Champion Victorian greyhound Fanta Bale could provide a magical moment at Sandown Park on Friday night.
While a huge crowd will be in attendance for the running of the TAB Melbourne Cup (515m), Fanta Bale only needs to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Group 1 Bold Trease (715m) to surpass $1million in prize money.
Fanta Bale ($994,170) is currently Australian greyhound racing’s third highest all-time prize money earner and is set to join retired superstars Fernando Bale and Dyna Double One in the exclusive millionaire club.
Prize money in the Bold Trease stands at $100,000 (1st), $30,000 (2nd) and $15,000 (3rd).
Admission into the TAB Melbourne Cup is FREE, with one lucky person on course to spin the Sandown Superwheel for the chance to win $1 million cash! Gates open at 6pm.
Go to superdogs.com.au for full details.
TOP PRIZE MONEY EARNERS
Fernando Bale – $1,299,370
Dyna Double One – $1,160,316
Fanta Bale – $994,170
Sweet It is – $945,445
Xylia Allen – $743,730
FANTA BALE FACTS
- She has won nine group races including six group one events. Only Fernando Bale has won more group one races (eight).
- She is the only Australian greyhound to win at Group 1 level over the sprint, middle and staying distances.
- Her average prize money earnings per race start across her first 49 starts is $19,681.
- For a greyhound so dominant it is extraordinary that she doesn’t hold any track records. This demonstrates that while she isn’t necessarily the fastest greyhound around she is extremely consistent and her determination is enormous.
FANTA BALE KEY INFO
Breeding: Black female Aug ’14 David Bale – Ucme Typhoon
Breeder/owner: Paul Wheeler, Boorowa NSW
Trainer: Robert Britton, Lara VIC
Record: 51 starts, 34 wins, 6 seconds, 5 thirds
“She isn’t the fastest greyhound I’ve ever trained but she is what I call a one-pacer. She begins pretty well and is able to maintain that speed over whatever distance, which makes her very unique. She also has an enormous will to win.” – Trainer Robert Britton