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‘Faultless’ Fabio’s Fourteen Length Romp

Only greyhounds of the highest order win Group 1 races by fourteen lengths, and that’s what My Bro Fabio ($1.70Fav) did in Monday night’s Hume Cup (600m) at The Meadows.

The likes of former greats Miata, El Grand Senor and Brett Lee spring to mind as greyhounds capable of such dominance at this level, but they are few and far between.

Trainer Brooke and Jamie Ennis’ kennel has been blessed with fast greyhounds in recent years, namely Cape Hawke, Mogambo and Vee Man Vane. But none compare to this fellow.

“He’s by far the most superior greyhound we’ve ever had,” Jamie said after the win, in which My Bro Fabio collected a $75,000 first prize.

“He’s a freak. He’s the complete package.”

“He’s got the right attitude and he’s so well built… he has the perfect conformation.”

“He has got everything. I’ve only had one other greyhound before that had everything, and that was Vee Man Vane, but the difference was that Vee Man Vane couldn’t run 500 metres.”

Brooke Ennis indicated that My Bro Fabio was destined for the $600,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (515m) at Sandown Park, which is the world’s richest greyhound race boasting a $450,000 first prize.

“He loves racing at Sandown. He won there recently in 29.09sec and he couldn’t be in better form with 10 wins from his past 12 starts including a track record (Canberra 530m) and two group wins (Canberra Cup & Hume Cup),” she said.

My Bro Fabio, a son of Turanza Bale and Flamenco, took his career record to 21 wins from 41 starts when beating kennelmate Oscura and the third placed Eliza Blanche in 34.285sec.

Bred in NSW by the Mr M L Jones Syndicate and owned by Michelle Jones, this was My Bro Fabio’s first Group 1 win and it took his career prize money earnings up to just shy of $200,000.

Earlier in the night, Keybow (Darren McDonald) won the Group 3 Silver Bullet (525m), which saw him snare a $25,000 first prize.

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My Bro Fabio (2) overcomes a slow start to score an emphatic Hume Cup win.
Pictured top: My Bro Fabio with Brooke and Jamie Ennis.

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