Luca Neveelk scores a sensational victory in 2015 Australian Cup

LUCA Neveelk has given Gerald Kleeven his first win at 1 level after nearly 50 years in the greyhound racing industry, taking out Saturday’s Australian Cup at The Meadows.

The blue chaser began uncharacteristically slow by his standards from box four and was outpaced in the first few strides by Lamia Bale (box eight) with Recruitment (box six) also punching up near the lead in the run to the winning post on the first occasion. However, was able to muster plenty of pace, joining Lamia Bale in the lead around the first turn before she was dragged down by Recruitment, with both greyhounds losing their forward positions as a result.

This interference left Luca Neveelk out in front, leading WA heavyweight (box three) by about four lengths heading into the back. The -trained dog looked to be the one to beat near the 600-metre boxes as he started cutting back the margin, but Luca Neveelk put in a determined effort and proved too good at the finish, scoring by just under three quarters of a length in a handy 29.97.

It was a rewarding victory for Kleeven, who bred the son of Talk’s Cheap and It’s A Neveelk with his wife Rose. Luca Neveelk has been an incredibly consistent greyhound for the Kleevens, winning 27 of his 36 starts with six minor placings.

His Group 1 Australian Cup title adds to his triumphs in the and Cups last year, with his prize money earnings now in excess of $490,000.

2015 Group 1 Australian Cup full results

1st: Luca Neveelk (box four) – Gerald Kleeven
2nd: Quartz Bale (box three) – Paul Stuart
3rd: Hostile (box two) – Darren Beasley
4th: Sisco Rage (box one) –
5th: Emrys (box five) – Mario Briganti
6th: Samus Allen (box seven) – Jenny Hunt
7th: Recruitment (box six) – Deborah Coleman
8th: Lamia Bale (box eight) –

1st Section: 5.05
2nd Section: 17.66
Time: 29.97
Scratchings: (1st Res), (2nd Res)

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Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Good shit Gerald ! One man I no who thoroughly deserves all success ! U old coger ! Jeremy Heys please give your sipnisos of the race

Pia Triaca
Pia Triaca
6 years ago

Congrats great win lovely dog tries his heart out

Jeremy Heys
Jeremy Heys
6 years ago

Terrible cup!
Didn’t deserve it.U0001f614
Charitable victory.
Weak race with all the scandals and Lamia Bale was robbed after the cheeky Luca Neveelk bit him

Hayden Goody
Hayden Goody
6 years ago

Bahahahaha what

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Lost his mind Hayden

Joe De Freitas
Joe De Freitas
6 years ago

Terrible cup? Lol After all the crap that’s gone on this win is for all those battlers and gives every1 hope .. Regardless of time etc shows if you hang in long enough and do the right thing you will overcome obstacles and be rewarded .. @ Jeremy didn’t deserve it ? I couldn’t see any1 more deserving of it ?

James Greyhound
James Greyhound
6 years ago

Jeremy your a goose. Or a gander.. Your so back to front your lost in this day and age.. Utter imbecile.

Pia Triaca
Pia Triaca
6 years ago

UCEM ( u cant educate mugs ) and you are jeremy

James Greyhound
James Greyhound
6 years ago

Jeremy Heys your a non compus goose.. I bet you’re taps leak.. Hey big mouth plumber.. More like goose plumbing to me hey you sook

Michelle Beamish
Michelle Beamish
6 years ago

Good on you Luca and Gerald Staying true to the sport we love.

Jeremy Heys
Jeremy Heys
6 years ago

Love you Sue.
If only you could detect sarcasm in text.

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Jermery your ffffed in the head , no idea

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Well said susesy q

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Good shit Gerald ! One man I no who thoroughly deserves all success ! U old coger ! Jeremy Heys please give your sipnisos of the race

Pia Triaca
Pia Triaca
6 years ago

Congrats great win lovely dog tries his heart out

Jeremy Heys
Jeremy Heys
6 years ago

Terrible cup!Didn’t deserve it.\U0001f614Charitable victory.Weak race with all the scandals and Lamia Bale was robbed after the cheeky Luca Neveelk bit him

Hayden Goody
Hayden Goody
6 years ago

Bahahahaha what

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Lost his mind Hayden

Joe De Freitas
Joe De Freitas
6 years ago

Terrible cup? Lol After all the crap that’s gone on this win is for all those battlers and gives every1 hope .. Regardless of time etc shows if you hang in long enough and do the right thing you will overcome obstacles and be rewarded .. @ Jeremy didn’t deserve it ? I couldn’t see any1 more deserving of it ?

James Greyhound
James Greyhound
6 years ago

Jeremy your a goose. Or a gander.. Your so back to front your lost in this day and age.. Utter imbecile.

Pia Triaca
Pia Triaca
6 years ago

UCEM ( u cant educate mugs ) and you are jeremy

James Greyhound
James Greyhound
6 years ago

Jeremy Heys your a non compus goose.. I bet you’re taps leak.. Hey big mouth plumber.. More like goose plumbing to me hey you sook

Michelle Beamish
Michelle Beamish
6 years ago

Good on you Luca and Gerald Staying true to the sport we love.

Jeremy Heys
Jeremy Heys
6 years ago

Love you Sue.If only you could detect sarcasm in text.

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Jermery your ffffed in the head , no idea

Jewie Jam
Jewie Jam
6 years ago

Well said susesy q