Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Print The Money, owned locally by the Southern Bar Boys Syndicate, went within a head last Thursday night of collecting the $75,000 first prize in the Group 1 Sky Racing Hobart Thousand (461 m).
Trained at Avalon in Victoria by Michelle Mallia-Magri, who won the 2012 Hobart Thousand with Blackall’s Boss, Print The Money stormed home to run a desperately close second to Rock Up Top and pick up a still sizeable $18,000 in prizemoney.
Syndicate members Don Gordon, Diesel and Ward Leicester, Rohan Von Stanke and Dion Pannenburg had been hoping Print The Money – the fastest of the heat winners – would have been the first SA-owned greyhound to win the Hobart Thousand since Erin’s Ace in 1949.
Bred by the syndicate, Print The Money, who has now raced on 36 occasions for 12 wins, 14 minor placings and more than $46,000 in prizemoney, is by Red Lesta, who won 22 races, and ran 34 minor placings for the Southern Bar Boys.
The Hobart Thousand is Australia’s longest-running greyhound classic, first conducted in 1935 over 410 yards and won by Elwick Boy.