On a hot and windy afternoon at Maitland, eight talented greyhounds stepped out in the Australian Racing Greyhound Summer Cup Final, conducted over the 450m journey.
Local Maitland trainer Anne Foley had two runners engaged in the final, with her brilliant chaser Zac Marlow stepping out from box one as the $1.60 pre-race favourite. When the lids flew, the son of Lochinvar Marlow and Fascinate Marina jumped beautifully and raced to the lead, with eventual winner Bella Senora ($7.40) sitting right on his heels on the turn. Showing an enormous burst of strength, Bella Senora snuck along the rails to win by three quarters of a length in a sizzling 25.26. Trainer Adam Wade was stoked to win the event, which now takes her career statistics to an impressive seven wins from just seventeen starts.
“She’s a hard chaser and always gives it everything.” Wade said during the presentation.
“She really likes this track and we’ve had good success here and it’s all thanks to the sponsors who put on races like this.”
Bella Senora is owned and trained by Wade at his Kings Langley property, with the two hour trip to Maitland even more rewarding when he secured a second victory for the day, with Peta Pitstop taking out the Kevin Pitstock Stakes, clocking another speedy run of 25.30.
Both greyhounds are by El Grand Senor out of Wacky Car Races and are showing great promise on the racetrack at present, with Bella Senora having recorded some quality personal bests at; Wentworth Park (30.15), Richmond (22.59, 400m) and Maitland (22.60, 400m).
It was an honour for myself to make the presentation on behalf of the website, having two of my biggest supporters trackside, my mother and grandmother. The Maitland Greyhound Club truly appreciates the sponsorship provided by Australian Racing Greyhound and we are thrilled to throw our support behind this great sport.