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Superman Leaps Back Into the Spotlight

Former Victorian sprinter Superman made plenty of headlines with his bullet-like speed, and the retired stud dog has returned to the spotlight on the back of his son Deadly Boy being in the running to claim a $100,000 bonus for connections in Monday night’s Group 1 Hume Cup at The Meadows.

These days, the greyhound who won the 2006 Perth Cup (after winning his heat in track record time) is far more content going for a casual stroll through his local park than chasing the mechanical lure, owner Paul Bushell revealed.

Q. Where will you be watching the Hume Cup?
Paul Bushell: I’ll be watching the race live on course, and I’ll have a $100,000 novelty cheque in my hands at the presentation, which I will present to connections if Deadly Boys wins.

Q. How is Superman going these days?
PB: He is enjoying his retirement and being treated like a king! He’s going on 11years of age on 10th of November.  His health is good and he forgets how old he is when a small animal is running in the distance. We retired him from breeding on his 10th birthday but still have a few straws available.

Q. Where’s he living?
PB: He is living with me and my family, wife Vicki and three kids, Matt, Cory and Chloe. We live in Glenroy, only a 10 minute trip from The Meadows.

Q. Does he get much exercise these days?
PB: He has the run of the back yard and still looks forward to his morning and afternoon walk, wearing his superman rug around the bike path, but he is happiest in his kennel on his bed!

Below is a selection of images of Superman and son of trainer Emin Aydemir taken by leading Melbourne photographer Andrew Tauber at a photo shoot at Werribee straight track in 2006.
A recent photo of Superman getting excited about his morning walk.
Related: Deadly Boy a Sure Crowd Favourite on Cup Eve

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