Up-and-coming thoroughbred trainer Henry Dwyer is hoping to win his second Derby in 2014 when his promising greyhound Black Superman lines up in the $10,000 Geelong Derby (520m) on Friday night.
Dwyer, 30, exceeded all expectations when winning horse racing’s 2014 Group 1 Queensland Derby in what is his first year of training with Sonntag.
Black Superman, a winner of five races from just six starts, is the second greyhound Dwyer has owned and his first to win a race.
“It’s pretty good prize money in the Geelong Derby and I’m hoping Black Superman can continue to race as well as he has been. We’re a group of eight mates that own him, all from high school and around the traps.”
“When we first put money in for him I wasn’t expecting to see a return, but he has won five from six so far so it has been a lot of fun.”
“A group of us went to Healesville to watch him win a few weeks ago and there’ll be about five or six of us at Geelong to watch him race on Friday night,” Dwyer said.
Black Superman, a son of Dyna Tron and Miss Someone, is trained at Lara by Robert Britton for The Golden Paw Syndicate.
“I’m really enjoying being able to sit back and not get involved in any of the hands on side of things, because Robert Britton obviously knows what he’s doing. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before me and the boys buy some more greyhounds.”
There are seven greyhounds standing between Black Superman and Friday night’s $7,000 first prize, five of which are owned by the Doctors Kennels Syndicate – Dr. Peter, Dr. Don, Dr. Des, Dr. Les and Dr Rahoual, plus reserves Dr. Timothy and Dr. Samson.
Whoever is calling at Geelong on Friday night might want to watch the video at the foot of this page for some tips.
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