In winning the Nice Products FFA over 520 metres in the time of 29.96 at Wentworth Park on Saturday February 7, 2009 Miss Elly Mint recorded her 16th consecutive win at TAB tracks, creating in the process a new Australian record for consecutive TAB class wins
To recognise this outstanding achievement the NSW GBOTA has named race 6 on the Wentworth Park program next Saturday February 14, in honour of Miss Elly Mint and will be making a special on-track presentation to the connections.
Miss Elly Mint will be attempting to complete win number 17 in a row in the same race on Saturday night out of box 4 and will be a pronounced favourite both with bookmakers and the public.
GBOTA Chairman Bill Mangafas was delighted to take this opportunity to recognise Miss Elly Mint’s achievements.
“Miss Elly Mint’s record is remarkable. She has now won 12 races at Wentworth Park from 20 starts, with a career record of 38 wins from 58 starts”.
In addition her win on Saturday broke the record for consecutive wins on the Wentworth Park track since it was converted to loam – 7 consecutive wins stood to the credit of Gallant Ruler, Foreign Legion and the mighty Tenthill Doll before Miss Elly Mint’s latest win took her tally to eight on end there.
“Miss Elly Mint’s record is a testament to the skills and efforts of trainer Robert Smith who has kept his outstanding sprinter racing and winning in top company including Group races for a significant period.” Mangafas concluded.
Well known and successful breeder, owner and trainer Ray Watson owns Miss Elly Mint who is by Elite State out of Watson’s broodbitch Indigo Mint. Watson will be remembered for his outstanding performer Mint Magic.
By the time Miss Elly Mint goes to the boxes on Saturday she may also be “Greyhound of The Year” as she is a finalist at GRNSW’s big awards at the Hilton on Friday night.
For the record Miss Elly Mint now is third on the all time list of consecutive wins on Australian tracks behind Tropical One (24) and Sophocles (21) but unlike the other two all her wins are on TAB tracks.
Her prize money total currently stands at $147, 090.