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Winners come in all shapes and sizes

Sunday, December 31, 2017

When it comes to Koroit couple Carolyn and Gerald McKenna’s Nolen x Fawn Bay litter it’s probably fair to say that the pups threw to their mother.

Handler Mo Canala and Gerald McKenna with the pint-sized Mongolian Bay after his win at Tara Raceway last week.

A daughter of Tuiaki and the unraced Troublemaker Bay, the 22 kilogram Fawn Bay, also unraced, whelped the litter of six dogs and one bitch in December 2015.

And at Tara Raceway’s meeting last Wednesday it was Mongolian Bay, at start number 14, who led all the way in the Metal Worx Maiden Stake (400 m) to defeat Chatterbox Laura by a length in 23.70 seconds and give the litter its first win.

Interestingly, the winner is a male greyhound with his official racing weight last week posted at 23.8 kilograms which makes him one of the smallest dogs going around at the moment, or any other time for that matter. In fact, Mongolian Bay would be smaller than the majority of bitches currently racing.

The McKennas, who also bred the litter, said that while the pups never wanted for anything they were always small with Nolen Bay, who has had one run at Tara Raceway, the biggest at 27 kilograms.

“Ranger Bay is about 24½ kilograms and Aristo Bay 22½ kilograms while the only bitch in the litter,  Empire Bay, who is yet to race, weighs 21 kilograms,” Gerald McKenna said.

While Fawn Bay and Troublemaker Bay were unraced, dig deeper into the pedigree of Mongolian Bay and plenty of winning form can be found, not the least being that of Hall Of Famer National Lass.


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