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Rest in Peace, Superman

Superman, one of Victoria’s most talented and influential greyhounds of the past decade, passed away recently after a short battle with cancer.

Owner Paul Bushell, despite not owning Superman at the time, has fond memories of his victory in the Group 1 Perth Cup in 2006, in which he overpowered the brilliant Trewly Special.

“Going into the race a lot of people thought Superman wouldn’t be able to hold out the super strong Trewly Special, who surprisingly led early on after Superman missed the start slightly.”

“Superman not only caught up to him, but he won running away, and I remember the race caller saying ‘Superman, Trewly Special, Superman…super run…superstar.’  It still makes the hair stand up on my neck every time I watch the replay,” he said.

Superman retired to stud in 2007 and despite limited interest from breeders he currently ranks fourth on Victoria’s Metropolitan sires list.

His best progeny includes Group 1 winners Kilty Lad and Amakler Girl, as well as Group 2 Horsham Cup winner & track record breaker, Crump.
Related: Superman Leaps Back Into the Spotlight

Watch: Superman wins the 2006 Group 1 Perth Cup.
More Videos: The best of Superman.
Below is a selection of images of Superman and Erol Aydemir, son of trainer Emin Aydemir, taken by Andrew Tauber at Werribee straight track in 2006. Click to enlarge.

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