Cindeen Shelby All The Way in Paws Final

A Victorian trained runner, like last year, was victorious when the Kel Greenough trained Cindeen Shelby won the 2009 NCA Paws Of Thunder courtesy of a brilliant beginning.

Box 1 held no joy for odds on favourite Dyna Lachlan – after a slow start and a chequered passage early her chances disappeared.

NSW featured strongly as the winner is owned in NSW, while second and third are both NSW owned and trained.
All honours were with the winner which started third favourite at $7.50. Take The Kitty for trainer Ken Cheetham ran second as a $4.90 second elect.

Snozz, a product on the 2008 Group 1 Schweppes Vic Peters Classic Final in which he ran second – Nitro Burst (1st) and Wonderous (3rd) – a series also contested by the likes of Amity Bale, Velocette, Jarvis Bale, Tifi, Shadow Boxer, Dazzle You, and Genista Thunder) ran a strong-finishing third at $16.70. Margins were 3 lengths by a neck. The winning time of 30.08 was outstanding considering the wet conditions which prevailed throughout the meeting.

The winner is owned in NSW by Ray Parkinson and did all her early racing when trained in NSW by Ray‟s son Deen, prior to being transferred to Kel Greenough in February this year.

Deen and his wife Michelle were on hand on Saturday – delighted recipients of the trophy and together with Kel Greenough received the accolades they so justly deserved for this outstanding win in this prestigious Group 1 event carrying a $100,000 winner‟s purse.

After the placed runners the field finished in the following order Dyna Lachlan ($1.90), Arthur Ritis ($17.90), Railway Max ($50.40), Excel Like Time ($9.80) and After Party ($10.50).

Cindeen Shelby is Red Fawn Bitch whelped August ’06 she is by Bombastic Shiraz from Proper Shelby (Royal Assassin x Proper Angel). She is raced by Ray Parkinson and trained by Kelvyn Greenough the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder win took her record to 39 starts for 22 wins and nine placings and prizemoney earnings of $212,050.

Listed below are the past winners of Paws Of Thunder which was formerly known as the St.Leger and first run in 1957. The NSW NCA restructured the prizemoney and the race name in 2001.

Paws Of Thunder Honour Roll

  • 1957 Idle Sign
  • 1958 Ebony Minda
  • 1959 Super Samson
  • 1960 Constant Raider
  • 1961 Elsie Moss
  • 1962 Black Top
  • 1963 Miss Warcroft
  • 1964 Revival King
  • 1965 Daily Tide
  • 1966 Sunset Fire
  • 1967 Another Glitter
  • 1968 Zoom Top
  • 1969 Beau Brin
  • 1970 Size Seven
  • 1971 Romantic Top
  • 1972 Likely Light
  • 1973 Trella Light
  • 1974 Busy’s Chief
  • 1975 Mighty Aussie
  • 1976 Palaver
  • 1977 Fine Arama
  • 1978 Oberon Lily
  • 1979 Lord Raleigh
  • 1980 Glider’s Son
  • 1981 Promises Free
  • 1982 Winifred Bale
  • 1983 Winston Lass
  • 1984 Beach Rhythm
  • 1985 Another Flash
  • 1986 Memories Gate
  • 1987 See Yah
  • 1988 Grizzly Bear
  • 1989 Jessica Kate
  • 1990 Dixie Lass
  • 1991 Little Denver
  • 1992 Iago
  • 1993 Leon Mal
  • 1994 Zazziam
  • 1995 Nine Inch Nails
  • 1996 Tamborine Dancer
  • 1997 Elle’s Commando
  • 1998 Waiwera Marika
  • 1999 Stately Bird
  • 2000 Some Secret
  • 2001 Suellen Bale
  • 2002 Modern Assassin
  • 2003 Winsome Shot
  • 2004 Kobble Rock
  • 2005 Pure Octane
  • 2006 Suave Fella
  • 2007 Leprechaun Pace
  • 2008 One Tree Hill
  • 2009 Cindeen Shelby