Let’s narrow it down…
He is the King of Gippsland.
A son of College Causeway.
A winner of a Traralgon Cup.
A competitor of 100 starts.
And a winner of more than $400,000 in prize money.
Have you guessed yet? If not, I am, of course, talking about Jesualenko.
Believe it or not, Jesaulenko was bored with life on the couch, eating packet upon packet of Kingston biscuits.
He would also get rather upset when his former kennel mates would go on the walking machine, or even worse, go to the races.
After a month of being back in work, the all clear from greyhound vet Des Fegan, as well as a best of the day trial at Sale, Jesaulenko is ready to tackle his 101st start at Cranbourne tonight.
“He never lost it,” owner, trainer and breeder, Terri-Maree Morris said.
“I think he really missed the social aspect of the races. He just loves going to the track and racing.”
Jesaulenko will jump from box seven in a six-dog field tonight at Cranbourne which is scheduled to start at 7.48pm.
A veteran event, over the 311-metre distance, Morris believes that it is a testament to Jesaulenko’s versatility that he is able to race over the shorts one week and 500m the next.
“We are hoping for a win, but first of all a safe run for all,” Morris said.