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Aussie trifecta in Silver Collar

Australian-bred stayer Dyna Weslyn ($1.40 Fav) took out New Zealand’s prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar final (779m) at Manukau on Sunday.

Having raced predominantly in NZ, Dyna Weslyn has amassed 22 wins from just 35 starts including six victories from her past seven starts.

Dyna Weslyn is a daughter of Xylia Allen, an all-time great who won the 2013 Victorian Greyhound of the Year award.

Fellow Aussie exports Shooters Hill and Vandagambo, the latter bred by RSN’s James Van de Maat and trained by Gippsland’s Gerry O’Keefe, filled the minor placings.

Accomplished Aussie stayers Rippin’ Sam and Billy’s Bake were both unplaced in the final.

The Silver Collar boasts royal roots after the Duke Of Edinburgh Prince Phillip donated a Silver Collar to the Manukau Club after he received a greyhound as a gift on one of his travels.

The Silver Collar holds so much value it is only brought out of a vault once a year to be photographed at the presentation of this prestigious race, whole the final itself carries almost $90,000 in prize money.

WATCH: Dyna Weslyn (5) and Victorian’s Vandagambo (1), Rippin’ Sam (7) and Billy’s Bake (8).

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Andrew Copley
About Andrew Copley - Racing Communication Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 20 years of experience working as a greyhound racing reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset.
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