The heats of the world’s richest greyhound race, the TAB Melbourne Cup, were held at Sandown Park last week and guests from the Melbourne Football Club took the opportunity to get their photo with one of the winners – Keybow
Current listed players, Jack Watts, Lynden Dunn and Jack Trengove were joined by rookie draft hopeful Luke Tapscott and friends on the night as they revelled in the excitement of greyhound racing.
After Keybow’s stirring victory in race six on the card, the players and their friends were able to meet the greyhound and famous trainer Darren McDonald.
Following the meeting the consensus was that Keybow would win the TAB Melbourne Cup the following Friday. Since drawing box one in the $600,000 final, Keybow is also the punters favourite for the race, with TAB currently offering $2.50 for the Perth Cup and Silver Bullet winner.
A syndicate of players from Melbourne also recently purchased a puppy that they hope will race in the coming year and after meeting Darren McDonald, they want him to train their potential champion ‘Fred’.
Aussie cricketer James Pattinson was also on course for the heats last Thursday night and will be there again on Friday night for the final. His greyhound Beckenbauer – that is trained by his brother Darren – was a reserve for the race Keybow won.
Also, Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri and Essendon big man Michael Hurley have unearthed a seriously talented greyhound. The former teammates own Disco Rain, which has won two of its first three starts in extremely fast times including a brilliant 25.303s win at Shepparton on Monday night night.
The TAB Melbourne Cup is the world’s richest greyhound race and is worth $600,000. The final will be run this Friday night at Sandown Park and entry is free.
WATCH: Keybow wins his heat of the TAB Melbourne Cup
WATCH: Disco Rain explodes from the boxes to win at Shepparton