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Provincial Strike Rate Award – Dallas Massina

Despite only having a handful of greyhounds in work, Dallas Massina has won the inaugural Provincial Strike Rate Award, announced at Sunday’s Victorian Greyhound Awards.

In an extremely competitive ‘race’, Dallas, who’s based at Golden Square and is the daughter of former long-serving Bendigo GRA President Noel Massina, finished ahead of prominent duo, Kel Greenough, who narrowly failed to complete the Metropolitan – Provincial Strike Rate double, and Glenn Rounds.

WATCH: Dallas Massina-trained star Jannila wins a Grade 5 final at Bendigo in April 2021 in the Best time of the Day.

Massina prepared 28 winners from 65 starters over the 2020/21 season at an exceptional 43.08% strike rate, to shade Greenough, who secured 23 winners from 54 runners at 42.59%, with Rounds third with 23 winners from 105 starters at 40.95%.

Making Massina’s achievement even more significant is that her very small team are entirely homebred, with her standouts over the last year including Lalina (13 wins from 23 career starts), Bareki (11 from 18) and Jannila (10 from 16), littermates by Barcia Bale out of Nallak, which won the prestigious Bendigo Gold Rush Maiden in 2016.

Placing her greyhounds to advantage is obviously a strength of Massina’s training regime, as Nallak also had an excellent strike rate of 8 wins from 21 starts.

1st – DALLAS MASSINA65 starters, 28 winners (43.08%)
2nd – KELVYN GREENOUGH54 starters, 23 winners (42.59%)
3rd – GLENN ROUNDS105 starters, 43 winners (40.95%)

Bareki takes out the 2021 Healesville Oaks


The Victorian Provincial Strike Rate Award acknowledges the trainer with the highest percentage of total winners compared to total starters at full provincial stake money races conducted in Victoria (minimum 52 starters).

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About Gerard Guthrie - One of Australia's leading greyhound racing journalists since 2000 with the Greyhound Recorder and now with Greyhound Racing Victoria. Part-owner 2013 Group 1 Paws Of Thunder winner Sheikha. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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