Birthday Boy Wins But Young Ravello Claims Overall

Geelong Tri-Star Classic Winner Birthday Boy
Geelong Tri-Star Classic Winner
Brilliant youngster Birthday Boy claimed the $7,000 first prize in the MTD Geelong Young Star Classic on night.

However, the Steve Elsum-trained speedster wasn’t the only greyhound with reason to celebrate.

In running second to Birthday Boy, catapulted past to be judged the most consistent greyhound throughout the six-week Tri-Star series, thus earning a free service to champion sire Bombastic Shiraz for his connections.

Friday night’s feature at Geelong was the third and final leg of the 2008 MTD Tri-Star series, with previous legs being held at Bendigo (won by ) and Ballarat (Invisiting Me).

Young Ravello, who is owned by and trained by Jeff Britton, was rewarded with the stud service, valued at $3,300, despite not winning any of the three legs of the MTD Tri-Star series.

Young Ravello’s performances throughout the MTD Tri-Star series:

  • Bendigo heat – 1st (8 points)
  • Bendigo final – 3rd (6)
  • Ballarat heat – 2nd (7)
  • Geelong heat – 2nd (7)
  • Geelong final – 2nd (7)

The final points table looked like this :
2008 MTD TRI-STAR POINTS TABLE

  • 35 YOUNG RAVELLO
  • 33 INVISITING ME
  • 33 HOT PUZZLE
  • 32 DANCING LIGHTS
  • 29 BIRTHDAY BOY
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