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 High Earner $610,070 69:33-13-8 Dave Robartson Kelvyn Greenough 2011
10 Dyna Nalin $589,995 57:30-12-6 Brendan Wheeler Paul Stuart 2014
11 Black Magic Opal $586,215 48:35-6-1 Black Opal (Syn) Jason Thompson 2014
12 El Grand Senor $581,335 43:35-4-1 Carolyn Jones Carolyn Jones 2011
13 Keybow $581,173 58:27-9-7 Kelvin Lean Tony Brett 2015
14 Irma Bale $579,466 90:37-25-6 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2013
15 Ando’s Mac $566,386 29:16-4-1 L Anderson & M Alderdice Jason Mackay
16 Buckle Up Wes $551,965 53:30-8-5 Johnson Sutton (SYN) Edward Medhurst 2015
17 Radley Bale $531,465 102:37-20-7 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2012
18 Rapid Journey $530,995 54:33-6-5 Jane Carruthers Jane Carruthers 1998
19 Dyna Tron $519,753 61:31-7-6 Paul Wheeler Andrea Dailly 2012
20 El Galo $519,380 71:44-13-6 Seona Thompson David Robartson 2009
21 Luca Neveelk $518,450 48:29-8-4 Paul Kleeven Gerald Kleeven 2015
 22 Zambora Brockie $513,133 48:30-4-5 Charlie Azzopardi Anthony Azzopardi
23 Lady Toy $490,182 98:27-22-18 Norma Gost Brooke Ennis
24 Bogie Leigh $488,335 68:41-12-5 Les Bein Tony Brett 2004
25 My Bro Fabio $478,585 51:26-10-4 Michelle Jones Brooke Ennis 2015
26 Got A Moment $477,626 36:15-6-4 Diane Buxton Jason Thompson 2013
27 He Knows Uno $476,724 82:34-21-12 Lillian Patterson Mick Patterson 2013
28 Spud Regis $460,830 40:17-5-8 Treloar (SYN) Andrea Dailly 2014
29 Mantra Lad $455,985 56:26-10-7 Marty Hallinan Graeme Jose 2010
30 Dashing Corsair $455,665 124:57-16-14 Paddy Fitch Dwyer Lennon 2011
31 Space Star $453,900 39:25-4-5 Camilla Limon Robert Britton 2015
32 Star Recall $445,785 71:40-8-4 Kevin Dover Jeff Britton 2016
33 Cindeen Shelby $443,895 55:32-9-3 Ray Parkinson Kel Greenough 2010
34 Betty’s Angel $441,570 43:20-5-5 Dianne Bartolo Paul Bartolo 2008
35 Dyna Lachlan $438,215 47:26-5-6 Paul Wheeler Andrea Dailly 2010
36 Paua To Burn $434,705 58:28-7-6 Steve White Steve White 2006
37 Paw Licking $430,600 54:32-11-3 Allan Lang Kelvyn Greenough 2014
38 Grigorieva Bale $429,055 51:17-14-5 Paul Wheeler Andrea Dailly 2013
39 Slater $419,565 58:28-7-6 Robert Jackson Darren Murray 2008
40 Brett Lee $405,106 38:30-5-0 Tony Lockett Darren McDonald 2001
41 Miss Sick $395,345 100:30-28-5 Pam Julien Max Julien 2010
42 Lamia Bale $383,055 80:23-16-13 Paul Wheeler Steve Collins 2015
43 Tenthill Doll $382,660 57:32-10-7 Ray Richards Harry Sarkis 1997
44 Don’t Knocka Him $380,089 51:25-8-8 Reginald Kay Reginald Kay 2012
45 Velocette $379,650 65: 26:11:3 Ron McCullagh Graeme Bate 2009
46 Blue Lorian $375,738 57:32-10-7 Peter Whye Peter Whye 2011
47 Moreira $372,823 38:15-9-3 Adean Manolitsis Jason Thompson 2016
48 Dundee Osprey $364,785 38:15-4-7 Geoff Scott-Smith Geoff Scott-Smith
49 Oaks Road $364,280 50:20-11-5 Ed Kingswell Mark Gatt 2012
50 Proven Impala $362,895 80:31-11-10 Larissa Darragh Joe Borg 2013
51 Kantarn Bale $357,850 78:45-10-5 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2002
52 Awesome Project $357,310 69:31-12-10 Bradley Canty Bradley Canty 2015
53 Bombastic Shiraz $355,915 35:18-6-5 Darren Cairns Darren Cairns 2003
54 Flying Amy $354,105 57:42-4-5 Eric Tedford Ron Ball 1996
55 Chica Destacada $345,436 71:21-10-4 Dee And Pee (Syn) Doreen Drynan 2015
 56 Buck Forty $344,613 38:14-9-6 Danielle Pringle Jason Thompson
57 Flashing Floods $344,390 60:33-8-6 Gerald Cunnold Gerald Cunnold 2007
58 Bessy Boo $336,138 154:44-26-28 Ashley Wilson Christine Proctor
59 Hawk Alone $329,080 77:17-19-13 Mark Rodgers Andrea Dailly 2015
60 Peter Rocket $328,880 67:22-12-17 Lisa Hellmuth Keith Hellmuth 2014
61 Arvo’s Junior $325,420 93:34-11-18 Kali Arvanitis George Arvanitis 2005
62 No Donuts $323,552 53:25-9-3 Brad Canty Anthony Azzopardi
63 Above All $323,260 33:15-5-3 Alison Lee Robert Britton 2016
64 Hot Irish $321,460 74:39-14-8 Damon Fardig Steven Clarke 2013
65 Cosmic Rumble $321,075 41:20-1-9 Steve Kavanagh Darren McDonald 2010
66 Sun Hero $316,950 76:29-21-10 David Chiu Andrea Dailly 2005
67 Train A Journey $316,040 68:30-10-6 Steve Karlusik John Galea 2008
68 David Bale $310,625 73:22-18-11 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2012
69 Trew Millions $308,900 93:32-2-8 Dennis Trewin Tina Womann 2009
70 Carlisle Jack $306,350 62:34-16-3 Max Sanbrook Bobby Douglas 2002
71 Closing Argument $303,930 24:18-2-0 Darren Murray Cameron Taylor 2006
72 Shanlyn Prince $299,815 62:24-10-6 Robert Larsen Darren McDonald 2008
73 Roanokee $297,000 59:40-6-2 Pat Dalton Roger Green 1998
74 Tonk $295,805 31:11-7-4 Striptease (Syn) Brooke Ennis 2014
75 Excite Ability $294,945 40:18-11-4 Deborah Lowe Len Poore 2008
76 Highly Blessed $294,565 47:31-2-3 Doug Ferremi Lorraine Ferremi 1992
77 Go Wild Teddy $294,347 43:30-6-1 Mark Bell Mark Bell 2001
78 El Brooklyn $289,215 43:24-7-2 Seona Thompson Jason Thompson 2013
79 Shared Equity $288,753 72:30-7-7 Champagne (Syn) Chris Halse
80 Jarvis Bale $286,341 109:19-29-28 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2011
81 Zelemar Fever $286,195 75:29-10-11 Weston Weston (Syn) Linda Britton 2014
82 Cintiarna $285,490 58:23-9-5 Sandra Collins Sandra Collins 2013
83 Bells Are Ringin’ $284,177 52:21-8-4 Gerard O’Keeffe Gerard O’Keeffe 2016
84 Marcus Joe $282,400 70:20-15-8 Barry Moloney Barry Moloney 2015
85 One Tree Hill $280,235 83:20-24-11 Lisa Lamb Rob Britton 2001
87 Worm Burner $279,435 56:35-8-5 Cameron Butcher Cameron Butcher
88 Oakvale Destiny $278,995 50:17-7-9 Nathan Wilson Jeffrey Britton 2015
89 Gunnadoo Magic $278,355 70:27-17-4 Ben Howe Rob Britton 2001
90 Queen Lauryn $277,185 48:28-7-4 Steve Hawkins Tony Brett 2009
91 Secret Spell $276,355 45:23-4-2 Paul Westerveld Kelly Bravo 2016
92 Fedex $275,670 79:27-10-7 Barry Moss Jason Thompson 2010
93 Amity Bale $275,195 72:31-13-11 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2009
94 Bobby Boucheau $273,364 79:27-10-7 Barry Moss Angela Jackson 2011
95 Sandi’s Me Mum $272,831 92:62-15-3 Betty Lorrimar Gerry O’Keefe 1991
96 Bell Haven $272,810 67:26-18-3 Cannan Milner (SYN) Edward Medhurst 2013
97 Drill ‘Em $272,525 40:16-9-3 Neil Rowe Dave Knocker 2010
98 Meticulous $269,460 36:16-8-3 Paul Westerveld Mario Briganti 2007
99 Kilty Lad $268,910 50:24-9-2 Joseph Patterson Kelly Bravo 2012
100 Whisky Assassin $266,410 44:27-5-2 Terry Hines Jason Thompson 2005
101 Brad Hilly Billy $262,410 82:30-18-15 Ray Smith Milgate Pringle (SYN)
102 Flash Of Light $261,445 76:32-14-3 Auscot Syndicate Mark Delbridge 2010
 103 Unlawful Entry $259,098 50:17-6-10 Bronte Bravo Brett Bravo
104 Mystic Apple $258,435 72:27-14-3 Val Awramenko Val Awramenko 2012
105 Desalle Bale $257,545 71:29-13-7 Paul Wheeler Jenny Hunt 2013
106 Elektra $255,570 101:29-25-15 Phil Lenehan Keith Harding 2008
107 Proven Nitro $255,545 52:25-6-11 McGrath (Syn) Jason Thompson 2013
108 Born Ali $254,600 90:20-18-12 Noel Mugavin Robert Britton 2014
109 Symmetry $253,680 59:24-10-6 Helen Ivers Rob Britton 2012
110 Miss Grubb $253,160 89:24-15-25 Charlie Northfield Glenda Dart 2007
111 Hallucinate $252,881 38:23-5-1 Tony Lockett Darren McDonald 2004
112 Enry Walt $252,260 66:23-14-6 Gary Ennis Gary Ennis 2011
113 Ronan Izmir $251,905 55:32-7-7 Sally Burns Jason Thompson 2014
114 Dana Beatrice $251,325 65:28-12-9 Wes McDonald Rod McDonald 2010
115 Kiss Me Ketut $250,025 80:24-12-12 David Burnett David Burnett 2015
116 On Coin $250,010 79:32-18-11 Crossley Crossley (Syn) John Crossley 2015
117 Zara Zulu $246,285 26:13-6-2 Geoff Collins Ros Hume 2012
118 Shereen Bale $246,205 67:20-14-13 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2012
119 Dalgetty $244,270 34:16-7-1 Veetee Living The Dream Syndicate Jason Thompson
120 Go Forever $243,500 87:34-22-4 Dennis Trewin Tina Womann 2006
121 Classic Capri $242,836 47:23-6-4 Glen Rounds Judy Hayley 2002
123 St. Pierre $242,050 68:23-12-8 Christopher Nutt Debbie Cannan 2011
124 Ring The Bell $241,798 55:16-16-6 Gerard O’Keeffe Gerard O’Keeffe
125 Vocal Enforcer $241,025 76:33-15-16 Pete & Rod Noden Andrew McLaren 2013
126 Ritza Hattie $240,490 50:19-14-9 Mark Gatt Mark Gatt 2015
127 Miss Spicy $240,045 30:19-5-1 Sarah Pringle Troy Murray 2006
128 Lektra Jay $239,550 99:28-15-16 Phil Lenehan Andrea Dailly 2012
129 Octane Show $236,835 74:31-10-9 Tyrone Whittington Darren McDonald 2011
130 Miss Brook $235,830 87:38-20-11 Paul Felgate Paul Felgate 2008
131 Modern Assassin $234,206 78:40-12-5 Mary Mugavin-Brown Mary Mugavin-Brown 2003
132 Suellen Bale $233,058 120:53-12-13 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2001
133 Regal Thyme $232,795 57:23-9-3 Graham Long Graham Long 2009
134 Rewind $232,540 100:61-20-6 Maurie Strickland Maurie Strickland 2013
135 Cosmic Wise $231,425 100:26-16-12 Brona Lane Racing Syndicate Justin Wright 2016
136 Elite Blue Size $230,886 54:33-7-3 Julie Edmondson Reg Kay 2011
137 Lord Ducal $230,715 43:11-8-3 Jenny Roberts Jon Roberts 2011
138 Fallen Zorro $229,375 52:20-11-9 Colin Garrity Shane Whitney 2009
139 Classy Customer $229,370 90:26-16-14 Bobby Douglas Jason Mackay 2006
140 Size Can Matter $229,325 44:20-9-5 Julie Edmondson Reg Kay 2009
141 Tasman Queen $229,175 63:21-11-6 Bill Butler Rob Britton 2008
142 Jesaulenko $227,070 51:25-7-7 Terri Morris Terri Morris
143 Xtreme Knocka $225,580 96:33-22-11 John Macri John Macri
144 Jaimandy Coops $225,195 56:23-5-6 Bernie Donohue Paul Donohue 2008
145 Cheetah Zorro $224,815 67:15-11-12 Heawood Joseph (Syn) Rob Britton 2014
146 Miss Hot Gossip $222,895 66:34-12-3 Dave Robartson Jason Thompson 2008
147 Chinatown Lad $222,730 47:21-11-6 Katrina Gregory Shane Whitney 2009
148 Mandagery Man $222,660 55:27-12-8 Frank Goldsack Sam Sultana 2008
149 Don Chendo $222,290 86:26-15-6 Joy Davis Len Ketalaar 2012
150 Pedrosa $221,670 50:30-8-2 Paul Stuart Paul Stuart 2011
151 Reggemite $220,285 51:34-3-2 Gary Weston Linda Britton 1999
152 Allen Harper $219,105 31:18-2-3 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2012
153 So Seductive $218,905 59:20-14-7 Tyson Barton Kel Greenough 2011
154 Lilley Criminal $217,988 62:24-8-9 Allen Williams Anthony Azzopardi 2009
155 Mint Magic $214,770 37:25-5-1 Ray Watson Ray Watson 2000
156 Edie Beauchamp $214,300 75:27-14-6 Ken Wright Mary Wright 2006
157 Cosmic Chief $212,640 55:23-9-7 Peter Brown Darren Brown 2011
158 Surgeon $212,250 18:13-10 Michael Johnston Darren McDonald 2008
159 Stagger $211,310 137:64-26-12 Garry Selkrig Garry Selkrig 2015
160 Next Top Model $210,950 47:20-8-6 John McGeary Jason Thompson 2010
161 Tonneli Bale $210,537 67:22-8-11 Paul Wheeler Graeme Bate 2012
162 Arvo’s Express $209,595 115:34-20-18 Kali Arvanitis Tina Womann 2001
163 Shimaguni $209,448 42:21-7-3 David Gleeson Andrea Dailly 2012
164 Prankster $209,430 73:19-8-13 Richard Lynch Rob Britton 2011
165 Birthday Boy $208,383 102:26-29-13 Cliff Justin Steve Elsum 2011
166 Trewly Special $205,405 83:22-13-16 Dennis Trewin Tina Womann 2006
167 Silver Saul $205,405 79:36-17-9 Angela Modra Angela Modra 2003
168 Fantastic Spiral $204,634 44:24-5-7 Jason Fletcher Jason Fletcher 2016
169 Tonight’s Wish $204,325 43:21-9-4 John Panetta Jeffrey Britton 1999
170 Thirty Talks $201,291 32:20-0-2 Leonard Antonio Tony Brett
171 Did I Entertain $200,475 99:30-12-17 Robert Arnold Robert Arnold 2011
172 Bentley Babe $200,254 62:28-9-8 Phil Ruddal Peter Dapiran 2002
173 Miss Elly Mint $199,540 66:44-7-5 Ray Watson Robert Smith 2009

 

– Still actively racing
*Updated 2:06pm, Monday December 5, 2016.

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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  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.