Last weekend’s opening of the $1.3M Australian Cup Carnival was typically spectacular with the running of three Group 1 Invitationals, and adding a nice touch to the night was a heart-warming speech by Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Deputy Chair, Judith Bornstein.
Speaking at the presentation of the $145,000 Group 1 Temlee (525m) – won by Dalgetty – Judith congratulated The Meadows on hosting ‘a wonderful night’ as well as the owners and trainers of all the greyhounds that competed across the 11 race card.
What particularly resonated with the large audience, however, was Judith’s acknowledgement of the greyhounds competing on the night.
“Most of all I want to congratulate Dalgetty on a great victory,” Judith said.
“Well done to his trainer, Jason Thompson, and his owner, Vince Tullio. I hope you have a great celebration that continues tonight and into tomorrow, and I hope Dalgetty does too.”
“Greyhounds are beautiful animals and without these dogs we don’t have an industry.”
Judith’s words were met with a huge round of applause.
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INSET: Judith Bornstein delivers her post-Temlee speech as Cr. Rex Griffin of The Meadows looks on, and moments later she is pictured with Dalgetty, trainer Jason Thompson and GRV CEO, Alan Clayton (standing).
TOP OF PAGE: Judith rugs Dalgetty at the Temlee Presentation.