Superstar Simon Told Helen has retired to stud at Meticulous Lodge.
He will stand for a starting price of $2,500 and be available shortly.
In an end to a stellar career, Simon Told Helen – dubbed “The Nose” due to his famous Roman proboscis – exits the racing arena a four-time Group 1 winner.
Trained by David Burnett, the contemporary sprinting champion started 47 times for 26 wins, 13 seconds and one third. His stakes total $916,441 – placing him eighth on Greyhound Clubs Australia’s ‘Top Prizemoney Earners’ list.
Simon Told Helen’s G1 ‘fab four’ are the Silver Chief, Perth Cup, Harrison-Dawson and Maturity Classic. And he also won the G2 Geelong Gold Cup – all of these in 2020.
And last year, he was runner-up in the G1 Topgun, G1 Melbourne Cup, G1 Dapto Megastar, G2 Warrnambool Cup and G3 Silver Bullet. He was also a finalist in the G1 Temlee and G1 Brisbane Cup.
In 2019, Simon Told Helen won the G2 Queensland Derby, G3 Cup Night Sprint and G3 Great Chase (defeating his ill-fated litter brother, Who Told Stevie). He was also runner-up in the G3 Silver Bullet.
Revered for his explosive early and mid-race ‘catch-me-if-you-can’ tactics, Simon Told Helen competed in 16 group race finals and walks away with eight victories – the most group race wins of any Barcia Bale offspring.
“He has been a super star on the track and to have achieved all of this before the age of three is an incredible feat,” Paul Westerveld said.
With many greyhound fans quick to compare him to the great Fernando Bale, the Westerveld and the Emma’s Boys Syndicate have every right to be quietly confident.
“We can only hope that Simon Told Helens stud career is as successful as his racing career. We have already received plenty of inquiries which is promising for the future.”
Owned and bred by the Emma’s Boys syndicate, managed by Brian Parsons, Simon Told Helen (Jan ’18 Barcia Bale x Who Told Lindylu) was also crowned the 2019/20 Australian Greyhound of the Year.
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