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From Group 1 glory to the Benalla Cup for young trainer Ashlee Terry

Trainer Ashlee Terry may still be celebrating her first ever group race win in Thursday night’s $145,000 group 1 Sapphire Crown at Sandown Park, but she’s looking forward to a trip up the Hume Highway for this weekend’s Benalla Cup.

Terry has one of the favourites in the Benalla Cup, Better Than This (pictured), who entered the history books when taking out coursing’s premier event, the 2016 Waterloo Cup last August.

“He hasn’t raced since the Waterloo Cup last year so it will be interesting to see how he goes. He is drawn to meet Johnnie Red in the second round, should they both win their first course, which would be exciting because Johnnie Red just won the Werribee Cup. They are probably the two best greyhounds on the coursing scene in Victoria at the moment,” Terry said.

The Cranbourne trainer said coursing is a great day out.

“Coursing is such a nice day out with your dogs and gives you a great chance to bond with them because you are spending so much time with them. The dogs love it, it gets them fit and gets them chasing hard,” she said.




Ashlee Terry with Maja Mahi Mahi after their Group 1 Sapphire Crown win on Thursday night.

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