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20200813 – Cannington Thursday – W.A. Sprint Championship

TOMMY SHELBY (Fernando Bale- Serena Fly High) took out the WA Sprint Championship after being heavily supported in from $2 to start a $1.40 favourite. The Steve Withers trained star overcame a poor start and then worked up to the leaders shoulders going into the first corner. After entering the back straight the peoples favourite raced away to win by 3 lengths over Sir Monty and Grace Ali in 29.82. The blue dog now gets to return to NSW for the Million Dollar Chase at Wentworth Park in October. He finished second behind Playlist in the recent Gr1 Vic Peters Final at that venue. Tommy has now won 15 of 21 starts and took his stake earnings past $153,000 plus WA bred bonuses.

SUNSET HELLFIRE (Mepunga Blazer- Sunset Jessie) crossed from box 8 and led throughout to win his Maiden in 29.90 by 4 lengths over Nangar Abby. His litter mate SUNSET NUCLEAR then gave David Hobby a race to race double with an all the way win over Geared Up by 6 lengths in 30.00 from box 1.

David Simonette Interview

We caught up with Greyhounds Clubs Australia Executive Officer David Simonette on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2019 Crocmedia Nationals.

Aside from the racing the Nationals provides an opportunity for representatives from greyhound bodies around Australia and New Zealand to discuss the direction of the industry.

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.