Wow She’s Fast became just the tenth greyhound in history to surpass $1million in prize money when taking out tonight’s $152,500 Group 1 Sapphire Crown (515m) at Sandown Park.
The Sapphire Crown is a sprint race open to female greyhounds, and Wow She’s Fast made it her own, notching win number 11 and a $100,000 first prize in her 16th start.
Trained by Jackie Greenough, Wow She’s Fast burst on the scene in September last year when winning by more than 20 lengths on debut at Sandown Park in 29.06sec, the fastest win ever recorded by a maiden.
And tonight she almost broke the clock again, leading all the way from box 5 in a devastating 28.82sec, after registering a flying first split of 5.03sec.
Her winning time was the second quickest ever recorded at Sandown and just half a length of Aston Rupee’s 28.79sec track record.
“I’m so proud of her. She nearly makes me cry,” Greenough to Sky Racing’s Jason Adams after the win.
“I thought there would be too much early speed in the race for her, but she’s done it herself.”
Wow She’s Fast won the inaugural TAB Phoenix in December at The Meadows and the Group 3 Launching Pad at Sandown Park last month.
The 27-month-old daughter of My Bro Fabio and Fair Of Face was bred by the Amstel Syndicate, which is managed by National Coursing Association President, Peter Craig, while she is owned in NSW by Greg Sprod.
WATCH: WOW SHE’S FAST (B5) smashed the clock at Sandown Park running 28.82sec on her way to surpassing $1 million in prize money when taking out the Group 1 Sapphire Crown Final, her third Group 1 win in just 16 starts.
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