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Winning double for Norm McCullagh

Hall Of Famer Norm McCullagh drove away from Horsham last night with a winning double thanks to his two starters.

Fan favourite Crimson Vixen pulled away to the win the $10,000 Sylvia Penny Memorial (410m) in a best of the night time. While kennel mate Delta Rhode put her 10th win on the board in just 23 career starts.

“It was a pretty good night for me which made getting home at 1.30am this morning okay,” Norm McCullagh said.

Norm sits on a 50% winning strike rate and 75% placing strike rate as a trainer.

“I thought the field Crimson Vixen was in was a pretty good field because there was so much early speed but she went well and I am happy with her time too.”

“All of her owners were scattered around Timboon and Warrnambool and I think I heard them cheering from Horsham when she won.”

Watch Crimson Vixen win the $10,000 Sylvia Penny Memorial from box eight.

Crimson Vixen is a winner of 17 races (nine placings) in her 30 start career, but her most notable win came in the Group 2 Bendigo Cup in July last year. It was a win that drew tears from trainer Norm McCullagh’s eyes.

“I was emotional after her Bendigo Cup win for the owners. I get so much joy training for other people and to see the success and the enjoyment Crimson Vixen has given them is something special,” Norm McCullagh said.

Crimson Vixen is owned by the Mingo’s Dingo Syndicate who is headed by Jacob Rhode of Timboon.

Warrnambool’s next greyhound race meeting is on Thursday 9 April. While on course attendance for the general public and non-essential people is temporarily banned due to COVID-19, you can watch all Victorian greyhound racing live and free on the Watchdog form guide app.

PHOTO by Daniel Thorogood

Molly Haines
About Molly Haines - Communication Assistant at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 16 years of experience working with greyhounds in all capacities.
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