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Local greyhounds flying on the tracks

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December 02, 2017

Longwood greyhounds are flying at present.

Longwood greyhounds are certainly flying at present, with the Stefanos kennels scoring a double on Monday night with chasers Berridale Buddie and Shes A Winlock.

Then Gary Robinson from Violet Town joined in the fun, scoring a double with Miss Bea, and Burst Through led all the way to complete a very successful night for the popular trainers.

On Monday, the first race is at 7.04pm, with a late finish of 10.54pm, and plenty of exciting racing in between so it’s well worth coming out and getting out of the rain to enjoy a terrific meal at the racers function centre.

Last Friday night, patrons were lucky enough to watch star greyhound Fanta Bale become the third greyhound to pass one million dollars in prizemoney.

The female star has had a stellar career, winning a group one over the sprint, middle and long distance, a feat which has never been done before.

Two races later on the same night, Aston Dee Bee saluted in the world’s richest race, the Melbourne Cup, winning a $420000 cheque, which certainly explains why its Australia’s most sought-after race.

Thursday is the heats for for Vic Bred Maiden Series.

The series always produces top youngsters and future stars and from early reports this year will be another great series.

- Carl McGrath

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