Qld greyhound Black Reliance claims 2019 longest priced winner – twice
The now retired Queensland greyhound Black Reliance has won the dubious honour of Australia's longest priced greyhound winner for 2019. In a record that may never be broken, the greyhound won the honour twice in the same year!
The diminutive 28kg Kinloch Brae black bitch won her second race at start number 10 a Grafton greyhounds over the 407m trip in a very steady 23.42. Which is entirely unremarkable except for the fact the Christopher Smith owned and trained greyhound paid $342 for the win with UBet making her Australia's longest priced greyhound winner for 2019.
Incredibly Black Reliance made something of a habit of destroying punters hopes, as she claims the second highest winning dividend as well when she opened her winning account at her fifth start in an Albion Park Sunday 331m Maiden Final from box three in 19.51; paying $151 on Ubet again.
In a 46 start career Black Reliance won just twice more at Casino and Lismore paying just $8.00 and $16.00.
In 2018, Australia's longest priced greyhound betting winner was Alina Grand who was sent out for a late night Ballarat Grade 5 390m race as an unlikely winner paying $126 top price across greyhound bookmakers and $156 with Ubet on the tote.
Underlining the changing face of modern greyhound betting and betting in general, in 2008 the longest priced winner in Australian greyhound racing was only $78.60 at a Shepparton greyhound meeting.