2017 UBET Greyhound of the Year

 

The Greyhound of the Year Selection Panel met today and determined the Finalists for the 2017 UBET SA Greyhound of the Year.

The panel members will now cast their individual votes on the title, with the winner announced at the Awards Dinner at Gawler on Friday 2nd February. The Greyhound of the Year Panel members are also voting on the SA Bred GOTY, SA Distance GOTY and SA Sprinting GOTY to be announced at the Awards Dinner.

The Finalists are: 

BOGIE BEKIM


2017 Starts 29-1sts 16, 2nds 6, 3rds 0
(Bekim Bale x Bogie Skye)
Owner – Les Bein
Trainer – Ben Rawlings
2017 Prizemoney $260,536

Greyhound of the Month – February, April & October - (scored votes in 7 months)

Won
Final WA Galaxy (G1 – second in Heat)
Heat Association Cup (G1 – second in Final)
Heat & Final SA Distance Championship
Final State National Distance Championship (G1 – second in Heat, sixth National Final)
Premier’s Cup
Sky Racing Topgun Stayers Invitation (G2)
Heat Summer Cup (G3 – eighth in Final)

Fourth
Heat Sandown Cup (G1)
Heat Bold Trease (G1)

Fifth
Zoom Top Invitation (G1)

Sixth
Heat Super Stayers (G1)

Best Times: 34.77 (600m Angle Park)
42.97 (731m Angle Parkr)
42.22 (715m Cannington)
41.96 (720m Wentworth Park)
42.62 (725m The Meadows)



CAIRNLEA KENNY

2017 Starts 37-1sts 15, 2nds 11, 3rds 2
(Premier Fantasy x Cairnlea Elle)
Owner – Jan Hubbard
Trainer – Petar Jovanovic
2017 Prizemoney $48,420

Greyhound of the Month – September- (scored votes in 3 months)

Won
Heat Adelaide Cup (G1 – eighth in Final)

Second
Heat State National Sprint Championship (second in SA Final)

Third
Heat Kings & Queens Feature (fifth in Final)

Fifth
Heat Gawler Cup (G3)
Heat Silver Chief (G1)

Seventh
Heat Warrnambool Classic (G2)

Best Times: 29.47 (515m Angle Park)



HIGH EDEN FROST


2017 Starts 32-1sts 12, 2nds 9, 3rds 5
(Banjo Boy x Zardae)
Owner – Antony & Jan Jones
Trainer – Jan Jones
2017 Prizemoney $49,495

Greyhound of the Month –  (scored votes in 2 months)

Won
Heat Heat & Semi Final Gawler Produce (third in Final) 
Heat State National Sprint Championship (sixth in SA Final)
Heat Gawler Cup (G3 – third in Final)
 
Second
Heat Adelaide Cup (G1 – third in Final)

Best Times: 29.71 (515m Angle Park)
30.58 (531m Gawler)



ON FIRE

2017 Starts 34-1sts 21, 2nds 8, 3rds 2
(Bekim Bale x Alana Blues) (SA Bred)
Owner – Cameron Butcher
Trainer - Cameron Butcher
2017 Prizemoney $105,100

Greyhound of the Month – May, June, July & August - (scored votes in 7 months)

Won
Final SA St Leger (second in Heat) 
Final SA Anniversary Cup (second in Heat)
Heat & Final State National Sprint Championship (G1 – second in National Final)

Best Times: 29.44 (515m Angle Park)
31.08 (531m Gawler)
* Won 13 Metropolitan races in a row from April to July 



WINDMILL HAZE

2017 Starts 43 -1sts 18, 2nds 5, 3rds 5
(Barcia Bale x Contrary Mary)(SA Bred)
Owner – Ken Gill
Trainer – Ken Gill 
2017 Prizemoney $57,570

Greyhound of the Month – November - (scored votes in 1 month)

Won
Heat SA St Leger (third in Final)
Heat Kings & Queens Feature (sixth in Final)
Heat & Final Gawler Gold Cup (G3)

Fourth
Heat Adelaide Cup (G1)

Best Times: 29.88 (515m Angle Park)
                        35.05 (600m Angle Park)
                        30.74 (531m Gawler)