Sunday, January 5, 2020
Tara Raceway’s long-time 400 metre track record was broken at Sunday’s meeting when Dyna Carnie turned in a blistering run to defeat Azumi Stringer by 8¼ lengths in the ProGreyhoundTips.com final in a time of 22.74 seconds.
The previous record of 22.78 seconds was established almost four years ago on February 19, 2016 by the Tom Cryer trained Cryer’s Ricky who a fortnight prior to that had equalled Ireland’s Oyster’s record of 22.83 seconds which had been recorded on January 30, 2015 for Peter Franklin.
The first greyhound to break the 23-second barrier at Tara Raceway was the Richard Clayfield trained Slipper’s Might who ran 22.93 seconds on March 28, 2014, the previous record of 23.05 seconds established by Garry Marshman’s Star Doll on April 19, 2013.
The beautifully-bred Dyna Carnie, by the US sire Kelsos Fusileer out of Xylia Allen, a winner of 40 races and more than $700,000 in stakemoney, is raced by leading Adelaide owners Tim Aloisi and Matt Lehman and trained at Allendale East by David Peckham.
Peckham took over the training of Dyna Carnie in November and has now won four races at Tara Raceway – over 400 metres and 600 metres – with the litter brother to the former NZ champion stayer Dyna Weslyn.
Dyna Carnie is now his second current record holder at Tara Raceway, Pirate’s Curse running 34.79 seconds over 600 metres on April 21, 2019.
On a day dominated by the track’s three leading trainers, Peckham also was successful with Silent Jacko, Squishy Pea and Missing Mate while Tracie Price, of Compton, had cause to get excited by Tandiki’s win in the Swallow Drive Meats Stake (400 m) prior to Wise Stella winning the last race.
And Jackie Dee’s strong all the way 6½ lengths win over Banjo Lass in 30.07 seconds in the O’Brien Electrical Stake (512 m) was the first leg of a running double for Portland trainer Nicole Stanley, Close Your Eyes then grabbing Rotate in the shadows of the post in the Metal Worx Stake (512 m) to score by a neck in 30.10 seconds.