2012 SA Greyhound Of The Year Finalists Named

The Greyhound of the Year Selection Panel met and determined on Monday the Finalists for the 2012 SA Greyhound Of The Year.

The panel members will now cast their individual votes on the title, with the winner announced at the Awards Dinner on Saturday 9th February.

The Greyhound of the Year Panel members are also voting on the SA Bred GOTY, SA Distance GOTY and SA Sprinting GOTY to be announced at the Awards Dinner.

All five Finalists were monthly winners during the year.

The Finalists are:

ABDON BALE

2012 Starts 25-1sts 15, 2nds 6, 3rds 1
Tr. Lisa Rasmussen
2012 Prizemoney $30,990
Greyhound of the Month – August – (scored votes in 2 months)
Won – Heat & Final National Distance SA Series (sixth in National Final G1 – Hobart)
Also third in Premier’s Cup
11 starts over 600m at Angle Park for 9 wins and 2 seconds
7 starts over 731m at Angle Park for 5 wins and 2 placing’s
Best Times: 30.25 (515m Angle Park)
34.89 (600m Angle Park)
43.28 (731m Angle Park)

HOPE’S UP

2012 Starts 43-1sts 23, 2nds 9, 3rds 4
(SA Bred) Tr. Cameron Butcher
2012 Prizemoney $56,630
Greyhound of the Month – September – (scored votes in 3 months)
Won – Heat Breeders 2012 Prelude (1) (second in Final)
Heat Breeders 2012 Prelude (2) (second in Final)
Heat & Final Gawler Future Stars
Heat & second in Semi Final Gawler Produce (sixth in Final)
Heat & Final Coffex Coffee SA Oaks (Group 3)
Heat Sister Cities Cup (seventh in Final)
Also third in Triple M Adelaide Cup Consolation
Best Times: 29.80 (515m Angle Park)
30.95 (531m Gawler)
22.95 (400m Gawler)
31.21 (536m Strathalbyn)
24.09 (416m Strathalbyn)

KALDEN MAYHEM

2012 Starts 37-1sts 18, 2nds 4, 3rds 7
Tr. Troy Murray
2012 Prizemoney $54,645
Greyhound of the Month – June – (scored votes in 5 months)
Won – Heat Sky Racing Galaxy (fifth in Final G1 – Cannington)
Heat & Final Shane McQueen Memorial
Heat & Final Stayers Cup
Heat Bunyip Gawler Gold Cup (seventh in Final G3)
Also fourth West End Distance Championship (G3), third Heat Chairman’s Cup (G2 – Wpk)
5 starts over 600m at Angle Park for 3 wins and 2 seconds
15 starts over 731m at Angle Park for 10 wins and 3 placing’s
Best Times: 30.12 (515m Angle Park)
34.85 (600m Angle Park)
43.25 (731m Angle Park)
30.57 (531m Gawler)
37.79 (643m Gawler)
41.75 (715m Cannington)

KOOMBOOYANA GIRL

2012 Starts 20-1sts 13, 2nds 4, 3rds –
Tr. Bozidar Stamenkovic
2012 Total Prizemoney $31,280
Greyhound of the Month – March & December – (scored votes in 2 months)
Won – Heat, Semi Final & Final SA St Leger
Heat & Final Feature Grade 4 Series
Xmas Sprint
Also second in West End Anniversary Cup Heat (fifth in Final G3), second in Melbourne Cup Prelude (Sandown)
8 wins in a row from January to April
Best Times: 29.66 (515m Angle Park)
22.99 (400m Gawler)

SOMETIMES SPEEDY

2012 Starts 35 -1sts 14, 2nds 4, 3rds 9
(SA Bred) Tr. Troy Murray
2012 Prizemoney $33,605
Greyhound of the Month – April & November – (scored votes in 3 months)
Won – Final Champion Puppy
Heat Coffex Coffee SA Oaks (fifth in Final G3)
Kingsford Hotel Grade 6 (Gawler)
Heat & Final Strathalbyn Cup
Also third in Doug Payne Memorial
Best Times: 29.89 (515m Angle Park)
22.32 (388m Angle Park)
30.65 (531m Gawler)
23.19 (400m Gawler)
31.42 (536m Strathalbyn)

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