Next Puppy Club Racenight :
Friday October 11 @ MANDURAH
What's the Puppy Club all about?
The Puppy Club is a great way for everyone under the age of 16 to discover the enjoyment and excitement of greyhounds. It's a fun and educational way to be part of the whole greyhound racing experience.As a member of the Puppy Club you can come along to any Puppy Club race meetings each year at Greyhounds WA. These days will include special benefits like free rides, free face painting and prize giveaway's plus there's free entry (New Year's Eve excluded) for Mum and Dad too !!The Puppy Club is free to join and membership to the club entitles you to:Your very own Membership Card which entitles you to special VIP Puppy Club treatment whenever you visit Greyhounds WA, plus your very own Puppy Club Birthday Card to celebrate your special day. We will also send out regular newsletters to keep you informed.If you would like to become a Puppy Club Member please download an application form and send it in. You can also phone and request a Membership Form be mailed to you:
(08) 9458 4600.
Puppy Club's Charity Chasers
Our Puppy Club Chasers run on behalf of various charitable causes.
One of these is the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants "wishes" to children with life-threatening illnesses. To date the Puppy Club has donated more than $29,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In August 2011 the Puppy Club donated a total of $18,500 to The Centre for Cerebral Palsy.
We set the young superstar Miata the challenge of winning and breaking her own track record on August 10. Greyhounds WA through the Puppy Club offered to donate $5000 if Miata won and a further $5000 if she broke her track record. She did both.
The following week August 17 , we again offered $500 for every length Miata could win by. The Paul Stuart-trained youngster won by 17 lengths, resulting in a $8500 donation to assist those with Cerebral Palsy.
Well done to Miata for playing her part but also a big thank you to former Puppy Club charity grehounds (Barney Stinson, Miss Juliet, Delaque, Methane, Jazzy Judy, Glen Abbey Ben, Puppy Club Magic, Miss Juliet and Won On Points) who raised these funds in the first instance.
Our current charity chasers are :
Nice Lil' Earner - The first of the (High Earner x Delaque) pups to hit the racetrack. She made her debut at Cannington on Wednesday July 24. She won the Winter Maiden Classic at her second start (pictured below with trainer Peter Hepple after that win) and has already proved herself to be a very consistent chaser.
Check out her record.
Charity Earner - (High Earner x Delaque) The second of the pups to race. She had her first start at Cannington on Wednesday August 14. Check out her record.
Jump The Queue - (High Earner x Delaque) She is had her first start at Cannington on Wednesday September 4. Check out her record.
Lindback - (High Earner x Delaque) He had his first start at Cannington on Wednesday September 4.
Check out his record.
Barney Stinson - was raced and trained by Keith and Daniel Harding. He retired from the racetrack on July 4, 2012 after 118 starts. He won 25 races and was placed another 26 times for career earnings of $96,000.
He arrived from Victoria wen he had had 50 starts and in the12 months racing as a Puppy Club Charity chaser , he contributed over $20,000 to the Puppy Club Charities.
The highlight was a win in the Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge Final in May 2011. He is pictured below looking pretty proud of his big win.
Since retirement, Barney progressed through the Greyhounds As Pets program and was adopted out to a lucky home.
As you can see below , he is doing it very tough in retirement !
Delaque - was raced and trained by Margaret and Peter Hepple. "Hannah" as she is known retired from racing in April 2011after earning $40,000 in prize money.
She recently gave birth to seven High Earner puppies (2 dogs & 5 bitches born November 10, 2011)
Mum looking relieved (Pictured left) and the seven hungry puppies (pictured below right).
The Puppy Club's very own DELAQUE after winning "The Westchase" in 2010 with trainer Margaret Hepple and some of her young fans.