Greyhound Prize Money Records

Greyhound racing
Fernando Bale (pink rug) is the top prize money earner.

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

Fanta Bale

$1,105,775

54:36-7-5

Paul Wheeler

Rob Britton

4

Sweet It Is

$944,954

65:23-16-6

Braden Finn

Two Bear’s (Syn)

2015

5

Xylia Allen

$743,730

83:40-13-12

Janice Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2014

6

Dyna Villa

$722,618

54:27-9-9

Brendan Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2015

7

Miata

$715,508

51:42-2-4

Nicole Wheeler-Whye

Paul Stuart

2013

8

Ando’s Mac

$687,931

60:28-10-7

L Anderson & M Alderdice

Anthony Azzopardi

9

Aston Dee Bee

$683,025

50:29-5-5

Ray Borda

Seona Thompson

10

Destini Fireball

$631,195

65:25-11-7

Riverwalk (Syn)

Norm Rinaldi

2014

11

Glen Gallon

$618,827

71:37-11-4

Velocity Lodge PTN (Syn)

Tony Brett

2013

12

High Earner

$610,070

69:33-13-8

Dave Robartson

Kelvyn Greenough

2011

13

Dyna Nalin

$589,995

57:30-12-6

Brendan Wheeler

Paul Stuart

2014

14

Black Magic Opal

$586,215

48:35-6-1

Black Opal (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2014

15

El Grand Senor

$581,335

43:35-4-1

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

2011

16

Keybow

$581,173

58:27-9-7

Kelvin Lean

Tony Brett

2015

17

Irma Bale

$579,466

90:37-25-6

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2013

18

Buckle Up Wes

$551,965

53:30-8-5

Johnson Sutton (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2015

19

Dundee Osprey

$538,600

61:21-10-10

Geoff Scott-Smith

Geoff Scott-Smith

2010

 20

Zambora Brockie

$531,503

53:31-4-8

Charlie Azzopardi

Anthony Azzopardi

2017

21

Radley Bale

$531,465

102:37-20-7

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

22

Rapid Journey

$530,995

54:33-6-5

Jane Carruthers

Jane Carruthers

1998

23

Dyna Tron

$519,753

61:31-7-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2012

24

El Galo

$519,380

71:44-13-6

Seona Thompson

David Robartson

2009

25

Luca Neveelk

$518,450

48:29-8-4

Paul Kleeven

Gerald Kleeven

2015

26

Burn One Down

$507,599

54:34-9-4

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

2017

27

Lady Toy

$490,182

98:27-22-18

Norma Gost

Brooke Ennis

2016

28

Bogie Leigh

$488,335

68:41-12-5

Les Bein

Tony Brett

2004

29

My Bro Fabio

$478,585

51:26-10-4

Michelle Jones

Brooke Ennis

2015

30

Got A Moment

$477,626

36:15-6-4

Diane Buxton

Jason Thompson

2013

31

He Knows Uno

$476,724

82:34-21-12

Lillian Patterson

Mick Patterson

2013

32

Spud Regis

$460,830

40:17-5-8

Treloar (SYN)

Andrea Dailly

2014

 33

Striker Light

$460,300

41:21-8-1

Farrugia Bravo SYN

Brett Bravo

 34

Up Hill Jill

$457,696

54:28-18-2

Rose Geall

David Geall

35

Mantra Lad

$455,985

56:26-10-7

Marty Hallinan

Graeme Jose

2010

36

Dashing Corsair

$455,665

124:57-16-14

Paddy Fitch

Dwyer Lennon

2011

37

Space Star

$453,900

39:25-4-5

Camilla Limon

Robert Britton

2015

38

Star Recall

$445,785

71:40-8-4

Kevin Dover

Jeff Britton

2016

39

Cindeen Shelby

$443,895

55:32-9-3

Ray Parkinson

Kel Greenough

2010

40

Betty’s Angel

$441,570

43:20-5-5

Dianne Bartolo

Paul Bartolo

2008

41

Dyna Lachlan

$438,215

47:26-5-6

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2010

42

Paua To Burn

$434,705

58:28-7-6

Steve White

Steve White

2006

43

Paw Licking

$430,600

54:32-11-3

Allan Lang

Kelvyn Greenough

2014

44

Grigorieva Bale

$429,055

51:17-14-5

Paul Wheeler

Andrea Dailly

2013

45

Slater

$419,565

58:28-7-6

Robert Jackson

Darren Murray

2008

46

Brett Lee

$405,106

38:30-5-0

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2001

 47

Cyndie’s Magic

$403,059

140:44-36-23

Bill Elson

Bill Elson

48

Aston Bolero

$399,315

91:53:15-7

Ray Borda

Jason Thompson

2017

49

Miss Slick

$395,345

100:30-28-5

Pam Julien

Max Julien

2010

 50

Buck Forty

$389,973

54:19-11-8

Danielle Pringle

Jason Thompson

2017

51

Lamia Bale

$383,055

80:23-16-13

Paul Wheeler

Steve Collins

2015

52

Tenthill Doll

$382,660

57:32-10-7

Ray Richards

Harry Sarkis

1997

53

Ring The Bell

$381,297

81:32-18-9

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

54

Worm Burner

$380,395

84:48-10-10

Cameron Butcher

Cameron Butcher

55

Don’t Knocka Him

$380,089

51:25-8-8

Reginald Kay

Reginald Kay

2012

56

Velocette

$379,650

65: 26:11:3

Ron McCullagh

Graeme Bate

2009

57

Jesaulenko

$377,640

85:39-17-11

Terri Morris

Terri Morris

58

Blue Lorian

$375,738

57:32-10-7

Peter Whye

Peter Whye

2011

59

Moreira

$372,823

38:15-9-3

Adean Manolitsis

Jason Thompson

2016

60

Thirty Talks

$366,127

48:29-1-4

Leonard Antonio

Tony Brett

61

Oaks Road

$364,280

50:20-11-5

Ed Kingswell

Mark Gatt

2012

62

Proven Impala

$362,895

80:31-11-10

Larissa Darragh

Joe Borg

2013

63

Kantarn Bale

$357,850

78:45-10-5

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2002

64

Awesome Project

$357,310

69:31-12-10

Bradley Canty

Bradley Canty

2015

65

Bombastic Shiraz

$355,915

35:18-6-5

Darren Cairns

Darren Cairns

2003

66

Flying Amy

$354,105

57:42-4-5

Eric Tedford

Ron Ball

1996

67

Chica Destacada

$345,436

71:21-10-4

Dee And Pee (Syn)

Doreen Drynan

2015

68

Flashing Floods

$344,390

60:33-8-6

Gerald Cunnold

Gerald Cunnold

2007

69

Bessy Boo

$338,023

158:44-27-28

Ashley Wilson

Christine Proctor

2016

70

Hawk Alone

$329,080

77:17-19-13

Mark Rodgers

Andrea Dailly

2015

71

Peter Rocket

$328,880

67:22-12-17

Lisa Hellmuth

Keith Hellmuth

2014

72

Lightning Frank

$326,987

39:19-6-6

Hashtag Syndicate

Mathew Wright

73

Arvo’s Junior

$325,420

93:34-11-18

Kali Arvanitis

George Arvanitis

2005

74

No Donuts

$323,552

53:25-9-3

Brad Canty

Anthony Azzopardi

2016

75

Above All

$323,260

33:15-5-3

Alison Lee

Robert Britton

2016

76

Hot Irish

$321,460

74:39-14-8

Damon Fardig

Steven Clarke

2013

 77

Mister Twister

$321,260

45:19-13-3

Tiger Seven Syndicate

Jason Mackay

78

Cosmic Rumble

$321,075

41:20-1-9

Steve Kavanagh

Darren McDonald

2010

79

Sun Hero

$316,950

76:29-21-10

David Chiu

Andrea Dailly

2005

80

Train A Journey

$316,040

68:30-10-6

Steve Karlusik

John Galea

2008

81

David Bale

$310,625

73:22-18-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

82

Trew Millions

$308,900

93:32-2-8

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2009

83

Carlisle Jack

$306,350

62:34-16-3

Max Sanbrook

Bobby Douglas

2002

84

Trip To Eden

$305,407

48:18-11-6

Stephen Connor

Jason Thompson

85

Closing Argument

$303,930

24:18-2-0

Darren Murray

Cameron Taylor

2006

86

Shanlyn Prince

$299,815

62:24-10-6

Robert Larsen

Darren McDonald

2008

87

Roanokee

$297,000

59:40-6-2

Pat Dalton

Roger Green

1998

88

Tonk

$295,805

31:11-7-4

Striptease (Syn)

Brooke Ennis

2014

89

Excite Ability

$294,945

40:18-11-4

Deborah Lowe

Len Poore

2008

90

Highly Blessed

$294,565

47:31-2-3

Doug Ferremi

Lorraine Ferremi

1992

91

Go Wild Teddy

$294,347

43:30-6-1

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

2001

92

Shared Equity

$291,913

78:31-8-9

Champagne (Syn)

Chris Halse

2017

93

Pantera Nera

$290,341

74:34-14-8

Gavin Burke

Gavin Burke

94

El Brooklyn

$289,215

43:24-7-2

Seona Thompson

Jason Thompson

2013

 95

Unlawful Entry

$288,483

73:22-15-13

Bronte Bravo

Brett Bravo

2017

96

Equanimity

$287,560

44:18-4-6

Robbie Brankstone

Enzo Crudeli

97

Brad Hilly Billy

$286,460

94:35-22-15

Ray Smith

Ray Smith

2017

98

Jarvis Bale

$286,341

109:19-29-28

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2011

99

Zelemar Fever

$286,195

75:29-10-11

Weston Weston (Syn)

Linda Britton

2014

100

Cintiarna

$285,490

58:23-9-5

Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

2013

101

Bogie Bekim

$285,300

64:25-13-4

Les Bein

Ben Rawlings

102

Bells Are Ringin’

$284,177

52:21-8-4

Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe

2016

103

Marcus Joe

$282,400

70:20-15-8

Barry Moloney

Barry Moloney

2015

104

One Tree Hill

$280,235

83:20-24-11

Lisa Lamb

Rob Britton

2001

105

Oakvale Destiny

$278,995

50:17-7-9

Nathan Wilson

Jeffrey Britton

2015

106

Gunnadoo Magic

$278,355

70:27-17-4

Ben Howe

Rob Britton

2001

107

Queen Lauryn

$277,185

48:28-7-4

Steve Hawkins

Tony Brett

2009

108

Secret Spell

$276,355

45:23-4-2

Paul Westerveld

Kelly Bravo

2016

109

Fedex

$275,670

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Jason Thompson

2010

110

Amity Bale

$275,195

72:31-13-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2009

111

Bobby Boucheau

$273,364

79:27-10-7

Barry Moss

Angela Jackson

2011

112

Sandi’s Me Mum

$272,831

92:62-15-3

Betty Lorrimar

Gerry O’Keefe

1991

113

Bell Haven

$272,810

67:26-18-3

Cannan Milner (SYN)

Edward Medhurst

2013

114

Drill ‘Em

$272,525

40:16-9-3

Neil Rowe

Dave Knocker

2010

115

Meticulous

$269,460

36:16-8-3

Paul Westerveld

Mario Briganti

2007

116

Kilty Lad

$268,910

50:24-9-2

Joseph Patterson

Kelly Bravo

2012

117

Whisky Assassin

$266,410

44:27-5-2

Terry Hines

Jason Thompson

2005

118

Weblec Belle

$263,595

112:27-23-18

Weber Loechel (SYN)

Chris Halse

119

Bruce Tycoon

$263,400

123:34-24-14

Odds and Evens Syn

Rob Britton

120

Flash Of Light

$261,445

76:32-14-3

Auscot Syndicate

Mark Delbridge

2010

121

Mystic Apple

$258,435

72:27-14-3

Val Awramenko

Val Awramenko

2012

122

Desalle Bale

$257,545

71:29-13-7

Paul Wheeler

Jenny Hunt

2013

123

Elektra

$255,570

101:29-25-15

Phil Lenehan

Keith Harding

2008

124

Proven Nitro

$255,545

52:25-6-11

McGrath (Syn)

Jason Thompson

2013

125

Born Ali

$254,600

90:20-18-12

Noel Mugavin

Robert Britton

2014

126

Symmetry

$253,680

59:24-10-6

Helen Ivers

Rob Britton

2012

127

Blazin’ Bomber

$253,210

60:27-11-7

Four Frothys Syndicate

Darren Pattinson

2017

128

Miss Grubb

$253,160

89:24-15-25

Charlie Northfield

Glenda Dart

2007

129

Hallucinate

$252,881

38:23-5-1

Tony Lockett

Darren McDonald

2004

130

Enry Walt

$252,260

66:23-14-6

Gary Ennis

Gary Ennis

2011

131

Ronan Izmir

$251,905

55:32-7-7

Sally Burns

Jason Thompson

2014

132

Dana Beatrice

$251,325

65:28-12-9

Wes McDonald

Rod McDonald

2010

133

Kiss Me Ketut

$250,025

80:24-12-12

David Burnett

David Burnett

2015

134

On Coin

$250,010

79:32-18-11

Crossley Crossley (Syn)

John Crossley

2015
135

Pepper Fire

$247,250

81:24-24-14

Halse Britton (SYN)

Chris Halse

136

Zara Zulu

$246,285

26:13-6-2

Geoff Collins

Ros Hume

2012

137

Shereen Bale

$246,205

67:20-14-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

 138

Thunder Rama

$245,602

183:46-48-20

Kerr Hore Syndicate

John Iwanyk

2017

139

Dalgetty

$244,270

34:16-7-1

Veetee Living The Dream Syndicate

Jason Thompson

2016

140

Go Forever

$243,500

87:34-22-4

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

141

Classic Capri

$242,836

47:23-6-4

Glen Rounds

Judy Hayley

2002

142

St. Pierre

$242,050

68:23-12-8

Christopher Nutt

Debbie Cannan

2011

143

Vocal Enforcer

$241,025

76:33-15-16

Pete & Rod Noden

Andrew McLaren

2013

144

Ritza Hattie

$240,490

50:19-14-9

Mark Gatt

Mark Gatt

2015

145

Miss Spicy

$240,045

30:19-5-1

Sarah Pringle

Troy Murray

2006

146

Lektra Jay

$239,550

99:28-15-16

Phil Lenehan

Andrea Dailly

2012

147

Octane Show

$236,835

74:31-10-9

Tyrone Whittington

Darren McDonald

2011

148

Miss Brook

$235,830

87:38-20-11

Paul Felgate

Paul Felgate

2008

149

Modern Assassin

$234,206

78:40-12-5

Mary Mugavin-Brown

Mary Mugavin-Brown

2003

150

Suellen Bale

$233,058

120:53-12-13

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2001

151

Regal Thyme

$232,795

57:23-9-3

Graham Long

Graham Long

2009

152

Rewind

$232,540

100:61-20-6

Maurie Strickland

Maurie Strickland

2013

153

Cosmic Wise

$231,425

100:26-16-12

Brona Lane Racing Syndicate

Justin Wright

2016

154

Outside Pass

$232,315

63:27-10-6

That Will Do Me (SYN)

Tony Apap

155

Elite Blue Size

$230,886

54:33-7-3

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2011

156

Lord Ducal

$230,715

43:11-8-3

Jenny Roberts

Jon Roberts

2011

157

Fallen Zorro

$229,375

52:20-11-9

Colin Garrity

Shane Whitney

2009

158

Classy Customer

$229,370

90:26-16-14

Bobby Douglas

Jason Mackay

2006

159

Size Can Matter

$229,325

44:20-9-5

Julie Edmondson

Reg Kay

2009

160

Tasman Queen

$229,175

63:21-11-6

Bill Butler

Rob Britton

2008

161

Fast Times

$229,050

25:14-3-1

Terry Hill

Tony Brett

162

Chasin’ Crackers

$226,156

35:14-10-5

David Carroll

Glenn Rounds

163

Xtreme Knocka

$225,580

96:33-22-11

John Macri

John Macri

2016

164

Jaimandy Coops

$225,195

56:23-5-6

Bernie Donohue

Paul Donohue

2008

165

Cheetah Zorro

$224,815

67:15-11-12

Heawood Joseph (Syn)

Rob Britton

2014

166

Miss Hot Gossip

$222,895

66:34-12-3

Dave Robartson

Jason Thompson

2008

167

Chinatown Lad

$222,730

47:21-11-6

Katrina Gregory

Shane Whitney

2009

168

Mandagery Man

$222,660

55:27-12-8

Frank Goldsack

Sam Sultana

2008

169

Don Chendo

$222,290

86:26-15-6

Joy Davis

Len Ketalaar

2012

170

Pedrosa

$221,670

50:30-8-2

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

2011

171

Reggemite

$220,285

51:34-3-2

Gary Weston

Linda Britton

1999

172

Allen Harper

$219,105

31:18-2-3

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

173

So Seductive

$218,905

59:20-14-7

Tyson Barton

Kel Greenough

2011

174

Lilley Criminal

$217,988

62:24-8-9

Allen Williams

Anthony Azzopardi

2009

175

Mint Magic

$214,770

37:25-5-1

Ray Watson

Ray Watson

2000

176

Edie Beauchamp

$214,300

75:27-14-6

Ken Wright

Mary Wright

2006

177

Cosmic Chief

$212,640

55:23-9-7

Peter Brown

Darren Brown

2011

178

Surgeon

$212,250

18:13-10

Michael Johnston

Darren McDonald

2008

179

Stagger

$211,310

137:64-26-12

Garry Selkrig

Garry Selkrig

2015

180

Next Top Model

$210,950

47:20-8-6

John McGeary

Jason Thompson

2010

181

Tonneli Bale

$210,537

67:22-8-11

Paul Wheeler

Graeme Bate

2012

182

Arvo’s Express

$209,595

115:34-20-18

Kali Arvanitis

Tina Womann

2001

1833

Shimaguni

$209,448

42:21-7-3

David Gleeson

Andrea Dailly

2012

184

Prankster

$209,430

73:19-8-13

Richard Lynch

Rob Britton

2011

185

Birthday Boy

$208,383

102:26-29-13

Cliff Justin

Steve Elsum

2011

186

Fabregal

$207,400

75:41-13-9

Terry Mccallum

Lyn Smith

187

Trewly Special

$205,405

83:22-13-16

Dennis Trewin

Tina Womann

2006

188

Silver Saul

$205,405

79:36-17-9

Angela Modra

Angela Modra

2003

189

Fantastic Spiral

$204,634

44:24-5-7

Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

2016

190

Tonight’s Wish

$204,325

43:21-9-4

John Panetta

Jeffrey Britton

1999

191

Did I Entertain

$200,475

99:30-12-17

Robert Arnold

Robert Arnold

2011

192

Bentley Babe

$200,254

62:28-9-8

Phil Ruddal

Peter Dapiran

2002

193

Miss Elly Mint

$199,540

66:44-7-5

Ray Watson

Robert Smith

2009

 

– Still actively racing

*Updated 10.05am Tuesday December 12, 2017.

Will anyone ever 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 three greyhounds to have broken the $1 million prizemoney barrier, Fernando Bale, Dyna Double One and Fanta Bale – all of which are owned by leviathan breeder Paul Wheeler.

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.