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.

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 , 2009 WA Derby, 2009 ; a second in the 2009 Australian; and making finals of the 2009 , 2010 , 2010 Temlee, 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 , the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, the Group 1 Harrison Dawson, the Group 1 , the Group 1 , the Group 1 , the Group 2 , 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 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

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2016

2

Dyna Double One

$1,160,316

54:31-9-6

Brendan Wheeler

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)

2013

9

Ando’s Mac

$614,921

34:19-5-2

L Anderson & M Alderdice

10

High Earner

$610,070

69:33-13-8

2011

11

Dyna Nalin

$589,995

57:30-12-6

Brendan Wheeler

Paul Stuart

2014

12

Black Magic Opal

$586,215

48:35-6-1

Black Opal (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2014

13

$581,335

43:35-4-1

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

2011

14

Keybow

$581,173

58:27-9-7

Kelvin Lean

Tony Brett

2015

15

$579,466

90:37-25-6

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2013

16

Buckle Up Wes

$551,965

53:30-8-5

Johnson Sutton (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2015

 17

Zambora Brockie

$531,503

53:31-4-8

Charlie Azzopardi

Anthony Azzopardi

2017

18

$531,465

102:37-20-7

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

19

Rapid Journey

$530,995

54:33-6-5

Jane Carruthers

Jane Carruthers

1998

20

Dyna Tron

$519,753

61:31-7-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2012

21

El Galo

$519,380

71:44-13-6

Seona Thompson

David Robartson

2009

22

Luca Neveelk

$518,450

48:29-8-4

Paul Kleeven

Gerald Kleeven

2015

23

Lady Toy

$490,182

98:27-22-18

Norma Gost

Brooke Ennis

2016

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

30

Dundee Osprey

$456,785

46:18-5-7

Geoff Scott-Smith

Geoff Scott-Smith

31

Mantra Lad

$455,985

56:26-10-7

Marty Hallinan

2010

32

$455,665

124:57-16-14

Paddy Fitch

Dwyer Lennon

2011

33

Space Star

$453,900

39:25-4-5

Camilla Limon

Robert Britton

2015

34

Star Recall

$445,785

71:40-8-4

Kevin Dover

Jeff Britton

2016

35

$443,895

55:32-9-3

Ray Parkinson

Kel Greenough

2010

36

Betty’s Angel

$441,570

43:20-5-5

Dianne Bartolo

Paul Bartolo

2008

37

$438,215

47:26-5-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2010

38

Paua To Burn

$434,705

58:28-7-6

Steve White

Steve White

2006

39

Paw Licking

$430,600

54:32-11-3

Allan Lang

Kelvyn Greenough

2014

40

Grigorieva Bale

$429,055

51:17-14-5

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2013

41

Slater

$419,565

58:28-7-6

Robert Jackson

2008

42

$405,106

38:30-5-0

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2001

43

Miss Sick

$395,345

100:30-28-5

Pam Julien

Max Julien

2010

44

Lamia Bale

$383,055

80:23-16-13

Paul Wheeler

2015

45

Tenthill Doll

$382,660

57:32-10-7

Ray Richards

Harry Sarkis

1997

46

Don’t Knocka Him

$380,089

51:25-8-8

Reginald Kay

Reginald Kay

2012

47

$379,650

65: 26:11:3

Graeme Bate

2009

48

Blue Lorian

$375,738

57:32-10-7

Peter Whye

Peter Whye

2011

49

Moreira

$372,823

38:15-9-3

Adean Manolitsis

Jason Thompson

2016

 50

Buck Forty

$365,993

49:16-11-7

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

51

Oaks Road

$364,280

50:20-11-5

Ed Kingswell

2012

52

Proven Impala

$362,895

80:31-11-10

2013

53

Aston Bolero

$360,435

76:46-12-7

Jason Thompson

54

$357,850

78:45-10-5

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2002

55

Awesome Project

$357,310

69:31-12-10

Bradley Canty

Bradley Canty

2015

56

$355,915

35:18-6-5

Darren Cairns

Darren Cairns

2003

57

$354,105

57:42-4-5

1996

58

Chica Destacada

$345,436

71:21-10-4

Dee And Pee (Syn)

2015

59

Flashing Floods

$344,390

60:33-8-6

Gerald Cunnold

Gerald Cunnold

2007

60

Bessy Boo

$338,023

158:44-27-28

Ashley Wilson

Christine Proctor

61

Hawk Alone

$329,080

77:17-19-13

Mark Rodgers

Andrea Dailly

2015

62

Peter Rocket

$328,880

67:22-12-17

Lisa Hellmuth

Keith Hellmuth

2014

63

Arvo’s Junior

$325,420

93:34-11-18

Kali Arvanitis

George Arvanitis

2005

64

No Donuts

$323,552

53:25-9-3

Brad Canty

Anthony Azzopardi

65

Above All

$323,260

33:15-5-3

Alison Lee

Robert Britton

2016

66

Hot Irish

$321,460

74:39-14-8

Damon Fardig

Steven Clarke

2013

67

$321,075

41:20-1-9

Steve Kavanagh

Darren McDonald

2010

68

Sun Hero

$316,950

76:29-21-10

David Chiu

Andrea Dailly

2005

69

$316,040

68:30-10-6

Steve Karlusik

2008

70

David Bale

$310,625

73:22-18-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

71

Trew Millions

$308,900

93:32-2-8

2009

72

Burn One Down

$307,964

38:23-6-3

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

73

Carlisle Jack

$306,350

62:34-16-3

Max Sanbrook

Bobby Douglas

2002

74

Closing Argument

$303,930

24:18-2-0

Darren Murray

Cameron Taylor

2006

75

Worm Burner

$301,840

63:38-9-5

Cameron Butcher

Cameron Butcher

76

Shanlyn Prince

$299,815

62:24-10-6

Robert Larsen

Darren McDonald

2008

77

Roanokee

$297,000

59:40-6-2

Pat Dalton

Roger Green

1998

78

Tonk

$295,805

31:11-7-4

Striptease (Syn)

Brooke Ennis

2014

79

Excite Ability

$294,945

40:18-11-4

Deborah Lowe

Len Poore

2008

80

Highly Blessed

$294,565

47:31-2-3

Doug Ferremi

Lorraine Ferremi

1992

81

$294,347

43:30-6-1

Mark Bell

2001

82

Thirty Talks

$292,801

36:23-0-2

Leonard Antonio

Tony Brett

83

Shared Equity

$291,913

78:31-8-9

Champagne (Syn)

Chris Halse

2017

84

El Brooklyn

$289,215

43:24-7-2

Seona Thompson

Jason Thompson

2013

85

Lightning Frank

$287,920

26:16-2-4

Hashtag Syndicate

Mathew Wright

86

Jarvis Bale

$286,341

109:19-29-28

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2011

87

Zelemar Fever

$286,195

75:29-10-11

Weston Weston (Syn)

Linda Britton

2014

88

Cintiarna

$285,490

58:23-9-5

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

2013

89

Brad Hilly Billy

$284,675

92:35-21-15

Ray Smith

Milgate Pringle (SYN)

90

Bells Are Ringin’

$284,177

52:21-8-4

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

2016

91

Marcus Joe

$282,400

70:20-15-8

Barry Moloney

Barry Moloney

2015

92

$280,235

83:20-24-11

Rob Britton

2001

93

Oakvale Destiny

$278,995

50:17-7-9

Nathan Wilson

Jeffrey Britton

2015

94

$278,355

70:27-17-4

Rob Britton

2001

95

$277,185

48:28-7-4

Steve Hawkins

Tony Brett

2009

 96

Unlawful Entry

$276,413

60:20-10-10

Bronte Bravo

Brett Bravo

97

Secret Spell

$276,355

45:23-4-2

Paul Westerveld

Kelly Bravo

2016

98

$275,670

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Jason Thompson

2010

99

$275,195

72:31-13-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2009

100

Bobby Boucheau

$273,364

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Angela Jackson

2011

101

Sandi’s Me Mum

$272,831

92:62-15-3

Betty Lorrimar

Gerry O’Keefe

1991

102

Bell Haven

$272,810

67:26-18-3

Cannan Milner (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2013

103

Drill ‘Em

$272,525

40:16-9-3

Neil Rowe

2010

104

Meticulous

$269,460

36:16-8-3

Paul Westerveld

Mario Briganti

2007

105

Kilty Lad

$268,910

50:24-9-2

Joseph Patterson

Kelly Bravo

2012

106

Fanta Bale

$266,915

28:19-2-4

Paul Wheeler

Rob Britton

107

$266,410

44:27-5-2

Terry Hines

Jason Thompson

2005

108

Jesaulenko

$264,875

59:27-11-8

Terri Morris

Terri Morris

109

Ring The Bell

$264,060

59:18-17-6

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

110

Flash Of Light

$261,445

76:32-14-3

Auscot Syndicate

Mark Delbridge

2010

111

Pantera Nera

$258,932

55: 28-9-8

Gavin Burke

Gavin Burke

112

$258,435

72:27-14-3

Val Awramenko

Val Awramenko

2012

113

Desalle Bale

$257,545

71:29-13-7

Paul Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2013

114

$255,570

101:29-25-15

Keith Harding

2008

115

$255,545

52:25-6-11

McGrath (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2013

116

Born Ali

$254,600

90:20-18-12

Noel Mugavin

Robert Britton

2014

117

Symmetry

$253,680

59:24-10-6

Rob Britton

2012

118

Miss Grubb

$253,160

89:24-15-25

2007

119

Hallucinate

$252,881

38:23-5-1

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2004

120

$252,260

66:23-14-6

Gary Ennis

2011

121

Ronan Izmir

$251,905

55:32-7-7

Sally Burns

Jason Thompson

2014

122

Dana Beatrice

$251,325

65:28-12-9

Rod McDonald

2010

123

Blazin’ Bomber

$250,530

54:26-10-6

Four Frothys Syndicate

124

Kiss Me Ketut

$250,025

80:24-12-12

David Burnett

David Burnett

2015

125

$250,010

79:32-18-11

Crossley Crossley (Syn)

2015

126

Zara Zulu

$246,285

26:13-6-2

Ros Hume

2012

127

Shereen Bale

$246,205

67:20-14-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

128

Dalgetty

$244,270

34:16-7-1

Veetee Living The Dream Syndicate

Jason Thompson

2016

129

Go Forever

$243,500

87:34-22-4

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

130

Classic Capri

$242,836

47:23-6-4

Glen Rounds

Judy Hayley

2002

131

St. Pierre

$242,050

68:23-12-8

Christopher Nutt

Debbie Cannan

2011

132

Vocal Enforcer

$241,025

76:33-15-16

Pete & Rod Noden

Andrew McLaren

2013

133

Ritza Hattie

$240,490

50:19-14-9

Mark Gatt

Mark Gatt

2015

134

Miss Spicy

$240,045

30:19-5-1

Sarah Pringle

2006

135

$239,550

99:28-15-16

Phil Lenehan

Andrea Dailly

2012

136

Octane Show

$236,835

74:31-10-9

Tyrone Whittington

Darren McDonald

2011

137

Miss Brook

$235,830

87:38-20-11

Paul Felgate

2008

138

Modern Assassin

$234,206

78:40-12-5

Mary Mugavin-Brown

Mary Mugavin-Brown

2003

139

$233,058

120:53-12-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2001

140

$232,795

57:23-9-3

Graham Long

2009

141

Rewind

$232,540

100:61-20-6

Maurie Strickland

Maurie Strickland

2013

142

Cosmic Wise

$231,425

100:26-16-12

Brona Lane Racing Syndicate

Justin Wright

2016

143

$230,886

54:33-7-3

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2011

144

$230,715

43:11-8-3

Jenny Roberts

2011

145

Fallen Zorro

$229,375

52:20-11-9

Colin Garrity

Shane Whitney

2009

146

Classy Customer

$229,370

90:26-16-14

Bobby Douglas

Jason Mackay

2006

147

Size Can Matter

$229,325

44:20-9-5

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2009

148

$229,175

63:21-11-6

Bill Butler

Rob Britton

2008

149

Xtreme Knocka

$225,580

96:33-22-11

John Macri

John Macri

150

Jaimandy Coops

$225,195

56:23-5-6

Bernie Donohue

Paul Donohue

2008

151

Cheetah Zorro

$224,815

67:15-11-12

Heawood Joseph (Syn)

Rob Britton

2014

152

$222,895

66:34-12-3

Dave Robartson

Jason Thompson

2008

153

$222,730

47:21-11-6

Katrina Gregory

Shane Whitney

2009

154

Mandagery Man

$222,660

55:27-12-8

Frank Goldsack

2008

155

Don Chendo

$222,290

86:26-15-6

Joy Davis

Len Ketalaar

2012

156

Pedrosa

$221,670

50:30-8-2

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

2011

157

Reggemite

$220,285

51:34-3-2

Gary Weston

Linda Britton

1999

158

Allen Harper

$219,105

31:18-2-3

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

159

So Seductive

$218,905

59:20-14-7

Barton

Kel Greenough

2011

160

Lilley Criminal

$217,988

62:24-8-9

Anthony Azzopardi

2009

161

Mint Magic

$214,770

37:25-5-1

Ray Watson

2000

162

Edie Beauchamp

$214,300

75:27-14-6

Ken Wright

Mary Wright

2006

163

$212,640

55:23-9-7

Peter Brown

Darren Brown

2011

164

$212,250

18:13-10

Michael Johnston

Darren McDonald

2008

165

Stagger

$211,310

137:64-26-12

Garry Selkrig

Garry Selkrig

2015

166

Next Top Model

$210,950

47:20-8-6

John McGeary

Jason Thompson

2010

167

Tonneli Bale

$210,537

67:22-8-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

168

Arvo’s Express

$209,595

115:34-20-18

Kali Arvanitis

Tina Womann

2001

169

Shimaguni

$209,448

42:21-7-3

David Gleeson

Andrea Dailly

2012

170

Prankster

$209,430

73:19-8-13

Richard Lynch

Rob Britton

2011

171

Birthday Boy

$208,383

102:26-29-13

Steve Elsum

2011

172

Trewly Special

$205,405

83:22-13-16

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

173

Silver Saul

$205,405

79:36-17-9

Angela Modra

2003

174

Fantastic Spiral

$204,634

44:24-5-7

Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

2016

175

Tonight’s Wish

$204,325

43:21-9-4

John Panetta

Jeffrey Britton

1999

176

Did I Entertain

$200,475

99:30-12-17

Robert Arnold

2011

177

Bentley Babe

$200,254

62:28-9-8

Phil Ruddal

Peter Dapiran

2002

178

$199,540

66:44-7-5

Ray Watson

2009

 

– Still actively racing
*Updated 2:49pm, Monday February 27, 2017.

Kevin Pitstock

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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.

14 Responses to Australian Greyhound Racing Top Prizemoney Earning Records

  1. William Ferguson says:

    My theory that dogs that are special,speed wise, make great stud dogs, there are only 3 great sire amongst this lot Brett Lee, Bombastic Shiraz and perhaps Cosmic Rumble telling statistics, too many starts no stud career.

  2. Toby Steele says:

    Ethan Fleming We’ll be number one someday

  3. Ethan Fleming says:

    Mr dobolina

  4. Tony Cooper says:

    Good prize monies these days when you compare the prize monies 14 years back. Rapid Journey’s achievements are outstanding with his record prize money of $530,995 way back in 1998 when prize moniey back then where no where near what it is today.

  5. Siyabonga KaWengu Ntombela says:

    I always miss to see miata at track racing.I hope she is well at Paul Steward’s home

  6. James Shaw says:

    Tonight’s wish just sneaks on the list with 203k

  7. Greyhound Racing says:

    Great get James Shaw … Has been updated to include Tonight’s Wish and Kiss Me Ketut. Anyone else got any we are missing?

  8. Scott Gunning says:

    Marcus Joe. I think he has 234k in prizemoney, looked through and couldnt find him

  9. Scott Gunning says:

    Cheetah Zorro 224k

  10. Scott Gunning says:

    Ronan Izmir 251k im pretty sure of

  11. Les Keefe says:

    Dyna villa looks the obvious one .. Sweet it is

  12. Scott Gunning says:

    Above All will be a force over the summer and easter carnivals

  13. Tony Cooper says:

    I could have a dog that would top all those money earners if he could only get a run…pmsl.

  14. Karissa Dover says:

    Star Recall

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