Tommy Shelby’s offspring claim The Futurity and Queensland Derby

Albion Park 2024 Group 2 Queensland Derby Finals 040124 Race 7 Morton 29.65
Thursday evening, at , the offspring of the regarded young sire Tommy Shelby accomplished an extraordinary feat by winning both the Futurity (520m) and the Sennachie Queensland Derby (520m).

This is the beginning of Tommy Shelby's stud campaign in 2024, reminiscent of his conclusion to the 2023 season.


During the Futurity Daddy's Girl, under the guidance of trainer Kody Charles from Western Australia, she showcased her abilities by taking advantage of her favourable box 1 position.

She surged ahead of local contender Kia Kaha, securing a victory with a lead of 1 1/2 lengths.

Meanwhile, , from New South Wales, displayed determination.

Claimed a well-deserved third place. Daddy's Girl had already caught attention with a third-place finish in her heat.

In the $75,000 race, she capitalised on her starting position and swiftly overtook early leader Kia Kaha.

Despite facing competition from Nangar Nellie, Daddy's Girl managed to hold her ground and crossed the finish line in an admirable time of 30.18 for the 520 metre distance.

This victory further adds to Daddy's Girls track record, bringing her number of wins to five out of thirteen starts.Furthermore, it highlights the achievements of Kody Charles in racing, as he recently won the at The Meadows with Saige Tenniele in August 2023.

2024 Bogie Leigh Futurity Finals- Daddy's Girl (30.18) T: Kody Charles


In the Queensland Derby, the outcome was much determined from the start when Morton, a powerful greyhound from Victoria, dominated the age-restricted classic.

Jason and , a duo of trainers, guided Morton to a performance by starting from box 5 and maintaining an unbeatable lead throughout the entire race. Prior to the Derby, there was a lot of discussion about how had turned down a $200,000 offer for Morton.

However, Jason and Jessica Sharps decision was quickly justified as they walked away with the $75,000 prize money for Mortons victory in the Derby. With a time of 29.65 seconds in this group 2 triumph, Morton has now secured his 11th win out of 17 career starts.

Given his performance so far, he emerges as a strong contender for the upcoming Group 1 Gold Bullion event that will take place in just a few weeks.

2024 Queensland Derby Finals – Morton (29.65) T: Jessica Sharp


The success achieved by Tommy Shelby's offspring at Albion Park not only showcases their talent but also highlights the expertise of trainers Kody Charles, Jason, and Jessica Sharp.

In the 2024 season of Greyhound racing, there will undoubtedly be a lot of interest in how Tommy Shelby's offspring perform and the trainer's success with them.

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