What you may have missed: Freakish Fernando makes it 13 straight

AUSTRALIA’s fastest greyhound Fernando Bale notched up his 13th straight win on Saturday night when taking out the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic Final at Wentworth Park.

Clocking an electrifying 29.27 over the 520-metre trip, the son of Kelsos Fusileer and Chloe Allen has won 21 from 26, while he also added a further $75,000 to his prize money total which now stands at $629,840.

The Andrea Dailly-trained chaser has now won four Group 1 titles, the National Derby, the Golden Easter Egg and the Harrison-Dawson being his other big wins, making him eligible to be inducted into greyhound racing’s Hall of Fame.

Check out his brilliant 29.27 win from box four.

Fernando Bale is not the only greyhound currently enjoying a lengthy winning streak. In South Australia, Optic Shimmer, a daughter of Hesa Felon and Miss Wisconsin, will be aiming for her 10th consecutive success for trainer Robyn Mackellar when she contests race eight at Gawler on Tuesday.

Past notable winning streaks

– Hunter Valley chaser Miss Elly Mint won a staggering 16 races back in 2008/2009 for trainer Robert Smith.

– The mighty Miata won 15 in a row back in 2011/2012. At the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 she also strung together 11 on end.

– Surf Lorian won 12 straight events back in 2004 including the Peter Mosman Classic and a heat of the Queensland Derby.

– Champion sprinter Brett Lee won 12 consecutive races during 2001, including a 28.88 track record run at Angle Park over 515m.

– Barcia Bale won his first 11 starts before finishing at the tail of the field in the 2012 NSW Sprint Championship.

– Freakish sprinter Goodesy won his first eight races back in 2009. He would go on to win 16 races including a hot 28.38 track record at Bulli.

Licence renewals now due

Licence renewal fees for both Victoria and New South Wales are due shortly, here’s a comparison of what it will cost you in each Australian state to become an owner, catcher, attendant, public trainer, owner/trainer or breeder.

South Australia:

Owner – Free
Attendant – $20 for two years
Owner/Attendant – $40 for two years
Public Owner/Trainer – $100 for two years
Breeder – $50 for two years

Queensland:

Attendant – $30
Trainer – $70
Breeder – Free

Western Australia:

Owner – $36
Attendant – $18
Public Trainer – $58
Owner/Trainer – $35

New South Wales:

Owner – Free
Partnership Registration – $36
Attendant – $40
Owner/Trainer – $75
Public Trainer – $135

Victoria:

Owner – Free
Catcher – $30 or $85 for three years
Attendant – $30 or $85 for three years
Trainer – $50 or $135 for three years
Owner/Trainer – $50 or $135 for three years

Tasmania:

Public Trainer – $85 for one year or $204 for three years
Owner/Trainer – $60 for one year (new applicant), $35 for one year (renewal) or $109 for three years (new applicant) or $84 for three years (renewal)
Owner – $25 (one-off fee)
Attendant – $31 for one year or $74 for three years
Catcher – $15 for one year or $36 for three years

NSW Code of Conduct review

Greyhound Racing New South Wales is asking for participants feedback as part of their review on employees code of conduct practices.

A discussion paper is available for viewing and submissions close on 1st July, 2015.

Statutory Declarations for Queensland

Racing Queensland will introduce statutory declarations for all trainers from 1 July, 2015.

Any trainer who nominates a greyhound to race on a Queensland track will be required to declare that they and their greyhound/s haven’t participated in any forms of blooding or live baiting.

A trainer must also declare they haven’t participated or advised anyone on the practices of live-baiting in the past ten years.