AGRA’s Run of the Month for August 2011 has been awarded to new sprint sensation from the West Miata. Three times in August she lowered the Cannington 530 record with some extraordinary performances of sheer speed.
Back in late July Miata became the quickest ever Maiden winner clocking 30.18 at her first start, she then broke Velocette’s track record by a length at her third start (29.86), lowered that time at her fourth start (29.84) and then she ran even quicker stopping the clock at 29.81.
Many long time greyhound followers believe that after a track record run, greyhounds usually are flat the following start and usually don’t run as fast. Tell that to Miata, trainer Paul Stuart and owner Nicole Wheeler – Whye.
Miata began well from box 6 and led past the judge the first time with a first sectional split of 5.75, then lowered her previous second sectional split with a 13.42, while also stopping the third section at 18.73, the quickest she has ever been to that point.
From there she flew home winning by 18 lengths from Oxley Shazza in a track record time of 29.81.
In winning by the 17 lengths Miata raised another $8,500 for the Centre for Cerebral Palsy after winning $10,000 with her track record win the previous week for the Charity.
Miata raced again at Cannington on August 31st for yet another win in 29.98. She will contest her first Group event when she takes her place in the heats of the South Australian Oaks Thursday night at Angle Park. Miata is engaged in heat three and jumps from box three she trialed impressively at Angle Park on August 25 recording the quick time of 29.65.
Miata is a Red Fawn bitch whelped October 2009 by Bombastic Shiraz from Winsome Bluebird (Lansley Bale x Winsome Duchess) she is raced by Nicole Wheeler – Whye and trained by Paul Stuart at Oakford in Western Australia. She has raced seven times for a perfect score and her overall stake earnings stand at $11,925.
As usual there were some outstanding runs recorded in August but Miata got the nod for her outstanding performance to record three track records in the same month with her 29.81 deemed the best.
AGRA congratulates owner Nicole Wheeler – Whye, trainer Paul Stuart and Miata on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for August 2011. She joins the previous winners for 2011. Punk Warrior, He Knows Uno (2), Symmetry, Enry Walt, stayer Bobby Boucheau and Queenslander Bogie King.