Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The 4½-year-old Cheyenne Black made it three wins in succession when knocking over a pretty handy field of short-coursers in last Sunday’s Klaassens Contractors Open Stake (400 m) at Tara Raceway.
Nearing 100 starts, the daughter of Cosmic Chief and Eva’s Flame settled midfield before finishing powerfully in the home straight to run down Problem Solved and Greyhound of the Year leader Oh No Beta.
The winning sequence, which commenced back in April, came after Cheyenne Black had been out of the winner’s list since September last year.
But the black bitch has been a tremendous acquisition for Serviceton couple David and Valerie Brodhurst who purchased her for $1200 in October 2015 prior to her going on to win 16 races at Tara Raceway.
The only downside to last Sunday’s win was the absence of David Brodhurst who at the moment is battling serious health issues.
Let’s hope Cheyenne Black’s win helped, in some small way, to lift the spirits of one of the good guys of greyhound racing.