What you may have missed: New incentives for Vic stayers

THE Meadows Greyhound Club in Victoria has introduced a new incentive for its handicapped staying events conducted over 725 metres.

Any greyhound which wins off nine metres (with 10m being the standard in stakes races) will collect an extra $1000 for their connections, greyhounds which win off eight metres will receive a bonus of $2000 and greyhounds successful off seven metres will receive $3000.

Dyna Kayla chalks up another win

Successful partnership Andrea Dailly and Brendan Wheeler have another reason to celebrate, with Dyna Kayla being named The Meadows Greyhound of the Year for 2014.

The beautifully bred daughter of Surf Lorian and Amity Bale raced 25 times during 2014, recording 11 wins, six of which were at The Meadows. Dyna Kayla won over 525m, 600m and 725m, with her biggest achievements finishing second in the Group 1 Superstayers Final and runner-up in the Group 1 Zoom Top Invitational final.

GRV puts kennel plan on back-burner

Greyhound Racing Victoria’s trial of a new kennel procedure, where trainers were allowed access for a short time to their greyhounds in late races, has been dismissed.

Due to an overwhelming outcry against the procedure, Greyhound Racing Victoria has suspended the trial immediately. It will now investigate other ways to reduce the kennelling time of greyhounds.

Worth another look

My Bro Fabio produced a sensational come-from-behind victory in Saturday night’s Group 1 Perth Cup at Cannington, weaving his way through the field to secure $140,000 for trainer Brooke Ennis and owner Michelle Jones.

Clocking a time of 30.34, the son of Turanza Bale and Flamenco took his prizemoney total to $369,325 as he recorded win No.24 from start 47.

Lock in your diary

February 9: Semi-finals, Group 2 Launceston Cup – 515m

February 14: Semi-finals, Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden – 520m

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