Fanta Bale has done it!
One of the most publicised journeys in the history of Victorian greyhound racing has materialised with the champion greyhound surpassing $1million in prize money.
After a massive build up over a number of weeks, Fanta Bale finished 1st in the Group 1 Bold Trease (715m) on TAB Melbourne Cup night (November 24) at Sandown Park earning $100,000, which took her career earnings up to $1,094,170.
TOP PRIZE MONEY EARNERS
Fernando Bale – $1,299,370
Dyna Double One – $1,160,316
Fanta Bale – $1,094,170
Sweet It is – $945,445
Xylia Allen – $743,730
FANTA BALE FACTS
- She has won ten group races including seven 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: 52 starts, 35 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