Ring The Bell has claimed his first group victory in the pinnacle of group races, the 2016 National Distance Championship at Angle Park tonight.
Trainer Gerry O’Keeffe’s (pictured) year continues to reach new heights following litter sister Bells Are Ringin’s victory in the Group One Sandown Cup at Sandown Park. The Group victory contributed to Gerry’s Ned Bryant ‘Silver Fox’ award, which was presented to Gerry at the Victorian Greyhound Awards last Friday night at Sandown.
Ring The Bell was $2.50 favourite in a field made up of Australia’s best stayers. Parsec Bale and Springvale Bryne finished second and third respectively.
Victoria had two representatives in the National Sprint Final tonight, also held at Angle Park.
Zambora Brockie jumped from box one as $1.40 favourite, with fellow Victorian Dundee Osprey wearing the white and black rug paying $14.00.
South Australian Worm Burner proved too good on his home track claiming the lead in the early stages to win his 11th consecutive races.
Zambora Brockie finished second and Dundee Osprey fourth.