Friday, July 6, 2018
While Warrnambool hobby trainer Peter Rowan has only “vague recollections” of winning a race at the old Glenburnie greyhound track, his trip over for Thursday’s time-graded meeting with Sanya Bay and Yolk’s Boy is certainly one he’ll remember for a while.
Having her second start at the track after running second to Assertive Fury last month, Sanya Bay led all the way from box one to defeat Miss Premier by 2¾ lengths in 23.87 seconds in the Metal Worx Stake (400 metres).
The win was Rowan’s first at the Lake Terrace East venue and his first with Sanya Bay, a former NSW bitch which had won one race at Richmond from 20 starts prior to him taking her over as a giveaway in April.
By Kinloch Brae, the winner is out of the former smart bitch Rozehill Sanya – 29.89 sec. The Meadows (525 m), 27.01 sec. Horsham (480 m), 29.28 sec. Sandown Park (515 m) and 25.18 sec. Warrnambool (450 m).
Speaking after Thursday’s win, Rowan, involved in the sport “off and on” for more than 40 years, said he had always been more than happy to simply potter around with a couple of giveaway greyhounds and have a bit of fun.
“As I live in a built-up area of Warrnambool the main thing I look for is that the greyhounds are quiet. Actually, Sanya Bay is probably one of the best I’ve had in terms of temperament – she’s quiet and clean and causes no trouble whatsoever.”
Yolk’s Boy is still to win a race after 40 starts but he was in the money for a sixth time when coming from well back to run second to first starter Cee Me Turbo in the Laser Electrical Stake (400 m).
By Fabregas x Rookie’s Girl, Yolk’s Boy (a litter brother to handy galloper Redda) also obviously has the right temperament as he’s been in the Rowan kennels since late 2016.