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  • Friday, 24 Nov, 2017,
  • by Andrew Copley

Fanta cracks a million!

Fanta Bale has surpassed $1 million in prize money in tonight’s Group 1 Bold Trease (515m) on a massive TAB Melbourne Cup night at Sandown Park.

In claiming her seventh Group 1, Fanta Bale snared a $100,000 first prize, taking her steer earnings up yo $1,094,170. “It’s a relief that she has finally made it,” said Tim Britton, son of trainer Robert Britton.

“When you’ve got a greyhound being referred to as a million dollar dog the expectations are pretty high. Some people just expect her to win every time she races, but at the end of the day she is a dog, and so it’s impossible win every time.”

“She has got such a huge fan base including a lot of people who aren’t normally involved in the sport, so she has been absolutely fantastic for greyhound racing.”

After setting just off the early pacesetter Petunia Monelli ($10,90), Fanta Bale ($2.00) found the lead mid-race causing the huge crowd to erupt.

The Paul Wheeler bred and owned greyhound won by three lengths over Packey Keeping ($69.50), with Ebby Ripper ($6.30) third.

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Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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