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Another String to his Bow

Australia’s most decorated greyhound sprinter Keybow ($2.40 Fav) added a second Group 1 to his CV when winning Thursday night’s Brisbane Cup with a hard-fought victory.

Keybow (Take The Kitty – Key Exit) has won 18 races from 38 starts and earned $480,000 in prize money.

Despite an interrupted year with injury, the Darren McDonald-trained greyhound has been an imposing figure in major Group 1 races in 2014, winning the Perth Cup, running second in the Australian Cup and third in the Melbourne Cup.

“He’s definitely among the most professional greyhounds I’ve ever trained,” said trainer Darren McDonald.

“Most dogs wouldn’t be able to handle all the travelling he has done, yet he is so consistent. He was challenged last night and it’s a real credit to him that he was able to dig deep and win.”

Fusaichi Kahn ran second in the Brisbane Cup while reigning champion Kiss Me Ketut finished third, with Keybow winning in 29.98sec.

Keybow will turn three on Christmas day, indicating he has plenty of racing ahead of him providing an impending stud career doesn’t bring an early end to his racing profession.

Watch: Keybow (7) shows brilliant determination to win the Brisbane Cup.

Incidentally, Keybow’s superstar kennelmate, four-time Group 1 winning stayer Sweet It Is is one of three Victorian-trained greyhounds contesting Saturday night’s Group 3 Summer Cup at Wentworth Park in Sydney along with Zipping Rory and Zipping Maggie.
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Watch: Sweet It Is took onlookers by surprise with a near-record Summer Cup heat win at Wentworth Park after beginning astonishingly well by her standards.

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