There was no better win at Tara Raceway last Thursday than that of Rough In Vegas – bred, owned and trained in Mount Gambier by Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club president Noel Perry.
Unfortunately for Perry, still recovering from a recent knee operation, he was unable to be on track to witness first-hand the big fawn dog’s all the way win in the Swallow Drive Meats Stake (512 m) in a best of day 29.98 seconds.
This was Rough In Vegas’s first win this year and his first over 512 metres after two previous 400 metres wins in December last year.
Helping out with the exercising and feeding of Perry’s greyhounds during their trainer’s recuperation period has been Shane Flink, a regular at Tara Raceway race and trial days and delighted that he had been able to lead in a winner for the kennel.
By Farmor Las Vegas, Rough In Vegas’s dam is Baurna Sal, a 30.13 seconds 512 metres winner at Tara Raceway. She boasts an interesting pedigree, being by Spring Gun out of Baurna Molly, a winner of 10 Victorian city races.
Baurna Molly, in turn, is by the US-bred Baurnahulla Hero, who successfully raced in the US, Ireland and Australia, and is out of the unraced Record Keeper (a litter sister to 2009 Mount Gambier Cup winner Drone).