Monday, February 25, 2019
It was about 18 months ago that Penshurst owner-trainer John ‘Buzz’ Burow had been looking for a pup to rear with one that he had previously purchased from Victoria.
And because much of his racing is done at Tara Raceway he figured that an SA-bred greyhound pup could be the go in order to take advantage of the lucrative Greyhound Racing SA breeding bonuses on offer.
In the end he came up with an $800 black bitch pup, advertised on Greyhound-Data, by proven sire Fabregas out of Kaos Chloe, who retired a maiden after 23 starts, the litter being bred by Adam Burda from the Adelaide suburb of West Richmond.
Racing as Miss Adelaide, the May 2017 whelping lined up for her third start at Tara Raceway last Wednesday in the Trackside Meats Maiden Stake (400 metres), giving the leaders a fair start early before railing through on the home turn and defeating Serendipity Babe by half a length in 24.24 seconds.
For Burow, the win was his first since July last year when Good Yarn won over the 600 metre journey at Tara Raceway, Miss Adelaide justifying his SA-bred decision after breeder and owner shared the GRSA maiden bonus.
The $1000 maiden bonus was introduced for all SA-bred greyhounds whelped in 2016 onwards and complements all SA-bred winners at SA TAB meetings who receive a $100 base payment that is divided equally between the owner and the breeder.
In addition, with the SA-bred pool worth $30,000, subject to the number of SA-bred winners for the month at SA tracks, it’s likely a further $100 (approximate) each will be shared by owners and breeders.
So, as far as Miss Adelaide is concerned, her owner’s initial first prize of $400 for the time-graded maiden event will ultimately stretch out to more than $1000 – John Burow, in this case, amply rewarded for sticking with the SA breed.
Later in the day, another Penshurst trainer in Brendan Bunworth was successful in the Williams Crane Hire Stake (512 m) with Our Gal Livy, out of the winner’s list since September 2017 when she had won at Cranbourne over 520 metres.
By Velocette x All At Sea, the black bitch settled in third spot down the back behind Nick’s Never and Renew before finishing strongly in the home straight for a half length win in 30.33 seconds.
Out of the game for more than four years, Bunworth recently returned with a couple of giveaway greyhounds – Jimary Siesta and Our Gal Livy – the pair both having now won at Tara Raceway.