Daniel Harford struggled to contain his excitement after his first greyhound, Sneaky Essemess, ran second on debut at The Meadows today.
The former Hawks (and Blues) midfielder won a share in the greyhound as a result of his show on 1116 SEN, ‘Harf Time’ winning the radio station’s fantasy greyhound racing competition – Topdog – during the Australian Cup Carnival earlier this year.
Harford encourages Harf Time listeners to send in a “sneaky SMS” at the top of each show, hence how the greyhound got its name.
Bred by Carl McGrath and trained by Graham Glass, Sneaky Essemess is impeccably bred being a younger half brother to Horsham Cup runner-up Innocent Til.
Glass describes Sneaky Essemess as an immature greyhound who will improve with time.
Pre-race interview with Graham Glass:
Watch Sneaky Essemess running 2nd on debut:
Post-race joy with Daniel Harford: