AGRA’s Run of the Month for April 2008 has been awarded to former Victorian now WA stayer Elektra. The fast finishing black bitch who won the 2006 AGRA Run Of The Year is the first greyhound to win a monthly award three years in succession.
Elektra again put up an amazing performance to win the Group 1 Galaxy on Perth Cup final night over the 715 metres at Cannington on April 12.
The big crowd was brought to their feet with excitement when Elektra staged one of her barn storming performances.
Standing the leaders up some 15 lengths early in the race she started her long ranging run when the field was well into the back straight. As she has done so many times in her carrerr she weaved her way past runners storming home between the leaders to snatch victory in the shadows of the post.
The crowd noise was deafening as there is no greater excitement in greyhound racing than witnessing this type of win. You can relive all the excitement of this fantastic win below.
Elektra is raced by Keith & Daniel Harding and trained by Keith at Southern River in WA. She is a Black Bitch whelped February 2004 by Primo Uno from Natural Class (Lansley Bale x Hoppy’s Star).
Elektra has won 23 of her 80 starts and has been placed on 31 occasions her current stake earnings stand at $226,745.
Elektra was the stand out performance for the month, as always there were some outstanding runs recorded in April. Queen Lauryn equalling the Wentworth Park track record recording 29.51 Knocka Norris recording 24.81 also equalling the Warrnambool track record and Lochinvar Prada equalling the track record at Gosford over the 400 metres recording 22.89.
Elektra joins the previous AGRA Run of the Month winners Knocka Norris, Made to Size and Queen Lauryn.
AGRA congratulates Elektra, owners Keith & Daniel Harding and trainer Keith Harding on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for April 2008.