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Paua-house return

Potential superstar Paua Of Oscar made a sensational return to racing after a seven-week hiatus at Warragul tonight.

Trained by Steve White, Paua Of Oscar ($1.10F) blitzed his rivals with a 7L win in 22.23sec – less than 3L off the 400m track record he holds jointly with former Group 1 star Aston Bolero. It was his fifth win from seven starts.

In late March, Paua Of Oscar (Nov ’17 My Bro Fabio x Paua To Admit) equalled Aston Bolero’s mark (22.073sec) which had stood for almost four and a half years – and that was at only his third start!

Paua Of Oscar’s maternal great granddam is one of the all-time greats, Paua To Burn, who White trained while based in NSW.

Paua To Burn contested 17 group race finals, with her biggest victories being the 2004 G1 Laurels, 2004 & 2005 Sapphire Crown Classic and 2004 G1 Golden Easter Egg.

She won 28 races from 59 starts and almost $243,000 in stakes. In 2007, Paua To Burn was inducted into the AGRA Hall of Fame.

WATCH: Star in the making Paua Of Oscar (6) overcame a tardy start to clock a flying 22.23sec at Warragul tonight.

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About Peter Quilty - Has more than three decades of experience as assistant editor of Victorian Greyhound Weekly. He was editor of GRV monthly magazine The Adviser (2001-09) and owner/publisher of Australian Greyhound Monthly. He also served on the selection panel for the inaugural GRV ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees and for several years was an adjudicator on the Victorian GOTY. He’s also published greyhound racing yearbooks and wrote the ‘Bold Trease’ video script.
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