Archive for Distance

20230809 – Cannington Wednesday – W.A. Championships

BLOOD DIAMANTÉ (Mepunga Blazer-Hayley’s Style) crossed from her wide draw and recorded her Maiden victory defeating Jacey Raider by 5 1/4 lengths in 22.15. The Colleen Pierson trained bitch was placed on debut 4 starts earlier however, had enjoy little luck since then.

SKYE MONELLI (Orson Allen-Leisel Monelli) scored an easy 5 3/4 length Maiden victory defeating Hill Figure after beginning better than her rivals. The Paul Kaltsis trained bitch recently joined his care and has been placed twice from her three previous starts for him.

GOOD AS HELL (Superior Panama- Sub Rosa) caused an upset win in the second of the Maidens I’ve the 520 metres. The Jamie Marsh trained bitch jumped well and then missed the trouble going into the first corner before holding off Cosy Corner by 1 1/2 lengths in 30.60.

CAMINO (Superior Panama-Starlight Yoyo) led throughout from box 3 and defeated Kisses For Kaos by 1 1/4 lengths on debut. The Paul Stuart trained youngster stopped the clock at 30.41.

Pictured : Ballistic Ant

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20191012 – Cannington Saturday – Distance Potential Final

RAPPA FLASH (Kinloch Brae- Ash Flash) caused an upset in the final of the Greyhounds WA Distance Potential with an all the way win from box 5 over the 600 metres. The James Jeffries trained dog recorded his second win at Cannington from 13 starts with both wins coming over the middle distance. The brindle dog won by 1 1/2 lengths over Fantastic Ghost and Gran Amor in 35.08.

ROLO MONELLI (Fernando Bale- Dyna Sandy) recorded his second career victory when he raced past kennel mate Mercedes Monelli off the back straight before scoring by 3 lengths in 29.99. The David Hobby trained youngster had been racing without much luck before his clear run in the Novice over the 520 metres.

KINGSBRAE TULL (Magic Sprite- Kingsbrae Molly) showed speed from box 3 and scored a 5 length victory over Where’s Benji in 22.06. The former Queensland chaser is undefeated in 2 starts for Gidgegannup trainer Dave Brown since coming West.

CAMPINI (Kc And All- Fantastic Dotty) returned to his brilliant best with a brilliant win after over coming numerous bumps in the early parts of the FFA. The Paul Stuart trained chaser settled midfield after a heavy bump at the start and then was bumped again on the first corner. Once into the clear, the white and black dog exploded out to claim the leader and kennel mate Slingshot Gypsy off the back before winning by 6 lengths in 29.72.

Pictured : Rappa Flash

20190824 – Cannington Saturday – National Championships

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) scored a brilliant win in the All New SEN APP National Distance Final, defeating Victorian champ Tornado Tears and NSW chaser Veloce Nero. The win gave trainer Christine Bennett her greatest win in the sport and her first Gr 1 victory. The win was also WA’s third win in the National Distance Final joining Paradise Street and Miata to have won the feature representing their states. The black dog settled close to the leader Bronelly Jacob and was too strong for Tornado Tears, who was held up going off the back straight, winning by 4 lengths in 41.76. Pictured: Reidy’s Runner

PREMIUM SHARE (Kinloch Brae- Shared Equity) is the Crocmedia National Sprint champion after running down the leader Good Odds Harada from NSW. The win capped off a glorious night for WA after winning the National Distance final earlier with Reidy’s Runner. The Chris Halse trained dog settled close to the leader and with Victorian star Black opium being checked on the first corner, the WA star raced to glory stopping the clock at 29.59. Halse won the Sprint title last year with West On Augie at Sandown Park. NZ representative Dyna Dave ran a very good race in finishing third for trainer Craig Roberts.

Finalists for the Peter Thomas this coming Saturday.

Not in box draw order. Box draw will be done Tuesday by the Grading Department.



20190822 – Robert Britton Interview

The Batman is back! Molly Haines spoke with Robert Britton, trainer of the mighty Tornado Tears, ahead of the All New SEN App National Distance Final.

20190808 – Cannington Thursday – WA Championships + National Box Draws

REIDY’S RUNNER (Dyna Double One- Buxton Miss) raced into the final of the Crocmedia National Distance with a dominant victory in the WA Distance final. The Christine Bennett trained dog settled just off the pace being set by Incredible Hero before forging to the front and scoring by 9 lengths over Back On Lava in 41.80. The black dog was having his 50th career start and has won 9 times over the 715 metres with a PB of 41.66 set in April this year.

PREMIUM SHARE (Kinloch Brae- Shared Equity) showed speed from box 5 and was able to find the lead entering the back straight before racing clear to win the Crocmedia WA Sprint final by 3 lengths over Starlight Yoyo in 29.66. The Chris Halse trained dog has won his past starts and has a PB of 29.56 set in May when winning the Gr 2 WA Derby. Having just his 22nd career start, the WA bred dog will represent WA in the Crocmedia National Sprint final on August 24. Pictured : Premium Share

Box Greyhound Trainer
DYNA DAVE Craig Roberts
BLACK OPIUM Jason Thompson
ORSON ALLEN Correy Grenfell
EBBY LAMAR Colin Swain
CAMPINI Paul Stuart

Box Draw

Box Greyhound Trainer
BRONELLY JACOB Anthony Bullock
MISS GINGIN Tom Tzouvelis
REIDY’S RUNNER Christine Bennett
TORNADO TEARS Robert Britton
RAJASTHAN Robert Camilleri
BACK ON LAVA Shayne Williams

20181222 – Cannington Saturday

“Moment To Jive wins Christmas Gift and takes career earnings over $225,000”

The Christmas Gift is a feature event that was first run back in 1975 when Heather Diro won for Dennis Calleja. Other notable winners include Blue Echo (1984), Sand Pebble (1989), Gemarly Park (1996), Jennev (2002), Miata (2012) and Ramifications (2016). Tonight’s edition was collectively worth $30,000 in prize money and a fantastic field was assembled to race over 715m. Veteran performer West On Hawkeye rose to 715m for the first time and began quickly from box five to find the lead. Moment To Jive also began cleanly from box one and burrowed up inside rivals to settle in a clear second position whilst favourites Rockstar Patriot and Reidy’s Runner drifted back in the field. West On Hawkeye was unable to hold off Moment To Jive’s brilliant finish and she charged away in the home straight to win by five lengths for Sarah Apppleton. Her time of 41.93 was terrific and the win was her 14th over the distance and her 24th at the track. West On Hawkeye held down second and finished four lengths ahead of the third placed Dyna Dean.


Race 2 Number 5 FLASHTASTIC : Caught the eye running third behind Maude Monelli and Calfuray.

Race 4 Number 2 EIGHTY EIGHT : Measured up to Free For All company leading throughout in 29.86.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

20180809 – Cannington Thursday

MOMENT TO JIVE (Mogambo- Sharon Monelli) raced into the final of the Crocmedia National Distance at Sandown in Victoria at the end of the month with a brilliant win over Poppy Monelli. The Sarah Appleton trained bitch returns now to Sandown where she finished a close up fourth in the Sandown Cup earlier in the year. The black bitch has now reached 4 Gr 1 finals and has won over $185,000 in stakes since joining Appleton’s care as a pup. Race favourite Quick Jagger blew the start and was never a chance after failing to get to the lead. WA last won the National Distance final in 2012 in Hobart when Miata won. Pictured : Moment To Jive

WEST ON AUGIE (Fernando Bale- Te Amo) will represent WA in the final of the Crocmedia National Sprint with an all the win in the WA Sprint final. The Chris Halse trained star jumped well and held off Waterloo Monelli and Bundles Galore to win by 3/4 length in 30.05. The track condition stood up well after heavy rain throughout the day and into the evening. West On Augie has now won 20 times from just 33 career starts and has won over $185,000 in stakes. The last time WA won the National sprint final was in 1997 at Angle Park when Prince Of Tigers saluted.

20171014 – Cannington Saturday

BLACK FUSILEER (Kelso Fusileer- High Recall) scored a tough win from the inside draw for trainer Chris Halse and the First of Many syndicate. The black dog had raced without luck in two starts since an impressive victory at Mandurah over the 490 metres. He defeated the recent Gr 3 SA Derby winner Black Bombshell after being headed entering the back straight and went on to win by 2 1/4 lengths in a PB 29.95. Part owner Matt Fuller, from Fuller Fitness Subiaco, couldn’t be on course as he was preparing for his 24hr fitness challenge for Telethon next weekend where he will again raise funds for the sick children of WA.
Pictured: Part owner “Sully” Sullivan, Handler Luke Townsend & Black Fusileer

PETUNIA MONELLI (Bella Infrared- Lara Monelli) set a a new track record for the 600 metres as she demolished her rivals in the final of the Greyhounds WA Distance Potential. The David Hobby trained bitch led from box 4 and then went off the back straight in 22.95 before stopping the clock at 34.49. The time lowered that of Hobby’s star chaser Teddy Monelli who set a time of 34.56 back in March.

PEPPERFIED (Spiral Nikita- West On Bluebird) recorded her third win in a row when she over came the outside draw to win by 3 lengths in a PB 29.90. The Chris Halse trained bitch was handled by owner Luke Townsend who works tirelessly for the Halse kennels and well and truely deserves the win.

ASHOM MONELLI (Mogambo- Jackie Bale) was able to hold up from his inside draw and then draw away for an easy 5 length win over Ramifications in a PB 34.66. The win gave trainer David Hobby an early winning treble with wins early in the night with Denali Monelli and Mendoza Monelli. He then also won the feature with Petunia Monelli giving the Nambeelup trainer 4 of the first 7 winners of the night.

20170812 – Cannington Saturday

MAX PROFIT (Fabregas- Belron Cedar) raced through to the National Sprint final with an all the victory for young West Pinjarra trainer Corey White. With blistering early speed, the black dog crossed the classy all WA bred field, and then held off the late challenge from Mendoza Monelli by a neck in 29.79 with race favourite Found A Diamond a length back in third. WA last won the National Sprint final in 1997 when Prince Of Tigers won in Adelaide. White will now head to Queensland with Max Profit who has won 22 times from 35 career starts and over $100,000 in stakes. Pictured : Max Profit

RAMIFICATIONS (Barcia Bale- Disco Girl) will represent WA in the National Distance final after running down the leader Ashton Monelli in the WA Distance Championship final. The reigning WA Greyhound of the Year and track record holder dug deep over the finals stages to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 42.26. The win in the feature was the first for trainer Chris Halse in his own right after being involved with 7 previous winners with partner and former leading WA trainer Linda Britton. The pair won the National Distance final with Paradise Street back in 1998.

BLACK BOMBSHELL (Barcia Bale- Tearsabout Tears) used his box 1 to hold up and lead throughout for trainer Enzo Crudeli. The black dog has recorded 7 wins from 12 career starts and defeated Tommy The Weapon by 10 lengths in 29.78.

FLYING EAMONN (Collision- Oshkosh Fayola) ran home strongly along the fence to claim the leader Yunderup Dozer right on the line and win by a half head in 30.26. The Joe Dailly trained dog had won the previous week in an easier Grade 4/5 event in 30.12.

SASSY GINGER (Kinloch Brae- Sassy Guess) enjoyed his best box draw for a couple of months and returned to the winners circle with an all the win in 29.89. The Enzo Crudeli trained dog had been very unlucky from his wide draws and was sent out at lucrative each ways odds.

WILL KEEPING (Barcia Bale- Beth Keeping) hunted through from box 1 for new trainer Jamie Marsh and then held off the late lunge of Cosmic Maltese to win by a head in a PB 30.35. Marsh took over the training of the blue dog in June and he has recorded his only two victories at Cannington while in his care.

20160808 – Sprint and Distance Heats

WEST ON BABE (Barcia Bale- Disco Girl) recorded a strong win in the third heat of the WA Sprint when she worked to the lead going down the back straight before scoring a 2 1/4 length win over About To Rock in 27.63. Trained by Chris Halse, the red fawn bitch joined kennel mates Living proof and Who’s Got Snoop who qualified on Saturday night before the meeting was called off.

TIMES SQUARE (Spiral Nikita- West On Bluebird) demolished her rivals when she raced away for a 9 3/4 length win in 27.30. The Chris Halse trained dog has won his past 3 and can run quick times as tonights heat win showed.

DUBLINER (Bekim Bale- Flying Machine) continued the Chris Halse dominate of the WA Sprint and Distance series winning the opening heat of the Distance by 5 1/2 lengths. The inform stayer led throughout and defeated Senator Monelli and SERENA Fly High.

ALKA CASEY (Bekim Bale- Josey Casey) recorded a smart all the way win in the second heat of the WA Distant defeating Caprice Monelli by 1 1/4 lengths in 37.04. The Sean Kavanagh trained bitch earlier in the year made the final of the Gr 1 Galaxy at Cannington.

JED MONELLI (Cosmic Chief- Fantasy Monelli) led for most of the 647 metres of the final heat of the WA Distance. The David Hobby raced away for a 8 length win over Dyna Yemen in 36.68.