WA Derby Final Taken Out By Outstanding Youngster Pedrosa

The 2 Brittons Formal Wear W.A. Derby has again this year unearthed a star of the future and if we take a line through last year's winner Queensland sprinter , Pedrosa certainly has a
bright upcoming year in front of him.

A well tried second favourite at $2.90 from box six the Big Daddy Cool youngster was a most impressive winner.

Pedrosa exploded out of his preferred wide draw and had already established a three length lead entering the first turn.

Raced and trained by young WA mentor Paul Stuart together with a mate he purchased four pups from the Big Daddy Cool x Brooklyn Rain litter from South Australian breeder .

The 26 year old Stuart decided six years ago he would go east and gain some valuable training experience. He left WA and travelled to New South Wales to learn the ropes from the best.

Over a five and half year period he worked for both Paul Wheeler and John Finn and has recently returned to his current setup at Oakford in Perth's southern suburbs where he has nine race dogs in work.

Pedrosa was reared in New South Wales and Paul broke him in at Wheelers Oaks property before bringing back home for his so far impressive race career.

“I hope he can measure up against better class dogs and I plan to tackle the Maturity at the Meadows in Melbourne as his next major race, his greatest access is he is quick early and it can be a hugh advantage as everyone in Greyhound Racing knows.” Stuart said.

The Hudson Pacific will be conducted at the Meadows on July 17,24,31 and while in Melbourne Stuart and Pedrosa will stay with trainer Glen Rounds, who bred and raced Pedrosa dam Brooklyn rain.

Stuart like his young charge appears to have a bright future in the training ranks he certainly went about his approach to Greyhound Racing in the right manner.

Pedrosa has raced only 17 times for nine wins and five placings, his prizemoney earnings took a big boost with the Derby's first prize of $35,000 taking his overall stake money to $83,420.

After the placings the field finished in the following order 4th Cohen Bale ($2.40), 5th Khafra ($12.70), 6th Two Too Many ($15.30) 7th Random Test ($19.80) and Platinum Finish ($20.50).

Listed below is the honour roll, this feature for age restricted dog pups was first conducted at Cannington in 1976. Since that time it has been a well sought after major event on the WA Calendar each year.

Most notable winners would be Swift Glade (1983) a brilliant sprinter who campaigned successfully in the east under the guidance of Graeme Bate. Prince Of Tigers (1997) he brilliantly won the Group 1 final in Adelaide in 1997 and had his career tragically cut short by injury. Reggemite (1998) arguably the best ever sprinter to come out of the west he won a Shoot Out in 1998 and was runner up in the Top Gun to the all conquering Rapid Journey. Plus recent winner Victorian Sun Hero (2004) who also enjoyed a wonderful race career, reaching no less than 17 group race finals, for four wins and eight placings. He made five group one's winning the Perth Cup and amassed $316,950 in prizemoney. 2007 winner Mandagery Man and last year's super star winner High Earner also enjoyed outstanding careers.

WA Derby Honour Roll

  • 1976 Rajundi
  • 1977 Mister Toewyte
  • 1978 Wind Warning
  • 1979 Dark Gramoi
  • 1980 Pop's Jester
  • 1981 Power Play
  • 1982 Mum's Jester
  • 1983 Swift Glade
  • 1984 Zelrob
  • 1985 Icy Fox
  • 1986 Janarlee Tiger
  • 1987 Black Review
  • 1988 Cheatin' Charmer
  • 1989 Tim's Chariot
  • 1990 Liz's Champ
  • 1991 New Temlock Two
  • 1992 Eljay
  • 1993 Nikemos
  • 1994 Michael's Tears
  • 1995 Steve's Pride
  • 1996 Frogmore Ferrari
  • 1997 Prince Of Tigers
  • 1998 Reggemite
  • 1999 Paddy's Fault
  • 2000 Blue Catona
  • 2001 Clear Havoc
  • 2002 Osti's Warrior
  • 2003 Regal Bazz
  • 2004 Sun Hero
  • 2005 Magic Trance
  • 2006 Spitfire Jet
  • 2007 Mandagery Man
  • 2008
  • 2009 High Earner
  • 2010 Pedrosa

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