Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Portland trainer Nicole Stanley’s record-breaking 111 winners at Tara Raceway last year had been the result of a real team effort.
Speaking last Sunday at Tara Raceway where she received the 2017 Leading Trainer and Greyhound of the Year awards, Stanley acknowledged the great support of her owners as well as her behind the scenes staff Lizzie and Tracey.
“Nifty (Lenehan) has also been a great help, especially as we have so many to trial on a regular basis, while the assistance of Mo Canala and Richard Clayfield on race days has been much appreciated,” she said.
She also confirmed Greyhound of the Year Fiorelli Rose had been retired and that the daughter of Premier Fantasy x Tarks Jewel would return to owners Angela Langton and Sue Smith and possibly be mated with Fernando Bale.
Fiorelli Rose won nine races for the year at Tara Raceway, including the Anniversary Cup, which Stanley described as the highlight of what had been a very successful year.
Meanwhile, the Stanley owned and trained Berry Bling, who won nine races as well as running 11 minor placings in a 38-start career, is shortly due on season and will be mated with leading sire Barcia Bale.
By Lochinvar Marlow x Lady Bling, Berry Bling won the 2016 SA Country Cup at Strathalbyn when representing the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club.