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

Favourite wins world’s richest greyhound race

Aston Dee Bee ($2.40F) won the $600,000 TAB Melbourne Cup (515m) at Sandown Park last night following a powerful performance from box one.

After Up Hill Jill ($9.30) and Raw Ability ($5.00) got away to a brilliant start, the pair tangled on the first turn, paving the way for Aston Dee Bee to hunt up on the rail and snare the $420,000 first prize.

The victory provided his breeder and owner Ray Borda of South Australia a sense of relief.

“He ran second in the (Group 1) Adelaide Cup and second in the (Group 1) Topgun, so he deserved to finally win a group race,” said breeder and owner Ray Borda.

“Tonight he drew the right box and he used it to his advantage.”

The Seona Thompson-trained Aston Dee Bee defeated Chasin’ Crackers ($16.40) by almost four lengths, with Kouta Mayhem ($14.40) third.

Earlier in the night, Fanta Bale became the third greyhound in Australia with $1million in prize money after taking out the $100,000 Group 1 Bold Trease.

She took her earnings up to $1,094,170, joining Fernando Bale ($1.29M) and Dyna Double One ($1.16M) in the million dollar club.

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Pictured top of page: Aston Dee Bee wins the 2017 TAB Melbourne Cup. Picture: CLINT ANDERSON.

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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