Traralgon will play host to the Glenview Cup on Saturday night at 7:35pm with a purse of $10,000 in prize money up for grabs. Jumping from box four is Mick Mow, who is one of the most experienced greyhounds currently racing in Victoria, with this being his 110th start.
Trainer Geraldine Debono (pictured above with Mick Mow in the blue number four rug) believes that her recently turned five-year-old still holds his own against the younger greyhounds.
“He loves racing so much. He still enjoys it when I take him out on the track and he is still going as well as he ever has, despite his age,” Geraldine said.
A century of starts is a wonderful milestone for any greyhound to reach and, with a whopping 65 placings from 109 starts, Mick Mow has not only had a lengthy career but also a successful one running in the money almost 60% of the time.
“He loves racing so much. He still enjoys it when I take him out on the track and he is still going as well as he ever has, despite his age.”
“I’ve been really lucky with him and I’ve never had a greyhound in work so long. He’s very calm and relaxed on race days, which comes with experience,” Debono explained.
With many talented greyhounds in the event, Debono is just excited to be involved in the final.
“It’s quite an even race and they’ve all got a chance because they’re all good dogs. He is definitely one of the best greyhounds I’ve ever trained. When you’re a small trainer your dogs are like your family. Mick Mow is such a pleasure to train. He absolutely loves affection, which makes it easy. When you sit next to him in his kennel, he just lays next to you. When you leave though you have to give him a kiss and a cuddle otherwise he gets upset”.
“I love the dogs but this is a hobby and as I work elsewhere my son Charles helps with the greyhounds, which is amazing. We are a little team that gives them the best life we can before sending them to the Greyhound Adoption Program,” she said.
But for now, Mick Mow will continue making Geraldine proud with his exploits on the racetrack.
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