Glenroy greyhound Glenville Rose has in effect been racing around Tara Raceway once a week for the past two years.
And at last Thursday’s time-graded meeting the Richard Clayfield owned and trained black bitch celebrated her 100th start with a win in the Winning Post Supplies 5+Wins Stake (400 metres).
Glenville Rose led all the way from box one and despite using plenty of the track in the run home she was much too good for Major Tom Fury when winning by 5½ lengths in 23.56 seconds.
Clayfield received the daughter of Aston Dee Bee x Majestic Tale in return for rearing some of the litter. So the December 2018 whelping has been with her trainer for much of the journey.
“She started racing on May 7, 2020 and has never been anywhere else but Tara Raceway,” he said. “She’s been really resilient in that time and rarely has a week gone by that she hasn’t raced.
“The majority of her races have been over 400 metres – 92 in fact. The other eight were over 512 metres but as much as I would have loved her to have been able to run over a bit more ground it just wasn’t to be.”
Clayfield is currently trialling some of Majestic Tale’s 16-month-old pups by Magic Sprite.
Meanwhile, Cristina Gason landed her first winner at Tara Raceway in 12 months when Caribbean Queen led all the way in last Thursday’s Commercial Hotel 1-4Wins Stake (400 m) to defeat Let’s Go Fury by 2¾ lengths in 23.64 seconds.
Gason, who recently relocated with partner Kevin Quinn to Kevin Ward’s Mount Moriac property, picked up the daughter of Worm Burner and Molly Dobbs as a giveaway last July from former Tara Raceway regular Robert Proctor.
“That was my first winner here with her although she had previously won at Warrnambool. Also, it was my first winner in Mount Gambier since Naha was successful 12 months ago,” said Gason, who has been involved in greyhound racing for 20 years.