Sixty six Victorian-bred greyhounds wearing the pink number eight rug won a race in this state over the past two weeks, equating to an extra $16,500 back to connections.
The first fortnight of the pink rug campaign saw a number of highlights including a running double for the Amstel Syndicate (managed by Peter Craig) at Cranbourne on 15 May, and a hat-trick of pink rug winners at Geelong last Friday night courtesy of Hill Top Jack, Spearhead Joe and Riverdale Goldie.
The month-long pink rug promotion was introduced to create awareness about next month’s inaugural Pink Diamond series – which will culminate in a night of 12 feature finals across various grades on Friday 18 June at Bendigo – and see $790,000 in prize money and breeder bonuses available exclusively to greyhounds bred in Victoria.
As part of the build-up to the Pink Diamond series, GRV is paying $250 on top of normal prize money every time a greyhound wearing the number eight rug wins a race in Victoria, with the funds shared between the trainer ($125) and breeder ($125).
The promotion will run until Wednesday 9 June.
Half way point: VicBred ‘Pink rug’ winners so far and who bred them (May 10-24)
MONDAY 10 MAY
Warrnambool – WHERE’S GOOSE (Phil Lenehan, Toolong); PADRINO ROCKS (Deborah Mowat, Turong)
Ballarat – SPARKLE DEBACLE (Robert Gore, Warrnambool)
Shepparton – SMOKEY CAPE (Michael Carter, Kialla), ST. MARYS PANDA (Jimmy Holt, Kyneton) LEMBOR (Faye Ridis, Mickleham); ELECTRIC HEAD (Jay Robinson, Hazeldene).
TUESDAY 11 MAY
Healesville – PIRATES PATCH (Jess Grima, Lang Lang)
Geelong – MEPUNGA RUBY (Barry Smith, Mepunga East); BILL BOB LAD (Gary Peach, Cape Clear); RAW GOSSIP (John Martin, Wunghnu)
Horsham – SUPER BIG (Suzanne Borland, Seaspray)
Warragul – MATILDA FLYER (Billy Stockdale, Hastings)
WEDNESDAY 12 MAY
Bendigo – OUR FABIO (Craig Davis, Murrabit)
Cranbourne – SEEN BETTER (M Lymer and M Scoble Syndicate, North Geelong)
THURSDAY 13 MAY
Shepparton – KRAKEN PEARLER (Eyles Syndicate, Murchison); WALKING ON FIRE (James Egan, Arcadia South); KRAKEN JOCK (Eyles Syndicate, Murchison).
Sandown Park – CATCH THE THIEF (Desmond Dooley, Harcourt North)
Warrnambool – ACCOMPLISHMENT (Nicholas Sheehan, Koroit); ASTON DYNASTY (Raymond Borda, Mawson Lakes)
FRIDAY 14 MAY
Sale – MOLLY’S LASS (Tristan Dales, Drouin); DR. XANDER (Jennifer Gill, Woodside)
SATURDAY 15 MAY
Cranbourne – FAMILY TRUST (Amstel Syndicate, Langwarrin); MOW A MEADOW (Amstel Syndicate, Langwarrin)
The Meadows – RIDGE (Jennifer Gill, Darriman); WEBLEC SCOUT (Champagne PTN Syndicate); DAPH’S ZAC (Dailly Greyhound Farms, Elaine)
SUNDAY 16 MAY
Healesville – INCENDIO (Ashlee Terry, Nilma North)
Sandown Park – PATCHES COLOUR (Jason Stemmer, Bangholme)
Sale – SCORCHNG SUN (Gary Joske, Jeeralang Junction)
MONDAY 17 MAY
Warrnambool – LEKTRA NAT (Susan Lenehan, Toolong); ASTON ATLAS (Raymond Borda, Mawson Lakes)
Ballarat – KNUCKLE BUSTER (Donna Dean, Nyora); KENITA (Adriano Moro, Kangaroo Flat)
Cranbourne – LEWIS OSTI (Mchael Niele, Berringa)
Shepparton – KOBLENZ (Rose Geall, Lara)
TUESDAY 18 MAY
Healesville – ERIC GARFIELD (Sonia Davis, Murrabit)
Horsham – GYPSY ANDY (George Dailly, Elaine)
Warragul – ALWAYS HO HO (George Farrugia, Essendon)
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY
The Meadows – PADDY WANTS PATS (Farrugia Bravo Syndicate, Essendon); DREAMERS LIE (Maddison Toner, Clyde); SWEET PETIT (Lesley Holmes, Blind Bight)
Bendigo – INNOCENT GEM (Raymond Henness, Heathcote); ONE HOMBRE (MJPCC Syndicate, Altona)
Cranbourne – SODA PEE WEE (Bryan Sykes, Upper Beaconsfield); MAGNETIC STEFF (Marion Clay, Lang Lang); JAZZ OPERA (Michelle Nolan, Devon Meadows)
THURSDAY 20 MAY
Shepparton – JAY FOR JACK (Alan Ferguson, Girgarre)
Warrnambool – MR. FOOTBALL (Amstel Syndicate, Langwarrin); CRACKERJACK OLLY (Jordan Cooper, Lethbridge); SLINGSHOT TITLE (Jay Ferguson, Clunes); TINKER JENNY (Craig Burns, Balliang)
Sandown Park – IMMUNITY (See The Dream Syndicate, Canterbury)
FRIDAY 21 MAY
Bendigo – WELL BUILT (Daniel Welsh, Lethbridge)
Sale – EARN THE LOOT (Lyn Smith, Nambrok)
Geelong – HILL TOP JACK (Rose Geall, Lara); SPEARHEAD JOE (Daryl Williams, Bannockburn); RIVERDALE GOLDIE (Riverdale Syndicate, Little River)
SATURDAY 22 MAY
Ballarat – ROXY RUM PUMPER (Dailly Greyhound Farms, Elaine); GOLDEN TEDDY (Helen Ivers, Romsey);
Shepparton – AMP METER (Ron McCullagh, Lara)
SUNDAY 23 MAY
Sandown – UNTAPPED (Robert Gore, Warrnambool)
Sale – MERINDA (Terri-Maree Morris, Traralgon); STACK (Todd Chatwin, Johnsonville); STAY AT HOME (The Dynasty Syndicate, Bonbeach)
WATCH: Mow A Meadow (8) made it a ‘pink rug’ kennel Running Double for trainer Peter Craig and the Amstel Syndicate at Cranbourne on 15 May.
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