High Earner’s 2009 WA Derby Win

The 2009 Brittons Formal Wear W.A. Derby confirmed Queensland's next greyhound racing star when ($2.80) won the Britton's by 2 lengths in 30.29 for trainer .

Robartson and her husband Dave are formerly from WA and won the WA Derby in 1992 and 1994 with Eljay and Michael's Tears before heading across to QLD.

Reports are that this young dog may be even better than Australian El Galo who they bred before selling to Melbourne connections.

High Earner was slowly away but went to the first peg in 5.77 before 13.38 and 18.76 sectional along the back before stopping the clock at 30.29 a length outside of Octanol's record of 30.24 set last year.

Runner up was fellow Queenslander Dashing Corsair ($6.80) with third place going to South Australian Savage Shaker ($6.70).

High Earner will now head back to Queensland for their Derby and then a possible Melbourne campaign, but this time Robartson has no intentions of selling the brilliant youngster who they also bred.

High Earner is a Black dog whelped May 2007 by Collision from outstanding dam line and brood bitch Double Guess (Wild Season x ) he is owned and trained by David & Christine Robartson from Churchable in Queensland.

High Earner has raced only 17 times for eleven wins and five placings, his prizemoney earnings took a big boost with the Derby's first prize of $35,000 taking his over all stake money to $79,870.

After the placings in the WA Derby the field finished in the following order 4th Heart Of Buderus ($19.60), 5th Benn($4.60), 6th Congratulations ($14.70) 7th Octane Show ($5.80) and ($44.60).

Listed below is the WA Derby honour roll, this feature for age restricted dog pups was first conducted at Cannington in 1976. Since that time it has been a well sought after major event on the WA Calendar each year.

Most notable winners would be Swift Glade (1983) a brilliant sprinter who campaigned successfully in the east under the guidance of . Prince Of Tigers (1997) he brilliantly won the Group 1 Sprint final in Adelaide in 1997 and had his career tragically cut short by injury.

Reggemite(1998) arguably the best ever sprinter to come out of the west he won a Sandown Shoot Out in 1998 and was runner up in the Top Gun to the all conquering Rapid Journey. Plus recent winner Victorian Sun Hero (2004) who also enjoyed a wonderful race career, reaching no less than 17 group race finals, for four wins and eight placings. He made five group one's winning the Perth Cup and amassed $316,950 in prizemoney.

Group 2 WA Derby Honour Roll

  • 1976 Rajundi
  • 1977 Mister Toewyte
  • 1978 Wind Warning
  • 1979 Dark Gramoi
  • 1980 Pop's Jester
  • 1981 Power Play
  • 1982 Mum's Jester
  • 1983 Swift Glade
  • 1984 Zelrob
  • 1985 Icy Fox
  • 1986 Janarlee Tiger
  • 1987 Black Review
  • 1988 Cheatin' Charmer
  • 1989 Tim's Chariot
  • 1990 Liz's Champ
  • 1991 New Temlock Two
  • 1992 Eljay
  • 1993 Nikemos
  • 1994 Michael's Tears
  • 1995 Steve's Pride
  • 1996 Frogmore Ferrari
  • 1997 Prince Of Tigers
  • 1998 Reggemite
  • 1999 Paddy's Fault
  • 2000 Blue Catona
  • 2001 Clear Havoc
  • 2002 Osti's Warrior
  • 2003 Regal Bazz
  • 2004 Sun Hero
  • 2005 Magic Trance
  • 2006 Spitfire Jet
  • 2007 Mandagery Man
  • 2008 Octanol
  • 2009 High Earner
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wayne Rooney
wayne Rooney
14 years ago

I work at casino landfill nsw and have came across the trophy of janarlee tiger the 1986 winner of the wa canning show cup . do you have any intrest in the cup as it was thrown out on the tip.