This Week In Racing History

JULY

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The beautifully-bred black bitch Ascapella Miss (Chariot Charm x Fullock) took out the 1973 Strathalbyn Puppy Championship, running 32.30 to equal the race record.

Mid City Mandy downed Rocky by a neck with Miss Brook third in the 2006 AWM Distance Title (725 metres, the Meadows). Mid City Mandy ran 42.66 to set a new race record, clipping just 1/100th off the previous mark set by Classy Customer two years earlier.

Exclusive One ran 25.87 to set a new track record over 472 metres at Bulli in 2012.

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The NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners, and Trainers Association (GBOTA) was officially registered in 1939. Ern Scully was the first secretary with Gus Gumpers as the first president.

Local sprinter Baguio defeated another local star, Wade Park, by half a length with Victorian Mandarin Girl a half length away third in the 1976 Interstate Challenge, run over 530 metres at Wentworth Park. NSW sprinter Busy’s Chief was fourth with Victorian Golden Spur fifth and last. Baguio ran a race record 31.15.

Queen Lauryn downed Voodoo Prince and Kallan Bale to win the 2009 Darwin Cup, running a new track record time of 31.22 for the 537-metre trip.

AUGUST

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Queensland star Faithful Hawk downed Big Bad Luther by a neck to win the 1998 Young Star Classic over 520 metres at Wentworth Park, running a race record 30.44.

Majority Rules, from Western Australia, took out the 2008 Darwin Cup from Poldar Eyes and New Coin, earning $20,000 for the victory.

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Ascapella Miss won over 512 metres at Angle Park, in 1973, running 30.86 and lowering Fawn Esquire’s six-month old track record of 30.91.

Alpha Brava took out the 1975 Dave Alexander Memorial Classic by five lengths from Odious, run over 500 yards at Harold Park. He ran a fast 26.48 from box seven.

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Champion sprinter Farrago was sold by Sydney businessman Walter Frankel for a record price of 4,000 guineas (£4,200) in 1951 to breeder Albert Carter. This broke previous record price of 500 guineas (£525) set in 1944 for King Jerry.

Jazzy Tom won the 1996 Young Star Classic (520 metres, Wentworth Park) by a length and a half from Tried And True with Kedo’s Millie an equal margin away third. Jazzy Tom ran the trip in a new race record of 30.87, taking 12/100ths off the previous mark set the previous year by Gaylene.

Lucy’s Light defeated Miss Brook by a neck with Miss Grub third in the President’s Cup, run over 710 metres at Albion Park.

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Top-class big track sprinter El Gazelle defeated Top Farewell by three-quarters of a length with Ruth Earl a similar distance away third in the 1973 TAB Tracks’ Championship, run over 457 metres at Harold Park.

Good As Tom downed Bronze Venture and Fiesta Ben in the 1977 Sandown Hurdle Championship.

Bright Ebony ran 23.04 to set a new track record over 420 metres at Tweed Heads in 2001.

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Dupondy Two annexed the 1968 Silver Chief Classic, run over 560 yards at Olympic Park, running 30.11/16 and earning his connections $2,000 for the win.

Pol’s Duke set a new track record of 31.14/16 for the 555 yards hurdle distance at Sandown Park in 1972.