Damek Named Tasmanian Greyhound Of The Year 2010

The Launceston Greyhound Racing Club in conjunction with Tasracing hosted the Country Club Tasmania Launceston Cup and Tasracing’s Greyhound Awards Presentation Dinner at The TOTE Racing Centre on Saturday Night 12 February 2011.

At the function to announce the winners attended by 200 guests, Damek was named the 2010 Tasmanian Greyhound of the Year.

Damek, owned by Peter Phillips of Copping and trained by Eileen Thomas of Invermay, won the award after winning 23 races from his 25 Tasmanian starts during the year.

Other award winners announced were:

  • Leading Trainer – Anthony Bullock (161 winners for the year)
  • Leading Owner – Peter Phillips (55 wins during the year)
  • Most Consistent Greyhound – Damek
  • Leading Broodbitch – World’s Finest (Owned by Peter Phillips) – (World’s Finest’s progeny won 55 races during 2010)
  • Leading Sire – Where’s Pedro (Owned by Tony Lockett in New South Wales) – (Where’s Pedro’s progeny won 207 races in Tasmania during 2010)

TASMANIAN GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR 2010 – DAMEK

The Greyhound of the Year Selection Panel is appointed to determine one greyhound to be named as Greyhound of the Year.

Having won 23 of his Tasmanian starts and being placed second in the State National Sprint Championship with his only unplaced Tasmanian run being in the final of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand, the Panel this year had their task made easy with the unanimous decision to name Damek as the Greyhound of the Year for 2010.

Damek is owned by Peter Phillips of Copping and was trained by Eileen Thomas of Invermay.

Amongst his major wins were:

• A Heat and the Final of thetote.com.au Maiden Thousand at Hobart.
• A Heat and the Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the Betfair State National Sprint Championship at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of The Mercury St Leger at Hobart
• The Wally Lake Memorial at Hobart
• A Heat and the Final of the Betfair Tasmanian Gold Cup at Hobart
• A Heat of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand

He broke the track record at Launceston twice in April and then in October he broke the track record at Hobart only to come out in November and break it again.

LEADING TASMANIAN TRAINER 2010 – ANTHONY BULLOCK

This award is determined on a points system of five for a win, two for a second and 1 for a third.

Anthony Bullock of Exeter won the award with 161 winners, 176 seconds and 133 thirds amassing a total of 1290 points, Susan Gittus with 1007 points and Gary Johnson with 804 points.

Anthony had 42 greyhounds win the 161 races with his most prolific winners being:

Posh Di – 14 wins including:
• A Heat and the Final of the Glenorchy City Council Easter Plate at Hobart
• A Heat of the tattsbet.com State National Distance Championship at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Big Dog Racing Supplement Series at Launceston
• Two Heats and the Final of the Launceston Mitsubishi Medley Series at Launceston

Kialdu Anna – 10 wins including:
• A Heat of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the Jet Pets Tasmanian Oaks Heats at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Furniture City Ladies Bracelet at Launceston

Posh Emma – 10 wins including:
• A Heat of the Furniture City Gift at Hobart
• A Heat of the Betfair Tasmanian Country Oaks at Devonport
• A Heat of the Jet Pets Tasmanian Oaks at Launceston

Posh Luke – 10 wins including:
• A Heat of the Minister’s Gift at Devonport

Callamac Blaze – 8 wins including:
• A Heat of the Minister’s Gift at Devonport

LEADING TASMANIAN OWNER 2010 – PETER PHILLIPS

This award is determined on the number of races won by an individual or partnership during the year.

Peter Phillips from Copping took out that award with 55 winners last year.

He had 8 greyhounds which won races last year, with his most prolific winners being:

Damek – 23 wins including:
• A Heat and the Final of thetote.com.au Maiden Thousand at Hobart.
• A Heat and the Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the Betfair State National Sprint Championship at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of The Mercury St Leger at Hobart
• The Wally Lake Memorial at Hobart
• A Heat and the Final of the Betfair Tasmanian Gold Cup at Hobart
• A Heat of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand

Daegan – 9 wins including:
• A Semi Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic
• Two Heats of the Minister’s Gift – the first at Launceston and a week later the second at Devonport

Decembrist – 9 wins including:
• A Semi Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic
• A Heat of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the WHK Pinnacle Classic at Devonport
• A Heat of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand

Demetria – 4 wins including:
• A heat of the Winning Edge Kibble and Biscuits Purse at Hobart

Abira – 4 wins

TASMANIA’S MOST CONSISTENT GREYHOUND 2010 – DAMEK

This award is based on Tasmanian performances on a points system of five for a win, two for a second and one for a third.

Damek with a record of 23 wins and 1 second from 25 Tasmanian starts, accumulated 117 points to earn him the title of Tasmania’s Most Consistent Greyhound for 2010.

Damek is owned by Peter Phillips of Copping and is trained by Eileen Thomas at Invermay.

Amongst his major wins were:
• A Heat and the Final of thetote.com.au Maiden Thousand at Hobart.
• A Heat and the Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the Betfair State National Sprint Championship at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of The Mercury St. Leger at Hobart
• The Wally Lake Memorial at Hobart
• A Heat and the Final of the Betfair Tasmanian Gold Cup at Hobart
• A Heat of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand

He broke the track record at Launceston twice in April and then in October he broke the track record at Hobart only to come out in November and break it again.

TASMANIA’S LEADING BROODBITCH 2010 – WORLD’S FINEST

This award is determined on the number of races won in Tasmania by Tasmanian bred progeny.

World’s Finest won the award with her progeny winning 55 races during 2010.

World’s Finest is by Stylish Teddy from Kenny’s Best Pal and is owned by Peter Phillips of Copping.

She had 8 of her progeny win, namely:

Damek – 23 wins including:
• A Heat and the Final of thetote.com.au Maiden Thousand at Hobart.
• A Heat and the Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the Betfair State National Sprint Championship at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of The Mercury St. Leger at Hobart
• The Wally Lake Memorial at Hobart
• A Heat and the Final of the Betfair Tasmanian Gold Cup at Hobart
• A Heat of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand

Daegan – 9 wins including:
• A Semi Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic
• Two Heats of the Minister’s Gift – the first at Launceston and a week later the second at Devonport

Decembrist – 9 wins including:
• A Semi Final of the Launceston Veterinary Hospital Breeders Classic
• A Heat of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the WHK Pinnacle Classic at Devonport
• A Heat of the Wrest Point Hobart Thousand

Demetria – 4 wins including:
• A heat of the Winning Edge Kibble and Biscuits Purse at Hobart

Abira – 4 wins
Cope – 3 wins
Balas – 2 wins
Yep – 1 win

TASMANIA’S LEADING SIRE 2010 – WHERE’S PEDRO

This award is determined on the number of races won by his progeny in Tasmania.

Where’s Pedro backed up his award last year by winning the award again in 2010 with his 63 of his progeny winning 207 races during 2010.

Where’s Pedro, by Brett Lee from Elusive Rebel, is owned by the Tony Lockett in New South Wales.

His most prolific winners were:

High Choice – 12 wins including:
• The Big Moose Damsel’s Dash at Hobart
• A Heat of the Betfair Easter Cup at Hobart
• The Final of the TGOTBA Division 1 Series at Hobart
• A Heat of the Betfair State National Sprint Championship.

Kialdu Anna – 10 wins including:
• A Heat of the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic at Launceston
• A Heat of the Jet Pets Tasmanian Oaks at Launceston
• A Heat and the Final of the Furniture City Ladies Bracelet at Launceston

Regent Typhoon – 10 wins including:
• A Heat of the Rapidvite Tasmanian Country Derby at Devonport

Ice Krystals – 9 wins including:
• The Charmer Lodge Laurels at Hobart

Fisherman – 8 wins including:
• A Heat of the Country Club Tasmania Launceston Cup
• A Heat of the Betfair Tasmanian Gold Cup at Hobart