Monday, March 2, 2020
Khlo Money’s win in Sunday’s Progreyhoundtips.com Stake (400 metres), a heat of a grade five series, broke a long run of outs not only for the dog but also for her trainer, Robert Duncan of Portland.
The win was the 31½ kilogram fawn bitch’s first win since last May when she had been successful at Geelong while for Duncan it had been two years since his last winner at Tara Raceway with Xtreme Gift.
Raced by Lara-based breeder Shane Fisher, she was having her second start for Duncan after joining his kennels in January on the back of eight wins on Victorian tracks.
For Khlo Money it was a case of a series of setbacks resulting in last Sunday being only the eleventh start since her last win 10 months ago. And she quickly put herself in the race, taking the lead off the back before running out a 2½ length winner over Bronte Jakit in 23.39 seconds.
From a breeding point of view they certainly don’t come much better, Khlo Money by Barcia Bale out of the fully imported Ucme Typhoon who did all her racing in Australia – 68 starts for 11 wins and 19 placings – and also the dam of Fanta Bale (42 wins, $1.36m in stakemoney).
Duncan’s involvement with Mount Gambier greyhound racing goes back to 1987 and Glenburnie where Durafi, of which he was a part-owner, won the Mount Gambier Cup for trainer Connie Miller.
Fast forward 20 years and Duncan trained the winner of the 2007 cup with Army Officer defeating Cape Arrow at the current venue on Lake Terrace East.
Meanwhile, participants are reminded that week day trials, previously conducted on Tuesdays, will now be conducted from 9 o’clock on Wednesday mornings at Tara Raceway.
And participants are also reminded that nominations for the Thursday, March 12 time-graded meeting at Tara Raceway will close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Friday, March 6 due to the Adelaide Cup holiday on Monday, March 9.