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Big dreams in Bendigo

Sean Cameron has had a great start to his training career when the only two greyhounds he has in his kennels both won within 12 hours of each other.

Canya Go Wild’s victory at Bendigo on 25 September was Sean’s first winner as a trainer after holding his Victorian trainers’ licence for less than a year.

But the biggest shock for Sean came 12 hours later when Midnight Fussed won at the odds of $34 at Shepparton.

“It was a pretty amazing to have both of our greyhounds win in such a short period of time, especially Midnight Fussed because just like the bookies we didn’t give him much of a chance,” Sean said.

Sean, 35, has been a greyhound fan for many years after growing up listening to them on the radio. He first dove into ownership with a group of his army friends and has been hooked ever since.

It was that appreciation for the sport of greyhound racing and the dream of winning a Group 1 race that saw Sean and his wife Tara recently move from South Australia to Kamarooka, Victoria.

A mechanic on the mines in Western Australia, Sean’s greyhound training career has been in fast forward since COVID-19, which has prevented him from working due to travel restrictions.

“We are waiting on council approval for our kennels, so hopefully once the borders open up again I will be able to head back to the mines for a bit before the kennels are up and running,” Sean said.

Sean has also been lucky enough to be mentored by Gerald Lanigan who Sean credits as having a wealth of knowledge about all things greyhound racing.

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