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Gazza’s ‘last hurrah’

Sadly, after 357 games, it will be the ‘last hurrah’ for Geelong’s “little master” Gary Ablett… What a champion!

The dual Brownlow medallist (2009 & 2013) is eyeing his third premiership medal in tonight’s history-making AFL Grand Final. Ablett won a flag with the Cats in 2007 and 2009.

And TAB wasn’t going to miss Gazza’s momentous – and emotional – occasion!

It’s cross-sports offer is an enticing $5.50 for Ablett to kick 1+ goal against the Tigers in the ‘big dance’ and the aptly named Last Hurrah – based at Little River, 30km from Geelong – to win a Group 1 Hume Cup heat (600m) at The Meadows.

Ablett, 36, has kicked nine goals in 11 matches this year (an average of 0.8 goals per game). The genius has also averaged 15.2 disposals.

Meanwhile, the Brett Nye-trained Last Hurrah – a finalist in the G1 Australian Cup and runner-up in the G2 McKenna Memorial – has won nine of his past 13 starts – including his last five in a row. In fact, he’s only been unplaced twice in his past 22 starts!

The Geelong Cats v Richmond clash at the Gabba commences at 7.30pm, while Last Hurrah is in Race 6 Box 4 at 8.28pm.

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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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