From nine starts at Sandown Park, Bobby Boucheau won four, set two track records, claimed a Group 1 title and over $127,000 in prize money at Sandown Park alone.
The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Dallas Gypsy got off to a stunning start in 2011 when he took five lengths off the Sandown Park 595m track record when defeating an excellent field by 19.75 lengths in 33.67 seconds on 6 January.
His second track record came four months later when he defeated the nation’s best stayers in Australia’s richest staying race, the Group 1 Radio Sport National Sandown Cup, by five lengths in 41.57 seconds.
Bobby Boucheau also ran second in the Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial, and third in the Group 2 Henry Harrison Memorial.
Bobby Boucheau is the first greyhound Pearcedale mentor Angela Jackson has trained, and she was thrilled to receive Sandown’s top gong.
“It’s a fantastic honour to receive this award,” she said.
“With all the fantastic greyhounds that race at Sandown Park each year, for ‘Bobby’ to be acknowledged in this way is a real thrill.”
Bobby Boucheau’s next assignment is the Group 2 Macro Meats Zoom Top invitational at the Meadows on Saturday 18 February followed by the Group 1 Macro Meats Super Stayers, the heats of which will be run the following week.
Bobby Boucheau won the Macro Meats Super Stayers in 2011, the first of his three Group 1 wins for the year. That remarkable achievement was the key reason Bobby Boucheau was named a finalist in the Victorian Greyhound of the Year, along with Solo Melbourne Cup winner Dyna Tron, dual Group 1 winner Kilty Lad. The 2011 Victorian Greyhound Of The Year will be announced at a gala function at Crown Casino on Friday 3 February.
The Sandown Greyhound of the Year is awarded on a vote by the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club committee.
Bobby Boucheau wins Australia’s richest staying race, the Group 1 Radio Sport National Sandown Cup in track record time