• Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2018,
  • by Andrew Copley

Aston Miley retired to breeding barn

Top class female sprinter Aston Miley (April 2015 Barcia Bale – Aston Elle) has been retired following an unlucky fourth placing in the 2018 TAB Warragul Cup on 13 January.

A litter sister to current champion Aston Dee Bee, Aston Miley made the finals of the Geelong Cup (3rd), Melbourne Cup (7th) and Warragul Cup (4th).

“Aston Miley has come on season along with her litter sister Aston Selena, so I’ve decided to retire them both,” said breeder/owner Ray Borda. “I’ll be sending Aston Miley to Brett Lee and Aston Selena to Black Magic Opal.”

The Eddie Lieshout-trained Aston Miley retires after just 19 starts, which included eight wins and $42,195 in prize money.

Greyhound breeder Ray Borda announces the retirement of Aston Miley just days after she ran fourth to her champion brother Aston Dee Bee in the Warragul Cup.

“I think it took Eddie a day to tell me Miley had come on-season because he didn’t want to believe it. He knew I was always going to the breed with her as soon as I could. I’ll have to give him another greyhound to train, but she’ll be hard to replace. She’s fast, she’s got great athleticism, size (31kg) and a great temperament,” Borda said.

“She could easily have won a group race by now with a bit of luck. Who knows what she might have achieved had she not had a toe removed.  She really isn’t that far behind Aston Dee Bee.”

Aston Selena, who like Aston Dee Bee is trained by Seona Thompson, had 22 starts for 12 wins including a personal best 29.36sec at Sandown Park, and she earned $33,235 in prize money.

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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