2008 Australian Greyhound Of The Year Finalists Announced

2008 Australian Greyhound Of The Year Finalist Chinatown Lad
2008 Australian Greyhound Of The Year Finalist Chinatown Lad
The AGRA committee has announced the three finalists for the 2008 AGRA Greyhound of the Year.

Chinatown Lad, El Galo and Fallen Zorro will now be judged by the panel and one crowned the winner of the coveted award.

The panel consists of administrators and media representatives from each state and a group of national media representatives from Print, Radio and Television (Australian Racing Greyhound does not have a represetntative on the panel).

The panel will be asked to allocate votes 3, 2 and 1 to the three finalists in order of each judge’s preference in a secret vote. The votes will be tallied at AGRA’s inaugural National Awards night to be held at the Sheraton On the Park in Sydney on Friday April the 3rd.

On this exciting night the other National Award winners will be also announced they are Trainer of the Year, Sire and Dam of the Year and the Run of the Year.

Sky Channel camera’s will be in attendance at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom to capture a presentation package which will be shown on the “Catching Pen” the following Sunday.

The previous five winners of the AGRA Australian Greyhound of the Year are 2002 Boomeroo, 2003 Bombastic Shiraz, 2004 Whisky Assassin, 2005 Pure Octane, 2006 Betty’s Angel and 2007 Flashing Floods.

2008 AGRA Greyhound Of The Year Finalists

    Chinatown Lad

  • (Dog – December 2005 Lilli Pilli Lad- Chinatown Babe)
  • Race starts 2008: 32 – 16 wins, 7 seconds, 5 thirds
  • Owner: Katrina Gregory
  • Trainer: Shane Whitney (Brighton, Tasmania)
  • Winner: Group 1 Albion Park Gold Cup, Group 1 Sandown Cup, Group 3 Stayers Challenge WA, Group 3 Chairman’s Cup
  • Finalist: Group 1 Perth Galaxy (3rd), Group 2 AWM Distance Title (3rd), Group 2 Sydney Cup (4th)
  • Total Career Prizemoney: $218,820
    El Galo

  • (Male – November 2005 Where’s Pedro-Roxy Reason)
  • Race starts 2008: 34 – 24 wins, 6 second, 2 thirds
  • Owner: Seona Hood (Pearcedale)
  • Trainer: Jason Thompson (Pearcedale, Victoria)
  • Winner: Group 1 Topgun; Group 1 Brisbane Cup; Group 2 Bendigo Cup; Group 2 Warrnambool Cup; Group 2 Gold Coast Cup; Group 3 Bulli Gold Cup.
  • Finalist: Group 1 Australian Cup (2nd); Group 1 Paws of Thunder (3rd); Group 2 Wangaratta Cup (3rd); Group 2 Horsham Cup (5th).
  • Total Career Prizemoney: $354,190
    Fallen Zorro

  • (Bitch – December 2005 Lilli Pilli Lad- Chinatown Babe)
  • Race starts 2008: 32 – 14 wins, 9 seconds, 7 thirds.
  • Owners: Terry Hasler & Colin Garity
  • Trainer: Shane Whitney (Brighton, Tasmania)
  • Winner: Group 2 McKenna Memorial, Group 2 Dillon Memorial, Group 2 Hume Cup, Group 2 Bold Trease, Group 3 Australian Stayers Invitation.
  • Finalist: Group 1 Sandown Cup (2nd), Group 1 Albion Park Cup (2nd), Group 1 National Distance Championship (3rd), Group 2 AWM Distance Title (2nd), group 2 Sydney Cup (3rd),Group 3 Chairman’s Cup (3rd).
  • Total Career Prizemoney: $222,260.