Australian Greyhound Racing Top Prizemoney Earning Records

The Australian prizemoney records have seen rapid changes in recent years with major group 1 events now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, including the Melbourne Cup which is the world’s richest greyhound event at $420,000-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.

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 , the 2009 , 2009 WA Derby, 2009 ; a second in the 2009 Australian; and making finals of the 2009 Topgun, 2010 Adelaide Cup, 2010 , 2010 and 2011 .

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 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.

2015 saw yet another change to the rankings, with champion stayer Sweet It Is taking up the top spot to become the first greyhound to break $800,000 in prize money after winning her second Group 1 Sandown Cup.

Sweet It Is relinquished her spot at the top of the list when history was made on October 9, 2015, when the mighty Fernando Bale became the first greyhound to win $1 million in prize money.

His win in the 2015 Adelaide Cup took his career earnings to an incredible $1,006,110, with victories in the Group 1 Derby, the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, the Group 1 Harrison Dawson, the Group 1 , the Group 1 , the Group 1 National Sprint Championship, the Group 2 Bendigo Cup, the Group 2 and the Group 3 all contributing to the mighty feat.

There are currently two greyhounds to have broken the $1 million prizemoney barrier, Fernando Bale and Dyna Double One. Sweet It Is was also a member of the seven-figure club, however she was disqualified from winning both the Group 1 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar and the Group 1 National Distance Championship due to , resulting in her total dropping back to $944,954.

Australia’s Top Prizemoney Earning Greyhounds

RankingGreyhoundPrizemoneyRace RecordOwnerTrainerLast Raced

1

Fernando Bale

$1,293,110

43:34-3-2

2016

2

Dyna Double One

$1,160,316

54:31-9-6

Andrea Dailly

2016

3

Sweet It Is

$944,954

65:23-16-6

Braden Finn

Two Bear’s (Syn)

2015

4

Xylia Allen

$743,730

83:40-13-12

Janice Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2014

5

Dyna Villa

$722,618

54:27-9-9

Brendan Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2015

6

Miata

$715,508

51:42-2-4

Nicole Wheeler-Whye

2013

7

Destini Fireball

$631,195

65:25-11-7

Riverwalk (Syn)

Norm Rinaldi

2014

8

$618,827

71:37-11-4

Velocity Lodge PTN (Syn)

Tony Brett

2013

9

High Earner

$610,070

69:33-13-8

Dave Robartson

2011

10

Dyna Nalin

$589,995

57:30-12-6

Brendan Wheeler

Paul Stuart

2014

11

Black Magic Opal

$586,215

48:35-6-1

Black Opal (Syn)

2014

12

El Grand Senor

$581,335

43:35-4-1

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

2011

13

Keybow

$581,173

58:27-9-7

Kelvin Lean

Tony Brett

2015

14

$579,466

90:37-25-6

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2013

15

Ando’s Mac

$566,386

29:16-4-1

L Anderson & M Alderdice

16

Buckle Up Wes

$551,965

53:30-8-5

Johnson Sutton (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2015

17

Radley Bale

$531,465

102:37-20-7

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

18

$530,995

54:33-6-5

Jane Carruthers

Jane Carruthers

1998

19

$519,753

61:31-7-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2012

20

El Galo

$519,380

71:44-13-6

Seona Thompson

David Robartson

2009

21

Luca Neveelk

$518,450

48:29-8-4

Paul Kleeven

Gerald Kleeven

2015

 22

Zambora Brockie

$513,133

48:30-4-5

Charlie Azzopardi

23

Lady Toy

$490,182

98:27-22-18

Norma Gost

Brooke Ennis

24

$488,335

68:41-12-5

Les Bein

Tony Brett

2004

25

My Bro Fabio

$478,585

51:26-10-4

Michelle Jones

Brooke Ennis

2015

26

Got A Moment

$477,626

36:15-6-4

Diane Buxton

Jason Thompson

2013

27

$476,724

82:34-21-12

Lillian Patterson

Mick Patterson

2013

28

Spud Regis

$460,830

40:17-5-8

Treloar (SYN)

Andrea Dailly

2014

29

Mantra Lad

$455,985

56:26-10-7

Marty Hallinan

Graeme Jose

2010

30

$455,665

124:57-16-14

Paddy Fitch

2011

31

Space Star

$453,900

39:25-4-5

Camilla Limon

Robert Britton

2015

32

Star Recall

$445,785

71:40-8-4

Kevin Dover

2016

33

Cindeen Shelby

$443,895

55:32-9-3

Ray Parkinson

Kel Greenough

2010

34

Betty’s Angel

$441,570

43:20-5-5

Dianne Bartolo

2008

35

Dyna Lachlan

$438,215

47:26-5-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2010

36

$434,705

58:28-7-6

Steve White

Steve White

2006

37

Paw Licking

$430,600

54:32-11-3

Kelvyn Greenough

2014

38

Grigorieva Bale

$429,055

51:17-14-5

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2013

39

Slater

$419,565

58:28-7-6

Robert Jackson

2008

40

$405,106

38:30-5-0

Tony Lockett

2001

41

Miss Sick

$395,345

100:30-28-5

Max Julien

2010

42

Lamia Bale

$383,055

80:23-16-13

Paul Wheeler

2015

43

Tenthill Doll

$382,660

57:32-10-7

Ray Richards

1997

44

Don’t Knocka Him

$380,089

51:25-8-8

Reginald Kay

Reginald Kay

2012

45

$379,650

65: 26:11:3

Graeme Bate

2009

46

$375,738

57:32-10-7

Peter Whye

Peter Whye

2011

47

Moreira

$372,823

38:15-9-3

Adean Manolitsis

Jason Thompson

2016

48

Dundee Osprey

$364,785

38:15-4-7

Geoff Scott-Smith

Geoff Scott-Smith

49

Oaks Road

$364,280

50:20-11-5

Ed Kingswell

2012

50

Proven Impala

$362,895

80:31-11-10

Joe Borg

2013

51

$357,850

78:45-10-5

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2002

52

Awesome Project

$357,310

69:31-12-10

Bradley Canty

Bradley Canty

2015

53

$355,915

35:18-6-5

Darren Cairns

2003

54

Flying Amy

$354,105

57:42-4-5

Eric Tedford

1996

55

Chica Destacada

$345,436

71:21-10-4

Dee And Pee (Syn)

Doreen Drynan

2015

 56

Buck Forty

$344,613

38:14-9-6

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

57

Flashing Floods

$344,390

60:33-8-6

Gerald Cunnold

Gerald Cunnold

2007

58

Bessy Boo

$336,138

154:44-26-28

Ashley Wilson

Christine Proctor

59

Hawk Alone

$329,080

77:17-19-13

Mark Rodgers

Andrea Dailly

2015

60

Peter Rocket

$328,880

67:22-12-17

Lisa Hellmuth

Keith Hellmuth

2014

61

Arvo’s Junior

$325,420

93:34-11-18

Kali Arvanitis

George Arvanitis

2005

62

No Donuts

$323,552

53:25-9-3

Brad Canty

Anthony Azzopardi

63

Above All

$323,260

33:15-5-3

Alison Lee

Robert Britton

2016

64

Hot Irish

$321,460

74:39-14-8

Damon Fardig

Steven Clarke

2013

65

$321,075

41:20-1-9

Steve Kavanagh

Darren McDonald

2010

66

Sun Hero

$316,950

76:29-21-10

David Chiu

Andrea Dailly

2005

67

$316,040

68:30-10-6

Steve Karlusik

2008

68

David Bale

$310,625

73:22-18-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

69

$308,900

93:32-2-8

2009

70

Carlisle Jack

$306,350

62:34-16-3

Max Sanbrook

Bobby Douglas

2002

71

Closing Argument

$303,930

24:18-2-0

Darren Murray

Cameron Taylor

2006

72

Shanlyn Prince

$299,815

62:24-10-6

Robert Larsen

Darren McDonald

2008

73

Roanokee

$297,000

59:40-6-2

Pat Dalton

Roger Green

1998

74

Tonk

$295,805

31:11-7-4

Striptease (Syn)

Brooke Ennis

2014

75

Excite Ability

$294,945

40:18-11-4

Deborah Lowe

Len Poore

2008

76

Highly Blessed

$294,565

47:31-2-3

Doug Ferremi

Lorraine Ferremi

1992

77

Go Wild Teddy

$294,347

43:30-6-1

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

2001

78

El Brooklyn

$289,215

43:24-7-2

Seona Thompson

Jason Thompson

2013

79

Shared Equity

$288,753

72:30-7-7

Champagne (Syn)

Chris Halse

80

$286,341

109:19-29-28

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2011

81

$286,195

75:29-10-11

Weston Weston (Syn)

Linda Britton

2014

82

Cintiarna

$285,490

58:23-9-5

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

2013

83

Bells Are Ringin’

$284,177

52:21-8-4

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

2016

84

Marcus Joe

$282,400

70:20-15-8

Barry Moloney

Barry Moloney

2015

85

$280,235

83:20-24-11

Rob Britton

2001

87

Worm Burner

$279,435

56:35-8-5

Cameron Butcher

Cameron Butcher

88

Oakvale Destiny

$278,995

50:17-7-9

Nathan Wilson

Jeffrey Britton

2015

89

$278,355

70:27-17-4

Ben Howe

Rob Britton

2001

90

$277,185

48:28-7-4

Tony Brett

2009

91

Secret Spell

$276,355

45:23-4-2

Kelly Bravo

2016

92

$275,670

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Jason Thompson

2010

93

Amity Bale

$275,195

72:31-13-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2009

94

Bobby Boucheau

$273,364

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Angela Jackson

2011

95

Sandi’s Me Mum

$272,831

92:62-15-3

Betty Lorrimar

Gerry O’Keefe

1991

96

Bell Haven

$272,810

67:26-18-3

Cannan Milner (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2013

97

Drill ‘Em

$272,525

40:16-9-3

Neil Rowe

Dave Knocker

2010

98

Meticulous

$269,460

36:16-8-3

Paul Westerveld

Mario Briganti

2007

99

Kilty Lad

$268,910

50:24-9-2

Joseph Patterson

Kelly Bravo

2012

100

$266,410

44:27-5-2

Terry Hines

Jason Thompson

2005

101

Brad Hilly Billy

$262,410

82:30-18-15

Ray Smith

Milgate Pringle (SYN)

102

$261,445

76:32-14-3

Auscot Syndicate

2010

 103

Unlawful Entry

$259,098

50:17-6-10

Bronte Bravo

Brett Bravo

104

$258,435

72:27-14-3

Val Awramenko

Val Awramenko

2012

105

Desalle Bale

$257,545

71:29-13-7

Paul Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2013

106

$255,570

101:29-25-15

2008

107

Proven Nitro

$255,545

52:25-6-11

McGrath (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2013

108

Born Ali

$254,600

90:20-18-12

Noel Mugavin

Robert Britton

2014

109

Symmetry

$253,680

59:24-10-6

Rob Britton

2012

110

Miss Grubb

$253,160

89:24-15-25

Charlie Northfield

2007

111

$252,881

38:23-5-1

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2004

112

$252,260

66:23-14-6

Gary Ennis

2011

113

Ronan Izmir

$251,905

55:32-7-7

Sally Burns

Jason Thompson

2014

114

$251,325

65:28-12-9

2010

115

Kiss Me Ketut

$250,025

80:24-12-12

David Burnett

David Burnett

2015

116

$250,010

79:32-18-11

Crossley Crossley (Syn)

2015

117

Zara Zulu

$246,285

26:13-6-2

Ros Hume

2012

118

Shereen Bale

$246,205

67:20-14-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

119

Dalgetty

$244,270

34:16-7-1

Veetee Living The Dream Syndicate

Jason Thompson

120

Go Forever

$243,500

87:34-22-4

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

121

Classic Capri

$242,836

47:23-6-4

Glen Rounds

Judy Hayley

2002

123

St. Pierre

$242,050

68:23-12-8

Christopher Nutt

Debbie Cannan

2011

124

Ring The Bell

$241,798

55:16-16-6

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

125

Vocal Enforcer

$241,025

76:33-15-16

Pete & Rod Noden

Andrew McLaren

2013

126

Ritza Hattie

$240,490

50:19-14-9

Mark Gatt

Mark Gatt

2015

127

Miss Spicy

$240,045

30:19-5-1

Sarah Pringle

2006

128

Lektra Jay

$239,550

99:28-15-16

Phil Lenehan

Andrea Dailly

2012

129

Octane Show

$236,835

74:31-10-9

Tyrone Whittington

Darren McDonald

2011

130

$235,830

87:38-20-11

Paul Felgate

Paul Felgate

2008

131

Modern Assassin

$234,206

78:40-12-5

Mary Mugavin-Brown

Mary Mugavin-Brown

2003

132

$233,058

120:53-12-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2001

133

Regal Thyme

$232,795

57:23-9-3

Graham Long

Graham Long

2009

134

Rewind

$232,540

100:61-20-6

Maurie Strickland

Maurie Strickland

2013

135

Cosmic Wise

$231,425

100:26-16-12

Brona Lane Racing Syndicate

Justin Wright

2016

136

Elite Blue Size

$230,886

54:33-7-3

Julie Edmondson

2011

137

$230,715

43:11-8-3

2011

138

$229,375

52:20-11-9

Colin Garrity

Shane Whitney

2009

139

Classy Customer

$229,370

90:26-16-14

Bobby Douglas

Jason Mackay

2006

140

$229,325

44:20-9-5

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2009

141

$229,175

63:21-11-6

Bill Butler

Rob Britton

2008

142

Jesaulenko

$227,070

51:25-7-7

Terri Morris

Terri Morris

143

Xtreme Knocka

$225,580

96:33-22-11

John Macri

John Macri

144

Jaimandy Coops

$225,195

56:23-5-6

Bernie Donohue

Paul Donohue

2008

145

Cheetah Zorro

$224,815

67:15-11-12

Heawood Joseph (Syn)

Rob Britton

2014

146

$222,895

66:34-12-3

Dave Robartson

Jason Thompson

2008

147

Chinatown Lad

$222,730

47:21-11-6

Shane Whitney

2009

148

Mandagery Man

$222,660

55:27-12-8

Frank Goldsack

2008

149

Don Chendo

$222,290

86:26-15-6

Joy Davis

Len Ketalaar

2012

150

Pedrosa

$221,670

50:30-8-2

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

2011

151

Reggemite

$220,285

51:34-3-2

Gary Weston

Linda Britton

1999

152

Allen Harper

$219,105

31:18-2-3

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

153

So Seductive

$218,905

59:20-14-7

Barton

Kel Greenough

2011

154

Lilley Criminal

$217,988

62:24-8-9

Anthony Azzopardi

2009

155

Mint Magic

$214,770

37:25-5-1

Ray Watson

Ray Watson

2000

156

Edie Beauchamp

$214,300

75:27-14-6

Ken Wright

Mary Wright

2006

157

Cosmic Chief

$212,640

55:23-9-7

Peter Brown

Darren Brown

2011

158

Surgeon

$212,250

18:13-10

Michael Johnston

Darren McDonald

2008

159

Stagger

$211,310

137:64-26-12

Garry Selkrig

Garry Selkrig

2015

160

Next Top Model

$210,950

47:20-8-6

John McGeary

Jason Thompson

2010

161

Tonneli Bale

$210,537

67:22-8-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

162

Arvo’s Express

$209,595

115:34-20-18

Kali Arvanitis

Tina Womann

2001

163

Shimaguni

$209,448

42:21-7-3

David Gleeson

Andrea Dailly

2012

164

$209,430

73:19-8-13

Richard Lynch

Rob Britton

2011

165

Birthday Boy

$208,383

102:26-29-13

Steve Elsum

2011

166

Trewly Special

$205,405

83:22-13-16

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

167

Silver Saul

$205,405

79:36-17-9

Angela Modra

2003

168

Fantastic Spiral

$204,634

44:24-5-7

Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

2016

169

Tonight’s Wish

$204,325

43:21-9-4

John Panetta

Jeffrey Britton

1999

170

Thirty Talks

$201,291

32:20-0-2

Leonard Antonio

Tony Brett

171

Did I Entertain

$200,475

99:30-12-17

Robert Arnold

Robert Arnold

2011

172

Bentley Babe

$200,254

62:28-9-8

Phil Ruddal

Peter Dapiran

2002

173

Miss Elly Mint

$199,540

66:44-7-5

Ray Watson

2009

 

– Still actively racing
*Updated 2:06pm, Monday December 5, 2016.

Kevin Pitstock

About Kevin Pitstock (All Articles)

Kevin is a second-generation greyhound industry participant with more than 40 years experience as a greyhound owner, breeder, trainer, syndicator, broker and journalist. Kevin founded Australian Racing Greyhound in 2007 and fulfilled the role of Executive Editor of ARG's expanding team of journalists until 2015. Kevin is now CEO of Race Media, which owns and publishes Australian Racing Greyhound. Kevin brings a wealth of background knowledge and external experience to Australian Racing Greyhound. That, coupled with his intimate knowledge of the greyhound industry and a large and diverse range of industry contacts, brings a unique perspective and insight to Australian greyhound racing.

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