Greyhound of the Month - March 2019

Greyhound of the Month award for March went to the Steve Bartholomew trained Galactic Athena whose highlight for the month was winning the Mount Gambier Cup final on her home track at only her 6th lifetime start. 

The daughter of Paddy Whacker and Galactic Rumball started the month off with a surprising defeat at Murray Bridge as a short priced favourite when running second after she came up from the South East with high expectations. She confirmed the boom on her with a scintillating win in her heat of the Mount Gambier Cup when she came up against highly seasoned sprinters and won well in a slick 29.58 to progress through to the final. In the final she drew box 2 and raced just off the pace but she knuckled down in the final straight to win in fine style, in a flying 29.43 and giving her trainer and connections one of their biggest thrills in racing.

At the end of the month, Galactic Athena’s record stood at only 6 starts for 4 wins and 2 placings and earnings around $18,000 and certainly looks to have a bright future ahead.