Fanta Bale earns $1 million in Group 1 Bold Trease

Fanta Bale defeats Zipping Lady in her Bold Trease heat. PIC: Paul Munt.

FANTA Bale (David Bale x Ucme Typhoon Aug ’14) stamped herself as one of the greatest dogs of all time with a sensational victory in Friday’s Bold Trease (715m) at Park.

The win took her earnings to $1,094,170 – making her the third greyhound to break the $1 million mark – and placing her in third spot on the all time earners list behind champion greyhounds (Kelsos Fusileer x Chloe Allen Mar ’13) and ( x Crystin Bale Mar ’13).

Friday’s Bold Trease win was particularly impressive as Fanta Bale had to work hard for the win. The black bitch jumped fairly from box three, settling in second spot on the inside of WA contender Petunia Monelli (Bella Infrared x Lara Monelli Apr ’15).

Approaching the 715m boxes, Fanta Bale pushed her way along the fence to , kicking clear of her rivals and holding off a late challenge from a gallant Packey Keeping (Bekim Bale x Kim Keeping May ’15) to win by three and one quarter lengths in a slick 41.98.

Trained by Rob Britton and owned by Paul Wheeler, Fanta Bale took her record to 52 starts for 35 wins, six seconds and five thirds.

She is the only greyhound to have a group 1 over 500, 600 and 700 and has now claimed seven wins at the highest level – the Group 1 Australian Cup, the Group 1 Hume Cup, the Group 1 , the Group 1 Albion Park Gold Cup and the Group 1 Championship in addition to the Bold Trease.

Additionally, she is also the winner of the Group 3 and the Group 3 Sydney Cup, having also finished second in the Group 2 Topgun Stayers, the Group 3 Racecallers, the Group 2 McKenna Memorial and third in the Group 2 Laurels.

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