Mid Levels winning a heat of the 2011 Group 1 Australian Cup at The Meadows.
AUSTRALIAN CUP PLACEGETTER SET FOR LIFE AS A PET
Peter Giles, for so long acknowledged as one of this state’s premier breeders, has placed one of his stars in the Greyhound Adoption Program.
Mid Levels, who ran third in the 2011 Australian Cup behind Tasmanian St. Pierre, is set for life as a pet after a career that netted 110 starts for 32 wins, 47 placings and $117,000 in prize money.
“He was so close to having a career at stud,” Giles said.
“Had he won the Australian Cup instead of running third he would have had a lot of interest from breeders, but the stud game is extremely competitive so we thought it best to send him to GAP where he will no doubt live a long and happy life.”
The Giles kennel, based in Gippsland, has been a strong advocate of GAP for many years.
“We have put a lot of dogs through GAP since it first started in the 1997. It’s a great program and we’re sure that Mid Levels will make a fantastic pet.”
“His explosive early pace won him so many races, particularly in the early part of his career, and had he been a bit stronger over 500m we would have put him to stud,” Giles said.
Mid Levels is impeccably bred being by Victorian Greyhound of the Year Pure Octane out of one of Giles’ most prolific producers, Black Chantilly.
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