GRSA Names Quinton Bale 2008 SA Greyhound Of The Year

On Saturday night South Australian Greyhound Racing held its annual awards night to conicde with the Adelaide Cup Series.

On the night the SA Greyhound Of The Year was named from the five finalists : Dads Memento, Drink Driver, Quinton Bale, Risk It and Scull Murphy.

GRSA annouced the Shaun Matcott trained Quinton Bale as the 2008 SA Greyhound of the Year for owner Paul Wheeler.

He won the award by one vote of the 2007 SA Greyhound Of The Year winner Scull Murphy, who was looking for back to back wins.

During 2008, Quinton Bale had 32 starts for 18 wins and 7 placings and earnt connections $7,345 in prizemoney.

He was named SA Greyhound of the Month for July & October, and feature wins included Heat, Semi Final & Final of the 2008 Metro Holden Champion Puppy Classic, Heat & Final City Dismantlers SA Sprint Championship, Consolation Final of The Bunyip Gawler Gold Cup, and also managed a Victorian metropolitan win at The Meadows (Vic).

Quinton Bale’s best times for the year were 29.53 (515m Angle Park)a nd 30.77 (531m Gawler).

Risk It was named SA Distance Greyhound of the Year.

Dad’s Memento was named the SA Bred Greyhound of the Year.