2023 Group 2 All Stars Sprint puts rising sire Tommy Shelby firmly on the map

The 2023 2 at produced a thrilling result for rising greyhound sire , with West On Boonie winning, and finishing third.

The promising son of a three-time winning WA champion impressively took out the 2023 All Stars Sprint at Cannington on Saturday night, with his littermate finishing third.

West On Boonie, by Tommy Shelby out of , made good use of the prized inside box draw to burn to the lead early in the $60,000 to-the-winner final and hold out the +360 second favourite Elite Machine at the winning post for the first time.

Despite the attention of +250 race favourite, Electrified, in the back straight, West On Boonie was able to wrestle his way to a clear lead on the home corner.

The -trained youngster found enough of a margin to hold off Electrified all the way to the wire, with West On Boonie's litter brother and kennelmate King Tommy running home hard for third.

2023 Group 2 All Stars Sprint (Cannington, 520m) – West On Boonie (29.91) T: Chris Halse

West On Boonie won his Group 2 All Stars Sprint title at his 18th career race, which has already seen him win the 2023 Listed WestCha$e final in July at Cannington.

The Weston Weston syndicate owned greyhound finished third behind Runaway To Mars in last weeks 2023 Group 2 All Stars Sprint heats.

The blue dog has now won nine races and run four placings, including finishing runner-up to Disco Daisy in the 2023 Listed WA Bred Championship at Cannington in September.

Bred by , and by three-time Group 1 winning sire Tommy Shelby, West On Boonie remains undefeated from three box one race draws.

Keeping it a family affair, litter brother and kennelmate King Tommy scored a Group 2 third placing for owner-breeder Warwick.

King Tommy, who was previously twice placed at the listed race level, has now had 20 starts for 11 wins and six placings.

Both dogs originate from West On Violet's only litter of five dogs and three bitches, which includes 2023 Group 2 WA Oaks finalist Flying Freda.

Flying Freda finished runner-up to West On Boonie in the 2023 Listed WestCha$e final at Cannington.

The three littermates and kennelmates are the best progeny so far of young sire Tommy Shelby, who is making waves in the Australian stud dog ranks despite being based in WA.

With the progeny of Tommy Shelby making headlines, astute east-coast Australian greyhound breeders are sure to more actively seek out the WA greyhound sire who stands at Steve Withers property in Casuarina.

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