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Is this Australia’s most durable litter?

What a week it has been for Brian Brown and the Worm Burner-Shout Out Loud litter!

Two members of the mating clocked up the magical 100-start milestone during the week – and they did so in style – with Jetta’s Shout winning at Shepparton and Silver Compass running third at Geelong as the rank outsider.

Remarkably, five members of the Peter Bartlett-bred litter have now had 100 starts or more, with another, Rezzie’s Shout (93 starts), on target to reach her century over the coming weeks.

Brown trains the majority of the multiple city-winning litter, which don’t turn four until March, while the pick of the crop, Brady’s Shout, is prepared by Bartlett’s partner Vivianne Giles.

Nestled in the tiny town of Axedale (near Bendigo), Brown said the durability of racing greyhounds stems from them being afforded the best possible start to life as young pups.

“When you talk of longevity it comes early, with the rearing. Good food, plenty of exercise and a lot of TLC.”

– BRIAN BROWN

Brian Brown squarish

“When you talk of longevity it comes early, with the rearing. Good food, plenty of exercise and a lot of TLC,” Brown said.

“Peter treats every pup bred on his property like they’re his own, so they had the best of care from day one, and my wife Linda spends three or four hours a day with all my dogs… they love her.”

“They’re not overworked, they enjoy what they are doing, and they don’t get trialled a lot. They do race a lot, but their endurance is very good and they just want to compete.”

Not surprisingly, sire and dam also had durable careers, with former SA iron dog Worm Burner notching 48 wins from 84 starts, and Shout Out Loud chalking up 15 wins from 98 outings.

WATCH: Jetta’s Shout (10) gains a start as the second reserve to notch her 20th win in start number 100 at Shepparton on Monday night.

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About Victoria Shaw - Australia's only female race caller and the only woman in the world to have broadcast four codes of racing in this country and overseas. Victoria has co-hosted international racing awards and hosted racing forums focusing on women's inclusion within international racing communities including Poland, Morocco, Spain & the United Arab Emirates. She has called races on the Victorian thoroughbred picnic circuit and at numerous greyhound tracks around the state as well as the 2020 Waterloo Cup. Victoria is fascinated by the incredible efforts of racing animals as well as the people that love and prepare them, no matter where they are in the world.
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