Coursing is renowned for bringing out the best in greyhounds, with another example being Lady Christina, who won the prestigious Victorian Oaks at Longwood on 22 July.
Yesterday at The Meadows – 10 days after her Oaks triumph – the Gerry Rigg-trained greyhound made her return to circle racing, lining up in Race 5 as a $27.90 chance from box six.
After getting off to a great start and finding the lead, Lady Christina held on for second, and paid a massive $11.40 the place! (she was paying $41 win/$13 place on fixed odds).
Lady Christina is owned by 80-year-old Ross McDonald, a legend of Victorian coursing for his exploits as a Slipper many years ago.
You can read more about Ross McDonald’s story and the upcoming Waterloo Cup (18-19 August) in the August edition of Greyhound Monthly here.
Meanwhile, this Sunday’s Western Saws Cup meeting at Lang Lang received a phenomenal 130 nominations, further evidence that coursing is back in vogue. Check out this Sunday’s fields here.
Trainer Gerry Rigg chats to RSN’s Off The Leash about Lady Christina’s Oaks win (fast forward to 7min 30 sec)
WATCH: Lady Christina (6) runs second at huge odds at The Meadows on Wednesday.