Barcia Bale ($2.00F) has etched his name into the annals of history claiming his tenth win in a row in the $100,000 to-the-winner Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows.
The industry’s newest star, began fairly from Box 3 as his sister Desalle Bale (Box 1 – $3.80) bolted to the early lead. It was neck and neck between the two down the back straight before Barcia Bale burst clear to more than live up to the expectations placed on him during the week.
It was a trifecta for Paul Wheeler as Desalle Bale (trained by Graeme Bate) and Hannie Bale (trained by Andea Dailly) filled the minor placings. After the race, Wheeler noted that this is only the beginning for Barcia Bale.
“Usually my greyhounds hit their peak between 2 and a half and 3 years of age, so he’s still got improvement left in him,” the owner/breeder said.
Trained by Graeme Bate, Barcia Bale (Mar ’10 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale) won in 30.03s over the 525m circuit and extended his career prize money to $127,000.
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Graeme Bate talks to RSN’s Nadia Horne
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Earlier in the night, the final of the Group 2 AWM Distance Championship was held, and Mick Patterson’s He Knows Uno (Box 5 – $6.30) produced a stirring performance, igniting the crowd as he came from last to claim to $40,000 first prize.
Trainer Mick Patterson said the journey he has had with the greyhound has been brilliant, and that his home town of only 2,500 really get behind him and the greyhound.
“Look, it’s just been unbelievable, I come from a little country town and they all love the greyhound, we’ve tried a couple of times to come this far (in regards to travel) and win, but to actually do it is just amazing,” Patterson said.
The ever-popular greyhound took his career earnings beyond $400,000 winning in a time of 42.75s over the 725m, as he beat home sisters Fyna Bale (Box 3 – $15.80) and Irma Bale (Box 2 – $1.70F) in the feature.
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He Knows Uno’s Trainer Mick Patterson talks to RSN Breakfast
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