‘Great Expectations’ are the norm for champion trainer Jason Thompson, but his juggernaut keeps getting Great… Greater… Greatest!
Thompson quinellaed Wednesday afternoon’s $70,335 Group 3 Great Chase final (525m) at The Meadows with rising stars Explicit and Tim Zoo, with the race witnessed by around 300 excited guests from within Victoria’s disability sector.
Disability groups are invited to the Great Chase series each year, and allocated greyhounds to cheer for on the day, with groups on course at the Grand Final sharing in $5000.
The winning organistions on the day were St. John of God Community Campus in Sydenham and Blairlogie Living and Learning, who each collected $1750, followed by Latrobe All Ability Sports ($750), then Wintringham Ron Conn and Enjoy Disability ($375 apiece).
A total of $45,000 was distributed to the disability sector across the 2023 Great Chase series – which was held across nine of Victoria’s racetracks in recent weeks – taking the total donations to Victoria’s disability sector up to around $800,000 since the Great Chase began in 2003 .