Two Blue Hook with trainer Charlie Galea after winning the first race on the new Sale track. Photographer 📷 Rob Popplestone

  • Sunday, 03 Sep, 2023,
  • by Andrew Copley

Local trainer ‘hooked’ on Sale

Promising youngster Two Boo Hook entered the history books as the first winner on the new Sale track on Sunday evening.

The first race on opening night was a maiden event comprising a full complement of local trainers, with winning trainer Charlie Galea delighted that Sale is back in operation after undergoing a major redevelopment over the past eight months.

“It’s a big thrill to win the first race on the new track. It’s what I was hoping for,” Galea said.

“I’ve been trialling at Sale for the last three weeks and the track is just so nice and wide.”

“It’s terrific to have the track up and going again to give local trainers another place to trial and another place to race.”

Galea said Two Boo Hook, just 20 months of age, is a greyhound with enormous potential.

The Hazelwood trainer thought his training days may have been over when he suffered a mini-stroke in January, however he has overcome the serious setback and has a spring in his step again following Sunday’s impressive four-length win.

From left: GRV CEO Stuart Laing, Sale GRC Manager Peter Johnston, GRV Board Member Rob Greenall and Sale GRC President Les Hughes at the first official race meeting on the new Sale track on 3 September. Photographer 📷 Bernie Dillon.

WATCH: Exciting prospect Two Boo Hook (4) wins the opening race on the new track.

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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