magic

$214,770

37:25-5-1

Ray Watson

Ray Watson

2000

129

Edie Beauchamp

$214,300

75:27-14-6

Ken Wright

Mary Wright

2006

130

Cosmic Chief

$212,640

55:23-9-7

Peter Brown

Darren Brown

2011

131

Surgeon

$212,250

18:13-10

Michael Johnston

Darren McDonald

2008

132

Next Top Model

$210,950

47:20-8-6

John McGeary

Jason Thompson

2010

133

Stagger

$210,745

132:64-25-11

Garry Selkrig

Garry Selkrig

134

Tonneli Bale

$210,537

67:22-8-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

135

Luca Neveelk

$205,365

32:25-1-3

Paul Kleeven

Gerald Kleeven

136

Arvo’s Express

$209,595

115:34-20-18

Kali Arvanitis

Tina Womann

2001

137

Shimaguni

$209,448

42:21-7-3

David Gleeson

Andrea Dailly

2012

138

Prankster

$209,430

73:19-8-13

Richard Lynch

Rob Britton

2011

139

Birthday Boy

$208,383

102:26-29-13

Cliff Justin

Steve Elsum

2011

140

Trewly Special

$205,405

83:22-13-16

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

141

Silver Saul

$205,405

79:36-17-9

Angela Modra

Angela Modra

2003

142

My Bro Fabio

$204,325

43:21-9-4

Michelle Jones

Brooke Ennis

143

Tonight’s Wish

$204,325

43:21-9-4

John Panetta

Jeffrey Britton

1999

144

Did I Entertain

$200,475

99:30-12-17

Robert Arnold

Robert Arnold

2011

145

Bentley Babe

$200,254

62:28-9-8

Phil Ruddal

Peter Dapiran

2002

146

Miss Elly Mint

$199,540

66:44-7-5

Ray Watson

Robert Smith

2009

 

– Still actively racing
*Updated 11:18am, Tuesday January 20,2015

Box Eight’s A Charm For Bellagio Lad In Rough House Queensland Derby final

It promised to be a keenly contested affair, but no-one expected the 2012 Queensland Derby to be such a frantic race, with three different dogs holding the lead at some stage.

With the major players all making it through to the Group 2 final, there was plenty of talent on display. Punters had a hard time deciding on a popular pick, but eventually it would be Wild Ace who would start $2.60 favourite on Tattsbet from the two alley, ahead of Seldom Said ($4.60) who had the benefit of the rails draw and McElle ($5.20) was also given excellent chance in the race.

Once the lids opened, it was McElle in fact, who blistered across the face of the field from box six. Leading by over a length with a lap to go, McElle’s fortunes were soon about to change, along with the complexion of the race. Once Wild Ace had buried up on the inside, it shifted ground sharply to the outside, severely checking McElle who dropped back sharply.
Continue reading Box Eight’s A Charm For Bellagio Lad In Rough House Queensland Derby final

Thursday 8th March 2012


Greyhound Box Draw For Albion Park – Thursday 8th March 2012

Race No. 1(best 8) Www.brandons.com.au06:43PM (QLDtime)
Best 8 event over 710 Metres at Albion park Of $10,316 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,148 2nd: $1,584 3rd: $792 Unplaced: $396.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1QUIET ACHIEVER43533NBTK Hawkings (Mount Samson)
2METZ MAGIC16111FSTDR D Ball (Prenzlau)
3BIG FUN65867NBTP J O’Reilly (Yamanto Qld)
4FINN’S EXPRESS74524NBTD J Titmarsh (Bracken Ridge)
6FASHION POLICE34657NBTD A Hannon (Mount Nathan)
7FASHION FLYER3631142.67R B Burman (Park Ridge)
8BLACK CAT MOAN57888NBTD E Smyth (Heritage Park)
Race No. 25th Grade Gabba Greyhound Racing Club07:08PM (QLDtime)
Grade 5 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YANKEE DOODLE12343NBTG B Paull (Glenore Grove Qld)
2SPRING NEWS42641NBTC E Byers (Drayton)
3FIVE TO FIVE1322F30.15T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
4PLAYING SURFACE5431230.70R D Ball (Prenzlau)
5PACIFIC PRINCE2312430.66T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
6BALLIN25113FSTDG R Fennelly (Merrimac Qld)
7GIVE AND TAKE1151530.31C Robartson (Churchable Qld)
8MISTRESS TEWIN64471NBTJ N Henzell (Wynnum Qld)
9HOT TIGER2756230.48R Attard (Fairney View Qld)
10DIEGO GARCIA7674230.39D A Turley (Leeville)
Race No. 34th Grade Www.macromeats.com07:26PM (QLDtime)
Grade 4 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1UNO’S AMIGO5672230.46N F Russell (Dakabin)
2FELIX SHIRAZ3351730.48R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
3MISS MILKSHAKE2526130.23R D Ball (Prenzlau)
4PREMIER DEMAND2311330.29J W Free (Fairy Hill)
5REDEX3262330.35D A Turley (Leeville)
6MINI POD5332430.26T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
7HAIL A MAIL4141430.18D R Heilbronn (Ipswich)
8POWERFUL PUZZLE3681330.19M R Hay (Oxenford)
9COUSIN ALFIE3453430.21R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
10SPECIAL PREMIER5574530.18R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
Race No. 4Ht 1 Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity N/p07:46PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LAY DOWN TEDDY45346NBTJ C Kent (Gympie Qld)
2TECHNO BABE171FSHR B Burman (Park Ridge)
3FOTOULA BALE41512FSHG J Bate (Lara)
4LUCKY STAR1611130.44G Friend (Wyrallah Nsw)
5KAWATI GIFT21118NBTL C Neal (Coominya)
6SPARKELLE’S LAST87777NBTD J Titmarsh (Bracken Ridge)
7TWINKLE DOOLEY1268130.37B T Dull (Fernvale)
8HI FIVE ALICE6213730.64G Hagicostas (Loganholme Qld)
Race No. 5Ht 2 Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity N/p08:08PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HARBOUR GIFT5112130.33B J Francis (Fernvale Qld)
2ASTON CARMELITA11142NBTR J Kay (Lowood)
3CAKES AND PIES1221330.52R D Ball (Prenzlau)
4ALADDIN’S QUEEN1232230.27B N Morris (Lowood)
5DEUTRONIUM1212430.41R M Giltinan (Ormeau)
6SHINZO’S GIRL3275331.30R G Nelson (Bundamba Qld)
7SEEK SHELTER1212830.26R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
8SAVARNA GOLD7814430.32A Green (Park Ridge)
Race No. 6Ht 3 Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity N/p08:28PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SMART BABE1866230.31R B Burman (Park Ridge)
2FERRARI BALE21111FSHG J Bate (Lara)
3MISS CODY4132230.12T J Elson (Yandina Creek)
4GRACIE KELLY’S8111630.38J T Pay (Park Ridge)
5KOONGAL81533NBTM J Boody (Churchable Qld)
6KELLY CHARM32130.53L M Massey (Moores Pocket)
7HOT TEWIN2116830.50R L Scott (Park Ridge South)
8GOT A MOMENT33631NBTD L Buxton (Leichardt Qld)
Race No. 7Ht 4 Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity N/p08:52PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BESSY BLUE4326130.44H D Rolph (Arana Hills)
2AURIGA VIXEN3348730.51G Draheim (Fernvale)
3REAL CATCH4713630.21M R Dawson (Mt Forbes Qld)
4KATIE MERRY1231130.22K M Bravo (Lovely Banks)
5STUBBORN BABE8836430.45L G Kleinhans (Morayfield)
6SPIRITED FLAME1FSHC A Riordon (Bribie Island)
7GREAT GUNNS115T3NBTR J Kay (Lowood)
8BIZARRE BARBIE2575530.46R B Burman (Park Ridge)
Race No. 8Group 2 Queensland Derby Final N/p09:11PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $65,300 Prizemoney.
1st: $40,000 2nd: $10,000 3rd: $5,000 Unplaced: $1,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SELDOM SAID2123230.24J L Mchugh (Logan Reserve)
2WILD ACE2518130.13R G Palmer (Nunderi)
3BLUE’S ON PARADE5632230.47A J Stevens (Wakerley)
4MOCHA SHOCKER5321130.38R L Scott (Park Ridge South)
5HANSON SENOR1112130.10G T Allen (Tamborine Qld)
6MCELLE1815130.33R J Kay (Lowood)
7WHIRLWIND DEXTER11112NBTR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
8BELLAGIO LAD5221230.46R D Ball (Prenzlau)
9PREMIER DEMAND2311330.29J W Free (Fairy Hill)
10FRANKLIN FURY3412330.48S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)
Race No. 94/5 Grade Rover Mowers09:32PM (QLDtime)
Mixed 4/5 event over 600 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WALTZ WITH ME2124235.50M J Emery (Churchable Qld)
2KOSY AZZ1321134.98K S Tribe (Coominya)
3SLATER JACK1341435.12R M Giltinan (Ormeau)
4MAGIC CONTROL1162535.31T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
5HEARTLAND GIRL17138FSTDN J Evans (Thagoona)
6TWITTER ME3157135.27T A Sharpe (Ebenezer Qld)
7TALLOW BEACH427F3NBTP J O’Reilly (Yamanto Qld)
8TANGO TAPPER11624FSTDR M Giltinan (Ormeau)
9BEST BEHAVE18676FSTDS P Zammit (Willowvale)
10BOOT CAMP3445335.50G L Dart (Dulguigan)
Race No. 105th Grade ‘give Me Five’ At Stud09:52PM (QLDtime)
Grade 5 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BRALYN GREBES7162330.74T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
2BOY MAIL2152630.15D R Heilbronn (Ipswich)
3FELICITY TRICK16631NBTG W Gilbert (Tivoli)
4WIZZ BANG1463330.82D A Turley (Leeville)
5JACK SWAGGER1252230.32T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
6FRANKLIN FURY3412330.48S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)
7TAUTO4221830.35J E Mccarthy (Wivenhoe Pocket Qld)
8CHAMANDI6281F30.34P J O’Reilly (Yamanto Qld)
9KNOCKA’S WEB6583F30.50D J Titmarsh (Bracken Ridge)
10SPRING AMOUR42852NBTC E Byers (Drayton)

Thursday 1st March 2012


Greyhound Box Draw For Albion Park – Thursday 1st March 2012

Race No. 15th Grade06:41PM (QLDtime)
Grade 5 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KIKEM RIDDLER4412130.47T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
2FUELLED FANTASY12412NBTS J Clark (Aeroglen)
3CORK HARBOUR1228330.22B J Francis (Fernvale Qld)
4SEEK SHELTER1712130.26R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
5MISS BLACK OPS57531FSTDJ N Canavan (Eagleby Qld)
6CHAMPAGNE SHELL3353330.49D J Titmarsh (Bracken Ridge)
7ALADDIN’S QUEEN4123230.27B N Morris (Lowood)
8IN AND UNDER3311530.25D Russell (Innisplain Qld)
9BOOT CAMP1123430.21G L Dart (Dulguigan)
10FINISHING STYLE4515430.39R S Knudsen (Virginia)
Race No. 25th Grade Macro Meats07:06PM (QLDtime)
Grade 5 event over 710 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PRAWNTASTIC46435NBTR C Whisson (Ellengrove)
2BLACK CAT MOAN51578NBTD E Smyth (Heritage Park)
3QUIET ACHIEVER34353NBTK Hawkings (Mount Samson)
4FINN’S EXPRESS36745FSTDD J Titmarsh (Bracken Ridge)
5FASHION FLYER43631NBTR B Burman (Park Ridge)
6VIS65645FSTDS S Downer (Logan Village)
7BIG FUN38658FSTDP J O’Reilly (Yamanto Qld)
8DASHING PRINCE33384NBTG J Moore (Toowoomba)
Race No. 34/5 Grade Grmers Trophy07:25PM (QLDtime)
Mixed 4/5 event over 600 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HONEY BRASS52423NBTP S Carrington (Haigslea)
2KOSY AZZ3132135.50K S Tribe (Coominya)
3KYA ROSE HI32872NBTT Thompson (North Lismore)
4SLATER JACK1134135.12R M Giltinan (Ormeau)
5TWITTER ME5231535.27T A Sharpe (Ebenezer Qld)
6MAGIC CONTROL2116235.31T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
7HE KNOWS UNO2612535.03M W Patterson (Iluka)
8WALTZ WITH ME8212435.50M J Emery (Churchable Qld)
9WESTEND STAR14817NBTS M Morris (Lowood Qld)
10TALLOW BEACH35427NBTP J O’Reilly (Yamanto Qld)
Race No. 4Ht 1 Group 2 Queensland Derby N/p07:45PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GEORGEE GO WING21P41FSHP S Carrington (Haigslea)
2AT THE GRIND51612FSHB E Evans (Moonbi)
3EL FIDDY CENT11125NBTT O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
4WHIRLWIND DEXTER11111FSHR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
5MCELLE2181530.33R J Kay (Lowood)
6HEAVY WEIGHT5451630.39P A Ruetschi (Golden Beach Qld)
7SOHO MAX1523630.00G Dart (Dulguigan)
8STALINGRAD1112630.59M K Geraghty (Churchable Qld)
9IN SPADES1245FSHT W Brett (Grandchester)
10FINE FORECAST1FNBTR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
Race No. 5Ht 2 Group 2 Queensland Derby N/p08:08PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HANSON SENOR1111230.10G T Allen (Tamborine Qld)
2SELDOM SAID1212330.24J L Mchugh (Logan Reserve)
3BRAIN STORMER1415FSHR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
4GIVE AND TAKE2115130.31C Robartson (Churchable Qld)
5JACKIE HOWE5212131.20P S Carrington (Haigslea)
6SMART ASSIGNMENT3327530.54P J Menary (Kallangur)
7CRAIGIE AIR4131230.33C E Curtis (Atkinson Dam)
8PREMIER DEMAND7231130.29J W Free (Fairy Hill)
9IN SPADES1245FSHT W Brett (Grandchester)
10FINE FORECAST1FNBTR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
Race No. 6Ht 3 Group 2 Queensland Derby N/p08:28PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WILD ACE1251830.29R G Palmer (Nunderi)
2YO COOL MAXIE61731FSHB E Evans (Moonbi)
3MORTEIN7847530.62P Cauchi (Tugun Qld)
4BLUE’S ON PARADE2563230.47A J Stevens (Wakerley)
5JOSH PINES42775FSHP W Cassidy (Mowbray)
6HIGH RISER4744130.30P J Field (Logan Reserve)
7BRALYN GREBES1716230.74T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
8BLACK BORE4714130.19T R Salmoni (Doubtful Creek)
9IN SPADES1245FSHT W Brett (Grandchester)
10FINE FORECAST1FNBTR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
Race No. 7Ht 4 Group 2 Queensland Derby N/p08:52PM (QLDtime)
FFANP event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BELLAGIO LAD4522130.46R D Ball (Prenzlau)
2POCKET THE PENNY2134130.20J T Pay (Park Ridge)
3CHADRICK24211FSHR J Evans (Moonbi)
4MIGALOO MAGIC1357429.95R B Burman (Park Ridge)
5PACIFIC PRINCE5231230.66T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
6FRANKLIN FURY4341230.48S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)
7ROB PINES22134FSHE A Medhurst (Brighton)
8MOCHA SHOCKER5532130.46R L Scott (Park Ridge South)
9IN SPADES1245FSHT W Brett (Grandchester)
10FINE FORECAST1FNBTR J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
Race No. 8Winged Runner Trophy (best 8 Bitches)09:11PM (QLDtime)
Best 8 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $10,316 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,148 2nd: $1,584 3rd: $792 Unplaced: $396.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MADE TO FLY1781230.22S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)
2ABBY SHIRAZ5437130.25S J Hunt (Atkinson Dam)
3IMPOSING JETT6111130.18D J Irwin (Maudsland Qld)
4SPECIAL PREMIER6557430.18R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
5SURFIN’ STEFFI2156229.99S A Giles (Churchable)
6KATIE MERRY21231FSHK M Bravo (Lovely Banks)
7BEST BEHAVE4186730.09S P Zammit (Willowvale)
8SPINDLE1312730.16C L Apap (Gatton)
Race No. 93/4 Grade Garrrd’s Horse And Hound09:34PM (QLDtime)
Mixed 3/4 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FELIX SHIRAZ4335130.48R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
2DEGAS VEGAS4142530.20R D Ball (Prenzlau)
3MINI POD2115330.26T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
4POWERFUL PUZZLE6368130.19M R Hay (Oxenford)
5MISS MILKSHAKE1625230.23R D Ball (Prenzlau)
6FASHION POLICE5473430.15D A Hannon (Mount Nathan)
7COUSIN ALFIE2345330.21R J Hazelgrove (Park Ridge Qld)
8ELLIOT TEE6844630.38T O Tzouvelis (Ormeau)
9BIG THURSDAY3173430.29G L Dart (Dulguigan)
Race No. 105th Grade Www.brandons.com.au09:54PM (QLDtime)
Grade 5 event over 520 Metres at Albion park Of $6,416 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,198 2nd: $984 3rd: $492 Unplaced: $246.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FIVE TO FIVE2321330.15T A Noble (Karrabin Qld)
2TWINKLE DOOLEY1268130.37B T Dull (Fernvale)
3NATIONAL DIAMOND1511430.78K A Galloway (Tamborine)
4REAL CATCH2471330.21M R Dawson (Mt Forbes Qld)
5COUNTRY41131FSHD J Hay (Thagoona)
6HARBOUR GIFT1511230.52B J Francis (Fernvale Qld)
7RYLEE’S EBONY2313830.51G J Stella (Park Ridge)
8PHANTOM LION1413830.21J W Free (Fairy Hill)
9PLAYING SURFACE32543NBTR D Ball (Prenzlau)
10PURE ADRENALIN3344230.13D Russell (Innisplain Qld)

Final Golden Easter Egg Positions Secured

Noble Pedro’s Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg Prelude win (520m) on Saturday night at Wentworth Park has given trainer Mary Wright a strong contender in the April 9, Group One heats following the greyhound’s best of the night 29.79 dazzling performance.

Wright, who trained the 2006 Golden Easter Egg winner, Edie Beauchamp, admits another prized trophy would be wonderful, and the son of Where’s Pedro x Miss Beeslee is in a good position to challenge this year’s event.

“It would be nice to win another one, but that would be down right greedy wouldn’t it,” Wright said following Saturday’s Prelude.
Continue reading Final Golden Easter Egg Positions Secured

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.
Continue reading Bogie King February 2011 Run Of The Month

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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