Monday, July 29, 2019
A win at Warrnambool last Thursday night by Dyna Quota in the Special Event over 650 metres and earlier an impressive 390 metre debut from Burst The Seam was just the start of a big few days for Portland trainer Nicole Stanley.
Dyna Quota put in a huge effort to run down Thomeli Monster and Aston It Is in a time of 37.57 seconds, the win continuing the terrific run owners Glen Burns, Scott Brandon and Danny Fraser have enjoyed with the daughter of Dyna Double One and Jayney Bale.
The trio purchased her last November for $1000 after she was suspended for an indiscretion at Cranbourne, transferred her to Stanley and have since seen her win a further nine races at Angle Park, Warrnambool and Mount Gambier for stakemoney in excess of $35,000.
The Lang Lang-based Burns also owns Burst The Seam, the black dog leading all the way at Warrnambool when clocking a smart 22.14 seconds.
And it was only by chance that nine months earlier Burns had come across an advertisement for cheap pups for sale by Barcia Bale x Bit Berger, the litter having been bred by Todd Chatwin of Johnsonville in Victoria.
“With Bit Berger having won 21 races and half the rearing already done I thought I did pretty well to pick up two pups – later to race as Burst The Seam and Causing Drama – from the litter for $3500 each,” Burns said.
“But I have to say they were something of a handful. They barked, dug holes and generally annoyed everyone. In the end, though, they broke-in above average and Nicole had been keen to have a go with them.”
Burns first became involved in greyhound racing seven years ago, gradually increasing his involvement to the extent that he now owns and/or trains something like 30 greyhounds.
Tara Raceway regulars may remember Bit Berger, who prior to winning city races in Victoria, won three races at the local track in late 2013 and early 2014 for the wheelchair-bound trainer Ben Hughes, based at the time in Naracoorte.
And for the second time this year, Stanley finished with four winners for the day when Zambora Club, Wrackmere, Verev and Nangkita Keats were successful at Tara Raceway’s meeting on Sunday.