Greyhound Prize Money Records

The names Wheeler and Dailly dominate the all-time earners list in greyhound racing, with the famous surnames combining to own and train the only two dogs to have topped the $1 million mark.

Paul Wheeler combined with co-trainers Andrea and Tom Dailly to spearhead the glittering career of Fernando Bale, which ended with 35 wins from just 44 starts.

Dyna Double One, owned by Wheeler’s son, Brendan, holds second position on the all-time money earners list with after a career spanning 54 starts for 31 wins, nine seconds and six thirds. It was also trained by Team Dailly.

Australia’s Top Prizemoney Earning Greyhounds

Ranking Greyhound Prizemoney Race Record Owner Trainer Last Raced

1

Fernando Bale

$1,293,110

43:34-3-2

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2016

2

Dyna Double One

$1,160,316

54:31-9-6

Brendan Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2016

3

Sweet It Is

$944,954

65:23-16-6

Braden Finn

Two Bear’s (Syn)

2015

4

Xylia Allen

$743,730

83:40-13-12

Janice Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2014

5

Dyna Villa

$722,618

54:27-9-9

Brendan Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2015

6

Miata

$715,508

51:42-2-4

Nicole Wheeler-Whye

Paul Stuart

2013

7

Destini Fireball

$631,195

65:25-11-7

Riverwalk (Syn)

Norm Rinaldi

2014

8

Glen Gallon

$618,827

71:37-11-4

Velocity Lodge PTN (Syn)

Tony Brett

2013

9

Ando’s Mac

$617,416

37:19-7-2

L Anderson & M Alderdice

Jason Mackay

10

High Earner

$610,070

69:33-13-8

Dave Robartson

Kelvyn Greenough

2011

11

Dyna Nalin

$589,995

57:30-12-6

Brendan Wheeler

Paul Stuart

2014

12

Black Magic Opal

$586,215

48:35-6-1

Black Opal (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2014

13

El Grand Senor

$581,335

43:35-4-1

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

2011

14

Keybow

$581,173

58:27-9-7

Kelvin Lean

Tony Brett

2015

15

Irma Bale

$579,466

90:37-25-6

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2013

16

Buckle Up Wes

$551,965

53:30-8-5

Johnson Sutton (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2015

 17

Zambora Brockie

$531,503

53:31-4-8

Charlie Azzopardi

Anthony Azzopardi

2017

18

Radley Bale

$531,465

102:37-20-7

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

19

Rapid Journey

$530,995

54:33-6-5

Jane Carruthers

Jane Carruthers

1998

20

Dyna Tron

$519,753

61:31-7-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2012

21

El Galo

$519,380

71:44-13-6

Seona Thompson

David Robartson

2009

22

Luca Neveelk

$518,450

48:29-8-4

Paul Kleeven

Gerald Kleeven

2015

23

Fanta Bale

$517,635

31:20-2-5

Paul Wheeler

Rob Britton

24

Lady Toy

$490,182

98:27-22-18

Norma Gost

Brooke Ennis

2016

25

Bogie Leigh

$488,335

68:41-12-5

Les Bein

Tony Brett

2004

26

My Bro Fabio

$478,585

51:26-10-4

Michelle Jones

Brooke Ennis

2015

27

Got A Moment

$477,626

36:15-6-4

Diane Buxton

Jason Thompson

2013

28

He Knows Uno

$476,724

82:34-21-12

Lillian Patterson

Mick Patterson

2013

29

Spud Regis

$460,830

40:17-5-8

Treloar (SYN)

Andrea Dailly

2014

30

Dundee Osprey

$459,465

48:18-6-8

Geoff Scott-Smith

Geoff Scott-Smith

31

Mantra Lad

$455,985

56:26-10-7

Marty Hallinan

Graeme Jose

2010

32

Dashing Corsair

$455,665

124:57-16-14

Paddy Fitch

Dwyer Lennon

2011

33

Space Star

$453,900

39:25-4-5

Camilla Limon

Robert Britton

2015

34

Star Recall

$445,785

71:40-8-4

Kevin Dover

Jeff Britton

2016

35

Cindeen Shelby

$443,895

55:32-9-3

Ray Parkinson

Kel Greenough

2010

36

Betty’s Angel

$441,570

43:20-5-5

Dianne Bartolo

Paul Bartolo

2008

37

Dyna Lachlan

$438,215

47:26-5-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2010

38

Paua To Burn

$434,705

58:28-7-6

Steve White

Steve White

2006

39

Paw Licking

$430,600

54:32-11-3

Allan Lang

Kelvyn Greenough

2014

40

Grigorieva Bale

$429,055

51:17-14-5

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2013

41

Slater

$419,565

58:28-7-6

Robert Jackson

Darren Murray

2008

42

Brett Lee

$405,106

38:30-5-0

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2001

43

Miss Slick

$395,345

100:30-28-5

Pam Julien

Max Julien

2010

 44

Buck Forty

$389,973

54:19-11-8

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

45

Lamia Bale

$383,055

80:23-16-13

Paul Wheeler

Steve Collins

2015

46

Tenthill Doll

$382,660

57:32-10-7

Ray Richards

Harry Sarkis

1997

47

Don’t Knocka Him

$380,089

51:25-8-8

Reginald Kay

Reginald Kay

2012

48

Velocette

$379,650

65: 26:11:3

Ron McCullagh

Graeme Bate

2009

49

Blue Lorian

$375,738

57:32-10-7

Peter Whye

Peter Whye

2011

50

Moreira

$372,823

38:15-9-3

Adean Manolitsis

Jason Thompson

2016

51

Oaks Road

$364,280

50:20-11-5

Ed Kingswell

Mark Gatt

2012

52

Proven Impala

$362,895

80:31-11-10

Larissa Darragh

Joe Borg

2013

53

Aston Bolero

$360,435

77:46-12-7

Ray Borda

Jason Thompson

54

Kantarn Bale

$357,850

78:45-10-5

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2002

55

Awesome Project

$357,310

69:31-12-10

Bradley Canty

Bradley Canty

2015

56

Bombastic Shiraz

$355,915

35:18-6-5

Darren Cairns

Darren Cairns

2003

57

Flying Amy

$354,105

57:42-4-5

Eric Tedford

Ron Ball

1996

58

Chica Destacada

$345,436

71:21-10-4

Dee And Pee (Syn)

Doreen Drynan

2015

59

Flashing Floods

$344,390

60:33-8-6

Gerald Cunnold

Gerald Cunnold

2007

60

Bessy Boo

$338,023

158:44-27-28

Ashley Wilson

Christine Proctor

2016

61

Hawk Alone

$329,080

77:17-19-13

Mark Rodgers

Andrea Dailly

2015

62

Peter Rocket

$328,880

67:22-12-17

Lisa Hellmuth

Keith Hellmuth

2014

63

Arvo’s Junior

$325,420

93:34-11-18

Kali Arvanitis

George Arvanitis

2005

64

No Donuts

$323,552

53:25-9-3

Brad Canty

Anthony Azzopardi

65

Above All

$323,260

33:15-5-3

Alison Lee

Robert Britton

2016

66

Hot Irish

$321,460

74:39-14-8

Damon Fardig

Steven Clarke

2013

67

Cosmic Rumble

$321,075

41:20-1-9

Steve Kavanagh

Darren McDonald

2010

68

Sun Hero

$316,950

76:29-21-10

David Chiu

Andrea Dailly

2005

69

Train A Journey

$316,040

68:30-10-6

Steve Karlusik

John Galea

2008

70

Worm Burner

$314,820

66:40-9-6

Cameron Butcher

Jason Thompson

71

Jesaulenko

$313,305

61:28-12-8

Terri Morris

Terri Morris

72

David Bale

$310,625

73:22-18-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

73

Trew Millions

$308,900

93:32-2-8

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2009

74

Burn One Down

$307,964

39:23-6-3

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

75

Carlisle Jack

$306,350

62:34-16-3

Max Sanbrook

Bobby Douglas

2002

76

Closing Argument

$303,930

24:18-2-0

Darren Murray

Cameron Taylor

2006

77

Shanlyn Prince

$299,815

62:24-10-6

Robert Larsen

Darren McDonald

2008

78

Roanokee

$297,000

59:40-6-2

Pat Dalton

Roger Green

1998

79

Tonk

$295,805

31:11-7-4

Striptease (Syn)

Brooke Ennis

2014

80

Excite Ability

$294,945

40:18-11-4

Deborah Lowe

Len Poore

2008

81

Highly Blessed

$294,565

47:31-2-3

Doug Ferremi

Lorraine Ferremi

1992

82

Go Wild Teddy

$294,347

43:30-6-1

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

2001

83

Thirty Talks

$292,801

36:23-0-2

Leonard Antonio

Tony Brett

84

Shared Equity

$291,913

78:31-8-9

Champagne (Syn)

Chris Halse

2017

85

El Brooklyn

$289,215

43:24-7-2

Seona Thompson

Jason Thompson

2013

86

Lightning Frank

$287,920

27:16-2-4

Hashtag Syndicate

Mathew Wright

87

Brad Hilly Billy

$286,460

94:35-22-15

Ray Smith

2017

88

Jarvis Bale

$286,341

109:19-29-28

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2011

89

Zelemar Fever

$286,195

75:29-10-11

Weston Weston (Syn)

Linda Britton

2014

90

Cintiarna

$285,490

58:23-9-5

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

2013

91

Bells Are Ringin’

$284,177

52:21-8-4

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

2016

92

Marcus Joe

$282,400

70:20-15-8

Barry Moloney

Barry Moloney

2015

93

One Tree Hill

$280,235

83:20-24-11

Lisa Lamb

Rob Britton

2001

94

Oakvale Destiny

$278,995

50:17-7-9

Nathan Wilson

Jeffrey Britton

2015

95

Gunnadoo Magic

$278,355

70:27-17-4

Ben Howe

Rob Britton

2001

96

Queen Lauryn

$277,185

48:28-7-4

Steve Hawkins

Tony Brett

2009

 97

Unlawful Entry

$276,943

63:20-10-11

Bronte Bravo

Brett Bravo

98

Secret Spell

$276,355

45:23-4-2

Paul Westerveld

Kelly Bravo

2016

99

Fedex

$275,670

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Jason Thompson

2010

100

Amity Bale

$275,195

72:31-13-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2009

101

Bobby Boucheau

$273,364

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Angela Jackson

2011

102

Sandi’s Me Mum

$272,831

92:62-15-3

Betty Lorrimar

Gerry O’Keefe

1991

103

Bell Haven

$272,810

67:26-18-3

Cannan Milner (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2013

104

Drill ‘Em

$272,525

40:16-9-3

Neil Rowe

Dave Knocker

2010

105

Pantera Nera

$271,296

59:30-10-8

Gavin Burke

Gavin Burke

106

Meticulous

$269,460

36:16-8-3

Paul Westerveld

Mario Briganti

2007

107

Kilty Lad

$268,910

50:24-9-2

Joseph Patterson

Kelly Bravo

2012

108

Whisky Assassin

$266,410

44:27-5-2

Terry Hines

Jason Thompson

2005

109

Ring The Bell

$264,060

59:18-17-6

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

110

Flash Of Light

$261,445

76:32-14-3

Auscot Syndicate

Mark Delbridge

2010

111

Mystic Apple

$258,435

72:27-14-3

Val Awramenko

Val Awramenko

2012

112

Desalle Bale

$257,545

71:29-13-7

Paul Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2013

113

Elektra

$255,570

101:29-25-15

Phil Lenehan

Keith Harding

2008

114

Proven Nitro

$255,545

52:25-6-11

McGrath (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2013

115

Born Ali

$254,600

90:20-18-12

Noel Mugavin

Robert Britton

2014

116

Symmetry

$253,680

59:24-10-6

Helen Ivers

Rob Britton

2012

117

Miss Grubb

$253,160

89:24-15-25

Charlie Northfield

Glenda Dart

2007

118

Hallucinate

$252,881

38:23-5-1

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2004

119

Enry Walt

$252,260

66:23-14-6

Gary Ennis

Gary Ennis

2011

120

Ronan Izmir

$251,905

55:32-7-7

Sally Burns

Jason Thompson

2014

121

Blazin’ Bomber

$251,405

57:26-10-7

Four Frothys Syndicate

Darren Pattinson

122

Dana Beatrice

$251,325

65:28-12-9

Wes McDonald

Rod McDonald

2010

123

Kiss Me Ketut

$250,025

80:24-12-12

David Burnett

David Burnett

2015

124

On Coin

$250,010

79:32-18-11

Crossley Crossley (Syn)

John Crossley

2015

125

Zara Zulu

$246,285

26:13-6-2

Geoff Collins

Ros Hume

2012

126

Shereen Bale

$246,205

67:20-14-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

127

Dalgetty

$244,270

34:16-7-1

Veetee Living The Dream Syndicate

Jason Thompson

2016

128

Go Forever

$243,500

87:34-22-4

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

129

Classic Capri

$242,836

47:23-6-4

Glen Rounds

Judy Hayley

2002

130

St. Pierre

$242,050

68:23-12-8

Christopher Nutt

Debbie Cannan

2011

131

Vocal Enforcer

$241,025

76:33-15-16

Pete & Rod Noden

Andrew McLaren

2013

132

Ritza Hattie

$240,490

50:19-14-9

Mark Gatt

Mark Gatt

2015

133

Miss Spicy

$240,045

30:19-5-1

Sarah Pringle

Troy Murray

2006

134

Lektra Jay

$239,550

99:28-15-16

Phil Lenehan

Andrea Dailly

2012

135

Octane Show

$236,835

74:31-10-9

Tyrone Whittington

Darren McDonald

2011

136

Miss Brook

$235,830

87:38-20-11

Paul Felgate

Paul Felgate

2008

137

Modern Assassin

$234,206

78:40-12-5

Mary Mugavin-Brown

Mary Mugavin-Brown

2003

138

Suellen Bale

$233,058

120:53-12-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2001

139

Regal Thyme

$232,795

57:23-9-3

Graham Long

Graham Long

2009

140

Rewind

$232,540

100:61-20-6

Maurie Strickland

Maurie Strickland

2013

141

Cosmic Wise

$231,425

100:26-16-12

Brona Lane Racing Syndicate

Justin Wright

2016

142

Elite Blue Size

$230,886

54:33-7-3

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2011

143

Lord Ducal

$230,715

43:11-8-3

Jenny Roberts

Jon Roberts

2011

144

Fallen Zorro

$229,375

52:20-11-9

Colin Garrity

Shane Whitney

2009

145

Classy Customer

$229,370

90:26-16-14

Bobby Douglas

Jason Mackay

2006

146

Size Can Matter

$229,325

44:20-9-5

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2009

147

Tasman Queen

$229,175

63:21-11-6

Bill Butler

Rob Britton

2008

148

Xtreme Knocka

$225,580

96:33-22-11

John Macri

John Macri

149

Jaimandy Coops

$225,195

56:23-5-6

Bernie Donohue

Paul Donohue

2008

150

Cheetah Zorro

$224,815

67:15-11-12

Heawood Joseph (Syn)

Rob Britton

2014

151

Miss Hot Gossip

$222,895

66:34-12-3

Dave Robartson

Jason Thompson

2008

152

Chinatown Lad

$222,730

47:21-11-6

Katrina Gregory

Shane Whitney

2009

153

Mandagery Man

$222,660

55:27-12-8

Frank Goldsack

Sam Sultana

2008

154

Don Chendo

$222,290

86:26-15-6

Joy Davis

Len Ketalaar

2012

155

Pedrosa

$221,670

50:30-8-2

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

2011

156

Reggemite

$220,285

51:34-3-2

Gary Weston

Linda Britton

1999

157

Allen Harper

$219,105

31:18-2-3

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

158

So Seductive

$218,905

59:20-14-7

Tyson Barton

Kel Greenough

2011

159

Lilley Criminal

$217,988

62:24-8-9

Allen Williams

Anthony Azzopardi

2009

160

Mint Magic

$214,770

37:25-5-1

Ray Watson

Ray Watson

2000

161

Edie Beauchamp

$214,300

75:27-14-6

Ken Wright

Mary Wright

2006

162

Trip To Eden

$212,657

40:16-9-4

Stephen Connor

Jason Thompson

163

Cosmic Chief

$212,640

55:23-9-7

Peter Brown

Darren Brown

2011

164

Surgeon

$212,250

18:13-10

Michael Johnston

Darren McDonald

2008

165

Stagger

$211,310

137:64-26-12

Garry Selkrig

Garry Selkrig

2015

166

Next Top Model

$210,950

47:20-8-6

John McGeary

Jason Thompson

2010

167

Tonneli Bale

$210,537

67:22-8-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

168

Arvo’s Express

$209,595

115:34-20-18

Kali Arvanitis

Tina Womann

2001

169

Shimaguni

$209,448

42:21-7-3

David Gleeson

Andrea Dailly

2012

170

Prankster

$209,430

73:19-8-13

Richard Lynch

Rob Britton

2011

171

Birthday Boy

$208,383

102:26-29-13

Cliff Justin

Steve Elsum

2011

172

Trewly Special

$205,405

83:22-13-16

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

173

Silver Saul

$205,405

79:36-17-9

Angela Modra

Angela Modra

2003

174

Fantastic Spiral

$204,634

44:24-5-7

Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

2016

175

Tonight’s Wish

$204,325

43:21-9-4

John Panetta

Jeffrey Britton

1999

176

Did I Entertain

$200,475

99:30-12-17

Robert Arnold

Robert Arnold

2011

177

Bentley Babe

$200,254

62:28-9-8

Phil Ruddal

Peter Dapiran

2002

178

Miss Elly Mint

$199,540

66:44-7-5

Ray Watson

Robert Smith

2009

 

– Still actively racing

*Updated 12.05pm, Monday April 3, 2017.

Will anyone every catch Fernando Bale?

The Australian prizemoney records have seen rapid changes in recent years with major group 1 events now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, including the Melbourne Cup which is the world’s richest greyhound event at $420,000-to-the-winner.

With the constant flux we offer a simple list of the Australian record prizemoney earning greyhounds that we will constantly update as it changes.

High Earner was the highest career prizemoney earner with $610,070 earned from 69 starts that reaped 33 wins and 21 places including 2 Group 1 Perth Cups, the 2011 Group 1 Temlee, the 2009 Queensland Derby, 2009 WA Derby, 2009 Vince Curry Memorial; a second in the 2009 Australian; and making finals of the 2009 Topgun, 2010 Adelaide Cup, 2010 Temlee, 2010 Australian Cup and 2011 Golden Easter Egg.

It took a Group 1 Temlee win for High Earner in February 2011 for him to break Rapid Journey’s long standing prizemoney record of $530,995, which had stood since 1998.

In February 2013, Miata won her 5th Group 1 and 40th career win in the Group 1 Galaxy at Cannington at her 46th start and took her prize money to a new Australian record of $671,508. The fawn flash retired later that year with $715,508 to her name.

The mighty Miata didn’t hold onto the record for long, in 2014 the incredibly versatile Xylia Allen assumed the top spot on the list for owner Jan Wheeler and trainer Jenny Hunt. The champion bitch retired late in 2014 with an incredible 40 wins and $743,730 in prize money earnings.

2015 saw yet another change to the rankings, with champion stayer Sweet It Is taking up the top spot to become the first greyhound to break $800,000 in prize money after winning her second Group 1 Sandown Cup.

Sweet It Is relinquished her spot at the top of the list when history was made on October 9, 2015, when the mighty Fernando Bale became the first greyhound to win $1 million in prize money.

His win in the 2015 Adelaide Cup took his career earnings to an incredible $1,006,110, with victories in the Group 1 National Derby, the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, the Group 1 Harrison Dawson, the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic, the Group 1 Maturity Classic, the Group 1 National Sprint Championship, the Group 2 Bendigo Cup, the Group 2 Traralgon Cup and the Group 3 Bill Collins Memorial all contributing to the mighty feat.

There are currently two greyhounds to have broken the $1 million prizemoney barrier, Fernando Bale and Dyna Double One. Sweet It Is was also a member of the seven-figure club, however she was disqualified from winning both the Group 1 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar and the Group 1 National Distance Championship due to positive swabs, resulting in her total dropping back to $944,954.

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Historical Comment Archive

Past Discussion

  1. My theory that dogs that are special,speed wise, make great stud dogs, there are only 3 great sire amongst this lot Brett Lee, Bombastic Shiraz and perhaps Cosmic Rumble telling statistics, too many starts no stud career.

  2. My theory that dogs that are special,speed wise, make great stud dogs, there are only 3 great sire amongst this lot Brett Lee, Bombastic Shiraz and perhaps Cosmic Rumble telling statistics, too many starts no stud career.

  3. Good prize monies these days when you compare the prize monies 14 years back. Rapid Journey’s achievements are outstanding with his record prize money of $530,995 way back in 1998 when prize moniey back then where no where near what it is today.

  4. Good prize monies these days when you compare the prize monies 14 years back. Rapid Journey’s achievements are outstanding with his record prize money of ,995 way back in 1998 when prize moniey back then where no where near what it is today.