Kiwi Chaser Thrilling Brat Reigns Supreme In Group 1 Superstayers Final

New Zealand chaser Thrilling Brat sent a country into raptures after winning the Superstayers over 725 metres – worth $75,000 to the winner – at on Saturday night.

The son of and Thrilling Faith jumped very well from box eight and gave nothing else a chance, striding away to an amazing 11 and three quarter length win in 42.34 – an extraordinary run considering the amount of rain that hammered The Meadows in the lead up to the first of two 1 events on the night.

Adelle Bale finished second, while favourite ($2.40) ran third.

Trainer Karen was the toast of the town in New Zealand, and praised her time in .

“It has been an absolute honour to be in Australia to race my greyhounds. Everybody has been so welcoming and I would really like to thank the Garland family who have let us stay at their property while our dogs have run in the country. It is such a thrill to win this race. I would also like to thank owner , who couldn’t make it here tonight, but would be so proud of Thrilling Brat’s run,” said Karen.

Thrilling Brat improved his record to 20 wins from 33 starts, including a new prizemoney total of over $154,000.

The brindle chaser became the first Kiwi owned and trained chaser to win a Group race at The Meadows, and is the first greyhound to win an Australian group race since Waiwera Marika won the NSW St Leger (now the Paws Of Thunder) at Wentworth Park in 1998.

The final and the Group 1 Rover Mowers Australian Cup capped off an amazing three weeks of racing at The Meadows, where over $800,000 in prizemoney was won in another outstanding carnival.

Thrilling Brat’s Commanding Superstayers Win

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