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Offline wily ole dog

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O.P. « 2014-May-31, 10:14 AM »
I luv the doggies but have lost touch due to time constraints and family priorities. Anyone want to goive me a run down on the scene at the moment
Just caught up with the win of Sweet it Is in the cup last week. Is she the best stayer around, look a great win?

Who would be the best sprinter? there was all that fuss about the thing that smashed the track record at his first start, wheres he ended up?

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« 2014-May-31, 10:33 AM Reply #1 »
Shakey Jakey retired to stud after that run because it got a little injury to its shoulder and couldn't make the final and they saw the $$$ and ran. Can't blame them.


 


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« 2014-May-31, 11:30 AM Reply #2 »
I only follow VIC greyhound racing, but Black magic Opal and Paw Licking have recently been retired.

IN the sprinters Hooksy has been running decent time @ Sandown and Wentworth Park before his defeat last start.  Dewana Result the new Warragul TR holder at just it's 3rd start running 25.43 after a fall.

Xylia Allen has made the swtich to the distance races, and did run BON 41.75 on Sandown Cup night.  Ara mentioned a dog Luna Jinx from SA who ran 41.68, the same time that Heaps Of Ability ran as well a few weeks back.  Sweet It Is now a dual G1 winner, not bad for a dog who had 1 win from 13 starts.

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« 2014-Nov-30, 07:40 PM Reply #3 »


 
 

 
   

Sweet It Is seems to have this week’s Schweppes Summer Cup at her mercy after her 13 lengths heat win on Saturday night in 41.55sec, a mere 0.02 outside the track record set by Xylia Allen on April 12.

But experts on Saturday night agreed that Sweet It Is’ performance had more merit than Xylia Allen's because the track was "on fire" in April and was certainly a tad slower on Saturday.

Bought by Braden Finn for $95,000 early this year, Sweet It Is has now amassed $600,565 and will boost this by $25,000 if she wins next Saturday night’s Cup final.

Punters accustomed to seeing Sweet It Is at the rear of the field were stunned to see her in second spot with a lap to go and when she was so close everyone at the track knew the course record was in jeopardy.

Sweet It Is has drawn box two in the final and while trainer Darren McDonald was hoping for box eight he won’t be too concerned.

"I was really pleased with the way she came from box one and pushed Zipping Rory, who had box two, out of the way at the first turn," McDonald said.

McDonald made the 12 hour drive from his kennels on race day and left to complete the return trip immediately after Sweet It Is had won on Saturday night.

Top local trainer Jason Magri, who assisted McDonald on Saturday night, was in awe of Sweet It Is after the near record heat win.

“A few minutes after the race she looked ready to go around again,’’ an astonished Magri said.

Box draw for the Summer Cup final is: 1. Beks 2. Sweet It Is 3. Dusty Moonshine 4. Greta’s Rescue 5. Joane 6. Avondale Maurick 7. Zipping Rory 8. Zipping Maggie.
 

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« 2014-Dec-07, 03:17 PM Reply #4 »
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« 2014-Dec-31, 11:58 AM Reply #5 »
There's a pretty handy pup running in the final of the Silver Chief at the Meadows on Jan 3, drawn box 3, Dyna Double One.  4 starts, 4 wins.  29.81, 29.55 and 29.52 around The Meadows at its last 3 starts.

https://fasttrack.grv.org.au/Dog/Form/641490370

Melbourne Cup winner Dyna Villa is drawn the red box in the same race.  Should be a cracker.

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« 2015-Jan-04, 03:12 PM Reply #6 »
ALLEN DEED - 29.37 over the 525m at The Meadows last night, new track record.

ALLKEL TO EXCEL - 21.69 over the 390m at Warrnambool, new track record.

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« 2015-Jan-04, 03:32 PM Reply #7 »
ALLKEL TO EXCEL - 21.69 over the 390m at Warrnambool, new track record.

Same bitch and Sire had 1 previous litter which produced the very prolific winner and money earner Paw Licking.

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« 2015-Jan-05, 08:40 AM Reply #8 »
Same bitch and Sire had 1 previous litter which produced the very prolific winner and money earner Paw Licking.

Be interested to see if it can get a stronger 500m than Paw Licking did.  Would love to own either of them though.

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« 2015-Jan-06, 09:25 AM Reply #9 »
Lady Toy - new track record for the 660m at Ballarat - 37.58

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« 2015-Jan-07, 09:59 AM Reply #10 »
8 heats of the Paws Of Thunder on Saturday Night.

Winsome Prince is the favourite for the final from Dyna Villa, Chica Destacada and Winsome Mission on the second line.

Zipping Willow not racing - might have been injured in the roughouse Gosford Cup final when unplaced as a $1.70 favourite. Are Jip, another casualty in that final, is fancied in the early markets.

And Oakvale Destiny goes around tonight as one of the favourites in the Cranbourne Cup is also a fancied entry in the POT.

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« 2015-Jan-07, 01:07 PM Reply #11 »
Shame about Hostile and Luca Neveelk coming out of the Cranbourne Cup tonight. Thiught Histile would have been a big show.

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« 2015-Jan-07, 07:52 PM Reply #12 »
Lady Toy - new track record for the 660m at Ballarat - 37.58

Lady Toy - 41.31 winner @ Cranbourne over the 699m.

Good run by ex NSW dog RONRAY SPIRIT - 24.94 Ballarat 450m.  Only 3 lengths off Over Limit's record of 24.76


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« 2015-Jan-11, 10:19 AM Reply #13 »
PENNSYLVANIA IS 36.96 - New track record at Warrnambool over the 650m on 06/01/2015.

The bool must be on fire at the moment, 2 track records in 3 days.

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« 2015-Jan-11, 09:07 PM Reply #14 »

http://www.australianracinggreyhound.com/category/australian-greyhound-racing

By Katherine Ernst

Champion Tasmanian Buckle Up Wes headed to breeding career

Dual Group One winner Buckle Up Wes has been retired after dropping a back muscle in a heat of Saturday night’s Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park.

Trainer Ted Medhurst confirmed his kennel star’s retirement on Sunday, but said the dog was already back to his normal, vibrant self.

“I just let him out and if you didn’t know any different then you wouldn’t think there is anything wrong with him,” Medhurst said.

“He isn’t lame and as far as walking around he isn’t in any pain, he is as happy as a lark.”

Medhurst expressed relief it was not a more serious injury, stating the black speedster, which will turn four in June, would have been retired soon anyway.

“If it was a hock I would have been distraught,” he said. ”It is a strange thing to say but I am pleased that it wasn’t and that it was a hind muscle. It is career-ending, but he is a dog with a bit of age on him now.

“Even if he had have stayed sound and in form, he wouldn’t have had too many more starts anyway.”

Buckle Up Wes has taken Medhurst on an incredible ride. The Tasmanian champ faced the starter on 53 occasions for 30 wins and 13 minor placings with $551,965 in prizemoney earnings.

The career highlights for the son of Collision and Everlong Bale were his breathtaking wins in the 2014 Group One Australian Cup and Topgun, with the former being Medhurst’s most treasured victory.

“His Australian Cup was my favourite win, it was fantastic,” he said. ”Even now when I watch the replay I still get tingles down my spine.

“He has been the most successful dog I have trained, he has won two Group Ones and been placed in three Group Ones.”

Medhurst said it would be left up to his owners where he would stand at stud, believing the gallant greyhound has a bright future in the breeding barn.

“He is a dog people look at,” he said. ”He is a good beginner with lots of speed and he travelled throughout Australia for 18 months and raced successfully at Group level.

“He did it harder than most because he lived in Tassie; a lot of dogs he raced against only had to leave their kennel and drive to the track whereas he was on the road from the day before.

“In the end it just depends on how fickle the breeders are, but if they take a liking to him then that would be wonderful.”

As the door closes on a remarkable career, Medhurst has some emerging youngsters in his kennel looking to fill the void left by Buckle Up Wes.

Two of those, Prescribe and Dark Vito, will contest Tuesday’s Group Three Devonport Cup final and both look to have a live chance in the $25,000-to-the-winner feature.

As Medhurst comes to terms with the sudden retirement of Buckle Up Wes, he expressed how grateful he was to have been involved with the career of a greyhound which has become more like a friend to him.

“He really means a lot to us. You get very attached to them and you see that they are trying for you. It is a fantastic feeling to have a dog like it.

“Every day we get him out of the kennel we thank him for what he has done for us. I always say, ‘Thanks, Wes, you little champ’, just like we used to with Bell Haven.

“He is just a wonderful dog, it was a wonderful experience and it was just an absolute privilege to be a part of his story.”

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« 2015-Jan-23, 08:44 PM Reply #15 »
Lady Toy - 41.31 winner @ Cranbourne over the 699m.

Good run by ex NSW dog RONRAY SPIRIT - 24.94 Ballarat 450m.  Only 3 lengths off Over Limit's record of 24.76



Lady Toy listed winner at Sandown last night.

Ronray Spirit wins the Warragul Cup tonight

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« 2015-Jan-24, 11:39 PM Reply #16 »
Nice run by young dog ARMED AND READY at Warragul on Friday night, 25.57 only 2 and a bit lengths off the record and 3 lengths faster than the cup.


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