Archive for 20170204

20170204 – Cannington Saturday

EQUANIMITY (Barcia Bale- She’s Historic) led throughout from box 1 to give trainer Enzo Crudeli and breeder/owner Robbie Brankstone their first ever Gr 1 victory in the Sky Racing Perth Cup final. The blue dog was having just his 10th career start and had won just $24,000 in stakes prior to adding $150,000 to the purse. Robbie Brankstone will also gain added bonuses through the Westchase WA bred scheme. For Enzo Crudeli it was his biggest moment in a sport he loves and shares with his family every day of the year. Equanimity defeated Pepper Fire by 1 3/4 lengths with Sassy Ginger in third in 29.94.
The grand Dam of Equanimity, Winsome Bluebird, was the grand dam of 5 of the 8 runners.
Pictured : Team Crudeli

BOGIE BEKIM (Bekim Bale- Bogie Skye) was able to give young South Australian trainer Ben Rawlings his biggest win in greyhound racing when his talented stayer Bogie Bekim won the Gr 1 Sky Racing Galaxy final. The black dog sat close to the leader Woodvale Flyer from the start before pushing through along the fence approaching the home corner. He then held off the lat finish of Victorian trained chaser Trip To Eden in 42.22 by half a length. Bogie Bekim had won 12 times from 39 starts and amassed $38,000 in stakes before tonight’s win where he pocketed another $100,000 for owner Leslie Bein of Bogie Leigh fame.

WEST ON MAISIE (Barcia Bale- Zelemar Fever) showed speed to be able to cross to the lead from box 8 and then race to an all the win in the Gr 3 Consolation of the Sky racing Perth Cup. The Chris Halse trained bitch was having just her 11th career start and she clocked a near PB 29.94 in scoring by a length over the fast finishing Mendoza Monelli.