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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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20220811 – Cannington Thursday – W.A. Championships

TSAR BELL (Out Of Range- Ringading Sister) was sent out a short priced favourite in the final of the WA Distance Championship and didn’t let his supporters down scoring by 2 1/2 lengths over the early leader Soda Saville in 42.16. The Adam Smithson trained dog settled mid field early before unleashing his powerful finish. The blue brindle dog has now won at his past 5 starts and has recorded 5 wins from 8 starts over the 715 metres in the West.

THROTTLE (West On Augie- West On Hazel) will represent WA in the National Sprint final after defeating Panama Pepper by a neck in the WA Sprint Championship in a new race record time of 29.60, lowering the winning time of Premium Share who went on to win the National Sprint final. The Christine Robartson trained dog has won 10 times from 19 career starts and doesn’t turn two years of age until October. Panama Pepper led from box 4 and Throttle was quickly across to second before coming off the leaders heals on the home corner and scoring an exciting win. Christine Robartson has represented WA twice before in the Sprint with Track Shine in 1986 and Wits End in 1995.

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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.

Crocmedia Nationals Flashback: 2012 – Miata

The mighty Miata conquers the nation in Hobart.

Crocmedia Nationals Flashback: 1998 Rapid Journey and Paradise Street

Rapid Journey’s amazing comeback and Paradise Street wins the Distance Championship on home soil.

Crocmedia Nationals Flashback: 1994 – Miss Cruise

Miss Cruise waited until the very last minute to storm home in the Distance Championship.