Australia’s Best Bitches Centre Stage At Sandown

Miss Mini Mouse Winning Earlier This Year
Miss Mini Mouse Winning Earlier This Year

Greyhound racing’s leading ladies will converge on this Thursday night for the heats of the $72,500 Solo .

The 40 greyhounds contesting the heats have combined to win over $2.4 million in prizemoney, and include five individual 1 winners.

will attempt to become the first greyhound since to defend her crown, while Hybrid Theory will attempt to emulate Paua To Burn’s 2004 feat of completing the Group 1 Laurels-Sapphire Crown Classic double and collect the $10,000 on offer if successful.

Betty’s Angel, who completed the 2006 Sapphire Crown-Melbourne Cup double, is seeking her fourth Group 1 success and will be joined by litter-sister Miss Mini Mouse, who has won three of her five starts since returning from a 10-month lay off.

was runner up in 2007 and will be looking to go one better in 2008. ’s four-year old has been racing in career best form of late, taking out the Group 1 Paws of Thunder earlier in the month before running a gallant third in Saturday’s Group 1 Topgun at The Meadows.

Exciting Western Australian sprinter Miss and Queensland speed machine Queen Lauryn will also take their place in the heats.

The first heat off the Solo Sapphire Crown will be run at 8.28pm and kicks off the Sandown quaddie. The boxdraw for the final will be conducted on-course after race 10 and will be available on www.sandowngreyhounds.com.au from 10.30pm.

The $50,000 to the winner final will be conducted on Thursday 6 November 2008.

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