AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for July 2009 is Victorian sprint warrior Trew Millions. The aging star broke through to win his first group race final in the Group 1 Winter Carnival Cup at Albion Park on July 23.
After 13 tries and three runners up in Group ones he finally scored a well disserved feature final win. It was certainly a delight for the owner-training partnership team of Dennis Trewin and Tina Womann. The Winter Carnival Cup has been a lucky race for them, they have won it on three of the last six occasions.
After a second to High Earner in a heat of the Gold Coast Cup, Trew Millions had no luck in the final, finishing unplaced behind Velocette. However he came out on July 16 and again made a group one final with an impressive heat win in the Winter Cup defeating Dyna Forte in 30.05 after leading all the way.
Returning for the final on July 23 Trew Millions ($10.00) was given an outside chance of winning given the quality of the field. Always in a handy position throughout Trew Millions came from the clouds after the field turned for home arriving right on time to run down early leader Dyna Forte and hold off the fast finishing Turanza Bale in 30.17.
Trew Millions returned to Victoria where he will be set for another crack at the National Sprint Title with the heats and final to be held at the Meadows on August 15 and 22. With this year’s National final to held at Cannington in West Australia on September 5. It is a track where Trew Millions recorded an unlucky second behind Miss Slick in this year’s Group 1 Perth Cup final in March.
Trew Millions is a Black dog whelped August 2005 by Brett Lee from Chloe Jones (Jones Junior x Our Legend). He is raced by Dennis Trewin and trained by Tina Womann. He has now raced on 83 occasions for 32 wins and 26 placings and the $50,000 first prize for the Winter Cup took his overall stake earnings to $291,680.
In was another competitive month and Trew Millions edged out Group two winners Zambola Bale, Amity Bale, Velocette and Dentax Bale for the monthly award.
AGRA congratulates Dennis Trewin, Tina Womann & Trew Millions on being awarded the AGRA July Greyhound of the Month. He joins High Earner, Mantra Lad, Dana Beatrice, Miss Slick, Gunnadoo Magic and Velocette as the AGRA Greyhound of the Month winners in 2009.